CMS: EHR Payments Total Nearly $6.6 Billion

According to the CMS' latest report 3,884 hospitals and 267,221 physicians and other so-called eligible professionals are now enrolled in the three federally funded electronic health-record system incentive payment programs. The numbers are based on data available through July.

So far, the programs—created under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009—have paid out not quite $6.6 billion, with $4.2 billion going to hospitals and almost $2.4 billion to physicians and other eligible professionals, such as dentists, optometrists, podiatrists, chiropractors, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and certain physician assistants.

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