Treatment Tracker

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, $995 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 59 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
416
Rank: 89th
out of 276 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
32,188
Rank: 79th
out of 276 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
77.4 This Provider
Avg 59.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$472K
Rank: 91st
out of 276 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$1,135 This Provider
Avg $995

Note: About 49% 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 79 different services in 2015
(31 were redacted as they were performed on less than 11 patients)

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
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
4,160
times performed,
13% of his services

1st 10th

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

58
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$108,160.00an average of $26.00 per time performed $40,643.20
an average of $9.77 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, denosumab, 1 mg

Service Code: J0897
Performed in an office
1,691
times performed,
5% of his services

2nd 5th

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

25
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$48,717.71an average of $28.81 per time performed $19,480.32
an average of $11.52 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
1,043
times performed,
3% of his services

3rd 6th

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

348
patients got this service, 84% of his patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$214,858.00an average of $206.00 per time performed $75,846.96
an average of $72.72 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
907
times performed,
3% of his services

4th 11th

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

361
patients got this service, 87% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$5,442.00an average of $6.00 per time performed $2,566.81
an average of $2.83 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
870
times performed,
3% of his services

5th 14th

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

358
patients got this service, 86% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$12,180.00an average of $14.00 per time performed $5,794.20
an average of $6.66 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
870
times performed,
3% of his services

6th 20th

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

356
patients got this service, 86% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$8,700.00an average of $10.00 per time performed $3,958.50
an average of $4.55 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
864
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 15th

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

353
patients got this service, 85% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$25,056.00an average of $29.00 per time performed $10,082.88
an average of $11.67 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
855
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 12th

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

355
patients got this service, 85% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$17,955.00an average of $21.00 per time performed $8,575.65
an average of $10.03 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Analysis of substance using immunoassay technique

Service Code: 83516
Performed in an office
698
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 35th

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

289
patients got this service, 69% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$22,336.00an average of $32.00 per time performed $10,442.08
an average of $14.96 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Measurement of antibody for assessment of autoimmune diso... +

Measurement of antibody for assessment of autoimmune disorder ×

Service Code: 86235
Performed in an office
504
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 13th

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

53
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$24,696.00an average of $49.00 per time performed $11,506.32
an average of $22.83 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Measurement of complement (immune system proteins)

Service Code: 86160
Performed in an office
398
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 32nd

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

266
patients got this service, 64% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$13,134.00an average of $33.00 per time performed $6,113.28
an average of $15.36 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Rheumatoid factor level

Service Code: 86431
Performed in an office
349
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 34th

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

289
patients got this service, 69% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,584.00an average of $16.00 per time performed $2,568.64
an average of $7.36 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Measurement of antibody for rheumatoid arthritis assessment +

Measurement of antibody for rheumatoid arthritis assessment ×

Service Code: 86200
Performed in an office
346
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 36th

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

285
patients got this service, 69% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$12,456.00an average of $36.00 per time performed $5,809.34
an average of $16.79 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Screening test for autoimmune disorder

Service Code: 86038
Performed in an office
345
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 48th

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

273
patients got this service, 66% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$11,385.00an average of $33.00 per time performed $5,378.55
an average of $15.59 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Creatine kinase (cardiac enzyme) level

Service Code: 82550
Performed in an office
276
times performed,
0.86% of his services

15th 43rd

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

201
patients got this service, 48% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$4,968.00an average of $18.00 per time performed $1,399.32
an average of $5.07 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Vitamin d-3 level

Service Code: 82306
Performed in an office
239
times performed,
0.74% of his services

16th 39th

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

229
patients got this service, 55% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$17,686.00an average of $74.00 per time performed $8,350.66
an average of $34.94 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of hand, 2 views

Service Code: 73120
Performed in an office
217
times performed,
0.67% of his services

17th 64th

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

109
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,501.00an average of $53.00 per time performed $3,973.27
an average of $18.31 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 an office
183
times performed,
0.57% of his services

18th 28th

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

96
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$32,574.00an average of $178.00 per time performed $12,623.34
an average of $68.98 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
176
times performed,
0.55% of his services

19th 82nd

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

90
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,208.00an average of $58.00 per time performed $3,620.32
an average of $20.57 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
165
times performed,
0.51% of his services

20th 29th

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

113
patients got this service, 27% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,815.00an average of $11.00 per time performed $793.65
an average of $4.81 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of foot, 2 views

Service Code: 73620
Performed in an office
165
times performed,
0.51% of his services

21st 94th

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

83
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,580.00an average of $52.00 per time performed $3,017.85
an average of $18.29 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
158
times performed,
0.49% of his services

22nd 26th

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

158
patients got this service, 38% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$49,479.28an average of $313.16 per time performed $18,095.74
an average of $114.53 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81000
Performed in an office
116
times performed,
0.36% of his services

23rd 60th

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

82
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$1,044.00an average of $9.00 per time performed $479.08
an average of $4.13 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
107
times performed,
0.33% of his services

