Meaningful Use Audits Begin

You’ve achieved meaningful use and received a federal electronic health record (EHR) system incentive payment. Next, you might get audited.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has begun auditing physicians who have received Medicare EHR incentive payments. The Garden City, N.Y., accounting firm of Figliozzi & Company is conducting the audits. Physicians being audited will receive a letter from Figliozzi on CMS letterhead.

Physicians can receive up to $44,000 over five years for meaningful use of an EHR under the Medicare portion of the federal incentive program. The auditor will ask recipients for:

  • Proof that the EHR system used to meet meaningful use requirements is certified,
  • Supporting documentation proving that you met the required core objectives, and
  • Supporting documentation that you met the specified number of menu-set objectives.

Physicians selected for the audits have two weeks to submit their documentation. The audits are not expected to involve site visits. 

Read more information about the audits from the American Medical Association and CMS Attestation page.

Go to TMA’s EHR Incentive Program Resource Center to learn about the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program and use our Meaningful Use Achievement Toolkit. Texas’ regional extension centers also can help physicians achieve meaningful use. If you have questions, contact the TMA Health Information Technology Helpline at (800) 880-5720 or HIT@texmed.org.

Published Aug. 14, 2012 


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