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Sickly nation is rewarding and lucrative

Sickly nation is rewarding and lucrative
April 09, 2014, 04:04:43 PM
Why aren't fitness and health more rewarding to the society as a whole? With such a formula as we have instead, public wellness should be avoided industry-wide.

New Jersey ranks fifth in the nation for the amount of money Medicare spent, reimbursing about 28,000 doctors, ambulance service providers and laboratories, according to the massive database released by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. California, Florida, Texas and New York made up the top four.

New Jersey doctors and other medical professionals earned $2.8 billion . Ophthalmologists, pathologists, radiologists and oncologists dominated the list of top earners in the state, mirroring the national data. Michael McGinnis, a pathologist from Wrightstown, was listed as New Jersey's top individual earner on the list, taking in $12.5 million. He was identified as an individual practitioner, although with 33,000 patients served, it is more likely he provided lab services. Calls to his office went unreturned today.