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Feds aim to audit 5% of participants in EHR program
Modern Healthcare

About one in 20 participants in the federally funded electronic health-record incentive payment program can expect to be audited for compliance with meaningful use and other program criteria, a federal official said Monday.

In January, the CMS extended a second arm to its audit program for the EHR incentive payment program under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, adding payment applicants to an audit target list that since October 2012 has included only providers whose payments already have been received.

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