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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, $713 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 30 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
323
Rank: 64th
out of 172 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
30,560
Rank: 22nd
out of 172 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
94.6 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 29.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$372K
Rank: 41st
out of 172 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$1,151 This Provider
Avg $713

Note: About 73% 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 72 different services in 2015
(42 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 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in an office
603
times performed,
2% of his services

1st 5th

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

260
patients got this service, 80% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$70,345.98an average of $116.66 per time performed $42,017.04
an average of $69.68 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
534
times performed,
2% of his services

2nd 8th

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

234
patients got this service, 72% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$2,670.00an average of $5.00 per time performed $1,532.58
an average of $2.87 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood creatinine level

Service Code: 82565
Performed in an office
448
times performed,
1% of his services

3rd 11th

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

213
patients got this service, 66% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$4,480.00an average of $10.00 per time performed $546.56
an average of $1.22 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver enzyme (sgot), level

Service Code: 84450
Performed in an office
448
times performed,
1% of his services

4th 19th

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

213
patients got this service, 66% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$4,480.00an average of $10.00 per time performed $546.56
an average of $1.22 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver enzyme (sgpt), level

Service Code: 84460
Performed in an office
448
times performed,
1% of his services

5th 20th

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

213
patients got this service, 66% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$4,480.00an average of $10.00 per time performed $546.56
an average of $1.22 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
448
times performed,
1% of his services

6th 9th

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

210
patients got this service, 65% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$12,096.00an average of $27.00 per time performed $4,524.80
an average of $10.10 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Albumin (protein) level

Service Code: 82040
Performed in an office
447
times performed,
1% of his services

7th 31st

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

212
patients got this service, 66% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$3,576.00an average of $8.00 per time performed $438.06
an average of $0.98 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urea nitrogen level to assess kidney function

Service Code: 84520
Performed in an office
447
times performed,
1% of his services

8th 30th

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

212
patients got this service, 66% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$4,470.00an average of $10.00 per time performed $545.34
an average of $1.22 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
394
times performed,
1% of his services

9th 6th

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

63
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$791.94an average of $2.01 per time performed $539.78
an average of $1.37 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: 85651
Performed in an office
371
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 39th

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

181
patients got this service, 56% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$4,452.00an average of $12.00 per time performed $1,695.47
an average of $4.57 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
338
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 18th

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

180
patients got this service, 56% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$13,182.00an average of $39.00 per time performed $2,298.40
an average of $6.80 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Infusion, normal saline solution , 250 cc

Service Code: J7050
Performed in an office
322
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 21st

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

29
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
6.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.9)
$9,660.00an average of $30.00 per time performed $83.72
an average of $0.26 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein up to 1 hour

Service Code: 96413
Performed in an office
182
times performed,
0.6% of his services

13th 12th

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

27
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
6.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.3)
$45,500.00an average of $250.00 per time performed $15,881.32
an average of $87.26 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
167
times performed,
0.55% of his services

14th 7th

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

126
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$15,364.00an average of $92.00 per time performed $8,049.40
an average of $48.20 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein

Service Code: 96415
Performed in an office
105
times performed,
0.34% of his services

15th 17th

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

16
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
3.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$10,500.00an average of $100.00 per time performed $1,893.15
an average of $18.03 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Vitamin d-3 level

Service Code: 82306
Performed in an office
100
times performed,
0.33% of his services

16th 45th

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

91
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$5,500.00an average of $55.00 per time performed $3,871.00
an average of $38.71 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
74
times performed,
0.24% of his services

17th 10th

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

51
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$8,549.96an average of $115.54 per time performed $3,571.24
an average of $48.26 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Calcium level

Service Code: 82310
Performed in an office
49
times performed,
0.16% of his services

18th 33rd

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

44
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$490.00an average of $10.00 per time performed $81.83
an average of $1.67 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
42
times performed,
0.14% of his services

19th 25th

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

42
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,610.00an average of $205.00 per time performed $4,341.12
an average of $103.36 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 5 minutes ×

Service Code: 99211
Performed in an office
39
times performed,
0.13% of his services

20th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

30
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$975.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $372.06
an average of $9.54 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Uric acid level, blood

Service Code: 84550
Performed in an office
38
times performed,
0.12% of his services

21st 35th

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

31
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$456.00an average of $12.00 per time performed $79.04
an average of $2.08 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Rheumatoid factor level

Service Code: 86431
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.12% of his services

22nd 58th

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

35
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,008.00an average of $28.00 per time performed $264.96
an average of $7.36 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urinalysis, manual test

Service Code: 81002
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.08% of his services

23rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

21
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$288.00an average of $12.00 per time performed $75.60
an average of $3.15 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle, patient ... +

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle, patient 3 years and older ×

Service Code: 90656
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.07% of his services

24th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

21
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$630.00an average of $30.00 per time performed $285.60
an average of $13.60 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.06% of his services

25th 68th

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

19
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$331.93an average of $17.47 per time performed $325.28
an average of $17.12 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Bone density measurement using dedicated x-ray machine

Service Code: 77080
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.06% of his services

26th 36th

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

19
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,085.00an average of $215.00 per time performed $687.23
an average of $36.17 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of medium joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of medium joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20605
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.05% of his services

27th 86th

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

12
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,408.96an average of $100.64 per time performed $504.00
an average of $36.00 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
13
times performed,
0.04% of his services

28th 71st

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

12
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$650.00an average of $50.00 per time performed $316.16
an average of $24.32 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
12
times performed,
0.04% of his services

29th 64th

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

12
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,980.00an average of $165.00 per time performed $989.40
an average of $82.45 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosi... +

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosis up to 1 hour ×

Service Code: 96365
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.04% of his services

30th 63rd

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

11
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,045.00an average of $95.00 per time performed $537.13
an average of $48.83 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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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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