List: 154 SC doctors, firms received more than $1 million in Medicare funds

April 9, 2014 

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SW PARRA — MCT

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released national payment information for the first time on April 9.

The information has little value when it comes to consumer health care decisions. Instead, the federal agency said it hopes the media and the general public will use the information to help root out waste and fraud.

But the first thing most people ask is: Who got paid the most? The answer is ambulance services and cancer doctors. Sick elderly people need transportation, from home to hospitals, and elderly people often need the expensive drugs used to fight cancer.

More than 150 doctors and service providers in South Carolina were paid more than $1 million in 2012 in Medicare funds. Here are those payments:

ProviderCityServiceTotal Medicare $
KARPENKO, MATTHEW, D.O.MYRTLE BEACHHematology/Oncology$2,897,902.65
ANDREWS, STEPHEN, DOMYRTLE BEACHRadiation Oncology$2,349,444.96
JACOBUS, DWIGHT, DOEASLEYOrthopedic Surgery$1,371,461.45
HILL, GENEVA, M. D.GREENVILLERheumatology$1,669,380.81
JOHNSON, JOSETTE, M. D.GREENVILLERheumatology$1,280,504.56
EZEKIEL, MARK, M.DNEWBERRYRadiation Oncology$1,875,198.13
DURRETT, WILLIAM, M.DAIKENAnesthesiology$1,014,152.34
FEINMAN, MITCHELL, M.D.ORANGEBURGRheumatology$2,661,159.03
MALIK, RAJEEV, M.D.ANDERSONHematology/Oncology$2,572,712.96
EL GENEIDY, MOHAMED, M.D.COLUMBIAHematology/Oncology$2,542,194.31
CONAWAY, DOUGLAS, M.D.MYRTLE BEACHRheumatology$2,100,823.84
CLOWNEY, BILLY, M.D.SUMTERHematology/Oncology$2,052,008.25
GEILS, GEORGE, M.D.CHARLESTONHematology/Oncology$1,890,561.79
BLACKWELL, ROBERT, M.D.GREENVILLEInterventional Pain Management$1,870,949.52
ALAM, TAUQUEER, M.D.SENECAInternal Medicine$1,707,153.01
ELLISON, DAVID, M.D.CHARLESTONHematology/Oncology$1,681,078.93
SAYLORS, GENE, M.D.CHARLESTONHematology/Oncology$1,649,455.02
LAWSON, JEFFREY, M.D.GREENVILLERheumatology$1,553,349.09
ORCUTT, JAMES, M.D.CHARLESTONHematology/Oncology$1,368,431.21
KEOGH, GEORGE, M.D.CHARLESTONHematology/Oncology$1,358,255.48
HOLDREN, REBECCA, M.D.GREENVILLEPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation$1,313,708.32
EAGERTON, DONALD, M.D.MYRTLE BEACHEndocrinology$1,270,053.62
STODDARD, LELAND, M.D.BEAUFORTOrthopedic Surgery$1,269,512.45
JABLON, ERIC, M.D.MT PLEASANTOphthalmology$1,218,863.70
KERRISON, JOHN, M.D.MT PLEASANTOphthalmology$1,207,915.56
BUNDY, ALBERT, M.D.HILTON HEADDermatology$1,194,803.54
DOERING, CHARLES, M.D.MURRELLS INLETOphthalmology$1,172,400.84
WALKER, ROBERT, M.D.WILLIAMSTONInternal Medicine$1,119,942.76
SMITH, JEFFREY, M.D.WEST COLUMBIADermatology$1,061,964.88
ALFARO, DANIEL, M.D.MT PLEASANTOphthalmology$1,061,843.97
MOUSTAFA, MOUSTAFA, M.D.ORANGEBURGNephrology$1,037,367.01
