Politico covered a ground-breaking $155 million settlement with electronic health records vendor eClinicalWorks. The settlement came as a result of a whistleblower lawsuit filed by Phillips & Cohen.
The case marks the first time the government has held an electronic health records vendor accountable for major meaningful use shortcomings by applying federal anti-kickback laws, said Colette G. Matzzie, a whistleblower attorney and partner at Phillips & Cohen.
The settlement is the largest False Claims Act recovery in the District of Vermont and apparently the largest financial recovery in the state’s history, said Eugenia Cowles, acting U.S. Attorney for the district. “This resolution demonstrates that EHR companies will not succeed in flouting the certification requirements.”