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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, $943 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 62 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
995
Rank: 21st
out of 269 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
87,125
Rank: 36th
out of 269 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
87.6 This Provider
Avg 61.6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$1.29M
Rank: 29th
out of 269 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$1,292 This Provider
Avg $943

Note: About 80% 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 45 different services in 2015
(16 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

Injection, tocilizumab, 1 mg

Service Code: J3262
Performed in an office
31,800
times performed,
36% of his services

1st 2nd

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
3.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.8)
$254,400.00an average of $8.00 per time performed $95,082.00
an average of $2.99 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, denosumab, 1 mg

Service Code: J0897
Performed in an office
10,140
times performed,
12% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

111
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$299,231.40an average of $29.51 per time performed $117,421.20
an average of $11.58 per time performed
drug

Injection, golimumab, 1 mg, for intravenous use

Service Code: J1602
Performed in an office
7,700
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd 7th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$369,600.00an average of $48.00 per time performed $141,680.00
an average of $18.40 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, abatacept, 10 mg (code may be used for medicar... +

Injection, abatacept, 10 mg (code may be used for medicare when drug administered under the direct supervision of a physician, not for use when drug is self administered) ×

Service Code: J0129
Performed in an office
6,025
times performed,
7% of his services

4th 4th

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
3.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.4)
$419,099.00an average of $69.56 per time performed $164,723.50
an average of $27.34 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection infliximab, 10 mg

Service Code: J1745
Performed in an office
5,220
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 5th

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

25
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
4.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4)
$788,324.40an average of $151.02 per time performed $293,468.40
an average of $56.22 per time performed
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
1,344
times performed,
2% of his services

6th 14th

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$32,780.16an average of $24.39 per time performed $13,117.44
an average of $9.76 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
941
times performed,
1% of his services

7th 6th

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

387
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$201,355.18an average of $213.98 per time performed $71,760.66
an average of $76.26 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound of leg or arm

Service Code: 76881
Performed in an office
828
times performed,
0.95% of his services

8th 53rd

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

338
patients got this service, 34% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$191,210.04an average of $230.93 per time performed $70,520.76
an average of $85.17 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
338
times performed,
0.39% of his services

9th 10th

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

107
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
3.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$2,028.00an average of $6.00 per time performed $959.92
an average of $2.84 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein up to 1 hour

Service Code: 96413
Performed in an office
311
times performed,
0.36% of his services

10th 16th

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

77
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.3)
$82,104.00an average of $264.00 per time performed $30,586.85
an average of $98.35 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Infusion, normal saline solution , 250 cc

Service Code: J7050
Performed in an office
309
times performed,
0.35% of his services

11th 26th

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

78
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.1)
$309.00an average of $1.00 per time performed $89.61
an average of $0.29 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Non-hormonal anti-neoplastic chemotherapy beneath the ski... +

Non-hormonal anti-neoplastic chemotherapy beneath the skin or into muscle ×

Service Code: 96401
Performed in an office
292
times performed,
0.34% of his services

12th 12th

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

139
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.1)
$42,772.16an average of $146.48 per time performed $16,430.84
an average of $56.27 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
264
times performed,
0.3% of his services

13th 9th

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

166
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$38,005.44an average of $143.96 per time performed $14,390.64
an average of $54.51 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
241
times performed,
0.28% of his services

14th 13th

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

108
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$29,505.63an average of $122.43 per time performed $12,705.52
an average of $52.72 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Bone density measurement using dedicated x-ray machine

Service Code: 77080
Performed in an office
236
times performed,
0.27% of his services

15th 30th

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

236
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$35,400.00an average of $150.00 per time performed $9,350.32
an average of $39.62 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
233
times performed,
0.27% of his services

16th 35th

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

108
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$2,842.60an average of $12.20 per time performed $1,155.68
an average of $4.96 per time performed
drug

Injection, zoledronic acid, 1 mg

Service Code: J3489
Performed in an office
195
times performed,
0.22% of his services

17th 39th

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

39
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$22,105.20an average of $113.36 per time performed $5,382.00
an average of $27.60 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein

Service Code: 96415
Performed in an office
151
times performed,
0.17% of his services

18th 23rd

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

37
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
3.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.6)
$8,305.00an average of $55.00 per time performed $3,047.18
an average of $20.18 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 4... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 45 minutes ×

Service Code: 99204
Performed in an office
104
times performed,
0.12% of his services

19th 21st

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

104
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$34,411.52an average of $330.88 per time performed $11,819.60
an average of $113.65 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
83
times performed,
0.1% of his services

20th 27th

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

75
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$23,757.92an average of $286.24 per time performed $7,900.77
an average of $95.19 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
71
times performed,
0.08% of his services

21st 15th

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

42
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$501.26an average of $7.06 per time performed $190.28
an average of $2.68 per time performed
drug
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Methotrexate sodium, 5 mg

Service Code: J9250
Performed in an office
47
times performed,
0.05% of his services

22nd 11th

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 10.8)
$47.00an average of $1.00 per time performed $8.46
an average of $0.18 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of small joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of small joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20600
Performed in an office
44
times performed,
0.05% of his services

23rd 68th

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

29
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$4,330.04an average of $98.41 per time performed $1,426.92
an average of $32.43 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Injection of different drug or substance into a vein for ... +

Injection of different drug or substance into a vein for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96375
Performed in an office
42
times performed,
0.05% of his services

24th 55th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.1)
$1,848.00an average of $44.00 per time performed $518.28
an average of $12.34 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosi... +

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosis up to 1 hour ×

Service Code: 96365
Performed in an office
41
times performed,
0.05% of his services

25th 93rd

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

41
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$5,589.94an average of $136.34 per time performed $2,138.56
an average of $52.16 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of medium joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of medium joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20605
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.03% of his services

26th 83rd

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

21
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,929.00an average of $101.00 per time performed $1,216.26
an average of $41.94 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 6... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 60 minutes ×

Service Code: 99205
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.03% of his services

27th 40th

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

23
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,490.95an average of $412.65 per time performed $3,502.44
an average of $152.28 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 20 mg

Service Code: J1020
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.02% of his services

28th 50th

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$137.97an average of $6.57 per time performed $45.36
an average of $2.16 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
19
times performed,
0.02% of his services

29th 20th

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$934.04an average of $49.16 per time performed $349.41
an average of $18.39 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.

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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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