Takeaways From HHS Report On CMS E-Records Program

Law360, New York (January 4, 2013, 11:51 AM EST) -- On Nov. 29, 2012, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General issued a report raising concerns about the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ oversight of the Medicare electronic health record (EHR) incentive program. The report was based on a review of health care professionals’ and hospitals’ meaningful use of certified EHR technology (i.e., the computerized systems that store health-related patient information) from May to December 2011. The report pertains solely to the Medicare program, as an earlier OIG report focused...
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