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HANYS Releases Still Tangled Up in Rules

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HANYS this week published Still Tangled Up in Rules, which highlights the Association’s agenda to eliminate regulatory barriers to innovation, enact positive regulatory changes, and give health care providers the flexibility needed to operate more efficiently in today’s environment.  

The publication builds upon the success of the original Tangled Up in Rules, published in 2009, which helped HANYS advance significant regulatory reform into law, including Certificate of Need (CON) reform, easing New York Patient Occurrence Reporting and Tracking System reporting requirements, reducing survey duplication related to inpatient psychiatric units, and increasing state support for services provided via telemedicine.

Key focus areas in Still Tangled Up in Rules include CON reform, aligning the state’s observation services rules with Medicare regulations, increasing flexibility to allow practitioners to use their skills to the fullest extent their training will allow, improving the Doctors Across New York Program, and eliminating duplicative and/or inconsistent regulations among state and federal oversight agencies.  Contact: Frederick Heigel

Published May 3, 2012