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Doctors ask CMS to push hospitals for better communication after discharge
Modern Healthcare

The American Academy of Family Physicians is asking the CMS to push hospitals to more freely share patients’ medical records. They say the current logjam of information is causing costly readmissions and putting patients at risk.

“Unfortunately, due to a lack of communication between hospitals and other healthcare facilities with primary care physicians, the transmission or release of discharge information to the primary care physician often does not occur at all,” the group said in a letter to the CMS.