GAO Calls for Improvements in Meaningful Use Program
A Government Accountability Office report recommends that CMS take certain steps to improve its process for verifying that health care providers qualify for incentive payments through the meaningful use program. Under the 2009 federal economic stimulus package, health care providers who demonstrate meaningful use of certified electronic health record systemsÂ can qualify for Medicaid and Medicare incentive payments.Â In the report, GAO suggests that CMS consider conducting more prepayment verifications for the Medicare meaningful use program.
- "Government Auditors See Room To Improve EHR Program Oversight" (Goedert, Health Data Management, 4/30).
- "GAO Recommends Tweaks to Meaningful Use Oversight" (Daly, Modern Healthcare, 4/30).