What You Need to Know About EHRs and Fraud

Upcoding, unbundling can be trouble

Maureen Leahy

Fueled by Medicare incentives and the threat of noncompliance penalties, healthcare practices are increasingly adopting electronic health records (EHRs). By facilitating the exchange of patient data across the healthcare system, EHRs are designed to increase patient safety, minimize errors, and reduce costs. Despite their purported benefits, however, EHRs have come under increased government scrutiny, according to attorney Limo T. Cherian with the law firm of Hogan Marren, Ltd.

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