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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, $334 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 8 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
516
Rank: 29th
out of 76 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
2,313
Rank: 38th
out of 76 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
4.5 This Provider
Avg 8.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$162K
Rank: 28th
out of 76 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$314 This Provider
Avg $334

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 74 different services in 2015
(49 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
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into lower or sacral spine

Service Code: 62311
Performed in a facility
361
times performed,
16% of his services

1st 6th

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

221
patients got this service, 43% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$288,034.68an average of $797.88 per time performed $23,302.55
an average of $64.55 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Destruction of lower or sacral spinal facet joint nerves ... +

Destruction of lower or sacral spinal facet joint nerves with imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64636
Performed in a facility
133
times performed,
6% of his services

2nd 35th

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

41
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$54,279.96an average of $408.12 per time performed $6,239.03
an average of $46.91 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
129
times performed,
6% of his services

3rd 2nd

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

108
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.9)
$35,475.00an average of $275.00 per time performed $6,603.51
an average of $51.19 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 a facility
125
times performed,
5% of his services

4th 34th

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

125
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$37,523.75an average of $300.19 per time performed $7,056.25
an average of $56.45 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injection procedure into sacroiliac joint for anesthetic ... +

Injection procedure into sacroiliac joint for anesthetic or steroid ×

Service Code: 27096
Performed in a facility
122
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 24th

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

86
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$68,072.34an average of $557.97 per time performed $7,099.18
an average of $58.19 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64493
Performed in a facility
111
times performed,
5% of his services

6th 29th

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

86
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$70,834.65an average of $638.15 per time performed $10,340.76
an average of $93.16 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64494
Performed in a facility
98
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 36th

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

78
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$37,263.52an average of $380.24 per time performed $5,472.32
an average of $55.84 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of upper or middle spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of upper or middle spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64490
Performed in a facility
93
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 59th

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

71
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$67,267.83an average of $723.31 per time performed $8,879.64
an average of $95.48 per time performed
medical

Aspiration and/or injection of major joint or joint capsu... +

Aspiration and/or injection of major joint or joint capsule with recording and reporting using ultrasound guidance ×

Service Code: 20611
Performed in a facility
89
times performed,
4% of his services

9th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

47
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$43,100.03an average of $484.27 per time performed $4,280.90
an average of $48.10 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into upper or middle spine

Service Code: 62310
Performed in a facility
87
times performed,
4% of his services

10th 30th

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

66
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$69,941.91an average of $803.93 per time performed $6,858.21
an average of $78.83 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of upper or middle spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of upper or middle spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64491
Performed in a facility
86
times performed,
4% of his services

11th 68th

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

67
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$41,001.36an average of $476.76 per time performed $4,774.72
an average of $55.52 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower o... +

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower or sacral spine nerve root using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64483
Performed in a facility
85
times performed,
4% of his services

12th 15th

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

63
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$71,597.20an average of $842.32 per time performed $7,179.95
an average of $84.47 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Destruction of lower or sacral spinal facet joint nerves ... +

Destruction of lower or sacral spinal facet joint nerves using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64635
Performed in a facility
74
times performed,
3% of his services

13th 46th

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

41
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$84,445.84an average of $1,141.16 per time performed $12,939.64
an average of $174.86 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Moderate sedation services by physician also performing a... +

Moderate sedation services by physician also performing a procedure, patient 5 years of age or older, first 30 minutes ×

Service Code: 99144
Performed in a facility
72
times performed,
3% of his services

14th 69th

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

46
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$10,800.00an average of $150.00 per time performed $2,261.52
an average of $31.41 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64495
Performed in a facility
67
times performed,
3% of his services

15th 53rd

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

56
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$25,297.86an average of $377.58 per time performed $3,831.73
an average of $57.19 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 a facility
63
times performed,
3% of his services

16th 41st

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

48
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$14,055.30an average of $223.10 per time performed $1,518.93
an average of $24.11 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of upper or middle spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of upper or middle spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64492
Performed in a facility
58
times performed,
3% of his services

17th 87th

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

49
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$27,939.76an average of $481.72 per time performed $3,318.18
an average of $57.21 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Destruction of upper or middle spinal facet joint nerves ... +

Destruction of upper or middle spinal facet joint nerves with imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64634
Performed in a facility
57
times performed,
2% of his services

18th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

21
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$19,246.62an average of $337.66 per time performed $3,010.74
an average of $52.82 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 5 minutes ×

Service Code: 99211
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
2% of his services

19th 19th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
3.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$5,000.00an average of $125.00 per time performed $390.00
an average of $9.75 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 a facility
34
times performed,
1% of his services

20th 4th

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

26
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$7,280.08an average of $214.12 per time performed $1,130.16
an average of $33.24 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Implantation of spinal neurostimulator electrodes, access... +

Implantation of spinal neurostimulator electrodes, accessed through the skin ×

Service Code: 63650
Performed in a facility
34
times performed,
1% of his services

21st 86th

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$108,800.00an average of $3,200.00 per time performed $8,012.78
an average of $235.67 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of trigger points in 1 or 2 muscles

Service Code: 20552
Performed in a facility
32
times performed,
1% of his services

22nd 93rd

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

25
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$5,760.00an average of $180.00 per time performed $486.40
an average of $15.20 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Destruction of upper or middle spinal facet joint nerves ... +

Destruction of upper or middle spinal facet joint nerves using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64633
Performed in a facility
32
times performed,
1% of his services

23rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

22
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$34,592.96an average of $1,081.03 per time performed $5,541.76
an average of $173.18 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
25
times performed,
1% of his services

24th 22nd

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

25
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,500.00an average of $300.00 per time performed $1,737.50
an average of $69.50 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Fluoroscopic guidance for insertion of needle

Service Code: 77002
Performed in a facility
22
times performed,
0.95% of his services

25th 66th

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

20
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$9,375.08an average of $426.14 per time performed $374.66
an average of $17.03 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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Richard M. Wolkowitz
Average for Pain Medicine Providers in Missouri

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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