03.31.20

CMS Provides Regulatory Relief on Staffing, Paperwork as COVID-19 Cases Surge

Source: FierceHealthcare

The Trump administration released a raft of regulatory changes intended to bolster hospitals including setting up alternative sites of care and methods to rapidly boost healthcare workers, according to a FierceHealthcare report. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) outlined the changes Monday that will continue through the duration of the COVID-19 emergency declaration. CMS got the authority to make the changes through President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration and emergency rule-making.

“This unprecedented temporary relaxation in regulation will help the healthcare system deal with patient surges by giving it tools and support to create non-traditional care sites and staff them quickly,” CMS Administrator Seema Verma said in a statement Monday.

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