Acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt discussed a wide range of issues at a forum in Boston this week, including new CMS payment systems, soaring drug prices and physicians overwhelmed by new regulations. As The Boston Globe noted in its coverage of Mr. Slavitt’s talk:
“The federal government has imposed numerous new healthcare regulations in recent years, prompting doctors to describe them regulations as time-consuming burdens that hamper patient care. Earlier this year, Slavitt acknowledged regulators have lost the ‘hearts and minds’ of physicians. ‘I do think it can be won back,’ he said Tuesday.