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02-10-2015, 03:59 PM   #1
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Has anyone looked up their Dr on OpenPaymentsData.cms.gov?

I was watching John Oliver last night and he had a segment covering the issues with pharmaceutical companies compensating doctors. There is a governmental website where you can look up how much your doctor receives. I looked mine up, and in a period of 4 months she got $77,000 worth of compensation (travel expenses, food and beverage, speaking fees, etc.) I don't know if I should be bothered by this. Has anyone else looked up their doctor?

Here's the link to the site:
openpaymentsdata.cms.gov
02-10-2015, 04:38 PM   #2
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I would be upset if they were being compensated for pushing a particular drug or treatment, but not for speaking engagements, travel or food. That's just part of many jobs.
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02-10-2015, 04:39 PM   #3
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After seeing your post, I looked up my doctors and none of them have anything listed for more than a few bucks for food expense.
02-10-2015, 11:00 PM   #4
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My primary care doc had a few hundred bucks of food expense. My GI is not listed at all.
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02-11-2015, 01:29 PM   #5
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Thanks! Only $17 worth of food for mine.
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