Session To Focus On EHR-Billing Controversy

Joseph Conn | | April 18, 2013

The controversy over the appropriate use of health information technology systems to streamline workflow while not fraudulently increasing healthcare claims will get a public airing early next month.

The CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at HHS have scheduled a public, live and online “listening session” May 3 on “Billing and Coding with Electronic Health Records.”

The two federal agencies are convening the session with healthcare providers, health IT vendors, the news media and others “to discuss electronic health records (EHRs), the increase in code levels billed for some Medicare services, and appropriate coding in an increasingly electronic environment,” according to a CMS online posting.