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Use of Electronic Health Record Systems in 2011 Among Medicare Physicians Providing Evaluation and Management Services

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The OIG found that 57 percent of Medicare physicians used an EHR system at their primary practice location in 2011. Twenty-two percent of physicians first began using EHR systems to document E/M services in 2011, the year that CMS commenced its incentive program. Additionally, three of every four Medicare physicians with an EHR system used a certified system to document E/M services. Finally, although many EHR systems can assist physicians in assigning codes for E/M services, the OIG found that most Medicare physicians manually assigned E/M codes.

See on oig.hhs.gov

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