Modern Healthcare asked healthcare trade groups which requirements they'd like to see killed when the Trump team starts culling federal regulations as a part of its new "one-In, two-out" policy for new federal rules. Here's a sampling of what they said:
American Hospital Association
• Cancel Stage 3 of the “meaningful use” program, which outlines requirements for provider use of electronic health records.
• Remove “faulty” hospital quality measures.
• Eliminate Medicare's 25% rule for long-term acute-care hospitals, which reduces reimbursement if the facility admits more than 25% of patients from a single hospital.
Healthcare Supply Chain Association
• Abandon FDA guidance requiring unique suffixes on biosimilar names, which GPOs say may discourage clinicians from prescribing the less expensive copies.
Medical Group Management Association
• Standardize physician credentialing across all payers by eliminating Medicare's PECOS system (and the related regulatory scheme) in favor of the industry standard CAQH.
• Significantly simplify the Stark Law regulations, which even former Rep. Pete Stark has stated have made his original law unrecognizable.
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
• Eliminate Stark Law regulations, especially ones that limit physicians from providing therapeutic equipment directly to Medicare patients.
Urgent Care Association of America
• Reduce EHR meaningful use attestation requirements for physicians for the 2016 performance year.