Four more states launched Medicaid electronic-health record incentive programs for providers this month. A total of 21 states have launched such payment programs since the beginning of the year.
Eligible clinicians and hospitals that treat Medicaid patients in Arizona, Connecticut, Rhode Island and West Virginia may begin registering and receiving incentive payments from their state Medicaid administrators if they meet the program's requirements, according to the CMS. The incentive program—created by the 2009 stimulus law—leaves states to administer their Medicaid incentive program, while the CMS manages the Medicare payment program.
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