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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, $625 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 14 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
1,078
Rank: 4th
out of 15 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
25,202
Rank: 1st
out of 15 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
23.4 This Provider
Avg 13.7
Total Paid
by Medicare
$1.15M
Rank: 1st
out of 15 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$1,066 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $625

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 70 different services in 2015
(25 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, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specif... +

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

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
12,636
times performed,
50% of his services

1st 1st

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

841
patients got this service, 78% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$189,540.00an average of $15.00 per time performed $17,311.32
an average of $1.37 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, midazolam hydrochloride, per 1 mg

Service Code: J2250
Performed in an office
3,260
times performed,
13% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

529
patients got this service, 49% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$48,900.00an average of $15.00 per time performed $293.40
an average of $0.09 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, fentanyl citrate, 0.1 mg

Service Code: J3010
Performed in an office
1,320
times performed,
5% of his services

3rd 11th

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

497
patients got this service, 46% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$19,800.00an average of $15.00 per time performed $528.00
an average of $0.40 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Moderate sedation services by physician also performing a... +

Moderate sedation services by physician also performing a procedure, patient 5 years of age or older, first 30 minutes ×

Service Code: 99144
Performed in an office
1,160
times performed,
5% of his services

4th 6th

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

505
patients got this service, 47% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$232,000.00an average of $200.00 per time performed $27,515.20
an average of $23.72 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
936
times performed,
4% of his services

5th 2nd

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

522
patients got this service, 48% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$341,640.00an average of $365.00 per time performed $68,936.40
an average of $73.65 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower o... +

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower or sacral spine nerve root using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64483
Performed in an office
895
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 13th

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

566
patients got this service, 53% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$956,692.35an average of $1,068.93 per time performed $173,647.90
an average of $194.02 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Destruction of lower or sacral spinal facet joint nerves ... +

Destruction of lower or sacral spinal facet joint nerves with imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64636
Performed in an office
697
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 14th

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

154
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$423,044.15an average of $606.95 per time performed $90,240.59
an average of $129.47 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower o... +

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower or sacral spine nerve root using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64484
Performed in an office
490
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 20th

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

339
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$172,200.70an average of $351.43 per time performed $32,104.80
an average of $65.52 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
347
times performed,
1% of his services

9th 4th

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

262
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$85,709.00an average of $247.00 per time performed $15,295.76
an average of $44.08 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Destruction of lower or sacral spinal facet joint nerves ... +

Destruction of lower or sacral spinal facet joint nerves using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64635
Performed in an office
262
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 24th

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

154
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$388,435.96an average of $1,482.58 per time performed $83,022.56
an average of $316.88 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Destruction of upper or middle spinal facet joint nerves ... +

Destruction of upper or middle spinal facet joint nerves with imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64634
Performed in an office
262
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 33rd

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

55
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$172,658.00an average of $659.00 per time performed $36,837.20
an average of $140.60 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64493
Performed in an office
260
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 22nd

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

164
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$294,499.40an average of $1,132.69 per time performed $48,867.00
an average of $187.95 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64494
Performed in an office
258
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 23rd

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

163
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$147,609.54an average of $572.13 per time performed $25,126.62
an average of $97.39 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64495
Performed in an office
248
times performed,
0.98% of his services

14th 30th

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

155
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$142,560.32an average of $574.84 per time performed $24,420.56
an average of $98.47 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into upper or middle spine

Service Code: 62310
Performed in an office
175
times performed,
0.69% of his services

15th 26th

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

136
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$96,250.00an average of $550.00 per time performed $30,504.25
an average of $174.31 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into lower or sacral spine

Service Code: 62311
Performed in an office
174
times performed,
0.69% of his services

16th 15th

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

130
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$82,650.00an average of $475.00 per time performed $28,163.64
an average of $161.86 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of upper or middle spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of upper or middle spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64490
Performed in an office
137
times performed,
0.54% of his services

17th 36th

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

85
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$162,439.53an average of $1,185.69 per time performed $27,708.25
an average of $202.25 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of upper or middle spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of upper or middle spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64491
Performed in an office
135
times performed,
0.54% of his services

18th 37th

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

85
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$79,624.35an average of $589.81 per time performed $13,806.45
an average of $102.27 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of upper or middle spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of upper or middle spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64492
Performed in an office
135
times performed,
0.54% of his services

19th 42nd

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

85
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$79,624.35an average of $589.81 per time performed $13,855.05
an average of $102.63 per time performed
medical

Opiate(s), drug and metabolites, each procedure

Service Code: G6056
Performed in an office
128
times performed,
0.51% of his services

20th 5th

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

32
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$10,240.00an average of $80.00 per time performed $3,221.76
an average of $25.17 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
125
times performed,
0.5% of his services

21st 31st

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

125
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$45,875.00an average of $367.00 per time performed $9,368.75
an average of $74.95 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
119
times performed,
0.47% of his services

22nd Alert

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

67
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,950.00an average of $50.00 per time performed $618.80
an average of $5.20 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Destruction of upper or middle spinal facet joint nerves ... +

