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The Story Behind the Story
By Robert Liles, Esq.

In September 2012, electronic health records (EHRs) had their 15 minutes of fame. First, the Center for Public Integrity published a paper showing that Medicare billings go up concomitant with providers switching to electronic health record (EHR) systems. This was followed by a similar front-page story in the New York Times and a subsequent editorial decrying this abuse by EHR users. The reaction to this story was swift and predictable.

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