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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $281 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 8 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
967
Rank: 14th
out of 292 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
16,151
Rank: 12th
out of 292 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
16.7 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 8.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$524K
Rank: 3rd
out of 292 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$542 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $281

Office Visits

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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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Kenneth J. Lazarus
Average for Neurology Providers in Georgia

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, from Jan. 2012 to June 2013.

Patients saw before

Kenneth J. Lazarus

Patients saw after

Individuals

TIMOTHY RAMSEY

LINDA HUFF

TIM BAKER

BRANNAN HATFIELD

SCOTT CARROLL

Organizations

FAYETTE COMMUNITY HOSPI...

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 38 different services in 2012
CATEGORY
Description of Service
Times Performed (or Units) This Service's Rank Patients Unique Visits
Per Patient
Billed to Medicare Payments from Medicare
DRUGS

Injection, onabotulinumtoxina (botox), 1 unit

Service Code: J0585
Performed in an office
6,100
times performed,
38% of his services

1st 1st

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$36,600an average of $6 per time performed $24,400
an average of $4 per time performed
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
1,904
times performed,
12% of his services

2nd 2nd

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

628
patients got this service, 65% of his patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$238,000an average of $125 per time performed $133,280
an average of $70 per time performed
DRUGS

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

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

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
1,876
times performed,
12% of his services

3rd Alert

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

125
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$31,892an average of $17 per time performed $1,876
an average of $1 per time performed
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
1,357
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 3rd

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

415
patients got this service, 43% of his patients
3.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$145,199an average of $107 per time performed $71,921
an average of $53 per time performed
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
578
times performed,
4% of his services

5th Alert

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

125
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,890an average of $5 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 1mg

Service Code: J1100
Performed in an office
484
times performed,
3% of his services

6th 39th

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

110
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$8,228an average of $17 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
MEDICINE

Needle measurement and recording of nerve sensory (feel) ... +

Needle measurement and recording of nerve sensory (feel) function ×

Service Code: 95904
Performed in an office
331
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 4th

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

99
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$28,135an average of $85 per time performed $14,564
an average of $44 per time performed
MEDICINE

Needle measurement, rate, and recording of nerve motor (m... +

Needle measurement, rate, and recording of nerve motor (movement) function, with f-wave study ×

Service Code: 95903
Performed in an office
308
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 6th

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

99
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$26,180an average of $85 per time performed $17,864
an average of $58 per time performed
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
255
times performed,
2% of his services

9th Alert

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

206
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$25,500an average of $100 per time performed $25,245
an average of $99 per time performed
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
242
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 35th

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

199
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$24,200an average of $100 per time performed $4,840
an average of $20 per time performed
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
235
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 7th

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

120
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$28,435an average of $121 per time performed $12,690
an average of $54 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Fluoroscopic guidance for spine or spinal canal injection +

Fluoroscopic guidance for spine or spinal canal injection ×

Service Code: 77003
Performed in an office
212
times performed,
1% of his services

12th Alert

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

119
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$50,880an average of $240 per time performed $10,388
an average of $49 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into lower or sacral spine

Service Code: 62311
Performed in an office
206
times performed,
1% of his services

13th Alert

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

115
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$92,700an average of $450 per time performed $32,342
an average of $157 per time performed
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
178
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 15th

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

178
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$49,128an average of $276 per time performed $25,988
an average of $146 per time performed
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
159
times performed,
0.98% of his services

15th 9th

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

149
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$47,700an average of $300 per time performed $23,055
an average of $145 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Alcohol (ethanol) level

Service Code: 82055
Performed in an office
141
times performed,
0.87% of his services

16th Alert

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

136
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$11,985an average of $85 per time performed $2,115
an average of $15 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Creatinine level to test for kidney function or muscle in... +

Creatinine level to test for kidney function or muscle injury ×

Service Code: 82570
Performed in an office
141
times performed,
0.87% of his services

17th Alert

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

136
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,115an average of $15 per time performed $987
an average of $7 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of trigger points in 3 or more muscles

Service Code: 20553
Performed in an office
138
times performed,
0.85% of his services

18th 113th

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

77
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$17,940an average of $130 per time performed $5,934
an average of $43 per time performed
MEDICINE

