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NEW: 2 Worcester Agencies Awarded MA Medical Society Grants

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

 

The AIDS Project and Girls, Inc.--both of Worcester-- have received grants from the Massachusetts Medical Society & Alliance Charitable Foundation to support services in 2014.  Both agencies are receiving grants for a second time from the Foundation.

AIDS Project Worcester was awarded $25,000 to continue and expand testing for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. The agency, the primary AIDS service organization in Central Massachusetts and the second largest in New England, was awarded a grant of $32,000 in 2011 for the same purpose from the Foundation.

Girls, Inc., Worcester, received $10,000 to support the agency’s program, Promoting Healthy Lifestyles for At-Risk Girls, and its components, Fit Girls and Friendly PEERsuasian, aimed at improving the health of vulnerable low-and moderate-income girls in the city. In 2013, it was awarded $10,000 in support of the same programs.

The grants to the agencies were two of 12 totaling $196,500 made by the foundation for 2014 to agencies across the state to support health and medical services that address a variety of health and medical services, including HIV testing, training for rape crisis counselors, teen health services, violence prevention, and heath care for the uninsured and underinsured.

The Massachusetts Medical Society & Alliance Charitable Foundation is a supporting organization of the Massachusetts Medical Society, the statewide association of physicians, and works on behalf of physicians and their families to improve the health and well-being of people across the Commonwealth. It supports physician-led volunteer initiatives that provide free care to the uninsured and increased access to care for the underserved.  More information on the MMS and Alliance Charitable Foundation may be found at http://www.mmsfoundation.org.

 

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20. Robert Maloney

Internal Medicine

385 Grove St., Worcester

2012 Medicare Payment Data

Total Payment Amount: $423,469.19

Total Amount Requested: $1,547,535.00

Total Amount Allowed: $488,125.93

Number of Patients: 649

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19. Wayne Glazier

Urology

85 Prescott St., Worcester

2012 Medicare Payment Data

Total Payment Amount: $455,551.16

Total Amount Requested: $1,442,280.00

Total Amount Allowed: $595,989.18

Number of Patients: 1,127

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18. Alan Stark

Radiation Oncology

55 Lake Ave., Worcester

2012 Medicare Payment Data

Total Payment Amount: $475,764.02

Total Amount Requested: $2,015,888.21

Total Amount Allowed: $609,483.12

Number of Patients: 82

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17. Shankar Garg

Rheumatology

10 Winthrop St., Worcester

2012 Medicare Payment Data

Total Payment Amount: $497,214.10

Total Amount Requested: $961,175.00

Total Amount Allowed: $626,191.11

Number of Patients: 160

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16. Firas Alkassab

Rheumatology

119 Belmont St., Worcester

2012 Medicare Payment Data

Total Payment Amount: $513,392.11

Total Amount Requested: $2,227,470.00

Total Amount Allowed: $653,364.60

Number of Patients: 617

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15. Roger Kaldawy

Ophthalmology

258 Main St., Milford

2012 Medicare Payment Data

Total Payment Amount: $518,216.55

Total Amount Requested: $2,121,561.00

Total Amount Allowed: $695,728.26

Number of Patients: 1,567

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14. Adam Cerel

Cardiology

198 Groton Rd., Ayer

2012 Medicare Payment Data

Total Payment Amount: $524,198.28

Total Amount Requested: $1,511,815.00

Total Amount Allowed: $700,867.37

Number of Patients: 1,250

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13. Thomas Cahn

Dermatology

100 Hospital Rd., Leominster

2012 Medicare Payment Data

Total Payment Amount: $531,246.54

Total Amount Requested: $1,724,350.00

Total Amount Allowed: $718,601.39

Number of Patients: 2,298

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12. David Shepro

Hematology/Oncology

299 Lincoln St., Worcester

2012 Medicare Payment Data

Total Payment Amount: $538,236.45

Total Amount Requested: $1,424,785.50

Total Amount Allowed: $677,310.31

Number of Patients: 456

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11. Seema Sheth

Dermatology

281 Lincoln St., Worcester

2012 Medicare Payment Data

Total Payment Amount: $549,152.95

Total Amount Requested: $1,425,411.00

Total Amount Allowed: $694,588.04

Number of Patients: 442

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10. Seth Kates

Dermatology

100 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Worcester

2012 Medicare Payment Data

Total Payment Amount: $603,450.02

Total Amount Requested: $2,056,280.00

Total Amount Allowed: $799,299.71

Number of Patients: 2,134

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9. Terrence Hack

Internal Medicine

190 Groton Rd., Ayer

2012 Medicare Payment Data

Total Payment Amount: $614,649.71

Total Amount Requested: $1,637,736.00

Total Amount Allowed: $786,672.48

Number of Patients: 734

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8. Frank McCabe

Ophthalmology

67 Belmont St., Worcester

2012 Medicare Payment Data

Total Payment Amount: $639,631.00

Total Amount Requested: $1,278,307.20

Total Amount Allowed: $816,326.48

Number of Patients: 706

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7. Melvyn Defrin

Ophthalmology

67 Belmont St., Worcester

2012 Medicare Payment Data

Total Payment Amount: $641,256.24

Total Amount Requested: $1,192,851.30

Total Amount Allowed: $820,128.14

Number of Patients: 879

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6. Michael Bradbury

Ophthalmology

63 Lincoln St., Worcester

2012 Medicare Payment Data

Total Payment Amount: $707,702.75

Total Amount Requested: $1,750,386.50

Total Amount Allowed: $905,414.90

Number of Patients: 763

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5. Shalesh Kaushal

Ophthalmology

291 Lincoln St., Worcester

2012 Medicare Payment Data

Total Payment Amount: $964,396.92

Total Amount Requested: $3,447,714.74

Total Amount Allowed: $1,246,879.67

Number of Patients: 1,657

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4. Gisela Velez

Ophthalmology

190 Groton Rd., Ayer

2012 Medicare Payment Data

Total Payment Amount: $975,565.14

Total Amount Requested: $2,344,830.60

Total Amount Allowed: $1,233,367.25

Number of Patients: 410

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3. Thomas Fitzgerald

Radiation Oncology

55 Lake Ave., Worcester

2012 Medicare Payment Data

Total Payment Amount: $1,038,066.04

Total Amount Requested: $4,474,451.37

Total Amount Allowed: $1,299,848.44

Number of Patients: 253

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2. Brad Baker

Ophthalmology

67 Belmont St., Worcester

2012 Medicare Payment Data

Total Payment Amount: $1,128,766.16

Total Amount Requested: $2,168,246.70

Total Amount Allowed: $1,432,902.43

Number of Patients: 784

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1. Charles Birbara

Rheumatology

25 Oak Ave., Worcester

2012 Medicare Payment Data

Total Payment Amount: $1,984,129.83

Total Amount Requested: $4,105,143.50

Total Amount Allowed: $2,510,670.50

Number of Patients: 865

 
 

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