Hospitals Receive $1.8B in EHR Incentive Payments in CY 2011

Just over 600 hospitals received Medicare incentive payments totaling $1.1 billion for meaningful use of electronic health records in calendar year 2011, according to a CMS draft report to the Health Information Technology Policy Committee.

While 1,016 hospitals also received Medicaid EHR incentive payments totaling $787.5 million in CY 2011, Medicaid program participants do not need to demonstrate meaningful use to receive an incentive payment in the first year.

A total of 2,834 hospitals are registered to participate in both the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs. Forty-two states have launched Medicaid EHR programs and 33 have dispersed incentives.

CMS will post the final 2011 report to their website.

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