Stimulus

Four state Medicaid programs receive EHR matching funds

Medicaid programs in four states will receive stimulus funds for planning activities to implement electronic health record incentive programs.

HHS awards funding for research into effective therapies and services for the disabled

HHS awards funding for research into effective therapies and services for the disabled

The Department of Health and Human Services has allocated stimulus funding for research projects that will attempt to determine the effectiveness of disability services, including rehabilitation services.

Government to give nearly $1.2 billion in grants for electronic health record adoption

The U.S. government plans to release nearly $1.2 billion in stimulus grants next year to help healthcare providers set up and use electronic health records.

GAO: Medicaid money, other stimulus funding not being used properly

So far, states have received roughly $29 billion in stimulus funds, more than 90% of which is supposed to go to Medicaid and a fund for education, public safety and other services. But according to a new report, much of that money isn't going to the intended recipients.