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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, $1,070 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 62 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
1,153
Rank: 7th
out of 66 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
11,229
Rank: 34th
out of 66 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
9.7 This Provider
Avg 61.8
Total Paid
by Medicare
$316K
Rank: 31st
out of 66 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$274 This Provider
Avg $1,070

Note: About 26% 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 56 different services in 2015
(32 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, denosumab, 1 mg

Service Code: J0897
Performed in an office
6,780
times performed,
60% of his services

1st 4th

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

81
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$102,174.60an average of $15.07 per time performed $78,919.20
an average of $11.64 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
2,060
times performed,
18% of his services

2nd 7th

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

1,009
patients got this service, 88% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$206,164.80an average of $100.08 per time performed $149,041.00
an average of $72.35 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
392
times performed,
3% of his services

3rd 41st

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

227
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$4,704.00an average of $12.00 per time performed $1,952.16
an average of $4.98 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
321
times performed,
3% of his services

4th 9th

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

247
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$21,837.63an average of $68.03 per time performed $15,186.51
an average of $47.31 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
248
times performed,
2% of his services

5th 43rd

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

214
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$33,499.84an average of $135.08 per time performed $23,758.40
an average of $95.80 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
221
times performed,
2% of his services

6th 20th

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

123
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$12,376.00an average of $56.00 per time performed $8,481.98
an average of $38.38 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
215
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 25th

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

152
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$4,960.05an average of $23.07 per time performed $3,704.45
an average of $17.23 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
194
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 30th

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

72
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,164.00an average of $6.00 per time performed $506.34
an average of $2.61 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99231
Performed in a facility
125
times performed,
1% of his services

9th 90th

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

46
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$4,875.00an average of $39.00 per time performed $3,531.25
an average of $28.25 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
118
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 31st

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

85
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$9,322.00an average of $79.00 per time performed $6,016.82
an average of $50.99 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
87
times performed,
0.77% of his services

11th 54th

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

87
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$16,799.70an average of $193.10 per time performed $12,206.97
an average of $140.31 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of trigger points in 1 or 2 muscles

Service Code: 20552
Performed in an office
42
times performed,
0.37% of his services

12th 108th

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

34
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,436.00an average of $58.00 per time performed $1,285.20
an average of $30.60 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
38
times performed,
0.34% of his services

13th 76th

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

38
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,128.00an average of $56.00 per time performed $900.60
an average of $23.70 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
35
times performed,
0.31% of his services

14th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

31
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,371.90an average of $96.34 per time performed $2,491.65
an average of $71.19 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of hand, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73130
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.29% of his services

15th 44th

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)
$1,485.00an average of $45.00 per time performed $703.89
an average of $21.33 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 20 mg

Service Code: J1020
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.28% of his services

16th 64th

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

21
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$124.00an average of $4.00 per time performed $69.75
an average of $2.25 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of chest, 2 views, front and side

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.25% of his services

17th 66th

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

26
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,428.00an average of $51.00 per time performed $534.24
an average of $19.08 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.24% of his services

18th 46th

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

26
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,134.00an average of $42.00 per time performed $506.79
an average of $18.77 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of small joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of small joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20600
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.2% of his services

19th 92nd

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,035.00an average of $45.00 per time performed $679.19
an average of $29.53 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.18% of his services

20th 67th

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$860.00an average of $43.00 per time performed $406.80
an average of $20.34 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 25 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99232
Performed in a facility
17
times performed,
0.15% of his services

21st 38th

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.1)
$1,173.00an average of $69.00 per time performed $874.99
an average of $51.47 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72040
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.14% of his services

22nd 117th

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

16
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$848.00an average of $53.00 per time performed $350.72
an average of $21.92 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
15
times performed,
0.13% of his services

23rd 93rd

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

11
patients got this service, 0.95% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$690.00an average of $46.00 per time performed $415.80
an average of $27.72 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of pelvis, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 72190
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.1% of his services

24th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 0.95% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,232.00an average of $112.00 per time performed $268.07
an average of $24.37 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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Christopher Denman Adams
Average for Rheumatology Providers in Alabama

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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