In the past week I have been contacted by four Eligible Professionals (EP) who have been notified they were being audited by Medicare for their CMS EHR Incentives. In all cases the audits were based on 2011 meaningful use (MU) attestations.
One of the more common questions we are asked at Meaningful Use Audits has to do with how long after attestation can a CMS Meaningful Use audit take place. What is the look back period? When it is OK to breathe easy?
Given what is at stake, preparing for a pre or post-payment audit of a CMS EHR incentive should be considered part of the entire meaningful use process. And while attestations can be withdrawn, they cannot be withdrawn during an audit.
It sounds fairly simple and straight forward. Medicaid and Medicare eligible professionals (EP) who have achieved and attested to meaningful use (MU) can assign their incentive payment to another entity. CMS lays it right out there “However, under Medicare, eligible professionals (EPs) may choose to assign their incentive payments to their employer or entity with […]
EPs and EHs Audited for Meaningful Use We have Steve Spearman of Health Security Solutions to thank. Through a Freedom of Information Act request, Steve obtained fascinating data on the number and identity of eligible hospitals (EH) and eligible professionals (EH) that had been audited for their CMS EHR Incentive attestations. For providers undergoing an […]
Exclusion of Meaningful Use Public Health Measures We’ve all faced the hard truth sometime in our lives and we’ve certainly heard the phrase over and over again. “The greatest regret is not for what we may have done, but for what we haven’t done”. In the past several weeks we has been involved in a […]