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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, $324 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 21 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
509
Rank: 124th
out of 200 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
4,431
Rank: 122nd
out of 200 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
8.7 This Provider
Avg 21
Total Paid
by Medicare
$131K
Rank: 128th
out of 200 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$257 This Provider
Avg $324

Note: About 21% 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 75 different services in 2015
(53 were redacted as they were performed on less than 11 patients)

All Services

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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
TEMPORARY CODES

Low osmolar contrast material, 300-399 mg/ml iodine conce... +

Low osmolar contrast material, 300-399 mg/ml iodine concentration, per ml ×

Service Code: Q9967
Performed in an office
1,700
times performed,
38% of his services

1st 2nd

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: 1.1)
$1,020.00an average of $0.60 per time performed $204.00
an average of $0.12 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
792
times performed,
18% of his services

2nd 10th

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

430
patients got this service, 84% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$4,752.00an average of $6.00 per time performed $2,328.48
an average of $2.94 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
372
times performed,
8% of his services

3rd 3rd

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

244
patients got this service, 48% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$41,664.00an average of $112.00 per time performed $18,082.92
an average of $48.61 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
214
times performed,
5% of his services

4th 19th

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

134
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$14,552.00an average of $68.00 per time performed $6,332.26
an average of $29.59 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Psa (prostate specific antigen) measurement

Service Code: 84153
Performed in an office
202
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 12th

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

172
patients got this service, 34% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$10,302.00an average of $51.00 per time performed $4,908.60
an average of $24.30 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
177
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 6th

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

159
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$29,913.00an average of $169.00 per time performed $11,223.57
an average of $63.41 per time performed
drug
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Leuprolide acetate (for depot suspension), 7.5 mg

Service Code: J9217
Performed in an office
136
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 13th

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

16
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$66,506.72an average of $489.02 per time performed $24,560.24
an average of $180.59 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of abdomen, single view

Service Code: 74000
Performed in an office
114
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 22nd

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

63
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$9,120.00an average of $80.00 per time performed $1,735.08
an average of $15.22 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
61
times performed,
1% of his services

9th 9th

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

50
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,440.00an average of $40.00 per time performed $752.13
an average of $12.33 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
58
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 18th

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

58
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$19,604.00an average of $338.00 per time performed $6,075.50
an average of $104.75 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 an office
54
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 16th

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

40
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$20,844.00an average of $386.00 per time performed $7,552.44
an average of $139.86 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound behind abdominal cavity

Service Code: 76770
Performed in an office
53
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 52nd

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

49
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$12,985.00an average of $245.00 per time performed $4,194.95
an average of $79.15 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
46
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 20th

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

46
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,488.00an average of $228.00 per time performed $2,952.74
an average of $64.19 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
35
times performed,
0.79% of his services

14th 26th

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

17
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$2,660.00an average of $76.00 per time performed $819.35
an average of $23.41 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
20
times performed,
0.45% of his services

15th 38th

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

16
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$17,364.00an average of $868.20 per time performed $2,067.00
an average of $103.35 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ct scan of abdomen and pelvis before and after contrast

Service Code: 74178
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.38% of his services

16th 35th

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)
$10,875.07an average of $639.71 per time performed $2,752.13
an average of $161.89 per time performed
medical
MALE GENITAL SYSTEM

Biopsy of prostate gland

Service Code: 55700
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.36% of his services

17th 47th

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

16
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,248.00an average of $453.00 per time performed $2,529.12
an average of $158.07 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound of rectum

Service Code: 76872
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.36% of his services

18th 42nd

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

16
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,552.00an average of $222.00 per time performed $1,092.48
an average of $68.28 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 an office
16
times performed,
0.36% of his services

19th 45th

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

16
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,024.00an average of $189.00 per time performed $708.80
an average of $44.30 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ct scan of abdomen and pelvis

Service Code: 74176
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.27% of his services

20th 36th

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: 1.1)
$3,165.96an average of $263.83 per time performed $898.92
an average of $74.91 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99222
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.25% of his services

21st 44th

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)
$3,300.00an average of $300.00 per time performed $1,133.00
an average of $103.00 per time performed
medical
URINARY SYSTEM

Shock wave crushing of kidney stones

Service Code: 50590
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.25% of his services

22nd 67th

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: 1.2)
$14,958.02an average of $1,359.82 per time performed $4,415.18
an average of $401.38 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.

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Theodore Geddes Shepard
Average for Urology Providers in Tennessee

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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