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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $234 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
736
Rank: 248th
out of 2,169 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
11,748
Rank: 39th
out of 2,169 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
16 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$253K
Rank: 121st
out of 2,169 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$344 This Provider
Avg $234

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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Linda Buchanan
Average for Internal Medicine Providers in Virginia

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, from Jan. 2012 to June 2013.

Patients saw before

Linda Buchanan

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 42 different services in 2012
CATEGORY
Description of Service
Times Performed (or Units) This Service's Rank Patients Unique Visits
Per Patient
Billed to Medicare Payments from Medicare
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
1,351
times performed,
11% of her services

1st 4th

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

588
patients got this service, 80% of her patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$21,616an average of $16 per time performed $4,053
an average of $3 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
1,131
times performed,
10% of her services

2nd 12th

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

580
patients got this service, 79% of her patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$33,930an average of $30 per time performed $13,572
an average of $12 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
1,054
times performed,
9% of her services

3rd 11th

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

568
patients got this service, 77% of her patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$38,998an average of $37 per time performed $14,756
an average of $14 per time performed
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
977
times performed,
8% of her services

4th 1st

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

548
patients got this service, 74% of her patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$131,895an average of $135 per time performed $69,367
an average of $71 per time performed
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
856
times performed,
7% of her services

5th 9th

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

541
patients got this service, 74% of her patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$18,832an average of $22 per time performed $9,416
an average of $11 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroxine (thyroid chemical) measurement

Service Code: 84439
Performed in an office
739
times performed,
6% of her services

6th 46th

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

505
patients got this service, 69% of her patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$18,475an average of $25 per time performed $9,607
an average of $13 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
739
times performed,
6% of her services

7th 27th

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

505
patients got this service, 69% of her patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$34,733an average of $47 per time performed $17,736
an average of $24 per time performed
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
715
times performed,
6% of her services

8th 2nd

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

402
patients got this service, 55% of her patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$63,635an average of $89 per time performed $36,465
an average of $51 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
422
times performed,
4% of her services

9th 23rd

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

217
patients got this service, 29% of her patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$11,394an average of $27 per time performed $5,908
an average of $14 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
328
times performed,
3% of her services

10th 13th

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

321
patients got this service, 44% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,560an average of $20 per time performed $6,560
an average of $20 per time performed
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 (fluzone) ×

Service Code: Q2038
Performed in an office
328
times performed,
3% of her services

11th 41st

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

321
patients got this service, 44% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,560an average of $20 per time performed $4,264
an average of $13 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
310
times performed,
3% of her services

12th 8th

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

40
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
7.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 6.7)
$6,820an average of $22 per time performed $1,860
an average of $6 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
300
times performed,
3% of her services

13th 42nd

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

266
patients got this service, 36% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,800an average of $6 per time performed $900
an average of $3 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 1mg

Service Code: J1100
Performed in an office
268
times performed,
2% of her services

14th 47th

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

52
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$268an average of $1 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
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,
2% of her services

15th 17th

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

48
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
5.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.1)
$8,544an average of $32 per time performed $3,738
an average of $14 per time performed
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
181
times performed,
2% of her services

16th 34th

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

90
patients got this service, 12% of her patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.9)
$7,240an average of $40 per time performed $3,258
an average of $18 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81001
Performed in an office
169
times performed,
1% of her services

17th 49th

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

154
patients got this service, 21% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,521an average of $9 per time performed $676
an average of $4 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urine microalbumin (protein) analysis

Service Code: 82044
Performed in an office
141
times performed,
1% of her services

18th 97th

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

136
patients got this service, 18% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,833an average of $13 per time performed $846
an average of $6 per time performed
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
141
times performed,
1% of her services

19th 71st

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

136
patients got this service, 18% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,974an average of $14 per time performed $987
an average of $7 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Annual wellness visit; includes a personalized prevention... +

Annual wellness visit; includes a personalized prevention plan of service (pps), initial visit ×

Service Code: G0438
Performed in an office
133
times performed,
1% of her services

20th 53rd

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

133
patients got this service, 18% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$39,235an average of $295 per time performed $21,812
an average of $164 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specif... +

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

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
124
times performed,
1% of her services

21st 44th

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

27
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$620an average of $5 per time performed $124
an average of $1 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, ketorolac tromethamine, per 15 mg

Service Code: J1885
Performed in an office
112
times performed,
0.95% of her services

