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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $1,675 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 99 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,563
Rank: 3rd
out of 688 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
232,140
Rank: 12th
out of 688 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
148.5 This Provider
Avg 98.6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$2.8M
Rank: 20th
out of 688 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$1,794 This Provider
Avg $1,675

Note: About 63% 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.

Office Visits

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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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Louis A. Vandermolen
Average for Hematology & Oncology Providers in California

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 47 different services in 2013
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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, darbepoetin alfa, 1 microgram (non-esrd use)

Service Code: J0881
Performed in an office
179,300
times performed,
77% of his services

1st 1st

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

127
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
6.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.6)
$672,375an average of $4 per time performed $487,696
an average of $3 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, denosumab, 1 mg

Service Code: J0897
Performed in an office
13,800
times performed,
6% of his services

2nd 4th

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

60
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.8)
$425,454an average of $31 per time performed $151,386
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, p... +

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, platelets), automated test ×

Service Code: 85025
Performed in an office
6,518
times performed,
3% of his services

3rd 10th

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

1,422
patients got this service, 91% of his patients
4.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.7)
$325,900an average of $50 per time performed $68,374
an average of $10 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
6,471
times performed,
3% of his services

4th 11th

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

1,417
patients got this service, 91% of his patients
4.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.1)
$97,065an average of $15 per time performed $19,025
an average of $3 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
5,872
times performed,
3% of his services

5th 31st

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

1,244
patients got this service, 80% of his patients
4.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$1,115,680an average of $190 per time performed $697,828
an average of $119 per time performed
drug
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Injection, fulvestrant, 25 mg

Service Code: J9395
Performed in an office
4,960
times performed,
2% of his services

6th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

32
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
7.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$843,200an average of $170 per time performed $346,605
an average of $70 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, sargramostim (gm-csf), 50 mcg

Service Code: J2820
Performed in an office
2,935
times performed,
1% of his services

7th 47th

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

45
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
6.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 10.2)
$161,425an average of $55 per time performed $64,042
an average of $22 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
1,969
times performed,
0.85% of his services

8th 13th

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

739
patients got this service, 47% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.2)
$236,280an average of $120 per time performed $171,421
an average of $87 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
479
times performed,
0.21% of his services

9th 70th

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

65
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
7.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.3)
$7,185an average of $15 per time performed $2,543
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80047
Performed in an office
382
times performed,
0.16% of his services

10th 99th

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

152
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.7)
$24,830an average of $65 per time performed $4,378
an average of $11 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
352
times performed,
0.15% of his services

11th 28th

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

64
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
5.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.8)
$42,310an average of $120 per time performed $20,958
an average of $60 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, filgrastim (g-csf), 480 mcg

Service Code: J1441
Performed in an office
273
times performed,
0.12% of his services

12th 105th

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

45
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 7.4)
$143,325an average of $525 per time performed $95,160
an average of $349 per time performed
drug
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Leuprolide acetate (for depot suspension), 7. 5 mg

Service Code: J9217
Performed in an office
183
times performed,
0.08% of his services

13th 118th

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

26
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
6.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$91,500an average of $500 per time performed $28,865
an average of $158 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
121
times performed,
0.05% of his services

14th 63rd

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

121
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$35,470an average of $293 per time performed $20,493
an average of $169 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
108
times performed,
0.05% of his services

15th 29th

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

44
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$21,600an average of $200 per time performed $9,270
an average of $86 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
76
times performed,
0.03% of his services

16th 18th

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

48
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$6,460an average of $85 per time performed $4,640
an average of $61 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, pegfilgrastim, 6 mg

Service Code: J2505
Performed in an office
76
times performed,
0.03% of his services

17th 94th

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

40
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.1)
$342,000an average of $4,500 per time performed $178,896
an average of $2,354 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

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

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
73
times performed,
0.03% of his services

18th 72nd

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

21
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
3.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.7)
$1,825an average of $25 per time performed $59
an average of $1 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Hormonal anti-neoplastic chemotherapy into tissue or muscle +

Hormonal anti-neoplastic chemotherapy into tissue or muscle ×

Service Code: 96402
Performed in an office
61
times performed,
0.03% of his services

19th 106th

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

29
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$3,675an average of $60 per time performed $1,846
an average of $30 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
59
times performed,
0.03% of his services

20th 64th

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

51
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$20,355an average of $345 per time performed $9,892
an average of $168 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
46
times performed,
0.02% of his services

21st 83rd

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

44
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3)
$2,305an average of $50 per time performed $755
an average of $16 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Injection into tissue or muscle for therapy, diagnosis, o... +

Injection into tissue or muscle for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96372
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.01% of his services

22nd 21st

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

21
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.8)
$825an average of $31 per time performed $617
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
HEMIC AND LYMPHATIC SYSTEMS

Needle or trocar bone marrow biopsy

Service Code: 38221
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.01% of his services

23rd 146th

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

24
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$8,750an average of $350 per time performed $3,694
an average of $148 per time performed

Note: Medicare redacted this data for any services provided to fewer than 11 patients.

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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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