A Financial eMR “Got-Ya” from Uncle Sam?

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CMS and the Feds Want to Verify Docs eMR Info Before Meaningful Use Payment

By ME-P Staff Reporters

The conversion to electronic medical records [eMRs] is “vulnerable” to fraud and abuse because of the failure of Medicare and CMS officials to develop appropriate safeguards, according to a sharply critical report just issued by federal investigators.

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[mobile eMR in clincal use]

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Full Report: https://oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-05-11-00250.pdf

Assessment

Requiring an audit before paying hospitals and doctors could  significantly delay payments to providers.

Ya think!

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3 Responses

  1. AMA opposes meaningful use prepayment audits

    Following a recommendation from the Office of the Inspector General within the Department of Health & Human Services for more oversight of the Medicare EHR Incentive Program, the American Medical Association has voiced concern about a potential hardship to physicians in the form of pre-payment audits.

    http://www.physbiztech.com/news/ama-opposes-meaningful-use-prepayment-audits?email=MARCINKOADVISORS@MSN.COM&GroupID=90115

    Ann Miller RN MHA

  2. Delay unlikely for medical device excise tax

    The White House has clearly indicated no intention of allowing delay of a 2.3 percent medical device tax slated to go into effect on January 1st, 2013 as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). And, President Barack Obama’s message is that device companies will benefit monetarily from an influx of new healthcare consumers through provisions of the ACA.

    http://www.physbiztech.com/news/delay-unlikely-medical-device-excise-tax-due-take-effect-jan-1?email=MARCINKOADVISORS@MSN.COM&GroupID=90115

    But, one un-named doctor recently asked; is an eMR considered a medical device? Your thoughts?

    Ann Miller RN MHA

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