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, $324 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
580
Rank: 208th
out of 1,346 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
16,579
Rank: 16th
out of 1,346 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
28.6 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 6.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$616K
Rank: 16th
out of 1,346 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$1,062 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $324

Note: About 67% 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.

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.

Patients saw before

PETER NICHOLAS M.D.

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 81 different services in 2014

All Services

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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 infliximab, 10 mg

Service Code: J1745
Performed in an office
3,560
times performed,
21% of his services

1st 9th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
6.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.3)
$805,201an average of $226 per time performed $200,713
an average of $56 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, denosumab, 1 mg

Service Code: J0897
Performed in an office
3,000
times performed,
18% of his services

2nd 8th

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

34
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$88,740an average of $30 per time performed $33,600
an average of $11 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specif... +

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specified, 10 mg ×

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
2,403
times performed,
14% of his services

3rd 11th

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

221
patients got this service, 38% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$8,411an average of $4 per time performed $3,316
an average of $1 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
1,330
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 2nd

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

516
patients got this service, 89% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$186,200an average of $140 per time performed $97,143
an average of $73 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
357
times performed,
2% of his services

5th 28th

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

145
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$61,001an average of $171 per time performed $18,386
an average of $52 per time performed
drug
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Methotrexate sodium, 50 mg

Service Code: J9260
Performed in an office
284
times performed,
2% of his services

6th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
25.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,680an average of $20 per time performed $503
an average of $2 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein

Service Code: 96415
Performed in an office
180
times performed,
1% of his services

7th 173rd

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
5.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.7)
$14,400an average of $80 per time performed $3,388
an average of $19 per time performed
drug
NA

Injection, zoledronic acid, 1 mg

Service Code: J3489
Performed in an office
160
times performed,
0.97% of his services

8th 166th

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

32
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$51,200an average of $320 per time performed $9,454
an average of $59 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Infusion, normal saline solution , 250 cc

Service Code: J7050
Performed in an office
149
times performed,
0.9% of his services

9th 183rd

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

22
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
5.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.1)
$2,235an average of $15 per time performed $37
an average of $0 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Measurement of antibody for assessment of autoimmune diso... +

Measurement of antibody for assessment of autoimmune disorder ×

Service Code: 86235
Performed in an office
126
times performed,
0.76% of his services

10th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

18
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,796an average of $46 per time performed $3,020
an average of $24 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein up to 1 hour

Service Code: 96413
Performed in an office
121
times performed,
0.73% of his services

11th 118th

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

22
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
5.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.6)
$35,090an average of $290 per time performed $10,333
an average of $85 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
103
times performed,
0.62% of his services

12th 16th

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

76
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$1,030an average of $10 per time performed $303
an average of $3 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
92
times performed,
0.55% of his services

13th 265th

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

56
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$11,550an average of $126 per time performed $3,113
an average of $34 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
79
times performed,
0.48% of his services

14th 1st

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

62
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$8,690an average of $110 per time performed $3,963
an average of $50 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of hand, 2 views

Service Code: 73120
Performed in an office
75
times performed,
0.45% of his services

15th 347th

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

42
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,500an average of $60 per time performed $1,565
an average of $21 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasonic guidance imaging supervision and interpretatio... +

Ultrasonic guidance imaging supervision and interpretation for insertion of needle ×

Service Code: 76942
Performed in an office
72
times performed,
0.43% of his services

16th 81st

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

45
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$20,880an average of $290 per time performed $3,789
an average of $53 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
71
times performed,
0.43% of his services

17th 326th

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

46
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$10,350an average of $146 per time performed $2,626
an average of $37 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Spine scanning x-ray done with bone density measurement f... +

Spine scanning x-ray done with bone density measurement for spine compression ×

Service Code: 77082
Performed in an office
70
times performed,
0.42% of his services

18th 272nd

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

70
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,550an average of $65 per time performed $1,305
an average of $19 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Bone density measurement using dedicated x-ray machine

Service Code: 77080
Performed in an office
69
times performed,
0.42% of his services

19th 100th

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

69
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,800an average of $200 per time performed $3,091
an average of $45 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of lower and sacral spine, minimum of 4 views

Service Code: 72110
Performed in an office
58
times performed,
0.35% of his services

20th 276th

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

56
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,800an average of $100 per time performed $2,016
an average of $35 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injection procedure into sacroiliac joint for anesthetic ... +

Injection procedure into sacroiliac joint for anesthetic or steroid ×

Service Code: 27096
Performed in an office
56
times performed,
0.34% of his services

21st 342nd

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

32
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$23,800an average of $425 per time performed $7,972
an average of $142 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
56
times performed,
0.34% of his services

22nd 91st

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

37
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.8)
$2,800an average of $50 per time performed $945
an average of $17 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
54
times performed,
0.33% of his services

23rd 42nd

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

54
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,530an average of $195 per time performed $6,383
an average of $118 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
41
times performed,
0.25% of his services

24th 137th

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

21
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,870an average of $70 per time performed $955
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of pelvis, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 72170
Performed in an office
38
times performed,
0.23% of his services

25th 208th

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

38
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,900an average of $50 per time performed $779
an average of $21 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Injection of different drug or substance into a vein for ... +

Injection of different drug or substance into a vein for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96375
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.22% of his services

26th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
3.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,620an average of $45 per time performed $528
an average of $15 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Vitamin d-3 level

Service Code: 82306
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
0.21% of his services

27th 249th

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

34
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,400an average of $100 per time performed $1,346
an average of $40 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
32
times performed,
0.19% of his services

28th 272nd

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

32
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$4,320an average of $135 per time performed $1,444
an average of $45 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 (afluria) ×

Service Code: Q2035
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.18% of his services

29th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

27
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$660an average of $22 per time performed $349
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.18% of his services

30th 53rd

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

27
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$998an average of $33 per time performed $688
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.16% of his services

31st 164th

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: 1.2)
$1,560an average of $60 per time performed $613
an average of $24 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of foot, 2 views

Service Code: 73620
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.16% of his services

32nd 489th

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: 1.1)
$1,560an average of $60 per time performed $515
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 3 views

Service Code: 73562
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.15% of his services

33rd 89th

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

22
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,000an average of $80 per time performed $706
an average of $28 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
25
times performed,
0.15% of his services

34th 45th

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

25
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$4,500an average of $180 per time performed $2,234
an average of $89 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Measurement of antibody for rheumatoid arthritis assessment +

Measurement of antibody for rheumatoid arthritis assessment ×

Service Code: 86200
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.13% of his services

35th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

21
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,155an average of $55 per time performed $364
an average of $17 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Screening test for autoimmune disorder

Service Code: 86038
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.12% of his services

36th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$880an average of $44 per time performed $323
an average of $16 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Measurement of dna antibody

Service Code: 86225
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.11% of his services

37th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

18
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$792an average of $44 per time performed $331
an average of $18 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Measurement of dna antibody

Service Code: 86226
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.11% of his services

38th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

18
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$828an average of $46 per time performed $291
an average of $16 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of upper spine, 4 or 5 views

Service Code: 72050
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.08% of his services

39th 580th

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)
$1,300an average of $100 per time performed $478
an average of $37 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Parathormone (parathyroid hormone) level

Service Code: 83970
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.07% of his services

40th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$825an average of $75 per time performed $607
an average of $55 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.

Peter D Nicholas
Average for Specialist Providers in Pennsylvania

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 2013 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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