Friday, May 10, 2013

EHR Incentives Top $13.7 Billion

EHR incentive payments continue to increase, past the $13.7 billion mark. Rob Anthony, from the CMS Office of e-health Standards and Services, said "We have a majority of hospitals registered at this point."

Some hospitals, primarily in rural areas, are not yet participating in the reimbursement program; the CMS is working to understand and address the challenges for these providers.

"86 percent of eligible hospitals have registered for the meaningful use program, and 77 percent have received reimbursement payments."
- Rob Anthony, CMS Office of e-health Standards and Services
Figures are not yet available for April but Anthony expects it to be another big month for reimbursements.
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Sources:
(a) EHR incentive payments surge to $13.7B - Healthcare IT News, 05/08/2013

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