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The Doctors and Services in Medicare Part B

How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $770 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 42 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
1,074
Rank: 6th
out of 66 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
193,543
Rank: 2nd
out of 66 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
180.2 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 42.3
Total Paid
by Medicare
$2.69M
Rank: 2nd
out of 66 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$2,502 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $770

Note: About 72% of this provider’s Medicare payments were for drugs administered in her 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 her Part B patients.

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 53 different services in 2015
(19 were redacted as they were performed on less than 11 patients)

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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, tocilizumab, 1 mg

Service Code: J3262
Performed in an office
68,740
times performed,
36% of her services

1st 1st

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
10.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.9)
$687,400.00an average of $10.00 per time performed $200,720.80
an average of $2.92 per time performed
drug

Injection, certolizumab pegol, 1 mg (code may be used for... +

Injection, certolizumab pegol, 1 mg (code may be used for medicare when drug administered under the direct supervision of a physician, not for use when drug is self administered) ×

Service Code: J0717
Performed in an office
58,400
times performed,
30% of her services

2nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
7.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$700,800.00an average of $12.00 per time performed $288,496.00
an average of $4.94 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, denosumab, 1 mg

Service Code: J0897
Performed in an office
20,940
times performed,
11% of her services

3rd 2nd

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

222
patients got this service, 21% of her patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$942,300.00an average of $45.00 per time performed $240,810.00
an average of $11.50 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection infliximab, 10 mg

Service Code: J1745
Performed in an office
14,580
times performed,
8% of her services

4th 3rd

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

78
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
5.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.1)
$2,041,200.00an average of $140.00 per time performed $874,071.00
an average of $59.95 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
10,480
times performed,
5% of her services

5th 7th

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

394
patients got this service, 37% of her patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$104,904.80an average of $10.01 per time performed $14,357.60
an average of $1.37 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, abatacept, 10 mg (code may be used for medicar... +

Injection, abatacept, 10 mg (code may be used for medicare when drug administered under the direct supervision of a physician, not for use when drug is self administered) ×

Service Code: J0129
Performed in an office
7,175
times performed,
4% of her services

6th 5th

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
7.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.2)
$624,225.00an average of $87.00 per time performed $195,734.00
an average of $27.28 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
4,753
times performed,
2% of her services

7th 6th

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

1,023
patients got this service, 95% of her patients
4.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$1,017,142.00an average of $214.00 per time performed $374,346.28
an average of $78.76 per time performed
medical

Aspiration and/or injection of major joint or joint capsu... +

Aspiration and/or injection of major joint or joint capsule with recording and reporting using ultrasound guidance ×

Service Code: 20611
Performed in an office
771
times performed,
0.4% of her services

8th 25th

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

321
patients got this service, 30% of her patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$297,606.00an average of $386.00 per time performed $54,532.83
an average of $70.73 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Bone density measurement using dedicated x-ray machine

Service Code: 77080
Performed in an office
729
times performed,
0.38% of her services

9th 34th

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

728
patients got this service, 68% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$197,559.00an average of $271.00 per time performed $29,429.73
an average of $40.37 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Infusion, normal saline solution , 250 cc

Service Code: J7050
Performed in an office
645
times performed,
0.33% of her services

10th 22nd

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

122
patients got this service, 11% of her patients
5.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.8)
$12,900.00an average of $20.00 per time performed $199.95
an average of $0.31 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
427
times performed,
0.22% of her services

11th 17th

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

111
patients got this service, 10% of her patients
3.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.4)
$58,072.00an average of $136.00 per time performed $23,433.76
an average of $54.88 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
351
times performed,
0.18% of her services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

223
patients got this service, 21% of her patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$51,246.00an average of $146.00 per time performed $20,670.39
an average of $58.89 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
313
times performed,
0.16% of her services

13th 15th

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

25
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
6.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$15,650.00an average of $50.00 per time performed $6,191.14
an average of $19.78 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Drug screen, other than chromatographic; any number of dr... +

Drug screen, other than chromatographic; any number of drug classes, by clia waived test or moderate complexity test, per patient encounter ×

Service Code: G0434
Performed in an office
296
times performed,
0.15% of her services

14th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

138
patients got this service, 13% of her patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$11,840.00an average of $40.00 per time performed $5,594.40
an average of $18.90 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity o... +

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity of muscles of arm or leg complete study ×

Service Code: 95886
Performed in an office
274
times performed,
0.14% of her services

15th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

122
patients got this service, 11% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$50,142.00an average of $183.00 per time performed $19,629.36
an average of $71.64 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein

Service Code: 96415
Performed in an office
260
times performed,
0.13% of her services

16th 16th

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

75
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
3.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.6)
$18,161.00an average of $69.85 per time performed $5,772.00
an average of $22.20 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein up to 1 hour

Service Code: 96413
Performed in an office
241
times performed,
0.12% of her services

