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WILLIAM HERNANDEZ-ALICEA M.D.

110 NNPTC CIRCLE GOOSE CREEK VA OUT PATIENT CLINIC, GOOSE CREEK, SC, 29445 | (843) 789-6400

How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $189 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
82
Rank: 30th
out of 42 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
646
Rank: 25th
out of 42 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
7.9 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 5.7
Total Paid
by Medicare
$16.1K
Rank: 27th
out of 42 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$196 This Provider
Avg $189

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 patients within 30 days before or after this provider in 2014.

Individuals

ASTER BERHANE

STEVEN SONNTAG

TARA SALLEY

EDWIN RODRIGUEZ

ROSALINE BEGAY

Organizations

BILLINGS CLINIC

Patients saw before

WILLIAM HERNANDEZ-ALICEA M.D.

Patients saw after

Individuals

ROSALINE BEGAY

ASTER BERHANE

MARTHA BURTON

EDWIN RODRIGUEZ

TARA SALLEY

Organizations

ST. VINCENT HEALTHCARE

BILLINGS CLINIC

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 69 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 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in an office
147
times performed,
23% of his services

1st 2nd

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

60
patients got this service, 73% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$20,360an average of $139 per time performed $7,346
an average of $50 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
52
times performed,
8% of his services

2nd 4th

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

39
patients got this service, 48% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,138an average of $22 per time performed $153
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
50
times performed,
8% of his services

3rd 19th

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

39
patients got this service, 48% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$992an average of $20 per time performed $150
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
47
times performed,
7% of his services

4th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

41
patients got this service, 50% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,007an average of $64 per time performed $650
an average of $14 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, p... +

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, platelets), automated test ×

Service Code: 85025
Performed in an office
47
times performed,
7% of his services

5th 16th

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

39
patients got this service, 48% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,130an average of $45 per time performed $489
an average of $10 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
42
times performed,
7% of his services

6th 10th

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

31
patients got this service, 38% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$4,568an average of $109 per time performed $1,355
an average of $32 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
32
times performed,
5% of his services

7th 1st

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

25
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$6,266an average of $196 per time performed $2,004
an average of $63 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.

William Hernandez-alicea
Average for General Practice Providers in South Carolina

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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