As reported by Law360 (subscription), Lieff Cabraser and co-counsel have filed a proposed class action lawsuit on behalf of a Florida pediatrics group against health technology company Greenway Health for alleged fraud and other deceptive practices in connection with the sale of Greenway’s Electronic Health Record (“EHR”) systems, marketed to and used by healthcare providers.
For years, Greenway promised that its software was capable of meeting the requirements of the Federal Government’s Meaningful Use program, which sets nationwide standards and provides substantial subsidies for companies who use properly compliant health record software. Emerging evidence has shown that Greenway’s software does not comply with these requirements, and may have been knowingly non-compliant for years.
In the suit filed last week in federal court, Altamonte Pediatric Associates PA said Greenway’s Intergy electronic health records software failed to comply with the federal government’s Meaningful Use program, resulting in insufficiencies that cost the pediatrics group at least $68,000 in missed incentive payments from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. As noted by Law360, the incentive program, implemented in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, allows health care providers that can show meaningful use of the electronic records technology to receive significant incentive payments from Medicare and Medicaid.
In the complaint, Altamonte says Greenway guaranteed in the contract that any systems it provided were and would remain compliant with federal regulations.
“Altamonte Pediatric and other similarly situated customers have been deprived of the fundamental benefit of their bargain with Greenway: software that fully complies with the nationwide standards for [electronic health records],” the complaint notes.
Contact a Consumer Protection Lawyer at Lieff Cabraser
If your medical business relies on Electronic Health Record software you suspect may be deficient with respect to the requisite government standards, you may be losing significant incentive monies on a past and/or ongoing basis. We invite you to complete the contact form on the Greenway EHR fraud case page or call us toll-free at 1 800 541-7358.
Lieff Cabraser is a national law firm that represents consumers and small businesses throughout the United States in fraud and deceptive practices lawsuits, including healthcare providers in a lawsuit against eClinicalWorks, a large EHR vendor. The information you provide will assist our investigation. We will review and evaluate your complaint for free and without any obligation on your part.