The top 25 physician groups reported an average of $224 million in Medicare payments through 2016, with a total of $5.6 billion in total payments. Internal medicine is the most common specialty type on the list, taking 11 of the 25 spots. This could be attributed to the wide range of therapy areas treated by internalists, leading to a greater volume of claims submitted to Medicare for reimbursement.
There was no significant correlation between location and Medicare payment. Physician groups from New York took 4 of the 25 spots, and California took 3. This is unsurprising, as these are two of the largest states by population and would have a higher patient volume than physician groups in other states.
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|Physician Group Name||Medicare Payments||Specialty||Number of Physicians||Explore This Dataset|
|1.||Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute (FL)||$556,934,341||Oncology||223||Explore This Profile|
|2.||Texas Oncology (TX)||$465,168,061||Oncology||472||Explore This Profile|
|3.||Arizona State Physicians Association (AZ)||$443,889,759||Pediatric Medicine||1,321||Explore This Profile|
|4.||HealthCare Partners IPA (NY)||$255,884,492||Internal Medicine||4,024||Explore This Profile|
|5.||NYC University Physicians Network (NY)||$224,688,375||Internal Medicine||2,815||Explore This Profile|
|6.||Northwell Health Physician Partners (NY)||$223,825,149||Emergency Medicine||3,004||Explore This Profile|
|7.||Lifebridge Health Physicians (MD)||$222,467,534||Internal Medicine||1,492||Explore This Profile|
|8.||North Texas Specialty Physicians (TX)||$219,197,104||Family Practice||891||Explore This Profile|
|9.||IPA of Nassau/Suffolk Counties (NY)||$216,949,595||Anesthesiology||641||Explore This Profile|
|10.||Palo Alto Medical Foundation (CA)||$214,306,043||Internal Medicine||2,428||Explore This Profile|
|11.||21st Century Oncology (AL)||$212,702,435||Radiology||335||Explore This Profile|
|12.||University of Penn Medical Group (PA)||$196,299,406||Internal Medicine||2,343||Explore This Profile|
|13.||Cleveland Clinic (OH)||$191,702,293||Internal Medicine||3,004||Explore This Profile|
|14.||Aurora Health Care Medical Group Inc (WI)||$183,636,044||Family Practice||1,936||Explore This Profile|
|15.||Christiana Care Health Services (DE)||$177,974,814||Internal Medicine||1,332||Explore This Profile|
|16.||Regional Cancer Care Associates (NJ)||$175,196,531||Oncology||147||Explore This Profile|
|17.||Sutter Medical Foundation (CA)||$172,674,812||Family Practice||1,548||Explore This Profile|
|18.||Mayo Clinic (MN)||$167,776,807||Anesthesiology||3,608||Explore This Profile|
|19.||Apogee Physicians (AZ)||$167,238,645||Internal Medicine||1,866||Explore This Profile|
|20.||Northwestern Medical Group (IL)||$164,417,458||Internal Medicine||1,969||Explore This Profile|
|21.||Advocate Medical Group (IL)||$160,358,157||Internal Medicine||1,935||Explore This Profile|
|22.||Ascension Medical Group (MI)||$157,053,899||Family Practice||2,125||Explore This Profile|
|23.||Sante Community Physicians (CA)||$154,180,271||Family Practice||857||Explore This Profile|
|24.||Beaumont Medical Group (MI)||$150,040,446||Internal Medicine||1,069||Explore This Profile|
|25.||Atrium Health Medical Group (NC)||$147,937,484||Pediatric Medicine||1,780||Explore This Profile|
Fig 1. Data from Definitive Healthcare based on 2016 Provider Utilization and Payment Data Physician and Other Supplier Public Use File. All information is verified by our in-house research team.