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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $309 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
301
Rank: 3250th
out of 8,552 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
3,335
Rank: 1337th
out of 8,552 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
11.1 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 5.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$265K
Rank: 753rd
out of 8,552 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$879 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $309

Office Visits

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Top Billing

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Medicare reimburses office visits using a five-point scale, with five being the most intensive and costly. The chart below shows what percentage of this provider’s office visits were reimbursed at each level. A higher than average proportion of costly visits is not necessarily an indication of a problem, but it may be worth asking about.

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Kaveh Farhoomand
Average for Internal Medicine Providers in California

Who Patients See Before and After This Provider

Providers often refer their patients to a small network of other providers and organizations. Here’s who patients saw the most patients within 30 days before or after this provider, from Jan. 2012 to June 2013.

Patients saw before

Kaveh Farhoomand

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 16 different services in 2012
CATEGORY
Description of Service
Times Performed (or Units) This Service's Rank Patients Unique Visits
Per Patient
Billed to Medicare Payments from Medicare
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typically 40 minutes ×

Service Code: 99215
Performed in an office
2,134
times performed,
64% of his services

1st 15th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

288
patients got this service, 96% of his patients
7.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$484,418an average of $227 per time performed $226,204
an average of $106 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specif... +

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specified, 10 mg ×

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
503
times performed,
15% of his services

2nd 30th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

47
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$22,635an average of $45 per time performed $503
an average of $1 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 35 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 35 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99233
Performed in a facility
151
times performed,
5% of his services

3rd 4th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

24
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
6.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3)
$24,160an average of $160 per time performed $12,231
an average of $81 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
89
times performed,
3% of his services

4th 8th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

89
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,272an average of $48 per time performed $2,314
an average of $26 per time performed
TEMPORARY CODES

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered t... +

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered to individuals 3 years of age and older, for intramuscular use (flulaval) ×

Service Code: Q2036
Performed in an office
89
times performed,
3% of his services

5th 39th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

89
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,670an average of $30 per time performed $801
an average of $9 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typically 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in an office
62
times performed,
2% of his services

6th 2nd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

38
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$9,424an average of $152 per time performed $4,898
an average of $79 per time performed
MEDICINE

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, di... +

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96372
Performed in an office
53
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 17th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

30
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.9)
$2,862an average of $54 per time performed $1,060
an average of $20 per time performed
MEDICINE

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretat... +

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93000
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
1% of his services

8th 9th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

30
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,944an average of $54 per time performed $576
an average of $16 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 6... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 60 minutes ×

Service Code: 99205
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
1% of his services

9th 70th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

34
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,078an average of $267 per time performed $4,760
an average of $140 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, vitamin b-12 cyanocobalamin, up to 1000 mcg

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.99% of his services

10th 40th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

12
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.7)
$2,475an average of $75 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, more than 30 minutes

Service Code: 99239
Performed in a facility
30
times performed,
0.9% of his services

11th 14th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

23
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,430an average of $181 per time performed $2,520
an average of $84 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20610
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.84% of his services

12th 59th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

24
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$2,968an average of $106 per time performed $1,596
an average of $57 per time performed
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Removal of impact ear wax, one ear

Service Code: 69210
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.84% of his services

13th 92nd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

14
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,436an average of $87 per time performed $1,176
an average of $42 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of tendon sheath, ligament, or muscle membrane +

Injections of tendon sheath, ligament, or muscle membrane ×

Service Code: 20550
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.78% of his services

14th 179th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

19
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$3,120an average of $120 per time performed $1,222
an average of $47 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.66% of his services

15th 122nd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

17
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$3,388an average of $154 per time performed $1,474
an average of $67 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 70 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 70 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99223
Performed in a facility
17
times performed,
0.51% of his services

16th 6th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

16
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,440an average of $320 per time performed $2,567
an average of $151 per time performed

Sources: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Plan and Provider Enumeration System, American Medical Association

Services that begin with a letter come from CMS. All other codes and descriptions of the medical procedures are from the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set, copyright 2013 American Medical Association. All rights reserved. Where practical, AMA’s consumer friendly translation of the CPT descriptor was used. ProPublica has received permission from the AMA to use these codes on this site.

Notes: This provider has a self-reported specialty of "Internal Medicine." In some cases the self-reported specialty may differ from the specialty listed above, which comes from Medicare. Medicare redacted this data for any services provided to fewer than 11 patients.

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