Michael A. Dowell Published in BNA's Health Law Reporter

November 29, 2012

“Meaningful Use Electronic Health Record Incentive Payment Audits: Are You Ready?”

Hinshaw Health Care partner Michael A. Dowell wrote an article published by Bloomberg BNA's Health Law Reporter in its November 29, 2012 issue. The article discusses the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program created by Congress in 2009 as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, outlines components of the related attestation and audit processes, makes the case for an increase in audits by the OIG, and gives providers practical solutions to prepare for an audit.

Michael A. Dowell is a partner in Hinshaw's Los Angeles office. He has extensive experience representing healthcare organizations on operational issues, regulatory compliance and transactional matters. His clients include hospitals and health systems, community health centers, federally qualified health centers, pharmacies, managed care plans, physician organizations, management companies, pharmacy benefit managers, ancillary service providers and a variety of other businesses in the healthcare industry.

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