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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $399 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 9 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
553
Rank: 27th
out of 143 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
14,447
Rank: 5th
out of 143 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
26.1 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 9.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$370K
Rank: 11th
out of 143 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$669 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $399

Office Visits

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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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Saman Ghaffari
Average for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Providers in Georgia

Who Patients See Before and After This Provider

Providers often refer their patients to a small network of other providers and organizations. Here’s who patients saw the most patients within 30 days before or after this provider, from Jan. 2012 to June 2013.

Individuals

BENJAMIN ABRAHAM

IDRISSA ISMAIL-JOSEPH

SOLOMAN TAFARI

GEORGE SMITH

MUTHU KUTTAPPAN

Organizations

ENGLAND ASSOCIATES, LP

LTC CONSULTING, L.P.

Patients saw before

Saman Ghaffari

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 14 different services in 2012
CATEGORY
Description of Service
Times Performed (or Units) This Service's Rank Patients Unique Visits
Per Patient
Billed to Medicare Payments from Medicare
DRUGS

Injection, onabotulinumtoxina (botox), 1 unit

Service Code: J0585
Performed in an office
9,445
times performed,
65% of his services

1st Alert

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$151,120an average of $16 per time performed $37,780
an average of $4 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 15 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 15 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99308
Performed in a facility
2,460
times performed,
17% of his services

2nd 8th

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

325
patients got this service, 59% of his patients
7.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 6.4)
$425,580an average of $173 per time performed $127,920
an average of $52 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 25 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99309
Performed in a facility
849
times performed,
6% of his services

3rd 52nd

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

257
patients got this service, 46% of his patients
3.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.4)
$196,968an average of $232 per time performed $57,732
an average of $68 per time performed
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
493
times performed,
3% of his services

4th 31st

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

89
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
5.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3)
$144,942an average of $294 per time performed $39,440
an average of $80 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial nursing facility visit, typically 45 minutes per day +

Initial nursing facility visit, typically 45 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99306
Performed in a facility
345
times performed,
2% of his services

5th 77th

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

301
patients got this service, 54% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$140,760an average of $408 per time performed $43,470
an average of $126 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 25 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99232
Performed in a facility
268
times performed,
2% of his services

6th 5th

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

80
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
3.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.3)
$54,940an average of $205 per time performed $14,740
an average of $55 per time performed
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
174
times performed,
1% of his services

7th 3rd

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

68
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$54,462an average of $313 per time performed $13,224
an average of $76 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Drug screen, other than chromatographic; any number of dr... +

Drug screen, other than chromatographic; any number of drug classes, by clia waived test or moderate complexity test, per patient encounter ×

Service Code: G0434
Performed in an office
97
times performed,
0.67% of his services

8th 11th

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

43
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$4,365an average of $45 per time performed $1,940
an average of $20 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 35 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 35 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99310
Performed in a facility
85
times performed,
0.59% of his services

9th Alert

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

46
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$29,750an average of $350 per time performed $8,755
an average of $103 per time performed
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
85
times performed,
0.59% of his services

10th 47th

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

81
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$48,365an average of $569 per time performed $13,175
an average of $155 per time performed
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
68
times performed,
0.47% of his services

11th 2nd

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

48
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$14,416an average of $212 per time performed $3,536
an average of $52 per time performed
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
29
times performed,
0.2% of his services

12th 84th

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

29
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$17,342an average of $598 per time performed $4,263
an average of $147 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.19% of his services

13th 18th

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)
$280an average of $10 per time performed $84
an average of $3 per time performed
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
21
times performed,
0.15% of his services

14th 131st

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

20
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$4,599an average of $219 per time performed $819
an average of $39 per time performed

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 2013 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.

Notes: This provider has a self-reported specialty of "Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation." In some cases the self-reported specialty may differ from the specialty listed above, which comes from Medicare. Medicare redacted this data for any services provided to fewer than 11 patients.

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