CMS Has Paid $400M in EHR Incentives

A CMS official told the Health IT Policy Committee that the government has paid $400 million in meaningful use incentives to date, according to a Healthcare IT News report.

Robert Tagalicod, director of CMS' Office of e-Health Standards and Services, provided the committee with data regarding electronic health records and meaningful use. Data indicate that of 2,383 physicians and other eligible professionals who have attested for meaningful use, 137 were unsuccessful. One hundred hospitals have attested successfully.

Read the Healthcare IT News report on meaningful use incentive payments.

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