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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $401 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 14 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,069
Rank: 68th
out of 540 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
161,167
Rank: 10th
out of 540 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
150.8 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 14.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$2.14M
Rank: 7th
out of 540 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$1,997 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $401

Note: About 80% 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.

Who Patients See Before and After This Provider

Providers often refer their patients to a small network of other providers and organizations. Here’s who patients saw the most patients within 30 days before or after this provider in 2014.

Patients saw before

JOHN KESSLER MD

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 183 different services in 2014
All Services

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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
27,020
times performed,
17% of his services

1st 1st

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

29
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.2)
$459,340an average of $17 per time performed $77,547
an average of $3 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, levoleucovorin calcium, 0.5 mg

Service Code: J0641
Performed in an office
24,300
times performed,
15% of his services

2nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$138,510an average of $6 per time performed $33,048
an average of $1 per time performed
drug
NA

Injection, filgrastim (g-csf), 1 microgram

Service Code: J1442
Performed in an office
16,500
times performed,
10% of his services

3rd 2nd

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

22
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.9)
$49,500an average of $3 per time performed $12,870
an average of $1 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, fosaprepitant, 1 mg

Service Code: J1453
Performed in an office
12,000
times performed,
7% of his services

4th 4th

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

43
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$60,000an average of $5 per time performed $16,200
an average of $1 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, denosumab, 1 mg

Service Code: J0897
Performed in an office
5,340
times performed,
3% of his services

5th 6th

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

32
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$209,061an average of $39 per time performed $60,022
an average of $11 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 1mg

Service Code: J1100
Performed in an office
3,866
times performed,
2% of his services

6th 11th

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

128
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.3)
$4,059an average of $1 per time performed $387
an average of $0 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, palonosetron hcl, 25 mcg

Service Code: J2469
Performed in an office
3,240
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 14th

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

109
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.3)
$339,811an average of $105 per time performed $48,859
an average of $15 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
2,673
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 16th

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

557
patients got this service, 52% of his patients
4.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.7)
$93,555an average of $35 per time performed $27,719
an average of $10 per time performed
drug
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Injection, bortezomib, 0.1 mg

Service Code: J9041
Performed in an office
2,660
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 27th

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
5.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5)
$316,540an average of $119 per time performed $95,467
an average of $36 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
1,937
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 23rd

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

540
patients got this service, 51% of his patients
3.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.1)
$120,094an average of $62 per time performed $24,290
an average of $13 per time performed
drug
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Injection, bevacizumab, 10 mg

Service Code: J9035
Performed in an office
1,930
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 21st

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.8)
$337,750an average of $175 per time performed $99,762
an average of $52 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
1,112
times performed,
0.69% of his services

12th 17th

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

416
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$21,128an average of $19 per time performed $3,258
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Gammaglobulin (immune system protein) measurement

Service Code: 82784
Performed in an office
903
times performed,
0.56% of his services

13th 71st

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

89
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
3.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$48,762an average of $54 per time performed $11,116
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion into a vein for therapy prevention or diagnosis ... +

Infusion into a vein for therapy prevention or diagnosis additional sequential infusion up to 1 hour ×

Service Code: 96367
Performed in an office
870
times performed,
0.54% of his services

14th 42nd

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

165
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.3)
$132,240an average of $152 per time performed $20,054
an average of $23 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
862
times performed,
0.53% of his services

15th 5th

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

534
patients got this service, 50% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$127,576an average of $148 per time performed $43,591
an average of $51 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, atropine sulfate, 0.01 mg

Service Code: J0461
Performed in an office
860
times performed,
0.53% of his services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$860an average of $1 per time performed $26
an average of $0 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
715
times performed,
0.44% of his services

17th 54th

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

37
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
19.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 9.9)
$20,735an average of $29 per time performed $3,761
an average of $5 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
706
times performed,
0.44% of his services

18th 10th

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

285
patients got this service, 27% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$158,144an average of $224 per time performed $56,501
an average of $80 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Lactate dehydrogenase (enzyme) level

Service Code: 83615
Performed in an office
648
times performed,
0.4% of his services

19th 67th

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

193
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
3.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$19,440an average of $30 per time performed $2,987
an average of $5 per time performed
drug
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Injection, paclitaxel, 30 mg

