Treatment Tracker

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, $391 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
726
Rank: 89th
out of 737 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
11,466
Rank: 9th
out of 737 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
15.8 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$394K
Rank: 66th
out of 737 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$543 This Provider
Avg $391

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 66 different services in 2015
(25 were redacted as they were performed on less than 11 patients)

All Services

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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
MEDICINE

Diagnostic testing in a pulmonary function lab

Service Code: 94375
Performed in an office
1,199
times performed,
10% of his services

1st 13th

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

660
patients got this service, 91% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$50,993.47an average of $42.53 per time performed $38,943.52
an average of $32.48 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
903
times performed,
8% of his services

2nd 8th

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

541
patients got this service, 75% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$137,987.43an average of $152.81 per time performed $98,318.64
an average of $108.88 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Demonstration and/or evaluation of patient use of aerosol... +

Demonstration and/or evaluation of patient use of aerosol generator, nebulizer, metered dose inhaler or intermittent positive pressure breathing (ippb) device ×

Service Code: 94664
Performed in an office
748
times performed,
7% of his services

3rd 47th

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

464
patients got this service, 64% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$14,062.40an average of $18.80 per time performed $10,823.56
an average of $14.47 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement of lung diffusing capacity

Service Code: 94729
Performed in an office
542
times performed,
5% of his services

4th 10th

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

446
patients got this service, 61% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$32,021.36an average of $59.08 per time performed $24,812.76
an average of $45.78 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Determination of lung volumes using plethysmography

Service Code: 94726
Performed in an office
527
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 23rd

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

435
patients got this service, 60% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$30,202.37an average of $57.31 per time performed $23,219.62
an average of $44.06 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement of largest amount of air breathed in an out o... +

Measurement of largest amount of air breathed in an out of lungs over one minute ×

Service Code: 94200
Performed in an office
483
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 42nd

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

407
patients got this service, 56% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$13,147.26an average of $27.22 per time performed $10,225.11
an average of $21.17 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Arterial puncture withdrawal of blood for diagnosis

Service Code: 36600
Performed in an office
438
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 62nd

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

360
patients got this service, 50% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$14,948.94an average of $34.13 per time performed $11,571.96
an average of $26.42 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood gases measurement

Service Code: 82803
Performed in an office
436
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 63rd

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

358
patients got this service, 49% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$13,986.88an average of $32.08 per time performed $11,248.80
an average of $25.80 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Lactic acid level

Service Code: 83605
Performed in an office
436
times performed,
4% of his services

9th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

358
patients got this service, 49% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,869.80an average of $18.05 per time performed $6,208.64
an average of $14.24 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood potassium level

Service Code: 84132
Performed in an office
435
times performed,
4% of his services

10th 72nd

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

357
patients got this service, 49% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$3,488.70an average of $8.02 per time performed $1,261.50
an average of $2.90 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood sodium level

Service Code: 84295
Performed in an office
435
times performed,
4% of his services

11th 73rd

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

357
patients got this service, 49% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$3,488.70an average of $8.02 per time performed $1,044.00
an average of $2.40 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin measurement

Service Code: 85018
Performed in an office
425
times performed,
4% of his services

12th 90th

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

347
patients got this service, 48% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,120.75an average of $4.99 per time performed $1,347.25
an average of $3.17 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Carboxyhemoglobin (protein) level

Service Code: 82375
Performed in an office
425
times performed,
4% of his services

13th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

347
patients got this service, 48% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,925.00an average of $21.00 per time performed $6,982.75
an average of $16.43 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Methemoglobin (hemoglobin) analysis

Service Code: 83050
Performed in an office
424
times performed,
4% of his services

14th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

346
patients got this service, 48% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,507.76an average of $12.99 per time performed $4,146.72
an average of $9.78 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Calcium level

Service Code: 82310
Performed in an office
400
times performed,
3% of his services

15th 75th

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

336
patients got this service, 46% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$3,604.00an average of $9.01 per time performed $1,024.00
an average of $2.56 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Collection and analysis of exhaled air and carbon dioxide... +

Collection and analysis of exhaled air and carbon dioxide for evaluation of lung function ×

Service Code: 94681
Performed in an office
388
times performed,
3% of his services

16th 125th

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

337
patients got this service, 46% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$21,937.52an average of $56.54 per time performed $16,726.68
an average of $43.11 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress te... +

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress test with ekg monitoring, physician supervision, interpretation, and report ×

Service Code: 93015
Performed in an office
355
times performed,
3% of his services

17th 128th

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

316
patients got this service, 44% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$29,067.40an average of $81.88 per time performed $22,308.20
an average of $62.84 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood glucose (sugar) level

Service Code: 82947
Performed in an office
331
times performed,
3% of his services

18th 108th

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

280
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,320.31an average of $7.01 per time performed $662.00
an average of $2.00 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
299
times performed,
3% of his services