17th 19th

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

75
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
3.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.6)
$74,536.48an average of $309.28 per time performed $23,748.14
an average of $98.54 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
221
times performed,
0.11% of her services

18th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

81
patients got this service, 8% of her patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,072.00an average of $32.00 per time performed $3,279.64
an average of $14.84 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of arm joint

Service Code: 73221
Performed in an office
198
times performed,
0.1% of her services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

145
patients got this service, 14% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$74,333.16an average of $375.42 per time performed $25,359.84
an average of $128.08 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of leg joint

Service Code: 73721
Performed in an office
179
times performed,
0.09% of her services

20th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

133
patients got this service, 12% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$66,230.00an average of $370.00 per time performed $21,741.34
an average of $121.46 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Hyaluronan or derivative, hyalgan or supartz, for intra-a... +

Hyaluronan or derivative, hyalgan or supartz, for intra-articular injection, per dose ×

Service Code: J7321
Performed in an office
163
times performed,
0.08% of her services

21st 30th

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

26
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
6.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.4)
$30,970.00an average of $190.00 per time performed $11,103.56
an average of $68.12 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
146
times performed,
0.08% of her services

22nd 33rd

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

146
patients got this service, 14% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$60,006.00an average of $411.00 per time performed $21,870.80
an average of $149.80 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of lower spinal canal

Service Code: 72148
Performed in an office
142
times performed,
0.07% of her services

23rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

140
patients got this service, 13% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$47,983.22an average of $337.91 per time performed $11,872.62
an average of $83.61 per time performed
medical

Nerve transmission studies, 13 or more studies

Service Code: 95913
Performed in an office
139
times performed,
0.07% of her services

24th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

124
patients got this service, 12% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$84,929.00an average of $611.00 per time performed $32,115.95
an average of $231.05 per time performed
medical

Aspiration and/or injection of intermediate joint or join... +

Aspiration and/or injection of intermediate joint or joint capsule with recording and reporting using ultrasound guidance ×

Service Code: 20606
Performed in an office
134
times performed,
0.07% of her services

25th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

88
patients got this service, 8% of her patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$48,910.00an average of $365.00 per time performed $8,066.80
an average of $60.20 per time performed
drug

Injection, zoledronic acid, 1 mg

Service Code: J3489
Performed in an office
85
times performed,
0.04% of her services

26th 24th

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$32,265.15an average of $379.59 per time performed $2,426.75
an average of $28.55 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of arm

Service Code: 73218
Performed in an office
82
times performed,
0.04% of her services

27th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

63
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$48,211.08an average of $587.94 per time performed $17,780.06
an average of $216.83 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of upper spinal canal

Service Code: 72141
Performed in an office
81
times performed,
0.04% of her services

28th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

79
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$27,216.00an average of $336.00 per time performed $8,159.94
an average of $100.74 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound of leg or arm

Service Code: 76881
Performed in an office
74
times performed,
0.04% of her services

29th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

41
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$17,908.00an average of $242.00 per time performed $6,823.54
an average of $92.21 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of pelvis

Service Code: 72195
Performed in an office
69
times performed,
0.04% of her services

30th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

68
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$40,296.00an average of $584.00 per time performed $15,173.79
an average of $219.91 per time performed
medical

Aspiration and/or injection of small joint or joint capsu... +

Aspiration and/or injection of small joint or joint capsule with recording and reporting using ultrasound guidance ×

Service Code: 20604
Performed in an office
63
times performed,
0.03% of her services

31st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

48
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$22,995.00an average of $365.00 per time performed $3,465.63
an average of $55.01 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of leg

Service Code: 73718
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.02% of her services

32nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

31
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$23,360.00an average of $584.00 per time performed $8,640.00
an average of $216.00 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
37
times performed,
0.02% of her services

33rd 23rd

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

37
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$10,619.00an average of $287.00 per time performed $3,386.24
an average of $91.52 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of middle spinal canal

Service Code: 72146
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.01% of her services

34th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

16
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,376.00an average of $336.00 per time performed $1,795.20
an average of $112.20 per time performed

Office Visits

Medicare reimburses office visits using a five-point scale, with five being the most intensive and costly. The chart below shows what percentage of this provider’s office visits were reimbursed at each level. A higher than average proportion of costly visits is not necessarily an indication of a problem, but it may be worth asking about.

Hover over each slice to see percentage breakdown.

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Notes: Medicare redacted this data for any services provided to fewer than 11 patients. The contact information listed above is the most current we have for this provider. The services listed on this page may have been delivered at a previous address or as part of a different practice.

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Sources: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Plan and Provider Enumeration System, American Medical Association

Services that begin with a letter come from CMS. All other codes and descriptions of the medical procedures are from the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set, copyright 2015 American Medical Association. All rights reserved. Where practical, AMA’s consumer friendly translation of the CPT descriptor was used. ProPublica has received permission from the AMA to use these codes on this site.

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