Service Code: J9265
Performed in an office
615
times performed,
0.38% of his services

20th 77th

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

36
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
3.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.2)
$141,450an average of $230 per time performed $2,085
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Injection of different drug or substance into a vein for ... +

Injection of different drug or substance into a vein for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96375
Performed in an office
508
times performed,
0.32% of his services

21st 52nd

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

146
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.2)
$53,340an average of $105 per time performed $8,661
an average of $17 per time performed
drug
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Injection, rituximab, 100 mg

Service Code: J9310
Performed in an office
504
times performed,
0.31% of his services

22nd 76th

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

31
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$928,948an average of $1,843 per time performed $274,584
an average of $545 per time performed
drug
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Injection, carboplatin, 50 mg

Service Code: J9045
Performed in an office
442
times performed,
0.27% of his services

23rd 61st

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

34
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$132,600an average of $300 per time performed $1,180
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Nephelometry, test method using light

Service Code: 83883
Performed in an office
438
times performed,
0.27% of his services

24th 107th

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

66
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
3.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$77,088an average of $176 per time performed $7,958
an average of $18 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein up to 1 hour

Service Code: 96413
Performed in an office
406
times performed,
0.25% of his services

25th 55th

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

145
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.6)
$278,516an average of $686 per time performed $41,392
an average of $102 per time performed
drug
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Cyclophosphamide, 100 mg

Service Code: J9070
Performed in an office
405
times performed,
0.25% of his services

26th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$91,846an average of $227 per time performed $18,189
an average of $45 per time performed
drug
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Injection, fluorouracil, 500 mg

Service Code: J9190
Performed in an office
405
times performed,
0.25% of his services

27th 80th

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$11,421an average of $28 per time performed $624
an average of $2 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
367
times performed,
0.23% of his services

28th 49th

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

163
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$34,131an average of $93 per time performed $6,966
an average of $19 per time performed
drug
NA

Injection, zoledronic acid, 1 mg

Service Code: J3489
Performed in an office
361
times performed,
0.22% of his services

29th 92nd

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

35
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$166,461an average of $461 per time performed $19,967
an average of $55 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, enoxaparin sodium, 10 mg

Service Code: J1650
Performed in an office
350
times performed,
0.22% of his services

30th 121st

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

15
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$7,350an average of $21 per time performed $445
an average of $1 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ranitidine hydrochloride, 25 mg

Service Code: J2780
Performed in an office
316
times performed,
0.2% of his services

31st 99th

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

49
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
3.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.6)
$2,528an average of $8 per time performed $288
an average of $1 per time performed
drug
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Injection, etoposide, 10 mg

Service Code: J9181
Performed in an office
301
times performed,
0.19% of his services

32nd 78th

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3)
$3,010an average of $10 per time performed $166
an average of $1 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Flow cytometry technique for dna or cell analysis

Service Code: 88185
Performed in an office
294
times performed,
0.18% of his services

33rd 84th

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$51,450an average of $175 per time performed $11,587
an average of $39 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, diphenhydramine hcl, up to 50 mg

Service Code: J1200
Performed in an office
273
times performed,
0.17% of his services

34th 109th

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

96
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.9)
$819an average of $3 per time performed $123
an average of $0 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
267
times performed,
0.17% of his services

35th 117th

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

114
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$18,690an average of $70 per time performed $3,714
an average of $14 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Ferritin (blood protein) level

Service Code: 82728
Performed in an office
266
times performed,
0.17% of his services

36th 91st

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

146
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$15,428an average of $58 per time performed $4,817
an average of $18 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Immunologic analysis for detection of tumor antigen

Service Code: 86300
Performed in an office
262
times performed,
0.16% of his services

37th 112th

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

131
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$32,488an average of $124 per time performed $7,215
an average of $28 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
241
times performed,
0.15% of his services

38th 20th

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

105
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$37,912an average of $157 per time performed $13,332
an average of $55 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein

Service Code: 96415
Performed in an office
220
times performed,
0.14% of his services

39th 94th

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

59
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$34,320an average of $156 per time performed $4,734
an average of $22 per time performed
drug
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Injection, doxorubicin hydrochloride, 10 mg

