National Lieutenant Governors’ Association Passes Resolution Calling for Administrative Simplification in Healthcare
CAQH has announced its support for a resolution passed by the National Lieutenant Governor’s Association (NLGA) recognizing the need for administrative simplification in our nation’s healthcare system.
The resolution highlights that “spending on healthcare administration costs an estimated $350 billion annually in the United States due to inefficiency and complexity, and despite healthcare industry progress to automate and reduce costs associated with administrative functions, the United States still spends more on healthcare and administrative services than any other developed nation.”
It also calls on “payers, providers and consumers to work collaboratively to study and evaluate solutions to reduce health care administrative cost and complexity through standardization, simplification and technology.”
“Making healthcare automated and efficient requires the ongoing commitment and collaboration of federal and state policymakers and stakeholders across the industry,” said Randi Chapman, CAQH Director, State Relations. “By passing this resolution, NLGA has made a powerful statement that healthcare simplification is a priority for state leaders.”
This resolution was passed with the leadership of Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch (IN), Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax (VA), Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford (MD), and Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist (MI) who sponsored it.