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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, $770 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 42 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
1,460
Rank: 1st
out of 66 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
214,707
Rank: 1st
out of 66 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
147.1 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 42.3
Total Paid
by Medicare
$3.11M
Rank: 1st
out of 66 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$2,132 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $770

Note: About 86% 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 44 different services in 2015
(15 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, tocilizumab, 1 mg

Service Code: J3262
Performed in an office
97,960
times performed,
46% of his services

1st 1st

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

26
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
7.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.9)
$489,800.00an average of $5.00 per time performed $281,145.20
an average of $2.87 per time performed
drug

Injection, certolizumab pegol, 1 mg (code may be used for... +

Injection, certolizumab pegol, 1 mg (code may be used for medicare when drug administered under the direct supervision of a physician, not for use when drug is self administered) ×

Service Code: J0717
Performed in an office
39,200
times performed,
18% of his services

2nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

15
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
6.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$302,624.00an average of $7.72 per time performed $192,864.00
an average of $4.92 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, denosumab, 1 mg

Service Code: J0897
Performed in an office
22,620
times performed,
11% of his services

3rd 2nd

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

230
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$452,400.00an average of $20.00 per time performed $262,844.40
an average of $11.62 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, abatacept, 10 mg (code may be used for medicar... +

Injection, abatacept, 10 mg (code may be used for medicare when drug administered under the direct supervision of a physician, not for use when drug is self administered) ×

Service Code: J0129
Performed in an office
21,675
times performed,
10% of his services

4th 5th

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

35
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
8.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.2)
$823,650.00an average of $38.00 per time performed $594,762.00
an average of $27.44 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection infliximab, 10 mg

Service Code: J1745
Performed in an office
13,280
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 3rd

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

65
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
4.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.1)
$1,128,800.00an average of $85.00 per time performed $786,707.20
an average of $59.24 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
2,788
times performed,
1% of his services

6th 6th

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

1,087
patients got this service, 74% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$418,200.00an average of $150.00 per time performed $210,466.12
an average of $75.49 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
1,095
times performed,
0.51% of his services

7th 15th

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

428
patients got this service, 29% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$43,800.00an average of $40.00 per time performed $20,739.30
an average of $18.94 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Infusion, normal saline solution , 250 cc

Service Code: J7050
Performed in an office
880
times performed,
0.41% of his services

8th 22nd

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

157
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
5.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.8)
$13,200.00an average of $15.00 per time performed $272.80
an average of $0.31 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ketorolac tromethamine, per 15 mg

Service Code: J1885
Performed in an office
878
times performed,
0.41% of his services

9th 32nd

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

53
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
4.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$4,390.00an average of $5.00 per time performed $395.10
an average of $0.45 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Injection of different drug or substance into a vein for ... +

Injection of different drug or substance into a vein for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96375
Performed in an office
832
times performed,
0.39% of his services

10th 28th

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

147
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
5.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.3)
$29,952.00an average of $36.00 per time performed $14,518.40
an average of $17.45 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, diphenhydramine hcl, up to 50 mg

Service Code: J1200
Performed in an office
806
times performed,
0.38% of his services

11th 31st

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

145
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
5.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.5)
$1,612.00an average of $2.00 per time performed $354.64
an average of $0.44 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specif... +

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specified, 10 mg ×

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
791
times performed,
0.37% of his services

12th 7th

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

145
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$2,373.00an average of $3.00 per time performed $1,020.39
an average of $1.29 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
752
times performed,
0.35% of his services

13th 9th

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

433
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$90,240.00an average of $120.00 per time performed $37,524.80
an average of $49.90 per time performed
drug
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Injection, rituximab, 100 mg

Service Code: J9310
Performed in an office
640
times performed,
0.3% of his services

14th 26th

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

22
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$480,000.00an average of $750.00 per time performed $369,299.20
an average of $577.03 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosi... +

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosis up to 1 hour ×

Service Code: 96365
Performed in an office
585
times performed,
0.27% of his services

15th 17th

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

136
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
4.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.4)
$78,975.00an average of $135.00 per time performed $32,087.25
an average of $54.85 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein

Service Code: 96415
Performed in an office
540
times performed,
0.25% of his services

16th 16th

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

87
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.6)
$25,920.00an average of $48.00 per time performed $11,874.60
an average of $21.99 per time performed
medical

Aspiration and/or injection of major joint or joint capsu... +

Aspiration and/or injection of major joint or joint capsule with recording and reporting using ultrasound guidance ×

Service Code: 20611
Performed in an office
436
times performed,
0.2% of his services

17th 25th

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

183
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$63,141.52an average of $144.82 per time performed $30,576.68
an average of $70.13 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein up to 1 hour

Service Code: 96413
Performed in an office
348
times performed,
0.16% of his services

18th 19th

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

87
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.6)
$73,776.00an average of $212.00 per time performed $36,640.92
an average of $105.29 per time performed
drug

Injection, zoledronic acid, 1 mg

Service Code: J3489
Performed in an office
340
times performed,
0.16% of his services

19th 24th

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

68
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$27,200.00an average of $80.00 per time performed $9,108.60
an average of $26.79 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 20 mg

Service Code: J1020
Performed in an office
327
times performed,
0.15% of his services

20th 42nd

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

155
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,635.00an average of $5.00 per time performed $781.53
an average of $2.39 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of trigger points in 1 or 2 muscles

Service Code: 20552
Performed in an office
257
times performed,
0.12% of his services

21st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

83
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$19,275.00an average of $75.00 per time performed $6,412.15
an average of $24.95 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Bone density measurement using dedicated x-ray machine

Service Code: 77080
Performed in an office
196
times performed,
0.09% of his services

22nd 34th

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

196
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$29,400.00an average of $150.00 per time performed $7,894.88
an average of $40.28 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
180
times performed,
0.08% of his services

23rd 20th

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

180
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$41,400.00an average of $230.00 per time performed $21,340.80
an average of $118.56 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of trigger points in 3 or more muscles

Service Code: 20553
Performed in an office
149
times performed,
0.07% of his services

24th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

26
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
5.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$11,920.00an average of $80.00 per time performed $6,010.66
an average of $40.34 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
110
times performed,
0.05% of his services

25th 37th

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

67
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$770.00an average of $7.00 per time performed $291.50
an average of $2.65 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 125 mg +

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 125 mg ×

Service Code: J2930
Performed in an office
75
times performed,
0.03% of his services

26th 77th

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

26
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$450.00an average of $6.00 per time performed $190.50
an average of $2.54 per time performed
medical

Bone density measurement using dedicated x-ray machine

Service Code: 77085
Performed in an office
66
times performed,
0.03% of his services

27th 29th

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

66
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,940.00an average of $90.00 per time performed $1,939.74
an average of $29.39 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 an office
64
times performed,
0.03% of his services

28th 21st

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

38
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$10,080.00an average of $157.50 per time performed $3,145.60
an average of $49.15 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
27
times performed,
0.01% of his services

29th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

26
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,940.00an average of $220.00 per time performed $1,201.50
an average of $44.50 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.

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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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