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The Doctors and Services in Medicare Part B

This Provider: At A Glance

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Number of
Patients
566
Services
Performed
15,481
Avg Services
Per Patient
27.4
Total Paid
by Medicare
$538K
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$950

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 61 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
medical

Opiate(s), drug and metabolites, each procedure

Service Code: G6056
Performed in an office
2,810
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

137
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$223,226.40an average of $79.44 per time performed $74,633.60
an average of $26.56 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
1,851
times performed,
12% of his services

2nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

504
patients got this service, 89% of his patients
3.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$308,469.15an average of $166.65 per time performed $92,124.27
an average of $49.77 per time performed
medical

Benzodiazepines

Service Code: G6031
Performed in an office
1,290
times performed,
8% of his services

3rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

137
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$97,407.90an average of $75.51 per time performed $31,992.00
an average of $24.80 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Drug screen, qualitative; multiple drug classes by high c... +

Drug screen, qualitative; multiple drug classes by high complexity test method (e.g., immunoassay, enzyme assay), per patient encounter ×

Service Code: G0431
Performed in an office
1,201
times performed,
8% of his services

4th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

458
patients got this service, 81% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$589,390.75an average of $490.75 per time performed $110,251.80
an average of $91.80 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Psychological testing with interpretation and report by c... +

Psychological testing with interpretation and report by computer ×

Service Code: 96103
Performed in an office
794
times performed,
5% of his services

5th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

405
patients got this service, 72% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$134,058.96an average of $168.84 per time performed $16,253.18
an average of $20.47 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 1mg

Service Code: J1100
Performed in an office
660
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

71
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,600.00an average of $10.00 per time performed $72.60
an average of $0.11 per time performed
medical

Amphetamine or methamphetamine

Service Code: G6042
Performed in an office
578
times performed,
4% of his services

7th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

136
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$36,674.10an average of $63.45 per time performed $12,687.10
an average of $21.95 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Pcp drug level

Service Code: 83992
Performed in an office
538
times performed,
3% of his services

8th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

312
patients got this service, 55% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$32,280.00an average of $60.00 per time performed $10,458.72
an average of $19.44 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
538
times performed,
3% of his services

9th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

312
patients got this service, 55% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,938.84an average of $9.18 per time performed $1,597.86
an average of $2.97 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Creatinine level to test for kidney function or muscle in... +

Creatinine level to test for kidney function or muscle injury ×

Service Code: 82570
Performed in an office
538
times performed,
3% of his services

10th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

312
patients got this service, 55% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$11,362.56an average of $21.12 per time performed $3,679.92
an average of $6.84 per time performed
medical

Dihydromorphinone

Service Code: G6046
Performed in an office
531
times performed,
3% of his services

11th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

305
patients got this service, 54% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$55,723.14an average of $104.94 per time performed $18,170.82
an average of $34.22 per time performed
medical

Cocaine or metabolite

Service Code: G6044
Performed in an office
529
times performed,
3% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

304
patients got this service, 54% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$20,710.35an average of $39.15 per time performed $6,755.33
an average of $12.77 per time performed
medical

Dihydrocodeinone

Service Code: G6045
Performed in an office
529
times performed,
3% of his services

13th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

304
patients got this service, 54% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$44,594.70an average of $84.30 per time performed $14,542.21
an average of $27.49 per time performed
medical

Meprobamate

Service Code: G6052
Performed in an office
529
times performed,
3% of his services

14th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

304
patients got this service, 54% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$38,056.26an average of $71.94 per time performed $12,410.34
an average of $23.46 per time performed
medical

Methadone

Service Code: G6053
Performed in an office
529
times performed,
3% of his services

15th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

304
patients got this service, 54% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$35,263.14an average of $66.66 per time performed $11,500.46
an average of $21.74 per time performed
medical

Drug confirmation, each procedure

Service Code: G6058
Performed in an office
528
times performed,
3% of his services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

