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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, $687 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 30 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
558
Rank: 55th
out of 421 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
84,217
Rank: 17th
out of 421 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
150.9 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 30.3
Total Paid
by Medicare
$1.65M
Rank: 13th
out of 421 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$2,954 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $687

Note: About 81% of this provider’s Medicare payments were for drugs administered in her 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 her Part B patients.

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 56 different services in 2015
(23 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
drug
DRUGS

Injection, tocilizumab, 1 mg

Service Code: J3262
Performed in an office
48,180
times performed,
57% of her services

1st 1st

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
7.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 6.4)
$231,264.00an average of $4.80 per time performed $144,540.00
an average of $3.00 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, denosumab, 1 mg

Service Code: J0897
Performed in an office
14,996
times performed,
18% of her services

2nd 4th

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

147
patients got this service, 26% of her patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$307,418.00an average of $20.50 per time performed $175,003.32
an average of $11.67 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection infliximab, 10 mg

Service Code: J1745
Performed in an office
10,164
times performed,
12% of her services

3rd 3rd

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

36
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
6.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5)
$1,201,181.52an average of $118.18 per time performed $610,958.04
an average of $60.11 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typically 40 minutes ×

Service Code: 99215
Performed in an office
1,512
times performed,
2% of her services

4th 17th

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

466
patients got this service, 84% of her patients
3.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$341,908.56an average of $226.13 per time performed $165,503.52
an average of $109.46 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation +

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation ×

Service Code: 85651
Performed in an office
651
times performed,
0.77% of her services

5th 15th

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

237
patients got this service, 42% of her patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$9,732.45an average of $14.95 per time performed $3,072.72
an average of $4.72 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, p... +

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, platelets), automated test ×

Service Code: 85025
Performed in an office
637
times performed,
0.76% of her services

6th 14th

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

227
patients got this service, 41% of her patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$12,606.23an average of $19.79 per time performed $6,541.99
an average of $10.27 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Infusion, normal saline solution , 250 cc

Service Code: J7050
Performed in an office
561
times performed,
0.67% of her services

7th 26th

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

69
patients got this service, 12% of her patients
6.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.9)
$561.00an average of $1.00 per time performed $173.91
an average of $0.31 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Non-hormonal anti-neoplastic chemotherapy beneath the ski... +

Non-hormonal anti-neoplastic chemotherapy beneath the skin or into muscle ×

Service Code: 96401
Performed in an office
547
times performed,
0.65% of her services

8th 28th

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

173
patients got this service, 31% of her patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3)
$63,315.25an average of $115.75 per time performed $33,503.75
an average of $61.25 per time performed
drug
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Injection, rituximab, 100 mg

Service Code: J9310
Performed in an office
540
times performed,
0.64% of her services

9th 34th

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

15
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
3.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.4)
$550,881.00an average of $1,020.15 per time performed $311,866.20
an average of $577.53 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample +

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample ×

Service Code: 36415
Performed in an office
335
times performed,
0.4% of her services

10th 10th

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

196
patients got this service, 35% of her patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$1,675.00an average of $5.00 per time performed $984.90
an average of $2.94 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein up to 1 hour

Service Code: 96413
Performed in an office
289
times performed,
0.34% of her services

11th 32nd

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

52
patients got this service, 9% of her patients
5.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.6)
$75,151.56an average of $260.04 per time performed $32,726.36
an average of $113.24 per time performed
drug
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Methotrexate sodium, 50 mg

Service Code: J9260
Performed in an office
289
times performed,
0.34% of her services

12th 100th

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

37
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
7.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 12.3)
$1,381.42an average of $4.78 per time performed $514.42
an average of $1.78 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
282
times performed,
0.33% of her services

13th 5th

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

196
patients got this service, 35% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$47,099.64an average of $167.02 per time performed $21,118.98
an average of $74.89 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosi... +

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosis up to 1 hour ×

Service Code: 96365
Performed in an office
136
times performed,
0.16% of her services

