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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, $547 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 11 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
592
Rank: 10th
out of 59 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
22,600
Rank: 3rd
out of 59 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
38.2 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 11
Total Paid
by Medicare
$838K
Rank: 4th
out of 59 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$1,416 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $547

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 73 different services in 2015
(33 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
medical

Opiate(s), drug and metabolites, each procedure

Service Code: G6056
Performed in an office
5,420
times performed,
24% of his services

1st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

342
patients got this service, 58% of his patients
4.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$574,520.00an average of $106.00 per time performed $140,649.00
an average of $25.95 per time performed
medical

Meprobamate

Service Code: G6052
Performed in an office
3,128
times performed,
14% of his services

2nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

344
patients got this service, 58% of his patients
4.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$300,288.00an average of $96.00 per time performed $73,508.00
an average of $23.50 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Chemical analysis

Service Code: 82492
Performed in an office
1,576
times performed,
7% of his services

3rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

343
patients got this service, 58% of his patients
4.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$156,024.00an average of $99.00 per time performed $37,965.84
an average of $24.09 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
1,559
times performed,
7% of his services

4th 6th

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

341
patients got this service, 58% of his patients
4.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$701,550.00an average of $450.00 per time performed $151,191.82
an average of $96.98 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Creatine measurement

Service Code: 82540
Performed in an office
1,536
times performed,
7% of his services

5th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

340
patients got this service, 57% of his patients
4.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$38,400.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $9,492.48
an average of $6.18 per time performed
medical

Alcohol (ethanol); any specimen except breath

Service Code: G6040
Performed in an office
1,528
times performed,
7% of his services

6th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

333
patients got this service, 56% of his patients
4.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$90,152.00an average of $59.00 per time performed $22,018.48
an average of $14.41 per time performed
medical

Dihydrocodeinone

Service Code: G6045
Performed in an office
1,031
times performed,
5% of his services

7th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

258
patients got this service, 44% of his patients
4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$116,503.00an average of $113.00 per time performed $28,393.74
an average of $27.54 per time performed
medical

Benzodiazepines

Service Code: G6031
Performed in an office
776
times performed,
3% of his services

8th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

171
patients got this service, 29% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$78,376.00an average of $101.00 per time performed $19,143.92
an average of $24.67 per time performed
medical

Dihydromorphinone

Service Code: G6046
Performed in an office
761
times performed,
3% of his services

9th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

229
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
3.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$106,540.00an average of $140.00 per time performed $26,087.08
an average of $34.28 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
552
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 2nd

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

281
patients got this service, 47% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$236,774.88an average of $428.94 per time performed $46,561.20
an average of $84.35 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of anesthetic agent, other peripheral nerve or ... +

Injection of anesthetic agent, other peripheral nerve or branch ×

Service Code: 64450
Performed in a facility
502
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 60th

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

106
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$163,576.70an average of $325.85 per time performed $11,455.64
an average of $22.82 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Destruction of peripheral nerve or branch

Service Code: 64640
Performed in a facility
388
times performed,
2% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

92
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$332,341.40an average of $856.55 per time performed $20,657.12
an average of $53.24 per time performed
medical

Amphetamine or methamphetamine

Service Code: G6042
Performed in an office
380
times performed,
2% of his services

13th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

131
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$32,300.00an average of $85.00 per time performed $7,877.40
an average of $20.73 per time performed
medical

Methadone

Service Code: G6053
Performed in an office
337
times performed,
1% of his services

14th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

122
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$29,993.00an average of $89.00 per time performed $7,339.86
an average of $21.78 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
335
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 30th

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

138
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$394,254.80an average of $1,176.88 per time performed $35,097.95
an average of $104.77 per time performed
medical

Cocaine or metabolite

Service Code: G6044
Performed in an office
247
times performed,
1% of his services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

116
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$20,501.00an average of $83.00 per time performed $4,991.87
an average of $20.21 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: 64484
Performed in a facility
214
times performed,
0.95% of his services

17th 37th

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

93
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$76,184.00an average of $356.00 per time performed $8,906.68
an average of $41.62 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Fluoroscopic guidance for insertion of needle

Service Code: 77002
Performed in a facility
184
times performed,
0.81% of his services

