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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, $128 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 2 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
1,045
Rank: 49th
out of 2,259 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
1,558
Rank: 101st
out of 2,259 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
1.5 This Provider
Avg 1.7
Total Paid
by Medicare
$40.4K
Rank: 1259th
out of 2,259 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$39 This Provider
Avg $128

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 79 different services in 2015
(55 were redacted as they were performed on less than 11 patients)

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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
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
249
times performed,
16% of his services

1st 9th

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

236
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$120,765.00an average of $485.00 per time performed $11,359.38
an average of $45.62 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
114
times performed,
7% of his services

2nd 26th

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

105
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,368.00an average of $12.00 per time performed $336.30
an average of $2.95 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
105
times performed,
7% of his services

3rd 57th

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

100
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$40,635.00an average of $387.00 per time performed $3,234.00
an average of $30.80 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
93
times performed,
6% of his services

4th 27th

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

93
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$42,501.00an average of $457.00 per time performed $1,027.65
an average of $11.05 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81001
Performed in an office
77
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 63rd

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

72
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,898.82an average of $24.66 per time performed $324.94
an average of $4.22 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Strep test (streptococcus, group a)

Service Code: 87880
Performed in an office
75
times performed,
5% of his services

6th 67th

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

73
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,534.00an average of $47.12 per time performed $1,191.00
an average of $15.88 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 a facility
66
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 41st

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

66
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$4,748.04an average of $71.94 per time performed $1,043.46
an average of $15.81 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
61
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 37th

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

61
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,845.86an average of $30.26 per time performed $632.57
an average of $10.37 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
59
times performed,
4% of his services

9th 14th

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

59
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$28,615.00an average of $485.00 per time performed $3,791.34
an average of $64.26 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
58
times performed,
4% of his services

10th 53rd

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

34
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,749.86an average of $30.17 per time performed $137.46
an average of $2.37 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) with tracing using at lea... +

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) with tracing using at least 12 leads ×

Service Code: 93005
Performed in an office
54
times performed,
3% of his services

11th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

49
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,728.00an average of $32.00 per time performed $324.00
an average of $6.00 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
50
times performed,
3% of his services

12th 45th

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

49
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$19,350.00an average of $387.00 per time performed $2,440.50
an average of $48.81 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
47
times performed,
3% of his services

13th 10th

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

46
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,384.00an average of $72.00 per time performed $737.43
an average of $15.69 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
44
times performed,
3% of his services

14th 8th

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

44
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$27,148.00an average of $617.00 per time performed $2,997.28
an average of $68.12 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 a facility
37
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 13th

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

36
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.9)
$5,588.85an average of $151.05 per time performed $1,185.85
an average of $32.05 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood glucose (sugar) test performed by hand-held instrument +

Blood glucose (sugar) test performed by hand-held instrument ×

Service Code: 82962
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
2% of his services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

25
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$275.00an average of $11.00 per time performed $78.25
an average of $3.13 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
23
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 43rd

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

23
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,382.96an average of $277.52 per time performed $250.93
an average of $10.91 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ankle, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73610
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
1% of his services

18th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,092.00an average of $304.60 per time performed $283.60
an average of $14.18 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 a facility
17
times performed,
1% of his services

19th 29th

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$3,400.00an average of $200.00 per time performed $1,076.44
an average of $63.32 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typically 40 minutes ×

Service Code: 99215
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
1% of his services

20th 52nd

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$13,192.00an average of $776.00 per time performed $1,726.52
an average of $101.56 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of foot, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73630
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
1% of his services

21st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,260.00an average of $266.25 per time performed $217.12
an average of $13.57 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of wrist, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73110
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.83% of his services

22nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,498.95an average of $269.15 per time performed $241.41
an average of $18.57 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
12
times performed,
0.77% of his services

23rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,339.96an average of $278.33 per time performed $219.60
an average of $18.30 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.71% of his services

24th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,775.97an average of $343.27 per time performed $148.17
an average of $13.47 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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