NY Times: Medicare Bills Rise as Records Turn Electronic

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The NY Times article examines the increased cost to the government that has come with the use of EHR software and examines such things as cloning and overly-aggressive billing by doctors and hospitals.

Of note to medical professionals should be this line: This spring, the Office of Inspector General for the federal Health and Human Services Department warned that the coding of evaluation services had been “vulnerable to fraud and abuse.”

You can (and should) read the article at http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/22/business/medicare-billing-rises-at-hos...