MU Audit Fears Escalate as HMA Returns $31M

Meaningful Use audit-related givebacks and penalties can pack a much harder punch than other Medicare audits, says the CEO of CHIME, because failure in one area of MU attestation is perceived by auditors as "failure in aggregate."

1 comments on "MU Audit Fears Escalate as HMA Returns $31M"
Frank Poggio (11/7/2013 at 6:00 PM)

This is just the tip of a very large iceberg. As I said at the start of the HiTech/MU program, if you take money from Uncle Sam, well before Uncle spells out all his rules, you are treading on very, very thin ice. CFO's have had to deal with 'free' government money and undefined payback terms for decades. It all started with Hill Burton in 1946 and then in 1972 Congress said providers had to pay back that money via 'free care'. Providers are still paying for that one. CFOs have had real 'fun' with HB trying to get a definition of what exactly constituted 'free care'. Now CIOs will have their chance to become indispensible, like a CFO, or become unemployed! Frank Poggio The Kelzon Group


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