A: Data from a 2012 Government Accountability Office report show that in 2011, 14.1 percent of otolaryngologists successfully attested to meaningful use and received an incentive payment. Monthly reports are published by CMS showing the total number of active registrants in the Medicare and Medicaid programs and total physicians paid by specialty. As of February 2013, a total of 3,416 otolaryngologists have received a total of $59,309,447 in incentive payments since the program began, for an average total of more than $17,000 per physician.
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Q: Where can members get more information?
A: Visit entnet.org and click on Regulatory and Socioeconomic Advocacy on the lefthand side of the Practice & Advocacy page, and go to “Electronic Health Records and Meaningful Use.”