The House Ways and Means Committee has released a report detailing its efforts to date to reduce red tape in the delivery of health care and to present steps it might take in the future to continue with that process.
In the first stage of its red tape project, Ways and Means solicited stakeholder input and heard from nearly 300 stakeholder groups. Next, it hosted roundtable discussions with various groups to review the issues they raised. Now, following publication of its report, the committee plans to work in consultation with the administration to advance legislation to address some of the challenges that have been brought to its attention.
Among the most frequently mentioned challenges brought to Ways and Means’ attention were:
- The need for improved flexibility to provide telehealth services
- Challenges associated with the Stark law
- Documentation and reporting burdens
Learn more about the committee’s work and the issues brought to its attention in its report “Medicare Red Tape Relief,” which can be found here.