AHA Seeks Federal Help to Stop Medicare Billing Abuse
The AHA, which represents 5,000 hospitals nationwide, has also asked the government to determine whether electronic health records are prompting overcharges. The group wants to work with law enforcement officials to write specific Medicare standards to keep members in compliance with billing laws.
This response comes after recent reports found medical professionals have been steadily billing higher rates for Medicare patients, adding $11 billion in fees. An investigation suggested EHRs are contributing to overbilling.
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