Treatment Tracker

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, $242 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 9 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
387
Rank: 550th
out of 1,425 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
9,865
Rank: 101st
out of 1,425 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
25.5 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 8.6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$142K
Rank: 280th
out of 1,425 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$367 This Provider
Avg $242

Note: About 14% 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 115 different services in 2015
(78 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
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
884
times performed,
9% of his services

1st 3rd

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

373
patients got this service, 96% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$13,260.00an average of $15.00 per time performed $2,537.08
an average of $2.87 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
772
times performed,
8% of his services

2nd 17th

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

366
patients got this service, 95% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$27,020.00an average of $35.00 per time performed $4,948.52
an average of $6.41 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver function blood test panel

Service Code: 80076
Performed in an office
664
times performed,
7% of his services

3rd 22nd

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

352
patients got this service, 91% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$22,576.00an average of $34.00 per time performed $3,625.44
an average of $5.46 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
615
times performed,
6% of his services

4th 1st

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

350
patients got this service, 90% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$89,175.00an average of $145.00 per time performed $35,473.20
an average of $57.68 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
589
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 8th

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

346
patients got this service, 89% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$51,243.00an average of $87.00 per time performed $7,898.49
an average of $13.41 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
582
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 16th

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

336
patients got this service, 87% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$18,042.00an average of $31.00 per time performed $1,728.54
an average of $2.97 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 1mg

Service Code: J1100
Performed in an office
509
times performed,
5% of his services

7th 10th

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

157
patients got this service, 41% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,545.00an average of $5.00 per time performed $45.81
an average of $0.09 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
497
times performed,
5% of his services

8th 15th

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

301
patients got this service, 78% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$34,790.00an average of $70.00 per time performed $10,854.48
an average of $21.84 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
444
times performed,
5% of his services

9th 2nd

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

239
patients got this service, 62% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$44,844.00an average of $101.00 per time performed $18,079.68
an average of $40.72 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
414
times performed,
4% of his services

10th 14th

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

162
patients got this service, 42% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$12,420.00an average of $30.00 per time performed $6,503.94
an average of $15.71 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
331
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 63rd

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

168
patients got this service, 43% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$4,965.00an average of $15.00 per time performed $787.78
an average of $2.38 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
298
times performed,
3% of his services

12th 6th

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

174
patients got this service, 45% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$8,344.00an average of $28.00 per time performed $2,878.68
an average of $9.66 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
282
times performed,
3% of his services

13th 7th

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

170
patients got this service, 44% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$18,612.00an average of $66.00 per time performed $3,547.56
an average of $12.58 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
181
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 12th

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

179
patients got this service, 46% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,430.00an average of $30.00 per time performed $4,186.53
an average of $23.13 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle

Service Code: 90662
Performed in an office
173
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 29th

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

171
patients got this service, 44% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,418.00an average of $66.00 per time performed $5,894.11
an average of $34.07 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ketorolac tromethamine, per 15 mg

Service Code: J1885
Performed in an office
142
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 55th

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

31
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$710.00an average of $5.00 per time performed $48.28
an average of $0.34 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
133
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 18th

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

16
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
8.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.8)
$4,655.00an average of $35.00 per time performed $663.67
an average of $4.99 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroxine (thyroid chemical) measurement

Service Code: 84436
Performed in an office
125
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 98th

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

70
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,375.00an average of $19.00 per time performed $1,136.25
an average of $9.09 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Prostate cancer screening; prostate specific antigen test... +

Prostate cancer screening; prostate specific antigen test (psa) ×

Service Code: G0103
Performed in an office
93
times performed,
0.94% of his services

19th 74th

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

93
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,998.00an average of $86.00 per time performed $2,281.29
an average of $24.53 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
84
times performed,
0.85% of his services

20th 30th

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

69
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,620.00an average of $55.00 per time performed $810.60
an average of $9.65 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
64
times performed,
0.65% of his services

21st 21st

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

55
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,952.00an average of $93.00 per time performed $606.72
an average of $9.48 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
64
times performed,
0.65% of his services

22nd 35th

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

38
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$4,928.00an average of $77.00 per time performed $1,573.12
an average of $24.58 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Uric acid level, blood

Service Code: 84550
Performed in an office
57
times performed,
0.58% of his services

23rd 46th

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

40
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$2,109.00an average of $37.00 per time performed $252.51
an average of $4.43 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
52
times performed,
0.53% of his services

24th 99th

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

47
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$988.00an average of $19.00 per time performed $241.80
an average of $4.65 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ceftriaxone sodium, per 250 mg

Service Code: J0696
Performed in an office
50
times performed,
0.51% of his services

25th 25th

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

12
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$300.00an average of $6.00 per time performed $27.50
an average of $0.55 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
45
times performed,
0.46% of his services

26th 72nd

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

30
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$6,120.00an average of $136.00 per time performed $1,637.55
an average of $36.39 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Natriuretic peptide (heart and blood vessel protein) level +

Natriuretic peptide (heart and blood vessel protein) level ×

Service Code: 83880
Performed in an office
44
times performed,
0.45% of his services

27th 167th

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

35
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$8,228.00an average of $187.00 per time performed $1,991.88
an average of $45.27 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
0.35% of his services

28th 137th

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

33
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,005.85an average of $57.31 per time performed $460.95
an average of $13.17 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Amylase (enzyme) level

Service Code: 82150
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.31% of his services

29th 186th

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

26
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,519.00an average of $49.00 per time performed $267.84
an average of $8.64 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Pneumococcal vaccine for injection into muscle

Service Code: 90670
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.25% of his services

30th 20th

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

25
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,925.00an average of $277.00 per time performed $3,902.75
an average of $156.11 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Psa (prostate specific antigen) measurement

Service Code: 84153
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.25% of his services

31st 128th

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

24
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,150.00an average of $86.00 per time performed $613.25
an average of $24.53 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.23% of his services

32nd 19th

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

23
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$690.00an average of $30.00 per time performed $534.98
an average of $23.26 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, vitamin b-12 cyanocobalamin, up to 1000 mcg

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.23% of his services

33rd 54th

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

16
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.1)
$115.00an average of $5.00 per time performed $54.51
an average of $2.37 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Creatine kinase (cardiac enzyme) level

Service Code: 82550
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.22% of his services

34th 57th

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

19
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$814.00an average of $37.00 per time performed $102.52
an average of $4.66 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 4 or more views

Service Code: 73564
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.21% of his services

35th 339th

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

20
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,155.00an average of $55.00 per time performed $297.15
an average of $14.15 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Imaging of abdomen

Service Code: 74020
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.2% of his services

36th 364th

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

20
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$960.00an average of $48.00 per time performed $314.20
an average of $15.71 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of upper digestive tract, kidneys, urinary ducts (u... +

X-ray of upper digestive tract, kidneys, urinary ducts (ureters), and bladder ×

Service Code: 74241
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.17% of his services

37th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

16
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,890.00an average of $170.00 per time performed $793.22
an average of $46.66 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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Average for Family Medicine Providers in South Carolina

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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