CMS Reports over $10B Paid thru 2012 Under EHR Incentive Program

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CMS 3rd Quarter Report ID’s Hospitals & Physicians Receiving EHR Incentive Payments & More

CMS is required by the HITECH act to publish the Eligible Hospitals (EH’s) and Eligible Professionals (EP’s) that have received EHR Incentive Payments by demonstrating Meaningful Use of a certified EHR system. EP’s receiving payments under the Medicare EHR Incentive Program include Doctors of Medicine or Osteopathy, dentists, optometrists, podiatrists, and chiropractors. Recipients are published quarterly and spreadsheets for those receiving payments as of the 3rd quarter of 2012 may be downloaded at:
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$7.7B in Meaningful Use Payments says September CMS Report

CMS has released the September 2012 EHR Incentive Program report showing over $7.7B dollars paid out to professionals and hospitals under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs. The combined Medicare and Medicaid Payments thru September 2012 by state graph shows Texas, California, Florida, and New York as the top recipients. Continue reading

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CMS August Monthly Report Shows MU Incentive Payments over $7.1B

The CMS August EHR Incentive Program Report shows over $7.1B in payments to hospitals and individual providers as of August 31, 2012. Continue reading

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CMS 2Q 2012 EHR Provider Payments Reports Show who Received the $6.6B

CMS has updated the EHR Incentive Program Payments to show who has received payments for demonstrating Meaningful Use of an EHR system. A graph of the combined Medicare and Medicaid Payments by State from January 2011 to July 2012 shows Texas, California, Florida, Pennsylvania, and Ohio as the top five recipients by a large margin over all other states. Texas and California received the vast majority of payments under the Medicaid program. Continue reading

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CMS EHR Incentive Programs Reach $6.6B in Payments at the end of July 2012

The CMS July EHR Incentive Program Report details $6.6B in payments to hospitals and individual providers as of July 31, 2012. Payments under the Medicare EHR Incentive Program started in May of 2011 while Medicaid incentive payments started in January off 2011. Continue reading

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CMS EHR Incentive Programs Pay Out Over $6B thru the end of June 2012

The CMS June 2012 EHR Incentive Program Report shows $6,174,030,866 in payments from January of 2011 to the end of June 2012. Payments under the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program started in January 2011 while the Medicare EHR incentive payments started in May 2011. Continue reading

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CMS EHR Incentive Programs Achieve 2012 Goal for 2012 by end of May

CMS announced that more than 110,000 providers and over 3,000 eligible hospitals have been paid by the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. This surpasses the 100,000 provider goal set by CMS Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner and National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Farzad Mostashari, M.D., Sc.M. earlier this year.
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CMS 1Q 2012 EHR Provider Payments Reports Show who Received the $4.5B in Incentive Payments

CMS has updated the EHR Incentive Program Payments showing provider payments from the start of the program in January 2011 through March 2012. Looking at the Combined Medicare and Medicaid Payments by State Graph shows Texas, Florida, California, Pennsylvania, and Ohio to be the top four recipients. Continue reading

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Physicians continue to lag hospitals in EHR Meaningul Use Program: CMS March Stats

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Servies (CMS) Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program March 2012 Report summarizes almost $4.5B paid out from the inception of the program through the end of March 2012.   The number of Eligible Professionals (EP’s) registered for the program increased only slightly from 40% at the end of February to 43% at the end of March. Continue reading

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