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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
930
Rank: 8th
out of 276 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
90,694
Rank: 18th
out of 276 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
97.5 This Provider
Avg 59.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$1.15M
Rank: 24th
out of 276 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$1,238 This Provider
Avg $995

Note: About 73% 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 109 different services in 2015
(61 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
drug

Injection, certolizumab pegol, 1 mg (code may be used for... +

Injection, certolizumab pegol, 1 mg (code may be used for medicare when drug administered under the direct supervision of a physician, not for use when drug is self administered) ×

Service Code: J0717
Performed in an office
36,000
times performed,
40% of his services

1st 1st

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 6.2)
$551,520.00an average of $15.32 per time performed $168,480.00
an average of $4.68 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
6,043
times performed,
7% of his services

2nd 8th

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

521
patients got this service, 56% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$60,430.00an average of $10.00 per time performed $7,916.33
an average of $1.31 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, abatacept, 10 mg (code may be used for medicar... +

Injection, abatacept, 10 mg (code may be used for medicare when drug administered under the direct supervision of a physician, not for use when drug is self administered) ×

Service Code: J0129
Performed in an office
5,575
times performed,
6% of his services

3rd 3rd

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
6.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 6.2)
$501,861.50an average of $90.02 per time performed $115,848.50
an average of $20.78 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection infliximab, 10 mg

Service Code: J1745
Performed in an office
4,941
times performed,
5% of his services

4th 4th

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

22
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
4.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.9)
$1,003,023.00an average of $203.00 per time performed $292,951.89
an average of $59.29 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, denosumab, 1 mg

Service Code: J0897
Performed in an office
2,340
times performed,
3% of his services

5th 5th

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

30
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$91,494.00an average of $39.10 per time performed $26,114.40
an average of $11.16 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
1,876
times performed,
2% of his services

6th 9th

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

768
patients got this service, 83% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$334,772.20an average of $178.45 per time performed $96,032.44
an average of $51.19 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ketorolac tromethamine, per 15 mg

Service Code: J1885
Performed in an office
1,268
times performed,
1% of his services

7th 33rd

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

199
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$1,863.96an average of $1.47 per time performed $595.96
an average of $0.47 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
807
times performed,
0.89% of his services

8th 23rd

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

341
patients got this service, 37% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$50,114.70an average of $62.10 per time performed $14,873.01
an average of $18.43 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
687
times performed,
0.76% of his services

9th 6th

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

357
patients got this service, 38% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$180,770.31an average of $263.13 per time performed $51,717.36
an average of $75.28 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
491
times performed,
0.54% of his services

10th 19th

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

258
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$76,522.35an average of $155.85 per time performed $21,451.79
an average of $43.69 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 125 mg +

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 125 mg ×

Service Code: J2930
Performed in an office
465
times performed,
0.51% of his services

11th 86th

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

27
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$3,255.00an average of $7.00 per time performed $1,167.15
an average of $2.51 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
291
times performed,
0.32% of his services

12th 28th

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

172
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$69,057.21an average of $237.31 per time performed $20,410.74
an average of $70.14 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein up to 1 hour

Service Code: 96413
Performed in an office
236
times performed,
0.26% of his services

13th 17th

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

53
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
4.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.3)
$86,486.92an average of $366.47 per time performed $22,568.68
an average of $95.63 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
220
times performed,
0.24% of his services

14th 21st

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

49
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$41,129.00an average of $186.95 per time performed $12,295.80
an average of $55.89 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of medium joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of medium joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20605
Performed in an office
198
times performed,
0.22% of his services

15th 95th

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

141
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$25,146.00an average of $127.00 per time performed $6,696.36
an average of $33.82 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of hand, 2 views

Service Code: 73120
Performed in an office
175
times performed,
0.19% of his services

16th 64th

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

92
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,551.50an average of $54.58 per time performed $2,329.25
an average of $13.31 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of lower and sacral spine, 2 or 3 views

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
119
times performed,
0.13% of his services

17th 138th

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

117
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,368.08an average of $70.32 per time performed $2,106.30
an average of $17.70 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
116
times performed,
0.13% of his services

18th 26th

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

116
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$46,405.80an average of $400.05 per time performed $13,444.40
an average of $115.90 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein

Service Code: 96415
Performed in an office
115
times performed,
0.13% of his services

19th 22nd

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

28
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
3.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.4)
$9,970.50an average of $86.70 per time performed $2,546.10
an average of $22.14 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
113
times performed,
0.12% of his services

20th 91st

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

80
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,678.30an average of $59.10 per time performed $1,639.63
an average of $14.51 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of both knees, standing, front to back view

Service Code: 73565
Performed in an office
86
times performed,
0.09% of his services

21st 160th

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

86
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,173.08an average of $71.78 per time performed $1,530.80
an average of $17.80 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
84
times performed,
0.09% of his services

22nd 82nd

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

57
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,817.40an average of $57.35 per time performed $1,242.36
an average of $14.79 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
81
times performed,
0.09% of his services

