Your tax dollars at work: How much Medicare pays your doctor

Screen Shot 2014-04-09 at 10.37.18 AMFor the first time — with a little legal prodding– Medicare has released information on how much it pays individual doctors.

The New York Times already has a searchable database. Check it out.

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, according to the most detailed data ever released in Medicare’s nearly 50-year history.

More here:

Bloomberg:Medicare Millionaires Totaling Almost 4,000 Seen in Data

LA Times

 

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