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OIG Criticism Of EHR Incentive Program Could Help GOP Target It In Fiscal Cliff Debate

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HHS Office of Inspector General says CMS is vulnerable to making incentive payments to physicians and hospitals who self-report as meaningful users of electronic health records but may not be meeting requirements. House and Senate Republicans have been examining the incentive program, and this report could help put the program on the chopping block as Congress looks for cuts amid the fiscal cliff debate.

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