Treatment Tracker

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, $267 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 10 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
875
Rank: 111th
out of 1,629 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
9,133
Rank: 173rd
out of 1,629 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
10.4 This Provider
Avg 10.4
Total Paid
by Medicare
$257K
Rank: 107th
out of 1,629 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$294 This Provider
Avg $267

Note: About 22% 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 139 different services in 2015
(95 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
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
1,273
times performed,
14% of his services

1st 3rd

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

659
patients got this service, 75% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$249,508.00an average of $196.00 per time performed $83,534.26
an average of $65.62 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample +

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample ×

Service Code: 36415
Performed in an office
1,215
times performed,
13% of his services

2nd 5th

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

680
patients got this service, 78% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$12,150.00an average of $10.00 per time performed $3,559.95
an average of $2.93 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
965
times performed,
11% of his services

3rd 8th

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

633
patients got this service, 72% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$48,250.00an average of $50.00 per time performed $8,134.95
an average of $8.43 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
923
times performed,
10% of his services

4th 9th

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

603
patients got this service, 69% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$78,455.00an average of $85.00 per time performed $13,014.30
an average of $14.10 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
715
times performed,
8% of his services

5th 4th

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

455
patients got this service, 52% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$94,380.00an average of $132.00 per time performed $29,036.15
an average of $40.61 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
392
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 12th

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

207
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$14,112.00an average of $36.00 per time performed $5,064.64
an average of $12.92 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
339
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 15th

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

49
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
6.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 6.3)
$8,136.00an average of $24.00 per time performed $1,776.36
an average of $5.24 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Pneumococcal vaccine for injection into muscle

Service Code: 90670
Performed in an office
310
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 28th

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

309
patients got this service, 35% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$56,001.50an average of $180.65 per time performed $51,438.30
an average of $165.93 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
250
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 16th

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

250
patients got this service, 29% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,250.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $5,715.00
an average of $22.86 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
212
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 26th

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

211
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,300.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $4,848.44
an average of $22.87 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
170
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 13th

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

139
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$11,560.00an average of $68.00 per time performed $3,789.30
an average of $22.29 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroxine (thyroid chemical) measurement

Service Code: 84439
Performed in an office
169
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 33rd

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

138
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$8,450.00an average of $50.00 per time performed $2,021.24
an average of $11.96 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
165
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 11th

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

68
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$7,260.00an average of $44.00 per time performed $2,516.25
an average of $15.25 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
157
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 21st

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

123
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$6,280.00an average of $40.00 per time performed $1,292.11
an average of $8.23 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urine microalbumin (protein) level

Service Code: 82043
Performed in an office
137
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 82nd

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

119
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$7,398.00an average of $54.00 per time performed $428.81
an average of $3.13 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
137
times performed,
2% of his services

16th 43rd

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

119
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$4,110.00an average of $30.00 per time performed $945.30
an average of $6.90 per time performed
drug

Vaccine for influenza administered into muscle to individ... +

Vaccine for influenza administered into muscle to individuals 3 years of age and older ×

Service Code: 90686
Performed in an office
129
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 58th

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

129
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,225.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $2,296.20
an average of $17.80 per time performed
drug

Vaccine for influenza administered into muscle to individ... +

Vaccine for influenza administered into muscle to individuals 3 years of age and older ×

Service Code: 90688
Performed in an office
121
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 93rd

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

121
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,025.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $2,165.90
an average of $17.90 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Administration of 1 vaccine

Service Code: 90471
Performed in an office
117
times performed,
1% of his services

19th 90th

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

115
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,148.00an average of $44.00 per time performed $1,704.69
an average of $14.57 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
91
times performed,
1% of his services

20th 32nd

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

81
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$24,024.00an average of $264.00 per time performed $8,184.54
an average of $89.94 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: 85027
Performed in an office
90
times performed,
0.99% of his services

21st 34th

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

80
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,700.00an average of $30.00 per time performed $776.70
an average of $8.63 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 10 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 10 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99307
Performed in an office
83
times performed,
0.91% of his services

