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Medicare unveils $77 billion in payouts nationwide in 2012
Medicare unveils $77 billion in payouts nationwide in 2012

Ending decades of secrecy, Medicare is showing what the giant health care program for seniors pays individual doctors, and some physicians got as much as $10 million in 2012. The Obama administration is releasing a detailed account Wednesday of $77 billion in payouts to more than 880,000 health care providers nationwide in 2012. The overwhelming majority of doctors billed the government modest amounts. Care providers in Maryland pulled in nearly 2.3 percent of the $77 billion in payments Medicare made in 2012, slightly more than its share for its population and number of seniors. Of the state's top 10 recipients, who received more than $84 million, five were doctors, four were...

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