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Comment & Response
September 2017

Medicare Billing and Reimbursement Differ for Women and Men in Ophthalmology

Author Affiliations
  • 1Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 2LM Christmann Consulting, Bradenton, Florida
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017;135(9):1005-1006. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2017.2782

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.

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