Treatment Tracker

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
661
Rank: 31st
out of 276 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
38,552
Rank: 65th
out of 276 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
58.3 This Provider
Avg 59.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$406K
Rank: 103rd
out of 276 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$615 This Provider
Avg $995

Note: About 41% 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 43 different services in 2015
(13 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, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specif... +

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

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
2,335
times performed,
6% of his services

1st 8th

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

339
patients got this service, 51% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$9,340.00an average of $4.00 per time performed $3,152.25
an average of $1.35 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
2,238
times performed,
6% of his services

2nd 6th

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

636
patients got this service, 96% of his patients
3.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$727,350.00an average of $325.00 per time performed $154,377.24
an average of $68.98 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
437
times performed,
1% of his services

3rd 19th

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

229
patients got this service, 35% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$91,398.55an average of $209.15 per time performed $19,494.57
an average of $44.61 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Bone density measurement using dedicated x-ray machine

Service Code: 77080
Performed in an office
319
times performed,
0.83% of his services

4th 44th

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

319
patients got this service, 48% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$157,586.00an average of $494.00 per time performed $12,852.51
an average of $40.29 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 (flulaval) ×

Service Code: Q2036
Performed in an office
290
times performed,
0.75% of his services

5th 171st

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

289
patients got this service, 44% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,082.30an average of $27.87 per time performed $2,438.90
an average of $8.41 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
290
times performed,
0.75% of his services

6th 58th

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

289
patients got this service, 44% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,700.00an average of $30.00 per time performed $7,308.00
an average of $25.20 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of trigger points in 3 or more muscles

Service Code: 20553
Performed in an office
225
times performed,
0.58% of his services

7th 110th

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

137
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$39,150.00an average of $174.00 per time performed $10,406.25
an average of $46.25 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
119
times performed,
0.31% of his services

8th 23rd

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

76
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$6,188.00an average of $52.00 per time performed $2,187.22
an average of $18.38 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
117
times performed,
0.3% of his services

9th 9th

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

77
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$25,740.00an average of $220.00 per time performed $5,717.79
an average of $48.87 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of trigger points in 1 or 2 muscles

Service Code: 20552
Performed in an office
105
times performed,
0.27% of his services

10th 124th

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

76
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$16,275.00an average of $155.00 per time performed $2,328.90
an average of $22.18 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection ben... +

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection beneath the skin or into muscle, patient 2 years or older ×

Service Code: 90732
Performed in an office
75
times performed,
0.19% of his services

11th 198th

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

73
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,550.00an average of $74.00 per time performed $5,439.00
an average of $72.52 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
75
times performed,
0.19% of his services

12th 136th

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

73
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,455.00an average of $19.40 per time performed $1,425.75
an average of $19.01 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 4 or more views

Service Code: 73564
Performed in an office
70
times performed,
0.18% of his services

13th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

49
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,350.00an average of $105.00 per time performed $1,929.90
an average of $27.57 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
61
times performed,
0.16% of his services

14th 83rd

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

49
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$10,354.14an average of $169.74 per time performed $2,310.07
an average of $37.87 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of foot, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73630
Performed in an office
39
times performed,
0.1% of his services

15th 97th

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

26
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,354.00an average of $86.00 per time performed $788.19
an average of $20.21 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ankle, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73610
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.09% of his services

16th 149th

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

24
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,780.00an average of $105.00 per time performed $743.76
an average of $20.66 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

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

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

Service Code: 20600
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
0.09% of his services

17th 88th

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

24
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$5,400.15an average of $154.29 per time performed $869.05
an average of $24.83 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray lower and sacral spine including bending views 2 or... +

X-ray lower and sacral spine including bending views 2 or 3 views ×

Service Code: 72120
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
0.09% of his services

18th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

33
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,250.00an average of $125.00 per time performed $829.60
an average of $24.40 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, vitamin b-12 cyanocobalamin, up to 1000 mcg

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.07% of his services

19th 89th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$150.12an average of $5.56 per time performed $53.73
an average of $1.99 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of both hips minimum 2 views

Service Code: 73520
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.06% of his services

20th 154th

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

25
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,925.00an average of $117.00 per time performed $699.75
an average of $27.99 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of hand, 2 views

Service Code: 73120
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.06% of his services

21st 64th

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

22
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,920.00an average of $80.00 per time performed $375.36
an average of $15.64 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.06% of his services

22nd 102nd

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

23
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,415.00an average of $105.00 per time performed $462.99
an average of $20.13 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of middle spine, 3 views

Service Code: 72070
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.06% of his services

23rd 169th

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

22
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,376.00an average of $108.00 per time performed $478.94
an average of $21.77 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of wrist, 2 views

Service Code: 73100
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.05% of his services

24th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,995.00an average of $95.00 per time performed $408.66
an average of $19.46 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
21
times performed,
0.05% of his services

25th 95th

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$3,936.03an average of $187.43 per time performed $740.04
an average of $35.24 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
20
times performed,
0.05% of his services

26th 45th

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$8,600.00an average of $430.00 per time performed $1,916.60
an average of $95.83 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.05% of his services

27th 91st

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,900.00an average of $95.00 per time performed $438.80
an average of $21.94 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72040
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.05% of his services

28th 191st

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,957.00an average of $103.00 per time performed $429.59
an average of $22.61 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads w... +

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads with interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93010
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.03% of his services

29th 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, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$312.00an average of $26.00 per time performed $61.08
an average of $5.09 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
11
times performed,
0.03% of his services

30th 66th

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)
$6,765.00an average of $615.00 per time performed $1,799.38
an average of $163.58 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.

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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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