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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, $564 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 4 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
731
Rank: 7th
out of 158 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
4,033
Rank: 5th
out of 158 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
5.5 This Provider
Avg 4.1
Total Paid
by Medicare
$404K
Rank: 12th
out of 158 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$553 This Provider
Avg $564

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 87 different services in 2015
(57 were redacted as they were performed on less than 11 patients)

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CATEGORY
Description of Service
Times Performed (or Units) This Service's Rank Patients Unique Visits
Per Patient
Billed to Medicare Payments from Medicare
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
1,218
times performed,
30% of his services

1st 1st

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

576
patients got this service, 79% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$237,936.30an average of $195.35 per time performed $70,095.90
an average of $57.55 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of lower and sacral spine, 2 or 3 views

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
393
times performed,
10% of his services

2nd 4th

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

276
patients got this service, 38% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$50,304.00an average of $128.00 per time performed $11,180.85
an average of $28.45 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
388
times performed,
10% of his services

3rd 21st

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

260
patients got this service, 36% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$212,236.00an average of $547.00 per time performed $45,430.92
an average of $117.09 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
359
times performed,
9% of his services

4th 28th

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

231
patients got this service, 32% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$122,419.00an average of $341.00 per time performed $19,500.88
an average of $54.32 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

X-ray lower and sacral spine including bending views minimum 6 views ×

Service Code: 72114
Performed in an office
217
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 35th

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

215
patients got this service, 29% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$48,825.00an average of $225.00 per time performed $11,472.79
an average of $52.87 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
163
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 2nd

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

149
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$49,045.07an average of $300.89 per time performed $14,277.17
an average of $87.59 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
144
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 6th

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

144
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$65,520.00an average of $455.00 per time performed $18,632.16
an average of $129.39 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
101
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 7th

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

101
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$30,502.00an average of $302.00 per time performed $8,334.52
an average of $82.52 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Imaging guidance for procedure, up to 1 hour

Service Code: 76000
Performed in a facility
95
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 54th

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

84
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$62,225.00an average of $655.00 per time performed $699.20
an average of $7.36 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Therapeutic exercise to develop strength, endurance, rang... +

Therapeutic exercise to develop strength, endurance, range of motion, and flexibility, each 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 97110
Performed in an office
74
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 3rd

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
3.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 7.8)
$6,364.00an average of $86.00 per time performed $1,576.20
an average of $21.30 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Manual (physical) therapy techniques to 1 or more regions... +

Manual (physical) therapy techniques to 1 or more regions, each 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 97140
Performed in an office
73
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 16th

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
3.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 6.7)
$5,913.00an average of $81.00 per time performed $1,332.98
an average of $18.26 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72040
Performed in an office
61
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 19th

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

58
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$7,320.00an average of $120.00 per time performed $1,709.22
an average of $28.02 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Electrical stimulation (unattended), to one or more areas... +

Electrical stimulation (unattended), to one or more areas for indication(s) other than wound care, as part of a therapy plan of care ×

Service Code: G0283
Performed in an office
60
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 23rd

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 6.2)
$4,200.00an average of $70.00 per time performed $519.00
an average of $8.65 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of upper spine, 6 or more views

Service Code: 72052
Performed in an office
51
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 80th

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

51
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$10,914.00an average of $214.00 per time performed $2,405.67
an average of $47.17 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of upper or middle spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of upper or middle spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64490
Performed in a facility
48
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 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, 4% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$40,800.00an average of $850.00 per time performed $3,500.16
an average of $72.92 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Partial removal of middle spine bone with release of spin... +

Partial removal of middle spine bone with release of spinal cord and/or nerves ×

Service Code: 63047
Performed in a facility
44
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 15th

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

43
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$360,800.00an average of $8,200.00 per time performed $31,709.92
an average of $720.68 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of middle spine, 3 views

Service Code: 72070
Performed in an office
39
times performed,
0.97% of his services

17th 47th

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

36
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$4,680.00an average of $120.00 per time performed $1,018.29
an average of $26.11 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into upper or middle spine

Service Code: 62310
Performed in a facility
33
times performed,
0.82% of his services

18th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

24
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$29,700.00an average of $900.00 per time performed $2,711.28
an average of $82.16 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Partial removal of spine bone with release of spinal cord... +

Partial removal of spine bone with release of spinal cord and/or nerves ×

Service Code: 63048
Performed in a facility
28
times performed,
0.69% of his services

19th 9th

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)
$55,020.00an average of $1,965.00 per time performed $4,822.44
an average of $172.23 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Harvest of bone fragments for spine surgery graft

Service Code: 20937
Performed in a facility
27
times performed,
0.67% of his services

20th 94th

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

27
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$40,500.00an average of $1,500.00 per time performed $3,880.71
an average of $143.73 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of upper or middle spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of upper or middle spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64491
Performed in a facility
26
times performed,
0.64% of his services

21st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$12,350.00an average of $475.00 per time performed $1,443.78
an average of $55.53 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health ... +

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health services under a home health plan of care (patient not present), including contacts with home health agency and review of reports of patient status required by physicians to affirm the initial imple ×

Service Code: G0180
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.62% of his services

22nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

25
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,500.00an average of $100.00 per time performed $1,151.75
an average of $46.07 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Donor bone graft for spine surgery

Service Code: 20931
Performed in a facility
23
times performed,
0.57% of his services

23rd 67th

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)
$19,090.00an average of $830.00 per time performed $2,213.52
an average of $96.24 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Fusion of lower spine bones with removal of disc, posteri... +

Fusion of lower spine bones with removal of disc, posterior or posterolateral approach ×

Service Code: 22633
Performed in a facility
22
times performed,
0.55% of his services

24th 48th

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)
$294,800.00an average of $13,400.00 per time performed $29,308.84
an average of $1,332.22 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

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

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

Service Code: 64479
Performed in a facility
20
times performed,
0.5% of his services

25th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$12,400.00an average of $620.00 per time performed $2,167.60
an average of $108.38 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Insertion of spinal instrumentation for spinal stabilization +

Insertion of spinal instrumentation for spinal stabilization ×

Service Code: 22851
Performed in a facility
18
times performed,
0.45% of his services

26th 12th

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)
$91,800.00an average of $5,100.00 per time performed $6,284.52
an average of $349.14 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Insertion of posterior spinal instrumentation at base of ... +

Insertion of posterior spinal instrumentation at base of neck for stabilization, 1 interspace ×

Service Code: 22840
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.37% of his services

27th 35th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$85,500.00an average of $5,700.00 per time performed $9,774.75
an average of $651.65 per time performed
medical

Injection of bone cement into body of lower spine bone ac... +

Injection of bone cement into body of lower spine bone accessed through the skin using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 22514
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
0.35% of his services

28th 90th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$43,400.00an average of $3,100.00 per time performed $6,042.96
an average of $431.64 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Insertion of posterior spinal instrumentation for spinal ... +

Insertion of posterior spinal instrumentation for spinal stabilization, 3 to 6 vertebral segments ×

Service Code: 22842
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.32% of his services

29th 30th

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)
$74,100.00an average of $5,700.00 per time performed $8,515.39
an average of $655.03 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Re-exploration of spine repair with release of lower spin... +

Re-exploration of spine repair with release of lower spinal cord or nerves ×

Service Code: 63042
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.3% of his services

30th 92nd

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$115,200.00an average of $9,600.00 per time performed $9,583.08
an average of $798.59 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.

Roy Freedman Ashford
Average for Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine Providers in California

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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