24th 21st

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

29
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$14,552.00an average of $136.00 per time performed $5,503.01
an average of $51.43 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Bone density measurement using dedicated x-ray machine

Service Code: 77080
Performed in an office
104
times performed,
0.32% of his services

25th 44th

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

104
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,568.00an average of $92.00 per time performed $3,808.48
an average of $36.62 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Uric acid level, blood

Service Code: 84550
Performed in an office
103
times performed,
0.32% of his services

26th 31st

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

87
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$1,236.00an average of $12.00 per time performed $371.83
an average of $3.61 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
91
times performed,
0.28% of his services

27th 19th

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

48
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$11,424.14an average of $125.54 per time performed $3,918.46
an average of $43.06 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
78
times performed,
0.24% of his services

28th 49th

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

75
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$3,588.00an average of $46.00 per time performed $1,726.14
an average of $22.13 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein up to 1 hour

Service Code: 96413
Performed in an office
71
times performed,
0.22% of his services

29th 17th

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

11
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
6.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.3)
$17,466.00an average of $246.00 per time performed $6,305.51
an average of $88.81 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Measurement of dna antibody

Service Code: 86225
Performed in an office
61
times performed,
0.19% of his services

30th 46th

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

53
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,318.00an average of $38.00 per time performed $1,065.06
an average of $17.46 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
60
times performed,
0.19% of his services

31st 9th

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

43
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$8,340.00an average of $139.00 per time performed $2,776.80
an average of $46.28 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroxine (thyroid chemical) measurement

Service Code: 84436
Performed in an office
53
times performed,
0.16% of his services

32nd 107th

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

51
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,007.00an average of $19.00 per time performed $459.51
an average of $8.67 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroid hormone evaluation

Service Code: 84479
Performed in an office
51
times performed,
0.16% of his services

33rd 150th

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

50
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$918.00an average of $18.00 per time performed $415.65
an average of $8.15 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
47
times performed,
0.15% of his services

34th 23rd

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

39
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$2,209.00an average of $47.00 per time performed $718.63
an average of $15.29 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Measurement of substance using immunoassay technique

Service Code: 83520
Performed in an office
46
times performed,
0.14% of his services

35th 59th

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

46
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,610.00an average of $35.00 per time performed $794.42
an average of $17.27 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Collagen cross links test, (urine test to evaluate bone h... +

Collagen cross links test, (urine test to evaluate bone health) ×

Service Code: 82523
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
0.11% of his services

36th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

33
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,785.00an average of $51.00 per time performed $872.20
an average of $24.92 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Osteocalcin (bone protein) level

Service Code: 83937
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
0.11% of his services

37th 121st

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

33
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$2,730.00an average of $78.00 per time performed $1,328.95
an average of $37.97 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Drug screen, qualitative; multiple drug classes by high c... +

Drug screen, qualitative; multiple drug classes by high complexity test method (e.g., immunoassay, enzyme assay), per patient encounter ×

Service Code: G0431
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
0.11% of his services

38th 77th

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

19
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$6,630.00an average of $195.00 per time performed $2,520.08
an average of $74.12 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Beta 2 glycoprotein 1 antibody (autoantibody) measurement +

Beta 2 glycoprotein 1 antibody (autoantibody) measurement ×

Service Code: 86146
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.1% of his services

39th 78th

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

30
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$726.00an average of $22.00 per time performed $336.27
an average of $10.19 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Cardiolipin antibody (tissue antibody) measurement

Service Code: 86147
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.1% of his services

40th 67th

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

30
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$726.00an average of $22.00 per time performed $336.27
an average of $10.19 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
32
times performed,
0.1% of his services

41st 106th

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

18
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$448.00an average of $14.00 per time performed $220.80
an average of $6.90 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Antibody identification test for white blood cell antibodies +

Antibody identification test for white blood cell antibodies ×

Service Code: 86021
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.1% of his services

42nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

22
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,271.00an average of $41.00 per time performed $622.48
an average of $20.08 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Parathormone (parathyroid hormone) level

Service Code: 83970
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.09% of his services

43rd 131st

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

28
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,277.00an average of $113.00 per time performed $1,541.35
an average of $53.15 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Tuberculosis test

Service Code: 86480
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.08% of his services

44th 105th

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

27
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,563.00an average of $169.00 per time performed $2,154.87
an average of $79.81 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.05% of his services

45th 91st

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

11
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,020.00an average of $60.00 per time performed $340.51
an average of $20.03 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 (fluvirin) ×

Service Code: Q2037
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.04% of his services

46th 130th

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$438.06an average of $31.29 per time performed $216.30
an average of $15.45 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.04% of his services

47th 58th

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$658.00an average of $47.00 per time performed $328.02
an average of $23.43 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of both hips minimum 2 views

Service Code: 73520
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.04% of his services

48th 154th

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

12
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$948.00an average of $79.00 per time performed $320.76
an average of $26.73 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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Average for Rheumatology Providers in Texas

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.

Incorrect Info? If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected]. Here's a link to Medicare's data on this provider.

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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