Six more states will receive matching federal planning funds to implement programs to administer Medicaid incentive payments for meaningful use of electronic health records, bringing the total to at least 16 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is awarding the funds, authorized under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. States with new grants include Colorado ($798,000), Mississippi ($1.47 million), Nevada ($1.05 million), North Carolina ($2.29 million), Utah ($396,000) and Wyoming ($596,000).

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