Friday, November 8, 2013

CMS: $16.5B in EHR Incentive Payments

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that as of September 2013 it had disbursed $16.5 billion in electronic health record (EHR) incentive payments to 325,124 eligible hospitals and medical professionals participating in the meaningful use program.

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."
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Sources:
(a) CMS Paid $16.5B in EHR Incentive Payments Through September - www.iHealthBeat.org, 11/7/2013

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