Statement attributed to:
David O. Barbe, M.D.
President, American Medical Association

“We are encouraged by CMS Administrator Seema Verma’s announcement to increase the availability of patient information. One way to do this is to remove unnecessary regulation and focus on interoperability. Having frequently communicated with CMS about our concerns with the reporting requirements under Advancing Care Information, we are hopeful the ACI overhaul outlined today will move us away from prescriptive measurements and toward using technology to improve patient health outcomes and patient access to data. We look forward to working with the administration in fleshing out the details to ensure that physicians get to spend more time caring for their patients and less time on administrative tasks. There is room for improvement, and we are excited that Administrator Verma agrees.”

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