Story URL: http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=229645
Story Retrieval Date: 9/16/2014 6:27:48 PM CST
Twenty Chicago doctors collected $26.7 million from Medicare reimbursements in 2012, according to data released by the Obama administration Wednesday. Those physicians each received an average payout of $1.3 million that year.
Oncologist-hematologist Mark Karides topped the list, collecting almost $2.5 million from Medicare. His colleagues at Progressive Care S.C., Irfan Mirza and Bozena Witek, rank no. 3 and 10 on the list, pulling in $1.8 million and $1.3 million respectively.
General practitioner Brian Murray ranked no. 2 on the list, earning $ 2.3 million from Medicare.
The federal insurance provider issued the largest reimbursements in Chicago to oncologists, followed by hematologists with general practice physicians a distant third.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid, a federal agency, released the granular payment data Wednesday. It details how much individual healthcare providers across the country received for each procedure.
The $26.7 million sum reflects the city’s top collectors from the federal insurance provider.