Huntsville Doctors Top Medicare Reimbursement List


By Alabama News Network

 AP-AL--Medicare Reimbursements

Huntsville doctors top Medicare reimbursement list
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services data shows three Huntsville doctors received the most Medicare Part B reimbursements in Alabama. reports  Dr. Sammy Becdach and Dr. Jeremy Hon of the Clearview Cancer Institute each received more than $4.2 million in reimbursements, and Dr. John Waples received more than $4.8 million.
The Medical Association of the State of Alabama says the median reimbursement is roughly $30,000.
Waples says all patient services at the cancer institute are billed under doctors' Medicare numbers, and the money is mostly used for chemotherapy and drugs doctors treat patients with.
Waples says the high payouts can also be linked to a high number of Medicare patients seeking treatment at the cancer institute, and doctors there using newer and more expensive technology and medications.
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