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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, $268 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 8 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
649
Rank: 276th
out of 1,973 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
6,793
Rank: 232nd
out of 1,973 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
10.5 This Provider
Avg 7.8
Total Paid
by Medicare
$143K
Rank: 457th
out of 1,973 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$220 This Provider
Avg $268

Note: About 18% 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 37 different services in 2015
(17 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, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 1mg

Service Code: J1100
Performed in an office
1,972
times performed,
29% of his services

1st 16th

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

189
patients got this service, 29% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$5,916.00an average of $3.00 per time performed $216.92
an average of $0.11 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
1,562
times performed,
23% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

625
patients got this service, 96% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$229,614.00an average of $147.00 per time performed $70,290.00
an average of $45.00 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
493
times performed,
7% of his services

3rd 89th

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

189
patients got this service, 29% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$11,832.00an average of $24.00 per time performed $2,445.28
an average of $4.96 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
420
times performed,
6% of his services

4th 14th

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

416
patients got this service, 64% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$21,840.00an average of $52.00 per time performed $10,525.20
an average of $25.06 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle

Service Code: 90662
Performed in an office
402
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 28th

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

401
patients got this service, 62% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$18,258.84an average of $45.42 per time performed $14,307.18
an average of $35.59 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of chest, 2 views, front and side

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
402
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 36th

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

378
patients got this service, 58% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$21,498.96an average of $53.48 per time performed $5,226.00
an average of $13.00 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urinalysis, manual test

Service Code: 81002
Performed in an office
389
times performed,
6% of his services

7th 26th

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

360
patients got this service, 55% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$3,890.00an average of $10.00 per time performed $1,322.60
an average of $3.40 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretat... +

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93000
Performed in an office
315
times performed,
5% of his services

8th 17th

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

312
patients got this service, 48% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$17,010.00an average of $54.00 per time performed $3,294.90
an average of $10.46 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
315
times performed,
5% of his services

9th 98th

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

157
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$56,542.50an average of $179.50 per time performed $14,521.50
an average of $46.10 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
106
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 306th

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

68
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$13,098.42an average of $123.57 per time performed $3,959.10
an average of $37.35 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection ben... +

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection beneath the skin or into muscle, patient 2 years or older ×

Service Code: 90732
Performed in an office
99
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 83rd

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

99
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$14,355.00an average of $145.00 per time performed $7,987.32
an average of $80.68 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
99
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 22nd

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

99
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,148.00an average of $52.00 per time performed $2,476.98
an average of $25.02 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.4% of his services

13th 311th

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

23
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,564.92an average of $57.96 per time performed $386.37
an average of $14.31 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
20
times performed,
0.29% of his services

14th 1st

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$4,300.00an average of $215.00 per time performed $1,613.80
an average of $80.69 per time performed
drug

Vaccine for influenza administered into muscle to individ... +

Vaccine for influenza administered into muscle to individuals 3 years of age and older ×

Service Code: 90686
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.28% of his services

15th 61st

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$570.00an average of $30.00 per time performed $337.63
an average of $17.77 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of lower and sacral spine, 2 or 3 views

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.26% of his services

16th 181st

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

18
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,119.96an average of $62.22 per time performed $376.56
an average of $20.92 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of hand, 2 views

Service Code: 73120
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.25% of his services

17th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$918.00an average of $54.00 per time performed $219.47
an average of $12.91 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Administration of 1 vaccine

Service Code: 90471
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.22% of his services

18th 72nd

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$780.00an average of $52.00 per time performed $259.65
an average of $17.31 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of foot, 2 views

Service Code: 73620
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.22% of his services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$750.00an average of $50.00 per time performed $214.20
an average of $14.28 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Vaccine for tetanus, diphtheria toxoids and acellular per... +

Vaccine for tetanus, diphtheria toxoids and acellular pertussis (whooping cough) for injection into muscle, patient 7 years or older ×

Service Code: 90715
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.21% of his services

20th 165th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$980.00an average of $70.00 per time performed $314.16
an average of $22.44 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.

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W. Lamar Cousins
Average for Internal Medicine Providers in Georgia

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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