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, $507 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 31 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
419
Rank: 13th
out of 31 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
3,927
Rank: 11th
out of 31 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
9.4 This Provider
Avg 31.1
Total Paid
by Medicare
$107K
Rank: 9th
out of 31 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$256 This Provider
Avg $507

Note: About 19% 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
(27 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, denosumab, 1 mg

Service Code: J0897
Performed in an office
1,320
times performed,
34% of his services

1st 4th

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$54,450.00an average of $41.25 per time performed $15,391.20
an average of $11.66 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
1,184
times performed,
30% of his services

2nd 10th

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

352
patients got this service, 84% of his patients
3.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$159,840.00an average of $135.00 per time performed $56,216.32
an average of $47.48 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specif... +

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

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
463
times performed,
12% of his services

3rd 6th

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

64
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,157.50an average of $2.50 per time performed $597.27
an average of $1.29 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
212
times performed,
5% of his services

4th 8th

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

139
patients got this service, 33% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$37,100.00an average of $175.00 per time performed $15,357.28
an average of $72.44 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
118
times performed,
3% of his services

5th 19th

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

61
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$16,940.08an average of $143.56 per time performed $5,285.22
an average of $44.79 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
48
times performed,
1% of his services

6th 29th

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

47
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$12,718.08an average of $264.96 per time performed $5,035.68
an average of $104.91 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.71% of his services

7th 63rd

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

28
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$840.00an average of $30.00 per time performed $645.68
an average of $23.06 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
27
times performed,
0.69% of his services

8th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

27
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$864.00an average of $32.00 per time performed $480.60
an average of $17.80 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
20
times performed,
0.51% of his services

9th 21st

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$800.00an average of $40.00 per time performed $344.60
an average of $17.23 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.28% of his services

10th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$366.63an average of $33.33 per time performed $103.62
an average of $9.42 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 Rheumatology Providers in Nebraska

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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