22nd 79th

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

21
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$8,798.00an average of $106.00 per time performed $2,106.54
an average of $25.38 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
61
times performed,
0.67% of his services

23rd 24th

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

48
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$793.00an average of $13.00 per time performed $183.00
an average of $3.00 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ceftriaxone sodium, per 250 mg

Service Code: J0696
Performed in an office
60
times performed,
0.66% of his services

24th 27th

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

25
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$900.00an average of $15.00 per time performed $28.80
an average of $0.48 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
52
times performed,
0.57% of his services

25th 10th

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

49
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$1,664.00an average of $32.00 per time performed $529.88
an average of $10.19 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
42
times performed,
0.46% of his services

26th 54th

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

36
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$756.00an average of $18.00 per time performed $187.74
an average of $4.47 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Prostate cancer screening; prostate specific antigen test... +

Prostate cancer screening; prostate specific antigen test (psa) ×

Service Code: G0103
Performed in an office
38
times performed,
0.42% of his services

27th 52nd

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

38
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,622.00an average of $69.00 per time performed $932.14
an average of $24.53 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
33
times performed,
0.36% of his services

28th 20th

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

32
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,145.00an average of $65.00 per time performed $367.95
an average of $11.15 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
32
times performed,
0.35% of his services

29th 77th

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

32
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,664.00an average of $302.00 per time performed $3,287.04
an average of $102.72 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specif... +

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specified, 10 mg ×

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.32% of his services

30th 41st

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$145.00an average of $5.00 per time performed $40.60
an average of $1.40 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation +

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation ×

Service Code: 85651
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.3% of his services

31st 103rd

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

27
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$702.00an average of $26.00 per time performed $127.44
an average of $4.72 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Annual wellness visit, includes a personalized prevention... +

Annual wellness visit, includes a personalized prevention plan of service (pps), subsequent visit ×

Service Code: G0439
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.28% of his services

32nd 22nd

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

26
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,460.00an average of $210.00 per time performed $2,795.78
an average of $107.53 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Measurement c-reactive protein for detection of infection... +

Measurement c-reactive protein for detection of infection or inflammation ×

Service Code: 86140
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.28% of his services

33rd 176th

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

26
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,040.00an average of $40.00 per time performed $179.40
an average of $6.90 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver function blood test panel

Service Code: 80076
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.27% of his services

34th 69th

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

23
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,125.00an average of $45.00 per time performed $145.75
an average of $5.83 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Testosterone (hormone) level

Service Code: 84403
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.25% of his services

35th 141st

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,875.00an average of $125.00 per time performed $761.07
an average of $33.09 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
21
times performed,
0.23% of his services

36th 35th

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

21
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,659.00an average of $79.00 per time performed $537.18
an average of $25.58 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Lipase (fat enzyme) level

Service Code: 83690
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.22% of his services

37th 210th

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,300.00an average of $65.00 per time performed $183.80
an average of $9.19 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.18% of his services

38th 165th

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,752.00an average of $172.00 per time performed $638.40
an average of $39.90 per time performed
medical
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Removal of impact ear wax, one ear

Service Code: 69210
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.18% of his services

39th 148th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,040.00an average of $65.00 per time performed $473.28
an average of $29.58 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.16% of his services

40th 29th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$975.00an average of $65.00 per time performed $168.75
an average of $11.25 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Cyanocobalamin (vitamin b-12) level

Service Code: 82607
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.16% of his services

41st 49th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,125.00an average of $75.00 per time performed $301.50
an average of $20.10 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
14
times performed,
0.15% of his services

42nd 105th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,960.00an average of $140.00 per time performed $409.36
an average of $29.24 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Creatine kinase (cardiac enzyme) level

Service Code: 82550
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.12% of his services

43rd 57th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$495.00an average of $45.00 per time performed $56.65
an average of $5.15 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Magnesium level

Service Code: 83735
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.12% of his services

44th 64th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$605.00an average of $55.00 per time performed $98.23
an average of $8.93 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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Ben A Gardner
Average for Internal Medicine Providers in Tennessee

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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