eClinicalWorks Customers Won’t Have to Pay Back Incentives, Feds Say

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Remember back in mid-June when we told you that eClinicalWorks is going to pay the federal government $155 million to settle a federal False Claims Act lawsuit? For those who don't remember, eClinicalWorks had been accused of fraudulently obtaining certification for its electronic health records system and providing kickbacks to customers who promoted their product. 

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Here’s the good news: If you were/are an eClinicalWorks customer, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has said you won't have to pay back federal incentive payments if you used its software to attest to meaningful use criteria in good faith.

Phew!

"Providers that in good faith successfully attested using eClinicalWorks software and received an incentive payment will not have to repay the incentive payment," a CMS spokesperson told Healthcare IT News. "CMS realizes that providers may rely on the software they use for accuracy of reporting. CMS does not plan to audit eClinicalWorks providers based on the settlement."

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July 17, 2017

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