EHR Incentive Program Payments Total $12.6 Billion in February

"More than $12.6 billion has poured out of CMS coffers since the EHR Incentive Program started in 2011, according to the latest numbers, reaching more than 230,000 eligible professionals (EPs) and hospitals attesting to the meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs).  Payments distributed in February of 2013 topped estimates by nearly $400 million, setting records for the number of participants in the incentive program."