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CMS’ Broome: Meaningful-use auditors seeking obvious targets
Modern Healthcare

Auditors evaluating the meaningful-use reports submitted by providers seeking incentive payments for their use of health information technology are utilizing risk-profiling to identify obvious targets, said Travis Broome, a CMS policy analyst.

“They’re not looking for low-hanging fruit, but fruit that has fallen on the ground,” said Broome, speaking to a room of more than 200 people in San Antonio at the MGMA-ACMPE’s annual conference. For example, he said, one provider reported the exact same numbers on all of the program’s quality measures.

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