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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, $149 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
637
Rank: 3rd
out of 218 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
2,196
Rank: 9th
out of 218 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
3.4 This Provider
Avg 2.8
Total Paid
by Medicare
$95.6K
Rank: 4th
out of 218 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$150 This Provider
Avg $149

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 within 30 days before or after this provider in 2014.

Individuals

SELVON STCLAIR

THOMAS CHURCH

PAVAN PUNUKOLLU

JEFFREY MILLER

KEVIN KILLOUGH

Organizations

ST RITAS MEDICAL CENTER...

LIMA MEMORIAL JOINT OPE...

Patients saw before

STEVEN PALTE PA-C

Patients saw after

Individuals

SELVON STCLAIR

THOMAS CHURCH

PAUL SCHEIWILLER

BRETT RUSH

PATRICK RAO

Organizations

ST RITAS MEDICAL CENTER...

WEST CENTRAL OHIO GROUP...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 54 different services in 2014

All Services

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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
345
times performed,
16% of his services

1st 3rd

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

268
patients got this service, 42% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$61,065an average of $177 per time performed $15,356
an average of $45 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of lower and sacral spine, minimum of 4 views

Service Code: 72110
Performed in an office
269
times performed,
12% of his services

2nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

253
patients got this service, 40% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$15,414an average of $57 per time performed $3,137
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
210
times performed,
10% of his services

3rd 20th

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

166
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$8,713an average of $41 per time performed $1,577
an average of $8 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Partial removal of spine bone with release of spinal cord... +

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

Service Code: 63048
Performed in a facility
162
times performed,
7% of his services

4th 11th

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

76
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$18,040an average of $111 per time performed $3,783
an average of $23 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
130
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 10th

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

130
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$34,132an average of $263 per time performed $8,234
an average of $63 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
108
times performed,
5% of his services

6th 6th

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

108
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$28,080an average of $260 per time performed $7,208
an average of $67 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Fusion of spine bones, posterior or posterolateral approach +

Fusion of spine bones, posterior or posterolateral approach ×

Service Code: 22614
Performed in a facility
95
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 16th

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

48
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$18,934an average of $199 per time performed $4,042
an average of $43 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
84
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 13th

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

84
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$47,184an average of $562 per time performed $6,038
an average of $72 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
83
times performed,
4% of his services

9th 36th

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

62
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,905an average of $35 per time performed $384
an average of $5 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
68
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 4th

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

62
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$17,640an average of $259 per time performed $2,976
an average of $44 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of upper spine, 6 or more views

Service Code: 72052
Performed in an office
62
times performed,
3% of his services

11th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

62
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,074an average of $66 per time performed $1,009
an average of $16 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72040
Performed in an office
50
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 53rd

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

36
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,125an average of $43 per time performed $401
an average of $8 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
49
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 26th

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

48
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$19,451an average of $397 per time performed $4,046
an average of $83 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
47
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 18th

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

41
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,718an average of $207 per time performed $2,073
an average of $44 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
39
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 48th

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

39
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$36,426an average of $934 per time performed $7,650
an average of $196 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
38
times performed,
2% of his services

16th 29th

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

38
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$30,742an average of $809 per time performed $6,481
an average of $171 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: 22552
Performed in a facility
37
times performed,
2% of his services

17th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

30
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,437an average of $201 per time performed $1,595
an average of $43 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
35
times performed,
2% of his services

18th 52nd

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

35
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$30,625an average of $875 per time performed $6,503
an average of $186 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Insertion of posterior spinal instrumentation at base of ... +

Insertion of posterior spinal instrumentation at base of neck for stabilization, 1 interspace ×

Service Code: 22840
Performed in a facility
31
times performed,
1% of his services

19th 59th

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

31
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$12,059an average of $389 per time performed $2,589
an average of $84 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of upper spine, 4 or 5 views

Service Code: 72050
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
1% of his services

20th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

28
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,131an average of $39 per time performed $260
an average of $9 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
26
times performed,
1% of his services

21st 19th

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

26
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,422an average of $247 per time performed $1,745
an average of $67 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of middle spine, 3 views

Service Code: 72070
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
1% of his services

22nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$762an average of $35 per time performed $183
an average of $8 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
20
times performed,
0.91% of his services

23rd 61st

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)
$7,540an average of $377 per time performed $1,615
an average of $81 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
19
times performed,
0.87% of his services

24th 28th

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,439an average of $181 per time performed $862
an average of $45 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
19
times performed,
0.87% of his services

25th 8th

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$2,014an average of $106 per time performed $531
an average of $28 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of middle and lower spine, 2 views

Service Code: 72080
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.64% of his services

26th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$528an average of $38 per time performed $116
an average of $8 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

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

Insertion of anterior spinal instrumentation for spinal stabilization, 4 to 7 vertebral segments ×

Service Code: 22846
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.5% of his services

27th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,301an average of $391 per time performed $922
an average of $84 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 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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