You will be ordered to return your incentive payments – immediately
If you or your office or hospital have received any federal or state Meaningful Use incentive payments you are subject to compliance audit at any time.
If you or your office or hospital have received Meaningful Use incentive payments you will be required to return them if you fail an audit.
If you do not have the liquid funds to return the incentive payments (which can be greater than $40,000 per provider) the funds will be deducted from your
reimbursements until they are paid back
This audit function responsibility has recently been expanded to the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Department’s Office of Inspector General (OIG).*
Based upon a random sampling of your Electronic Health Record (EHR/EMR) data you will be judged on your Meaningful Use compliance.
It does not matter if your EHR/EMR is “Meaningful Use Certified” – if you or your office staff do not comply with data collection and documentation
requirements you will be considered to be in violation.
If you receive notification of audit or have been audited formally (or unannounced) you must be proactive. If the process proceeds without proper defense you will
be subject to “claw-back” of funds and administrative appeal will not be able to stop this. What this means: you will have this money taken out of all prospective
payments even if you are contesting the action…
Solution: Be proactive in your defense.
At Taino Consultants, we provide Meaningful Use audit and incentive payment return defense as a core service.
If you or your office or hospital is being audited for Meaningful Use compliance by OIG, HHS, state Medicaid agency or other government sponsored auditor… Please call us as soon as possible.
Appropriate response is mandatory. Do not take the risk…
Call us now for an immediate assessment.
Taino Consultants: (904) 794-7830
*The HHS OIG is the regulatory police power section of that department. OIG officers carry side-arms and have extensive quasi-judicial powers including the
ability to arrest without warrant, issue subpoenas and compel production of testimony and documents.