Friday, June 7, 2013

EHR Incentives $14.6 Billion

According to Robert Anthony, deputy director of the HIT Initiative Group at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Office of E-Health Standards and Services, the federal government had paid $14.6 billion in EHR incentives by the end of April 2013.
"More than 77 percent of hospitals have been paid under the program, and registration for eligible providers continues at 75 percent. Three out of every four eligible hospitals have made a financial commitment to an electronic health record."
- Healthcare IT News
Anthony reported that the data through April show that 194,080 providers and 2,977 hospitals are meaningful users of EHRs.
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Sources:
(a) $14.6 Billion in MU Incentives Paid - www.HealthcareITnews.com, 06/06/2013

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