Incentive Payments

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EHR security breach does not constitute false Meaningful Use attestation

Incurring individual security breaches of electronic patient health information does not necessarily mean that a provider's attestation of meeting Meaningful Use and receiving incentive payments is in violation of the False Claims Act.

More than 200K to see hit in Medicare payments after failing to meet MU requirements

More than 200,000 eligible professionals are set to see a slash in their Medicare payments after failing to meet Meaningful Use standards in 2014, according to a fact sheet released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

OIG: Texas incorrectly paid $15.3 million in Medicaid MU incentives

The state of Texas has made incorrect Medicaid electronic health record incentive payments to hospitals totaling $15.3 million, according to a recently released report from the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General.

More than $31B in MU incentive payments made to providers

A whopping $31.3 billion in incentive payments have been made to providers pursuant to the Meaningful Use program, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid's latest report, which includes data through July 2015.

Physicians paid very little to improve care

The Affordable Care Act and the move from volume-based to value-based care was supposed to transform how the industry paid providers. But little has changed, according to a new  study  in the  Annals of Family Medicine, 

Former hospital CFO to repay $4.4M over EHR fraud

Former hospital chief financial officer Joe White has been ordered to pay $4.4 million in restitution after pleading guilty in November to making a false statement to the government about Meaningful Use attestation.

New pay-for-performance approach could motivate more docs to participate

If insurers implemented a new pay-for-performance approach, they could help motivate more doctors caring for disadvantaged patients to sign up for the payment model.

Meaningful Use Stage 2 attestation numbers tepid

The number of providers attesting to Meaningful Use in 2014 remains lackluster, with 43,898 eligible professionals (EPs) and 1,903 eligible hospitals (EHs) attesting for the 2014 reporting period, as of Nov. 1, despite the fact that there are now more than 500,000 active registrants signed up for the Meaningful Use program, according to the latest data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.   Of those attesters, just 11,478 EPs and 840 EHs attested to Stage 2 of Meaningful Use.

Meaningful Use perfection requirement a very high bar

I can't help but feel sorry for Drew Memorial Hospital, which failed a Medicare Meaningful Use audit and is being asked by CMS to return its incentive payment for that year in the amount of $904,000.

Arkansas hospital fails one MU measure, told to repay more than $900K

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is asking Monticello, Arkansas-based Drew Memorial Hospital to return more than $900,000 in Medicare Meaningful Use incentive payments after a post-payment audit found that the facility failed one of the 19 measures of Stage 1 of Meaningful Use.