Some Health Data Management readers are not pleased with the Obama Administration’s warning to hospitals to stop using electronic health records to game the billing system. Here is a sample of comments:

1) I doubt there is any increase in fraud. I haven't seen any statements that claim that there actually is, just this "warning." What is being stated is that payments (costs to taxpayers) have gone up. This is after the administration passed the ARRA and the ACA, telling us we would be grateful when we saw the costs start to drop. So now that the costs are rising, this allegation of fraud comes out. How about this... maybe EHR systems improve a hospital's ability to track and get paid for legitimate charges that might have been missed in their old systems?  They are playing the blame game to try and explain why their predictions are not coming true.”

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