First 6 Months of Medicaid EHR Incentive Payments Total $25M

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TOPEKA, Kan. – During the first six months of the Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) paid $25,190,638 to what the program calls Eligible Hospitals (EHs) and Eligible Professionals (EPs). Payments were made between March and September.

KDHE’s Division of Health Care Finance is responsible for issuing these payments through funding from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The program is part of Kansas’ ongoing Health Information Technology insertion.

Because the Kansas Medicaid program currently covers 13.8 percent of the Kansas population, the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program plays a key role in supporting widespread HIT adoption in Kansas.

For more information on the Kansas Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, go to:  

http://www.kdheks.gov/hcf/hite/.

 

 


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