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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, $995 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 59 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
644
Rank: 34th
out of 276 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
66,262
Rank: 30th
out of 276 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
102.9 This Provider
Avg 59.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$685K
Rank: 60th
out of 276 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$1,064 This Provider
Avg $995

Note: About 78% 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.

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 50 different services in 2015
(24 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, abatacept, 10 mg (code may be used for medicar... +

Injection, abatacept, 10 mg (code may be used for medicare when drug administered under the direct supervision of a physician, not for use when drug is self administered) ×

Service Code: J0129
Performed in an office
5,375
times performed,
8% of his services

1st 3rd

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
6.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 6.2)
$215,000.00an average of $40.00 per time performed $147,490.00
an average of $27.44 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, denosumab, 1 mg

Service Code: J0897
Performed in an office
3,545
times performed,
5% of his services

2nd 5th

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

36
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$70,900.00an average of $20.00 per time performed $40,944.75
an average of $11.55 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
1,739
times performed,
3% of his services

3rd 9th

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

596
patients got this service, 93% of his patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$136,928.86an average of $78.74 per time performed $85,506.63
an average of $49.17 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Hyaluronan or derivative, synvisc or synvisc-one, for int... +

Hyaluronan or derivative, synvisc or synvisc-one, for intra-articular injection, 1 mg ×

Service Code: J7325
Performed in an office
1,008
times performed,
2% of his services

4th 10th

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
3.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$21,168.00an average of $21.00 per time performed $10,009.44
an average of $9.93 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
841
times performed,
1% of his services

5th 11th

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

422
patients got this service, 66% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$16,820.00an average of $20.00 per time performed $2,472.54
an average of $2.94 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specif... +

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specified, 10 mg ×

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
639
times performed,
0.96% of his services

6th 8th

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

166
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$9,585.00an average of $15.00 per time performed $805.14
an average of $1.26 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20610
Performed in an office
203
times performed,
0.31% of his services

7th 19th

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

99
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$25,679.50an average of $126.50 per time performed $9,110.64
an average of $44.88 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein up to 1 hour

Service Code: 96413
Performed in an office
196
times performed,
0.3% of his services

8th 17th

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

33
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
5.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.3)
$44,100.00an average of $225.00 per time performed $20,327.16
an average of $103.71 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Non-hormonal anti-neoplastic chemotherapy beneath the ski... +

Non-hormonal anti-neoplastic chemotherapy beneath the skin or into muscle ×

Service Code: 96401
Performed in an office
154
times performed,
0.23% of his services

9th 21st

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

57
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$14,630.00an average of $95.00 per time performed $8,839.60
an average of $57.40 per time performed
drug

Injection, zoledronic acid, 1 mg

Service Code: J3489
Performed in an office
85
times performed,
0.13% of his services

10th 57th

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

17
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$25,500.00an average of $300.00 per time performed $2,356.20
an average of $27.72 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of tendon sheath, ligament, or muscle membrane +

Injections of tendon sheath, ligament, or muscle membrane ×

Service Code: 20550
Performed in an office
72
times performed,
0.11% of his services

11th 83rd

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

56
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$9,000.00an average of $125.00 per time performed $2,818.80
an average of $39.15 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
65
times performed,
0.1% of his services

12th 6th

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

56
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$8,108.10an average of $124.74 per time performed $5,174.00
an average of $79.60 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
62
times performed,
0.09% of his services

13th 26th

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

62
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,194.10an average of $180.55 per time performed $7,113.88
an average of $114.74 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
59
times performed,
0.09% of his services

14th 61st

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

50
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$3,068.00an average of $52.00 per time performed $1,853.78
an average of $31.42 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein

Service Code: 96415
Performed in an office
54
times performed,
0.08% of his services

15th 22nd

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
3.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.4)
$5,400.00an average of $100.00 per time performed $1,168.02
an average of $21.63 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
46
times performed,
0.07% of his services

16th 23rd

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

26
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$1,748.00an average of $38.00 per time performed $761.30
an average of $16.55 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
42
times performed,
0.06% of his services

17th 72nd

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

42
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,323.92an average of $126.76 per time performed $3,259.20
an average of $77.60 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Imaging of 2 or more joints, single view

Service Code: 77077
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.03% of his services

18th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

22
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,430.00an average of $65.00 per time performed $608.30
an average of $27.65 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of medium joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of medium joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20605
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.03% of his services

19th 95th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,156.00an average of $98.00 per time performed $742.72
an average of $33.76 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of both knees, standing, front to back view

Service Code: 73565
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.03% of his services

20th 160th

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,700.00an average of $85.00 per time performed $449.20
an average of $22.46 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of chest, 2 views, front and side

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.03% of his services

21st 102nd

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

17
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,530.00an average of $90.00 per time performed $230.86
an average of $13.58 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
16
times performed,
0.02% of his services

22nd 73rd

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: 2.2)
$2,160.00an average of $135.00 per time performed $856.48
an average of $53.53 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of small joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of small joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20600
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.02% of his services

23rd 88th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,190.00an average of $85.00 per time performed $518.00
an average of $37.00 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.02% of his services

24th 91st

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$879.84an average of $67.68 per time performed $265.46
an average of $20.42 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.02% of his services

25th 82nd

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$816.79an average of $62.83 per time performed $291.20
an average of $22.40 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of pelvis, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 72170
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.02% of his services

26th 172nd

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$766.32an average of $63.86 per time performed $252.12
an average of $21.01 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.

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Dale G. Halter
Average for Rheumatology 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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