Medicare “Patients Over Paperwork” Initiative Supported by OSMA

OSMA joined the American Medical Association (AMA) and many other health care provider organizations in signing a letter supporting the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) “Patients Over Paperwork” initiative. This effort is designed to reduce administrative burdens for physicians and other health care related providers in order to devote more time related to quality patient care. Excessive Evaluation and Management (E/M) documentation is quite often duplicative and can create difficulties in finding important patient medical information. To see a copy of the letter to CMS, click here.