Service Code: J9000
Performed in an office
207
times performed,
0.13% of his services

40th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,210an average of $30 per time performed $497
an average of $2 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ceftriaxone sodium, per 250 mg

Service Code: J0696
Performed in an office
200
times performed,
0.12% of his services

41st 152nd

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$7,200an average of $36 per time performed $110
an average of $1 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosi... +

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosis up to 1 hour ×

Service Code: 96365
Performed in an office
190
times performed,
0.12% of his services

42nd 116th

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

86
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$57,760an average of $304 per time performed $9,950
an average of $52 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
158
times performed,
0.1% of his services

43rd 36th

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

66
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$36,656an average of $232 per time performed $12,735
an average of $81 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Non-hormonal anti-neoplastic chemotherapy beneath the ski... +

Non-hormonal anti-neoplastic chemotherapy beneath the skin or into muscle ×

Service Code: 96401
Performed in an office
144
times performed,
0.09% of his services

44th 133rd

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

21
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
6.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.1)
$29,520an average of $205 per time performed $8,116
an average of $56 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of different chemotherapy drug or substance into... +

Infusion of different chemotherapy drug or substance into a vein up to 1 hour ×

Service Code: 96417
Performed in an office
138
times performed,
0.09% of his services

45th 130th

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

64
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.8)
$46,092an average of $334 per time performed $6,565
an average of $48 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
113
times performed,
0.07% of his services

46th 115th

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

113
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,328an average of $56 per time performed $2,727
an average of $24 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Hydration infusion into a vein

Service Code: 96361
Performed in an office
102
times performed,
0.06% of his services

47th 164th

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

53
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$7,446an average of $73 per time performed $1,178
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosis +

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosis ×

Service Code: 96366
Performed in an office
100
times performed,
0.06% of his services

48th 158th

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

29
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$9,700an average of $97 per time performed $1,391
an average of $14 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urinalysis, manual test

Service Code: 81002
Performed in an office
90
times performed,
0.06% of his services

49th 108th

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

35
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$1,350an average of $15 per time performed $308
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Hydration infusion into a vein 31 minutes to 1 hour

Service Code: 96360
Performed in an office
86
times performed,
0.05% of his services

50th 189th

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

53
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$21,414an average of $249 per time performed $3,712
an average of $43 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein using push technique +

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein using push technique ×

Service Code: 96409
Performed in an office
83
times performed,
0.05% of his services

51st 288th

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

24
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
3.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.1)
$40,255an average of $485 per time performed $6,888
an average of $83 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Infusion, normal saline solution , 1000 cc

Service Code: J7030
Performed in an office
70
times performed,
0.04% of his services

52nd 196th

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

43
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$1,330an average of $19 per time performed $71
an average of $1 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, pegfilgrastim, 6 mg

Service Code: J2505
Performed in an office
69
times performed,
0.04% of his services

53rd 210th

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

34
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$803,974an average of $11,652 per time performed $180,692
an average of $2,619 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
65
times performed,
0.04% of his services

54th 60th

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

64
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$26,780an average of $412 per time performed $10,037
an average of $154 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 125 mg +

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 125 mg ×

Service Code: J2930
Performed in an office
64
times performed,
0.04% of his services

55th 339th

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

27
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$726an average of $11 per time performed $136
an average of $2 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 (fluvirin) ×

Service Code: Q2037
Performed in an office
64
times performed,
0.04% of his services

56th 170th

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

64
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,240an average of $35 per time performed $963
an average of $15 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of different chemotherapy drug or substance into... +

Infusion of different chemotherapy drug or substance into a vein ×

Service Code: 96411
Performed in an office
60
times performed,
0.04% of his services

57th 243rd

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

28
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$16,860an average of $281 per time performed $2,774
an average of $46 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Magnesium level

Service Code: 83735
Performed in an office
59
times performed,
0.04% of his services

58th 182nd

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
3.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$1,652an average of $28 per time performed $529
an average of $9 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

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

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
58
times performed,
0.04% of his services

59th 199th

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

30
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$519an average of $9 per time performed $92
an average of $2 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
58
times performed,
0.04% of his services

60th 59th

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

55
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$17,458an average of $301 per time performed $6,019
an average of $104 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Immunologic analysis for detection of tumor antigen

