Treatment Tracker

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, $296 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
358
Rank: 1979th
out of 7,536 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
1,994
Rank: 1726th
out of 7,536 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
5.6 This Provider
Avg 5.8
Total Paid
by Medicare
$197K
Rank: 830th
out of 7,536 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$550 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $296

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.

Individuals

JAMES BEATY

KAMAL BIJANPOUR

JOSEPH SILVERSTEIN

KENNETH PETERSON

DIANNE SMITH

Organizations

COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HEAL...

SANTA BARBARA COTTAGE H...

Patients saw before

ROBERT BUCKINGHAM M D

Patients saw after

Individuals

JAMES BEATY

KAMAL BIJANPOUR

ENRICO CERRATO

JOSEPH SILVERSTEIN

THOMAS DAUGHTERS

Organizations

SANTA BARBARA COTTAGE H...

COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HEAL...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 33 different services in 2014

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Drug Services
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 40 minutes ×

Service Code: 99215
Performed in an office
602
times performed,
30% of his services

1st 14th

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

120
patients got this service, 34% of his patients
5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$132,440an average of $220 per time performed $71,650
an average of $119 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 25 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99309
Performed in a facility
516
times performed,
26% of his services

2nd 16th

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

70
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
7.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.2)
$72,240an average of $140 per time performed $35,042
an average of $68 per time performed
medical
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
229
times performed,
11% of his services

3rd 4th

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

107
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3)
$36,640an average of $160 per time performed $19,282
an average of $84 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 35 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 35 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99310
Performed in a facility
161
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 74th

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

61
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.4)
$28,980an average of $180 per time performed $18,367
an average of $114 per time performed
medical
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
143
times performed,
7% of his services

5th 8th

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

139
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$38,610an average of $270 per time performed $23,370
an average of $163 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, more than 30 minutes

Service Code: 99239
Performed in a facility
73
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 12th

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

71
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$13,505an average of $185 per time performed $6,390
an average of $88 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
68
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 2nd

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

54
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$10,880an average of $160 per time performed $5,813
an average of $85 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial nursing facility visit, typically 45 minutes per day +

Initial nursing facility visit, typically 45 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99306
Performed in a facility
37
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 47th

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

33
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$8,140an average of $220 per time performed $5,095
an average of $138 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 25 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99232
Performed in a facility
31
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 3rd

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

23
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.3)
$3,635an average of $117 per time performed $1,815
an average of $59 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted ... +

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted blood flow rate, direction, and valve function ×

Service Code: 93306
Performed in a facility
20
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 112th

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

20
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$10,500an average of $525 per time performed $1,076
an average of $54 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Annual wellness visit; includes a personalized prevention... +

Annual wellness visit; includes a personalized prevention plan of service (pps), initial visit ×

Service Code: G0438
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.55% of his services

11th 535th

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

11
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,475an average of $225 per time performed $2,012
an average of $183 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.

Hover over each slice to see percentage breakdown.

Robert Buckingham
Average for Internal Medicine Providers in California

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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