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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $844 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 73 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
370
Rank: 134th
out of 214 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
23,940
Rank: 111th
out of 214 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
64.7 This Provider
Avg 72.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$384K
Rank: 94th
out of 214 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$1,037 This Provider
Avg $844

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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Bruce D. Goldsweig
Average for Hematology/Oncology Providers in Georgia

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.

Individuals

BRANDON WEST

ALAA-EL-DIN SOLTAN

BRIAN GORDON

MARK WETHERLY

JOSEPH MOYERS

Organizations

COBB HOSPITAL

NORTHSIDE HOSPITAL INC

Patients saw before

Bruce D. Goldsweig

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 48 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
DRUGS

Injection, fosaprepitant (emend), 1 mg

Service Code: J1453
Performed in an office
13,500
times performed,
56% of his services

1st 2nd

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

22
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
4.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.6)
$54,000an average of $4 per time performed $13,500
an average of $1 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
1,485
times performed,
6% of his services

2nd 8th

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

291
patients got this service, 79% of his patients
5.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4)
$47,520an average of $32 per time performed $16,335
an average of $11 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 1mg

Service Code: J1100
Performed in an office
1,482
times performed,
6% of his services

3rd 5th

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

28
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
4.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.6)
$4,446an average of $3 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
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
1,093
times performed,
5% of his services

4th 12th

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

290
patients got this service, 78% of his patients
3.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.2)
$24,046an average of $22 per time performed $3,279
an average of $3 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, palonosetron hydrochloride, 25 mcg

Service Code: J2469
Performed in an office
920
times performed,
4% of his services

5th 10th

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

22
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
4.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.3)
$59,800an average of $65 per time performed $13,800
an average of $15 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
611
times performed,
3% of his services

6th 18th

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

224
patients got this service, 61% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$73,320an average of $120 per time performed $31,772
an average of $52 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, iron dextran, 50 mg

Service Code: J1750
Performed in an office
570
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 26th

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

19
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$31,920an average of $56 per time performed $5,700
an average of $10 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
483
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 20th

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

152
patients got this service, 41% of his patients
3.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3)
$24,633an average of $51 per time performed $6,762
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 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99212
Performed in an office
467
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 44th

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

191
patients got this service, 52% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$36,426an average of $78 per time performed $14,944
an average of $32 per time performed
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
376
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 23rd

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

45
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.4)
$34,968an average of $93 per time performed $9,776
an average of $26 per time performed
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
249
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 29th

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

26
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
4.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.9)
$18,675an average of $75 per time performed $4,482
an average of $18 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein up to 1 hour

Service Code: 96413
Performed in an office
243
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 27th

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

36
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
6.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.3)
$121,986an average of $502 per time performed $26,973
an average of $111 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
237
times performed,
0.99% of his services

13th 24th

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

61
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
3.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.1)
$12,324an average of $52 per time performed $4,266
an average of $18 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
230
times performed,
0.96% of his services

14th 17th

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

98
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$40,250an average of $175 per time performed $18,170
an average of $79 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Ferritin (blood protein) level

Service Code: 82728
Performed in an office
180
times performed,
0.75% of his services

15th 56th

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

113
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$9,000an average of $50 per time performed $3,420
an average of $19 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
174
times performed,
0.73% of his services

16th 35th

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

22
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
7.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.2)
$4,350an average of $25 per time performed $870
an average of $5 per time performed
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
126
times performed,
0.53% of his services

17th 50th

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

33
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$12,600an average of $100 per time performed $2,142
an average of $17 per time performed
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
113
times performed,
0.47% of his services

18th 42nd

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

41
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$28,024an average of $248 per time performed $6,441
an average of $57 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, diphenhydramine hydrochloride, up to 50 mg

Service Code: J1200
Performed in an office
112
times performed,
0.47% of his services

19th 38th

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

31
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
3.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.8)
$560an average of $5 per time performed $112
an average of $1 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein

Service Code: 96415
Performed in an office
104
times performed,
0.43% of his services

20th 36th

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

20
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
4.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.4)
$12,584an average of $121 per time performed $2,600
an average of $25 per time performed
DRUGS

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

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
80
times performed,
0.33% of his services

21st 47th

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

24
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
3.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.8)
$240an average of $3 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron level

Service Code: 83540
Performed in an office
79
times performed,
0.33% of his services

22nd 70th

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

70
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$2,528an average of $32 per time performed $711
an average of $9 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron binding capacity

Service Code: 83550
Performed in an office
79
times performed,
0.33% of his services

