E-Records To Draw Health Fraud Scrutiny After OIG Report

Law360, New York (January 8, 2014, 6:50 PM EST) -- Doctors and hospitals should brace for long-expected probes into suspected use of electronic health records to overbill Medicare after an inspector general investigation Wednesday chastised federal regulators for being slow to address evidence of fraud, attorneys say.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General found that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has done little to help its own auditors understand how to spot red flags in e-records, despite having fired a major shot across the bow of the industry...
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