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This Provider: At A Glance

We aren’t showing our typical comparisons because this provider had an address in a different state in 2014.

Number of
Patients
1,067
Services
Performed
91,064
Avg Services
Per Patient
85.3
Total Paid
by Medicare
$2.38M
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$2,233

Note: About 87% of this provider’s Medicare payments were for drugs administered in her 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 her Part B patients.

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 in 2014.

Patients saw before

Elena F Flagg M.D.

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 72 different services in 2014
All Services

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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 infliximab, 10 mg

Service Code: J1745
Performed in an office
22,215
times performed,
24% of her services

1st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

78
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
4.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,422,768an average of $109 per time performed $1,232,488
an average of $55 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
22,050
times performed,
24% of her services

2nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

54
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
5.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$768,002an average of $35 per time performed $473,634
an average of $21 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, denosumab, 1 mg

Service Code: J0897
Performed in an office
12,002
times performed,
13% of her services

3rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

141
patients got this service, 13% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$196,593an average of $16 per time performed $133,582
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, p... +

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, platelets), automated test ×

Service Code: 85025
Performed in an office
1,525
times performed,
2% of her services

4th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

623
patients got this service, 58% of her patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$62,525an average of $41 per time performed $15,662
an average of $10 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
1,508
times performed,
2% of her services

5th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

742
patients got this service, 70% of her patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$248,820an average of $165 per time performed $114,638
an average of $76 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation +

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation ×

Service Code: 85651
Performed in an office
880
times performed,
0.97% of her services

6th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

504
patients got this service, 47% of her patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$27,280an average of $31 per time performed $4,136
an average of $5 per time performed
drug
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Methotrexate sodium, 50 mg

Service Code: J9260
Performed in an office
717
times performed,
0.79% of her services

7th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

57
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
12.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$13,623an average of $19 per time performed $1,183
an average of $2 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein up to 1 hour

Service Code: 96413
Performed in an office
712
times performed,
0.78% of her services

8th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

139
patients got this service, 13% of her patients
5.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$412,248an average of $579 per time performed $72,033
an average of $101 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
665
times performed,
0.73% of her services

9th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

56
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
11.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$23,940an average of $36 per time performed $11,717
an average of $18 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein

Service Code: 96415
Performed in an office
403
times performed,
0.44% of her services

10th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

82
patients got this service, 8% of her patients
4.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$70,525an average of $175 per time performed $8,564
an average of $21 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
379
times performed,
0.42% of her services

11th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

178
patients got this service, 17% of her patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$72,389an average of $191 per time performed $16,676
an average of $44 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
341
times performed,
0.37% of her services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

272
patients got this service, 25% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$39,215an average of $115 per time performed $16,477
an average of $48 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Non-hormonal anti-neoplastic chemotherapy beneath the ski... +

Non-hormonal anti-neoplastic chemotherapy beneath the skin or into muscle ×

Service Code: 96401
Performed in an office
282
times performed,
0.31% of her services

13th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

148
patients got this service, 14% of her patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$42,300an average of $150 per time performed $15,555
an average of $55 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Bone density measurement using dedicated x-ray machine

Service Code: 77080
Performed in an office
272
times performed,
0.3% of her services

14th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

272
patients got this service, 25% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$54,400an average of $200 per time performed $12,849
an average of $47 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
253
times performed,
0.28% of her services

15th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

174
patients got this service, 16% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,313an average of $21 per time performed $572
an average of $2 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Hyaluronan or derivative, hyalgan or supartz, for intra-a... +

Hyaluronan or derivative, hyalgan or supartz, for intra-articular injection, per dose ×

Service Code: J7321
Performed in an office
172
times performed,
0.19% of her services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

52
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
3.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$47,300an average of $275 per time performed $11,627
an average of $68 per time performed
drug
NA

Injection, zoledronic acid, 1 mg

Service Code: J3489
Performed in an office
140
times performed,
0.15% of her services

17th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

28
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$15,952an average of $114 per time performed $8,054
an average of $58 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
117
times performed,
0.13% of her services

18th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

117
patients got this service, 11% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,159an average of $27 per time performed $2,823
an average of $24 per time performed
drug
TEMPORARY CODES

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered t... +

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered to individuals 3 years of age and older, for intramuscular use (fluvirin) ×

Service Code: Q2037
Performed in an office
115
times performed,
0.13% of her services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

115
patients got this service, 11% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,140an average of $36 per time performed $1,705
an average of $15 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of hand, 2 views

Service Code: 73120
Performed in an office
86
times performed,
0.09% of her services

20th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

45
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,654an average of $89 per time performed $1,735
an average of $20 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
69
times performed,
0.08% of her services

21st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
3.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,314an average of $106 per time performed $1,130
an average of $16 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
50
times performed,
0.05% of her services

22nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

43
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,350an average of $27 per time performed $1,207
an average of $24 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 40 mg +

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 40 mg ×

Service Code: J2920
Performed in an office
50
times performed,
0.05% of her services

23rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

16
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$600an average of $12 per time performed $71
an average of $1 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Pneumococcal vaccine for injection into muscle

Service Code: 90670
Performed in an office
47
times performed,
0.05% of her services

24th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

47
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,225an average of $175 per time performed $7,091
an average of $151 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of foot, 2 views

Service Code: 73620
Performed in an office
46
times performed,
0.05% of her services

25th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

27
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,278an average of $93 per time performed $881
an average of $19 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
45
times performed,
0.05% of her services

26th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

26
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,950an average of $110 per time performed $1,028
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Rheumatoid factor analysis

Service Code: 86430
Performed in an office
45
times performed,
0.05% of her services

27th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

43
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,620an average of $36 per time performed $342
an average of $8 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
42
times performed,
0.05% of her services

28th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

42
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$10,890an average of $259 per time performed $5,017
an average of $119 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ribs of one side of body, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73510
Performed in an office
41
times performed,
0.05% of her services

29th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

31
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,043an average of $123 per time performed $1,239
an average of $30 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of small joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of small joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20600
Performed in an office
39
times performed,
0.04% of her services

30th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

33
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,460an average of $140 per time performed $1,268
an average of $33 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
0.04% of her services

31st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

24
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,477an average of $121 per time performed $877
an average of $24 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of lower and sacral spine, minimum of 4 views

Service Code: 72110
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
0.04% of her services

32nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

34
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,035an average of $201 per time performed $1,221
an average of $35 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
29
times performed,
0.03% of her services

33rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

29
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,075an average of $175 per time performed $1,494
an average of $52 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.03% of her services

34th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

24
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$648an average of $24 per time performed $107
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of upper spine, 4 or 5 views

Service Code: 72050
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.02% of her services

35th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

21
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,136an average of $188 per time performed $840
an average of $38 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of tendon sheath, ligament, or muscle membrane +

Injections of tendon sheath, ligament, or muscle membrane ×

Service Code: 20550
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.02% of her services

36th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,254an average of $161 per time performed $613
an average of $44 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of medium joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of medium joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20605
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.02% of her services

37th 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, 1% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,184an average of $156 per time performed $452
an average of $32 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.

Elena F Flagg
Average for Rheumatology 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 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.

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