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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, $497 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 13 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
973
Rank: 2nd
out of 18 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
38,947
Rank: 1st
out of 18 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
40 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 12.6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$882K
Rank: 1st
out of 18 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$907 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $497

Note: About 56% 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 53 different services in 2015
(29 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

Injection, certolizumab pegol, 1 mg (code may be used for... +

Injection, certolizumab pegol, 1 mg (code may be used for medicare when drug administered under the direct supervision of a physician, not for use when drug is self administered) ×

Service Code: J0717
Performed in an office
16,400
times performed,
42% of his services

1st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
3.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$131,200.00an average of $8.00 per time performed $75,112.00
an average of $4.58 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, tocilizumab, 1 mg

Service Code: J3262
Performed in an office
8,720
times performed,
22% of his services

2nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$43,600.00an average of $5.00 per time performed $24,067.20
an average of $2.76 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection infliximab, 10 mg

Service Code: J1745
Performed in an office
4,180
times performed,
11% of his services

3rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

42
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$454,867.60an average of $108.82 per time performed $247,832.20
an average of $59.29 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
2,772
times performed,
7% of his services

4th 3rd

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

806
patients got this service, 83% of his patients
3.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$357,754.32an average of $129.06 per time performed $131,725.44
an average of $47.52 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, abatacept, 10 mg (code may be used for medicar... +

Injection, abatacept, 10 mg (code may be used for medicare when drug administered under the direct supervision of a physician, not for use when drug is self administered) ×

Service Code: J0129
Performed in an office
1,925
times performed,
5% of his services

5th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$77,000.00an average of $40.00 per time performed $51,359.00
an average of $26.68 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 20 mg

Service Code: J1020
Performed in an office
664
times performed,
2% of his services

6th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

356
patients got this service, 37% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,312.00an average of $8.00 per time performed $1,533.84
an average of $2.31 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
662
times performed,
2% of his services

7th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

354
patients got this service, 36% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$9,208.42an average of $13.91 per time performed $3,376.20
an average of $5.10 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Drug screen, other than chromatographic; any number of dr... +

Drug screen, other than chromatographic; any number of drug classes, by clia waived test or moderate complexity test, per patient encounter ×

Service Code: G0434
Performed in an office
478
times performed,
1% of his services

8th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

348
patients got this service, 36% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$28,202.00an average of $59.00 per time performed $9,096.34
an average of $19.03 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into lower or sacral spine

Service Code: 62311
Performed in an office
463
times performed,
1% of his services

9th 18th

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

272
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$478,742.00an average of $1,034.00 per time performed $72,792.86
an average of $157.22 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
442
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 27th

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

295
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$996,157.50an average of $2,253.75 per time performed $72,249.32
an average of $163.46 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
204
times performed,
0.52% of his services

11th 21st

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

204
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$70,380.00an average of $345.00 per time performed $22,841.88
an average of $111.97 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into upper or middle spine

Service Code: 62310
Performed in an office
187
times performed,
0.48% of his services

12th 45th

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

97
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$216,733.00an average of $1,159.00 per time performed $31,754.47
an average of $169.81 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
175
times performed,
0.45% of his services

13th 7th

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

145
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$34,300.00an average of $196.00 per time performed $12,768.00
an average of $72.96 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Infusion, normal saline solution , 250 cc

Service Code: J7050
Performed in an office
157
times performed,
0.4% of his services

14th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

83
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,925.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $48.67
an average of $0.31 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein up to 1 hour

Service Code: 96413
Performed in an office
141
times performed,
0.36% of his services

15th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

70
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$77,550.00an average of $550.00 per time performed $13,774.29
an average of $97.69 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein

Service Code: 96415
Performed in an office
126
times performed,
0.32% of his services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

56
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$21,294.00an average of $169.00 per time performed $2,596.86
an average of $20.61 per time performed
drug

Injection, zoledronic acid, 1 mg

Service Code: J3489
Performed in an office
80
times performed,
0.21% of his services

17th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$28,000.00an average of $350.00 per time performed $2,361.60
an average of $29.52 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
66
times performed,
0.17% of his services

18th 43rd

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

56
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$15,960.12an average of $241.82 per time performed $2,863.74
an average of $43.39 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of trigger points in 1 or 2 muscles

Service Code: 20552
Performed in an office
63
times performed,
0.16% of his services

19th 51st

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

50
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$12,033.00an average of $191.00 per time performed $2,288.79
an average of $36.33 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Non-hormonal anti-neoplastic chemotherapy beneath the ski... +

Non-hormonal anti-neoplastic chemotherapy beneath the skin or into muscle ×

Service Code: 96401
Performed in an office
52
times performed,
0.13% of his services

20th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
3.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$9,932.00an average of $191.00 per time performed $2,628.08
an average of $50.54 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, betamethasone acetate 3mg and betamethasone so... +

Injection, betamethasone acetate 3mg and betamethasone sodium phosphate 3mg ×

Service Code: J0702
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.05% of his services

21st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$160.00an average of $8.00 per time performed $92.80
an average of $4.64 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of anesthetic agent, greater occipital nerve

Service Code: 64405
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.05% of his services

22nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$16,070.94an average of $892.83 per time performed $1,682.28
an average of $93.46 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, diphenhydramine hcl, up to 50 mg

Service Code: J1200
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.05% of his services

23rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$144.00an average of $8.00 per time performed $7.92
an average of $0.44 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosi... +

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosis up to 1 hour ×

Service Code: 96365
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.04% of his services

24th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,184.00an average of $199.00 per time performed $810.24
an average of $50.64 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.

Neal Michael Goldberger
Average for Pain Medicine Providers in North Carolina

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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