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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, $549 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 13 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
726
Rank: 11th
out of 231 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
17,060
Rank: 9th
out of 231 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
23.5 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 13.1
Total Paid
by Medicare
$1.35M
Rank: 2nd
out of 231 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$1,865 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $549

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 54 different services in 2015
(34 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
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
5,228
times performed,
31% of his services

1st 2nd

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

685
patients got this service, 94% of his patients
7.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.4)
$735,109.08an average of $140.61 per time performed $426,082.00
an average of $81.50 per time performed
medical
DRUGS

Unclassified drugs

Service Code: J3490
Performed in an office
3,600
times performed,
21% of his services

2nd 20th

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

228
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
9.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.9)
$2,314,548.00an average of $642.93 per time performed $519,984.00
an average of $144.44 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasonic guidance imaging supervision and interpretatio... +

Ultrasonic guidance imaging supervision and interpretation for insertion of needle ×

Service Code: 76942
Performed in an office
2,156
times performed,
13% of his services

3rd 19th

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

233
patients got this service, 32% of his patients
9.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.1)
$1,068,060.84an average of $495.39 per time performed $104,846.28
an average of $48.63 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Electronic analysis reprogramming and refill of spinal ca... +

Electronic analysis reprogramming and refill of spinal canal drug infusion pump by physician ×

Service Code: 62370
Performed in an office
1,958
times performed,
11% of his services

4th 36th

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

232
patients got this service, 32% of his patients
8.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.8)
$1,002,496.00an average of $512.00 per time performed $202,476.78
an average of $103.41 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Electronic analysis and reprogramming of spinal canal dru... +

Electronic analysis and reprogramming of spinal canal drug infusion pump ×

Service Code: 62368
Performed in an office
420
times performed,
2% of his services

5th 91st

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

95
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
4.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.6)
$75,180.00an average of $179.00 per time performed $19,135.20
an average of $45.56 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into lower or sacral spine

Service Code: 62311
Performed in a facility
190
times performed,
1% of his services

6th 15th

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

136
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$130,720.00an average of $688.00 per time performed $13,759.80
an average of $72.42 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
130
times performed,
0.76% of his services

7th 44th

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

130
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$31,200.00an average of $240.00 per time performed $10,753.60
an average of $82.72 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 a facility
65
times performed,
0.38% of his services

8th 102nd

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

41
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$18,512.00an average of $284.80 per time performed $1,461.85
an average of $22.49 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injection procedure into sacroiliac joint for anesthetic ... +

Injection procedure into sacroiliac joint for anesthetic or steroid ×

Service Code: 27096
Performed in a facility
57
times performed,
0.33% of his services

9th 58th

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

43
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$44,967.87an average of $788.91 per time performed $4,419.78
an average of $77.54 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower o... +

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower or sacral spine nerve root using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64483
Performed in a facility
51
times performed,
0.3% of his services

10th 16th

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

31
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$61,620.24an average of $1,208.24 per time performed $5,132.64
an average of $100.64 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64493
Performed in a facility
47
times performed,
0.28% of his services

11th 29th

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

38
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$76,647.13an average of $1,630.79 per time performed $4,921.37
an average of $104.71 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Electronic analysis of spinal canal drug infusion pump

Service Code: 62367
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
0.21% of his services

12th 173rd

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

26
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$7,124.95an average of $203.57 per time performed $1,169.70
an average of $33.42 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Destruction of lower or sacral spinal facet joint nerves ... +

Destruction of lower or sacral spinal facet joint nerves using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64635
Performed in a facility
25
times performed,
0.15% of his services

13th 67th

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$53,721.00an average of $2,148.84 per time performed $6,580.50
an average of $263.22 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of upper or middle spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of upper or middle spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64490
Performed in a facility
20
times performed,
0.12% of his services

14th 82nd

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$30,784.00an average of $1,539.20 per time performed $2,264.40
an average of $113.22 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Implantation of spinal neurostimulator electrodes, access... +

Implantation of spinal neurostimulator electrodes, accessed through the skin ×

Service Code: 63650
Performed in a facility
19
times performed,
0.11% of his services

15th 94th

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: 2.2)
$51,300.00an average of $2,700.00 per time performed $4,931.45
an average of $259.55 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Implantation or replacement of programmable spinal canal ... +

Implantation or replacement of programmable spinal canal drug infusion pump ×

Service Code: 62362
Performed in a facility
18
times performed,
0.11% of his services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$27,270.00an average of $1,515.00 per time performed $4,449.78
an average of $247.21 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of anesthetic agent of multiple rib nerves

Service Code: 64421
Performed in a facility
17
times performed,
0.1% of his services

17th 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
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$14,161.00an average of $833.00 per time performed $1,259.36
an average of $74.08 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into upper or middle spine

Service Code: 62310
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.09% of his services

18th 55th

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: 1.5)
$11,648.00an average of $728.00 per time performed $1,416.16
an average of $88.51 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Aspiration or injection of cerebrospinal fluid shunt tubi... +

Aspiration or injection of cerebrospinal fluid shunt tubing or reservoir ×

Service Code: 61070
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
0.08% of his services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,542.00an average of $253.00 per time performed $650.44
an average of $46.46 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Radiological supervision and interpretation x-ray of midd... +

Radiological supervision and interpretation x-ray of middle spinal canal ×

Service Code: 72255
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.07% of his services

20th 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
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,740.00an average of $145.00 per time performed $445.80
an average of $37.15 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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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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