This Ophthalmologist Collected $21,000,000 in 2012 From Medicare?

The article below in the NYT is an interesting one for EM physicians. Guess who makes a lot of money? Yep, opthalmologists, radiation oncologists, and a few others. Here’s a quote:

“In 2012, 100 doctors received a total of $610 million, ranging from a Florida ophthalmologist who was paid $21 million by Medicare to dozens of doctors, eye and cancer specialists chief among them, who received more than $4 million each that year.”

$21 million dollars collected by ONE eye doc. Huh? there are some subtleties but interesting nonetheless.

http://nyti.ms/1hqBVxh

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