States have joined the goal-setting trend for the implementation of EHR and meaningful use, according to a joint statement from National Coordinator for Health IT Dr. Farzad Mostashari and CMS Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner on a CMS blog. They said Washington aims to have 40% of hospitals and health care providers in the state receive incentives by the end of the year, while California's goal is 10,000 providers receiving Medicaid payments and $500 million in incentive payments distributed by June.

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