Newspaper discloses US Medicare “millionaires”

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 09 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:646

At least 72 doctors in six states in the US charged more than $1m (£670000) each in 1992 for treating Medicare patients. The figures emerged in a series of recent articles in the Palm Beach Post. The newspaper's owners, Cox Newspapers, took legal action under the Freedom of Information Act and forced the Health Care Financing Administration to provide computerised records for the states where the chain owns newspapers.

In Florida, which is home to 43 of the high …

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