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, $533 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 9 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
663
Rank: 191st
out of 731 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
25,727
Rank: 17th
out of 731 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
38.8 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$304K
Rank: 181st
out of 731 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$459 This Provider
Avg $533

Note: About 18% of this provider’s Medicare payments were for drugs administered in her office.
This is intended to reimburse the provider for purchasing the drugs, plus an additional percentage for overhead.

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 her Part B patients.

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 35 different services in 2015
(13 were redacted as they were performed on less than 11 patients)

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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
drug
DRUGS

Injection, darbepoetin alfa, 1 microgram (non-esrd use)

Service Code: J0881
Performed in an office
17,170
times performed,
67% of her services

1st 9th

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

24
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
6.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.2)
$223,725.10an average of $13.03 per time performed $53,742.10
an average of $3.13 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
912
times performed,
4% of her services

2nd 2nd

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

306
patients got this service, 46% of her patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.4)
$132,240.00an average of $145.00 per time performed $49,904.64
an average of $54.72 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Dialysis services (4 or more physician visits per month),... +

Dialysis services (4 or more physician visits per month), patient 20 years of age and older ×

Service Code: 90960
Performed in an office
416
times performed,
2% of her services

3rd 3rd

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

57
patients got this service, 9% of her patients
7.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.7)
$343,200.00an average of $825.00 per time performed $88,162.88
an average of $211.93 per time performed
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
372
times performed,
1% of her services

4th 12th

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

195
patients got this service, 29% of her patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$48,360.00an average of $130.00 per time performed $18,008.52
an average of $48.41 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
238
times performed,
0.93% of her services

5th 6th

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

141
patients got this service, 21% of her patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$34,510.00an average of $145.00 per time performed $17,816.68
an average of $74.86 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin measurement

Service Code: 85018
Performed in an office
214
times performed,
0.83% of her services

6th 30th

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

34
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
6.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.7)
$3,210.00an average of $15.00 per time performed $678.38
an average of $3.17 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99222
Performed in a facility
171
times performed,
0.66% of her services

7th 15th

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

156
patients got this service, 24% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$47,025.00an average of $275.00 per time performed $17,301.78
an average of $101.18 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample +

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample ×

Service Code: 36415
Performed in an office
170
times performed,
0.66% of her services

8th 17th

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

96
patients got this service, 14% of her patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$4,250.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $498.10
an average of $2.93 per time performed
medical
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
154
times performed,
0.6% of her services

9th 27th

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

25
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
6.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.2)
$6,930.00an average of $45.00 per time performed $2,839.76
an average of $18.44 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99231
Performed in a facility
145
times performed,
0.56% of her services

10th 14th

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

107
patients got this service, 16% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$15,225.00an average of $105.00 per time performed $4,260.10
an average of $29.38 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
103
times performed,
0.4% of her services

11th 8th

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

66
patients got this service, 10% of her patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$21,630.00an average of $210.00 per time performed $8,162.75
an average of $79.25 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
66
times performed,
0.26% of her services

12th 16th

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

65
patients got this service, 10% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$22,770.00an average of $345.00 per time performed $10,047.18
an average of $152.23 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Dialysis services (2-3 physician visits per month), patie... +

Dialysis services (2-3 physician visits per month), patient 20 years of age and older ×

Service Code: 90961
Performed in an office
57
times performed,
0.22% of her services

13th 13th

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

37
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$37,620.00an average of $660.00 per time performed $10,308.45
an average of $180.85 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
44
times performed,
0.17% of her services

14th 25th

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

42
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$1,100.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $129.36
an average of $2.94 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

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

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99212
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.09% of her services

15th 48th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$2,070.00an average of $90.00 per time performed $747.27
an average of $32.49 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.08% of her services

16th 63rd

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$600.00an average of $30.00 per time performed $469.00
an average of $23.45 per time performed
drug

Vaccine for influenza administered into muscle to individ... +

Vaccine for influenza administered into muscle to individuals 3 years of age and older ×

Service Code: 90688
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.08% of her services

17th 202nd

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$800.00an average of $40.00 per time performed $358.00
an average of $17.90 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 4... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 45 minutes ×

Service Code: 99204
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.07% of her services

18th 29th

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

18
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,455.00an average of $247.50 per time performed $2,242.08
an average of $124.56 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Hemodialysis procedure with one physician evaluation

Service Code: 90935
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.06% of her services

19th 11th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$4,000.00an average of $250.00 per time performed $849.12
an average of $53.07 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 3... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 30 minutes ×

Service Code: 99203
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.05% of her services

20th 45th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,049.96an average of $170.83 per time performed $896.64
an average of $74.72 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

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

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 5 minutes ×

Service Code: 99211
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.04% of her services

21st 92nd

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$715.00an average of $65.00 per time performed $134.64
an average of $12.24 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 a facility
11
times performed,
0.04% of her services

22nd 24th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$1,595.00an average of $145.00 per time performed $654.94
an average of $59.54 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.

Usha N Peri
Average for Nephrology Providers in Texas

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 2015 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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