Excerpt: Recent articles have reported on a chain of Texas hospitals that received nearly $18 million in economic stimulus funds from CMS for moving to electronic medical records. These facilities continued to receive funding despite warnings that reached several agencies for more than four years of patient-care threats and allegations of fraud. This month, a federal grand jury indicted a top administrator of this hospital chain for allegedly defrauding the federal government of economic stimulus funds.
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