Despite increasing concerns over the meaningful use drop out rate, $15.5 billion in EHR incentive payments has been made to eligible providers and hospitals in the program totaling 309,802 since 2011.
According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) data, 3,661 Medicare eligible professionals, 2,240 Medicaid eligible professionals and 52 hospitals have joined the program in June 2013 bringing the total of active registrations to 405,437 providers. 305,778 physicians and other eligible providers have been paid more than $6.3 billion.
Eight out of ten hospitals have received incentive for Stage 1. The data also shows that 11% of hospitals have not registered for the program yet. The CMS data also shows that 1,916 eligible professionals and 331 eligible hospitals have had their incentive payments reduced due to sequestration.
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