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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $844 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 73 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
656
Rank: 41st
out of 214 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
49,446
Rank: 73rd
out of 214 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
75.4 This Provider
Avg 72.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$567K
Rank: 71st
out of 214 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$864 This Provider
Avg $844

Office Visits

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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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Alexander Saker
Average for Hematology/Oncology Providers in Georgia

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, from Jan. 2012 to June 2013.

Patients saw before

Alexander Saker

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 49 different services in 2012
CATEGORY
Description of Service
Times Performed (or Units) This Service's Rank Patients Unique Visits
Per Patient
Billed to Medicare Payments from Medicare
DRUGS

Injection, heparin sodium, (heparin lock flush), per 10 u... +

Injection, heparin sodium, (heparin lock flush), per 10 units ×

Service Code: J1642
Performed in an office
17,950
times performed,
36% of his services

1st 4th

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

64
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
5.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.2)
$53,850an average of $3 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, fosaprepitant (emend), 1 mg

Service Code: J1453
Performed in an office
12,715
times performed,
26% of his services

2nd 2nd

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

32
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.6)
$38,145an average of $3 per time performed $12,715
an average of $1 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 1mg

Service Code: J1100
Performed in an office
4,241
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd 5th

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

63
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
3.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.6)
$33,928an average of $8 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, epoetin alfa, (for non-end-stage renal disease... +

Injection, epoetin alfa, (for non-end-stage renal disease use), 1000 units ×

Service Code: J0885
Performed in an office
1,970
times performed,
4% of his services

4th 6th

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

17
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
3.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.2)
$55,160an average of $28 per time performed $15,760
an average of $8 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, palonosetron hydrochloride, 25 mcg

Service Code: J2469
Performed in an office
1,920
times performed,
4% of his services

5th 10th

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

49
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
3.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.3)
$147,840an average of $77 per time performed $28,800
an average of $15 per time performed
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
1,682
times performed,
3% of his services

6th 8th

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

479
patients got this service, 73% of his patients
3.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4)
$90,828an average of $54 per time performed $18,502
an average of $11 per time performed
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
1,623
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 12th

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

496
patients got this service, 76% of his patients
3.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.2)
$24,345an average of $15 per time performed $4,869
an average of $3 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, ondansetron hydrochloride, per 1 mg

Service Code: J2405
Performed in an office
1,160
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 15th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
4.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.1)
$10,440an average of $9 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
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
876
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 18th

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

413
patients got this service, 63% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$87,600an average of $100 per time performed $45,552
an average of $52 per time performed
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
492
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 17th

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

135
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
3.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$68,388an average of $139 per time performed $39,360
an average of $80 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
432
times performed,
0.87% of his services

11th 20th

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

211
patients got this service, 32% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3)
$24,192an average of $56 per time performed $6,480
an average of $15 per time performed
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
428
times performed,
0.87% of his services

12th 23rd

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

79
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.4)
$32,100an average of $75 per time performed $11,128
an average of $26 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein up to 1 hour

Service Code: 96413
Performed in an office
325
times performed,
0.66% of his services

13th 27th

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

69
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
4.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.3)
$162,500an average of $500 per time performed $35,100
an average of $108 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, iron dextran, 50 mg

Service Code: J1750
Performed in an office
315
times performed,
0.64% of his services

14th 26th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$11,025an average of $35 per time performed $3,150
an average of $10 per time performed
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
251
times performed,
0.51% of his services

15th 29th

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

57
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
3.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.9)
$12,550an average of $50 per time performed $4,518
an average of $18 per time performed
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
248
times performed,
0.5% of his services

16th 44th

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

166
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$15,872an average of $64 per time performed $7,936
an average of $32 per time performed
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Injection, carboplatin, 50 mg

Service Code: J9045
Performed in an office
244
times performed,
0.49% of his services

17th 28th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
3.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.6)
$104,920an average of $430 per time performed $732
an average of $3 per time performed
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Injection, rituximab (rituxan), 100 mg

Service Code: J9310
Performed in an office
230
times performed,
0.47% of his services

18th 40th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$190,440an average of $828 per time performed $118,450
an average of $515 per time performed
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Injection, paclitaxel, 30 mg

Service Code: J9265
Performed in an office
210
times performed,
0.42% of his services

19th 31st

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
3.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.6)
$105,000an average of $500 per time performed $1,260
an average of $6 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, zoledronic acid, 1 mg

Service Code: J3487
Performed in an office
176
times performed,
0.36% of his services

20th 41st

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
3.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.2)
$68,816an average of $391 per time performed $31,680
an average of $180 per time performed
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
168
times performed,
0.34% of his services

21st 24th

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

62
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.1)
$5,040an average of $30 per time performed $3,192
an average of $19 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, diphenhydramine hydrochloride, up to 50 mg

Service Code: J1200
Performed in an office
135
times performed,
0.27% of his services

22nd 38th

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

47
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.8)
$675an average of $5 per time performed $135
an average of $1 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein

Service Code: 96415
Performed in an office
130
times performed,
0.26% of his services

