Friday, October 19, 2012

About $7.7B in Meaningful Use Payments Doled Out, CMS Says


On Wednesday, CMS officials provided an update on the meaningful use program, saying that about $7.7 billion in incentive payments had been distributed as of last month, Government Health IT reports.

Under the 2009 federal economic stimulus package, health care providers who demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR systems can qualify for Medicaid and Medicare incentive payments.

The officials offered the update during the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's Government Health IT Virtual Briefing.

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