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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, $243 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 7 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
661
Rank: 16th
out of 47 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
2,218
Rank: 19th
out of 47 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
3.4 This Provider
Avg 6.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$189K
Rank: 12th
out of 47 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$287 This Provider
Avg $243

Note: About 15% 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 102 different services in 2015
(73 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
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
484
times performed,
22% of his services

1st 2nd

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

334
patients got this service, 51% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$88,088.00an average of $182.00 per time performed $22,612.48
an average of $46.72 per time performed
medical
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
284
times performed,
13% of his services

2nd 9th

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

256
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$23,004.00an average of $81.00 per time performed $7,128.40
an average of $25.10 per time performed
drug
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Leuprolide acetate (for depot suspension), 7.5 mg

Service Code: J9217
Performed in an office
162
times performed,
7% of his services

3rd 11th

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

17
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$48,600.00an average of $300.00 per time performed $29,334.96
an average of $181.08 per time performed
medical
URINARY SYSTEM

Ultrasound measurement of bladder capacity after voiding +

Ultrasound measurement of bladder capacity after voiding ×

Service Code: 51798
Performed in an office
115
times performed,
5% of his services

4th 4th

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

88
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$4,289.50an average of $37.30 per time performed $1,317.90
an average of $11.46 per time performed
medical
URINARY SYSTEM

Removal of skin suture with change of bladder tube

Service Code: 51705
Performed in an office
96
times performed,
4% of his services

5th Alert

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
4.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$18,456.00an average of $192.25 per time performed $5,760.00
an average of $60.00 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) with tracing using at lea... +

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) with tracing using at least 12 leads ×

Service Code: 93005
Performed in an office
95
times performed,
4% of his services

6th Alert

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

78
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,610.00an average of $38.00 per time performed $477.85
an average of $5.03 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
81
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 3rd

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

65
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$16,767.00an average of $207.00 per time performed $5,895.18
an average of $72.78 per time performed
medical
URINARY SYSTEM

Insertion of catheter into urinary duct (ureter) using an... +

Insertion of catheter into urinary duct (ureter) using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 52005
Performed in a facility
79
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 26th

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

73
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$43,450.00an average of $550.00 per time performed $6,722.11
an average of $85.09 per time performed
medical
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
75
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 16th

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

75
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$15,450.00an average of $206.00 per time performed $4,939.50
an average of $65.86 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Imaging of urinary tract

Service Code: 74420
Performed in a facility
74
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 28th

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

62
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,552.00an average of $48.00 per time performed $1,038.22
an average of $14.03 per time performed
medical
URINARY SYSTEM

Insertion of stent in urinary duct (ureter) using an endo... +

Insertion of stent in urinary duct (ureter) using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 52332
Performed in a facility
46
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 23rd

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

33
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$45,799.90an average of $995.65 per time performed $3,524.52
an average of $76.62 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
35
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 20th

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

23
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$3,710.00an average of $106.00 per time performed $1,024.45
an average of $29.27 per time performed
medical
URINARY SYSTEM

Diagnostic examination of the bladder and bladder canal (... +

Diagnostic examination of the bladder and bladder canal (urethra) using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 52000
Performed in a facility
33
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 18th

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

33
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$14,586.00an average of $442.00 per time performed $3,175.92
an average of $96.24 per time performed
medical
URINARY SYSTEM

Electronic assessment of bladder emptying

Service Code: 51741
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 38th

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

31
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,374.08an average of $105.44 per time performed $301.76
an average of $9.43 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Hormonal anti-neoplastic chemotherapy administration bene... +

Hormonal anti-neoplastic chemotherapy administration beneath the skin or into muscle ×

Service Code: 96402
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 25th

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

17
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$3,104.00an average of $97.00 per time performed $671.36
an average of $20.98 per time performed
medical
URINARY SYSTEM

Insertion of temporary bladder catheter

Service Code: 51701
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 35th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$5,394.00an average of $174.00 per time performed $1,116.31
an average of $36.01 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
29
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 22nd

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

28
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$7,656.00an average of $264.00 per time performed $2,190.37
an average of $75.53 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
29
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 29th

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$5,539.00an average of $191.00 per time performed $1,523.95
an average of $52.55 per time performed
medical
URINARY SYSTEM

Insertion of indwelling bladder catheter

Service Code: 51702
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
1% of his services

19th Alert

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,830.00an average of $210.00 per time performed $1,107.22
an average of $48.14 per time performed
medical
URINARY SYSTEM

Removal of foreign body, stone, or stent from bladder can... +

Removal of foreign body, stone, or stent from bladder canal (urethra) or bladder using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 52310
Performed in a facility
17
times performed,
0.77% of his services

20th 69th

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

17
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,974.98an average of $527.94 per time performed $1,854.70
an average of $109.10 per time performed
medical

Crushing of stone in urinary duct (ureter) with stent usi... +

Crushing of stone in urinary duct (ureter) with stent using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 52356
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.68% of his services

21st 40th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$13,320.00an average of $888.00 per time performed $4,897.65
an average of $326.51 per time performed
medical
MALE GENITAL SYSTEM

Biopsy of prostate gland

Service Code: 55700
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.68% of his services

22nd 45th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,375.00an average of $425.00 per time performed $1,646.85
an average of $109.79 per time performed
medical
URINARY SYSTEM

Insertion of electronic device into bladder with voiding ... +

Insertion of electronic device into bladder with voiding pressure studies ×

Service Code: 51728
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.63% of his services

23rd 63rd

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,928.04an average of $494.86 per time performed $3,002.30
an average of $214.45 per time performed
medical
URINARY SYSTEM

Non-needle measurement and recording of electrical activi... +

Non-needle measurement and recording of electrical activity of muscles at bladder and bowel openings ×

Service Code: 51784
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.63% of his services

24th 55th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,747.96an average of $339.14 per time performed $957.18
an average of $68.37 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasonic guidance imaging supervision and interpretatio... +

Ultrasonic guidance imaging supervision and interpretation for insertion of needle ×

Service Code: 76942
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
0.63% of his services

25th 53rd

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,632.96an average of $116.64 per time performed $359.52
an average of $25.68 per time performed
medical
URINARY SYSTEM

Removal or manipulation of stone in urinary duct (ureter)... +

Removal or manipulation of stone in urinary duct (ureter) or kidney using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 52352
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.59% of his services

26th Alert

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$11,100.05an average of $853.85 per time performed $3,653.52
an average of $281.04 per time performed
medical
URINARY SYSTEM

Diagnostic examination of the bladder, bladder canal (ure... +

Diagnostic examination of the bladder, bladder canal (urethra), and urinary duct (ureter) or kidney using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 52351
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.54% of his services

27th Alert

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,700.00an average of $725.00 per time performed $2,832.96
an average of $236.08 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 a facility
12
times performed,
0.54% of his services

28th 8th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,184.00an average of $182.00 per time performed $466.68
an average of $38.89 per time performed
medical
URINARY SYSTEM

Shock wave crushing of kidney stones

Service Code: 50590
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.54% of his services

29th 48th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$21,540.00an average of $1,795.00 per time performed $5,243.16
an average of $436.93 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.

Barry J Lifson
Average for Urology Providers in West Virginia

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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