Konica Minolta settles EHR false claims allegations: 4 details

Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas will pay $500,000 to settle charges that it violated the False Claims Act violation with its EHR software.

Four things to know:

1. Konica Minolta acquired Viztek, an IT vendor with integrated EHR software, in October 2015.

2. In December 2017, a lawsuit was filed accusing Konica Minolta of submitting false claims to HHS about meeting requirements to participate in the HHS EHR incentive program with the Viztek software.

3. Viztek knowingly falsely represented its EXA EHR as being in compliance with requirements for certification for the federal incentive program, when it did not meet those requirements, according to the lawsuit. Hospitals and health systems using its EHR falsely attested to meeting CMS requirements for the incentive payments as a result.

4. Konica Minolta will pay $500,000 to settle the allegations. The payment is not an admission of guilt.

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