Wednesday, May 27, 2015

CMS: Meaningful Use Payments Top $30B

As of March 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) has paid more than $30 billion in electronic health record (EHR) incentive payments to eligible hospitals and healthcare professionals. according to the latest CMS data.

According to the data, 535,567 active participants had signed up for the incentive program through March, and 429,000 eligible healthcare professionals and 4,800 eligible hospitals have received incentive payments as of March.

" providers who demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHRs can qualify for Medicaid and Medicare incentive payments." -
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(a) Meaningful Use Payments Top $30B as of March, CMS Says -, 05/26/2015

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