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GOP lawmakers question health record system incentives

Kathleen Sebelius (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Kathleen Sebelius (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) should make sure that the new electronic health record (EHR) incentive program promotes use of EHR systems that work well together.

A group of Republican House members that includes House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., and House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., gave that recommendations in a letter they sent earlier this month to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

Program backers argue that the incentives could help commercial health insurers as well as government plans, because most of the providers that treat Medicare patients also treat commercial plan patients.

The Bipartisan Policy Center analysts based their EHR system report on survey responses from 725 health care providers.

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