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This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $403 per patient in 2013.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
417
Rank: 9th
out of 95 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
4,080
Rank: 2nd
out of 95 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
9.8 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 5.1
Total Paid
by Medicare
$169K
Rank: 11th
out of 95 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$405 This Provider
Avg $403

Note: About 15% 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.

Office Visits

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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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George A. Nicola
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This Provider's Services

This provider performed 79 different services in 2013
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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
2,529
times performed,
62% of his services

1st 1st

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

54
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$38,972an average of $15 per time performed $24,051
an average of $10 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
436
times performed,
11% of his services

2nd 2nd

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

90
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$776an average of $2 per time performed $593
an average of $1 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
315
times performed,
8% of his services

3rd 3rd

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

234
patients got this service, 56% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$21,893an average of $70 per time performed $15,772
an average of $50 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
172
times performed,
4% of his services

4th 5th

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

172
patients got this service, 41% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$18,504an average of $108 per time performed $12,123
an average of $70 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration or injection of large joint or joint capsule

Service Code: 20610
Performed in an office
164
times performed,
4% of his services

5th 4th

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

135
patients got this service, 32% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$13,299an average of $81 per time performed $7,142
an average of $44 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 3 views

Service Code: 73562
Performed in an office
95
times performed,
2% of his services

6th 11th

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

84
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,511an average of $37 per time performed $2,539
an average of $27 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Repair of knee joint

Service Code: 27447
Performed in a facility
46
times performed,
1% of his services

7th 15th

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

44
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$83,700an average of $1,820 per time performed $50,257
an average of $1,093 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
1% of his services

8th 9th

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

42
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,521an average of $35 per time performed $940
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
41
times performed,
1% of his services

9th 13th

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

32
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,280an average of $31 per time performed $884
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Partial removal of collar bone

Service Code: 23120
Performed in a facility
21
times performed,
0.51% of his services

10th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

21
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,451an average of $402 per time performed $4,443
an average of $212 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of leg joint

Service Code: 73721
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.47% of his services

11th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

19
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,146an average of $323 per time performed $2,820
an average of $148 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Extensive removal of shoulder joint tissue using an endos... +

Extensive removal of shoulder joint tissue using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 29823
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.37% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

15
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$9,877an average of $658 per time performed $6,661
an average of $444 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Removal of one knee cartilage using an endoscope

Service Code: 29881
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.27% of his services

13th 69th

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

11
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,300an average of $664 per time performed $4,304
an average of $391 per time performed

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 2013 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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