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Former hospital CFO guilty in EHR meaningful use case

HIM-HIPAA Insider, December 15, 2014

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The former chief financial officer (CFO) of Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center, Texas, pled guilty to making a false statement to Medicare, according to a November 13 U.S. Department of Justice press release.

 
Joe White, 67, of Cameron, Texas, oversaw EHR implementation and meaningful use attestation at Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center. On Nov. 20, 2012, White knowingly made a false statement to Medicare regarding the medical center’s progress in meeting meaningful use requirements. As a result, the medical center received $785,655 from Medicare, according to the press release.
 
White faces up to five years in federal prison.

 



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