CMS starts Meaningful Use attestation audits

Fierceemr.com: July 23, 2012 | By Marla Durben Hirsch

The Garden City, N.Y.-based accounting firm Figliozzi and Company, acting on behalf of CMS, has started to send letters to providers requesting them to submit documentation to support their attestation that they have met the Meaningful Use requirements. According to Ober Kaler, the auditor is asking for four types of information:

  • A copy of the provider’s certification from the Office of the National Coordinator for the technology used to meet the program’s requirements, to show that the provider has a certified EHR system
  • The method used to report emergency department admissions, which affects some of the required measures
  • Supporting documentation for the completion of the attestation regarding the core set objectives and measures
  • Supporting documentation for the completion of the attestation regarding the menu set objectives and measures
The  notes that organizations selected for an audit have two weeks to comply with the records requests, but it appears that the audits won’t be overly detailed and will not involve site visits. Read More