The Washington State Health Care Authority made incorrect Medicaid electronic health record incentive payments to 19 hospitals, according to an audit by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General.
The faulty payments totaled $11.3 million, including both overpayments and underpayments, resulting in a net overpayment of $9.2 million. Washington State did not always pay EHR incentive program payments in accordance with federal requirements, concludes the OIG.
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