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, $363 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
616
Rank: 53rd
out of 186 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
4,227
Rank: 34th
out of 186 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
6.9 This Provider
Avg 6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$225K
Rank: 53rd
out of 186 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$366 This Provider
Avg $363

Note: About 10% 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 107 different services in 2015
(79 were redacted as they were performed on less than 11 patients)

All Services

Show Only:

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
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
701
times performed,
17% of his services

1st 4th

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

273
patients got this service, 44% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$110,547.70an average of $157.70 per time performed $29,301.80
an average of $41.80 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
658
times performed,
16% of his services

2nd 2nd

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

383
patients got this service, 62% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$55,930.00an average of $85.00 per time performed $32,860.52
an average of $49.94 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
610
times performed,
14% of his services

3rd 6th

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

345
patients got this service, 56% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$18,300.00an average of $30.00 per time performed $1,659.20
an average of $2.72 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Hyaluronan or derivative, hyalgan or supartz, for intra-a... +

Hyaluronan or derivative, hyalgan or supartz, for intra-articular injection, per dose ×

Service Code: J7321
Performed in an office
316
times performed,
7% of his services

4th 21st

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

52
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
6.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$52,140.00an average of $165.00 per time performed $21,140.40
an average of $66.90 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 3 views

Service Code: 73562
Performed in an office
305
times performed,
7% of his services

5th 9th

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

194
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$28,975.00an average of $95.00 per time performed $7,051.60
an average of $23.12 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
295
times performed,
7% of his services

6th 5th

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

222
patients got this service, 36% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$36,875.00an average of $125.00 per time performed $19,455.25
an average of $65.95 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
154
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 7th

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

154
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$20,790.00an average of $135.00 per time performed $9,993.06
an average of $64.89 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of both hips minimum 2 views

Service Code: 73520
Performed in an office
119
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 27th

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

105
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$11,900.00an average of $100.00 per time performed $3,176.11
an average of $26.69 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
91
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 11th

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

74
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$8,290.10an average of $91.10 per time performed $1,877.33
an average of $20.63 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
87
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 18th

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

85
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$8,700.00an average of $100.00 per time performed $2,182.83
an average of $25.09 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of foot, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73630
Performed in an office
74
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 19th

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

56
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$6,290.00an average of $85.00 per time performed $1,445.96
an average of $19.54 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of wrist, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73110
Performed in an office
61
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 24th

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

38
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$5,185.00an average of $85.00 per time performed $1,398.12
an average of $22.92 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
56
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 30th

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

48
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$7,249.76an average of $129.46 per time performed $1,603.84
an average of $28.64 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ankle, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73610
Performed in an office
47
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 20th

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

37
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$3,995.00an average of $85.00 per time performed $895.35
an average of $19.05 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of leg joint

Service Code: 73721
Performed in an office
41
times performed,
0.97% of his services

15th 31st

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

41
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$57,400.00an average of $1,400.00 per time performed $4,748.21
an average of $115.81 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of trigger points in 1 or 2 muscles

Service Code: 20552
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.95% of his services

16th 79th

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

35
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$4,000.00an average of $100.00 per time performed $1,417.60
an average of $35.44 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of hand, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73130
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.95% of his services

17th 26th

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

34
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,400.00an average of $85.00 per time performed $787.20
an average of $19.68 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of tendon sheath, ligament, or muscle membrane +

Injections of tendon sheath, ligament, or muscle membrane ×

Service Code: 20550
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.85% of his services

18th 35th

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

21
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$4,500.00an average of $125.00 per time performed $1,183.32
an average of $32.87 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of lower spinal canal

Service Code: 72148
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
0.8% of his services

19th 52nd

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

33
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$51,000.00an average of $1,500.00 per time performed $3,213.68
an average of $94.52 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ribs of one side of body, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73510
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
0.8% of his services

20th 13th

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

21
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$3,060.00an average of $90.00 per time performed $763.30
an average of $22.45 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Removal of both knee cartilages using an endoscope

Service Code: 29880
Performed in a facility
33
times performed,
0.78% of his services

21st 80th

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

32
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$92,400.00an average of $2,800.00 per time performed $13,399.98
an average of $406.06 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
31
times performed,
0.73% of his services

22nd 45th

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

31
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,425.00an average of $175.00 per time performed $3,135.65
an average of $101.15 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72040
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.64% of his services

23rd 29th

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

27
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,430.00an average of $90.00 per time performed $579.42
an average of $21.46 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of fingers, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73140
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.52% of his services

24th 48th

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,760.00an average of $80.00 per time performed $462.66
an average of $21.03 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of tendon attachment to bone

Service Code: 20551
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.43% of his services

25th 94th

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

16
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,800.00an average of $100.00 per time performed $716.58
an average of $39.81 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of elbow, 2 views

Service Code: 73070
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.4% of his services

26th 56th

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

16
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,360.00an average of $80.00 per time performed $282.37
an average of $16.61 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of arm joint

Service Code: 73221
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.38% of his services

27th 46th

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)
$22,400.00an average of $1,400.00 per time performed $1,672.16
an average of $104.51 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of upper spinal canal

Service Code: 72141
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.26% of his services

28th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$16,500.00an average of $1,500.00 per time performed $1,092.30
an average of $99.30 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.

Walter S James
Average for Orthopaedic Surgery Providers in South Carolina

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.

Incorrect Info? If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected]. Here's a link to Medicare's data on this provider.

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.

Read our methodology.