A contractor working for the CMS has begun the promised audits of Medicare providers and dual-eligible Medicare and Medicaid hospitals that have received federal electronic health-record system incentive payments, the agency confirmed.
The CMS hired Figliozzi & Company of Garden City, N.Y., to perform the audits of providers that have attested to having achieved meaningful use of an EHR under the programs created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
The CMS, other than confirming that the audits were under way, declined to elaborate on the extent of the audit program. According to the CMS' website, those being audited will receive a letter from Figliozzi & Company with the CMS logo on the letterhead.
Peter Figliozzi, the audit firm's founder, declined a request to discuss the audit program.