posted on Apr, 9 2014 @ 05:58 PM
Want a career change, become an ophthalmologist.
This is your Tax money.
By Caroline Chen and Sophia Pearson Apr 10, 2014 6:46 AM
A doctor who treats a degenerative eye disease in seniors was paid $21 million by Medicare in 2012, twice the amount received by the next
ophthalmologist on a list of 880,000 medical providers released by the government.
64 Times Average
Salomon Melgen, a Florida ophthalmologist who has been linked to a criminal probe involving U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, was paid $20,827,341 in
2012, or 64 times the average in his field, the data show. His appeal of a 2009 ruling that found he overbilled Medicare by $8.9 million was rejected
last year. Farid Fata, a Michigan oncologist was paid $10,063,281 in 2012, was charged with Medicare fraud in August, according to court records. The
data opens fresh questions about Medicare’s payment policies.