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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, $575 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
495
Rank: 11th
out of 42 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
2,150
Rank: 16th
out of 42 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
4.3 This Provider
Avg 4.6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$239K
Rank: 21st
out of 42 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$483 This Provider
Avg $575

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.

Who Patients See Before and After This Provider

Providers often refer their patients to a small network of other providers and organizations. Here’s who patients saw the most within 30 days before or after this provider in 2014.

Patients saw before

WILLIAM DASHER MD

Patients saw after

Individuals

HOLLY GORE

EDWARD GRANT

AMRISH PATEL

MARK KEENAN

DEVIN WALDROP

Organizations

THE MEDICAL CENTER OF C...

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 102 different services in 2014

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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
MEDICINE

Therapeutic exercise to develop strength, endurance, rang... +

Therapeutic exercise to develop strength, endurance, range of motion, and flexibility, each 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 97110
Performed in an office
382
times performed,
18% of his services

1st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

87
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$29,032an average of $76 per time performed $7,758
an average of $20 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
369
times performed,
17% of his services

2nd 2nd

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

279
patients got this service, 56% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$86,582an average of $235 per time performed $27,026
an average of $73 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
128
times performed,
6% of his services

3rd 1st

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

109
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$19,516an average of $152 per time performed $6,203
an average of $48 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
104
times performed,
5% of his services

4th 3rd

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

68
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$15,704an average of $151 per time performed $2,481
an average of $24 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of lower and sacral spine, minimum of 4 views

Service Code: 72110
Performed in an office
85
times performed,
4% of his services

5th 7th

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

85
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$21,165an average of $249 per time performed $2,850
an average of $34 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity o... +

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity of muscles of arm or leg complete study ×

Service Code: 95886
Performed in an office
83
times performed,
4% of his services

6th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

41
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$37,267an average of $449 per time performed $5,320
an average of $64 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Physical therapy evaluation

Service Code: 97001
Performed in an office
71
times performed,
3% of his services

7th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

69
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$13,987an average of $197 per time performed $3,722
an average of $52 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72040
Performed in an office
71
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 6th

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

39
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$9,310an average of $131 per time performed $1,774
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of lower spinal canal

Service Code: 72148
Performed in an office
70
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 11th

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

67
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$122,482an average of $1,750 per time performed $7,601
an average of $109 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Manual (physical) therapy techniques to 1 or more regions... +

Manual (physical) therapy techniques to 1 or more regions, each 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 97140
Performed in an office
53
times performed,
2% of his services

10th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

26
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,657an average of $69 per time performed $935
an average of $18 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Insertion of spinal instrumentation for spinal stabilization +

Insertion of spinal instrumentation for spinal stabilization ×

Service Code: 22851
Performed in a facility
45
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 13th

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

34
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$109,170an average of $2,426 per time performed $13,611
an average of $302 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
39
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 5th

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

39
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$14,577an average of $374 per time performed $4,731
an average of $121 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
39
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 21st

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

37
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,131an average of $29 per time performed $164
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of upper spinal canal

Service Code: 72141
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 25th

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

37
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$61,346an average of $1,658 per time performed $3,884
an average of $105 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of upper spine, 4 or 5 views

Service Code: 72050
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 20th

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

33
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$7,326an average of $222 per time performed $937
an average of $28 per time performed
medical
NA

Nerve transmission studies, 9-10 studies

Service Code: 95911
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
1% of his services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

28
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$18,816an average of $672 per time performed $4,455
an average of $159 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity o... +

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity of muscles of arm or leg limited study ×

Service Code: 95885
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
1% of his services

17th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,138an average of $313 per time performed $1,041
an average of $40 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Partial removal of middle spine bone with release of spin... +

Partial removal of middle spine bone with release of spinal cord and/or nerves ×

Service Code: 63047
Performed in a facility
26
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 18th

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

26
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$164,918an average of $6,343 per time performed $18,725
an average of $720 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
23
times performed,
1% of his services

19th 14th

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

22
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$5,640an average of $245 per time performed $1,018
an average of $44 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Insertion of anterior spinal instrumentation for spinal s... +

Insertion of anterior spinal instrumentation for spinal stabilization, 2 to 3 vertebral segments ×

Service Code: 22845
Performed in a facility
19
times performed,
0.88% of his services

20th 37th

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

19
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$136,897an average of $7,205 per time performed $10,836
an average of $570 per time performed
medical
NA

Nerve transmission studies, 7-8 studies

Service Code: 95910
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.84% of his services

21st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

18
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,029an average of $446 per time performed $2,089
an average of $116 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Partial removal of spine bone with release of spinal cord... +

Partial removal of spine bone with release of spinal cord and/or nerves ×

Service Code: 63048
Performed in a facility
17
times performed,
0.79% of his services

22nd 17th

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$25,449an average of $1,497 per time performed $2,806
an average of $165 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Electrical stimulation (unattended), to one or more areas... +

Electrical stimulation (unattended), to one or more areas for indication(s) other than wound care, as part of a therapy plan of care ×

Service Code: G0283
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.74% of his services

23rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$688an average of $43 per time performed $104
an average of $7 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of middle spine, 3 views

Service Code: 72070
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.6% of his services

24th 41st

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,755an average of $135 per time performed $298
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Fusion of spine bones with removal of disc at upper spina... +

Fusion of spine bones with removal of disc at upper spinal column, anterior approach ×

Service Code: 22551
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.56% of his services

25th 38th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$115,704an average of $9,642 per time performed $14,507
an average of $1,209 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Insertion of posterior spinal instrumentation at base of ... +

Insertion of posterior spinal instrumentation at base of neck for stabilization, 1 interspace ×

Service Code: 22840
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.56% of his services

26th 34th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$63,456an average of $5,288 per time performed $7,093
an average of $591 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Fusion of lower spine bones with removal of disc, posteri... +

Fusion of lower spine bones with removal of disc, posterior or posterolateral approach ×

Service Code: 22633
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.51% of his services

27th 32nd

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$121,187an average of $11,017 per time performed $15,504
an average of $1,409 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of trigger points in 1 or 2 muscles

Service Code: 20552
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.51% of his services

28th 28th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,156an average of $196 per time performed $454
an average of $41 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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William Barnard Dasher
Average for Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine Providers in Georgia

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 2013 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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