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HHS Office of Inspector General Releases Report on CMS/ONC Oversight of Meaningful Use

On November 29, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS OIG) published the report, “Early Assessment Finds That CMS Faces Obstacles in Overseeing the Medicare EHR Incentive Program (OEI-05-11-00250),” regarding Medicare/Medicaid EHR Incentive Program (“meaningful use”) compliance assurance challenges and recommendations.

Essentially, HHS OIG recommended verification of select participants’ attestations prior to payment, as well as publication of guidance about what participants need to have on-hand in the event of an audit. ¬†Additionally, HHS OIG recommended that certified EHR technology be able to track/report compliance with the “yes/no” meaningful use measures.

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Categories: EHR, meaningful use, Medicare

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