Medicare, Medicaid EHR Meaningful Use Payments Surpass $8B In October

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | November 9, 2012

Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record payments have surpassed $8 billion since its inception, with $8.36 billion paid out to 165,800 eligible physicians and hospitals in total program estimates through the end of October.

Final figures will be available later this month as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services captures more complete data.

During October, CMS estimated that it paid Medicare eligible physicians and hospitals $435 million and Medicaid physicians and hospitals $210 million, for a total of $645 million, according to Robert Anthony, a specialist in CMS’ Office of eHealth Standards and Services. Hospitals accounted for $480 million.