$2.5B in EHR incentive payments issued in 2011, CMS says

01/11/2012 | Government Health IT online

CMS official Robert Tagalicod announced that 176,000 providers signed up for the Medicaid and Medicare electronic health record incentive programs last year. More than $2.5 billion in EHR payments were made to eligible hospitals and professionals in 2011, with steep growth figures seen in December. The CMS has set up a website to monitor and analyze data on the incentive programs.

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