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Feds disclose which Oregon providers take the most pharma money

The government released a database of all payments to doctors and hospitals from drug makers.

The government released a database of all payments to doctors and hospitals from drug makers.

by Dennis Thompson
Contributing Reporter- Portland Business Journal for Health Care Inc. Sep 30, 2014

Eugene plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Jewell received more payments and gifts from drug companies and medical device manufacturers than any other Oregon physician included in today’s release of data by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Jewell received $73,156 in payments and gifts during the last five months of 2013, according to data gathered by CMS and released today as part of its Open Payments program.

The Open Payments program, created by the Affordable Care Act, identifies specific doctors and lists the consulting fees, research grants, travel reimbursements and other gifts they have received from the health care industry.

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