Meaningful Use: No Fraud Allowed
If you’re visiting our blog, there’s a good chance that you see the value in Meaningful Use and Syndromic Surveillance. While EHR compliance is providing insight and information that is incredibly valuable—it’s also enabling providers to receive incentive payments.
The federal government wants to make it very clear that it will not tolerate any cheating by those receiving the payments.
A recent posting on EHR Intelligence focuses on what the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services calls an unwelcomed trend. “There are troubling indications that some providers are using this technology to game the system, possibly to obtain payments to which they are not entitled. False documentation of care is not just bad patient care; it’s illegal,” according to the article.
Learn more about the Obama administration’s warning to hospitals by reading the full New York Times article on the topic.