The New Jersey Department of Human Services made incorrect Medicaid electronic health record incentive payments to 15 hospitals, according to an audit by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General.

The net amount of the erroneous payments by New Jersey totaled $2.5 million, auditors reported. Ten hospitals were overpaid $2.4 million, while five hospitals were underpaid $137,000, resulting in a net overpayment of nearly $2.3 million. The state agency did not always pay EHR incentive program payments in accordance with federal and state requirements, concludes the report.

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