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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, $582 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 15 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
296
Rank: 81st
out of 135 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
12,642
Rank: 24th
out of 135 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
42.7 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 15.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$362K
Rank: 36th
out of 135 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$1,223 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $582

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 77 different services in 2015
(42 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
2,056
times performed,
16% of his services

1st 5th

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

140
patients got this service, 47% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$7,833.36an average of $3.81 per time performed $2,672.80
an average of $1.30 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
1,618
times performed,
13% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

283
patients got this service, 96% of his patients
5.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$252,294.74an average of $155.93 per time performed $115,589.92
an average of $71.44 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Drug screen, qualitative; multiple drug classes by high c... +

Drug screen, qualitative; multiple drug classes by high complexity test method (e.g., immunoassay, enzyme assay), per patient encounter ×

Service Code: G0431
Performed in an office
961
times performed,
8% of his services

3rd 10th

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

250
patients got this service, 84% of his patients
3.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$109,669.32an average of $114.12 per time performed $71,094.78
an average of $73.98 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
905
times performed,
7% of his services

4th 2nd

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

254
patients got this service, 86% of his patients
3.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.8)
$94,554.40an average of $104.48 per time performed $43,485.25
an average of $48.05 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood glucose (sugar) test performed by hand-held instrument +

Blood glucose (sugar) test performed by hand-held instrument ×

Service Code: 82962
Performed in an office
837
times performed,
7% of his services

5th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

202
patients got this service, 68% of his patients
4.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,231.25an average of $6.25 per time performed $2,611.44
an average of $3.12 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Creatinine level to test for kidney function or muscle in... +

Creatinine level to test for kidney function or muscle injury ×

Service Code: 82570
Performed in an office
808
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 26th

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

244
patients got this service, 82% of his patients
3.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$9,001.12an average of $11.14 per time performed $5,550.96
an average of $6.87 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Group psychotherapy

Service Code: 90853
Performed in an office
760
times performed,
6% of his services

7th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

252
patients got this service, 85% of his patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$49,111.20an average of $64.62 per time performed $11,438.00
an average of $15.05 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, midazolam hydrochloride, per 1 mg

Service Code: J2250
Performed in an office
543
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 9th

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

136
patients got this service, 46% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$1,086.00an average of $2.00 per time performed $48.87
an average of $0.09 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urinalysis, manual test

Service Code: 81002
Performed in an office
463
times performed,
4% of his services

9th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

225
patients got this service, 76% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,407.60an average of $5.20 per time performed $1,574.20
an average of $3.40 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
463
times performed,
4% of his services

10th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

213
patients got this service, 72% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,426.28an average of $9.56 per time performed $1,379.74
an average of $2.98 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, fentanyl citrate, 0.1 mg

Service Code: J3010
Performed in an office
319
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 12th

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

136
patients got this service, 46% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$803.88an average of $2.52 per time performed $124.41
an average of $0.39 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretat... +

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93000
Performed in an office
300
times performed,
2% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

216
patients got this service, 73% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,305.00an average of $24.35 per time performed $3,366.00
an average of $11.22 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Moderate sedation services by physician also performing a... +

Moderate sedation services by physician also performing a procedure, patient 5 years of age or older, first 30 minutes ×

Service Code: 99144
Performed in an office
276
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 29th

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

135
patients got this service, 46% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$14,536.92an average of $52.67 per time performed $6,811.68
an average of $24.68 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ketorolac tromethamine, per 15 mg

Service Code: J1885
Performed in an office
260
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 45th

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

40
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$499.20an average of $1.92 per time performed $106.60
an average of $0.41 per time performed
drug
TEMPORARY CODES

Low osmolar contrast material, 200-299 mg/ml iodine conce... +

Low osmolar contrast material, 200-299 mg/ml iodine concentration, per ml ×

Service Code: Q9966
Performed in an office
226
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 4th

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

118
patients got this service, 40% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$522.06an average of $2.31 per time performed $33.90
an average of $0.15 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Testing of autonomic (sympathetic) nervous system function +

Testing of autonomic (sympathetic) nervous system function ×

Service Code: 95923
Performed in an office
167
times performed,
1% of his services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

