CMS eyes EMRs to fight fraud, waste; Medicare fraud numbers a moving target

> How much Medicare fraud is there, really? A new analysis suggests that Medicare fraud numbers are a moving target. FierceHealthFinance 

> CMS is looking at electronic medical records data to help the agency weed out payment inefficiencies and combat rampant Medicare and Medicaid fraud, administrators say. FierceHealthIT

> HHS seems to be making progress toward defining the term "meaningful use," which will determine who qualifies for federal stimulus funding for health IT, and it seems that the initial rules will be fairly simple. FierceHealthIT

> In a new piece for HospitalImpact, contributor Nancy Cawley Jean argues that "the day of the one-way message is a thing of the past," and that healthcare organizations must begin using social media to promote a dialog. Blog

And Finally... I wouldn't want to run into this furry fighter in a dark alley. Article

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