Treatment Tracker

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, $213 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
325
Rank: 92nd
out of 133 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
2,724
Rank: 65th
out of 133 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
8.4 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 5.7
Total Paid
by Medicare
$71K
Rank: 79th
out of 133 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$219 This Provider
Avg $213

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 42 different services in 2015
(31 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
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 2-14 skin growths

Service Code: 17003
Performed in an office
1,613
times performed,
59% of his services

1st 1st

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

180
patients got this service, 55% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$44,196.20an average of $27.40 per time performed $6,145.53
an average of $3.81 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
378
times performed,
14% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

198
patients got this service, 61% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$44,982.00an average of $119.00 per time performed $15,070.86
an average of $39.87 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of single growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11100
Performed in an office
172
times performed,
6% of his services

3rd 5th

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

127
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$25,800.00an average of $150.00 per time performed $11,384.68
an average of $66.19 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
127
times performed,
5% of his services

4th 2nd

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

91
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$22,225.00an average of $175.00 per time performed $6,383.02
an average of $50.26 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 15 or more skin growths

Service Code: 17004
Performed in an office
106
times performed,
4% of his services

5th 8th

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

80
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$50,350.00an average of $475.00 per time performed $9,860.12
an average of $93.02 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
84
times performed,
3% of his services

6th 4th

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

69
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$12,600.00an average of $150.00 per time performed $2,314.20
an average of $27.55 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of up to 14 skin growths

Service Code: 17110
Performed in an office
50
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 6th

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

35
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$6,450.00an average of $129.00 per time performed $3,626.00
an average of $72.52 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of each additional growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11101
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
1% of his services

8th 11th

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

31
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,000.00an average of $125.00 per time performed $733.12
an average of $22.91 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
20
times performed,
0.73% of his services

9th 10th

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

20
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,000.00an average of $250.00 per time performed $974.20
an average of $48.71 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Repair of wound (2.6 to 7.5 centimeters) of the scalp, un... +

Repair of wound (2.6 to 7.5 centimeters) of the scalp, underarms, trunk, arms, and/or legs ×

Service Code: 12032
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.59% of his services

10th 20th

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

16
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,272.00an average of $267.00 per time performed $2,821.12
an average of $176.32 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Repair of wound (2.5 centimeters or less) of the scalp, u... +

Repair of wound (2.5 centimeters or less) of the scalp, underarms, trunk, arms, and/or legs ×

Service Code: 12031
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.4% of his services

11th 58th

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)
$2,574.00an average of $234.00 per time performed $1,737.12
an average of $157.92 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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Richard N. Sherman
Average for Dermatology Providers in Louisiana

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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