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, $363 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
414
Rank: 91st
out of 186 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
7,906
Rank: 15th
out of 186 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
19.1 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$249K
Rank: 45th
out of 186 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$601 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $363

Note: About 21% 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 86 different services in 2015
(64 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
DRUGS

Hyaluronan or derivative, synvisc or synvisc-one, for int... +

Hyaluronan or derivative, synvisc or synvisc-one, for intra-articular injection, 1 mg ×

Service Code: J7325
Performed in an office
5,345
times performed,
68% of his services

1st 1st

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

84
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$192,954.50an average of $36.10 per time performed $52,327.55
an average of $9.79 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 1mg

Service Code: J1100
Performed in an office
495
times performed,
6% of his services

2nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

184
patients got this service, 44% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,667.95an average of $7.41 per time performed $54.45
an average of $0.11 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
443
times performed,
6% of his services

3rd 4th

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

160
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$92,666.74an average of $209.18 per time performed $20,967.19
an average of $47.33 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 3 views

Service Code: 73562
Performed in an office
287
times performed,
4% of his services

4th 9th

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

204
patients got this service, 49% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$31,570.00an average of $110.00 per time performed $6,833.47
an average of $23.81 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
207
times performed,
3% of his services

5th 2nd

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

154
patients got this service, 37% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$24,840.00an average of $120.00 per time performed $10,184.40
an average of $49.20 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
157
times performed,
2% of his services

6th 11th

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

108
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$19,468.00an average of $124.00 per time performed $3,158.84
an average of $20.12 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
153
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 7th

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

153
patients got this service, 37% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$32,281.47an average of $210.99 per time performed $10,950.21
an average of $71.57 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
132
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 5th

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

114
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$22,308.00an average of $169.00 per time performed $9,529.08
an average of $72.19 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
100
times performed,
1% of his services

9th 40th

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

89
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$25,800.00an average of $258.00 per time performed $10,405.00
an average of $104.05 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
78
times performed,
0.99% of his services

10th 10th

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

63
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$7,488.00an average of $96.00 per time performed $1,616.16
an average of $20.72 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of small joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of small joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20600
Performed in an office
47
times performed,
0.59% of his services

11th 50th

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

41
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$5,780.06an average of $122.98 per time performed $1,398.72
an average of $29.76 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Repair of knee joint

Service Code: 27447
Performed in a facility
39
times performed,
0.49% of his services

12th 22nd

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

37
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$193,128.00an average of $4,952.00 per time performed $39,927.03
an average of $1,023.77 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Shaving of shoulder bone using an endoscope

Service Code: 29826
Performed in a facility
34
times performed,
0.43% of his services

13th 49th

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

33
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$74,698.00an average of $2,197.00 per time performed $4,562.80
an average of $134.20 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
30
times performed,
0.38% of his services

14th 17th

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

30
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,790.00an average of $293.00 per time performed $2,967.00
an average of $98.90 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Partial removal of collar bone at shoulder using an endos... +

Partial removal of collar bone at shoulder using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 29824
Performed in a facility
30
times performed,
0.38% of his services

15th 69th

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

30
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$48,240.00an average of $1,608.00 per time performed $4,998.00
an average of $166.60 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Repair of shoulder rotator cuff using an endoscope

Service Code: 29827
Performed in a facility
29
times performed,
0.37% of his services

16th 53rd

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

28
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$71,630.00an average of $2,470.00 per time performed $22,165.86
an average of $764.34 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Repair of knee joint using an endoscope

Service Code: 29879
Performed in a facility
22
times performed,
0.28% of his services

17th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

22
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$45,628.00an average of $2,074.00 per time performed $10,169.28
an average of $462.24 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of elbow, 2 views

Service Code: 73070
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.24% of his services

18th 56th

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,444.00an average of $76.00 per time performed $379.05
an average of $19.95 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of pelvis, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 72170
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.23% of his services

19th 15th

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,034.00an average of $113.00 per time performed $319.86
an average of $17.77 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of hip on one side of body, 1 view

Service Code: 73500
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.23% of his services

20th 28th

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

12
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,350.00an average of $75.00 per time performed $307.44
an average of $17.08 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Removal of both knee cartilages using an endoscope

Service Code: 29880
Performed in a facility
17
times performed,
0.22% of his services

21st 80th

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

17
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$40,443.00an average of $2,379.00 per time performed $2,246.04
an average of $132.12 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Repair of shoulder socket cartilage using an endoscope

Service Code: 29807
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.15% of his services

22nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$30,756.00an average of $2,563.00 per time performed $5,903.04
an average of $491.92 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.

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Average for Orthopaedic Surgery Providers in South 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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