Premier lists rule relaxations that should be made permanent, post-pandemic

Healthcare IT News

Mike Miliard

The group tells CMS and Congress that two-dozen "cumbersome" regulations, many related to telehealth, that were waived or relaxed in response to the COVID-19 should stay that way.

In letters sent Thursday, both to Congress the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Premier made the case that some two-dozen federal regulatory waivers – enacted early in the coronavirus pandemic to enable rapid response to COVID-19 – should be made permanent once the public health emergency has ended.

In separate letters to Congressional leadership and CMS Administrator Seema Verma, the Premier healthcare alliance applauded the flexibility from various federal agencies since the coronavirus crisis.

It also pointed out that "many of the waivers and temporary regulatory changes granted during this period have highlighted key opportunities to...

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