FINK, GARY, M.D.NORTH CHARLESTONRheumatology$1,024,367.70
DOSTER, JOHN, M.D.ANDERSONHematology/Oncology$1,000,104.84
GOLDBERG, RENWICK, MDMYRTLE BEACHHematology/Oncology$3,228,628.05
LEE, WENDY, MDMYRTLE BEACHRheumatology$3,198,513.51
PAUDEL, VIJAY, MDMYRTLE BEACHHematology/Oncology$2,931,191.48
SMITH, LARRY, MDWEST COLUMBIAPediatric Medicine$2,794,090.82
QUARTERMAN, MARK, MDANDERSONDermatology$2,650,053.09
ENGELMAN, OTIS, MDSUMMERVILLEFamily Practice$2,519,251.20
CODY, REBECCA, MDMYRTLE BEACHMedical Oncology$2,332,820.59
QUIRKE, THOMAS, MDMYRTLE BEACHPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery$2,315,771.99
SMITH, ROBERT, MDCOLUMBIAHematology/Oncology$2,300,353.27
MCELVEEN, LELAND, MDCOLUMBIAHematology/Oncology$2,273,934.22
KUDRIK, FRED, MDCOLUMBIAMedical Oncology$2,031,550.37
NAWABI, M. DAUD, MDMT PLEASANTHematology/Oncology$2,003,053.12
CHAHIN, MAJD, MDPORT ROYALHematology/Oncology$1,939,411.83
LIVINGSTON, RUTH, MDCHARLESTONInternal Medicine$1,924,289.82
MADDEN, STEVEN, MDWEST COLUMBIAHematology/Oncology$1,834,673.56
HICKS, JOHN, MDGREENWOODRheumatology$1,739,834.35
BUTLER, WILLIAM, MDCOLUMBIAHematology/Oncology$1,660,700.39
BASILY, KAMAL, MDNORTH MYRTLE BEACHGeneral Surgery$1,656,812.58
BALDWIN, PHILLIP, MDCOLUMBIAHematology/Oncology$1,649,618.88
MUSHTAQ, CHAUDHRY, MDCOLUMBIAHematology/Oncology$1,603,933.24
BROWN, JAMES, MDGREENVILLEInternal Medicine$1,573,003.39
BRITTIS, JOHN, MDBLUFFTONRheumatology$1,546,102.76
WISE, RUDOLPH, MDCOLUMBIAMedical Oncology$1,404,348.07
MCLAURIN, BRENT, MDANDERSONCardiology$1,336,229.28
COOK, WILLIAM, MDCHARLESTONDermatology$1,317,718.63
BOGDAN, CAROL, MDMYRTLE BEACHHematology/Oncology$1,310,394.99
NEGLIA, WILLIAM, MDCOLUMBIARadiation Oncology$1,301,667.74
MEADOWS, DEBORAH, MDGREENVILLERheumatology$1,295,997.87
WITHERSPOON, BARTLETT, MDCOLUMBIARadiation Oncology$1,240,930.09
SELTZER, SAMUEL, MDFLORENCEOphthalmology$1,216,724.15
WRIGHT, BEN, MDCOLUMBIARadiation Oncology$1,188,857.56
MANN, ROBERT, MDGREENVILLEFamily Practice$1,146,374.35
GANGI, GLENN, MDMULLINSUrology$1,136,001.32
AGHA, AMIR, MDANDERSONRheumatology$1,087,909.42
CASTELLONE, DAVID, MDSUMMERVILLEFamily Practice$1,083,169.74
DEBLOOM, JAMES, MDGREENVILLEDermatology$1,078,489.61
GRICE, DINA, MDCOLUMBIADermatology$1,033,260.39
IGNACIO, IRIS, MDFLORENCEFamily Practice$1,024,623.99
SAXENA, NAVEEN, MD FACCGREENVILLECardiology$1,205,650.34
HOLT, LAWRENCE, MD FACPMYRTLE BEACHHematology/Oncology$2,805,709.88
EDWARDS-BENNETT, SOPHIA, MD, PH.DMYRTLE BEACHRadiation Oncology$1,250,641.35
PERSONAL CARE, INC.CHARLESTONAmbulance Service Supplier$5,419,773.24
QZO, INC.AIKENAmbulance Service Supplier$5,360,778.78
CAROLINA MEDCAREFLORENCEAmbulance Service Supplier$4,932,077.67
MEDSHORE AMBULANCE SERVICEANDERSONAmbulance Service Supplier$4,791,795.63
REGIONAL AMBULANCE SERVICE, INCWARRENVILLEAmbulance Service Supplier$4,646,999.52
