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April 9, 2014

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

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:

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:

Provider City Service Total Medicare $
KARPENKO, MATTHEW, D.O. MYRTLE BEACH Hematology/Oncology $2,897,902.65
ANDREWS, STEPHEN, DO MYRTLE BEACH Radiation Oncology $2,349,444.96
JACOBUS, DWIGHT, DO EASLEY Orthopedic Surgery $1,371,461.45
HILL, GENEVA, M. D. GREENVILLE Rheumatology $1,669,380.81
JOHNSON, JOSETTE, M. D. GREENVILLE Rheumatology $1,280,504.56
EZEKIEL, MARK, M.D NEWBERRY Radiation Oncology $1,875,198.13
DURRETT, WILLIAM, M.D AIKEN Anesthesiology $1,014,152.34
FEINMAN, MITCHELL, M.D. ORANGEBURG Rheumatology $2,661,159.03
MALIK, RAJEEV, M.D. ANDERSON Hematology/Oncology $2,572,712.96
EL GENEIDY, MOHAMED, M.D. COLUMBIA Hematology/Oncology $2,542,194.31
CONAWAY, DOUGLAS, M.D. MYRTLE BEACH Rheumatology $2,100,823.84
CLOWNEY, BILLY, M.D. SUMTER Hematology/Oncology $2,052,008.25
GEILS, GEORGE, M.D. CHARLESTON Hematology/Oncology $1,890,561.79
BLACKWELL, ROBERT, M.D. GREENVILLE Interventional Pain Management $1,870,949.52
ALAM, TAUQUEER, M.D. SENECA Internal Medicine $1,707,153.01
ELLISON, DAVID, M.D. CHARLESTON Hematology/Oncology $1,681,078.93
SAYLORS, GENE, M.D. CHARLESTON Hematology/Oncology $1,649,455.02
LAWSON, JEFFREY, M.D. GREENVILLE Rheumatology $1,553,349.09
ORCUTT, JAMES, M.D. CHARLESTON Hematology/Oncology $1,368,431.21
KEOGH, GEORGE, M.D. CHARLESTON Hematology/Oncology $1,358,255.48
HOLDREN, REBECCA, M.D. GREENVILLE Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation $1,313,708.32
EAGERTON, DONALD, M.D. MYRTLE BEACH Endocrinology $1,270,053.62
STODDARD, LELAND, M.D. BEAUFORT Orthopedic Surgery $1,269,512.45
JABLON, ERIC, M.D. MT PLEASANT Ophthalmology $1,218,863.70
KERRISON, JOHN, M.D. MT PLEASANT Ophthalmology $1,207,915.56
BUNDY, ALBERT, M.D. HILTON HEAD Dermatology $1,194,803.54
DOERING, CHARLES, M.D. MURRELLS INLET Ophthalmology $1,172,400.84
WALKER, ROBERT, M.D. WILLIAMSTON Internal Medicine $1,119,942.76
SMITH, JEFFREY, M.D. WEST COLUMBIA Dermatology $1,061,964.88
ALFARO, DANIEL, M.D. MT PLEASANT Ophthalmology $1,061,843.97
MOUSTAFA, MOUSTAFA, M.D. ORANGEBURG Nephrology $1,037,367.01
FINK, GARY, M.D. NORTH CHARLESTON Rheumatology $1,024,367.70
DOSTER, JOHN, M.D. ANDERSON Hematology/Oncology $1,000,104.84
GOLDBERG, RENWICK, MD MYRTLE BEACH Hematology/Oncology $3,228,628.05
LEE, WENDY, MD MYRTLE BEACH Rheumatology $3,198,513.51
PAUDEL, VIJAY, MD MYRTLE BEACH Hematology/Oncology $2,931,191.48
SMITH, LARRY, MD WEST COLUMBIA Pediatric Medicine $2,794,090.82
QUARTERMAN, MARK, MD ANDERSON Dermatology $2,650,053.09
ENGELMAN, OTIS, MD SUMMERVILLE Family Practice $2,519,251.20
CODY, REBECCA, MD MYRTLE BEACH Medical Oncology $2,332,820.59
