EHR Vendor Settles HITECH Fraud Case

August 31, 2020 CynergisTek, Inc.

Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleges Konica Minolta Subsidiary Falsified Testing

Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleges Konica Minolta Subsidiary Falsified Testing

Federal prosecutors say an electronic health records vendor has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle a whistleblower case about the software maker allegedly falsifying testing results in 2015 to obtain product certification for participation in the HITECH Act meaningful use incentive program.

In a statement, the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General and Department of Justice say Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc., based in Wayne, New Jersey, agreed to settle the case alleging that its former subsidiary, Viztek LLC, caused healthcare providers to submit false claims for federal incentive payments for EHR use by misrepresenting the capabilities of its EHR software.

Marti Arvin, Executive Advisor at CynergisTek, offered commentary for this article, which focuses on a recent announcement from federal prosecutors who say that electronic health records vendor Konica Minolta Healthcare America has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle a whistleblower case about the software maker allegedly falsifying testing results in 2015 to obtain product certification for participation in the HITECH Act meaningful use incentive program.

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