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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, $144 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
589
Rank: 4th
out of 228 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
1,871
Rank: 11th
out of 228 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
3.2 This Provider
Avg 2.8
Total Paid
by Medicare
$77.9K
Rank: 5th
out of 228 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$132 This Provider
Avg $144

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 52 different services in 2015
(27 were redacted as they were performed on less than 11 patients)

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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
371
times performed,
20% of his services

1st 3rd

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

285
patients got this service, 48% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$65,667.00an average of $177.00 per time performed $15,953.00
an average of $43.00 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72110
Performed in an office
233
times performed,
12% of his services

2nd 24th

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

224
patients got this service, 38% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$14,795.50an average of $63.50 per time performed $2,684.16
an average of $11.52 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
160
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd 22nd

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

134
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$7,998.40an average of $49.99 per time performed $1,206.40
an average of $7.54 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
117
times performed,
6% of his services

4th 11th

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

46
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$12,868.83an average of $109.99 per time performed $2,687.49
an average of $22.97 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
116
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 9th

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

116
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$30,624.00an average of $264.00 per time performed $7,820.72
an average of $67.42 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
103
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 6th

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

103
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$26,780.00an average of $260.00 per time performed $6,927.78
an average of $67.26 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
77
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 25th

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

50
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,695.00an average of $35.00 per time performed $374.99
an average of $4.87 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
70
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 17th

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

35
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,967.80an average of $199.54 per time performed $2,907.80
an average of $41.54 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of upper spine, 6 or more views

Service Code: 72052
Performed in an office
63
times performed,
3% of his services

9th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

63
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,904.74an average of $61.98 per time performed $950.04
an average of $15.08 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
62
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 4th

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

50
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$16,170.22an average of $260.81 per time performed $2,504.80
an average of $40.40 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72040
Performed in an office
57
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 52nd

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

45
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,861.97an average of $50.21 per time performed $424.65
an average of $7.45 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
53
times performed,
3% of his services

12th 14th

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

50
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$29,733.00an average of $561.00 per time performed $3,840.38
an average of $72.46 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
35
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 32nd

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

35
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$12,244.05an average of $349.83 per time performed $2,857.40
an average of $81.64 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
31
times performed,
2% of his services

14th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

22
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,231.00an average of $201.00 per time performed $1,362.76
an average of $43.96 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
29
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 16th

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

23
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,069.12an average of $209.28 per time performed $1,259.47
an average of $43.43 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of upper spine, 4 or 5 views

Service Code: 72050
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
1% of his services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

27
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,334.07an average of $49.41 per time performed $316.17
an average of $11.71 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
26
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 48th

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)
$25,874.94an average of $995.19 per time performed $4,668.30
an average of $179.55 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
24
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 28th

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)
$5,928.00an average of $247.00 per time performed $1,526.16
an average of $63.59 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
24
times performed,
1% of his services

19th 37th

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

23
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$19,416.00an average of $809.00 per time performed $4,097.52
an average of $170.73 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
23
times performed,
1% of his services

20th 50th

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

23
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$21,484.99an average of $934.13 per time performed $4,341.94
an average of $188.78 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of middle spine, 3 views

Service Code: 72070
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
1% of his services

21st 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
$656.04an average of $31.24 per time performed $129.36
an average of $6.16 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
16
times performed,
0.86% of his services

22nd 7th

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: 1.9)
$1,696.00an average of $106.00 per time performed $439.68
an average of $27.48 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,
0.86% of his services

23rd 54th

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)
$6,336.96an average of $396.06 per time performed $1,287.68
an average of $80.48 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
13
times performed,
0.69% of his services

24th 34th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,353.00an average of $181.00 per time performed $564.33
an average of $43.41 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
12
times performed,
0.64% of his services

25th 61st

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)
$4,059.96an average of $338.33 per time performed $1,001.88
an average of $83.49 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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