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

Medicare Payments to Individual Providers Per Enrollee

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