The American Hospital Association (AHA) is urging hospitals to participate in the comment process for a draft of model anti-fraud requirements for electronic health records, developed under contract from the Office of the National Coordinator. Upon the completion of this phase of the process, the requirements will be submitted to the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology as possible EHR anti-fraud certification criteria. AHA participated in identifying the general principles to strengthen the fraud management capability of the systems and the foreseen healthcare network in general. Feedback from the hospital field will be critical to ensuring the [requirements] are consistent with patient care objectives and truly workable for caregivers as they deliver care to their patients and the community, AHA said in comments posted on its website.
To provide feedback, visit: http://ehrantifrauddev.rti.org/