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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $1,261 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 95 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
411
Rank: 111th
out of 188 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
43,932
Rank: 94th
out of 188 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
106.9 This Provider
Avg 95
Total Paid
by Medicare
$432K
Rank: 104th
out of 188 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$1,050 This Provider
Avg $1,261

Note: About 88% of this provider’s Medicare payments were for drugs administered in his 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 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.

Patients saw before

JOHN HOWARD DO

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 125 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
drug
NA

Injection, filgrastim (g-csf), 1 microgram

Service Code: J1442
Performed in an office
9,540
times performed,
22% of his services

1st 3rd

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

15
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3)
$28,620an average of $3 per time performed $6,964
an average of $1 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

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

Service Code: J0881
Performed in an office
7,900
times performed,
18% of his services

2nd 1st

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

20
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$134,300an average of $17 per time performed $22,594
an average of $3 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, fosaprepitant, 1 mg

Service Code: J1453
Performed in an office
4,950
times performed,
11% of his services

3rd 4th

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

31
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$24,750an average of $5 per time performed $6,435
an average of $1 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, palonosetron hcl, 25 mcg

Service Code: J2469
Performed in an office
790
times performed,
2% of his services

4th 12th

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

61
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.9)
$82,571an average of $105 per time performed $11,487
an average of $15 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 1mg

Service Code: J1100
Performed in an office
727
times performed,
2% of his services

5th 7th

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

60
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.3)
$734an average of $1 per time performed $73
an average of $0 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
264
times performed,
0.6% of his services

6th 14th

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

132
patients got this service, 32% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.7)
$9,240an average of $35 per time performed $2,727
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 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in an office
260
times performed,
0.59% of his services

7th 18th

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

192
patients got this service, 47% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$38,480an average of $148 per time performed $9,651
an average of $37 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
236
times performed,
0.54% of his services

8th 16th

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

123
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.8)
$4,484an average of $19 per time performed $684
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion into a vein for therapy prevention or diagnosis ... +

Infusion into a vein for therapy prevention or diagnosis additional sequential infusion up to 1 hour ×

Service Code: 96367
Performed in an office
200
times performed,
0.46% of his services

9th 23rd

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

70
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.3)
$30,400an average of $152 per time performed $4,614
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
152
times performed,
0.35% of his services

10th 21st

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

101
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$9,424an average of $62 per time performed $1,637
an average of $11 per time performed
drug
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Injection, carboplatin, 50 mg

Service Code: J9045
Performed in an office
152
times performed,
0.35% of his services

11th 30th

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

20
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$45,600an average of $300 per time performed $403
an average of $3 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
132
times performed,
0.3% of his services

12th 29th

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

86
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3)
$12,276an average of $93 per time performed $2,321
an average of $18 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Injection of different drug or substance into a vein for ... +

Injection of different drug or substance into a vein for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96375
Performed in an office
116
times performed,
0.26% of his services

13th 25th

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

69
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.9)
$12,180an average of $105 per time performed $1,940
an average of $17 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein up to 1 hour

Service Code: 96413
Performed in an office
89
times performed,
0.2% of his services

14th 28th

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

71
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$61,054an average of $686 per time performed $8,959
an average of $101 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,
0.15% of his services

15th 20th

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

54
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$15,232an average of $224 per time performed $4,821
an average of $71 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Lactate dehydrogenase (enzyme) level

Service Code: 83615
Performed in an office
64
times performed,
0.15% of his services

16th 43rd

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

46
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$1,920an average of $30 per time performed $196
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Phosphate level

Service Code: 84100
Performed in an office
64
times performed,
0.15% of his services

17th 88th

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

46
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$1,472an average of $23 per time performed $150
an average of $2 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Uric acid level, blood

Service Code: 84550
Performed in an office
64
times performed,
0.15% of his services

18th 86th

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

46
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$1,536an average of $24 per time performed $157
an average of $2 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ranitidine hydrochloride, 25 mg

Service Code: J2780
Performed in an office
60
times performed,
0.14% of his services

19th 51st

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

24
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.4)
$480an average of $8 per time performed $55
an average of $1 per time performed
drug
NA

Injection, zoledronic acid, 1 mg

Service Code: J3489
Performed in an office
60
times performed,
0.14% of his services

20th 37th

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

11
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$27,600an average of $460 per time performed $4,551
an average of $76 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, diphenhydramine hcl, up to 50 mg

Service Code: J1200
Performed in an office
56
times performed,
0.13% of his services

21st 41st

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

47
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.8)
$168an average of $3 per time performed $25
an average of $0 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of different chemotherapy drug or substance into... +

Infusion of different chemotherapy drug or substance into a vein up to 1 hour ×

Service Code: 96417
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
0.08% of his services

22nd 46th

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

29
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$11,356an average of $334 per time performed $1,557
an average of $46 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosi... +

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosis up to 1 hour ×

Service Code: 96365
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.07% of his services

23rd 44th

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

26
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$9,424an average of $304 per time performed $1,585
an average of $51 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein

Service Code: 96415
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.07% of his services

24th 42nd

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

20
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$4,836an average of $156 per time performed $642
an average of $21 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Immunologic analysis for detection of tumor antigen

Service Code: 86300
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.06% of his services

25th 65th

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

23
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$3,100an average of $124 per time performed $672
an average of $27 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, pegfilgrastim, 6 mg

Service Code: J2505
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.05% of his services

26th 69th

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

22
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$259,185an average of $11,269 per time performed $59,014
an average of $2,566 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Infusion, normal saline solution , 1000 cc

Service Code: J7030
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.05% of his services

27th 73rd

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

17
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$418an average of $19 per time performed $22
an average of $1 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

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

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.05% of his services

28th 85th

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

16
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.9)
$158an average of $8 per time performed $30
an average of $1 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Hydration infusion into a vein 31 minutes to 1 hour

Service Code: 96360
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.04% of his services

29th 77th

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$3,984an average of $249 per time performed $647
an average of $40 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosis +

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosis ×

Service Code: 96366
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.03% of his services

30th 62nd

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

11
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$1,358an average of $97 per time performed $200
an average of $14 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Irrigation of implanted venous access drug delivery device +

Irrigation of implanted venous access drug delivery device ×

Service Code: 96523
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.03% of his services

31st 79th

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

12
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$1,443an average of $111 per time performed $172
an average of $13 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.

John R Howard
Average for Hematology & Oncology Providers in Virginia

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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