Electronic Record Keeping

The Washington Post reported that a recent audit of Medicare reimbursements revealed billions of unverified spending for unspecified services.   Medicare has paid doctors, hospitals, and nursing homes over $4 billion since 2011 to switch from paper to electronic health records without verifying that the new systems meet required quality standards. 

"The report by the inspector general of the Department of Health and Human Services identified a range of ways that the program is vulnerable to fraud, and recommended that the Obama administration introduce stronger safeguards."

 

 

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