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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, $995 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 59 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
706
Rank: 23rd
out of 276 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
30,117
Rank: 83rd
out of 276 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
42.7 This Provider
Avg 59.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$968K
Rank: 37th
out of 276 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$1,371 This Provider
Avg $995

Note: About 64% 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 97 different services in 2015
(60 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

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
8,000
times performed,
27% of his services

1st 3rd

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
6.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 6.2)
$400,000.00an average of $50.00 per time performed $221,360.00
an average of $27.67 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Measurement of antibody for assessment of autoimmune diso... +

Measurement of antibody for assessment of autoimmune disorder ×

Service Code: 86235
Performed in an office
4,093
times performed,
14% of his services

2nd 13th

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

398
patients got this service, 56% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$306,975.00an average of $75.00 per time performed $95,735.27
an average of $23.39 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection infliximab, 10 mg

Service Code: J1745
Performed in an office
3,950
times performed,
13% of his services

3rd 4th

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

27
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
3.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.9)
$355,500.00an average of $90.00 per time performed $232,971.00
an average of $58.98 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
1,268
times performed,
4% of his services

4th 6th

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

575
patients got this service, 81% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$221,900.00an average of $175.00 per time performed $89,660.28
an average of $70.71 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Analysis of substance using immunoassay technique

Service Code: 83516
Performed in an office
988
times performed,
3% of his services

5th 35th

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

390
patients got this service, 55% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$34,580.00an average of $35.00 per time performed $14,958.32
an average of $15.14 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
511
times performed,
2% of his services

6th 29th

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

265
patients got this service, 38% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$12,775.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $2,519.23
an average of $4.93 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Measurement of dna antibody

Service Code: 86225
Performed in an office
507
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 46th

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

397
patients got this service, 56% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$30,420.00an average of $60.00 per time performed $9,126.00
an average of $18.00 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Measurement of dna antibody

Service Code: 86226
Performed in an office
505
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 54th

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

395
patients got this service, 56% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$15,150.00an average of $30.00 per time performed $8,014.35
an average of $15.87 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Rheumatoid factor level

Service Code: 86431
Performed in an office
492
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 34th

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

389
patients got this service, 55% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$9,840.00an average of $20.00 per time performed $3,665.40
an average of $7.45 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Measurement of antibody for rheumatoid arthritis assessment +

Measurement of antibody for rheumatoid arthritis assessment ×

Service Code: 86200
Performed in an office
484
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 36th

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

389
patients got this service, 55% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$26,620.00an average of $55.00 per time performed $8,223.16
an average of $16.99 per time performed
medical

Aspiration and/or injection of major joint or joint capsu... +

Aspiration and/or injection of major joint or joint capsule with recording and reporting using ultrasound guidance ×

Service Code: 20611
Performed in an office
424
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 28th

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

219
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$127,878.40an average of $301.60 per time performed $30,405.04
an average of $71.71 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
345
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 11th

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

296
patients got this service, 42% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$5,520.00an average of $16.00 per time performed $993.60
an average of $2.88 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein up to 1 hour

Service Code: 96413
Performed in an office
244
times performed,
0.81% of his services

13th 17th

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

56
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
4.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.3)
$81,252.00an average of $333.00 per time performed $23,043.36
an average of $94.44 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
209
times performed,
0.69% of his services

14th 27th

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

111
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$3,135.00an average of $15.00 per time performed $560.12
an average of $2.68 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
183
times performed,
0.61% of his services

15th 9th

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

154
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$21,045.00an average of $115.00 per time performed $8,355.78
an average of $45.66 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
173
times performed,
0.57% of his services

16th 26th

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

173
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$41,520.00an average of $240.00 per time performed $19,275.66
an average of $111.42 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of hand, 2 views

Service Code: 73120
Performed in an office
167
times performed,
0.55% of his services

17th 64th

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

84
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,344.00an average of $32.00 per time performed $2,055.77
an average of $12.31 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein

Service Code: 96415
Performed in an office
133
times performed,
0.44% of his services