143
patients got this service, 48% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$47,745.30an average of $285.90 per time performed $22,144.20
an average of $132.60 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Drug screen, other than chromatographic; any number of dr... +

Drug screen, other than chromatographic; any number of drug classes, by clia waived test or moderate complexity test, per patient encounter ×

Service Code: G0434
Performed in an office
166
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 13th

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

131
patients got this service, 44% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$8,064.28an average of $48.58 per time performed $2,448.50
an average of $14.75 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urine pregnancy test

Service Code: 81025
Performed in an office
161
times performed,
1% of his services

18th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

44
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
3.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,585.66an average of $16.06 per time performed $1,358.84
an average of $8.44 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Alcohol and/or substance (other than tobacco) abuse struc... +

Alcohol and/or substance (other than tobacco) abuse structured assessment (e.g., audit, dast), and brief intervention 15 to 30 minutes ×

Service Code: G0396
Performed in an office
138
times performed,
1% of his services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

134
patients got this service, 45% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,573.44an average of $54.88 per time performed $3,607.32
an average of $26.14 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower o... +

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower or sacral spine nerve root using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64483
Performed in a facility
128
times performed,
1% of his services

20th 27th

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

84
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$40,576.00an average of $317.00 per time performed $9,703.68
an average of $75.81 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower o... +

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower or sacral spine nerve root using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64484
Performed in a facility
126
times performed,
1% of his services

21st 33rd

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

84
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$16,002.00an average of $127.00 per time performed $4,624.20
an average of $36.70 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Psychological testing with interpretation and report by c... +

Psychological testing with interpretation and report by computer ×

Service Code: 96103
Performed in an office
105
times performed,
0.83% of his services

22nd 75th

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

98
patients got this service, 33% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$4,700.85an average of $44.77 per time performed $2,075.85
an average of $19.77 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
105
times performed,
0.83% of his services

23rd 83rd

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

88
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$21,807.45an average of $207.69 per time performed $10,083.15
an average of $96.03 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
77
times performed,
0.61% of his services

24th 115th

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

48
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,809.73an average of $36.49 per time performed $1,261.26
an average of $16.38 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower o... +

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower or sacral spine nerve root using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64483
Performed in an office
75
times performed,
0.59% of his services

25th 35th

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

63
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$24,000.00an average of $320.00 per time performed $11,914.50
an average of $158.86 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower o... +

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower or sacral spine nerve root using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64484
Performed in an office
75
times performed,
0.59% of his services

26th 41st

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

62
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$9,747.00an average of $129.96 per time performed $4,803.75
an average of $64.05 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Radiological supervision and interpretation x-ray of cove... +

Radiological supervision and interpretation x-ray of covering of spinal cord ×

Service Code: 72275
Performed in a facility
58
times performed,
0.46% of his services

27th 70th

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

51
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$9,628.00an average of $166.00 per time performed $1,549.76
an average of $26.72 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
56
times performed,
0.44% of his services

28th 73rd

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

27
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$12,345.20an average of $220.45 per time performed $3,551.52
an average of $63.42 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Hyaluronan or derivative, hyalgan or supartz, for intra-a... +

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

Service Code: J7321
Performed in an office
52
times performed,
0.41% of his services

29th 82nd

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

20
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4)
$7,000.76an average of $134.63 per time performed $3,312.92
an average of $63.71 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
0.27% of his services

30th 20th

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

17
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$273.36an average of $8.04 per time performed $91.46
an average of $2.69 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
28
times performed,
0.22% of his services

31st 74th

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

23
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$2,910.04an average of $103.93 per time performed $986.16
an average of $35.22 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
26
times performed,
0.21% of his services

32nd 43rd

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

20
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$2,453.88an average of $94.38 per time performed $680.94
an average of $26.19 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 5 minutes ×

Service Code: 99211
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.12% of his services

33rd 67th

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

15
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$432.00an average of $28.80 per time performed $181.65
an average of $12.11 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99212
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.12% of his services

34th 50th

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

15
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$954.00an average of $63.60 per time performed $462.45
an average of $30.83 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
12
times performed,
0.09% of his services

35th 124th

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

12
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,594.00an average of $299.50 per time performed $1,645.08
an average of $137.09 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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