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March 25, 2013

State health care providers received more than $46 million to computerize records

Health care providers and hospitals in the state were paid a total of $46.61 million during the first 12 months of the Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Program, according to a news release from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Health care providers and hospitals in the state were paid a total of more than $45.61 million during the first 12 months of the Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Program, according to a news release from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

The federal initiative was intended to help pay providers to move health records to electronic systems.

Those receiving federal funds had to meet “meaningful use” requirements, which include at least one of the following: electronic submission of immunization data, syndromic surveillance data or reportable laboratory results, according to the release.

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