Whistleblowers allege CHS made false claims about EHR technology

Modern Healthcare: A whistleblower accused Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems of submitting hundreds of millions of dollars in false claims to HHS for federal incentive payments for meaningfully using electronic health records.

The lawsuit, unsealed by a federal court in Miami on Thursday, claimed that CHS made it a priority for its hospitals to submit attestations for incentive payments because they were an important source of revenue for the system. The two whistleblowers, who worked for CHS as recently as December 2016, allege the for-profit system received more than $450 million in EHR incentive payments between 2012 and 2015.

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