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Some EHR payments going back to government as auditors look into programs
Modern Healthcare

The federal government has paid out more than $16 billion to healthcare providers for adopting electronic health-record systems and putting them to good use. As auditors scrutinize the payments, the government is getting some of that money back.

Givebacks under the federal incentive program for health information technology have been rare so far. But Health Management Associates announced this week that it’s returning payments totaling $31 million received by 11 hospitals operated by the Naples, Fla.-based chain.