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Hospitals could face new CMS notification requirements
Modern Healthcare

To maintain their Medicare eligibility, hospitals with electronic health record systems will have to start sending notifications to doctors when a patient is discharged, according to a proposed rule that is part of a larger interoperability effort.

The CMS said in its proposed rule that the goal is to get more hospitals to notify doctors when a patient is discharged in an attempt to improve care coordination. The rule includes other provisions such as moves to discourage information-blocking by hospitals and insurance plans.