Medicare's Biggest Bills & The Cost Of Health Care

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The first public records of their kind, recently released by Medicare, reveal that the program paid 880,000 participating doctors $77 billion in 2012. So far, only Medicare Part B records for that year have been made public, detailing expenses doctors billed for and how much payment they received. The figures can be misleading at first glance because individual doctors often file for themselves and multiple colleagues, but the information highlights some of the most glaring issues driving up the cost of health care and also spotlights potential sources of fraud.

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First: The biotech company that gave "secret discounts" to doctors who bought its $2,000 drug, while also selling a cheap alternative.

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