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, $322 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 4 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
2,560
Rank: 7th
out of 511 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
4,736
Rank: 78th
out of 511 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
1.9 This Provider
Avg 3.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$483K
Rank: 65th
out of 511 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$189 This Provider
Avg $322

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 44 different services in 2015
(24 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
medical
MEDICINE

Eye and medical examination for diagnosis and treatment, ... +

Eye and medical examination for diagnosis and treatment, established patient, 1 or more visits ×

Service Code: 92014
Performed in an office
2,531
times performed,
53% of his services

1st 1st

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

2,157
patients got this service, 84% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$582,130.00an average of $230.00 per time performed $236,673.81
an average of $93.51 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement of field of vision during daylight conditions +

Measurement of field of vision during daylight conditions ×

Service Code: 92083
Performed in an office
356
times performed,
8% of his services

2nd 6th

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

341
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$60,520.00an average of $170.00 per time performed $18,839.52
an average of $52.92 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Diagnostic imaging of optic nerve of eye

Service Code: 92133
Performed in an office
321
times performed,
7% of his services

3rd 7th

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

312
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$25,680.00an average of $80.00 per time performed $10,451.76
an average of $32.56 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Eye and medical examination for diagnosis and treatment, ... +

Eye and medical examination for diagnosis and treatment, new patient, 1 or more visits ×

Service Code: 92004
Performed in an office
234
times performed,
5% of his services

4th 13th

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

234
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$65,520.00an average of $280.00 per time performed $25,283.70
an average of $108.05 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Eye and medical examination for diagnosis and treatment, ... +

Eye and medical examination for diagnosis and treatment, established patient ×

Service Code: 92012
Performed in an office
208
times performed,
4% of his services

5th 2nd

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

179
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$33,280.00an average of $160.00 per time performed $13,459.68
an average of $64.71 per time performed
medical
EYE

Removal of cataract with insertion of lens

Service Code: 66984
Performed in a facility
188
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 4th

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

145
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$375,060.00an average of $1,995.00 per time performed $99,218.88
an average of $527.76 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
185
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 5th

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

163
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$25,900.00an average of $140.00 per time performed $10,021.45
an average of $54.17 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement of corneal curvature and depth of eye

Service Code: 92136
Performed in an office
179
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 12th

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

150
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$35,789.26an average of $199.94 per time performed $11,319.96
an average of $63.24 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

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

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99212
Performed in an office
170
times performed,
4% of his services

9th 26th

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

116
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$15,300.00an average of $90.00 per time performed $5,951.70
an average of $35.01 per time performed
medical
EYE

Removal of recurring cataract in lens capsule using laser +

Removal of recurring cataract in lens capsule using laser ×

Service Code: 66821
Performed in a facility
70
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 29th

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

66
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$59,080.00an average of $844.00 per time performed $18,139.80
an average of $259.14 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Examination of cornea and iris using lens device and slit... +

Examination of cornea and iris using lens device and slit lamp ×

Service Code: 92020
Performed in an office
63
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 22nd

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

58
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,032.00an average of $64.00 per time performed $1,361.43
an average of $21.61 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound of corneal structure and measurement

Service Code: 76514
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.7% of his services

12th 33rd

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

33
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$990.00an average of $30.00 per time performed $388.41
an average of $11.77 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound of eye for determination of lens power

Service Code: 76519
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.44% of his services

13th 37th

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

16
patients got this service, 0.63% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,920.05an average of $139.05 per time performed $1,091.58
an average of $51.98 per time performed
medical
EYE

Creation of eye fluid drainage tracts in iris using laser... +

Creation of eye fluid drainage tracts in iris using laser, per session ×

Service Code: 66761
Performed in a facility
20
times performed,
0.42% of his services

14th 78th

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

12
patients got this service, 0.47% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$20,700.00an average of $1,035.00 per time performed $3,849.40
an average of $192.47 per time performed
medical
EYE

Laser repair to improve eye fluid flow, 1 or more sessions +

Laser repair to improve eye fluid flow, 1 or more sessions ×

Service Code: 65855
Performed in a facility
19
times performed,
0.4% of his services

15th 49th

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

15
patients got this service, 0.59% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$21,755.00an average of $1,145.00 per time performed $4,832.46
an average of $254.34 per time performed
medical
EYE

Laser repair to improve eye fluid flow, 1 or more sessions +

Laser repair to improve eye fluid flow, 1 or more sessions ×

Service Code: 65855
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.38% of his services

16th 51st

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

16
patients got this service, 0.63% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$20,610.00an average of $1,145.00 per time performed $4,777.92
an average of $265.44 per time performed
medical
EYE

Removal of eyelashes by forceps

Service Code: 67820
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.34% of his services

17th 55th

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

16
patients got this service, 0.63% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,210.08an average of $138.13 per time performed $659.84
an average of $41.24 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Photography of the retina

Service Code: 92250
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.3% of his services

18th 16th

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

14
patients got this service, 0.55% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,380.00an average of $170.00 per time performed $885.78
an average of $63.27 per time performed
medical
EYE

Removal of foreign body in external eye, conjunctiva

Service Code: 65205
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.27% of his services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 0.47% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,160.00an average of $320.00 per time performed $504.14
an average of $38.78 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
11
times performed,
0.23% of his services

20th 54th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.43% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,200.00an average of $200.00 per time performed $797.83
an average of $72.53 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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Dale C Oates
Average for Ophthalmology Providers in Massachusetts

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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