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Electronic Health Records: 16% of Hospitals, 9% of Doctors Get Medicare Incentive Pay

The percentage of hospitals and physicians getting Medicare incentive payments for "meaningful use" of electronic health record (EHR) technology seems to be lower than officials at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) had been hoping back in January 2011.

Investigators at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) responded to questions from Congress about the EHR incentive program by comparing the number of Medicare providers who had received EHR incentive payments with the number of Medicare providers eligible to receive the payments.

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