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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, $575 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
789
Rank: 2nd
out of 42 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
3,399
Rank: 8th
out of 42 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
4.3 This Provider
Avg 4.6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$419K
Rank: 6th
out of 42 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$531 This Provider
Avg $575

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.

Who Patients See Before and After This Provider

Providers often refer their patients to a small network of other providers and organizations. Here’s who patients saw the most within 30 days before or after this provider in 2014.

Individuals

ELIZABETH FLEMING

DAVID LAGUARDIA

GEORGE WILLIAM STONE

DAVID BODNE

MICHAEL PONT

Organizations

PIEDMONT NEWNAN HOSPITA...

PIEDMONT HOSPITAL, INC

Patients saw before

CHAD KESSLER MD

Patients saw after

Individuals

ELIZABETH FLEMING

DAVID LAGUARDIA

JOEL LIGHTNER

TIM BAKER

ROY BROWNLOW

Organizations

PIEDMONT NEWNAN HOSPITA...

PIEDMONT HOSPITAL, INC

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 110 different services in 2014

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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
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
679
times performed,
20% of his services

1st 1st

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

400
patients got this service, 51% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$79,443an average of $117 per time performed $33,339
an average of $49 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
396
times performed,
12% of his services

2nd 2nd

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

308
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$72,468an average of $183 per time performed $28,837
an average of $73 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
381
times performed,
11% of his services

3rd 3rd

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

322
patients got this service, 41% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$38,100an average of $100 per time performed $8,729
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Fluoroscopic guidance for spine or spinal canal injection +

Fluoroscopic guidance for spine or spinal canal injection ×

Service Code: 77003
Performed in a facility
183
times performed,
5% of his services

4th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

123
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$29,280an average of $160 per time performed $4,039
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into lower or sacral spine

Service Code: 62311
Performed in a facility
168
times performed,
5% of his services

5th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

114
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$110,376an average of $657 per time performed $8,674
an average of $52 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
150
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 8th

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

150
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$32,100an average of $214 per time performed $10,346
an average of $69 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of lower spinal canal

Service Code: 72148
Performed in an office
148
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 11th

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

142
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$170,200an average of $1,150 per time performed $25,262
an average of $171 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72040
Performed in an office
134
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 6th

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

85
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$16,214an average of $121 per time performed $2,967
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 4... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 45 minutes ×

Service Code: 99204
Performed in an office
104
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 5th

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

104
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$31,512an average of $303 per time performed $12,007
an average of $115 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, betamethasone acetate 3mg and betamethasone so... +

Injection, betamethasone acetate 3mg and betamethasone sodium phosphate 3mg ×

Service Code: J0702
Performed in an office
92
times performed,
3% of his services

10th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

31
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,140an average of $45 per time performed $392
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64493
Performed in a facility
79
times performed,
2% of his services

11th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

58
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$53,325an average of $675 per time performed $5,220
an average of $66 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64494
Performed in a facility
79
times performed,
2% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

58
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$22,120an average of $280 per time performed $3,012
an average of $38 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64495
Performed in a facility
79
times performed,
2% of his services

13th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

58
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$21,725an average of $275 per time performed $3,201
an average of $41 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
66
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 27th

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

55
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$6,534an average of $99 per time performed $1,604
an average of $24 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 70 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 70 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99223
Performed in a facility
50
times performed,
1% of his services

15th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

49
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$14,650an average of $293 per time performed $7,518
an average of $150 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Destruction of lower or sacral spinal facet joint nerves ... +

Destruction of lower or sacral spinal facet joint nerves with imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64636
Performed in a facility
39
times performed,
1% of his services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$12,090an average of $310 per time performed $1,801
an average of $46 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of upper spinal canal

Service Code: 72141
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 25th

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

34
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$40,250an average of $1,150 per time performed $6,175
an average of $176 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of middle and lower spine, 2 views

Service Code: 72080
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.85% of his services

18th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

25
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,929an average of $101 per time performed $649
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Insertion of spinal instrumentation for spinal stabilization +

Insertion of spinal instrumentation for spinal stabilization ×

Service Code: 22851
Performed in a facility
29
times performed,
0.85% of his services

19th 13th

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

24
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$38,338an average of $1,322 per time performed $8,899
an average of $307 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of middle spine, 3 views

Service Code: 72070
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.82% of his services

20th 41st

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

26
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,276an average of $117 per time performed $605
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of pelvis, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 72170
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.65% of his services

21st 26th

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: 1.1)
$1,958an average of $89 per time performed $424
an average of $19 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Radiological supervision and interpretation of percutaneo... +

Radiological supervision and interpretation of percutaneous repair or reconstruction of vertebra (accessed through the skin) using fluoroscopic guidance ×

Service Code: 72291
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.62% of his services

22nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$16,128an average of $768 per time performed $1,519
an average of $72 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
21
times performed,
0.62% of his services

23rd 14th

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: 1.4)
$3,360an average of $160 per time performed $937
an average of $45 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Destruction of lower or sacral spinal facet joint nerves ... +

Destruction of lower or sacral spinal facet joint nerves using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64635
Performed in a facility
20
times performed,
0.59% of his services

24th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$14,729an average of $736 per time performed $3,413
an average of $171 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injection of bone cement into body of lower spine bone, a... +

Injection of bone cement into body of lower spine bone, accessed through the skin ×

Service Code: 22524
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.47% of his services

25th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$116,000an average of $7,250 per time performed $81,295
an average of $5,081 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of middle spinal canal

Service Code: 72146
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.44% of his services

26th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$17,250an average of $1,150 per time performed $2,515
an average of $168 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.44% of his services

27th 36th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,395an average of $93 per time performed $305
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into upper or middle spine

Service Code: 62310
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.44% of his services

28th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$10,245an average of $683 per time performed $668
an average of $45 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
14
times performed,
0.41% of his services

29th 72nd

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$23,884an average of $1,706 per time performed $3,676
an average of $263 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of tendon attachment to bone

Service Code: 20551
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.41% of his services

30th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,072an average of $148 per time performed $648
an average of $46 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Insertion of anterior spinal instrumentation for spinal s... +

Insertion of anterior spinal instrumentation for spinal stabilization, 2 to 3 vertebral segments ×

Service Code: 22845
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
0.41% of his services

31st 37th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$33,376an average of $2,384 per time performed $8,005
an average of $572 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Surgical treatment of broken thigh bone

Service Code: 27245
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.38% of his services

32nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$51,415an average of $3,955 per time performed $12,576
an average of $967 per time performed
medical
HEMIC AND LYMPHATIC SYSTEMS

Bone marrow aspiration

Service Code: 38220
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.38% of his services

33rd 48th

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)
$6,331an average of $487 per time performed $307
an average of $24 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.

Chad M. Kessler
Average for Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine Providers in Georgia

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Sources: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Plan and Provider Enumeration System, American Medical Association

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