Any such transition should be managed strategically by phasing it in over time and communicating clearly with stakeholders at every step along the way. However, the advantages of long-term administrative simplification, reduced administrative burden, and improved consistency within the Medicare program outweigh the short-term disadvantages of moving forward with a change.
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