Kentucky REC is pleased to announce our new service: Meaningful Use MU Mock Audits.
Physicians or hospitals attesting to receive an incentive payment for the Medicare or Medicaid EHR Incentive Program may be subject to a Meaningful Use (MU) Audit.
Selected entities are subject to Pre- and Post-Payment Audits, and will be required to submit supporting documentation to validate their submitted attestation data.
Therefore, providers and hospitals must retain all relevant supporting documentation used to complete the attestation module as follows:
- Documentation to support attestation data for Meaningful Use objectives and clinical quality measures should be retained for six years post-attestation.
- Documentation to support payment calculations should follow current documentation retention processes.
CMS performs audits on approximately 10% of attestations each year. To date, 4,780 providers have been audited. Nearly 24% of providers audited have failed the post-payment audit, which required the incentive payments to be returned within 30 days. CMS expects to recoup $18 million for providers and $33 million from hospitals for MU audit failure.
It is not a question of if, but when.
Let Kentucky REC help ensure that your organizations are ready. We offer a mock audit service that will help evaluate your level of preparedness so when audited, you are ready!
Contact the Kentucky REC by calling 859-323-3090 or email us today.