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Simple EHR Function May Trigger Audits, Hospitalist Cautions
Health Leaders Media

Clinicians’ use of the “copy and paste” function in electronic health record systems may soon be the subject of indiscriminate Recovery Audit Contractor reviews, a prominent hospitalist warns.

“We’re worried that we’re going to be audited based on good use of copy and paste, and that we’re going to be prohibited from using copy and paste for the things that it really is good for,” says Ann Sheehy, MD, a member of the Society for Hospital Medicine’s Public Policy committee.