Medicare Data Shines Light on Billions Paid to TX Doctors

Texas doctors who treat Medicare patients earned a combined $4.6 billion from the federal insurer of the elderly in 2012, with the state's ophthalmologists and oncologists raking in the most, according to detailed data from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

The massive data set, which was released last week, casts light for the first time on the money Texas doctors make for treating the state's more than 3 million Medicare beneficiaries. It lists names of physicians, the cities in which they practice, the type and number of health care services they provided and ...

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