VITAL CARE EMSEASLEYAmbulance Service Supplier$4,587,080.37
GREENVILLE COUNTY EMSGREENVILLEAmbulance Service Supplier$4,363,185.83
PHYSICIANS EYE SURGERY CENTER LLCCHARLESTONAmbulatory Surgical Center$3,357,799.72
COUNTY OF CHARLESTONNORTH CHARLESTONAmbulance Service Supplier$3,338,818.26
COUNTY COUNCIL FOR RICHLAND COUNTYCOLUMBIAAmbulance Service Supplier$3,021,748.13
SAINT MATTHEWS AMBULANCE SERVICE LLCLEXINGTONAmbulance Service Supplier$2,945,791.91
LEXINGTON COUNTY EMSLEXINGTONAmbulance Service Supplier$2,918,278.63
AMERICAN TRANSMED, INCGAFFNEYAmbulance Service Supplier$2,917,835.45
BIOPSY DIAGNOSTICS, LLCRIDGELANDClinical Laboratory$2,871,728.85
HORRY COUNTY GOVERNMENTCONWAYAmbulance Service Supplier$2,870,265.93
AMBU-STAR, INC.GAFFNEYAmbulance Service Supplier$2,812,782.83
MEDICAL RESPONSE SERVICESSCRANTONAmbulance Service Supplier$2,550,108.22
AMS OF WEST COLUMBIA INCWEST COLUMBIAAmbulance Service Supplier$2,544,110.35
PARABASIC, INCGEORGETOWNAmbulance Service Supplier$2,436,843.64
TRANSMED, LLCCONWAYAmbulance Service Supplier$2,312,967.60
COLUMBIA EYE SURGERY CTRCOLUMBIAAmbulatory Surgical Center$2,245,176.50
PARKWAY SURGERY CENTERMYRTLE BEACHAmbulatory Surgical Center$2,151,315.86
AP LABORATORIES, LLCCHARLESTONClinical Laboratory$2,143,059.03
BAY MICROSURGICAL UNITGEORGETOWNAmbulatory Surgical Center$2,120,256.09
PELZER RESCUE SQUADPELZERAmbulance Service Supplier$2,105,887.53
AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTER OF SPARTANBURG, LLCSPARTANBURGAmbulatory Surgical Center$2,089,912.28
THE SOUTHEASTERN SPINE INSTITUTE ASC, LLCMT PLEASANTAmbulatory Surgical Center$1,824,085.76
AMERIPATH SC INCMOUNT PLEASANTClinical Laboratory$1,762,690.42
OUTPATIENT SURGERY CENTER OF HILTON HEADHILTON HEAD ISLANDAmbulatory Surgical Center$1,735,394.68
FAMILY MEDICAL TRANSPORT LLCCHARLESTONAmbulance Service Supplier$1,723,225.66
PROFESSIONAL PATHOLOGY SERVICES PCCOLUMBIAClinical Laboratory$1,696,884.93
MARLBORO COUNTY RESCUE SQUADBENNETTSVILLEAmbulance Service Supplier$1,672,861.05
CAPITAL CITY AMBULANCE INCNORTH AUGUSTAAmbulance Service Supplier$1,634,326.81
STAT AMBULANCE SERVICE LLCCHARLESTONAmbulance Service Supplier$1,599,334.89
PEE DEE PATHOLOGY ASSOCIATESFLORENCEClinical Laboratory$1,580,185.85
TRIDENT EYE SURGERY CENTER, LPCHARLESTONAmbulatory Surgical Center$1,564,705.85
FLORENCE COUNTYFLORENCEAmbulance Service Supplier$1,563,015.37
PICKENS COUNTY EMSPICKENSAmbulance Service Supplier$1,540,514.82
AIKEN COUNTYAIKENAmbulance Service Supplier$1,527,212.72
ANDERSON DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING, INCANDERSONIndependent Diagnostic Testing Facility$1,523,422.55
SUMTER COUNTY EMSLEXINGTONAmbulance Service Supplier$1,491,236.30
AMERICAN HERITAGE AMBULANCE, LLCLADSONAmbulance Service Supplier$1,469,592.58
BOWERS EMERGENCY SERVICES LLCEASLEYAmbulance Service Supplier$1,404,325.67