QUIRKE, THOMAS, MD MYRTLE BEACH Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery $2,315,771.99
SMITH, ROBERT, MD COLUMBIA Hematology/Oncology $2,300,353.27
MCELVEEN, LELAND, MD COLUMBIA Hematology/Oncology $2,273,934.22
KUDRIK, FRED, MD COLUMBIA Medical Oncology $2,031,550.37
NAWABI, M. DAUD, MD MT PLEASANT Hematology/Oncology $2,003,053.12
CHAHIN, MAJD, MD PORT ROYAL Hematology/Oncology $1,939,411.83
LIVINGSTON, RUTH, MD CHARLESTON Internal Medicine $1,924,289.82
MADDEN, STEVEN, MD WEST COLUMBIA Hematology/Oncology $1,834,673.56
HICKS, JOHN, MD GREENWOOD Rheumatology $1,739,834.35
BUTLER, WILLIAM, MD COLUMBIA Hematology/Oncology $1,660,700.39
BASILY, KAMAL, MD NORTH MYRTLE BEACH General Surgery $1,656,812.58
BALDWIN, PHILLIP, MD COLUMBIA Hematology/Oncology $1,649,618.88
MUSHTAQ, CHAUDHRY, MD COLUMBIA Hematology/Oncology $1,603,933.24
BROWN, JAMES, MD GREENVILLE Internal Medicine $1,573,003.39
BRITTIS, JOHN, MD BLUFFTON Rheumatology $1,546,102.76
WISE, RUDOLPH, MD COLUMBIA Medical Oncology $1,404,348.07
MCLAURIN, BRENT, MD ANDERSON Cardiology $1,336,229.28
COOK, WILLIAM, MD CHARLESTON Dermatology $1,317,718.63
BOGDAN, CAROL, MD MYRTLE BEACH Hematology/Oncology $1,310,394.99
NEGLIA, WILLIAM, MD COLUMBIA Radiation Oncology $1,301,667.74
MEADOWS, DEBORAH, MD GREENVILLE Rheumatology $1,295,997.87
WITHERSPOON, BARTLETT, MD COLUMBIA Radiation Oncology $1,240,930.09
SELTZER, SAMUEL, MD FLORENCE Ophthalmology $1,216,724.15
WRIGHT, BEN, MD COLUMBIA Radiation Oncology $1,188,857.56
MANN, ROBERT, MD GREENVILLE Family Practice $1,146,374.35
GANGI, GLENN, MD MULLINS Urology $1,136,001.32
AGHA, AMIR, MD ANDERSON Rheumatology $1,087,909.42
CASTELLONE, DAVID, MD SUMMERVILLE Family Practice $1,083,169.74
DEBLOOM, JAMES, MD GREENVILLE Dermatology $1,078,489.61
GRICE, DINA, MD COLUMBIA Dermatology $1,033,260.39
IGNACIO, IRIS, MD FLORENCE Family Practice $1,024,623.99
SAXENA, NAVEEN, MD FACC GREENVILLE Cardiology $1,205,650.34
HOLT, LAWRENCE, MD FACP MYRTLE BEACH Hematology/Oncology $2,805,709.88
EDWARDS-BENNETT, SOPHIA, MD, PH.D MYRTLE BEACH Radiation Oncology $1,250,641.35
PERSONAL CARE, INC. CHARLESTON Ambulance Service Supplier $5,419,773.24
QZO, INC. AIKEN Ambulance Service Supplier $5,360,778.78
CAROLINA MEDCARE FLORENCE Ambulance Service Supplier $4,932,077.67
MEDSHORE AMBULANCE SERVICE ANDERSON Ambulance Service Supplier $4,791,795.63
REGIONAL AMBULANCE SERVICE, INC WARRENVILLE Ambulance Service Supplier $4,646,999.52
VITAL CARE EMS EASLEY Ambulance Service Supplier $4,587,080.37
GREENVILLE COUNTY EMS GREENVILLE Ambulance Service Supplier $4,363,185.83
PHYSICIANS EYE SURGERY CENTER LLC CHARLESTON Ambulatory Surgical Center $3,357,799.72
COUNTY OF CHARLESTON NORTH CHARLESTON Ambulance Service Supplier $3,338,818.26
COUNTY COUNCIL FOR RICHLAND COUNTY COLUMBIA Ambulance Service Supplier $3,021,748.13
