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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, $377 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
603
Rank: 7th
out of 75 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
2,961
Rank: 18th
out of 75 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
4.9 This Provider
Avg 5.1
Total Paid
by Medicare
$251K
Rank: 8th
out of 75 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$415 This Provider
Avg $377

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 107 different services in 2015
(80 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
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of pelvis, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 72170
Performed in an office
358
times performed,
12% of his services

1st 12th

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

251
patients got this service, 42% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$10,528.78an average of $29.41 per time performed $6,780.52
an average of $18.94 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
226
times performed,
8% of his services

2nd 10th

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

121
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,532.28an average of $6.78 per time performed $1,037.34
an average of $4.59 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of hip on one side of body, 1 view

Service Code: 73500
Performed in an office
214
times performed,
7% of his services

3rd 27th

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

115
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$5,947.06an average of $27.79 per time performed $3,781.38
an average of $17.67 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
207
times performed,
7% of his services

4th 4th

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

126
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$16,096.32an average of $77.76 per time performed $9,014.85
an average of $43.55 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
201
times performed,
7% of his services

5th 9th

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

196
patients got this service, 33% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$23,937.09an average of $119.09 per time performed $14,783.55
an average of $73.55 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
189
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 26th

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

152
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$7,327.53an average of $38.77 per time performed $4,564.35
an average of $24.15 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
181
times performed,
6% of his services

7th 7th

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

136
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$8,604.74an average of $47.54 per time performed $5,473.44
an average of $30.24 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
177
times performed,
6% of his services

8th 3rd

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

154
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$13,887.42an average of $78.46 per time performed $8,637.60
an average of $48.80 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
139
times performed,
5% of his services

9th 8th

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

139
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$16,272.73an average of $117.07 per time performed $10,019.12
an average of $72.08 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 4 or more views

Service Code: 73564
Performed in an office
105
times performed,
4% of his services

10th 18th

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

81
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,479.30an average of $42.66 per time performed $2,821.35
an average of $26.87 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 3 views

Service Code: 73562
Performed in an office
101
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 11th

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

63
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,672.36an average of $36.36 per time performed $2,232.10
an average of $22.10 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of lower spinal canal

Service Code: 72148
Performed in an office
61
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 38th

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

29
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,325.49an average of $120.09 per time performed $4,827.54
an average of $79.14 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of lower and sacral spine, minimum of 4 views

Service Code: 72110
Performed in an office
51
times performed,
2% of his services

13th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

51
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,693.82an average of $52.82 per time performed $1,839.06
an average of $36.06 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Replacement of thigh bone and hip joint prosthesis

Service Code: 27130
Performed in a facility
46
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 31st

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

46
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$66,160.42an average of $1,438.27 per time performed $45,103.46
an average of $980.51 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72040
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
1% of his services

15th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

30
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,249.50an average of $35.70 per time performed $840.70
an average of $24.02 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 14th

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

25
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,060.80an average of $33.15 per time performed $656.32
an average of $20.51 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Partial removal of spine bone with release of spinal cord... +

Partial removal of spine bone with release of spinal cord and/or nerves ×

Service Code: 63048
Performed in a facility
28
times performed,
0.95% of his services

17th 62nd

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)
$6,120.52an average of $218.59 per time performed $4,172.28
an average of $149.01 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Repair of knee joint

Service Code: 27447
Performed in a facility
27
times performed,
0.91% of his services

18th 19th

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

26
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$38,817.36an average of $1,437.68 per time performed $26,463.51
an average of $980.13 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of lower spinal canal before and after contrast +

Mri scan of lower spinal canal before and after contrast ×

Service Code: 72158
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.81% of his services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,798.32an average of $324.93 per time performed $3,257.76
an average of $135.74 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 30 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 30 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99221
Performed in a facility
20
times performed,
0.68% of his services

20th 35th

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,157.80an average of $107.89 per time performed $1,471.00
an average of $73.55 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Partial removal of middle spine bone with release of spin... +

Partial removal of middle spine bone with release of spinal cord and/or nerves ×

Service Code: 63047
Performed in a facility
20
times performed,
0.68% of his services

21st 55th

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$12,633.40an average of $631.67 per time performed $8,633.20
an average of $431.66 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Hyaluronan or derivative, gel-one, for intra-articular in... +

Hyaluronan or derivative, gel-one, for intra-articular injection, per dose ×

Service Code: J7326
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.68% of his services

22nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$12,785.80an average of $639.29 per time performed $7,771.20
an average of $388.56 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Fusion of lower spine bones, posterior or posterolateral ... +

Fusion of lower spine bones, posterior or posterolateral approach ×

Service Code: 22612
Performed in a facility
18
times performed,
0.61% of his services

23rd 71st

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

18
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$29,869.56an average of $1,659.42 per time performed $20,422.98
an average of $1,134.61 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Imaging of 2 or more joints, single view

Service Code: 77077
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.54% of his services

24th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

16
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$574.56an average of $35.91 per time performed $391.84
an average of $24.49 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 2... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 20 minutes ×

Service Code: 99202
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.51% of his services

25th 28th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,209.00an average of $80.60 per time performed $769.95
an average of $51.33 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of both hips minimum 2 views

Service Code: 73520
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.44% of his services

26th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$552.89an average of $42.53 per time performed $348.27
an average of $26.79 per time performed
medical
HEMIC AND LYMPHATIC SYSTEMS

Bone marrow aspiration

Service Code: 38220
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.44% of his services

27th 77th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$430.69an average of $33.13 per time performed $294.19
an average of $22.63 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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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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