The former chief financial officer of Shelby Regional Medical Center in Texas has pleaded guilty to falsely attesting for electronic health records meaningful use.
According to the U.S. Attorneys Office, Eastern District of Texas, Joe White, who oversaw implementation of the EHR, in November 2012 attested to the hospital achieving meaningful use when the system in fact did not meet the requirements. The hospital received a $785,655 incentive payment from Medicare, and White later was indicted in early 2014.
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