Providers awaiting incentive pay for meeting Meaningful Use guidelines are instead being audited by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Prepayment audits of providers attesting to having fulfilled MU began in March.
Complementary rules may extend electronic health record (EHR) safe harbor for an additional three years to encourage adoption. The proposed rules, one from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) and another from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) extend the 2006 rules relaxing federal Stark and anti-kickback laws from December 2013 to December 2016.
The Electronic Health Record (EHR) practice commonly called "sloppy and paste" is more prevalent than believed, according to a study discussed in AMedNews.
The AMA's American Medical News reports pharmaceutical companies are buying space on electronic medical record (EMR) systems to promote medications.