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House committee passes bill to improve VA information sharing

May 9, 2018

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The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs voted on Tuesday to pass legislation that streamlines and consolidates the VA’s community care programs, including establishing processes to improve information sharing with non-VA providers and ensuring safe opioid prescribing practices.

The VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks (MISSION) Act of 2018 requires the agency to implement a process to ensure that community care providers have access to available and relevant patient medical histories, such as a list of all prescribed medications.

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