The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has published guidance on Medicare electronic health records meaningful use audits being conducted by its contractor, Figliozzi and Company. States also are conducting their own audits for the Medicaid EHR incentive program.

Post-payment audits of organizations that received meaningful use incentive payments began in 2012 and pre-payment audits have been added this year. Details of the audits programs are available via an Audit Overview Fact Sheet.

To be ready for an audit if selected, providers now have access to a CMS Supporting Documentation for Audits Fact Sheet to walk them through what types of information are requested and how to comply. Also available are sample audit request letters for eligible professionals and hospitals.

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