1. CMS EHR Incentive Programs data, 2016.
  2. CMS Provider of Services (POS) data, March 2017. ONC uses the POS data to calculate the number of hospitals in each state. These calculations only include active (not closed, etc.) short term general, critical access, and children's hospitals, and exclude non-acute care facilities. These numbers represent all hospitals eligible to participate in the CMS EHR Incentive Programs.


Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. 'Hospitals Participating in the CMS EHR Incentive Programs,' Health IT Quick-Stat #45. August 2017.

As of 2016, over 95 percent of all eligible and Critical Access hospitals have demonstrated meaningful use of certified health IT through participation in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs.

Over 98 percent of all hospitals and 97 percent of Critical Access and small rural hospitals have demonstrated meaningful use and/or adopted, implemented or upgraded (AIU) any EHR. Participation includes both the demonstration of meaningful use through the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs, as well as payments for adopt, implement or upgrade through the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.

See Quick Stat #44 for office-based physician, nurse practitioner, and physician assistant participation data.

In depth hospital eligibility criteria for this program can be found at the official CMS site, <>.

  1. Small rural hospitals are facilities in non-metropolitan areas with fewer than 100 certified beds. Critical Access hospitals are facilities in non-metropolitan areas with fewer than 25 certified beds. For a more detailed description of critical access hospitals, see the official HRSA site <> for more information.
  2. See the /data page (keyword: meaningful use) to access this and other data related to the EHR Incentive Programs.
Content last reviewed on July 22, 2021
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