To the Editor This well-written analysis of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services data examined the billing and collection patterns of ophthalmologists in outpatient, nonfacility-based settings. The study reported that on average, (1) female ophthalmologists collected $0.58 for every $1 collected by a male ophthalmologist, (2) there were fewer charges submitted by female ophthalmologists, and (3) male ophthalmologists submitted different types of codes.
Salim S, Christmann LM. Medicare Billing and Reimbursement Differ for Women and Men in Ophthalmology. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017;135(9):1005–1006. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2017.2782
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