CMS strives to address administrative complexities such as through efforts to standardize claims edits and prior authorization. CMS believes strongly that the pervasive nature of hassle factors must be addressed across the spectrum and in a manner coordinated throughout organized medicine. By reducing the administrative burden, we will cut waste in the health care system.
Studies show that:
- U.S. physicians spend 66 percent more than other benchmark countries on administrative-related costs.
- A minimum of $55 billion is wasted annually in unnecessary administrative costs.
- Colorado physicians and physicians across the country measure alarming levels of career-threatening burnout as a consequence of pervasive “hassle factors” in the practice environment in which they work.
- There is a link to excessive administrative burdens with increased care redundancy, as well as preventable errors.
- Administratively simple and transparent care delivery systems enhance care efficiency, value and outcomes.