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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, $318 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 17 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
301
Rank: 160th
out of 212 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
2,838
Rank: 137th
out of 212 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
9.4 This Provider
Avg 17.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$142K
Rank: 133rd
out of 212 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$471 This Provider
Avg $318

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 80 different services in 2015
(54 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
URINARY SYSTEM

Ultrasound measurement of bladder capacity after voiding +

Ultrasound measurement of bladder capacity after voiding ×

Service Code: 51798
Performed in an office
683
times performed,
24% of his services

1st 8th

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

278
patients got this service, 92% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$68,300.00an average of $100.00 per time performed $8,605.80
an average of $12.60 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
354
times performed,
12% of his services

2nd 6th

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

206
patients got this service, 68% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$44,628.78an average of $126.07 per time performed $26,688.06
an average of $75.39 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
204
times performed,
7% of his services

3rd 3rd

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

155
patients got this service, 51% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$19,663.56an average of $96.39 per time performed $9,557.40
an average of $46.85 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bacterial colony count, urine

Service Code: 87086
Performed in an office
180
times performed,
6% of his services

4th 30th

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

114
patients got this service, 38% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$5,400.00an average of $30.00 per time performed $1,938.60
an average of $10.77 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81001
Performed in an office
177
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 7th

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

112
patients got this service, 37% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$2,655.00an average of $15.00 per time performed $743.40
an average of $4.20 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urinalysis, manual test

Service Code: 81002
Performed in an office
121
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 20th

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

58
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,810.16an average of $14.96 per time performed $412.61
an average of $3.41 per time performed
medical
URINARY SYSTEM

Diagnostic examination of the bladder and bladder canal (... +

Diagnostic examination of the bladder and bladder canal (urethra) using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 52000
Performed in an office
102
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 19th

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

86
patients got this service, 29% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$41,562.96an average of $407.48 per time performed $14,793.06
an average of $145.03 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
90
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 9th

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

77
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$900.00an average of $10.00 per time performed $264.60
an average of $2.94 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
87
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 17th

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

87
patients got this service, 29% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$17,781.06an average of $204.38 per time performed $9,763.14
an average of $112.22 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Evaluation of antimicrobial drug (antibiotic, antifungal,... +

Evaluation of antimicrobial drug (antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral) ×

Service Code: 87184
Performed in an office
86
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 63rd

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

55
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$2,150.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $791.20
an average of $9.20 per time performed
medical
URINARY SYSTEM

Electronic assessment of bladder emptying

Service Code: 51741
Performed in an office
83
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 23rd

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

71
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$16,808.33an average of $202.51 per time performed $561.91
an average of $6.77 per time performed
medical
URINARY SYSTEM

Insertion of device into bladder to measure pressure of u... +

Insertion of device into bladder to measure pressure of urine flow ×

Service Code: 51725
Performed in an office
82
times performed,
3% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

74
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$49,614.10an average of $605.05 per time performed $6,139.34
an average of $74.87 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Psa (prostate specific antigen) measurement

Service Code: 84153
Performed in an office
78
times performed,
3% of his services

13th 13th

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

68
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$4,680.00an average of $60.00 per time performed $1,913.34
an average of $24.53 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
56
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 18th

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

42
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$3,427.20an average of $61.20 per time performed $1,695.68
an average of $30.28 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
50
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 4th

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

44
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$500.00an average of $10.00 per time performed $150.00
an average of $3.00 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bacterial urine culture

Service Code: 87088
Performed in an office
47
times performed,
2% of his services

16th 60th

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

31
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,175.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $507.60
an average of $10.80 per time performed
medical
URINARY SYSTEM

Bladder irrigation and/or instillation

Service Code: 51700
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.81% of his services

17th 33rd

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

20
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$3,834.10an average of $166.70 per time performed $1,331.93
an average of $57.91 per time performed
medical
URINARY SYSTEM

Laser vaporization of prostate including control of bleed... +

Laser vaporization of prostate including control of bleeding using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 52648
Performed in a facility
20
times performed,
0.7% of his services

18th 109th

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

20
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$88,128.00an average of $4,406.40 per time performed $10,192.60
an average of $509.63 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Testosterone (hormone) level

Service Code: 84403
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.63% of his services

19th 38th

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

11
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,260.00an average of $70.00 per time performed $619.74
an average of $34.43 per time performed
medical
URINARY SYSTEM

Injection procedure through the bladder and bladder canal... +

Injection procedure through the bladder and bladder canal (urethra) for x-ray imaging ×

Service Code: 51610
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.56% of his services

20th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,162.08an average of $510.13 per time performed $418.40
an average of $26.15 per time performed
medical
URINARY SYSTEM

Insertion of temporary bladder catheter

Service Code: 51701
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.46% of his services

21st 45th

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

13
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,700.01an average of $130.77 per time performed $514.02
an average of $39.54 per time performed
medical
URINARY SYSTEM

Insertion of stent in urinary duct (ureter) using an endo... +

Insertion of stent in urinary duct (ureter) using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 52332
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.46% of his services

22nd 42nd

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

11
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$14,450.02an average of $1,111.54 per time performed $845.13
an average of $65.01 per time performed
medical
MALE GENITAL SYSTEM

Biopsy of prostate gland

Service Code: 55700
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.42% of his services

23rd 70th

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

12
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,048.00an average of $504.00 per time performed $1,941.48
an average of $161.79 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound of rectum

Service Code: 76872
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.42% of his services

24th 52nd

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

12
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,752.00an average of $396.00 per time performed $815.40
an average of $67.95 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
12
times performed,
0.42% of his services

25th 66th

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

12
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,368.00an average of $364.00 per time performed $532.68
an average of $44.39 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
11
times performed,
0.39% of his services

26th 21st

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

11
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,509.97an average of $137.27 per time performed $796.95
an average of $72.45 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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