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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, $1,248 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 95 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
388
Rank: 119th
out of 200 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
62,285
Rank: 85th
out of 200 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
160.5 This Provider
Avg 95.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$759K
Rank: 89th
out of 200 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$1,957 This Provider
Avg $1,248

Note: About 76% 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.

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 86 different services in 2015
(60 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
drug
DRUGS

Injection, fosaprepitant, 1 mg

Service Code: J1453
Performed in an office
10,950
times performed,
18% of his services

1st 3rd

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

22
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
3.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$76,650.00an average of $7.00 per time performed $14,892.00
an average of $1.36 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ondansetron hydrochloride, per 1 mg

Service Code: J2405
Performed in an office
3,776
times performed,
6% of his services

2nd 31st

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

30
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
7.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 6.6)
$7,552.00an average of $2.00 per time performed $226.56
an average of $0.06 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 1mg

Service Code: J1100
Performed in an office
1,220
times performed,
2% of his services

3rd 10th

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

30
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
4.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.1)
$2,440.00an average of $2.00 per time performed $134.20
an average of $0.11 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, sodium ferric gluconate complex in sucrose inj... +

Injection, sodium ferric gluconate complex in sucrose injection, 12.5 mg ×

Service Code: J2916
Performed in an office
800
times performed,
1% of his services

4th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
11.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$15,200.00an average of $19.00 per time performed $1,528.00
an average of $1.91 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ranitidine hydrochloride, 25 mg

Service Code: J2780
Performed in an office
773
times performed,
1% of his services

5th 59th

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

27
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
7.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4)
$3,092.00an average of $4.00 per time performed $649.32
an average of $0.84 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
531
times performed,
0.85% of his services

6th 18th

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

198
patients got this service, 51% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$87,482.25an average of $164.75 per time performed $25,684.47
an average of $48.37 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein up to 1 hour

Service Code: 96413
Performed in an office
517
times performed,
0.83% of his services

7th 30th

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

51
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
10.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.3)
$177,031.14an average of $342.42 per time performed $44,306.90
an average of $85.70 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
418
times performed,
0.67% of his services

8th 21st

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

148
patients got this service, 38% of his patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$69,751.66an average of $166.87 per time performed $28,378.02
an average of $67.89 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of different chemotherapy drug or substance into... +

Infusion of different chemotherapy drug or substance into a vein ×

Service Code: 96411
Performed in an office
405
times performed,
0.65% of his services

9th 75th

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

30
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
7.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$60,640.65an average of $149.73 per time performed $17,078.85
an average of $42.17 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
364
times performed,
0.58% of his services

10th 68th

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

140
patients got this service, 36% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$37,306.36an average of $102.49 per time performed $10,628.80
an average of $29.20 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Hydration infusion into a vein 31 minutes to 1 hour

Service Code: 96360
Performed in an office
294
times performed,
0.47% of his services

11th 81st

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

33
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
8.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$39,751.74an average of $135.21 per time performed $11,448.36
an average of $38.94 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
193
times performed,
0.31% of his services

12th 105th

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

29
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
6.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.2)
$50,899.89an average of $263.73 per time performed $14,353.41
an average of $74.37 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein

Service Code: 96415
Performed in an office
191
times performed,
0.31% of his services

13th 46th

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

27
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
5.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$14,840.70an average of $77.70 per time performed $3,734.05
an average of $19.55 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
135
times performed,
0.22% of his services

14th 32nd

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

48
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.1)
$7,129.35an average of $52.81 per time performed $2,111.40
an average of $15.64 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Hydration infusion into a vein

Service Code: 96361
Performed in an office
103
times performed,
0.17% of his services

15th 69th

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

26
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$4,102.49an average of $39.83 per time performed $1,085.62
an average of $10.54 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
86
times performed,
0.14% of his services

16th 16th

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

42
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.8)
$860.00an average of $10.00 per time performed $252.84
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
55
times performed,
0.09% of his services

17th 84th

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

55
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,215.95an average of $240.29 per time performed $5,677.65
an average of $103.23 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
44
times performed,
0.07% of his services

18th 112th

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

44
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,522.04an average of $216.41 per time performed $2,882.00
an average of $65.50 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Detection test for influenza virus

Service Code: 87804
Performed in an office
38
times performed,
0.06% of his services

19th 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
$950.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $575.70
an average of $15.15 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
34
times performed,
0.05% of his services

20th 163rd

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

34
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,977.88an average of $175.82 per time performed $1,635.40
an average of $48.10 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Irrigation of implanted venous access drug delivery device +

Irrigation of implanted venous access drug delivery device ×

Service Code: 96523
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.05% of his services

21st 86th

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

11
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$1,920.00an average of $60.00 per time performed $468.80
an average of $14.65 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
27
times performed,
0.04% of his services

22nd 43rd

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

21
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$4,906.98an average of $181.74 per time performed $2,510.46
an average of $92.98 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urinalysis, manual test

Service Code: 81002
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.04% of his services

23rd 110th

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

19
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$405.00an average of $15.00 per time performed $92.07
an average of $3.41 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Strep test (streptococcus, group a)

Service Code: 87880
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.04% of his services

24th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

23
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$600.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $367.68
an average of $15.32 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
20
times performed,
0.03% of his services

25th 79th

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

14
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$1,500.00an average of $75.00 per time performed $188.80
an average of $9.44 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
16
times performed,
0.03% of his services

26th 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
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$240.00an average of $15.00 per time performed $81.28
an average of $5.08 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.

Venkateswar R Veerapalli
Average for Hematology & Oncology Providers in Virginia

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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