Destruction of upper or middle spinal facet joint nerves using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64633
Performed in an office
96
times performed,
0.38% of his services

23rd 43rd

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

55
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$140,640.00an average of $1,465.00 per time performed $30,453.12
an average of $317.22 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injection procedure into sacroiliac joint for anesthetic ... +

Injection procedure into sacroiliac joint for anesthetic or steroid ×

Service Code: 27096
Performed in an office
91
times performed,
0.36% of his services

24th 27th

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

69
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$62,037.43an average of $681.73 per time performed $12,019.28
an average of $132.08 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Drug screen, other than chromatographic; any number of dr... +

Drug screen, other than chromatographic; any number of drug classes, by clia waived test or moderate complexity test, per patient encounter ×

Service Code: G0434
Performed in an office
85
times performed,
0.34% of his services

25th 21st

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

72
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$4,250.00an average of $50.00 per time performed $1,574.20
an average of $18.52 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ondansetron hydrochloride, per 1 mg

Service Code: J2405
Performed in an office
72
times performed,
0.29% of his services

26th Alert

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$720.00an average of $10.00 per time performed $5.04
an average of $0.07 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
52
times performed,
0.21% of his services

27th 28th

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

43
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$12,834.12an average of $246.81 per time performed $2,539.68
an average of $48.84 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, cefazolin sodium, 500 mg

Service Code: J0690
Performed in an office
48
times performed,
0.19% of his services

28th Alert

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

38
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$480.00an average of $10.00 per time performed $32.16
an average of $0.67 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
45
times performed,
0.18% of his services

29th 25th

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

45
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$25,425.00an average of $565.00 per time performed $5,068.80
an average of $112.64 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
44
times performed,
0.17% of his services

30th Alert

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

33
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,320.00an average of $30.00 per time performed $124.52
an average of $2.83 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Fluoroscopic guidance for insertion of needle

Service Code: 77002
Performed in an office
41
times performed,
0.16% of his services

31st 35th

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

36
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$13,858.00an average of $338.00 per time performed $2,812.60
an average of $68.60 per time performed
medical

Amphetamine or methamphetamine

Service Code: G6042
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.14% of his services

32nd 7th

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

32
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,304.00an average of $64.00 per time performed $726.48
an average of $20.18 per time performed
medical

Methadone

Service Code: G6053
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.14% of his services

33rd 8th

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

32
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,412.00an average of $67.00 per time performed $763.20
an average of $21.20 per time performed
medical

Cocaine or metabolite

Service Code: G6044
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.13% of his services

34th 16th

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

32
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,016.00an average of $63.00 per time performed $627.52
an average of $19.61 per time performed
medical

Dihydrocodeinone

Service Code: G6045
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.13% of his services

35th 17th

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

32
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,720.00an average of $85.00 per time performed $855.04
an average of $26.72 per time performed
medical

Dihydromorphinone

Service Code: G6046
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.13% of his services

36th 17th

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

32
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,392.00an average of $106.00 per time performed $1,064.00
an average of $33.25 per time performed
medical

Drug confirmation, each procedure

Service Code: G6058
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.13% of his services

37th Alert

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

32
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,560.00an average of $80.00 per time performed $548.48
an average of $17.14 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urinalysis, manual test

Service Code: 81002
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.13% of his services

38th Alert

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

32
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$480.00an average of $15.00 per time performed $105.92
an average of $3.31 per time performed
medical

Injection of bone cement into body of middle spine bone a... +

Injection of bone cement into body of middle spine bone accessed through the skin using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 22513
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.11% of his services

39th Alert

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

22
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$671,369.44an average of $23,977.48 per time performed $146,759.20
an average of $5,241.40 per time performed
medical

Injection of bone cement into body of lower spine bone ac... +

Injection of bone cement into body of lower spine bone accessed through the skin using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 22514
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.1% of his services

40th Alert

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

22
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$572,930.40an average of $23,872.10 per time performed $129,636.24
an average of $5,401.51 per time performed
medical

Benzodiazepines

Service Code: G6031
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.07% of his services

41st 9th

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,292.00an average of $76.00 per time performed $419.39
an average of $24.67 per time performed
medical

Meprobamate

Service Code: G6052
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.07% of his services

42nd 10th

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,241.00an average of $73.00 per time performed $399.50
an average of $23.50 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
15
times performed,
0.06% of his services

43rd 34th

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

15
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$2,205.00an average of $147.00 per time performed $364.95
an average of $24.33 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
13
times performed,
0.05% of his services

44th Alert

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,263.00an average of $251.00 per time performed $738.79
an average of $56.83 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Fluoroscopic guidance for spine or spinal canal injection +

Fluoroscopic guidance for spine or spinal canal injection ×

Service Code: 77003
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.04% of his services

45th 50th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,300.00an average of $300.00 per time performed $685.30
an average of $62.30 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.

Joseph Courtney Empey
Average for Pain Medicine Providers in Utah

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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