SAINT MATTHEWS AMBULANCE SERVICE LLC LEXINGTON Ambulance Service Supplier $2,945,791.91
LEXINGTON COUNTY EMS LEXINGTON Ambulance Service Supplier $2,918,278.63
AMERICAN TRANSMED, INC GAFFNEY Ambulance Service Supplier $2,917,835.45
BIOPSY DIAGNOSTICS, LLC RIDGELAND Clinical Laboratory $2,871,728.85
HORRY COUNTY GOVERNMENT CONWAY Ambulance Service Supplier $2,870,265.93
AMBU-STAR, INC. GAFFNEY Ambulance Service Supplier $2,812,782.83
MEDICAL RESPONSE SERVICES SCRANTON Ambulance Service Supplier $2,550,108.22
AMS OF WEST COLUMBIA INC WEST COLUMBIA Ambulance Service Supplier $2,544,110.35
PARABASIC, INC GEORGETOWN Ambulance Service Supplier $2,436,843.64
TRANSMED, LLC CONWAY Ambulance Service Supplier $2,312,967.60
COLUMBIA EYE SURGERY CTR COLUMBIA Ambulatory Surgical Center $2,245,176.50
PARKWAY SURGERY CENTER MYRTLE BEACH Ambulatory Surgical Center $2,151,315.86
AP LABORATORIES, LLC CHARLESTON Clinical Laboratory $2,143,059.03
BAY MICROSURGICAL UNIT GEORGETOWN Ambulatory Surgical Center $2,120,256.09
PELZER RESCUE SQUAD PELZER Ambulance Service Supplier $2,105,887.53
AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTER OF SPARTANBURG, LLC SPARTANBURG Ambulatory Surgical Center $2,089,912.28
THE SOUTHEASTERN SPINE INSTITUTE ASC, LLC MT PLEASANT Ambulatory Surgical Center $1,824,085.76
AMERIPATH SC INC MOUNT PLEASANT Clinical Laboratory $1,762,690.42
OUTPATIENT SURGERY CENTER OF HILTON HEAD HILTON HEAD ISLAND Ambulatory Surgical Center $1,735,394.68
FAMILY MEDICAL TRANSPORT LLC CHARLESTON Ambulance Service Supplier $1,723,225.66
PROFESSIONAL PATHOLOGY SERVICES PC COLUMBIA Clinical Laboratory $1,696,884.93
MARLBORO COUNTY RESCUE SQUAD BENNETTSVILLE Ambulance Service Supplier $1,672,861.05
CAPITAL CITY AMBULANCE INC NORTH AUGUSTA Ambulance Service Supplier $1,634,326.81
STAT AMBULANCE SERVICE LLC CHARLESTON Ambulance Service Supplier $1,599,334.89
PEE DEE PATHOLOGY ASSOCIATES FLORENCE Clinical Laboratory $1,580,185.85
TRIDENT EYE SURGERY CENTER, LP CHARLESTON Ambulatory Surgical Center $1,564,705.85
FLORENCE COUNTY FLORENCE Ambulance Service Supplier $1,563,015.37
PICKENS COUNTY EMS PICKENS Ambulance Service Supplier $1,540,514.82
AIKEN COUNTY AIKEN Ambulance Service Supplier $1,527,212.72
ANDERSON DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING, INC ANDERSON Independent Diagnostic Testing Facility $1,523,422.55
SUMTER COUNTY EMS LEXINGTON Ambulance Service Supplier $1,491,236.30
AMERICAN HERITAGE AMBULANCE, LLC LADSON Ambulance Service Supplier $1,469,592.58
BOWERS EMERGENCY SERVICES LLC EASLEY Ambulance Service Supplier $1,404,325.67
GREENVILLE ENDOSCOPY CENTER GREENVILLE Ambulatory Surgical Center $1,400,102.07
METRO ONE EMS COLUMBIA Ambulance Service Supplier $1,386,247.22
LIFELINE AMBULANCE LUGOFF Ambulance Service Supplier $1,369,136.08
