ONC Committee Addresses EHR Billing, Documentation Problems

"The government has begun to investigate documentation issues related to electronic health records amid concerns that it's not paying enough attention to improper billing, according to a recent article by the Center for Public Integrity.

At a hearing held by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's HIT Policy Committee Feb. 13, National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari said that it is not yet known whether the higher billing reflects inappropriate coding, according to the article. ONC announced the launch of an investigation on improper "cloning" of EHR notes last October."