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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $286 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 10 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
732
Rank: 37th
out of 243 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
13,139
Rank: 24th
out of 243 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
17.9 This Provider
Avg 10.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$421K
Rank: 6th
out of 243 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$576 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $286

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 patients within 30 days before or after this provider in 2014.

Patients saw before

KENNETH LAZARUS MD,PHD

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 76 different services in 2014
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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
4,350
times performed,
33% of his services

1st 1st

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$58,334an average of $13 per time performed $18,140
an average of $4 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
1,842
times performed,
14% of his services

2nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

108
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$13,778an average of $7 per time performed $2,524
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 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in an office
1,520
times performed,
12% of his services

3rd 2nd

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

539
patients got this service, 74% of his patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$368,828an average of $243 per time performed $112,191
an average of $74 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
1,086
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 3rd

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

344
patients got this service, 47% of his patients
3.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$216,831an average of $200 per time performed $55,636
an average of $51 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Alcohol (ethanol) level

Service Code: 82055
Performed in an office
692
times performed,
5% of his services

5th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

292
patients got this service, 40% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$58,820an average of $85 per time performed $9,903
an average of $14 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Drug screen, qualitative; multiple drug classes by high c... +

Drug screen, qualitative; multiple drug classes by high complexity test method (e.g., immunoassay, enzyme assay), per patient encounter ×

Service Code: G0431
Performed in an office
684
times performed,
5% of his services

6th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

294
patients got this service, 40% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$171,000an average of $250 per time performed $62,935
an average of $92 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 1mg

Service Code: J1100
Performed in an office
574
times performed,
4% of his services

7th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

71
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$14,052an average of $24 per time performed $57
an average of $0 per time performed
drug
TEMPORARY CODES

Low osmolar contrast material, 200-299 mg/ml iodine conce... +

Low osmolar contrast material, 200-299 mg/ml iodine concentration, per ml ×

Service Code: Q9966
Performed in an office
365
times performed,
3% of his services

8th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

93
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,657an average of $7 per time performed $62
an average of $0 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Psychological testing with interpretation and report by c... +

Psychological testing with interpretation and report by computer ×

Service Code: 96103
Performed in an office
324
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 54th

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

179
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$53,551an average of $165 per time performed $6,804
an average of $21 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
216
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 8th

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

166
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$69,230an average of $321 per time performed $22,080
an average of $102 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Fluoroscopic guidance for spine or spinal canal injection +

Fluoroscopic guidance for spine or spinal canal injection ×

Service Code: 77003
Performed in an office
183
times performed,
1% of his services

11th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

93
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$45,349an average of $248 per time performed $12,770
an average of $70 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into lower or sacral spine

Service Code: 62311
Performed in an office
150
times performed,
1% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

79
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$96,500an average of $643 per time performed $12,215
an average of $81 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
131
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 9th

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

131
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$67,850an average of $518 per time performed $20,994
an average of $160 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Neurobehavioral status examination, interpretation, and r... +

Neurobehavioral status examination, interpretation, and report by psychologist or physician per hour ×

Service Code: 96116
Performed in an office
78
times performed,
0.59% of his services

14th 41st

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

55
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$13,400an average of $172 per time performed $5,691
an average of $73 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement and recording of brain wave (eeg) activity, a... +

Measurement and recording of brain wave (eeg) activity, awake and asleep ×

Service Code: 95819
Performed in an office
61
times performed,
0.46% of his services

15th 35th

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

60
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$55,250an average of $906 per time performed $19,237
an average of $315 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 35 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 35 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99233
Performed in a facility
55
times performed,
0.42% of his services

16th 6th

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

27
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$17,445an average of $317 per time performed $4,501
an average of $82 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into upper or middle spine

Service Code: 62310
Performed in an office
54
times performed,
0.41% of his services

17th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

27
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$35,100an average of $650 per time performed $4,470
an average of $83 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 70 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 70 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99223
Performed in a facility
45
times performed,
0.34% of his services

18th 11th

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

44
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$20,400an average of $453 per time performed $7,064
an average of $157 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of trigger points in 3 or more muscles

Service Code: 20553
Performed in an office
45
times performed,
0.34% of his services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

39
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,940an average of $132 per time performed $2,179
an average of $48 per time performed
medical
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
40
times performed,
0.3% of his services

20th 10th

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

40
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$19,200an average of $480 per time performed $4,790
an average of $120 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower o... +

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower or sacral spine nerve root using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64483
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.19% of his services

21st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$13,550an average of $542 per time performed $4,143
an average of $166 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan brain

Service Code: 70551
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.17% of his services

22nd 27th

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

21
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,500an average of $295 per time performed $1,225
an average of $56 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of lower spinal canal

Service Code: 72148
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.16% of his services

23rd 130th

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

21
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,700an average of $271 per time performed $1,242
an average of $59 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
21
times performed,
0.16% of his services

24th 5th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$3,470an average of $165 per time performed $1,079
an average of $51 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan brain

Service Code: 70551
Performed in a facility
21
times performed,
0.16% of his services

25th 112th

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,700an average of $176 per time performed $1,240
an average of $59 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on ... +

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on both sides of head and neck ×

Service Code: 93880
Performed in a facility
19
times performed,
0.14% of his services

26th 49th

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,825an average of $96 per time performed $406
an average of $21 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of upper spinal canal

Service Code: 72141
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.12% of his services

27th 98th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,400an average of $275 per time performed $879
an average of $55 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

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

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity of muscles of arms or legs ×

Service Code: 95861
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.11% of his services

28th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,020an average of $268 per time performed $1,905
an average of $127 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Sleep monitoring of patient (6 years or older) in sleep l... +

Sleep monitoring of patient (6 years or older) in sleep lab with continued pressured respiratory assistance by mask or breathing tube ×

Service Code: 95811
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.11% of his services

29th 83rd

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: 1.2)
$7,000an average of $500 per time performed $1,418
an average of $101 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Sleep monitoring of patient (6 years or older) in sleep lab +

Sleep monitoring of patient (6 years or older) in sleep lab ×

Service Code: 95810
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.1% of his services

30th 77th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$6,250an average of $481 per time performed $1,560
an average of $120 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of tendon sheath, ligament, or muscle membrane +

Injections of tendon sheath, ligament, or muscle membrane ×

Service Code: 20550
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.09% of his services

31st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,740an average of $145 per time performed $392
an average of $33 per time performed
medical
NA

Nerve transmission studies, 7-8 studies

Service Code: 95910
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.08% of his services

32nd 33rd

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)
$4,085an average of $371 per time performed $1,612
an average of $147 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement and recording of brain wave (eeg) activity, a... +

Measurement and recording of brain wave (eeg) activity, awake and asleep ×

Service Code: 95819
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.08% of his services

33rd 32nd

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)
$10,150an average of $923 per time performed $502
an average of $46 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 ×

Service Code: 95860
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.08% of his services

34th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,950an average of $177 per time performed $1,057
an average of $96 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.

Kenneth J Lazarus
Average for Neurology Providers in Georgia

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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