Kansas hospitals receive payments from Medicaid incentive program

Twenty-three Kansas hospitals have received their first payments under the Medicaid Electronic Health Records Incentive Program.

Together they will get $10,433,183.05 for promoting and achieving widespread adoption of Health Information Technology, which improves the coordination and delivery of health care services for patients.

“Our goal is to improve the quality and coordination of care by connecting providers to patient information at the point of care through the use of electronic health records,” said Aaron Dunkel, KDHE Deputy Secretary. “These first payments under the incentive program score Kansas a significant milestone in our work to improve public health tracking and reporting and the overall standard of care as critical information is securely maintained and accessed by our providers.”

The hospitals include: Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, $301,655; Newton Medical Center, $228,768; Sumner Regional Medical Center, Wellington $487,771; Wesley Medical Center, Wichita $1,870,554; William Newton Memorial Hospital, Winfield 506,508.