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CMS Paid Nearly $730 Million in EHR Incentives that Did Not Comply with Federal Requirements

June 13, 2017

The inspector general performed an audit of meaningful use payments and they found that providers were grossly overpaid! This will be painful when the government starts trying to recover that money. 

Here's the scoop:

  • Medicare paid more than $729 million in EHR incentives to eligible professionals (EPs) who did not meet federal meaningful use (MU) requirements, a new HHS Office of Inspector General report concludes.
  • The OIG looked at a random sample of 100 EPs who had received one or more payments between May 2011 and June 2014 and found 14 with payments totaling $291,222 that did not meet MU requirements. The OIG also identified 471 EHR incentive payments totaling $2.3 million that were made to EPs for the wrong payment year.
  • The report calls for the CMS to recover the wrongful payments made to the sampled EPs, educate EPs on proper documentation of MU and strengthen EHR incentive program integrity safeguards.

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