More than 56,000 providers have registered for the Medicare or Medicaid electronic health records meaningful use programs through May 2011, officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services noted during a Health Data Management Web seminar on June 21.

Through May, state Medicaid agencies have paid more than $114 million in incentive payments and Medicare payments have hit $75.8 million, said Jessica Kahn, the agency's Technical Director for Health IT in the Center for Medicaid, CHIP, Survey and Certification.

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