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New bill would incentivize EHR adoption among behavioral health providers

Representatives from California and Kansas have introduced a new bill that would mimic the Meaningful Use program for behavioral health providers by offering incentives to those that adopt certified EHRs.

Introduced by Rep. Doris Matsui, D-Calif., and Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kansas, the bill would provide incentive payments to psychiatric hospitals, community mental health centers, outpatient treatment centers, substance-abuse treatment facilities, and independent psychologists and social workers that adopt certified EHR technology.

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FierceHealthcare (7/25/17)

Evan Sweeney