22nd 154th

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

28
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,120an average of $10 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 10 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 10 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99307
Performed in an office
107
times performed,
0.91% of her services

23rd 58th

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

28
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
3.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.8)
$5,457an average of $51 per time performed $2,996
an average of $28 per time performed
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
84
times performed,
0.72% of her services

24th 31st

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

80
patients got this service, 11% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$4,788an average of $57 per time performed $2,520
an average of $30 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Physician re-certification for medicare-covered home heal... +

Physician re-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 implementation of the plan of care that meets patient's needs, per re-certification period ×

Service Code: G0179
Performed in an office
82
times performed,
0.7% of her services

25th 114th

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

26
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
3.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$6,888an average of $84 per time performed $2,624
an average of $32 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
81
times performed,
0.69% of her services

26th 65th

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

73
patients got this service, 10% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,427an average of $67 per time performed $1,782
an average of $22 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Cyanocobalamin (vitamin b-12) level

Service Code: 82607
Performed in an office
74
times performed,
0.63% of her services

27th 151st

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

58
patients got this service, 8% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,182an average of $43 per time performed $1,554
an average of $21 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Uric acid level, blood

Service Code: 84550
Performed in an office
70
times performed,
0.6% of her services

28th 104th

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

43
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$910an average of $13 per time performed $350
an average of $5 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Cervical or vaginal cancer screening; pelvic and clinical... +

Cervical or vaginal cancer screening; pelvic and clinical breast examination ×

Service Code: G0101
Performed in an office
68
times performed,
0.58% of her services

29th 211th

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

68
patients got this service, 9% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,896an average of $72 per time performed $2,516
an average of $37 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
51
times performed,
0.43% of her services

30th 29th

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

38
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$1,224an average of $24 per time performed $612
an average of $12 per time performed
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 implementation of the plan of care that meets patient's needs, per certification period ×

Service Code: G0180
Performed in an office
50
times performed,
0.43% of her services

31st 79th

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

44
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$5,500an average of $110 per time performed $2,050
an average of $41 per time performed
MEDICINE

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection ben... +

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

Service Code: 90732
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.34% of her services

32nd 60th

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

40
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,240an average of $56 per time performed $2,200
an average of $55 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
39
times performed,
0.33% of her services

33rd 59th

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

39
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$780an average of $20 per time performed $780
an average of $20 per time performed
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
35
times performed,
0.3% of her services

34th 16th

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

34
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,205an average of $63 per time performed $490
an average of $14 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
0.29% of her services

35th 236th

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

33
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,448an average of $72 per time performed $884
an average of $26 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 10 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 10 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99307
Performed in a facility
26
times performed,
0.22% of her services

36th 106th

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$1,326an average of $51 per time performed $858
an average of $33 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial nursing facility visit, typically 25 minutes per day +

Initial nursing facility visit, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99304
Performed in a facility
25
times performed,
0.21% of her services

37th 247th

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

23
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,475an average of $99 per time performed $1,750
an average of $70 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Psa (prostate specific antigen) measurement

Service Code: 84153
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.2% of her services

38th 141st

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,173an average of $51 per time performed $598
an average of $26 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Prostate cancer screening; prostate specific antigen test... +

Prostate cancer screening; prostate specific antigen test (psa) ×

Service Code: G0103
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.16% of her services

39th 84th

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,083an average of $57 per time performed $494
an average of $26 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Ferritin (blood protein) level

Service Code: 82728
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.14% of her services

40th 125th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$646an average of $38 per time performed $323
an average of $19 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Bone density measurement using dedicated x-ray machine

Service Code: 77080
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.11% of her services

41st 87th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,678an average of $206 per time performed $845
an average of $65 per time performed
TEMPORARY CODES

Screening papanicolaou smear; obtaining, preparing and co... +

Screening papanicolaou smear; obtaining, preparing and conveyance of cervical or vaginal smear to laboratory ×

Service Code: Q0091
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.11% of her services

42nd 250th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,001an average of $77 per time performed $572
an average of $44 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ribs of one side of body, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73510
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.09% of her services

43rd 277th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$704an average of $64 per time performed $341
an average of $31 per time performed

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.

Notes: This provider has a self-reported specialty of "Internal Medicine." In some cases the self-reported specialty may differ from the specialty listed above, which comes from Medicare. Medicare redacted this data for any services provided to fewer than 11 patients.

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