A whistle-blower false claims lawsuit filed against electronic health records vendor Epic Systems raises the issue of whether the company's billing software can be used to support fraud. In the complaint filed in 2015, which was updated in June 2017 and unsealed on Nov. 2 in a Florida district court, the plaintiff, Geraldine Petrowski – a former compliance worker at WakeMed Health in North Carolina – alleges that Epic's anesthesia billing software module is coded to enable its healthcare customers to double-bill Medicare, Medicaid and other payers for the anesthesia services they provide to patients.

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