KPMD pays $1.7M restitution after defrauding government EHR incentive program: 4 details

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KPMD was ordered to pay $1.7 million in restitution for defrauding the government incentive program to implement EHRs.

1. KPMD signed a contract with the Georgetown, Ohio-based Southwestern Regional Medical Center in 2011 to implement EHR software and received government incentive payments through the HITECH Act.

2. KPMD's CEO later purchased the hospital, which falsely attested to federal and state incentive programs that its emergency room met the criteria for incentive payments. However, the hospital was in the process of closing.

3. The company received $1.7 million in incentive payments.

4. In December 2018, KPMD pleaded guilty to two counts of filing a false claim and paid $1.3 million to Medicare and $380,000 to Medicaid.

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