CMS reveals Medicare physician pay data: FL eye doctor received almost $21 million


Topping Medicare’s list was Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen, whose relationship with Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., made headlines last year after news broke that the lawmaker used the doctor’s personal jet for trips to the Dominican Republic. Authorities declined to comment on the open investigation. (Photo: Melgen Retina Eye Center)

Modern Healthcare reports on the data that comes from the first-ever publication of Medicare Part B payments to individual physicians and physician practices by the CMS.

Topping Medicare’s list was Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen, with offices in West Palm Beach and Port St. Lucie, who received almost $21 million from Medicare.

For the complete story: http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20140409/INFO/304099975/fla-eye-doctor-received-almost-21-million-from-medicare

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