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EHR payments accelerate for docs, slow for hospitals
Modern Healthcare

Adoption of electronic health records by Medicare physicians is accelerating while the rate of hospitals adding the technology is slowing, according to federal data on the program’s spending through February.

Cumulative incentive payments for EHR adoption by physicians reached $636 million, a 57% increase over the previous month, while hospital payments rose to $1.4 billion, or 10% more than the previous month’s cumulative total, according to CMS data released by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.