Tag Archives: Administrative Burdens

KMA Signs On to AMA Letter Regarding Proposed Changes to Physician Payment Rule

Posted Aug. 29, 2018 During KMA’s 2018 Annual Meeting, held this past weekend at the Louisville Marriott East, newly inaugurated president Bruce Scott, M.D. of Louisville spoke of the importance of physicians unifying around issues on which there was consensus, which includes reduction of administrative burdens. Yesterday, the American Medical Association (AMA), together with 150 health groups representing almost every specialty and state medical associations, including KMA, sent a letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Director Seema Verma applauding

Improved consistency and fewer burdens for quality measurement reporting

Posted July 5, 2018 The focus of 2017-2018 Maurice Oakley M.D.’s KMA presidency has been to reduce administrative burden for physicians. In early 2018, KMA also launched its AIM for Better Care initiative, which seeks to reduce administrative burdens that lead to negative health outcomes in Kentucky. For close to a year the KMA has partnered with Kentucky Medicaid, the Kentuckiana Health Collaborative, commercial and public insurance payers, managed care organizations, clinicians (including members of KMA’s Public Health Commission), the

Being “Driven” Crazy by Administrative Barriers

Published April 11, 2018 Last week I had to get some work done on my car. One may liken it to getting your yearly physical. Just a tune up, to make sure everything was running smoothly. When it came time to pay the bill, I took out my credit card and happily paid. As do most other drivers. It is understood that routine maintenance is part of owning a car. But here is where the similarities between car maintenance and

Administrative Burdens Cost Both Dollars and Health

Like most of you, I entered into the field of medicine motivated by the desire to help others. Treating and caring for the sick is more than just a profession, it’s a mission and a great responsibility only bestowed to a handful of the population. Which is why it’s such a shame that so much of our time as physicians is spent on paperwork and in front of computers. The administrative burdens we face are actually making patients sicker and

When Administrative Burdens Take Over, Physicians and Patients Lose

Based on the feedback I received from my last message in the Nov. 21 Kentucky Health eNews, I think it’s safe to say the issue of administrative burden touched a nerve for many of you. I am encouraged by that fact because I believe the Association has chosen a wise platform to work toward improvement for physicians. I truly feel this may be the biggest challenge ever to face the practice of medicine. It’s obvious this issue can have disastrous