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CMS: $653 million in EHR incentives paid
Modern Healthcare

The federal government has paid out more than $653 million for electronic health-record system incentive payments to programs under Medicare and Medicaid, according to the latest data from the CMS (PDF). The programs, created under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, have registered 90,650 organizations or individual providers through Aug. 31, the CMS reports.

So far, Medicaid program payments for hospitals, physicians and other eligible professionals that have adopted, implemented or upgraded to a certified EHR system have totaled $389 million.