Payback Possible - 05/13/2016
Physicians are being chosen by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for electronic health record (EHR) meaningful use audits. Any physician who has received a meaningful use incentive payment is fair game for an audit. CMS expects to audit about 5 percent of participants in the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive payment programs. Physicians who have attested to meaningful use or who plan to attest are urged to document the process carefully. They should maintain, for at least six years, documentation supporting the meaningful use measures, calculations, and data submitted during attestation.