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The Doctors and Services in Medicare Part B

How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $575 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
306
Rank: 34th
out of 42 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
965
Rank: 36th
out of 42 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
3.2 This Provider
Avg 4.6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$197K
Rank: 27th
out of 42 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$645 This Provider
Avg $575

How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all of his Part B patients.

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 within 30 days before or after this provider in 2014.

Patients saw before

STEPHEN JAMES D.O.

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 71 different services in 2014

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Medical Services
CATEGORY
Description of Service
Times Performed (or Units) This Service's Rank Patients Unique Visits
Per Patient
Billed to Medicare Payments from Medicare
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

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

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in an office
320
times performed,
33% of his services

1st 1st

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

214
patients got this service, 70% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$35,632an average of $111 per time performed $17,939
an average of $56 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Partial removal of spine bone with release of spinal cord... +

Partial removal of spine bone with release of spinal cord and/or nerves ×

Service Code: 63048
Performed in a facility
59
times performed,
6% of his services

2nd 17th

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

37
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$106,141an average of $1,799 per time performed $10,006
an average of $170 per time performed
medical
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
51
times performed,
5% of his services

3rd 2nd

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

45
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$8,279an average of $162 per time performed $4,235
an average of $83 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Partial removal of middle spine bone with release of spin... +

Partial removal of middle spine bone with release of spinal cord and/or nerves ×

Service Code: 63047
Performed in a facility
42
times performed,
4% of his services

4th 18th

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

42
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$197,400an average of $4,700 per time performed $34,734
an average of $827 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of lower and sacral spine, 2 or 3 views

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
41
times performed,
4% of his services

5th 3rd

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

33
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$4,592an average of $112 per time performed $1,066
an average of $26 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Radiological supervision and interpretation of percutaneo... +

Radiological supervision and interpretation of percutaneous repair or reconstruction of vertebra (accessed through the skin) using fluoroscopic guidance ×

Service Code: 72291
Performed in a facility
40
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 54th

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

26
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$4,080an average of $102 per time performed $2,240
an average of $56 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Insertion of spinal instrumentation for spinal stabilization +

Insertion of spinal instrumentation for spinal stabilization ×

Service Code: 22851
Performed in a facility
39
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 13th

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

17
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$129,402an average of $3,318 per time performed $12,478
an average of $320 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of lower spinal canal

Service Code: 72148
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 11th

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)
$45,016an average of $1,324 per time performed $4,301
an average of $127 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of pelvis, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 72170
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 26th

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

31
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,697an average of $87 per time performed $663
an average of $21 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of lower and sacral spine, minimum of 4 views

Service Code: 72110
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 7th

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

25
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,875an average of $155 per time performed $917
an average of $37 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of spine of neck, 2 or 3 views

Service Code: 72040
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 6th

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

15
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$2,100an average of $105 per time performed $562
an average of $28 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injection of bone cement into body of lower spine bone, a... +

Injection of bone cement into body of lower spine bone, accessed through the skin ×

Service Code: 22524
Performed in a facility
17
times performed,
2% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in GA perform this service

14
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$37,094an average of $2,182 per time performed $6,533
an average of $384 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injection of bone cement into body of middle spine bone, ... +

Injection of bone cement into body of middle spine bone, accessed through the skin ×

Service Code: 22523
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
1% of his services

13th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in GA perform this service

13
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$31,864an average of $2,276 per time performed $6,323
an average of $452 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of upper spinal canal

Service Code: 72141
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 25th

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

13
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$15,925an average of $1,225 per time performed $1,613
an average of $124 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of lower spinal canal before and after contrast +

Mri scan of lower spinal canal before and after contrast ×

Service Code: 72158
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 72nd

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

11
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$28,314an average of $2,574 per time performed $2,320
an average of $211 per time performed

Office Visits

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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Stephen B. James
Average for Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine Providers in Georgia

Notes: Medicare redacted this data for any services provided to fewer than 11 patients. The contact information listed above is the most current we have for this provider. The services listed on this page may have been delivered at a previous address or as part of a different practice.

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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.

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