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Four States Receiving Federal Matching Funds for EHRs

January 26, 2010
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The Baltimore-based Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the Medicaid programs in four states will receive federal matching funds for state planning activities necessary to implement the EHR incentive program established by ARRA.

Alaska will receive approximately $900,000 in federal matching funds; Kentucky will receive $2.60 million; South Carolina will get $1.48 million; and Wisconsin will get $1.37 million.

According to CMS, all four states will use the funds to gather information on issues such as existing barriers to its use of EHRs, provider eligibility for EHR incentive payments, and the creation of a State Medicaid HIT Plan, which will define the state’s vision for its long-term HIT use.

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