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This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $1,257 per patient in 2013.
They performed about 83 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
403
Rank: 107th
out of 176 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
98,847
Rank: 33rd
out of 176 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
245.3 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 82.7
Total Paid
by Medicare
$845K
Rank: 73rd
out of 176 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$2,096 This Provider
Avg $1,257

Note: About 73% 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.

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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Venkateswar R. Veerapalli
Average for Hematology & Oncology Providers in Virginia

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 85 different services in 2013
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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, iron sucrose, 1 mg

Service Code: J1756
Performed in an office
50,401
times performed,
51% of his services

1st 6th

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

32
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
15.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.9)
$101,810an average of $2 per time performed $11,088
an average of $0 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, fosaprepitant, 1 mg

Service Code: J1453
Performed in an office
18,004
times performed,
18% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

29
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
4.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$126,028an average of $7 per time performed $23,765
an average of $1 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ondansetron hydrochloride, per 1 mg

Service Code: J2405
Performed in an office
5,040
times performed,
5% of his services

3rd 20th

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

40
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
7.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.5)
$10,080an average of $2 per time performed $554
an average of $0 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, epoetin alfa, (for non-esrd use), 1000 units

Service Code: J0885
Performed in an office
3,280
times performed,
3% of his services

4th 7th

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

16
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
5.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.2)
$125,755an average of $38 per time performed $27,552
an average of $8 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 1mg

Service Code: J1100
Performed in an office
2,490
times performed,
3% of his services

5th 5th

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

39
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
6.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.4)
$4,980an average of $2 per time performed $224
an average of $0 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ranitidine hydrochloride, 25 mg

Service Code: J2780
Performed in an office
901
times performed,
0.91% of his services

6th 56th

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

34
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
6.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.1)
$3,604an average of $4 per time performed $865
an average of $1 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
678
times performed,
0.69% of his services

7th 19th

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

246
patients got this service, 61% of his patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$129,206an average of $191 per time performed $45,589
an average of $67 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of additional chemotherapy drug or substance int... +

Infusion of additional chemotherapy drug or substance into a vein ×

Service Code: 96411
Performed in an office
502
times performed,
0.51% of his services

8th 68th

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

39
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
7.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.8)
$72,499an average of $144 per time performed $20,472
an average of $41 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Injection of drug or substance into a vein for therapy

Service Code: 96374
Performed in an office
486
times performed,
0.49% of his services

9th 98th

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

32
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
15.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$62,227an average of $128 per time performed $17,107
an average of $35 per time performed
drug
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Injection, carboplatin, 50 mg

Service Code: J9045
Performed in an office
448
times performed,
0.45% of his services

10th 28th

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

15
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
3.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$8,839an average of $20 per time performed $1,093
an average of $2 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Hydration infusion into a vein 31 minutes to 1 hour

Service Code: 96360
Performed in an office
390
times performed,
0.39% of his services

11th 77th

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

47
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
8.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$50,981an average of $131 per time performed $14,812
an average of $38 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein using push technique +

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein using push technique ×

Service Code: 96409
Performed in an office
370
times performed,
0.37% of his services

12th 85th

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

51
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
7.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.4)
$94,883an average of $256 per time performed $26,836
an average of $73 per time performed
medical
DRUGS

Unclassified drugs

Service Code: J3490
Performed in an office
348
times performed,
0.35% of his services

13th 70th

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

15
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
5.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$3,240an average of $9 per time performed $28
an average of $0 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein up to 1 hour

Service Code: 96413
Performed in an office
310
times performed,
0.31% of his services

14th 27th

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

41
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
7.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$103,137an average of $333 per time performed $28,247
an average of $91 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
297
times performed,
0.3% of his services

15th 18th

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

143
patients got this service, 35% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$42,934an average of $145 per time performed $14,820
an average of $50 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
222
times performed,
0.22% of his services

16th 36th

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

73
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$38,970an average of $176 per time performed $20,313
an average of $92 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Injection into tissue or muscle for therapy, diagnosis, o... +

Injection into tissue or muscle for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96372
Performed in an office
188
times performed,
0.19% of his services

17th 29th

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

68
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3)
$9,879an average of $53 per time performed $3,153
an average of $17 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Albuterol, inhalation solution, fda-approved final produc... +

Albuterol, inhalation solution, fda-approved final product, non-compounded, administered through dme, unit dose, 1 mg ×

Service Code: J7613
Performed in an office
100
times performed,
0.1% of his services

18th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

17
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$960an average of $10 per time performed $3
an average of $0 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
95
times performed,
0.1% of his services

19th 59th

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

60
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$8,422an average of $89 per time performed $2,806
an average of $30 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
80
times performed,
0.08% of his services

20th 73rd

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

80
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$29,417an average of $368 per time performed $9,497
an average of $119 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
70
times performed,
0.07% of his services

21st 16th

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

35
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.9)
$700an average of $10 per time performed $206
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein each additional hour +

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein each additional hour ×

Service Code: 96415
Performed in an office
68
times performed,
0.07% of his services

22nd 39th

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

26
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$5,108an average of $75 per time performed $1,382
an average of $20 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
60
times performed,
0.06% of his services

23rd 80th

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

60
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$14,800an average of $247 per time performed $5,765
an average of $96 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Hydration infusion into a vein each additional hour

Service Code: 96361
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
0.04% of his services

24th 63rd

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

19
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$1,664an average of $39 per time performed $436
an average of $10 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, hydrocortisone sodium succinate, up to 100 mg +

Injection, hydrocortisone sodium succinate, up to 100 mg ×

Service Code: J1720
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.04% of his services

25th 155th

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

25
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$540an average of $15 per time performed $114
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urinalysis, manual test

Service Code: 81002
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
0.03% of his services

26th 104th

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

24
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$510an average of $15 per time performed $117
an average of $3 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
32
times performed,
0.03% of his services

27th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,600an average of $50 per time performed $395
an average of $12 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, pegfilgrastim, 6 mg

Service Code: J2505
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.03% of his services

28th 72nd

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

12
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$314,024an average of $10,130 per time performed $73,853
an average of $2,382 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
26
times performed,
0.03% of his services

29th 108th

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

26
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,495an average of $211 per time performed $1,936
an average of $74 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Detection test for influenza virus

Service Code: 87804
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.03% of his services

30th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$625an average of $25 per time performed $412
an average of $16 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
19
times performed,
0.02% of his services

31st 46th

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$1,425an average of $75 per time performed $266
an average of $14 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 2... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 20 minutes ×

Service Code: 99202
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.02% of his services

32nd 177th

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

16
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,416an average of $151 per time performed $754
an average of $47 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Strep test (streptococcus, group a)

Service Code: 87880
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.01% of his services

33rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$475an average of $37 per time performed $213
an average of $16 per time performed

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

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