Leading National Expert Launches Meaningful Use 'Mock Audit' Program

New Service Mitigates Audit Risk for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals Participating in the CMS EHR Incentive Program

Online PR News – 20-March-2014 – Asheville, NC – Jim Tate, the leading expert on CMS EHR Incentive Audits & Appeals, announced today additional support for hospitals involved in the CMS EHR Incentive Programs. According to Tate over 4000 hospitals have already received the EHR incentive funds totaling over $14 billion dollars and a minimum of 5% will be audited according to CMS. An audit failure puts a hospital at risk to have 100% of received incentives recouped.

“Our team has been very successful at leading hospitals through both meaningful use (MU) incentives audits and appeals,” says Tate. “With our new service we are responding to the requests of hospitals who have been asking us for some time to offer bring our expertise to mock audits.”

Hospitals across the country have been turning to the team behind MeaningfulUseAudits.com based on recommendations from colleagues who have benefitted from the services.

“…a demand letter from CMS was received by our hospital requesting recoupment of $1,014,765...It was at that time we engaged the services of Mr. Tate…on 1/24/2013 we were notified that the adverse audit decision was being overturned…I would recommend the services of Mr. Tate.” - CEO of Medical Center

“Our first reaction was panic...I immediately contacted Jim Tate...Jim’s knowledge and comprehensive study on the requirements set forth by CMS were instrumental in helping us achieve a favorable outcome in the audit...I highly recommend Jim Tate and his services.” - CEO of Critical Access Hospital

A sample scope of work for the Mock Audit program includes:

- Mock audit of EHR Incentive attestation(s) based on requirements, tools, and processes employed by current CMS EHR Incentive audit contractor.

- Provide clarification and guidance on proper documentation of MU attestation process, document production, and storage.

- Provide mitigation, if necessary and possible, to assure attestation documentation is prepared to address any future CMS EHR Incentive audit inquiry.

- Summary of the audit results including identified risks and mitigation advice.

For more information, or to schedule an EHR Incentive mock audit for your Eligible Hospital or Critical Access Hospital, contact audits@meaningfuluseaudits.com or call us at 828-691-3239. You can also visit: http://meaningfuluseaudits.com/meaningful-use-mock-audits/

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The Meaningful Use Audits |EMR Advocate team is led by Jim Tate, nationally recognized expert on the CMS EHR incentives and the “meaningful use of certified technology”. They bring a unique combination of skills to successfully address the complex and changing issues surrounding the CMS EHR Incentive Program including the audits and appeals process.