Center for Public Integrity: Electronic Medical Records Probed For Over-Billing
The Obama administration is forging ahead with a multi-billion dollar plan to shift from paper to electronic medical records, despite continuing concerns the program may be prompting some doctors and hospitals to improperly bill higher fees to Medicare. An investigation into those billing questions -; which convened a hearing Wednesday -; has yet to produce much in the way of results, and critics are questioning the seriousness of the efforts (Schulte, 2/14).
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