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3,900 physicians earn millions from Medicare in 2013: 3 things to know

CMS recently released data on Medicare payments to healthcare organizations and providers. Approximately, 3,900 healthcare providers received at least $1 million  each in 2013, according to a Bloomberg Business report. Here are three things to know.

1. The CMS data covered $90 billion in payments to 950,000 healthcare providers and organizations.

2. Physicians received average reimbursement of $74,000. Just five physicians received more than $10 million in Medicare payments, according to the report.

3. Two individuals, cardiologist Asad Qamar, MD, and ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen, MD, received $15.9 million and $14.4 million in Medicare payments, respectively. Both physicians are now facing legal scrutiny.  

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