10 devicemakers with highest payouts to physicians, hospitals — Zimmer Biomet is No. 1

Written by Angie Stewart | November 21, 2019 | Print  |

The world's biggest medical device companies made more than $542.6 million in general payments to physicians and hospitals in 2018, according to MassDevice's analysis of the Medical Design & Outsourcing Big 100 list and CMS Open Payments data.

Ten device companies that made the most general payments to physicians and teaching hospitals in 2018, and the percentage of annual revenue those payments made up:

Zimmer Biomet
$109.4 million
1.3 percent

Medtronic
$106.6 million
0.3 percent

Stryker
$91.8 million
0.7 percent

Boston Scientific
$82.2 million
0.8 percent

Johnson & Johnson
$77.7 million
0.3 percent

Abbott Labs
$33.8 million
0.3 percent

Alcon
$14 million
0.2 percent

Siemens Healthineers
$10 million
0.06 percent

BD
$8.7 million
0.1 percent

Royal Philips
$8.4 million
0.04 percent

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