Measurement and recording of nerve conduction patterns of... +

Measurement and recording of nerve conduction patterns of lower leg muscles ×

Service Code: 95934
Performed in an office
127
times performed,
0.79% of his services

19th 24th

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

64
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,795an average of $85 per time performed $5,842
an average of $46 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Critical care delivery critically ill or injured patient,... +

Critical care delivery critically ill or injured patient, first 30-74 minutes ×

Service Code: 99291
Performed in a facility
125
times performed,
0.77% of his services

20th 38th

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

55
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$43,750an average of $350 per time performed $20,375
an average of $163 per time performed
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
116
times performed,
0.72% of his services

21st 17th

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

97
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$19,256an average of $166 per time performed $8,584
an average of $74 per time performed
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
115
times performed,
0.71% of his services

22nd 27th

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

111
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$22,540an average of $196 per time performed $4,830
an average of $42 per time performed
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
113
times performed,
0.7% of his services

23rd 10th

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

95
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$16,950an average of $150 per time performed $10,735
an average of $95 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan brain

Service Code: 70551
Performed in a facility
107
times performed,
0.66% of his services

24th 67th

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

103
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$25,680an average of $240 per time performed $5,992
an average of $56 per time performed
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
89
times performed,
0.55% of his services

25th 60th

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

67
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$13,350an average of $150 per time performed $6,230
an average of $70 per time performed
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
77
times performed,
0.48% of his services

26th 63rd

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

75
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,321an average of $173 per time performed $1,771
an average of $23 per time performed
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
68
times performed,
0.42% of his services

27th 40th

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

67
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$29,784an average of $438 per time performed $19,176
an average of $282 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan brain

Service Code: 70551
Performed in an office
53
times performed,
0.33% of his services

28th 36th

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

53
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,540an average of $180 per time performed $2,915
an average of $55 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of lower spinal canal

Service Code: 72148
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.25% of his services

29th 100th

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

40
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,000an average of $200 per time performed $2,200
an average of $55 per time performed
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
39
times performed,
0.24% of his services

30th 155th

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

32
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$3,783an average of $97 per time performed $2,145
an average of $55 per time performed
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 a facility
28
times performed,
0.17% of his services

31st 61st

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

28
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$12,992an average of $464 per time performed $2,632
an average of $94 per time performed
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
25
times performed,
0.15% of his services

32nd 5th

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.8)
$875an average of $35 per time performed $400
an average of $16 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of chemical for destruction of neck muscles

Service Code: 64613
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.15% of his services

33rd 55th

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$9,500an average of $380 per time performed $2,850
an average of $114 per time performed
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 a facility
25
times performed,
0.15% of his services

34th 73rd

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

25
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$12,450an average of $498 per time performed $2,425
an average of $97 per time performed
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
22
times performed,
0.14% of his services

35th 11th

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: 1.7)
$3,520an average of $160 per time performed $1,760
an average of $80 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of lower spinal canal

Service Code: 72148
Performed in a facility
21
times performed,
0.13% of his services

36th Alert

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

21
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,200an average of $200 per time performed $1,134
an average of $54 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

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

Injection of chemical for destruction of nerve muscles on one side of face ×

Service Code: 64612
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.12% of his services

37th 54th

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$8,260an average of $413 per time performed $3,360
an average of $168 per time performed
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
16
times performed,
0.1% of his services

38th Alert

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,000an average of $500 per time performed $2,992
an average of $187 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into upper or middle spine

Service Code: 62310
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.09% of his services

39th Alert

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$9,100an average of $650 per time performed $2,478
an average of $177 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of upper spinal canal

Service Code: 72141
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.09% of his services

40th 85th

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,800an average of $200 per time performed $868
an average of $62 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of upper spinal canal before and after contrast +

Mri scan of upper spinal canal before and after contrast ×

Service Code: 72156
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.09% of his services

41st 166th

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,604an average of $186 per time performed $1,386
an average of $99 per time performed
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 a facility
13
times performed,
0.08% of his services

42nd 104th

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,744an average of $288 per time performed $1,651
an average of $127 per time performed

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.

Notes: This provider has a self-reported specialty of "Neurology." In some cases the self-reported specialty may differ from the specialty listed above, which comes from Medicare. Medicare redacted this data for any services provided to fewer than 11 patients.

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