23rd 36th

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

33
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.4)
$16,900an average of $130 per time performed $3,250
an average of $25 per time performed
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
118
times performed,
0.24% of his services

24th 46th

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

30
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
3.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.6)
$24,190an average of $205 per time performed $6,726
an average of $57 per time performed
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
115
times performed,
0.23% of his services

25th 33rd

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

48
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$12,995an average of $113 per time performed $6,440
an average of $56 per time performed
MEDICINE

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

Infusion of different chemotherapy drug or substance into a vein ×

Service Code: 96411
Performed in an office
114
times performed,
0.23% of his services

26th 79th

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

18
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
4.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4)
$28,500an average of $250 per time performed $5,700
an average of $50 per time performed
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
104
times performed,
0.21% of his services

27th 62nd

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

48
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$9,360an average of $90 per time performed $3,120
an average of $30 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
96
times performed,
0.19% of his services

28th 35th

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

32
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.2)
$2,688an average of $28 per time performed $576
an average of $6 per time performed
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
91
times performed,
0.18% of his services

29th 42nd

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

40
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$11,830an average of $130 per time performed $5,187
an average of $57 per time performed
MEDICINE

Hydration infusion into a vein

Service Code: 96361
Performed in an office
79
times performed,
0.16% of his services

30th 48th

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

25
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$3,160an average of $40 per time performed $948
an average of $12 per time performed
DRUGS

Infusion, normal saline solution , 1000 cc

Service Code: J7030
Performed in an office
79
times performed,
0.16% of his services

31st 64th

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

27
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$316an average of $4 per time performed $79
an average of $1 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urinalysis, manual test

Service Code: 81002
Performed in an office
75
times performed,
0.15% of his services

32nd 103rd

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

17
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
4.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$525an average of $7 per time performed $300
an average of $4 per time performed
MEDICINE

Hydration infusion into a vein 31 minutes to 1 hour

Service Code: 96360
Performed in an office
74
times performed,
0.15% of his services

33rd 73rd

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

26
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$7,400an average of $100 per time performed $3,330
an average of $45 per time performed
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
71
times performed,
0.14% of his services

34th 50th

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$3,550an average of $50 per time performed $1,207
an average of $17 per time performed
DRUGS

Unclassified drugs

Service Code: J3490
Performed in an office
54
times performed,
0.11% of his services

35th 60th

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

24
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4)
$1,404an average of $26 per time performed $54
an average of $1 per time performed
DRUGS

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

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
50
times performed,
0.1% of his services

36th 47th

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.8)
$950an average of $19 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, pegfilgrastim, 6 mg

Service Code: J2505
Performed in an office
49
times performed,
0.1% of his services

37th 76th

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$242,256an average of $4,944 per time performed $110,985
an average of $2,265 per time performed
MEDICINE

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

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosis, concurrent with another infusion ×

Service Code: 96368
Performed in an office
44
times performed,
0.09% of his services

38th 102nd

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

23
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.8)
$1,760an average of $40 per time performed $660
an average of $15 per time performed
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
43
times performed,
0.09% of his services

39th 84th

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

43
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,890an average of $230 per time performed $5,332
an average of $124 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 6... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 60 minutes ×

Service Code: 99205
Performed in an office
42
times performed,
0.08% of his services

40th 75th

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

42
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$12,306an average of $293 per time performed $6,594
an average of $157 per time performed
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
40
times performed,
0.08% of his services

41st 74th

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

36
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$11,600an average of $290 per time performed $6,160
an average of $154 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Lactate dehydrogenase (enzyme) level

Service Code: 83615
Performed in an office
38
times performed,
0.08% of his services

42nd 32nd

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$646an average of $17 per time performed $152
an average of $4 per time performed
MEDICINE

Irrigation of implanted venous access drug delivery device +

Irrigation of implanted venous access drug delivery device ×

Service Code: 96523
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
0.07% of his services

43rd 80th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$1,360an average of $40 per time performed $646
an average of $19 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.05% of his services

44th 81st

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$840an average of $35 per time performed $288
an average of $12 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.04% of his services

45th 98th

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

21
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$210an average of $10 per time performed $210
an average of $10 per time performed
TEMPORARY CODES

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered t... +

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered to individuals 3 years of age and older, for intramuscular use (flulaval) ×

Service Code: Q2036
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.04% of his services

46th 117th

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

21
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$525an average of $25 per time performed $210
an average of $10 per time performed
DRUGS

Infusion, normal saline solution, sterile (500 ml=1 unit) +

Infusion, normal saline solution, sterile (500 ml=1 unit) ×

Service Code: J7040
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.04% of his services

47th 77th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.8)
$190an average of $10 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
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
16
times performed,
0.03% of his services

48th 58th

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$3,920an average of $245 per time performed $1,808
an average of $113 per time performed
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
14
times performed,
0.03% of his services

49th 89th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,192an average of $228 per time performed $1,498
an average of $107 per time performed

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.

Notes: This provider has a self-reported specialty of "Hematology & Oncology." In some cases the self-reported specialty may differ from the specialty listed above, which comes from Medicare. Medicare redacted this data for any services provided to fewer than 11 patients.

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