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Federal EHR payouts top $12.3 billion
Modern Healthcare

About 219,257 hospitals, office-based physicians and other eligible professionals have shared in just over $12.3 billion in federal electronic health-record incentive payments under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, according to government figures through February. The CMS, which operates EHR incentive payment programs under Medicare, Medicaid and Medicare Advantage, reported that $725 million was spent on incentives by the programs in February alone.