Diane Daniels helps overwhelmed seniors navigate their way through the Medicare Maze. While much is written, there's really very little help available to seniors to actually help them figure out how to best utilize the program. 

 

Add to that the fact that a small group of doctors accounted for a large chunk of Medicare payments once again. Medicare paid at least 3,900 individual health-care providers at least $1 million in 2013, according to a Bloomberg analysis of data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

 

Overall, the agency said it released data on $90 billion in payments to 950,000 individual providers and organizations. On average, doctors were reimbursed about $74,000, though five received more than $10 million. Why are these payments so high? Diane tries to provide answers. 

 

 

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