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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, $363 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
682
Rank: 38th
out of 186 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
2,744
Rank: 78th
out of 186 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
4 This Provider
Avg 6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$313K
Rank: 21st
out of 186 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$459 This Provider
Avg $363

Note: About 12% 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 50 different services in 2015
(37 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
DRUGS

Injection, betamethasone acetate 3mg and betamethasone so... +

Injection, betamethasone acetate 3mg and betamethasone sodium phosphate 3mg ×

Service Code: J0702
Performed in an office
796
times performed,
29% of his services

1st 8th

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

188
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$11,940.00an average of $15.00 per time performed $3,629.76
an average of $4.56 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
341
times performed,
12% of his services

2nd 4th

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

235
patients got this service, 34% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$57,134.55an average of $167.55 per time performed $15,235.88
an average of $44.68 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
309
times performed,
11% of his services

3rd 5th

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

265
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$63,236.85an average of $204.65 per time performed $20,619.57
an average of $66.73 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 3 views

Service Code: 73562
Performed in an office
264
times performed,
10% of his services

4th 9th

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

228
patients got this service, 33% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$32,083.92an average of $121.53 per time performed $5,763.12
an average of $21.83 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
230
times performed,
8% of his services

5th 2nd

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

209
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$31,809.00an average of $138.30 per time performed $10,826.10
an average of $47.07 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
161
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 7th

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

161
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$32,982.46an average of $204.86 per time performed $11,342.45
an average of $70.45 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
154
times performed,
6% of his services

7th 13th

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

134
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$16,858.38an average of $109.47 per time performed $3,660.58
an average of $23.77 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Hyaluronan or derivative, euflexxa, for intra-articular i... +

Hyaluronan or derivative, euflexxa, for intra-articular injection, per dose ×

Service Code: J7323
Performed in an office
152
times performed,
6% of his services

8th 23rd

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

60
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$47,120.00an average of $310.00 per time performed $17,191.20
an average of $113.10 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Repair of knee joint

Service Code: 27447
Performed in a facility
107
times performed,
4% of his services

9th 22nd

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

99
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$622,060.55an average of $5,813.65 per time performed $108,794.39
an average of $1,016.77 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Replacement of thigh bone and hip joint prosthesis

Service Code: 27130
Performed in a facility
58
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 36th

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

56
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$331,934.00an average of $5,723.00 per time performed $59,496.40
an average of $1,025.80 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
29
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 35th

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

26
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$4,011.86an average of $138.34 per time performed $1,148.69
an average of $39.61 per time performed
drug

Hyaluronan or derivative, monovisc, for intra-articular i... +

Hyaluronan or derivative, monovisc, for intra-articular injection, per dose ×

Service Code: J7327
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.84% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$33,649.00an average of $1,463.00 per time performed $17,473.79
an average of $759.73 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of both hips minimum 2 views

Service Code: 73520
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.47% of his services

13th 27th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,846.00an average of $142.00 per time performed $341.38
an average of $26.26 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 George Burnikel
Average for Orthopaedic Surgery Providers in South Carolina

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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