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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $236 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
555
Rank: 406th
out of 1,851 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
6,143
Rank: 157th
out of 1,851 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
11.1 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 5.1
Total Paid
by Medicare
$125K
Rank: 509th
out of 1,851 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$226 This Provider
Avg $236

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.

Who Patients See Before and After This Provider

Providers often refer their patients to a small network of other providers and organizations. Here’s who patients saw the most patients within 30 days before or after this provider in 2014.

Individuals

SUSAN SHARMILA DHIVIANATHAN

THOMAS O NEILL

KIMBERLY BIRD

DIANE BLAIR

GARY MILLER

Organizations

CENTRA HEALTH INC

DANVILLE REGIONAL MEDIC...

Patients saw before

WILLIAM HICKSON MD

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 94 different services in 2014
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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, denosumab, 1 mg

Service Code: J0897
Performed in an office
780
times performed,
13% of his services

1st 18th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$11,255an average of $14 per time performed $8,689
an average of $11 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
741
times performed,
12% of his services

2nd 4th

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

353
patients got this service, 64% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$3,668an average of $5 per time performed $2,171
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
527
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd 8th

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

340
patients got this service, 61% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$12,843an average of $24 per time performed $6,229
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, p... +

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, platelets), automated test ×

Service Code: 85025
Performed in an office
496
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 7th

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

301
patients got this service, 54% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$8,888an average of $18 per time performed $5,148
an average of $10 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
473
times performed,
8% of his services

5th 1st

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

270
patients got this service, 49% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$62,001an average of $131 per time performed $31,686
an average of $67 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
417
times performed,
7% of his services

6th 6th

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

324
patients got this service, 58% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$12,881an average of $31 per time performed $5,846
an average of $14 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
293
times performed,
5% of his services

7th 2nd

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

199
patients got this service, 36% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$24,463an average of $83 per time performed $11,521
an average of $39 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
198
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 57th

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

181
patients got this service, 33% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$11,104an average of $56 per time performed $3,661
an average of $18 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretat... +

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93000
Performed in an office
176
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 14th

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

164
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$9,830an average of $56 per time performed $1,843
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
174
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 17th

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

154
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$6,739an average of $39 per time performed $3,910
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81001
Performed in an office
145
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 43rd

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

120
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,059an average of $7 per time performed $613
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Annual wellness visit, includes a personalized prevention... +

Annual wellness visit, includes a personalized prevention plan of service (pps), subsequent visit ×

Service Code: G0439
Performed in an office
138
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 22nd

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

138
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$24,098an average of $175 per time performed $15,166
an average of $110 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver function blood test panel

Service Code: 80076
Performed in an office
113
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 39th

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

112
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,129an average of $19 per time performed $803
an average of $7 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
105
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 10th

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

21
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 6.6)
$951an average of $9 per time performed $552
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
105
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 16th

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

81
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$2,349an average of $22 per time performed $1,363
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
92
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 21st

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

78
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$1,796an average of $20 per time performed $1,010
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroxine (thyroid chemical) measurement

Service Code: 84439
Performed in an office
83
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 31st

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

72
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,726an average of $21 per time performed $991
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
75
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 29th

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

70
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$389an average of $5 per time performed $225
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Measurement c-reactive protein for detection of infection... +

Measurement c-reactive protein for detection of infection or inflammation ×

Service Code: 86140
Performed in an office
74
times performed,
1% of his services

19th 170th

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

45
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$883an average of $12 per time performed $512
an average of $7 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Prostate cancer screening; prostate specific antigen test... +

Prostate cancer screening; prostate specific antigen test (psa) ×

Service Code: G0103
Performed in an office
66
times performed,
1% of his services

20th 67th

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

66
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,799an average of $42 per time performed $1,623
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation +

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation ×

Service Code: 85651
Performed in an office
64
times performed,
1% of his services

21st 74th

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

38
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$524an average of $8 per time performed $303
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
58
times performed,
0.94% of his services

22nd 9th

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

58
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,450an average of $25 per time performed $1,400
an average of $24 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Bone density measurement using dedicated x-ray machine

Service Code: 77080
Performed in an office
58
times performed,
0.94% of his services

23rd 76th

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

58
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,280an average of $160 per time performed $2,754
an average of $47 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Ferritin (blood protein) level

Service Code: 82728
Performed in an office
58
times performed,
0.94% of his services

24th 113th

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

43
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,821an average of $31 per time performed $1,057
an average of $18 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Creatinine level to test for kidney function or muscle in... +

Creatinine level to test for kidney function or muscle injury ×

Service Code: 82570
Performed in an office
55
times performed,
0.9% of his services

25th 63rd

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

54
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$656an average of $12 per time performed $381
an average of $7 per time performed
drug
TEMPORARY CODES

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered t... +

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered to individuals 3 years of age and older, for intramuscular use (fluzone) ×

Service Code: Q2038
Performed in an office
52
times performed,
0.85% of his services

26th 44th

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

52
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,378an average of $65 per time performed $614
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Psa (prostate specific antigen) measurement

Service Code: 84153
Performed in an office
51
times performed,
0.83% of his services

27th 123rd

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

40
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,163an average of $42 per time performed $1,234
an average of $24 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron level

Service Code: 83540
Performed in an office
51
times performed,
0.83% of his services

28th 128th

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

39
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$761an average of $15 per time performed $441
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron binding capacity

Service Code: 83550
Performed in an office
41
times performed,
0.67% of his services

29th 155th

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

33
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$826an average of $20 per time performed $468
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Uric acid level, blood

Service Code: 84550
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.59% of his services

30th 78th

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

32
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$375an average of $10 per time performed $180
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Stool analysis for blood

Service Code: 82274
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.39% of his services

31st 114th

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

24
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$886an average of $37 per time performed $510
an average of $21 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
22
times performed,
0.36% of his services

32nd 26th

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$440an average of $20 per time performed $251
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Magnesium level

Service Code: 83735
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.33% of his services

33rd 77th

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: 1.6)
$309an average of $15 per time performed $179
an average of $9 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
18
times performed,
0.29% of his services

34th 23rd

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

18
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$3,464an average of $192 per time performed $2,005
an average of $111 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Annual wellness visit; includes a personalized prevention... +

Annual wellness visit; includes a personalized prevention plan of service (pps), initial visit ×

Service Code: G0438
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.26% of his services

35th 41st

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

16
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,175an average of $261 per time performed $2,630
an average of $164 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection ben... +

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection beneath the skin or into muscle, patient 2 years or older ×

Service Code: 90732
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.24% of his services

36th 51st

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

15
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,253an average of $84 per time performed $1,074
an average of $72 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.24% of his services

37th 37th

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

15
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$410an average of $27 per time performed $354
an average of $24 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urine microalbumin (protein) analysis

Service Code: 82044
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.2% of his services

38th 72nd

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: 1.3)
$126an average of $11 per time performed $73
an average of $6 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Natriuretic peptide (heart and blood vessel protein) level +

Natriuretic peptide (heart and blood vessel protein) level ×

Service Code: 83880
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.2% of his services

39th 222nd

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$946an average of $79 per time performed $545
an average of $45 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.

William E Hickson
Average for Internal Medicine Providers in Virginia

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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