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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $196 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
351
Rank: 894th
out of 2,229 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
10,120
Rank: 43rd
out of 2,229 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
28.8 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 5.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$205K
Rank: 97th
out of 2,229 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$585 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $196

Note: About 33% 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.

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 patients within 30 days before or after this provider in 2014.

Patients saw before

LAWRENCE VARNER M.D.

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 89 different services in 2014
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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, denosumab, 1 mg

Service Code: J0897
Performed in an office
5,220
times performed,
52% of his services

1st 12th

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

49
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$156,287an average of $30 per time performed $58,464
an average of $11 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
610
times performed,
6% of his services

2nd 13th

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

221
patients got this service, 63% of his patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.3)
$23,772an average of $39 per time performed $8,540
an average of $14 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
553
times performed,
5% of his services

3rd 1st

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

279
patients got this service, 79% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$109,970an average of $199 per time performed $36,288
an average of $66 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
520
times performed,
5% of his services

4th 6th

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

313
patients got this service, 89% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$23,400an average of $45 per time performed $7,145
an average of $14 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood glucose (sugar) level

Service Code: 82947
Performed in an office
520
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 37th

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

312
patients got this service, 89% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$10,384an average of $20 per time performed $3,146
an average of $6 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
326
times performed,
3% of his services

6th 25th

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

217
patients got this service, 62% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$87,580an average of $269 per time performed $30,135
an average of $92 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urinalysis, manual test

Service Code: 81002
Performed in an office
259
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 19th

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

195
patients got this service, 56% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,072an average of $8 per time performed $886
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
245
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 5th

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

235
patients got this service, 67% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,594an average of $43 per time performed $5,858
an average of $24 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
215
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 7th

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

21
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
9.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.9)
$4,300an average of $20 per time performed $1,131
an average of $5 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle

Service Code: 90662
Performed in an office
207
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 23rd

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

207
patients got this service, 59% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$15,525an average of $75 per time performed $6,612
an average of $32 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
200
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 3rd

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

61
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
3.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$3,000an average of $15 per time performed $586
an average of $3 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
86
times performed,
0.85% of his services

12th 2nd

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

71
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$11,550an average of $134 per time performed $4,068
an average of $47 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
84
times performed,
0.83% of his services

13th 15th

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

26
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
3.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$3,770an average of $45 per time performed $1,413
an average of $17 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Annual wellness visit, includes a personalized prevention... +

Annual wellness visit, includes a personalized prevention plan of service (pps), subsequent visit ×

Service Code: G0439
Performed in an office
79
times performed,
0.78% of his services

14th 22nd

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

79
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$16,748an average of $212 per time performed $8,682
an average of $110 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Annual depression screening, 15 minutes

Service Code: G0444
Performed in an office
79
times performed,
0.78% of his services

15th 141st

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

79
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,975an average of $25 per time performed $1,364
an average of $17 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
73
times performed,
0.72% of his services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

50
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,030an average of $110 per time performed $3,957
an average of $54 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretat... +

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93000
Performed in an office
66
times performed,
0.65% of his services

17th 21st

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

64
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,630an average of $55 per time performed $716
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Annual, face-to-face intensive behavioral therapy for car... +

Annual, face-to-face intensive behavioral therapy for cardiovascular disease, individual, 15 minutes ×

Service Code: G0446
Performed in an office
65
times performed,
0.64% of his services

18th 170th

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

65
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,275an average of $35 per time performed $1,639
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement and graphic recording of total and timed exha... +

Measurement and graphic recording of total and timed exhaled air capacity ×

Service Code: 94010
Performed in an office
63
times performed,
0.62% of his services

19th 122nd

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

60
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,347an average of $69 per time performed $1,597
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Stool analysis for blood

Service Code: 82274
Performed in an office
46
times performed,
0.45% of his services

20th 156th

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

44
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,065an average of $45 per time performed $978
an average of $21 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 2-14 skin growths

Service Code: 17003
Performed in an office
45
times performed,
0.44% of his services

21st 60th

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

11
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$4,596an average of $102 per time performed $345
an average of $8 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
0.35% of his services

22nd 82nd

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

15
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$390an average of $11 per time performed $80
an average of $2 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
32
times performed,
0.32% of his services

23rd 76th

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

26
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$544an average of $17 per time performed $152
an average of $5 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
29
times performed,
0.29% of his services

24th 38th

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

28
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$435an average of $15 per time performed $123
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Annual wellness visit; includes a personalized prevention... +

Annual wellness visit; includes a personalized prevention plan of service (pps), initial visit ×

Service Code: G0438
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.24% of his services

25th 41st

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

24
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,600an average of $275 per time performed $3,944
an average of $164 per time performed
drug
NA

Vaccine for influenza administered into muscle to individ... +

Vaccine for influenza administered into muscle to individuals 3 years of age and older ×

Service Code: 90686
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.23% of his services

26th 107th

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

23
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,265an average of $55 per time performed $414
an average of $18 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.23% of his services

27th 87th

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

20
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$3,585an average of $156 per time performed $1,188
an average of $52 per time performed
medical
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Removal of impact ear wax, one ear

Service Code: 69210
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.23% of his services

28th 94th

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

18
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,231an average of $97 per time performed $712
an average of $31 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
20
times performed,
0.2% of his services

29th 18th

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

16
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$1,620an average of $81 per time performed $538
an average of $27 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health ... +

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health services under a home health plan of care (patient not present), including contacts with home health agency and review of reports of patient status required by physicians to affirm the initial imple ×

Service Code: G0180
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.19% of his services

30th 75th

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

18
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,945an average of $155 per time performed $782
an average of $41 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.18% of his services

31st 28th

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

18
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$659an average of $37 per time performed $415
an average of $23 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 (fluzone) ×

Service Code: Q2038
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.17% of his services

32nd 26th

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

17
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$595an average of $35 per time performed $201
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Smoking and tobacco cessation counseling visit for the as... +

Smoking and tobacco cessation counseling visit for the asymptomatic patient; intermediate, greater than 3 minutes, up to 10 minutes ×

Service Code: G0436
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.17% of his services

33rd 223rd

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

15
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$425an average of $25 per time performed $236
an average of $14 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Cervical or vaginal cancer screening; pelvic and clinical... +

Cervical or vaginal cancer screening; pelvic and clinical breast examination ×

Service Code: G0101
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.14% of his services

34th 148th

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

14
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,008an average of $72 per time performed $512
an average of $37 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection ben... +

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection beneath the skin or into muscle, patient 2 years or older ×

Service Code: 90732
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.13% of his services

35th 44th

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

13
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,155an average of $89 per time performed $976
an average of $75 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Smoking and tobacco use intermediate counseling, greater ... +

Smoking and tobacco use intermediate counseling, greater than 3 minutes up to 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99406
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.12% of his services

36th 188th

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

11
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$300an average of $25 per time performed $130
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of up to 14 skin growths

Service Code: 17110
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.11% of his services

37th 233rd

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)
$2,332an average of $212 per time performed $881
an average of $80 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.

Lawrence C Varner
Average for Family Medicine Providers in Virginia

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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