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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, $581 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 18 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
454
Rank: 8th
out of 14 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
6,847
Rank: 4th
out of 14 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
15.1 This Provider
Avg 17.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$243K
Rank: 4th
out of 14 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$535 This Provider
Avg $581

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 87 different services in 2015
(59 were redacted as they were performed on less than 11 patients)

All Services

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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

Drug confirmation, each procedure

Service Code: G6058
Performed in an office
1,219
times performed,
18% of his services

1st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

113
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$42,665.00an average of $35.00 per time performed $20,174.45
an average of $16.55 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
823
times performed,
12% of his services

2nd 13th

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

309
patients got this service, 68% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$111,105.00an average of $135.00 per time performed $49,791.50
an average of $60.50 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, midazolam hydrochloride, per 1 mg

Service Code: J2250
Performed in an office
602
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

93
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,010.00an average of $5.00 per time performed $54.18
an average of $0.09 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
443
times performed,
6% of his services

4th 23rd

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

262
patients got this service, 58% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$15,505.00an average of $35.00 per time performed $8,554.33
an average of $19.31 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
379
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 17th

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

212
patients got this service, 47% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$34,110.00an average of $90.00 per time performed $19,294.89
an average of $50.91 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, clonidine hydrochloride, 1 mg

Service Code: J0735
Performed in an office
181
times performed,
3% of his services

6th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

118
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$10,814.75an average of $59.75 per time performed $2,383.77
an average of $13.17 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
80
times performed,
1% of his services

7th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

65
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$28,800.00an average of $360.00 per time performed $13,431.20
an average of $167.89 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
78
times performed,
1% of his services

8th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

64
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$19,500.00an average of $250.00 per time performed $11,501.88
an average of $147.46 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
78
times performed,
1% of his services

9th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

64
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$11,700.00an average of $150.00 per time performed $6,635.46
an average of $85.07 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: 64484
Performed in an office
74
times performed,
1% of his services

10th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

55
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$18,500.00an average of $250.00 per time performed $4,396.34
an average of $59.41 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
72
times performed,
1% of his services

11th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

62
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$10,800.00an average of $150.00 per time performed $6,042.96
an average of $83.93 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
71
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 37th

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

31
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$10,650.00an average of $150.00 per time performed $3,294.40
an average of $46.40 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
65
times performed,
0.95% of his services

13th 28th

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

65
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$12,025.00an average of $185.00 per time performed $6,561.10
an average of $100.94 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Fluoroscopic guidance for insertion of needle

Service Code: 77002
Performed in an office
64
times performed,
0.93% of his services

14th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

27
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,400.00an average of $100.00 per time performed $4,120.32
an average of $64.38 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of lower spinal canal

Service Code: 72148
Performed in an office
55
times performed,
0.8% of his services

15th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

55
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$54,725.00an average of $995.00 per time performed $7,072.45
an average of $128.59 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into upper or middle spine

Service Code: 62310
Performed in an office
50
times performed,
0.73% of his services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

40
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$17,500.00an average of $350.00 per time performed $8,058.50
an average of $161.17 per time performed
medical

Nerve transmission studies, 9-10 studies

Service Code: 95911
Performed in an office
49
times performed,
0.72% of his services

17th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

44
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$14,994.00an average of $306.00 per time performed $7,704.76
an average of $157.24 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Hyaluronan or derivative, orthovisc, for intra-articular ... +

Hyaluronan or derivative, orthovisc, for intra-articular injection, per dose ×

Service Code: J7324
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
0.63% of his services

18th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$19,350.00an average of $450.00 per time performed $5,775.33
an average of $134.31 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of upper spinal canal

Service Code: 72141
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.58% of his services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

40
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$40,800.00an average of $1,020.00 per time performed $5,492.80
an average of $137.32 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into lower or sacral spine

Service Code: 62311
Performed in an office
38
times performed,
0.55% of his services

20th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

31
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$13,300.00an average of $350.00 per time performed $4,978.76
an average of $131.02 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
29
times performed,
0.42% of his services

21st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

26
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,700.00an average of $300.00 per time performed $3,846.27
an average of $132.63 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
29
times performed,
0.42% of his services

22nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

26
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,350.00an average of $150.00 per time performed $2,096.70
an average of $72.30 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
28
times performed,
0.41% of his services

23rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

25
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,200.00an average of $150.00 per time performed $1,979.32
an average of $70.69 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
23
times performed,
0.34% of his services

24th 43rd

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

22
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$13,800.00an average of $600.00 per time performed $2,797.26
an average of $121.62 per time performed
medical

Nerve transmission studies, 11-12 studies

Service Code: 95912
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.32% of his services

25th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

22
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,898.00an average of $359.00 per time performed $3,419.68
an average of $155.44 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
20
times performed,
0.29% of his services

26th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

18
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,000.00an average of $100.00 per time performed $1,206.00
an average of $60.30 per time performed
medical

Injection of chemical for destruction of nerve muscles on... +

Injection of chemical for destruction of nerve muscles on one side of neck excluding voice box accessed through the skin ×

Service Code: 64616
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.22% of his services

27th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,350.00an average of $290.00 per time performed $1,245.45
an average of $83.03 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of leg joint

Service Code: 73721
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.22% of his services

28th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$14,925.00an average of $995.00 per time performed $2,280.60
an average of $152.04 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 Alabama

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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