The American Medical Association is asking members to complete a Web survey on federal government regulations most burdensome to their practices.
The survey follows a Jan. 18 Executive Order from President Obama that all government agencies conduct a retrospective analysis of existing rules "that may be outmoded, ineffective, insufficient, or excessively burdensome."
The survey lists 15 regulatory issues and asks participants to select their top three. Issues with a strong health information technology component include expedite implementation of the reform law's administrative simplification provisions, establish greater flexibility of thresholds and reporting requirements for I.T. systems, synchronize reporting metrics and periods for incentive programs, and simplify the Medicare e-prescribing program.
"We are seeking physicians' input on rules and regulations that increase their administrative costs and paperwork burden, or that interfere with patient care without a significant benefit to patients and/or the government," according to AMA. The survey is available at ama-assn.org/go/regrelief.
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