CMS Cuts Red Tape, Providers to Save $5B

The new Medicare rules' greatest savings will come from provisions that broaden the definition of a hospital's medical staff in a way that allows hospitals to grant privileges to both physicians and non-physicians, even if they're not on staff.

2 comments on "CMS Cuts Red Tape, Providers to Save $5B"
Tom (5/15/2012 at 11:39 AM)

Robert you are totally wrong on all fronts. During the Bush administration as of this time in his Presidency he had enacted 942 regulations. Obama is at 886 for the same time frame. The savings are real. This is money now being spent that will not have to be spent in the future. Your irrational hatred of Obama is yours to have (silly as it is) but please try and have some facts available before you post.
Robert (5/11/2012 at 9:40 AM)

So, CMS makes a bunch of unnecessary rules and then relaxes them and takes credit for $5 billion in fictitious "savings". When they made the rules did they say "this will cost $5 billion?". Now Obama will crow about how he is tackling bureaucracy when his administration has [INVALID]d more rules and red tape then all previous administrations combined.


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