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10 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

5 doctors in Franklin County top $1M in Medicare reimbursements

Medicare reimbursed five physicians in Franklin County more than $1 million each in 2012, according to a Dispatch analysis of government data released this month.

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Related Topix: Medicare, Health, Medicine, Franklin County, OH, Dow Jones & Co., Medicaid

14 hrs ago | Journal Gazette

Doctors say Medicare report only half of story

Fort Wayne physicians and health professionals who received the most money from Medicare Part B reimbursements in 2012 1. Three Rivers Ambulance Authority - $2.4 million 2. Dr. Gohar Salam, ophthalmology - $2.2 million 3. Dr. Steven Ko, rheumatology - $1.19 million 4. Dr. Jonathan Walker, ophthalmology - $1.15 million 5. Dr. William Hedrick, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Medicine, Medicare, Health, Fort Wayne, IN, Rheumatology

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Raw data can't give fair picture of costs

As president of the Ohio Ophthalmological Society , I write in response to last Saturday's Dispatch article "Database shows Medicare payments to local doctors."

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Related Topix: Medicare, Medicine, Opinion

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Newswise

University of Utah Ophthalmologist to Receive Top Honor for Vision Research

SALT LAKE CITY)-The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology has announced that University of Utah researcher Wolfgang Baehr, Ph.D., will receive the Proctor Medal -considered to be the highest honor in the world awarded to scientists working in vision research.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Sundance Film Festival, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, Biochemistry, Biology, Science

Thu Apr 17, 2014

BusinessWeek

How to Rein in Medicare's Runaway Costs

Among the surprises nestled in the recent release of Medicare payment data was this head-scratcher: Of the 50 physicians who got the most Medicare money in 2012, almost half were ophthalmologists.

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Related Topix: Medicare, Medicine

Alabama Live

Breaking down the Medicare millions to physicians, and what you can do about it

In 1979, a judge ruled that money paid by the government to physicians was not a matter of public record.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health, Medicine, Alabama, Medicaid, Opinion

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Vision Monday

Ophthalmic Front-Desk

Looking for a full time front desk professional with experience in Ophthalmology to work in a busy, one doctor practice in Raleigh.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Business Journal

Ambulance services top Medicare payments in Albany region

Ambulance services are among the most active health care providers in New York's Capital Region when it comes to getting paid by Medicare, according to federal data.

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Related Topix: Medicare, Health, Health Insurance, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Medicine, Oncology

Review of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmic Photographer" / "Imaging Technician

Primary responsibilities include photographing medical conditions of the eye to document diseases, surgeries, treatments, and congenital diseases to aid the ophthalmologist in the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Arts, Photography

American Academy of Family Physicians

FPs Can Help Minimize Alpha Blocker Risks for Cataract Surgery

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the American Academy of Ophthalmology have issued an educational update The good news is family physicians can play a role in reducing the likelihood of these adverse events by ensuring that patients who take these drugs know the importance of notifying their ophthalmologist before the eye ... (more)

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Related Topix: Medicine, Family Practice, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Enlarged Prostate, Health, Bph, Flomax, Tamsulosin (generic)

WFLA-AM Tampa

'Hope' the dog continues to improve from burns

Hope is a 1-year-old female, mixed-breed dog from Arcadia, Fla. who is being treated for burns, according to BluePearl.

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Related Topix: Arcadia, FL, Medicine

Customer Interaction Solutions

Image Sensors Market (Endoscopy, Radiology, Ophthalmology) Analysis and Forecast to 2018

RnRMarketResearch.com adds "Image Sensors Market Analysis and Forecast : By Applications , Surveillance, Automobile, Consumer, Defense, Industrial)); Technology and Geography" report to its research database.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cameras

Las Cruces Sun-News

Editorial: Release gives insight into medical costs

This was a breakthrough week for health-care transparency. For the first time, the Obama administration released doctor-specific information about Medicare payments, starting with 2012 data on $64 billion worth of billings.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Journalism, Opinion

Tue Apr 15, 2014

UnionLeader.com

NH doctors: There's more to Medicare list than meets the eye

A Portsmouth eye doctor who started a 15-doctor practice received $1.89 million in Medicare payments in 2012, more than any other physician in New Hampshire, according to an expanded list of physicians and other health care providers who bill Medicare.

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Related Topix: Medicare, Health, Medicine, Portsmouth, NH, Medicaid, Cardiology

Patch.com

$6.5M Gift Establishes Laboratory at UCSD for Regenerative Ophthalmology

A $6.5 million gift from a grateful patient will create the Richard C. Atkinson Laboratory for Regenerative Ophthalmology in the department of ophthalmology at the UC San Diego Shiley Eye Center .

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Related Topix: Medicine, UC San Diego, Stem Cell Research, Cell Biology, Biology, Science

Bradenton.com

New Manatee product holds promise to eliminate eyedropper woes

The Manatee County manufacturers of a new product called the SimplyTouch eyedropper say their invention could revolutionize the sometimes tricky process of squeezing eye drops into blinking eyes.

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Related Topix: Manatee County, FL, Inventions, Science / Technology, Medicine, Bradenton, FL, Sarasota, FL

Review of Ophthalmology

Front Desk Multi-task position for Optometry/Ophthalmology Office

We're looking for a talented front-desk staffer with experience in an Optometry/Ophthalmology setting to join our practice just outside Lynn, Massachusetts.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Lynn, MA

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Eye-disease drug is lucrative for Genentech, doctors

Some of the nation's most highly reimbursed doctors receive millions of dollars of Medicare payments a year from just one drug made by Genentech.

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Related Topix: Genentech, Startups, Medicine, Macular Degeneration, Health, South San Francisco, CA

Mental Help Net

Fewer Ophthalmologists Equals Less Diabetic Eye Care

In areas with less access to ophthalmologists, fewer individuals with diabetes, diabetic retinopathy, and age-related macular degeneration receive care, according to a study published in the April issue of JAMA Ophthalmology .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Macular Degeneration, Baruch College, City University of New York, Life, Food, Nutrition

SFGate

Eye-disease drug is lucrative for Genentech, doctors

Some of the nation's most highly reimbursed doctors receive millions of dollars of Medicare payments a year from just one drug made by Genentech.

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Related Topix: Genentech, Startups, Medicine, Macular Degeneration, Health, South San Francisco, CA

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