Hawaii's Medicaid program to get federal funds

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii and three other states are receiving federal matching funds for the electronic health record incentives program.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Monday that Hawaii's Medicaid program will receive about $836,000 for planning activities necessary to implement the program.

North Dakota is to get $226,000, Ohio nearly $2.3 million and Massachusetts some $3.5 million under the electronic health record incentives program established by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

The program is designed to make health care more efficient.

Officials say the records make it easier for the many providers who may be treating a Medicaid patient to coordinate care.

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