One-third of states focus on Medicaid EHR incentives

Even with tight budgets, 17 states have forged ahead to launch their Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs--with 11 of them making electronic health record (EHR) incentive payments that total $114.4 million to qualifying physicians and hospitals, reports Government Health IT. According to last month's data for the Medicaid EHR program, 8,000 healthcare providers in 11 states have registered, with 1,325 paid $28 million in incentives; 19 Medicaid hospitals have registered, with two paying $4.4 million. Acute-care hospitals that are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid incentive programs have registered, with 90 paid $82 million. Article