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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, $1,070 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 62 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
574
Rank: 22nd
out of 66 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
58,213
Rank: 15th
out of 66 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
101.4 This Provider
Avg 61.8
Total Paid
by Medicare
$1.16M
Rank: 15th
out of 66 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$2,016 This Provider
Avg $1,070

Note: About 83% 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 64 different services in 2015
(29 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, 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
7,676
times performed,
13% of his services

1st 3rd

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

17
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
6.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 6)
$265,819.88an average of $34.63 per time performed $206,330.88
an average of $26.88 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection infliximab, 10 mg

Service Code: J1745
Performed in an office
7,650
times performed,
13% of his services

2nd 2nd

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

25
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
5.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.4)
$634,032.00an average of $82.88 per time performed $413,712.00
an average of $54.08 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, denosumab, 1 mg

Service Code: J0897
Performed in an office
5,280
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd 4th

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

56
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$81,576.00an average of $15.45 per time performed $61,300.80
an average of $11.61 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample +

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample ×

Service Code: 36415
Performed in an office
1,258
times performed,
2% of his services

4th 11th

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

521
patients got this service, 91% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$8,806.00an average of $7.00 per time performed $3,673.36
an average of $2.92 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
1,142
times performed,
2% of his services

5th 10th

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

500
patients got this service, 87% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$28,550.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $15,177.18
an average of $13.29 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, p... +

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, platelets), automated test ×

Service Code: 85025
Performed in an office
1,030
times performed,
2% of his services

6th 8th

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

436
patients got this service, 76% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$15,450.00an average of $15.00 per time performed $10,248.50
an average of $9.95 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
877
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 9th

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

395
patients got this service, 69% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$65,775.00an average of $75.00 per time performed $40,517.40
an average of $46.20 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation +

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation ×

Service Code: 85652
Performed in an office
752
times performed,
1% of his services

8th 27th

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

325
patients got this service, 57% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$6,016.00an average of $8.00 per time performed $2,609.44
an average of $3.47 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Measurement c-reactive protein for detection of infection... +

Measurement c-reactive protein for detection of infection or inflammation ×

Service Code: 86140
Performed in an office
523
times performed,
0.9% of his services

9th 18th

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

283
patients got this service, 49% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$18,305.00an average of $35.00 per time performed $3,451.80
an average of $6.60 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
474
times performed,
0.81% of his services

10th 7th

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

239
patients got this service, 42% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$49,770.00an average of $105.00 per time performed $31,705.86
an average of $66.89 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Vitamin d-3 level

Service Code: 82306
Performed in an office
387
times performed,
0.66% of his services

11th 24th

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

281
patients got this service, 49% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$25,155.00an average of $65.00 per time performed $14,527.98
an average of $37.54 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein up to 1 hour

Service Code: 96413
Performed in an office
358
times performed,
0.61% of his services

12th 16th

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

105
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
3.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.8)
$75,180.00an average of $210.00 per time performed $32,599.48
an average of $91.06 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Infusion, normal saline solution , 250 cc

Service Code: J7050
Performed in an office
315
times performed,
0.54% of his services

13th 17th

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

60
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
5.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.7)
$4,725.00an average of $15.00 per time performed $94.50
an average of $0.30 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, betamethasone acetate 3mg and betamethasone so... +

Injection, betamethasone acetate 3mg and betamethasone sodium phosphate 3mg ×

Service Code: J0702
Performed in an office
299
times performed,
0.51% of his services

14th 36th

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

145
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$2,302.30an average of $7.70 per time performed $1,252.81
an average of $4.19 per time performed
medical
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
289
times performed,
0.5% of his services

15th 20th

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

129
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$33,235.00an average of $115.00 per time performed $9,461.86
an average of $32.74 per time performed
drug

Injection, zoledronic acid, 1 mg

Service Code: J3489
Performed in an office
237
times performed,
0.41% of his services

16th 28th

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

49
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$18,554.73an average of $78.29 per time performed $6,586.23
an average of $27.79 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein

Service Code: 96415
Performed in an office
198
times performed,
0.34% of his services

17th 21st

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

33
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
4.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.3)
$9,900.00an average of $50.00 per time performed $3,472.92
an average of $17.54 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
126
times performed,
0.22% of his services

18th 25th

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

71
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$3,150.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $2,232.72
an average of $17.72 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of hand, 2 views

Service Code: 73120
Performed in an office
118
times performed,
0.2% of his services

19th 34th

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

62
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,074.00an average of $43.00 per time performed $2,020.16
an average of $17.12 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Rheumatoid factor level

Service Code: 86431
Performed in an office
85
times performed,
0.15% of his services

20th 39th

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

84
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,263.95an average of $14.87 per time performed $611.15
an average of $7.19 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 3 views

Service Code: 73562
Performed in an office
84
times performed,
0.14% of his services

21st 75th

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

50
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,460.00an average of $65.00 per time performed $1,989.96
an average of $23.69 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Bone density measurement using dedicated x-ray machine

Service Code: 77080
Performed in an office
74
times performed,
0.13% of his services

22nd 29th

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

74
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,990.00an average of $135.00 per time performed $2,716.54
an average of $36.71 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
60
times performed,
0.1% of his services

23rd 54th

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

60
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$12,000.00an average of $200.00 per time performed $8,793.60
an average of $146.56 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of foot, 2 views

Service Code: 73620
Performed in an office
58
times performed,
0.1% of his services

24th 40th

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

32
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,494.00an average of $43.00 per time performed $894.36
an average of $15.42 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
53
times performed,
0.09% of his services

25th 67th

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

37
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,074.00an average of $58.00 per time performed $1,054.17
an average of $19.89 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of lower and sacral spine, 2 or 3 views

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
45
times performed,
0.08% of his services

26th 76th

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

44
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,285.00an average of $73.00 per time performed $1,052.55
an average of $23.39 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Uric acid level, blood

Service Code: 84550
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.07% of his services

27th 22nd

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

26
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$320.00an average of $8.00 per time performed $137.20
an average of $3.43 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Creatine kinase (cardiac enzyme) level

Service Code: 82550
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.05% of his services

28th 23rd

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

21
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$420.00an average of $15.00 per time performed $140.00
an average of $5.00 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of pelvis, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 72170
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.05% of his services

29th 80th

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

27
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,458.00an average of $54.00 per time performed $506.79
an average of $18.77 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
27
times performed,
0.05% of his services

30th 58th

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,565.00an average of $95.00 per time performed $899.91
an average of $33.33 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ribs of one side of body, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73510
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.04% of his services

31st 112th

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

25
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,575.00an average of $63.00 per time performed $638.00
an average of $25.52 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of spine of neck, 2 or 3 views

Service Code: 72040
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.04% of his services

32nd 117th

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

22
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,288.00an average of $56.00 per time performed $543.95
an average of $23.65 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ankle, 2 views

Service Code: 73600
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.04% of his services

33rd 71st

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)
$1,150.00an average of $50.00 per time performed $390.08
an average of $16.96 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Kidney function blood test panel

Service Code: 80069
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.03% of his services

34th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

17
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$300.00an average of $15.00 per time performed $231.60
an average of $11.58 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Measurement of complement (immune system proteins)

Service Code: 86160
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.02% of his services

35th 47th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$560.00an average of $40.00 per time performed $210.98
an average of $15.07 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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Average for Rheumatology Providers in Alabama

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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