GAO report highlights digital divide in EHR incentive payments

12/16/2012 | Healthcare Informatics online

Pediatric hospitals were 1.6 times more likely and acute care facilities were 1.7 times more likely to receive Medicaid EHR incentives for last year than were critical access hospitals, according to a report released by the Government Accountability Office. The report also showed 57% of hospitals with incentives were not affiliated with a medical system chain, while the same percentage were nonprofit hospitals.

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