CMS Hands Out $6B For Health Care Providers' E-Records Use

Law360, New York (June 19, 2012, 8:28 PM EDT) -- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Tuesday that it had doled out $5.7 billion in incentive payments to some 112,000 doctors and hospitals that met certain goals for the adoption and use of electronic health records.

More than 110,000 health care providers and 2,400 hospitals have received a bonus for meeting at least some of the so-called meaningful use goals since the program was launched last year, CMS said. That's just under half of all eligible hospitals and one-fifth of eligible doctors, midwives and...
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