The US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) found in a recent study that up to $729.4 million (12 percent of the total) were erroneously paid in EHR incentive payments to healthcare providers who did not meet meaningful use requirements. The estimate was based on a sample of payments made from May 2011 to June 2014 to 100 providers, of which 14 had either failed to meet bonus criteria or didn’t provide proof that they had. DHHS recommended that the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) recover the payments made in error to the sampled providers, as well as review other payments to determine what other errors were made, with the aim of recouping invalid payments. Physicians who need help defending their attestation can contact the ACCMA at (510) 654-5383.