Treatment Tracker

The Doctors and Services in Medicare Part B

How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $324 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
459
Rank: 299th
out of 1,346 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
5,602
Rank: 72nd
out of 1,346 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
12.2 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 6.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$176K
Rank: 133rd
out of 1,346 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$385 This Provider
Avg $324

Note: About 13% 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 within 30 days before or after this provider in 2014.

Patients saw before

THOMAS KRAMER MD

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 97 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

Hyaluronan or derivative, synvisc or synvisc-one, for int... +

Hyaluronan or derivative, synvisc or synvisc-one, for intra-articular injection, 1 mg ×

Service Code: J7325
Performed in an office
2,096
times performed,
37% of his services

1st 14th

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

31
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$40,138an average of $19 per time performed $20,436
an average of $10 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

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

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

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
1,516
times performed,
27% of his services

2nd 11th

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

163
patients got this service, 36% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$4,548an average of $3 per time performed $2,016
an average of $1 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
567
times performed,
10% of his services

3rd 1st

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

306
patients got this service, 67% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$45,360an average of $80 per time performed $27,783
an average of $49 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20610
Performed in an office
368
times performed,
7% of his services

4th 28th

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

164
patients got this service, 36% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$69,018an average of $188 per time performed $17,682
an average of $48 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
184
times performed,
3% of his services

5th 137th

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

115
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$14,720an average of $80 per time performed $2,830
an average of $15 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
110
times performed,
2% of his services

6th 174th

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

83
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$11,550an average of $105 per time performed $2,188
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 2... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 20 minutes ×

Service Code: 99202
Performed in an office
92
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 106th

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

92
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,200an average of $100 per time performed $4,304
an average of $47 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 30 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 30 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99221
Performed in a facility
80
times performed,
1% of his services

8th 75th

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

78
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,400an average of $105 per time performed $6,290
an average of $79 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 73510
Performed in an office
71
times performed,
1% of his services

9th 188th

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

46
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$6,745an average of $95 per time performed $1,391
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of both knees, standing, front to back view

Service Code: 73565
Performed in an office
65
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 203rd

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

52
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$7,150an average of $110 per time performed $1,021
an average of $16 per time performed
medical
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
44
times performed,
0.79% of his services

11th 19th

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

22
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$1,980an average of $45 per time performed $1,334
an average of $30 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72040
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
0.62% of his services

12th 525th

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

24
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$3,500an average of $100 per time performed $506
an average of $14 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.55% of his services

13th 164th

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

23
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,790an average of $90 per time performed $469
an average of $15 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ankle, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73610
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.45% of his services

14th 320th

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$2,125an average of $85 per time performed $434
an average of $17 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

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

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

Service Code: 63048
Performed in a facility
20
times performed,
0.36% of his services

15th 328th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$61,800an average of $3,090 per time performed $3,398
an average of $170 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20610
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.29% of his services

16th 595th

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

12
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,240an average of $140 per time performed $563
an average of $35 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Repair of knee joint

Service Code: 27447
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.27% of his services

17th 369th

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

15
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$75,000an average of $5,000 per time performed $15,344
an average of $1,023 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
12
times performed,
0.21% of his services

18th 3rd

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

12
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$960an average of $80 per time performed $668
an average of $56 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

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

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

Service Code: 63047
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.2% of his services

19th 447th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$57,000an average of $5,182 per time performed $7,806
an average of $710 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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Thomas D Kramer
Average for Specialist Providers in Pennsylvania

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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