Service Code: 86304
Performed in an office
58
times performed,
0.04% of his services

61st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
5.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,192an average of $124 per time performed $1,614
an average of $28 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Carcinoembryonic antigen (cea) protein level

Service Code: 82378
Performed in an office
55
times performed,
0.03% of his services

62nd 156th

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

37
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$5,280an average of $96 per time performed $1,395
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron level

Service Code: 83540
Performed in an office
52
times performed,
0.03% of his services

63rd 118th

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

42
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$1,352an average of $26 per time performed $450
an average of $9 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
51
times performed,
0.03% of his services

64th 105th

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

51
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$22,032an average of $432 per time performed $7,743
an average of $152 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Cyanocobalamin (vitamin b-12) level

Service Code: 82607
Performed in an office
44
times performed,
0.03% of his services

65th 193rd

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

38
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$3,256an average of $74 per time performed $887
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
41
times performed,
0.03% of his services

66th 129th

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

28
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$3,198an average of $78 per time performed $921
an average of $22 per time performed
drug
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Leuprolide acetate (for depot suspension), 7.5 mg

Service Code: J9217
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.02% of his services

67th 146th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$44,400an average of $1,110 per time performed $6,807
an average of $170 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Infusion, normal saline solution, sterile (500 ml=1 unit) +

Infusion, normal saline solution, sterile (500 ml=1 unit) ×

Service Code: J7040
Performed in an office
38
times performed,
0.02% of his services

68th 359th

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

29
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$722an average of $19 per time performed $19
an average of $0 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron binding capacity

Service Code: 83550
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
0.02% of his services

69th 132nd

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

29
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$1,190an average of $34 per time performed $409
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.02% of his services

70th 141st

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

24
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.8)
$1,536an average of $48 per time performed $356
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosi... +

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosis, concurrent with another infusion ×

Service Code: 96368
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.02% of his services

71st 371st

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$2,730an average of $91 per time performed $472
an average of $16 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Refilling and maintenance of portable pump

Service Code: 96521
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.02% of his services

72nd 367th

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.9)
$19,830an average of $661 per time performed $3,108
an average of $104 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Folic acid level

Service Code: 82746
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.02% of his services

73rd 233rd

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

28
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$2,130an average of $71 per time performed $590
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Hormonal anti-neoplastic chemotherapy administration bene... +

Hormonal anti-neoplastic chemotherapy administration beneath the skin or into muscle ×

Service Code: 96402
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.02% of his services

74th 220th

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$4,089an average of $141 per time performed $712
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, more than 30 minutes

Service Code: 99239
Performed in a facility
27
times performed,
0.02% of his services

75th 168th

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

27
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,913an average of $219 per time performed $2,241
an average of $83 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
26
times performed,
0.02% of his services

76th 46th

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

26
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,918an average of $343 per time performed $3,093
an average of $119 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
21
times performed,
0.01% of his services

77th 278th

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

21
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$567an average of $27 per time performed $177
an average of $8 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Therapeutic removal of whole blood to correct blood level... +

Therapeutic removal of whole blood to correct blood level imbalance ×

Service Code: 99195
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.01% of his services

78th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,271an average of $251 per time performed $1,505
an average of $72 per time performed
medical
HEMIC AND LYMPHATIC SYSTEMS

Needle or trocar bone marrow biopsy

Service Code: 38221
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.01% of his services

79th 483rd

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

16
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,008an average of $688 per time performed $1,961
an average of $123 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Bone marrow aspiration performed with bone marrow biopsy ... +

Bone marrow aspiration performed with bone marrow biopsy through the same incision on the same date of service ×

Service Code: G0364
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.01% of his services

80th 511th

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

15
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$690an average of $46 per time performed $145
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Stool analysis for blood to screen for colon tumors

Service Code: 82270
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.01% of his services

81st 327th

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$322an average of $23 per time performed $61
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Flow cytometry technique for dna or cell analysis

Service Code: 88184
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.01% of his services

82nd 469th

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,468an average of $289 per time performed $808
an average of $67 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.01% of his services

83rd 304th

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$672an average of $56 per time performed $290
an average of $24 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.

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Average for Specialist Providers in Virginia

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 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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