According to the latest figures from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the EHR incentive program has exceeded its total estimated payout of $22.5 billion.

CMS states in the January report that it has paid out a total of $20.937 billion in EHR incentives, with payments of $5.371 billion in 2011, $9.667 billion in 2012, and $5.896 billion in 2013. But these payments do not include another $1.942 billion to eligible hospitals in fiscal year 2014 so far, bringing the total to-date amount the program has paid to $22.78 billion.

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