GREENVILLE ENDOSCOPY CENTERGREENVILLEAmbulatory Surgical Center$1,400,102.07
METRO ONE EMSCOLUMBIAAmbulance Service Supplier$1,386,247.22
LIFELINE AMBULANCELUGOFFAmbulance Service Supplier$1,369,136.08
ANMED HEALTH MEDICUS SURGERY CENTER LLCANDERSONAmbulatory Surgical Center$1,353,948.95
GREENVILLE SURGERY CENTER LPGREENVILLEAmbulatory Surgical Center$1,342,654.12
PARTNERSHIP ROCK HILL SURGERY CENTER, LPROCK HILLAmbulatory Surgical Center$1,309,194.03
JERVEY EYE CENTER,LLCGREENVILLEAmbulatory Surgical Center$1,299,484.81
THORNE AMBULANCE SERVICE LLCWALTERBOROAmbulance Service Supplier$1,280,976.35
DORCHESTER COUNTY EMSSUMMERVILLEAmbulance Service Supplier$1,278,960.45
GREENVILLE HEALTH CORPORATIONGREENVILLEAmbulance Service Supplier$1,252,792.32
CAROLINA REGIONAL SURGERY CENTER. LTDMYRTLE BEACHAmbulatory Surgical Center$1,238,859.75
SELECT LABORATORIES SC LLCMANNINGClinical Laboratory$1,229,516.95
THE SURGERY AND LASER CENTER AT PROFESSIONAL PARKCLINTONAmbulatory Surgical Center$1,227,661.10
LANCASTER COUNTY EMSLANCASTERAmbulance Service Supplier$1,191,621.16
FLORENCE SURGERY AND LASER CENTER LLCFLORENCEAmbulatory Surgical Center$1,190,505.56
LOW COUNTRY MEDICAL TRANSPORTVARNVILLEAmbulance Service Supplier$1,187,837.86
SOLE RESPONSE LLCMANNINGAmbulance Service Supplier$1,148,533.91
PATHOLOGY CONSULTANTS, INC.GREENVILLEClinical Laboratory$1,146,539.35
SPARTANBURG UROLOGY SURGICENTERSPARTANBURGAmbulatory Surgical Center$1,143,257.40
MEDSTAR AMBULANCE SERVICE, LLCFLORENCEAmbulance Service Supplier$1,120,599.04
KERSHAWHEALTHCAMDENAmbulance Service Supplier$1,119,730.81
GREENWOOD COUNTY EMSGREENWOODAmbulance Service Supplier$1,114,336.22
MIDLANDS MEDTECH LLCWALTERBOROAmbulance Service Supplier$1,112,628.77
WESMARK AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTERSUMTERAmbulatory Surgical Center$1,110,766.66
ADAMS LIFE LINK AMBULANCE, LLCKINGSTREEAmbulance Service Supplier$1,107,564.77
CHARLESTON ENDOSCOPY CENTERCHARLESTONAmbulatory Surgical Center$1,097,974.44
FIRST CHOICE AMBULANCE, INC.LAKE CITYAmbulance Service Supplier$1,077,518.36
COUNTY OF BERKELEYMONCKS CORNERAmbulance Service Supplier$1,069,707.84
HEART STAR MEDICAL TRANSPORTATIONSUMMERTONAmbulance Service Supplier$1,066,831.48
UPSTATE SURGERY CENTER, LLCGREENVILLEAmbulatory Surgical Center$1,065,554.19
ANNE HUTCHISONCOLUMBIAHematology/Oncology$1,058,881.49
PENDARVIS ENTERPRISE LLCBOWMANAmbulance Service Supplier$1,057,003.93
LAURENS COUNTY EMSLAURENSAmbulance Service Supplier$1,053,744.04
LABORATORY CORPORATION OF AMERICA HOLDINGSFLORENCEClinical Laboratory$1,037,472.07
BNT TRANSPORTATION SERVICE LLCSUMTERAmbulance Service Supplier$1,023,138.22
SURGERY CENTER OF BEAUFORT LLCBEAUFORTAmbulatory Surgical Center$1,020,774.47
COASTAL CAROLINA CENTER OF UROLOGY AND SURGERY, LLCCONWAYAmbulatory Surgical Center$1,004,216.20

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