Eye Doctors Say Medicare Pay List Unfairly Demonizes Them

U.S. officials, defending a decision to release pay data that suggests some eye doctors made millions of dollars from Medicare, say the list should spur physicians to push lower-cost drugs to their patients. Doctors say they’re being unfairly flogged for …
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7 doctors got more than $10M from Medicare in 2012

WASHINGTON — They are the $10 million men of Medicare. In 2012, seven physicians in the country received more than $10 million in reimbursements for services billed to Medicare, according to newly released federal data. They range from ophthalmologists …
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Doctors\’ Billing System Stays Stuck In The 1970s For Now

For doctors, hospitals and insurance companies, all the complexities of medicine get boiled down into a system of codes. These codes are used to track and pay for every procedure you can think of. There\’s 813.02 for mending a broken forearm, and 800.09 for …
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Medicare doctors: Who gets the big bucks & for what

The numbers are eye popping. Medicare paid doctors $77 billion in 2012 to care for the nation\’s elderly and disabled, according to an unprecedented trove of data released Wednesday by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Thousands of …
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How Obamacare Leaves Some People Without Doctors

LOS ANGELES – In January, a doctor told Noam Friedlander, who was suffering from excruciating lower back pain, that she needed surgery to remove part of a severely herniated disc. Friedlander had Blue Shield insurance through Covered California, California …
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Doctors make millions off of Medicare

Some doctors are making millions of dollars off of Medicare, with a handful collecting multi-million payments annually. One ophthalmologist from West Palm Beach, Fla., collected nearly $21 million, while a cardiologist from Ocala, Fla., received $18 …
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Sliver of Medicare Doctors Get Big Share of Payouts

A tiny fraction of the 880,000 doctors and other health care providers who take Medicare accounted for nearly a quarter of the roughly $77 billion paid out to them under the federal program, receiving millions of dollars each in some cases in a single year …
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Doctors Shun Insurance, Offering Care for Cash

LAREDO, Tex. — For 12 hours a day, the waiting room at Dr. Gustavo Villarreal’s family practice is packed with patients who pay a flat $50 fee for the convenience — or necessity — of a walk-in, quick-turn doctor’s visit. Efforts at both the state …
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