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, $565 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 16 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
259
Rank: 1109th
out of 2,275 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
114,055
Rank: 24th
out of 2,275 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
440.4 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 16.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$660K
Rank: 147th
out of 2,275 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$2,550 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $565

Note: About 76% 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.

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 21 different services in 2015
(9 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, onabotulinumtoxina, 1 unit

Service Code: J0585
Performed in an office
112,601
times performed,
99% of his services

1st 8th

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

142
patients got this service, 55% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$1,013,409.00an average of $9.00 per time performed $498,822.43
an average of $4.43 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
662
times performed,
0.58% of his services

2nd 2nd

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

210
patients got this service, 81% of his patients
3.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$86,060.00an average of $130.00 per time performed $56,270.00
an average of $85.00 per time performed
medical

Injection of chemical for destruction of nerve muscles on... +

Injection of chemical for destruction of nerve muscles on one side of neck excluding voice box accessed through the skin ×

Service Code: 64616
Performed in an office
231
times performed,
0.2% of his services

3rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

94
patients got this service, 36% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$216,580.98an average of $937.58 per time performed $34,305.81
an average of $148.51 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

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

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity of muscles for guidance with injection of chemical for destruction of muscles ×

Service Code: 95874
Performed in an office
143
times performed,
0.13% of his services

4th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

94
patients got this service, 36% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$14,300.00an average of $100.00 per time performed $7,915.05
an average of $55.35 per time performed
medical

Injection of chemical for destruction of nerve muscles on... +

Injection of chemical for destruction of nerve muscles on arm or leg, 5 or more muscles ×

Service Code: 64645
Performed in an office
97
times performed,
0.09% of his services

5th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

48
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$29,585.00an average of $305.00 per time performed $9,035.55
an average of $93.15 per time performed
medical

Injection of chemical for destruction of nerve muscles on... +

Injection of chemical for destruction of nerve muscles on arm or leg, 5 or more muscles ×

Service Code: 64644
Performed in an office
95
times performed,
0.08% of his services

6th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

47
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$45,220.00an average of $476.00 per time performed $11,913.00
an average of $125.40 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
66
times performed,
0.06% of his services

7th 72nd

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

66
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$21,450.00an average of $325.00 per time performed $10,530.30
an average of $159.55 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement of brain wave (eeg) activity, 41-60 minutes

Service Code: 95812
Performed in an office
46
times performed,
0.04% of his services

8th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

43
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$23,000.00an average of $500.00 per time performed $16,180.50
an average of $351.75 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scanning of head and neck vessel blood flow (i... +

Ultrasound scanning of head and neck vessel blood flow (inside the brain) ×

Service Code: 93886
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
0.03% of his services

9th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

37
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$34,928.00an average of $944.00 per time performed $7,134.34
an average of $192.82 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
16
times performed,
0.01% of his services

10th 227th

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

16
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,440.00an average of $215.00 per time performed $1,222.88
an average of $76.43 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

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

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity of head or trunk muscles ×

Service Code: 95887
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.01% of his services

11th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

16
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,232.00an average of $202.00 per time performed $1,095.20
an average of $68.45 per time performed
medical

Nerve transmission studies, 13 or more studies

Service Code: 95913
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.01% of his services

12th 408th

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

11
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,862.00an average of $442.00 per time performed $2,706.55
an average of $246.05 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.

Richard N Sauer
Average for Specialist Providers in California

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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