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January 2, 2024

Sunset of CMS' Remote Supervision Policy Draws Concern


Healthcare policy advisor Miranda Franco was quoted in a Law360 article discussing efforts by leaders in the healthcare industry to push the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to restore a pandemic-era policy regarding the remote supervisions of residents caring for Medicare patients. While CMS did opt to extend other COVID-era policies, it decided against renewing one that allowed residents to provide in-person care to Medicare patients while being virtually supervised by a teaching physician. Many healthcare associations and leaders are seeking to have the policy restored, citing concerns about the demand for teaching physicians and the availability of care for patients. Ms. Franco commented that there may have been a financial incentive behind the decision.

"I think this ultimately came down to what the CMS felt was appropriate to pay for. Obviously, that doesn't help remedy the immediate issues," she said.

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