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.