Thursday, February 19, 2015

Meaningful Use Incentives Top $28B

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) have paid over $28 billion in meaningful use incentive payments to hospitals and healthcare professionals, according to Modern Healthcare.

Reportedly, payments surged late in 2014 because eligible professionals had to meet program requirements for electronic health records (EHR) by year end.

"127,815 eligible professionals had attested to meaningful use for 2014, including 25,312 new participants and 4,090 eligible hospitals had attested to meaningful use for 2014, including 304 new participants ."
-Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
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Sources:
(a) CMS Has Doled Out $28B in Meaningful Use Incentives - www.iHealthBeat.org, 02/18/2015

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