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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, $649 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 37 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
506
Rank: 35th
out of 91 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
64,035
Rank: 5th
out of 91 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
126.6 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 36.7
Total Paid
by Medicare
$699K
Rank: 13th
out of 91 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$1,381 This Provider
Avg $649

Note: About 83% 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 45 different services in 2015
(21 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, tocilizumab, 1 mg

Service Code: J3262
Performed in an office
46,080
times performed,
72% of his services

1st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
6.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$276,480.00an average of $6.00 per time performed $138,240.00
an average of $3.00 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection infliximab, 10 mg

Service Code: J1745
Performed in an office
3,190
times performed,
5% of his services

2nd 4th

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

24
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
3.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.6)
$335,907.00an average of $105.30 per time performed $190,698.20
an average of $59.78 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, denosumab, 1 mg

Service Code: J0897
Performed in an office
1,740
times performed,
3% of his services

3rd 5th

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

18
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$42,543.00an average of $24.45 per time performed $20,236.20
an average of $11.63 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
864
times performed,
1% of his services

4th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$26,784.00an average of $31.00 per time performed $8,657.28
an average of $10.02 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
828
times performed,
1% of his services

5th 6th

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

358
patients got this service, 71% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$129,168.00an average of $156.00 per time performed $58,771.44
an average of $70.98 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
427
times performed,
0.67% of his services

6th 10th

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

230
patients got this service, 45% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$6,405.00an average of $15.00 per time performed $1,238.30
an average of $2.90 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Infusion, normal saline solution , 250 cc

Service Code: J7050
Performed in an office
286
times performed,
0.45% of his services

7th 17th

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

74
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
3.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.6)
$2,288.00an average of $8.00 per time performed $88.66
an average of $0.31 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
253
times performed,
0.4% of his services

8th 7th

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

182
patients got this service, 36% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$26,818.00an average of $106.00 per time performed $12,093.40
an average of $47.80 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
203
times performed,
0.32% of his services

9th 8th

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

31
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$1,624.00an average of $8.00 per time performed $276.08
an average of $1.36 per time performed
drug

Injection, zoledronic acid, 1 mg

Service Code: J3489
Performed in an office
165
times performed,
0.26% of his services

10th 27th

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

33
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$57,585.00an average of $349.00 per time performed $4,687.65
an average of $28.41 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
163
times performed,
0.25% of his services

11th 21st

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

51
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
3.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.7)
$33,252.00an average of $204.00 per time performed $8,189.12
an average of $50.24 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein up to 1 hour

Service Code: 96413
Performed in an office
121
times performed,
0.19% of his services

12th 20th

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

38
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
3.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.4)
$42,471.00an average of $351.00 per time performed $10,496.75
an average of $86.75 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein

Service Code: 96415
Performed in an office
102
times performed,
0.16% of his services

13th 18th

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

25
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
3.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.3)
$10,302.00an average of $101.00 per time performed $2,032.86
an average of $19.93 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
94
times performed,
0.15% of his services

14th 23rd

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

45
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,538.00an average of $27.00 per time performed $440.86
an average of $4.69 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
85
times performed,
0.13% of his services

15th 11th

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

58
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$21,845.00an average of $257.00 per time performed $3,939.75
an average of $46.35 per time performed
medical
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
75
times performed,
0.12% of his services

16th 24th

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

62
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$15,750.00an average of $210.00 per time performed $6,875.25
an average of $91.67 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
61
times performed,
0.1% of his services

17th 12th

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

42
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$1,858.06an average of $30.46 per time performed $1,092.51
an average of $17.91 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
59
times performed,
0.09% of his services

18th 38th

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

59
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,829.00an average of $31.00 per time performed $1,380.01
an average of $23.39 per time performed
drug
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 (fluzone) ×

Service Code: Q2038
Performed in an office
59
times performed,
0.09% of his services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

59
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,180.00an average of $20.00 per time performed $696.20
an average of $11.80 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
37
times performed,
0.06% of his services

20th 15th

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

37
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,880.00an average of $240.00 per time performed $4,236.87
an average of $114.51 per time performed
medical
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
26
times performed,
0.04% of his services

21st 31st

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

26
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,889.96an average of $303.46 per time performed $3,487.64
an average of $134.14 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,
0.04% of his services

22nd 32nd

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

19
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,472.00an average of $64.00 per time performed $748.42
an average of $32.54 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Pneumococcal vaccine for injection into muscle

Service Code: 90670
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.02% of his services

23rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,094.00an average of $221.00 per time performed $2,205.98
an average of $157.57 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
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

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$403.00an average of $31.00 per time performed $303.81
an average of $23.37 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.

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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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