CMS EHR Incentive Program Status
Just the Facts from Joe Friday
The numbers and facts you are about to see are all true… As of May 11th
It has been one year since the first Medicare EHR incentive payments were issued. The following EHR Incentive program data comes from the CMS March program status report.
- Over 255,700 eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) have registered for the Medicare and/or Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs since the program start
- Over 14,000 registered for the Medicare and/or Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs in the month of March
- 44,014 EPs, and 911 eligible hospitals, and CAHs have been paid for successfully participating in the Medicare and/or Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs
- Medicare Incentive Payments
- EPs have received from the program start, $792,252,000
- Hospitals and CAHs have received from the program start, $1,600,061,599
- Medicaid Incentive Payments
- EPs $628,018,995
- Hospitals and CAHs, $1,494,008,173
- As of March 2012, there are 40 states that have made payments
- 566 hospitals have received payments under both Medicare and Medicaid (of those, 51 were CAHs).
- 7 States and Washington DC have not opened their Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. See most updated list of State programs, contacts, and intents.
- Getting paid for 2012 – July 3, 2012 is the last day for eligible hospitals to begin their 90-day reporting period to demonstrate meaningful use for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program.
ONC recently launched a Health IT website to provide key information and data on Federal Health IT initiatives and programs. For more numbers check out the Health IT Dashboard. This interactive site is using the ONC data to map and chart for usability.
The public comment period for the ONC and CMS proposed rules for Stage 2 Meaningful Use ended this week. Review some of the submitted comments from industry leaders.
- There are currently 446 submitted comments posted for the CMS NPRM.
- There are currently 445 submitted comments posted for the ONC NPRM.