The California Department of Health Care Services made incorrect Medicaid electronic health record incentives payments to 61 hospitals, according to an audit by the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services.

The incorrect payments totaled $23.2 million, an amount that includes both overpayments and underpayments—the net overpayment was $22 million, the federal audit found. California did not always pay EHR incentive program payments in accordance with federal requirements, concluded the OIG.

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