19th 3rd

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

241
patients got this service, 33% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$34,558.42an average of $115.58 per time performed $24,129.30
an average of $80.70 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ceftriaxone sodium, per 250 mg

Service Code: J0696
Performed in an office
221
times performed,
2% of his services

20th 82nd

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

42
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$424.32an average of $1.92 per time performed $114.92
an average of $0.52 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 35 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 35 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99233
Performed in a facility
198
times performed,
2% of his services

21st 2nd

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

68
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$21,722.58an average of $109.71 per time performed $16,588.44
an average of $83.78 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
118
times performed,
1% of his services

22nd 81st

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

47
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$738.68an average of $6.26 per time performed $555.78
an average of $4.71 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
109
times performed,
0.95% of his services

23rd 21st

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

109
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$23,794.70an average of $218.30 per time performed $16,825.24
an average of $154.36 per time performed
medical
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
93
times performed,
0.81% of his services

24th 6th

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

75
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$19,764.36an average of $212.52 per time performed $14,279.22
an average of $153.54 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
85
times performed,
0.74% of his services

25th 24th

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

85
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,550.00an average of $30.00 per time performed $2,261.00
an average of $26.60 per time performed
drug

Vaccine for influenza administered into muscle to individ... +

Vaccine for influenza administered into muscle to individuals 3 years of age and older ×

Service Code: 90688
Performed in an office
79
times performed,
0.69% of his services

26th 144th

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

79
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,817.00an average of $23.00 per time performed $1,405.41
an average of $17.79 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
76
times performed,
0.66% of his services

27th 37th

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

28
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$2,073.28an average of $27.28 per time performed $1,558.00
an average of $20.50 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 125 mg +

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 125 mg ×

Service Code: J2930
Performed in an office
59
times performed,
0.51% of his services

28th 167th

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

46
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$162.84an average of $2.76 per time performed $123.90
an average of $2.10 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement and graphic recording of the amount and speed... +

Measurement and graphic recording of the amount and speed of breathed air, before and following medication administration ×

Service Code: 94060
Performed in an office
55
times performed,
0.48% of his services

29th 9th

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

55
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,770.25an average of $68.55 per time performed $2,780.80
an average of $50.56 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 5 minutes ×

Service Code: 99211
Performed in an office
48
times performed,
0.42% of his services

30th 48th

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

45
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$1,077.60an average of $22.45 per time performed $698.88
an average of $14.56 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Smoking and tobacco use intensive counseling, greater tha... +

Smoking and tobacco use intensive counseling, greater than 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99407
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.35% of his services

31st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

29
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,186.80an average of $29.67 per time performed $888.00
an average of $22.20 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Critical care delivery critically ill or injured patient,... +

Critical care delivery critically ill or injured patient, first 30-74 minutes ×

Service Code: 99291
Performed in a facility
35
times performed,
0.31% of his services

32nd 4th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
3.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$8,080.10an average of $230.86 per time performed $6,317.15
an average of $180.49 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Irrigation and suction of lung airways to obtain cells us... +

Irrigation and suction of lung airways to obtain cells using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 31624
Performed in a facility
27
times performed,
0.24% of his services

33rd 55th

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

25
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$4,212.00an average of $156.00 per time performed $189.27
an average of $7.01 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Aspiration of lung secretions from lung airways using an ... +

Aspiration of lung secretions from lung airways using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 31645
Performed in a facility
27
times performed,
0.24% of his services

34th 98th

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

25
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$4,589.73an average of $169.99 per time performed $3,359.61
an average of $124.43 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
24
times performed,
0.21% of his services

35th 5th

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

21
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$1,836.00an average of $76.50 per time performed $1,315.68
an average of $54.82 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretat... +

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93000
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.18% of his services

36th 49th

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: 1.1)
$372.75an average of $17.75 per time performed $292.32
an average of $13.92 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Pulmonary exercise testing

Service Code: 94620
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.17% of his services

37th 43rd

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,200.00an average of $60.00 per time performed $934.60
an average of $46.73 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Determination of lung volumes using gas dilution or washout +

Determination of lung volumes using gas dilution or washout ×

Service Code: 94727
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.12% of his services

38th 25th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$650.44an average of $46.46 per time performed $494.34
an average of $35.31 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Testing of lung function at high altitude

Service Code: 94452
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.11% of his services

39th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$806.00an average of $62.00 per time performed $631.93
an average of $48.61 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Diagnostic examination of voice box using flexible endoscope +

Diagnostic examination of voice box using flexible endoscope ×

Service Code: 31575
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.11% of his services

40th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,053.00an average of $81.00 per time performed $412.75
an average of $31.75 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Respiratory inhaled pressure or nonpressure treatment to ... +

Respiratory inhaled pressure or nonpressure treatment to relieve airway obstruction or for sputum specimen ×

Service Code: 94640
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.1% of his services

41st 46th

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: 1.2)
$203.50an average of $18.50 per time performed $159.50
an average of $14.50 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.

Jeffrey Leon Kupperman
Average for Pulmonary Disease Providers in California

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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