ANMED HEALTH MEDICUS SURGERY CENTER LLC ANDERSON Ambulatory Surgical Center $1,353,948.95
GREENVILLE SURGERY CENTER LP GREENVILLE Ambulatory Surgical Center $1,342,654.12
PARTNERSHIP ROCK HILL SURGERY CENTER, LP ROCK HILL Ambulatory Surgical Center $1,309,194.03
JERVEY EYE CENTER,LLC GREENVILLE Ambulatory Surgical Center $1,299,484.81
THORNE AMBULANCE SERVICE LLC WALTERBORO Ambulance Service Supplier $1,280,976.35
DORCHESTER COUNTY EMS SUMMERVILLE Ambulance Service Supplier $1,278,960.45
GREENVILLE HEALTH CORPORATION GREENVILLE Ambulance Service Supplier $1,252,792.32
CAROLINA REGIONAL SURGERY CENTER. LTD MYRTLE BEACH Ambulatory Surgical Center $1,238,859.75
SELECT LABORATORIES SC LLC MANNING Clinical Laboratory $1,229,516.95
THE SURGERY AND LASER CENTER AT PROFESSIONAL PARK CLINTON Ambulatory Surgical Center $1,227,661.10
LANCASTER COUNTY EMS LANCASTER Ambulance Service Supplier $1,191,621.16
FLORENCE SURGERY AND LASER CENTER LLC FLORENCE Ambulatory Surgical Center $1,190,505.56
LOW COUNTRY MEDICAL TRANSPORT VARNVILLE Ambulance Service Supplier $1,187,837.86
SOLE RESPONSE LLC MANNING Ambulance Service Supplier $1,148,533.91
PATHOLOGY CONSULTANTS, INC. GREENVILLE Clinical Laboratory $1,146,539.35
SPARTANBURG UROLOGY SURGICENTER SPARTANBURG Ambulatory Surgical Center $1,143,257.40
MEDSTAR AMBULANCE SERVICE, LLC FLORENCE Ambulance Service Supplier $1,120,599.04
KERSHAWHEALTH CAMDEN Ambulance Service Supplier $1,119,730.81
GREENWOOD COUNTY EMS GREENWOOD Ambulance Service Supplier $1,114,336.22
MIDLANDS MEDTECH LLC WALTERBORO Ambulance Service Supplier $1,112,628.77
WESMARK AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTER SUMTER Ambulatory Surgical Center $1,110,766.66
ADAMS LIFE LINK AMBULANCE, LLC KINGSTREE Ambulance Service Supplier $1,107,564.77
CHARLESTON ENDOSCOPY CENTER CHARLESTON Ambulatory Surgical Center $1,097,974.44
FIRST CHOICE AMBULANCE, INC. LAKE CITY Ambulance Service Supplier $1,077,518.36
COUNTY OF BERKELEY MONCKS CORNER Ambulance Service Supplier $1,069,707.84
HEART STAR MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION SUMMERTON Ambulance Service Supplier $1,066,831.48
UPSTATE SURGERY CENTER, LLC GREENVILLE Ambulatory Surgical Center $1,065,554.19
ANNE HUTCHISON COLUMBIA Hematology/Oncology $1,058,881.49
PENDARVIS ENTERPRISE LLC BOWMAN Ambulance Service Supplier $1,057,003.93
LAURENS COUNTY EMS LAURENS Ambulance Service Supplier $1,053,744.04
LABORATORY CORPORATION OF AMERICA HOLDINGS FLORENCE Clinical Laboratory $1,037,472.07
BNT TRANSPORTATION SERVICE LLC SUMTER Ambulance Service Supplier $1,023,138.22
SURGERY CENTER OF BEAUFORT LLC BEAUFORT Ambulatory Surgical Center $1,020,774.47
COASTAL CAROLINA CENTER OF UROLOGY AND SURGERY, LLC CONWAY Ambulatory Surgical Center $1,004,216.20

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