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

Number of
Patients
479
Rank: 70th
out of 276 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
45,371
Rank: 57th
out of 276 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
94.7 This Provider
Avg 59.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$418K
Rank: 102nd
out of 276 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$872 This Provider
Avg $995

Note: About 67% 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 72 different services in 2015
(45 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
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
1,153
times performed,
3% of his services

1st 6th

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

426
patients got this service, 89% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$220,223.00an average of $191.00 per time performed $84,399.60
an average of $73.20 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
680
times performed,
1% of his services

2nd 11th

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

285
patients got this service, 59% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$4,760.00an average of $7.00 per time performed $1,985.60
an average of $2.92 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
624
times performed,
1% of his services

3rd 15th

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

262
patients got this service, 55% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$16,224.00an average of $26.00 per time performed $8,424.00
an average of $13.50 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
619
times performed,
1% of his services

4th 12th

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

255
patients got this service, 53% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$11,761.00an average of $19.00 per time performed $6,381.89
an average of $10.31 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
410
times performed,
0.9% of his services

5th 14th

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

240
patients got this service, 50% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$5,330.00an average of $13.00 per time performed $2,808.50
an average of $6.85 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein up to 1 hour

Service Code: 96413
Performed in an office
130
times performed,
0.29% of his services

6th 17th

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

25
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
5.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.3)
$41,730.00an average of $321.00 per time performed $13,416.00
an average of $103.20 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Rheumatoid factor level

Service Code: 86431
Performed in an office
113
times performed,
0.25% of his services

7th 34th

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

110
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,582.00an average of $14.00 per time performed $855.41
an average of $7.57 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: 85652
Performed in an office
100
times performed,
0.22% of his services

8th 24th

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

54
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$700.00an average of $7.00 per time performed $361.00
an average of $3.61 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
93
times performed,
0.2% of his services

9th 8th

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

21
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$306.90an average of $3.30 per time performed $129.27
an average of $1.39 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
81
times performed,
0.18% of his services

10th 13th

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

17
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$3,564.00an average of $44.00 per time performed $1,937.52
an average of $23.92 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
72
times performed,
0.16% of his services

11th 36th

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

72
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,240.00an average of $45.00 per time performed $1,243.44
an average of $17.27 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
59
times performed,
0.13% of his services

12th 26th

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

59
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$17,346.00an average of $294.00 per time performed $6,138.95
an average of $104.05 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Creatine kinase (cardiac enzyme) level

Service Code: 82550
Performed in an office
51
times performed,
0.11% of his services

13th 43rd

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

37
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$816.00an average of $16.00 per time performed $276.93
an average of $5.43 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81001
Performed in an office
45
times performed,
0.1% of his services

14th 50th

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

35
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$360.00an average of $8.00 per time performed $182.70
an average of $4.06 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein

Service Code: 96415
Performed in an office
42
times performed,
0.09% of his services

15th 22nd

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.4)
$3,024.00an average of $72.00 per time performed $917.70
an average of $21.85 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Screening test for autoimmune disorder

Service Code: 86038
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.09% of his services

16th 48th

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

39
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,160.00an average of $29.00 per time performed $630.00
an average of $15.75 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
33
times performed,
0.07% of his services

17th 19th

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

29
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$5,181.00an average of $157.00 per time performed $1,455.63
an average of $44.11 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Uric acid level, blood

Service Code: 84550
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.07% of his services

18th 31st

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

26
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$330.00an average of $11.00 per time performed $138.90
an average of $4.63 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 35 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 35 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99233
Performed in a facility
23
times performed,
0.05% of his services

19th 122nd

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.8)
$4,301.00an average of $187.00 per time performed $1,863.69
an average of $81.03 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.05% of his services

20th 58th

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

21
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$840.00an average of $40.00 per time performed $522.06
an average of $24.86 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle

Service Code: 90662
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.04% of his services

21st 147th

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

19
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$855.00an average of $45.00 per time performed $676.21
an average of $35.59 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.04% of his services

22nd 49th

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

17
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$697.00an average of $41.00 per time performed $359.55
an average of $21.15 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Measurement of dna antibody

Service Code: 86225
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.03% of his services

23rd 46th

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$495.00an average of $33.00 per time performed $274.80
an average of $18.32 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Measurement of complement (immune system proteins)

Service Code: 86160
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.03% of his services

24th 32nd

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

12
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$435.00an average of $29.00 per time performed $240.00
an average of $16.00 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroxine (thyroid chemical) measurement

Service Code: 84439
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.03% of his services

25th 164th

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)
$308.00an average of $22.00 per time performed $156.80
an average of $11.20 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99222
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
0.03% of his services

26th 203rd

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)
$3,430.00an average of $245.00 per time performed $1,491.14
an average of $106.51 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Vitamin d-3 level

Service Code: 82306
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.02% of his services

27th 39th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$726.00an average of $66.00 per time performed $398.64
an average of $36.24 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.

Claudio Straus Lehmann
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.

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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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