Medicare’s Mixed Bounty
Medicare released data on Wednesday detailing how much it paid medical providers in 2012 – the first release of its type since 1979. The insurance program for the elderly and disabled spent about $1,900 per enrollee to pay individual medical providers across the country that year. Spending in Florida was 54 percent higher.
PublishedApril 30, 2014
Note: Medicare reimbursements vary by locale. Payments calculated by dividing total payments to individual providers by number of enrollees in Medicare’s Fee-for-Service insurance program.
Sources: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
GRAPHIC: CHLOE WHITEAKER / BLOOMBERG VISUAL DATA
WITH ASSISTANCE FROM PHIL KUNTZ AND JULIAN BURGESS