CMS Health Insurance Specialist Robert Anthony said they expect an "upward trend" in payments throughout December 2013 and January 2014.
"CMS had disbursed $16.5 billion in electronic health record incentive payments to 325,124 eligible hospitals and medical professionals participating in the meaningful use program."The process of qualifying for meaningful use incentive payments includes a risk assessment and complying with privacy and security requirements. Organizations can comply with these requirements with low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics for user access compliance as well as proactive privacy breach detection.
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(a) CMS Paid $16.5B in EHR Incentive Payments Through September - www.iHealthBeat.org, 11/7/2013