More than $31B in MU incentive payments made to providers

A whopping $31.3 billion in incentive payments have been made to providers pursuant to the Meaningful Use program, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid's latest report, which includes data through July 2015.

To date 306,825 eligible professionals (EPs) and 4,430 eligible hospitals (EHs) and critical access hospitals (CAHs) have attested to Stage 1 of the program; 56,658 EPs and 1,532 EHs and CAHs have attested to Stage 2.

There now are 543,524 EPs, CAHS and EHs actively registered in the Meaningful Use program. The highest percentage of registrants registered when the program first began to accept them in 2011. Report (.pdf)

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