Former HHS Head Speaks Out on EMR Funding

The money the federal government collects from health care fraud and abuse should go toward helping providers implement an electronic medical record, Tommy Thompson, the former secretary of Health and Human Services, said Tuesday.

Speaking at a Nashville Health Care Council briefing, Thompson said the $1.8 billion HHS collects from this program currently goes toward the Department of Justice. Instead, it should be fed into a capital account for implementing health care technology.

“What better way to take away from bad actors and give to good actors?” Thompson said.

Read the full story at the Nashville Business Journal

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