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Healthcare Providers Receive $158 Million in EHR Incentives from U.S. Government

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced last week that in the past year healthcare providers have received $158.3 million in EHR incentives. The incentives have been advocated by the Obama administration to encourage doctors and hospitals to use digital health records that meet federal standards. This encouragement coincides with the Administration’s goal to have half of Americans using digital health records by 2014.

Healthcare providers can receive $63,750 during six years from the Medicaid program and up to $44,000 during five years from the Medicare program. For more information on the meaningful use of electronic health records please contact a Wachler & Associates attorney at 248-544-0888.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

http://www.cms.gov/EHRIncentivePrograms/

announced

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-26/u-s-pays-158-million-to-doctors-to-adopt-digital-records.html

digital health records

https://www.wachler.com/CM/Custom/When%20Purchasing%20Electronic%20Health%20Records%20Buyer%20Beware.pdf

Wachler & Associates

https://www.wachler.com/