Last month, doctor John Henning Schumann wrote an article for NPR about new Medicare billing data recently released to the public for the first time showing which physicians are getting paid by Medicare and for what services.
“A few docs at the top of the Medicare pay pyramid made headlines. Some pathology groups, which analyze blood and tissue samples, bill Medicare for all of their tests under one physician’s name. Other top billers were ophthalmologists who use expensive drugs in their offices that are reimbursed by Medicare as a practice expense.”
Henning Schumann decided to use data to see how he compared to other doctors in terms of Medicare reimbursement, explaining along the way his reimbursements and why each charge was made.
Read the full report.