OIG Video on EHR Oversight and eCW Settlement

Posted on August 4, 2017 I Written By

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This video is a little dry, but about what you’d expect from an organization like OIG. However, it’s interesting that OIG found the $155 million settlement with eCW to be worthy of a video promoting the fact that OIG would pursue legal action against EHR vendors who don’t certify their EHR appropriately.

Check out the OIG video embedded below:

What do you think of this video? Is this needed? Is OIG sending a warning shot for other EHR vendors? Is this a type of healthcare fraud that we’re going to see a lot more of in the industry?

No doubt the eCW settlement has sent some shockwaves through the EHR industry and made a lot of EHR vendors wake up to the fact that they better not cut corners. The sad part is that I don’t think this increased effort to comply with EHR certification is really going to trickle down into benefits for doctors and patients. I do wonder if many lawyers watching this video will see this as an opportunity.

What do you think the impact has been and will be from the eCW settlement and this video?