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, $397 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
502
Rank: 4th
out of 99 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
4,572
Rank: 2nd
out of 99 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
9.1 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 4.6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$238K
Rank: 6th
out of 99 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$474 This Provider
Avg $397

Note: About 20% 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 80 different services in 2015
(62 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
1,025
times performed,
22% of his services

1st 3rd

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

20
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$35,752.00an average of $34.88 per time performed $10,250.00
an average of $10.00 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
675
times performed,
15% of his services

2nd 14th

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

137
patients got this service, 27% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,269.00an average of $1.88 per time performed $951.75
an average of $1.41 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
464
times performed,
10% of his services

3rd 4th

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

252
patients got this service, 50% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$96,140.80an average of $207.20 per time performed $21,274.40
an average of $45.85 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99212
Performed in an office
444
times performed,
10% of his services

4th 7th

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

291
patients got this service, 58% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$44,342.28an average of $99.87 per time performed $12,614.04
an average of $28.41 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specif... +

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specified, 10 mg ×

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
440
times performed,
10% of his services

5th 1st

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

88
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$765.60an average of $1.74 per time performed $572.00
an average of $1.30 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
271
times performed,
6% of his services

6th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

69
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$88,075.00an average of $325.00 per time performed $36,341.10
an average of $134.10 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 3 views

Service Code: 73562
Performed in an office
261
times performed,
6% of his services

7th 9th

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

182
patients got this service, 36% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$33,930.00an average of $130.00 per time performed $5,621.94
an average of $21.54 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 2... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 20 minutes ×

Service Code: 99202
Performed in an office
200
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 25th

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

200
patients got this service, 40% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$26,000.00an average of $130.00 per time performed $9,324.00
an average of $46.62 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
180
times performed,
4% of his services

9th 2nd

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

155
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$19,800.00an average of $110.00 per time performed $8,883.00
an average of $49.35 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
118
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 16th

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

90
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$14,067.96an average of $119.22 per time performed $2,224.30
an average of $18.85 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Repair of knee joint

Service Code: 27447
Performed in a facility
73
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 15th

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

69
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$433,766.00an average of $5,942.00 per time performed $71,295.45
an average of $976.65 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
52
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 11th

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

44
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$6,292.00an average of $121.00 per time performed $902.72
an average of $17.36 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of leg joint

Service Code: 73721
Performed in an office
45
times performed,
0.98% of his services

13th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

41
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$59,625.00an average of $1,325.00 per time performed $5,245.65
an average of $116.57 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Removal of one knee cartilage using an endoscope

Service Code: 29881
Performed in a facility
33
times performed,
0.72% of his services

14th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

31
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$79,761.00an average of $2,417.00 per time performed $12,595.11
an average of $381.67 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 5 minutes ×

Service Code: 99211
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.63% of his services

15th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

28
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,030.00an average of $70.00 per time performed $401.36
an average of $13.84 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
23
times performed,
0.5% of his services

16th 6th

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

23
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,485.00an average of $195.00 per time performed $1,686.82
an average of $73.34 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
19
times performed,
0.42% of his services

17th 12th

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

16
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,394.00an average of $126.00 per time performed $470.06
an average of $24.74 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of foot, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73630
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.33% of his services

18th 50th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,740.00an average of $116.00 per time performed $285.30
an average of $19.02 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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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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