Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Strong Enrollment of Eligible Hospitals and Providers in HITECH Act EHR Incentive Programs

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released updated data (as of November 2013) about the number of eligible hospitals and providers who have registered for Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act incentive payments for the meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs). 93% of eligible hospitals and 82% of eligible physicians and other providers have registered for CMS’ HITECH Act incentive payments. 339 eligible hospitals and nearly 96,000 eligible providers have yet to register. More significantly for the advancement of actual adoption and use of EHRs, 86% of the registered eligible hospitals (over 4,300 hospitals), 71% of Medicaid registered eligible providers (more than 58,000 providers), and 62% of Medicare registered eligible providers (more than 151,000 providers) have received HITECH Act incentive payments.

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