Meaningful Use Survivor: 4 Steps to a Successful Audit

EHR Incentive Audits 2.0

Meaningful Use Audit Webinar Designed for the Behavioral Health Eligible Professional

by Jim Tate Twitter: @JimTate

For many providers this has been the Summer of  EHR Incentive Audits. We knew they were coming, we heard the footsteps, and now every vendor and provider knows someone who has received an audit based on their CMS EHR incentive attestation. Both pre-payment and post-payment audits are arriving on the wings of emailed “audit engagement” notifications. I have received many call from providers who are undergoing audits based on a 2011 attestation.

Here are two resources that might help your prepare for and address a potential EHR Incentive audit:

Security Risk Analysis: It is estimated over half of eligible professionals who attest do not meet this required measure. CMS knows this. The auditors know this. Just do it and review it every year. It is not a check list. It is not taken care of by your EHR vendor. It is up to you. If need somebody to do this for you quit putting this off and contact Health Security Solutions.

Educational Posts and CMS Audit Information: I have placed an EHR Incentive Audits resource page on my website with links to forms, documentation requirements, and fact sheets.

If you’re a Behavioral Health Eligible Professional I’ll be presenting a webinar on September 12 at 2 pm Eastern to help you avoid or survive an audit. Learning objectives:

  • What documentation you need to retain as part of your EHR audit package
  • The audit process basics
  • How to respond to a Meaningful Use audit
  • First-hand knowledge from Meaningful Use audits I’ve participated in

You can register here. Jim Tate is founder of EMR Advocate and a nationally recognized expert on the CMS EHR Incentive Program, certified EHR technology and meaningful use. Contact him at