18th 22nd

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

36
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.4)
$11,305.00an average of $85.00 per time performed $2,718.52
an average of $20.44 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound of leg or arm

Service Code: 76881
Performed in an office
113
times performed,
0.38% of his services

19th 90th

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

80
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$31,075.00an average of $275.00 per time performed $9,516.86
an average of $84.22 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
112
times performed,
0.37% of his services

20th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

31
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$42,560.00an average of $380.00 per time performed $15,261.12
an average of $136.26 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 1mg

Service Code: J1100
Performed in an office
100
times performed,
0.33% of his services

21st 18th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$500.00an average of $5.00 per time performed $11.00
an average of $0.11 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
89
times performed,
0.3% of his services

22nd 23rd

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

79
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$4,450.00an average of $50.00 per time performed $1,426.67
an average of $16.03 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of both knees, standing, front to back view

Service Code: 73565
Performed in an office
61
times performed,
0.2% of his services

23rd 160th

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

61
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,355.82an average of $38.62 per time performed $958.31
an average of $15.71 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of pelvis, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 72170
Performed in an office
47
times performed,
0.16% of his services

24th 172nd

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

44
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,410.00an average of $30.00 per time performed $583.74
an average of $12.42 per time performed
medical

Aspiration and/or injection of small joint or joint capsu... +

Aspiration and/or injection of small joint or joint capsule with recording and reporting using ultrasound guidance ×

Service Code: 20604
Performed in an office
41
times performed,
0.14% of his services

25th 177th

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

33
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$9,359.89an average of $228.29 per time performed $1,991.37
an average of $48.57 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of lower and sacral spine, 2 or 3 views

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
38
times performed,
0.13% of his services

26th 138th

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

37
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,786.00an average of $47.00 per time performed $578.74
an average of $15.23 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of foot, 2 views

Service Code: 73620
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.12% of his services

27th 94th

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

21
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,152.00an average of $32.00 per time performed $457.56
an average of $12.71 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of tendon sheath, ligament, or muscle membrane +

Injections of tendon sheath, ligament, or muscle membrane ×

Service Code: 20550
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.11% of his services

28th 83rd

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

22
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$4,810.08an average of $145.76 per time performed $1,242.12
an average of $37.64 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.11% of his services

29th 102nd

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

32
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,088.00an average of $34.00 per time performed $358.72
an average of $11.21 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urinalysis, manual test

Service Code: 81002
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.1% of his services

30th 99th

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

28
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,500.00an average of $50.00 per time performed $102.30
an average of $3.41 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 125 mg +

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 125 mg ×

Service Code: J2930
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.1% of his services

31st 86th

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$435.00an average of $15.00 per time performed $72.79
an average of $2.51 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasonic guidance imaging supervision and interpretatio... +

Ultrasonic guidance imaging supervision and interpretation for insertion of needle ×

Service Code: 76942
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.09% of his services

32nd 140th

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)
$7,840.00an average of $280.00 per time performed $1,211.84
an average of $43.28 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of arm

Service Code: 73218
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.09% of his services

33rd 113th

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)
$18,200.00an average of $650.00 per time performed $4,241.44
an average of $151.48 per time performed
medical

Aspiration and/or injection of intermediate joint or join... +

Aspiration and/or injection of intermediate joint or joint capsule with recording and reporting using ultrasound guidance ×

Service Code: 20606
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.08% of his services

34th 206th

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$5,070.00an average of $211.25 per time performed $1,224.96
an average of $51.04 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
23
times performed,
0.08% of his services

35th 19th

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$5,640.06an average of $245.22 per time performed $1,000.50
an average of $43.50 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of spine of neck, 2 or 3 views

Service Code: 72040
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.05% of his services

36th 191st

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)
$616.00an average of $44.00 per time performed $213.36
an average of $15.24 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of leg joint

Service Code: 73721
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.04% of his services

37th 192nd

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$8,450.00an average of $650.00 per time performed $1,483.17
an average of $114.09 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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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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