Shortly after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the creation of the Office of Burden Reduction and Health Informatics, which CMS explains was established to unify the agency’s efforts to reduce regulatory and administrative burden, the Alliance provided feedback to its new head, Dr. Mary Greene, on ways to reduce administrative burden on specialists and other physicians. The specialty coalition focused on long-standing issues that create burden and delay medically necessary care, such as prior authorizations, step therapy, narrow provider networks and other challenges with the Quality Payment Program (QPP), including the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). The Alliance invited Dr. Greene to discuss these and other ideas in greater detail to ensure access and care by specialty medicine physicians.  Click on the link below to access the letter.

Alliance Letter to Mary Greene