CMS to develop guidance for copying and pasting between EHRs

12/10/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

CMS officials announced plans to develop guidelines for copying and pasting information within and between patient EHRs in response to a report from the Office of Inspector General saying the practice might invite fraud. The OIG acknowledged that cloning information from patient records can enhance efficiency, but said the practice can also perpetuate errors. Some health insurers have said they would reject claims based on cloned information.

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