August 15, 2019

ACR Responds to CMS Request for Information to Put Patients Over Paperwork

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Reducing Administrative Burden to Put Patients over Paperwork Request for Information on June 6, 2019. The ACR took this opportunity to submit comments to CMS in support of CMS’ Patients over Paperwork initiative.

The ACR’s comments stressed the important role that the Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) program will have with the broader Patients over Paperwork initiative. Unlike time consuming prior authorization programs that can ultimately delay and even overrule a physician’s medical judgement and deny a patient from receiving a procedure, there is no “hard stop” to the AUC ordering process.

Read the ACR’s comment letter to CMS.