Meaningful use payments pass $30B mark

As of March 2015, CMS has paid out more than $30 billion in meaningful use payments to eligible professionals and eligible hospitals participating in both the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs.

According to CMS data, there are 447,842 providers participating in meaningful use programs as of March.

Of the $30 billion total in incentive payments, approximately $7.7 billion was paid to Medicare eligible professionals, $3.6 billion was paid to Medicaid eligible professionals, $18.3 billion was paid to eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals and $400 million was paid to Medicare Advantage organizations.

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