14th 27th

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

20
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
6.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.8)
$15,063.36an average of $110.76 per time performed $7,923.36
an average of $58.26 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, vitamin b-12 cyanocobalamin, up to 1000 mcg

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
128
times performed,
0.15% of her services

15th 91st

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

42
patients got this service, 8% of her patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.9)
$545.28an average of $4.26 per time performed $275.20
an average of $2.15 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein

Service Code: 96415
Performed in an office
123
times performed,
0.15% of her services

16th 20th

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

34
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.6)
$6,874.47an average of $55.89 per time performed $2,873.28
an average of $23.36 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
121
times performed,
0.14% of her services

17th 60th

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

121
patients got this service, 22% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,825.48an average of $39.88 per time performed $3,218.60
an average of $26.60 per time performed
drug
TEMPORARY CODES

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered t... +

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered to individuals 3 years of age and older, for intramuscular use (fluvirin) ×

Service Code: Q2037
Performed in an office
121
times performed,
0.14% of her services

18th 115th

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

121
patients got this service, 22% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,045.57an average of $25.17 per time performed $1,875.50
an average of $15.50 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 6... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 60 minutes ×

Service Code: 99205
Performed in an office
103
times performed,
0.12% of her services

19th 42nd

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

103
patients got this service, 18% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$34,795.46an average of $337.82 per time performed $16,427.47
an average of $159.49 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
102
times performed,
0.12% of her services

20th 11th

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

52
patients got this service, 9% of her patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$10,193.88an average of $99.94 per time performed $4,723.62
an average of $46.31 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
73
times performed,
0.09% of her services

21st 39th

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

50
patients got this service, 9% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$759.93an average of $10.41 per time performed $379.60
an average of $5.20 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 5 minutes ×

Service Code: 99211
Performed in an office
70
times performed,
0.08% of her services

22nd 61st

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

41
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$2,120.30an average of $30.29 per time performed $1,041.60
an average of $14.88 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, di... +

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96372
Performed in an office
64
times performed,
0.08% of her services

23rd 16th

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

34
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$2,497.28an average of $39.02 per time performed $1,345.92
an average of $21.03 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.05% of her services

24th 132nd

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

39
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,600.00an average of $40.00 per time performed $1,062.40
an average of $26.56 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Pneumococcal vaccine for injection into muscle

Service Code: 90670
Performed in an office
39
times performed,
0.05% of her services

25th 157th

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

38
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,970.00an average of $230.00 per time performed $6,617.91
an average of $169.69 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Skin test for tuberculosis

Service Code: 86580
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.04% of her services

26th 242nd

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

36
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$540.00an average of $15.00 per time performed $235.08
an average of $6.53 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 125 mg +

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 125 mg ×

Service Code: J2930
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
0.04% of her services

27th 112th

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

15
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$175.00an average of $5.00 per time performed $85.05
an average of $2.43 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
33
times performed,
0.04% of her services

28th 8th

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

30
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$3,723.06an average of $112.82 per time performed $1,717.65
an average of $52.05 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.03% of her services

29th 18th

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

24
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$145.88an average of $5.21 per time performed $80.08
an average of $2.86 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81000
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.03% of her services

30th 105th

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

23
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$240.03an average of $8.89 per time performed $113.94
an average of $4.22 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosis +

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosis ×

Service Code: 96366
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.02% of her services

31st 80th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.7)
$574.94an average of $30.26 per time performed $296.02
an average of $15.58 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, hydrocortisone sodium succinate, up to 100 mg +

Injection, hydrocortisone sodium succinate, up to 100 mg ×

Service Code: J1720
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.02% of her services

32nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$180.00an average of $10.00 per time performed $102.24
an average of $5.68 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Measurement c-reactive protein for detection of infection... +

Measurement c-reactive protein for detection of infection or inflammation ×

Service Code: 86140
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.02% of her services

33rd 37th

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

17
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$185.98an average of $10.94 per time performed $117.30
an average of $6.90 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.

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Average for Rheumatology Providers in California

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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