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Watchdogs to feds: You're too trusting

HHS OIG officials said verification problems could affect the integrity of Medicare EHR incentive payments.
HHS OIG officials said verification problems could affect the integrity of Medicare EHR incentive payments.

Trusting doctors, hospitals and providers' vendors to report accurately and honestly on how well the providers are using electronic health record (EHR) technology might be cheap and easy, but it's a bad idea.

Officials at the Office of the Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS OIG) made that argument in a report on the challenges that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an arm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)is facing as it implements a new Medicare EHR incentive program.

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