23rd 11th

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

72
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$972.00an average of $12.00 per time performed $232.47
an average of $2.87 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of arm joint

Service Code: 73221
Performed in an office
79
times performed,
0.09% of his services

24th 103rd

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

46
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$42,855.13an average of $542.47 per time performed $8,448.26
an average of $106.94 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ribs of one side of body, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73510
Performed in an office
75
times performed,
0.08% of his services

25th 173rd

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

50
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,459.25an average of $72.79 per time performed $1,486.50
an average of $19.82 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ankle, 2 views

Service Code: 73600
Performed in an office
73
times performed,
0.08% of his services

26th 168th

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

49
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,336.20an average of $59.40 per time performed $1,071.64
an average of $14.68 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of chest, 2 views, front and side

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
71
times performed,
0.08% of his services

27th 102nd

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

63
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,941.92an average of $55.52 per time performed $937.20
an average of $13.20 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 (afluria) ×

Service Code: Q2035
Performed in an office
68
times performed,
0.07% of his services

28th 188th

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

67
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,564.00an average of $23.00 per time performed $859.52
an average of $12.64 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
68
times performed,
0.07% of his services

29th 58th

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

67
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,720.00an average of $40.00 per time performed $1,714.96
an average of $25.22 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosi... +

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosis up to 1 hour ×

Service Code: 96365
Performed in an office
64
times performed,
0.07% of his services

30th 73rd

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

30
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$11,262.08an average of $175.97 per time performed $3,408.00
an average of $53.25 per time performed
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
61
times performed,
0.07% of his services

31st 10th

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

39
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$1,403.00an average of $23.00 per time performed $589.87
an average of $9.67 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of foot, 2 views

Service Code: 73620
Performed in an office
56
times performed,
0.06% of his services

32nd 94th

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

39
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,097.92an average of $55.32 per time performed $782.88
an average of $13.98 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Annual depression screening, 15 minutes

Service Code: G0444
Performed in an office
55
times performed,
0.06% of his services

33rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

55
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,530.00an average of $46.00 per time performed $974.05
an average of $17.71 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of spine of neck, 2 or 3 views

Service Code: 72040
Performed in an office
51
times performed,
0.06% of his services

34th 191st

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

49
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,608.76an average of $70.76 per time performed $856.80
an average of $16.80 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of wrist, 2 views

Service Code: 73100
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
0.05% of his services

35th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

24
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,389.94an average of $55.58 per time performed $676.39
an average of $15.73 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of both hips minimum 2 views

Service Code: 73520
Performed in an office
42
times performed,
0.05% of his services

36th 154th

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

42
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,787.14an average of $90.17 per time performed $798.00
an average of $19.00 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Bone density measurement using dedicated x-ray machine

Service Code: 77080
Performed in an office
41
times performed,
0.05% of his services

37th 44th

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

40
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,163.14an average of $101.54 per time performed $1,611.71
an average of $39.31 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Injection of different drug or substance into a vein for ... +

Injection of different drug or substance into a vein for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96375
Performed in an office
39
times performed,
0.04% of his services

38th 62nd

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.9)
$2,570.10an average of $65.90 per time performed $663.78
an average of $17.02 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of tendon sheath, ligament, or muscle membrane +

Injections of tendon sheath, ligament, or muscle membrane ×

Service Code: 20550
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
0.04% of his services

39th 83rd

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

31
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$5,252.89an average of $141.97 per time performed $1,357.90
an average of $36.70 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of lower spinal canal

Service Code: 72148
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.03% of his services

40th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

26
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$12,924.08an average of $497.08 per time performed $2,958.02
an average of $113.77 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 3... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 30 minutes ×

Service Code: 99203
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.03% of his services

41st 72nd

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

23
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,532.00an average of $284.00 per time performed $1,989.96
an average of $86.52 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of middle spine, 3 views

Service Code: 72070
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.02% of his services

42nd 169th

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,278.00an average of $63.90 per time performed $300.60
an average of $15.03 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of leg joint

Service Code: 73721
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.02% of his services

43rd 192nd

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$12,128.08an average of $638.32 per time performed $2,499.83
an average of $131.57 per time performed
drug
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Methotrexate sodium, 50 mg

Service Code: J9260
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.02% of his services

44th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$85.00an average of $5.00 per time performed $21.93
an average of $1.29 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of elbow, 2 views

Service Code: 73070
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.02% of his services

45th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,081.03an average of $63.59 per time performed $254.32
an average of $14.96 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 an office
15
times performed,
0.02% of his services

46th 140th

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,493.00an average of $166.20 per time performed $692.25
an average of $46.15 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of trigger points in 1 or 2 muscles

Service Code: 20552
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.02% of his services

47th 124th

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,938.02an average of $138.43 per time performed $553.42
an average of $39.53 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of sacroiliac joints, less than 3 views

Service Code: 72200
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.01% of his services

48th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$654.00an average of $54.50 per time performed $190.44
an average of $15.87 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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Samuel Bruce Pegram
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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