EHR Incentive Program Status Report June 2014

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The numbers and facts you are about to see are all true… As of 6/30/2014

In May 2013, CMS announced that more than half of all eligible health care providers had been paid under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. Read the press release here.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the most recent numbers for the EHR Incentive programs. Here are some Program-to-date highlights from this latest CMS report – June.

  • Active registrations of those completed totaled 484,681 breaking down with 320,891 Medicare EPs, 159,049 Medicaid EPs, and 4,741 hospitals.
  • 50 States and 5 territories have open Medicaid registration. For links to states’ Medicaid EHR Incentive Program websites, please see your State EHR Incentive Program Milestones and Web Resources guide.
  • A total of 408,059 unique providers have been paid with breakdown of 264,058 Medicare EPs, 125,778 Medicaid EPs, 4,588 eligible hospitals, and 13,635 Medicare Advantage Organizations for EPs.
  • 39,268 EPs have received a HPSA bonus payment for program years 2011 and 2012.
  • 3,382 hospitals have received payments under both Medicare and Medicaid (of those, 678 were CAHs).
  • A total of $24,666,132,402 has been paid out in the program to date.
  • Medicare EPs have been paid $6,393,558,419 with the majority of those, Doctors of Medicine or Osteopathy receiving $5,756,048,769.
  • Medicaid EPs have been paid $3,141,072,835 with the majority of those, Physicians receiving $2,219,232,686.
  • Eligible hospitals have been paid $14,724,747,441 with Medicare only $565,881,557, Medicaid only $342,544,474, and Medicare/Medicaid $13,816,321,410.
  • Medicare Advantage Organizations For Eligible Professionals have been paid $406,753,707.
  • Medicaid EHR Incentive payments began in January 2011 and Medicare EHR Incentive payments began in May 2011.

Visit the Data and Program Reports page on the CMS web site for the most up to date numbers on the EHR Incentive programs. For charting and analysis of this information, check out the Meaningful Use dataset on the Dashboard.

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