More False Claims Act Lawsuits Ahead for EHR Vendors, Whistleblower Attorney Says

More lawsuits against electronic health record (EHR) vendors that skirt “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program requirements are likely on the horizon, according to a whistleblower attorney from Washington, DC.

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Proposed Bill Would Reduce Penalties, Hardship Exemptions for Meaningful Use

New proposed legislation would loosen the more stringent “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program requirements that kick in as time goes on, allowing Medicare physicians to more easily participate in the program without facing financial penalties.

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Safe Use of Health IT: Safety Assurance Factors for EHR Resilience Guides
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Safe Use of Health IT: Safety Assurance Factors for EHR Resilience Guides

Patient safety is an organizational responsibility. But concern over the astonishing rate of development and adoption of EHRs in recent years has also provided potential for risk and safety issues.

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AHA Reiterates Support for Electronic Health Record Regulatory Relief Act

The American Hospital Association has authored a letter to Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) reiterating their support for the Electronic Health Record Regulatory Relief Act (S. 3173).

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Meaningful Use Attestation Penalties to Kick In October 1

Reductions in Medicare reimbursement will go into effect October 1, 2016 for eligible hospitals that have not yet attested in the “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program.

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