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HHS Gives $20 Million for Rural EHRs

Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, September 14, 2010

The HITECH Act created the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs, which will provide incentive payments to eligible professionals and hospitals that adopt and demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology. Incentives totaling as much as $27.4 billion over 10 years could be expended.

The recipients of the money are listed here.

Cheryl Clark is senior quality editor and California correspondent for HealthLeaders Media. She is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists.

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1 comments on "HHS Gives $20 Million for Rural EHRs"

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