Medicare Data Shines Light on Billions Paid to Texas Doctors

April 14, 2014 9:14 PM

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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 the average charges for particular services, among other details.

The data show that 342 Texas doctors were each paid more than $1 million by Medicare in 2012. The 20 doctors paid the most by Medicare that year — from a Tyler ophthalmologist who received $6.8 million to a rheumatologist from the same city who was paid $3.1 million — earned a combined $79.5 million...

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