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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $529 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 4 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
666
Rank: 4th
out of 42 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
2,184
Rank: 12th
out of 42 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
3.3 This Provider
Avg 4.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$305K
Rank: 11th
out of 42 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$458 This Provider
Avg $529

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 89 different services in 2015
(62 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
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
318
times performed,
15% of his services

1st 2nd

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

245
patients got this service, 37% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$58,194.00an average of $183.00 per time performed $23,166.30
an average of $72.85 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
278
times performed,
13% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

242
patients got this service, 36% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$27,800.00an average of $100.00 per time performed $5,704.56
an average of $20.52 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
217
times performed,
10% of his services

3rd 1st

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

158
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$25,389.00an average of $117.00 per time performed $10,578.75
an average of $48.75 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into lower or sacral spine

Service Code: 62311
Performed in a facility
174
times performed,
8% 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, 18% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$114,318.00an average of $657.00 per time performed $11,050.74
an average of $63.51 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of lower spinal canal

Service Code: 72148
Performed in an office
133
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 13th

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

132
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$152,950.00an average of $1,150.00 per time performed $20,122.90
an average of $151.30 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72040
Performed in an office
94
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 7th

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

78
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$11,374.00an average of $121.00 per time performed $1,707.04
an average of $18.16 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
86
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 5th

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

86
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$26,058.00an average of $303.00 per time performed $9,148.68
an average of $106.38 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: 64493
Performed in a facility
60
times performed,
3% of his services

8th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

42
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$40,500.00an average of $675.00 per time performed $4,203.00
an average of $70.05 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
60
times performed,
3% of his services

9th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

42
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$16,800.00an average of $280.00 per time performed $2,421.00
an average of $40.35 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
60
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

42
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$16,500.00an average of $275.00 per time performed $2,451.60
an average of $40.86 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of upper spinal canal

Service Code: 72141
Performed in an office
58
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 22nd

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

58
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$66,700.00an average of $1,150.00 per time performed $9,030.60
an average of $155.70 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
49
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

49
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$15,189.02an average of $309.98 per time performed $7,220.64
an average of $147.36 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
45
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 9th

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

45
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,630.00an average of $214.00 per time performed $3,106.80
an average of $69.04 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
38
times performed,
2% of his services

14th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

36
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,080.00an average of $160.00 per time performed $719.72
an average of $18.94 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of middle spine, 3 views

Service Code: 72070
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 32nd

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

29
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,978.00an average of $117.00 per time performed $647.02
an average of $19.03 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
26
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 28th

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

26
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,574.00an average of $99.00 per time performed $523.38
an average of $20.13 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
24
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 14th

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$31,728.00an average of $1,322.00 per time performed $7,648.08
an average of $318.67 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of middle spinal canal

Service Code: 72146
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 61st

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$25,300.00an average of $1,150.00 per time performed $3,211.12
an average of $145.96 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
20
times performed,
0.92% of his services

19th 52nd

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)
$34,120.00an average of $1,706.00 per time performed $5,724.40
an average of $286.22 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of middle and lower spine, 2 views

Service Code: 72080
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.87% of his services

20th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

17
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,919.00an average of $101.00 per time performed $383.99
an average of $20.21 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 3 views

Service Code: 73562
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.64% of his services

21st 48th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,316.00an average of $94.00 per time performed $267.26
an average of $19.09 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
13
times performed,
0.6% of his services

22nd 40th

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)
$30,992.00an average of $2,384.00 per time performed $7,449.00
an average of $573.00 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of pelvis, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 72170
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.6% of his services

23rd 27th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,157.00an average of $89.00 per time performed $212.42
an average of $16.34 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Fusion of lower spine bones, posterior or posterolateral ... +

Fusion of lower spine bones, posterior or posterolateral approach ×

Service Code: 22612
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.55% of his services

24th 31st

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$61,488.00an average of $5,124.00 per time performed $11,871.60
an average of $989.30 per time performed
medical
HEMIC AND LYMPHATIC SYSTEMS

Bone marrow aspiration

Service Code: 38220
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.55% of his services

25th 54th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,844.00an average of $487.00 per time performed $283.56
an average of $23.63 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Partial removal of bone with release of spinal cord or sp... +

Partial removal of bone with release of spinal cord or spinal nerves of 1 interspace in lower spine ×

Service Code: 63030
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.5% of his services

26th 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, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$46,680.04an average of $4,243.64 per time performed $8,850.05
an average of $804.55 per time performed
medical

Injection of bone cement into body of lower spine bone ac... +

Injection of bone cement into body of lower spine bone accessed through the skin using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 22514
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.5% of his services

27th 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, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$89,210.00an average of $8,110.00 per time performed $57,108.59
an average of $5,191.69 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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Chad M. Kessler
Average for Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine Providers in Georgia

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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