303
patients got this service, 54% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$28,559.52an average of $54.09 per time performed $9,313.92
an average of $17.64 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
328
times performed,
2% of his services

17th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

209
patients got this service, 37% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$79,310.40an average of $241.80 per time performed $23,058.40
an average of $70.30 per time performed
medical
DRUGS

Unclassified drugs

Service Code: J3490
Performed in an office
195
times performed,
1% of his services

18th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

23
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,925.00an average of $15.00 per time performed $25.35
an average of $0.13 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
104
times performed,
0.67% of his services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

104
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$26,313.04an average of $253.01 per time performed $7,191.60
an average of $69.15 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Moderate sedation services by physician also performing a... +

Moderate sedation services by physician also performing a procedure, patient 5 years of age or older, first 30 minutes ×

Service Code: 99144
Performed in an office
93
times performed,
0.6% of his services

20th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

50
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$10,589.91an average of $113.87 per time performed $2,449.62
an average of $26.34 per time performed
drug
TEMPORARY CODES

Low osmolar contrast material, 300-399 mg/ml iodine conce... +

Low osmolar contrast material, 300-399 mg/ml iodine concentration, per ml ×

Service Code: Q9967
Performed in an office
93
times performed,
0.6% of his services

21st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

47
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$186.00an average of $2.00 per time performed $12.09
an average of $0.13 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Analysis of substance using immunoassay technique

Service Code: 83516
Performed in an office
73
times performed,
0.47% of his services

22nd 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, 12% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,184.26an average of $43.62 per time performed $1,005.21
an average of $13.77 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Testing of autonomic (sympathetic) nervous system function +

Testing of autonomic (sympathetic) nervous system function ×

Service Code: 95921
Performed in an office
70
times performed,
0.45% of his services

23rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

61
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$42,277.20an average of $603.96 per time performed $4,542.30
an average of $64.89 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Testing of autonomic (sympathetic) nervous system function +

Testing of autonomic (sympathetic) nervous system function ×

Service Code: 95923
Performed in an office
70
times performed,
0.45% of his services

24th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

61
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$55,929.30an average of $798.99 per time performed $9,683.80
an average of $138.34 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound study of arteries of both arms and legs

Service Code: 93922
Performed in an office
66
times performed,
0.43% of his services

25th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

58
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$18,909.00an average of $286.50 per time performed $4,156.68
an average of $62.98 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower o... +

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower or sacral spine nerve root using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64483
Performed in an office
57
times performed,
0.37% of his services

26th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

34
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$53,749.86an average of $942.98 per time performed $11,654.79
an average of $204.47 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into lower or sacral spine

Service Code: 62311
Performed in an office
52
times performed,
0.34% of his services

27th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

35
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$31,075.20an average of $597.60 per time performed $8,039.20
an average of $154.60 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
49
times performed,
0.32% of his services

28th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

44
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,384.61an average of $109.89 per time performed $1,408.26
an average of $28.74 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
47
times performed,
0.3% of his services

29th 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
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$41,097.74an average of $874.42 per time performed $8,921.07
an average of $189.81 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
32
times performed,
0.21% of his services

30th 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, 3% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$12,523.52an average of $391.36 per time performed $4,063.04
an average of $126.97 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
20
times performed,
0.13% of his services

31st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

20
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,947.80an average of $347.39 per time performed $2,128.00
an average of $106.40 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into upper or middle spine

Service Code: 62310
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.11% of his services

32nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$12,020.02an average of $707.06 per time performed $2,754.68
an average of $162.04 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
14
times performed,
0.09% of his services

33rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$22,722.84an average of $1,623.06 per time performed $5,579.00
an average of $398.50 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Fluoroscopic guidance for spine or spinal canal injection +

Fluoroscopic guidance for spine or spinal canal injection ×

Service Code: 77003
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.09% of his services

34th 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
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,698.24an average of $264.16 per time performed $797.16
an average of $56.94 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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Average for Pain Medicine 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 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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