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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $286 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 10 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,100
Rank: 3rd
out of 243 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
28,775
Rank: 5th
out of 243 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
26.2 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 10.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$384K
Rank: 9th
out of 243 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$349 This Provider
Avg $286

Note: About 30% 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.

Individuals

ROBERT RHODES

TERRY WIMPEY

JON POLING

ERIC PITTS

PHILIP VAN DYCK

Organizations

ATHENS REGIONAL MEDICAL...

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

Patients saw before

BRIAN MITCHELL M.D.

Patients saw after

Individuals

TERRY WIMPEY

CRYSTAL SIMS

ROBERT RHODES

JON POLING

JERRY SMITH

Organizations

ATHENS REGIONAL MEDICAL...

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 85 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, onabotulinumtoxina, 1 unit

Service Code: J0585
Performed in an office
26,035
times performed,
90% of his services

1st 1st

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

45
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$275,971an average of $11 per time performed $109,087
an average of $4 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
572
times performed,
2% of his services

2nd 2nd

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

418
patients got this service, 38% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$100,100an average of $175 per time performed $40,383
an average of $71 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
533
times performed,
2% of his services

3rd 8th

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

395
patients got this service, 36% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$136,981an average of $257 per time performed $51,738
an average of $97 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 6... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 60 minutes ×

Service Code: 99205
Performed in an office
162
times performed,
0.56% of his services

4th 9th

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

162
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$60,264an average of $372 per time performed $23,654
an average of $146 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on ... +

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on both sides of head and neck ×

Service Code: 93880
Performed in an office
133
times performed,
0.46% of his services

5th 44th

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

133
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$69,825an average of $525 per time performed $17,196
an average of $129 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
128
times performed,
0.44% of his services

6th 13th

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

109
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$28,800an average of $225 per time performed $8,138
an average of $64 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan brain

Service Code: 70551
Performed in an office
103
times performed,
0.36% of his services

7th 27th

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

98
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$154,500an average of $1,500 per time performed $17,893
an average of $174 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
74
times performed,
0.26% of his services

8th 3rd

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

70
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$8,214an average of $111 per time performed $3,064
an average of $41 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
74
times performed,
0.26% of his services

9th 6th

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

46
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$13,690an average of $185 per time performed $5,861
an average of $79 per time performed
medical
NA

Injection of chemical for destruction of facial and neck ... +

Injection of chemical for destruction of facial and neck nerve muscles on both sides of face ×

Service Code: 64615
Performed in an office
63
times performed,
0.22% of his services

10th 78th

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

24
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$63,000an average of $1,000 per time performed $6,555
an average of $104 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

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

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity of muscles for guidance with injection of chemical for destruction of muscles ×

Service Code: 95874
Performed in an office
54
times performed,
0.19% of his services

11th 52nd

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$4,860an average of $90 per time performed $2,759
an average of $51 per time performed
medical
NA

Nerve transmission studies, 5-6 studies

Service Code: 95909
Performed in an office
53
times performed,
0.18% of his services

12th 34th

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

53
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$63,600an average of $1,200 per time performed $4,846
an average of $91 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 70 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 70 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99223
Performed in a facility
53
times performed,
0.18% of his services

13th 11th

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

52
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$18,179an average of $343 per time performed $8,027
an average of $151 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of brain before and after contrast

Service Code: 70553
Performed in an office
47
times performed,
0.16% of his services

14th 48th

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

45
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$100,000an average of $2,128 per time performed $11,992
an average of $255 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of upper spinal canal

Service Code: 72141
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.14% of his services

15th 98th

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)
$64,000an average of $1,600 per time performed $6,651
an average of $166 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
37
times performed,
0.13% of his services

16th 10th

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

37
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,918an average of $295 per time performed $3,716
an average of $100 per time performed
medical
NA

Injection of chemical for destruction of nerve muscles on... +

Injection of chemical for destruction of nerve muscles on one side of neck excluding voice box accessed through the skin ×

Service Code: 64616
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.11% of his services

17th 70th

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$15,900an average of $482 per time performed $4,044
an average of $123 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mra scan of head blood vessels

Service Code: 70544
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.1% of his services

18th 128th

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

30
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$48,000an average of $1,600 per time performed $6,567
an average of $219 per time performed
medical
NA

Nerve transmission studies, 9-10 studies

Service Code: 95911
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.09% of his services

19th 24th

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

26
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$52,000an average of $2,000 per time performed $4,328
an average of $166 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Critical care delivery critically ill or injured patient,... +

Critical care delivery critically ill or injured patient, first 30-74 minutes ×

Service Code: 99291
Performed in a facility
23
times performed,
0.08% of his services

20th 23rd

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$16,100an average of $700 per time performed $3,933
an average of $171 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 25 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99232
Performed in a facility
22
times performed,
0.08% of his services

21st 5th

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$2,684an average of $122 per time performed $1,155
an average of $52 per time performed
medical
NA

Nerve transmission studies, 7-8 studies

Service Code: 95910
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.07% of his services

22nd 33rd

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

21
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$33,600an average of $1,600 per time performed $2,467
an average of $117 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement and recording of brain wave (eeg) activity, a... +

Measurement and recording of brain wave (eeg) activity, awake and drowsy ×

Service Code: 95816
Performed in a facility
19
times performed,
0.07% of his services

23rd 18th

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,325an average of $175 per time performed $841
an average of $44 per time performed
medical
NA

Nerve transmission studies, 3-4 studies

Service Code: 95908
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.05% of his services

24th 85th

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,200an average of $800 per time performed $1,149
an average of $82 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mra scan of neck blood vessels before and after contrast +

Mra scan of neck blood vessels before and after contrast ×

Service Code: 70549
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.05% of his services

25th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$28,000an average of $2,000 per time performed $5,406
an average of $386 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of lower spinal canal

Service Code: 72148
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.04% of his services

26th 130th

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$19,200an average of $1,600 per time performed $1,955
an average of $163 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.

Brian Wesley Mitchell
Average for Neurology Providers in Georgia

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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