Methodist Health System, Dallas, announced that three of its hospitals earned $3.7 million in federal payments through the Medicaid electronic health-record system incentive program.
Methodist Health earns EHR payments
The four-hospital health system was presented a check by Stephen Palmer, director of the Office of e-Health Coordination with the Texas Health and Human Services Council in Austin, according to a Methodist news release. The release stated that Methodist is the first Texas health system to receive payments for having met the Stage 1 requirements for meaningful use of EHR technology.
Of the total, Methodist Dallas earned $2.4 million; Methodist Charlton earned $1.1 million; and Methodist Mansfield earned $169,000. Methodist will use the funds to offset the ongoing cost of upgrading and implementing new features in its EHR technology, according to the release.
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