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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, $365 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
133
Rank: 604th
out of 726 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
7,299
Rank: 30th
out of 726 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
54.9 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$548K
Rank: 3rd
out of 726 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$4,118 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $365

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 39 different services in 2015
(17 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, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 1mg

Service Code: J1100
Performed in an office
1,857
times performed,
25% of his services

1st 23rd

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

102
patients got this service, 77% of his patients
4.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$37,140.00an average of $20.00 per time performed $204.27
an average of $0.11 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
756
times performed,
10% of his services

2nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

87
patients got this service, 65% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$333,516.96an average of $441.16 per time performed $140,774.76
an average of $186.21 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
628
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd 14th

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

117
patients got this service, 88% of his patients
4.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$12,560.00an average of $20.00 per time performed $3,158.84
an average of $5.03 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
550
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 4th

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

106
patients got this service, 80% of his patients
4.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$145,200.00an average of $264.00 per time performed $17,160.00
an average of $31.20 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Fluoroscopic guidance for insertion of needle

Service Code: 77002
Performed in an office
456
times performed,
6% of his services

5th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

102
patients got this service, 77% of his patients
4.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$57,000.00an average of $125.00 per time performed $29,690.16
an average of $65.11 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
399
times performed,
5% of his services

6th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

97
patients got this service, 73% of his patients
4.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$513,501.03an average of $1,286.97 per time performed $35,223.72
an average of $88.28 per time performed
medical
DRUGS

Unclassified drugs

Service Code: J3490
Performed in an office
391
times performed,
5% of his services

7th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

85
patients got this service, 64% of his patients
4.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,820.00an average of $20.00 per time performed $148.58
an average of $0.38 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
293
times performed,
4% of his services

8th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

35
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$134,780.00an average of $460.00 per time performed $58,183.94
an average of $198.58 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,
4% of his services

9th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

85
patients got this service, 64% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$168,724.40an average of $648.94 per time performed $40,736.80
an average of $156.68 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
259
times performed,
4% of his services

10th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

84
patients got this service, 63% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$155,099.56an average of $598.84 per time performed $24,962.42
an average of $96.38 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
259
times performed,
4% of his services

11th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

83
patients got this service, 62% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$445,801.16an average of $1,721.24 per time performed $24,975.37
an average of $96.43 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
196
times performed,
3% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

87
patients got this service, 65% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$196,000.00an average of $1,000.00 per time performed $74,011.56
an average of $377.61 per time performed
medical
DRUGS

Noc drugs, other than inhalation drugs, administered thro... +

Noc drugs, other than inhalation drugs, administered through dme ×

Service Code: J7799
Performed in an office
153
times performed,
2% of his services

13th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

65
patients got this service, 49% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,060.00an average of $20.00 per time performed $12.24
an average of $0.08 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
142
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 9th

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

63
patients got this service, 47% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$7,100.00an average of $50.00 per time performed $3,689.16
an average of $25.98 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Destruction of peripheral nerve or branch

Service Code: 64640
Performed in an office
112
times performed,
2% of his services

15th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

15
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$65,800.00an average of $587.50 per time performed $7,424.48
an average of $66.29 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
102
times performed,
1% of his services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

33
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$182,400.48an average of $1,788.24 per time performed $10,659.00
an average of $104.50 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
101
times performed,
1% of his services

17th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

33
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$70,700.00an average of $700.00 per time performed $21,222.12
an average of $210.12 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
101
times performed,
1% of his services

18th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

33
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$60,600.00an average of $600.00 per time performed $10,610.05
an average of $105.05 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
75
times performed,
1% of his services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

35
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$75,000.00an average of $1,000.00 per time performed $33,327.00
an average of $444.36 per time performed
medical

Aspiration and/or injection of major joint or joint capsu... +

Aspiration and/or injection of major joint or joint capsule with recording and reporting using ultrasound guidance ×

Service Code: 20611
Performed in an office
66
times performed,
0.9% of his services

20th 34th

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

34
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$22,500.06an average of $340.91 per time performed $4,332.24
an average of $65.64 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound of leg or arm

Service Code: 76881
Performed in an office
45
times performed,
0.62% of his services

21st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

24
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,750.00an average of $150.00 per time performed $3,772.80
an average of $83.84 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
28
times performed,
0.38% of his services

22nd 46th

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

13
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$4,499.88an average of $160.71 per time performed $634.76
an average of $22.67 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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