CMS' Total Medicare, Medicaid EHR Incentive Payments Top $653M

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has spent more than $653 million on Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record incentive payments to date, according to a CMS August EHR monthly report.

CMS paid a total of more than $264 million in Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive payments in August alone, compared with nearly $124.2 million in July — an increase of approximately 112 percent.

Of the $264 million paid in August, approximately $114.9 million was paid for the Medicare program and approximately $149.7 for Medicaid.

Registrations for both Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs have reached 90,650 providers, including 13,099 in August. In contrast, only 9,548 providers registered for the programs in July.

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