News outlets are detailing the incentive payments health care providers in Arizona and Kansas have received from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for instituting standardized electronic health records.
Arizona Republic: Incentives Net Ariz. Health Care Providers $114M
Arizona health care providers have received $114.3 million in payments from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record incentive programs. CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology said Tuesday that 1,704 health-care providers in Arizona received payments. The federal program has paid more than $5.7 billion to more than 110,000 health-care professional and more than 2,400 hospitals nationwide (Alltucker, 6/19).