Meaningful Use Enforcement Intensifies: What You Need to Know Now About Audits, Penalties, and the First Criminal Indictment

    Meaningful Use Enforcement Intensifies: What You Need to Know Now About Audits, Penalties, and the First Criminal Indictment
    CLE 90 min

    Meaningful Use Enforcement Intensifies: What You Need to Know Now About Audits, Penalties, and the First Criminal Indictment

    • The download and on-demand online course for this title will be available for ABA Value Pass subscribers.
    • CD-ROM available to order 3 weeks before the program. Online courses and downloads will be available about a week after the program.
    • Recording date: Thursday, September 4, 2014
    • Product Code: CE1409MUEUMB
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    Medicare and Medicaid post-payment audits of eligible hospitals and professionals are currently in progress. Failure to demonstrate meaningful use of EHRs in an audit may result in recoupment of incentive payments as well as potential civil and criminal liability under the False Claim Act. In early 2014, the CFO of a Texas hospital was criminally indicted for making false statements to the United States Federal Government.

    This program provides perspectives from CMS, an auditor, and legal counsel regarding the recent increase in Meaningful Use audits and enforcement activity. CMS has provided $24 billion in financial incentives for eligible hospitals and professionals to attest that they have adopted and are meaningfully using certified electronic health record (EHR) technology to improve patient care related to a number of quantifiable objectives. The government has designated the Medicare EHR program as being vulnerable to improper payments because of its complex requirements.

    This program is intended for legal, compliance and regulatory personnel of hospitals and health systems. Our expert panel will address:

    • State and Federal Audit Strategies—Identifying, monitoring and addressing fraud and abuse

    • Areas of Risk—Payments to ineligible providers, reliance on provider attestations, and provider reliance on software systems

    • How to Deal with Compliance Challenges—Stage I and Stage II

    • First Criminal Indictment—Submitting a false attestation of the hospital's meaningful use of electronic health records technology through the Medicare electronic health record (EHR) program

    • Lawsuit Activity—EHR implementation

    Product Details

    Moderators

    Melissa Hulke

    Panelists

    Johanna Barraza-Cannon, Mark H M Sosnowsky, Thomas Romano

    Product Code

    CE1409MUEUMB

    Duration

    90

    Publication Date

    9/4/2014 12:00:00 AM

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