EHR Incentive Program Status Report

Just the Facts from Joe Friday

The numbers and facts you are about to see are all true… As of 4/1/2013

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 – March.

  • Active registrations of those completed totaled 390,357 breaking down with 261,367 Medicare EPs, 124,657 Medicaid EPs, and 4,333 hospitals.
  • 49 of the 50 States have open Medicaid registrations. Hawaii has not begun their program but has stated it’s intention. Note from CMS: Just as state timelines for launching the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program vary, so do state timelines for other incentive program milestones, including when a state disburses its first incentive payment and when it starts collecting meaningful use attestations from eligible providers. For more information about when each state anticipates meeting specific incentive program milestones, as well links to states’ Medicaid EHR Incentive Program websites, please see your State EHR Incentive Program Milestones and Web Resources guide.
  • A total of 259,630 unique providers have been paid with breakdown of 160,890 Medicare EPs, 83,765 Medicaid EPs, 3,858 eligible hospitals, and 11,117 Medicare Advantage Organizations for EPs.
  • 9,211 EPs have received a HPSA bonus payment.
  • 1,988 hospitals have received payments under both Medicare and Medicaid (of those, 219 were CAHs).
  • A total of $13,710,402,219 has been paid out in the program to date.
  • Medicare EPs have been paid $3,184,095,294 with the majority of those, Doctors of Medicine or Osteopathy receiving $2,889,898,791.
  • Medicaid EPs have been paid $1,869,162,757 with the majority of those, Physicians receiving $1,356,056,130.
  • Eligible hospitals have been paid $8,467,707,681 with Medicare only $351,451,347, Medicaid only $223,434,487, and Medicare/Medicaid $7,892,821,847.
  • Medicare Advantage Organizations For Eligible Professionals have been paid $189,436,486.
  • 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.

Have a good weekend.