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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, $371 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
757
Rank: 54th
out of 561 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
8,692
Rank: 24th
out of 561 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
11.5 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$266K
Rank: 78th
out of 561 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$352 This Provider
Avg $371

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 98 different services in 2015
(70 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
4,872
times performed,
56% of his services

1st 1st

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

389
patients got this service, 51% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$34,104.00an average of $7.00 per time performed $6,479.76
an average of $1.33 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
1,576
times performed,
18% of his services

2nd 2nd

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

671
patients got this service, 89% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$198,308.08an average of $125.83 per time performed $79,493.44
an average of $50.44 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
662
times performed,
8% of his services

3rd 4th

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

309
patients got this service, 41% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$101,041.06an average of $152.63 per time performed $29,796.62
an average of $45.01 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of trigger points in 1 or 2 muscles

Service Code: 20552
Performed in an office
237
times performed,
3% of his services

4th 52nd

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

161
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$29,501.76an average of $124.48 per time performed $7,835.22
an average of $33.06 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
113
times performed,
1% of his services

5th 17th

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

107
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$11,526.00an average of $102.00 per time performed $2,818.22
an average of $24.94 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Hyaluronan or derivative, orthovisc, for intra-articular ... +

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

Service Code: J7324
Performed in an office
101
times performed,
1% of his services

6th 57th

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

47
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.8)
$54,136.00an average of $536.00 per time performed $12,910.83
an average of $127.83 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
89
times performed,
1% of his services

7th 8th

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

88
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$16,999.00an average of $191.00 per time performed $6,537.05
an average of $73.45 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
82
times performed,
0.94% of his services

8th 13th

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

50
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$5,740.00an average of $70.00 per time performed $1,700.68
an average of $20.74 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
79
times performed,
0.91% of his services

9th 14th

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

64
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$6,241.00an average of $79.00 per time performed $2,129.05
an average of $26.95 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 3 views

Service Code: 73562
Performed in an office
71
times performed,
0.82% of his services

10th 9th

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

54
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$6,035.00an average of $85.00 per time performed $1,720.33
an average of $24.23 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ketorolac tromethamine, per 15 mg

Service Code: J1885
Performed in an office
69
times performed,
0.79% of his services

11th 118th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$64.86an average of $0.94 per time performed $31.74
an average of $0.46 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
59
times performed,
0.68% of his services

12th 12th

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

49
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$5,015.00an average of $85.00 per time performed $1,169.38
an average of $19.82 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Hyaluronan or derivative, euflexxa, for intra-articular i... +

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

Service Code: J7323
Performed in an office
56
times performed,
0.64% of his services

13th 28th

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

24
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$25,200.00an average of $450.00 per time performed $6,406.40
an average of $114.40 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
53
times performed,
0.61% of his services

14th 88th

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

25
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$4,770.00an average of $90.00 per time performed $923.79
an average of $17.43 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
50
times performed,
0.58% of his services

15th 45th

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

36
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$6,000.00an average of $120.00 per time performed $1,552.50
an average of $31.05 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of spine of neck, 2 or 3 views

Service Code: 72040
Performed in an office
48
times performed,
0.55% of his services

16th 39th

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

48
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,936.00an average of $82.00 per time performed $1,094.88
an average of $22.81 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 4 or more views

Service Code: 73564
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
0.49% of his services

17th 19th

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

36
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,171.00an average of $97.00 per time performed $1,195.40
an average of $27.80 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of foot, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73630
Performed in an office
39
times performed,
0.45% of his services

18th 21st

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

30
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$3,081.00an average of $79.00 per time performed $780.39
an average of $20.01 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Fluoroscopic guidance for insertion of needle

Service Code: 77002
Performed in an office
38
times performed,
0.44% of his services

19th 106th

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

24
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$6,765.90an average of $178.05 per time performed $2,581.34
an average of $67.93 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ankle, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73610
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.37% of his services

20th 25th

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

28
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$2,528.00an average of $79.00 per time performed $742.08
an average of $23.19 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
24
times performed,
0.28% of his services

21st 64th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,736.00an average of $114.00 per time performed $625.92
an average of $26.08 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Repair of knee joint

Service Code: 27447
Performed in a facility
18
times performed,
0.21% of his services

22nd 22nd

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$93,600.00an average of $5,200.00 per time performed $18,819.00
an average of $1,045.50 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ankle, 2 views

Service Code: 73600
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.2% of his services

23rd 61st

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,088.00an average of $64.00 per time performed $301.24
an average of $17.72 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of wrist, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73110
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.18% of his services

24th 31st

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,264.00an average of $79.00 per time performed $416.96
an average of $26.06 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Repair of shoulder rotator cuff using an endoscope

Service Code: 29827
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.17% of his services

25th 66th

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)
$46,500.00an average of $3,100.00 per time performed $12,168.45
an average of $811.23 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
12
times performed,
0.14% of his services

26th 32nd

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: 1.2)
$1,440.00an average of $120.00 per time performed $382.20
an average of $31.85 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Replacement of thigh bone and hip joint prosthesis

Service Code: 27130
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.13% of his services

27th 35th

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)
$46,200.00an average of $4,200.00 per time performed $11,509.19
an average of $1,046.29 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Release of shoulder biceps tendon using an endoscope

Service Code: 29828
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.13% of his services

28th 130th

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)
$20,008.01an average of $1,818.91 per time performed $4,074.18
an average of $370.38 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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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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