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CMS Audit Rattles EHR Bonus Recipients
July 27, 2012
Medscape Medical News
Josh Freemire was interviewed by Medscape Medical News on the recent spate of meaningful use audit letters distributed by CMS contractor Figliozzi & Company to health care providers.
Although the audit is rather perfunctory, it has shaken up some providers who were caught off-guard, said attorney Joshua Freemire, whose law firm represents some of the physicians and hospitals that have received the letters.
"There appears to have been no advance announcements about the audit," said Freemire, an attorney at the Baltimore, Maryland, office of Ober|Kaler. "Some of our clients wondered if the letters were genuine, and if they should respond."
Freemire told Medscape Medical News that with past CMS audits of various kinds, the agency has given advance notice to the healthcare provider community and explained the audit's purpose and how many providers would be subject to it. "So when someone was audited, there wasn't panic or confusion," he said.
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For background information, see “Figloiozzi and Company Begin Meaningful Use Audits as CMS Designee."