Kansas hospital pays $250K to settle charges it falsified EHR security risk assessment

Nathan Eddy reports:

Coffey Health System, a 25-bed critical access hospital in Kansas, has agreed to pay a $250,000 settlement for alleged False Claims Act violations related to its meaningful use attestation.

Specifically, the U.S. Department of Justice charged that the hospital falsely attested that it had conducted the necessary security assessment to comply with the federal Electronic Health Records Incentive Program.

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