Reducing Burdensome Compliance and Fiscal Implications of Hospital Regulations
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) periodically updates the Medicare and Medicaid Conditions of Participation, which Pennsylvania hospitals must comply with to receive federal reimbursement. These regulations range from influencing hospital governance, medical staff and nursing services, to medical records, outpatient services, and infection prevention control.
At the state level, policymakers pass laws, that when implemented through regulation, also impact daily operations. HAP advocates at both the state and federal level to reduce the burdensome compliance and fiscal implications these regulations may have on Pennsylvania hospitals, allowing them to provide the right care, at the right time, and in the right setting.