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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, $529 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 4 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
662
Rank: 5th
out of 42 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
2,416
Rank: 11th
out of 42 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
3.6 This Provider
Avg 4.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$235K
Rank: 16th
out of 42 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$355 This Provider
Avg $529

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 85 different services in 2015
(63 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 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in an office
888
times performed,
37% of his services

1st 1st

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

452
patients got this service, 68% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$165,168.00an average of $186.00 per time performed $45,128.16
an average of $50.82 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
307
times performed,
13% of his services

2nd 5th

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

307
patients got this service, 46% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$131,089.00an average of $427.00 per time performed $35,004.14
an average of $114.02 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
300
times performed,
12% of his services

3rd 3rd

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

239
patients got this service, 36% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$35,400.00an average of $118.00 per time performed $7,239.00
an average of $24.13 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
113
times performed,
5% of his services

4th 4th

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

95
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$904.00an average of $8.00 per time performed $309.62
an average of $2.74 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72040
Performed in an office
102
times performed,
4% of his services

5th 7th

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

84
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$20,400.00an average of $200.00 per time performed $2,346.00
an average of $23.00 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
95
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 2nd

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

92
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$26,410.00an average of $278.00 per time performed $7,073.70
an average of $74.46 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
91
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 16th

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

75
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$18,675.93an average of $205.23 per time performed $3,983.98
an average of $43.78 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Partial removal of middle spine bone with release of spin... +

Partial removal of middle spine bone with release of spinal cord and/or nerves ×

Service Code: 63047
Performed in a facility
33
times performed,
1% of his services

8th 18th

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

33
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$137,544.00an average of $4,168.00 per time performed $20,259.03
an average of $613.91 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of middle spine, 3 views

Service Code: 72070
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
1% of his services

9th 32nd

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

25
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,625.00an average of $125.00 per time performed $653.08
an average of $22.52 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 30 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 30 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99221
Performed in a facility
25
times performed,
1% of his services

10th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

24
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,600.00an average of $144.00 per time performed $1,844.00
an average of $73.76 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Insertion of spinal instrumentation for spinal stabilization +

Insertion of spinal instrumentation for spinal stabilization ×

Service Code: 22851
Performed in a facility
24
times performed,
0.99% of his services

11th 14th

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

23
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$50,232.00an average of $2,093.00 per time performed $7,391.28
an average of $307.97 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
24
times performed,
0.99% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

23
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,440.00an average of $60.00 per time performed $425.28
an average of $17.72 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ribs of one side of body, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73510
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.99% of his services

13th 28th

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$3,120.00an average of $130.00 per time performed $608.88
an average of $25.37 per time performed
medical
HEMIC AND LYMPHATIC SYSTEMS

Bone marrow aspiration

Service Code: 38220
Performed in a facility
23
times performed,
0.95% of his services

14th 54th

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

23
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,936.00an average of $432.00 per time performed $541.65
an average of $23.55 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.91% of his services

15th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,322.00an average of $151.00 per time performed $459.58
an average of $20.89 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.83% of his services

16th 45th

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,860.00an average of $143.00 per time performed $413.40
an average of $20.67 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Insertion of anterior spinal instrumentation for spinal s... +

Insertion of anterior spinal instrumentation for spinal stabilization, 2 to 3 vertebral segments ×

Service Code: 22845
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.66% of his services

17th 40th

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)
$73,088.00an average of $4,568.00 per time performed $8,737.76
an average of $546.11 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
15
times performed,
0.62% of his services

18th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$810.00an average of $54.00 per time performed $278.70
an average of $18.58 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Fusion of lower spine bones, posterior or posterolateral ... +

Fusion of lower spine bones, posterior or posterolateral approach ×

Service Code: 22612
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
0.58% of his services

19th 31st

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)
$69,457.50an average of $4,961.25 per time performed $12,796.42
an average of $914.03 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Insertion of posterior spinal instrumentation for spinal ... +

Insertion of posterior spinal instrumentation for spinal stabilization, 3 to 6 vertebral segments ×

Service Code: 22842
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
0.58% of his services

20th 30th

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)
$61,278.00an average of $4,377.00 per time performed $8,316.14
an average of $594.01 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Fusion of spine bones with removal of disc at upper spina... +

Fusion of spine bones with removal of disc at upper spinal column, anterior approach ×

Service Code: 22551
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.5% of his services

21st 41st

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)
$97,692.48an average of $8,141.04 per time performed $15,196.92
an average of $1,266.41 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Fusion of lower spine bones with removal of disc, posteri... +

Fusion of lower spine bones with removal of disc, posterior or posterolateral approach ×

Service Code: 22633
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.46% of his services

22nd 29th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$109,956.00an average of $9,996.00 per time performed $15,595.03
an average of $1,417.73 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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Hewatt M Sims
Average for Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine Providers in Georgia

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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