18th 79th

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

108
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$75,256.00an average of $409.00 per time performed $4,162.08
an average of $22.62 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
143
times performed,
0.63% of his services

19th 18th

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

143
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$94,523.00an average of $661.00 per time performed $18,482.75
an average of $129.25 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specif... +

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specified, 10 mg ×

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
137
times performed,
0.61% of his services

20th 7th

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

32
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$959.00an average of $7.00 per time performed $190.43
an average of $1.39 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
130
times performed,
0.58% of his services

21st 50th

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

74
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$176,703.80an average of $1,359.26 per time performed $13,933.40
an average of $107.18 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Chemical analysis

Service Code: 82486
Performed in an office
126
times performed,
0.56% of his services

22nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

118
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$12,474.00an average of $99.00 per time performed $3,035.34
an average of $24.09 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
125
times performed,
0.55% of his services

23rd 53rd

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

72
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$84,832.50an average of $678.66 per time performed $7,657.50
an average of $61.26 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
115
times performed,
0.51% of his services

24th 61st

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

101
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$379,280.35an average of $3,298.09 per time performed $30,057.55
an average of $261.37 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
110
times performed,
0.49% of his services

25th 52nd

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

93
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$148,211.80an average of $1,347.38 per time performed $7,656.00
an average of $69.60 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
104
times performed,
0.46% of his services

26th 87th

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

67
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$30,491.76an average of $293.19 per time performed $4,199.52
an average of $40.38 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
97
times performed,
0.43% of his services

27th 76th

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

53
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$137,103.68an average of $1,413.44 per time performed $11,741.85
an average of $121.05 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
97
times performed,
0.43% of his services

28th 80th

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

52
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$68,556.69an average of $706.77 per time performed $6,681.36
an average of $68.88 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
89
times performed,
0.39% of his services

29th 3rd

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

76
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$25,899.00an average of $291.00 per time performed $5,081.90
an average of $57.10 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Fluoroscopic guidance for spine or spinal canal injection +

Fluoroscopic guidance for spine or spinal canal injection ×

Service Code: 77003
Performed in a facility
81
times performed,
0.36% of his services

30th 46th

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

58
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$29,241.00an average of $361.00 per time performed $2,035.53
an average of $25.13 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into upper or middle spine

Service Code: 62310
Performed in a facility
76
times performed,
0.34% of his services

31st 64th

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

34
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$33,440.00an average of $440.00 per time performed $6,643.92
an average of $87.42 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
73
times performed,
0.32% of his services

32nd 95th

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

62
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$239,475.77an average of $3,280.49 per time performed $19,053.73
an average of $261.01 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
73
times performed,
0.32% of his services

33rd 88th

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

59
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$106,261.72an average of $1,455.64 per time performed $5,612.97
an average of $76.89 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity o... +

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity of muscles of arm or leg complete study ×

Service Code: 95886
Performed in an office
70
times performed,
0.31% of his services

34th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

33
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$25,620.00an average of $366.00 per time performed $5,040.00
an average of $72.00 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasonic guidance imaging supervision and interpretatio... +

Ultrasonic guidance imaging supervision and interpretation for insertion of needle ×

Service Code: 76942
Performed in a facility
64
times performed,
0.28% of his services

35th 104th

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

38
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$18,880.00an average of $295.00 per time performed $2,983.04
an average of $46.61 per time performed
medical

Nerve transmission studies, 13 or more studies

Service Code: 95913
Performed in an office
42
times performed,
0.19% of his services

36th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

38
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$51,324.00an average of $1,222.00 per time performed $9,793.14
an average of $233.17 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of trigger points in 1 or 2 muscles

Service Code: 20552
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.08% of his services

37th 71st

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

17
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$4,218.00an average of $222.00 per time performed $806.74
an average of $42.46 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
18
times performed,
0.08% of his services

38th 74th

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

16
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$6,696.00an average of $372.00 per time performed $1,267.74
an average of $70.43 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of anesthetic agent, greater occipital nerve

Service Code: 64405
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.07% of his services

39th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,504.96an average of $531.56 per time performed $933.76
an average of $58.36 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
12
times performed,
0.05% of his services

40th 77th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$8,514.96an average of $709.58 per time performed $844.32
an average of $70.36 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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