In a webcast posted last week, HHS-OIG officials said billing issues tied to the broader adoption of electronic medical records will be a priority for its 2013 work to address fraud in the Medicare program. The office also said it would review CMS oversight of contractors and outside auditors, the care beneficiaries receive in post-acute care settings and how CMS handles "poor performing" nursing homes. "Electronic medical records can improve quality of care and efficiency and help us uncover cases of fraud and abuse," said Inspector General Daniel Levinson. "At the same time, we must guard against the use of electronic records to cover up crimes. We must also be alert to cybersecurity threats. Targets can include medical records and also online payment systems."