CFO Pleads Guilty to HITECH Act Fraud – GovInfoSecurity

A former CFO at a now-shuttered hospital has pleaded guilty to submitting false documents so the medical center could receive $785,000 in payments under the HITECH Act  electronic health records financial incentive program. Some legal experts predict that more federal prosecutions of HITECH Act fraud  under the EHR "meaningful use" program are likely.

On Nov. 12, Joe White, 67, of Cameron, Texas, pleaded guilty to making a false statement in November 2012 to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that Shelby Regional Medical Center in Texas was a meaningful user of EHRs , when the hospital actually was primarily using paper records, according to the Department of Justice .

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