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HHS, Justice Department warn hospitals on EHR-related payment fraud
Modern Healthcare

The Obama administration on Monday issued a stern letter to the nation’s hospitals that warned that HHS and the Justice Department will crack down on providers that misuse electronic medical records to bill for unprovided services. In a letter Monday to five healthcare provider associations, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said there have been indications that some hospitals use electronic health records to “game the system” to their advantage.