Slideshow: Top 10 states for EHR incentive payments

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    Since January 2011 through the end of April 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has paid out a total of $14.4 billion to eligible professionals and hospitals making meaningful use of certified EHR systems. That figure includes $8.9 billion in payments under the Medicare EHR Incentive Program and $5.5 billion in payments under the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.

    CMS has issued 345,559 total incentive payments across all 50 states, the District of Columbia and 5 U.S. Territories, with an average payment of $41,803.

    Combined Medicare and Medicaid disbursements to the top 10 states totaled $7.4 billion, more than half of all payments made. Click through this slideshow to find out where the money went.

    All figures taken from the CMS website.