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Meaningful Use fraud in Texas

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A KXXV-TV ¬†says that Center, Texas-based Shelby Regional Medical Center’s former CFO, Joe White, “has been ordered to pay more than $4.4 million in restitution for his role in a healthcare fraud scheme,

According to a Becker’s Hospital Review paraphrase, “The station said that Mr. White admitted he had attested to successful Meaningful Use of an EHR, even though Shelby Regional did not meet Meaningful Use requirements. Mr. White also made false statements regarding other hospitals converting to electronic records technology….”

“As a result of Mr. White’s false statements, the group of hospitals collected nearly $17 million in government incentive funds, according to the report,” the station said.

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