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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, $391 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 4 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
758
Rank: 115th
out of 194 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
3,848
Rank: 79th
out of 194 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
5.1 This Provider
Avg 4.3
Total Paid
by Medicare
$323K
Rank: 89th
out of 194 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$426 This Provider
Avg $391

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

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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
704
times performed,
18% of his services

1st 6th

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

441
patients got this service, 58% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$119,680.00an average of $170.00 per time performed $47,125.76
an average of $66.94 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
339
times performed,
9% of his services

2nd 13th

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

339
patients got this service, 45% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$88,140.00an average of $260.00 per time performed $34,733.94
an average of $102.46 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement of corneal curvature and depth of eye

Service Code: 92136
Performed in an office
282
times performed,
7% of his services

3rd 7th

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

204
patients got this service, 27% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$39,480.00an average of $140.00 per time performed $16,877.70
an average of $59.85 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement of field of vision during daylight conditions +

Measurement of field of vision during daylight conditions ×

Service Code: 92083
Performed in an office
252
times performed,
7% of his services

4th 11th

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

216
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$32,760.00an average of $130.00 per time performed $10,281.60
an average of $40.80 per time performed
medical
EYE

Removal of cataract with insertion of lens

Service Code: 66984
Performed in a facility
190
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 8th

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

122
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$342,000.00an average of $1,800.00 per time performed $80,637.90
an average of $424.41 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
172
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 3rd

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

136
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$19,780.00an average of $115.00 per time performed $8,847.68
an average of $51.44 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Diagnostic imaging of optic nerve of eye

Service Code: 92133
Performed in an office
155
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 12th

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

149
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$17,050.00an average of $110.00 per time performed $4,350.85
an average of $28.07 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Diagnostic imaging of retina

Service Code: 92134
Performed in an office
118
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 2nd

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

117
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$12,980.00an average of $110.00 per time performed $3,477.46
an average of $29.47 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement of field of vision during daylight conditions +

Measurement of field of vision during daylight conditions ×

Service Code: 92082
Performed in an office
68
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 56th

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

67
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,684.00an average of $113.00 per time performed $2,165.80
an average of $31.85 per time performed
medical
EYE

Removal of eyelid growth

Service Code: 67840
Performed in a facility
59
times performed,
2% of his services

10th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

58
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$26,820.22an average of $454.58 per time performed $4,081.03
an average of $69.17 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of excessive skin and fat of upper eyelid

Service Code: 15823
Performed in a facility
47
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 46th

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

47
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$58,799.82an average of $1,251.06 per time performed $27,484.19
an average of $584.77 per time performed
medical
EYE

Removal of recurring cataract in lens capsule using laser +

Removal of recurring cataract in lens capsule using laser ×

Service Code: 66821
Performed in an office
44
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 23rd

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

37
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$21,296.00an average of $484.00 per time performed $10,228.68
an average of $232.47 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 6... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 60 minutes ×

Service Code: 99205
Performed in an office
39
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 40th

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

39
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$12,675.00an average of $325.00 per time performed $5,742.36
an average of $147.24 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement of eye muscles to detect deviation of eyeball +

Measurement of eye muscles to detect deviation of eyeball ×

Service Code: 92060
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.86% of his services

14th 49th

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: 1.2)
$3,300.00an average of $100.00 per time performed $1,349.37
an average of $40.89 per time performed
medical
EYE

Removal of cataract with insertion of lens

Service Code: 66982
Performed in a facility
28
times performed,
0.73% of his services

15th 34th

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

24
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$61,600.00an average of $2,200.00 per time performed $14,028.00
an average of $501.00 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Photography of content of eyes

Service Code: 92285
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.65% of his services

16th 31st

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

24
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,875.00an average of $75.00 per time performed $310.00
an average of $12.40 per time performed
medical
EYE

Removal of eyelid growth

Service Code: 67840
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.49% of his services

17th 44th

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$8,493.00an average of $447.00 per time performed $3,289.66
an average of $173.14 per time performed
medical
EYE

Insertion of probe into the tear duct

Service Code: 68810
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.42% of his services

18th 71st

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: 1.1)
$6,560.00an average of $410.00 per time performed $3,250.88
an average of $203.18 per time performed
medical
EYE

Insertion of probe into the tear duct

Service Code: 68810
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
0.36% of his services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,740.00an average of $410.00 per time performed $1,379.28
an average of $98.52 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
14
times performed,
0.36% of his services

20th 32nd

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,164.00an average of $226.00 per time performed $1,457.26
an average of $104.09 per time performed
medical
EYE

Removal of up to one-fourth of the eyelid involving lid m... +

Removal of up to one-fourth of the eyelid involving lid margin ×

Service Code: 67961
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.29% of his services

21st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$16,500.00an average of $1,500.00 per time performed $4,543.88
an average of $413.08 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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Paul Michael Taupeka
Average for Ophthalmology 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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