Legislative Updates

ACEP member meets with HHS Secretary

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On Wednesday, ACEP member Arjun Venkatesh, MD, MBA, attended a meeting with HHS Secretary Tom Price to discuss initiatives the agency could take on its own to reduce the regulatory burden on physicians and other health care providers. Dr. Venkatesh relayed to Sec. Price how burdensome the reporting requirements have become without adding value to patient care and how it is reducing physicians’ time spent directly with patients. As he put it to Sec. Price, it has become “death by a thousand clicks.”