Hudock Quoted on Hospitals, Physicians Weighing Options for Financing EMRs

Report on Medicare Compliance

Robert Hudock, a Senior Associate in the Health Care and Life Sciences Practice in the Washington, DC office, was quoted in an article concerning how hospitals and physicians are weighing options for financing adoption of electronic medical records (EMRs).

In the article, "Providers Weigh Two Options for Financing EMRs Within Fraud and Abuse Exceptions," Hudock discussed the legal implications and fraud and abuse issues of various financing options, including financing through a vendor or bank; having physicians sign over Medicare reimbursement they would receive for adopting EMRs to the hospitals; and having hospitals themselves absorb the cost of deployment and recouping the physicians 15 percent contribution requirement from future stimulus payments.