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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $357 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
986
Rank: 3rd
out of 42 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
4,597
Rank: 7th
out of 42 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
4.7 This Provider
Avg 5.3
Total Paid
by Medicare
$239K
Rank: 7th
out of 42 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$242 This Provider
Avg $357

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 32 different services in 2015
(17 were redacted as they were performed on less than 11 patients)

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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 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in an office
977
times performed,
21% of his services

1st 1st

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

650
patients got this service, 66% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$121,050.30an average of $123.90 per time performed $61,853.87
an average of $63.31 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Assessment of eardrum and muscle function

Service Code: 92550
Performed in an office
712
times performed,
15% of his services

2nd 8th

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

597
patients got this service, 61% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$35,600.00an average of $50.00 per time performed $13,136.40
an average of $18.45 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Air and bone conduction assessment of hearing loss and sp... +

Air and bone conduction assessment of hearing loss and speech recognition ×

Service Code: 92557
Performed in an office
524
times performed,
11% of his services

3rd 10th

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

485
patients got this service, 49% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$65,500.00an average of $125.00 per time performed $17,339.16
an average of $33.09 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Placement of ear probe for computerized cochlear assessme... +

Placement of ear probe for computerized cochlear assessment of repeated sounds with interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 92588
Performed in an office
503
times performed,
11% of his services

4th 16th

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

468
patients got this service, 47% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$72,935.00an average of $145.00 per time performed $14,672.51
an average of $29.17 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Hearing test using earphones

Service Code: 92563
Performed in an office
479
times performed,
10% of his services

5th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

448
patients got this service, 45% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$26,345.00an average of $55.00 per time performed $14,149.66
an average of $29.54 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Removal of impacted cerumen (one or both ears) by physici... +

Removal of impacted cerumen (one or both ears) by physician on same date of service as audiologic function testing ×

Service Code: G0268
Performed in an office
353
times performed,
8% of his services

6th 11th

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

316
patients got this service, 32% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$70,600.00an average of $200.00 per time performed $16,929.88
an average of $47.96 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
303
times performed,
7% of his services

7th 6th

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

303
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$63,499.71an average of $209.57 per time performed $29,124.36
an average of $96.12 per time performed
medical
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Removal of impact ear wax, one ear

Service Code: 69210
Performed in an office
212
times performed,
5% of his services

8th 3rd

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

179
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$42,400.00an average of $200.00 per time performed $9,389.48
an average of $44.29 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Diagnostic examination of nasal passages using an endoscope +

Diagnostic examination of nasal passages using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 31231
Performed in an office
172
times performed,
4% of his services

9th 4th

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

159
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$77,400.00an average of $450.00 per time performed $34,203.92
an average of $198.86 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Diagnostic examination of voice box using flexible endoscope +

Diagnostic examination of voice box using flexible endoscope ×

Service Code: 31575
Performed in an office
87
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 9th

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

80
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$30,450.00an average of $350.00 per time performed $4,722.36
an average of $54.28 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
69
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 15th

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

48
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$5,175.00an average of $75.00 per time performed $2,763.45
an average of $40.05 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial nursing facility visit, typically 35 minutes per day +

Initial nursing facility visit, typically 35 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99305
Performed in a facility
44
times performed,
0.96% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

44
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,800.00an average of $200.00 per time performed $5,042.84
an average of $114.61 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Placement of scalp electrodes for assessment and recordin... +

Placement of scalp electrodes for assessment and recording of responses from several areas of the nerve-brain hearing system ×

Service Code: 92585
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.63% of his services

13th 26th

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

29
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,700.00an average of $300.00 per time performed $3,647.91
an average of $125.79 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 25 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99309
Performed in a facility
24
times performed,
0.52% of his services

14th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,600.00an average of $150.00 per time performed $1,957.92
an average of $81.58 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Diagnostic examination of ear and nose

Service Code: 92504
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.5% of his services

15th 29th

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,300.00an average of $100.00 per time performed $645.15
an average of $28.05 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.

Sheldon Paul Hersh
Average for Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery Providers in New York

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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