E-Records Indictment Sends Shivers Through Health Industry

Law360, New York (March 19, 2014, 4:19 PM EDT) -- A hospital executive’s recent criminal indictment for allegedly lying about meaningful use of electronic health records to score a six-figure government incentive payment underscores the need for broader anti-fraud compliance efforts by providers, and it shows that there will be a reckoning for those who exploit the nation’s pell-mell rush toward digitized documentation, experts say.

When the indictment of Joe White, former chief financial officer of now-defunct Shelby Regional Medical Center in Texas, was disclosed by prosecutors last month, it created a new threat for doctors...
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