Health System Reform—Weigh-In on Administrative Burdens Now!

President Obama issued an Executive Order on January 18 asking all Government agencies to improve the balance between projected costs and benefits of federal regulations. The Executive Order directs agencies to complete a “retrospective analysis of rules that may be outmoded, ineffective, insufficient or excessively burdensome and to modify, streamline, expand or repeal them in accordance with what has been learned.”

The American Medical Association believes this is an opportunity to provide the federal government with feedback on regulations that create the greatest administrative burden for physicians. To that end, the AMA has developed a short survey to help develop a list of rules and regulations that increase physicians’ administrative costs or interfere with patient care, without a significant benefit to patients or the Government. Survey results will be used to advocate against the identified rules that cause administrative and paperwork hassles, take time away from patient care, and do nothing to advance quality.  ‪
MSNJ urges all members to take the survey and to forward it to other physicians. The survey closes on Monday, February 28. If you have questions about the survey, contact mari.savickis@ama-assn.org.

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About MSNJ

Founded in 1766, the Medical Society of New Jersey is the oldest professional society in the United States. The organization and its dues-paying members are dedicated to a healthy New Jersey, working to ensure the sanctity of the physician–patient relationship. In representing all medical disciplines, MSNJ advocates for the rights of patients and physicians alike, for the delivery of the highest quality medical care. This allows response to the patients’ individual, varied needs, in an ethical and compassionate environment, in order to create a healthy Garden State and healthy citizens.

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