23rd 68th

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

70
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$2,370an average of $30 per time performed $948
an average of $12 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Cyanocobalamin (vitamin b-12) level

Service Code: 82607
Performed in an office
78
times performed,
0.33% of his services

24th 85th

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

71
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$4,290an average of $55 per time performed $1,638
an average of $21 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Lactate dehydrogenase (enzyme) level

Service Code: 83615
Performed in an office
71
times performed,
0.3% of his services

25th 32nd

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

39
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$2,059an average of $29 per time performed $355
an average of $5 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, pegfilgrastim, 6 mg

Service Code: J2505
Performed in an office
69
times performed,
0.29% of his services

26th 76th

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

20
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
3.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$407,100an average of $5,900 per time performed $155,043
an average of $2,247 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Folic acid level

Service Code: 82746
Performed in an office
67
times performed,
0.28% of his services

27th 99th

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

61
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,747an average of $41 per time performed $1,407
an average of $21 per time performed
MEDICINE

Hydration infusion into a vein

Service Code: 96361
Performed in an office
61
times performed,
0.25% of his services

28th 48th

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

21
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$2,684an average of $44 per time performed $732
an average of $12 per time performed
MEDICINE

Hydration infusion into a vein 31 minutes to 1 hour

Service Code: 96360
Performed in an office
55
times performed,
0.23% of his services

29th 73rd

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

32
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$7,590an average of $138 per time performed $2,420
an average of $44 per time performed
DRUGS

Infusion, normal saline solution , 1000 cc

Service Code: J7030
Performed in an office
44
times performed,
0.18% of his services

30th 64th

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

23
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$880an average of $20 per time performed $44
an average of $1 per time performed
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
43
times performed,
0.18% of his services

31st 46th

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

12
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
3.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.6)
$10,750an average of $250 per time performed $2,494
an average of $58 per time performed
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
43
times performed,
0.18% of his services

32nd 33rd

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

27
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$5,160an average of $120 per time performed $2,365
an average of $55 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99222
Performed in a facility
36
times performed,
0.15% of his services

33rd 89th

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

36
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$8,172an average of $227 per time performed $3,852
an average of $107 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99231
Performed in a facility
36
times performed,
0.15% of his services

34th 62nd

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

25
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$2,448an average of $68 per time performed $1,116
an average of $31 per time performed
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
34
times performed,
0.14% of his services

35th 58th

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

28
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$8,330an average of $245 per time performed $3,468
an average of $102 per time performed
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
33
times performed,
0.14% of his services

36th 84th

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

33
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,207an average of $279 per time performed $4,158
an average of $126 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Carcinoembryonic antigen (cea) protein level

Service Code: 82378
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.13% of his services

37th 88th

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

21
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$2,880an average of $90 per time performed $864
an average of $27 per time performed
HEMIC AND LYMPHATIC SYSTEMS

Needle or trocar bone marrow biopsy

Service Code: 38221
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.12% of his services

38th 119th

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

28
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$12,040an average of $430 per time performed $3,444
an average of $123 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Beta-2 microglobulin (protein) level

Service Code: 82232
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.12% of his services

39th 109th

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

19
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$1,288an average of $46 per time performed $616
an average of $22 per time performed
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
28
times performed,
0.12% of his services

40th 125th

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

28
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,400an average of $50 per time performed $280
an average of $10 per time performed
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
25
times performed,
0.1% of his services

41st 128th

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

11
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$3,625an average of $145 per time performed $1,825
an average of $73 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Immunologic analysis for detection of tumor antigen

Service Code: 86300
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.1% of his services

42nd 82nd

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

13
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$1,357an average of $59 per time performed $644
an average of $28 per time performed
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
21
times performed,
0.09% of his services

43rd 121st

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

21
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,158an average of $198 per time performed $1,575
an average of $75 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Colorectal cancer screening; fecal occult blood test, imm... +

Colorectal cancer screening; fecal occult blood test, immunoassay, 1-3 simultaneous ×

Service Code: G0328
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.09% of his services

44th 164th

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

21
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,176an average of $56 per time performed $483
an average of $23 per time performed
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
21
times performed,
0.09% of his services

45th 77th

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

15
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.8)
$378an average of $18 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood creatinine level

Service Code: 82565
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.08% of his services

46th 111th

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

18
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$440an average of $22 per time performed $80
an average of $4 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.07% of his services

47th 81st

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

13
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$656an average of $41 per time performed $192
an average of $12 per time performed
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
14
times performed,
0.06% of his services

48th 75th

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

14
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,942an average of $353 per time performed $2,114
an average of $151 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 "Hematology & Oncology." 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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