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Medicare doled out $26.7 million to 20 Chicago doctors in 2012.


Medicare paid $27 million to 20 Chicago Docs in 2012

by Osahon Okundaye
April 09, 2014


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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.