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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, $497 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 13 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
474
Rank: 8th
out of 18 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
3,634
Rank: 10th
out of 18 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
7.7 This Provider
Avg 12.6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$335K
Rank: 5th
out of 18 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$706 This Provider
Avg $497

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 110 different services in 2015
(78 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
562
times performed,
15% of his services

1st 7th

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

302
patients got this service, 64% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$103,408.00an average of $184.00 per time performed $43,987.74
an average of $78.27 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower o... +

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower or sacral spine nerve root using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64484
Performed in an office
229
times performed,
6% of his services

2nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

95
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$121,626.48an average of $531.12 per time performed $15,219.34
an average of $66.46 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 an office
201
times performed,
6% of his services

3rd 23rd

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

117
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$117,355.86an average of $583.86 per time performed $37,191.03
an average of $185.03 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower o... +

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower or sacral spine nerve root using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64483
Performed in an office
196
times performed,
5% of his services

4th 13th

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

125
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$176,417.64an average of $900.09 per time performed $35,962.08
an average of $183.48 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 an office
194
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 25th

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

113
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$56,642.18an average of $291.97 per time performed $18,352.40
an average of $94.60 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 an office
191
times performed,
5% of his services

6th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

110
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$56,704.08an average of $296.88 per time performed $18,192.75
an average of $95.25 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
177
times performed,
5% of his services

7th 21st

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

177
patients got this service, 37% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$48,345.78an average of $273.14 per time performed $21,213.45
an average of $119.85 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray lower and sacral spine including bending views mini... +

X-ray lower and sacral spine including bending views minimum 6 views ×

Service Code: 72114
Performed in an office
147
times performed,
4% of his services

8th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

142
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$18,060.42an average of $122.86 per time performed $4,783.38
an average of $32.54 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of trigger points in 1 or 2 muscles

Service Code: 20552
Performed in an office
119
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 51st

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

99
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$21,479.50an average of $180.50 per time performed $3,542.63
an average of $29.77 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Fluoroscopic guidance for insertion of needle

Service Code: 77002
Performed in an office
119
times performed,
3% of his services

10th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

96
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$41,055.00an average of $345.00 per time performed $8,161.02
an average of $68.58 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 an office
113
times performed,
3% of his services

11th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

31
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$40,469.82an average of $358.14 per time performed $14,525.02
an average of $128.54 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
85
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 3rd

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

78
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$9,322.80an average of $109.68 per time performed $4,568.75
an average of $53.75 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of upper or middle spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of upper or middle spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64490
Performed in an office
68
times performed,
2% of his services

13th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

43
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$33,235.68an average of $488.76 per time performed $11,540.96
an average of $169.72 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of upper or middle spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of upper or middle spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64491
Performed in an office
68
times performed,
2% of his services

14th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

43
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$16,415.88an average of $241.41 per time performed $5,786.12
an average of $85.09 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of upper or middle spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of upper or middle spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64492
Performed in an office
68
times performed,
2% of his services

15th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

43
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$16,511.76an average of $242.82 per time performed $5,807.20
an average of $85.40 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of lower spinal canal

Service Code: 72148
Performed in an office
65
times performed,
2% of his services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

65
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$77,805.00an average of $1,197.00 per time performed $6,752.85
an average of $103.89 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of anesthetic agent, sciatic nerve

Service Code: 64445
Performed in an office
62
times performed,
2% of his services

17th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

55
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$21,886.00an average of $353.00 per time performed $6,031.36
an average of $97.28 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 an office
57
times performed,
2% of his services

18th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

31
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$51,528.00an average of $904.00 per time performed $17,871.21
an average of $313.53 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 an office
51
times performed,
1% of his services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

41
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,160.00an average of $160.00 per time performed $3,251.76
an average of $63.76 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of upper spine, 6 or more views

Service Code: 72052
Performed in an office
45
times performed,
1% of his services

20th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

44
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,982.95an average of $88.51 per time performed $1,099.80
an average of $24.44 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into upper or middle spine

Service Code: 62310
Performed in an office
38
times performed,
1% of his services

21st 45th

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

28
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$41,762.00an average of $1,099.00 per time performed $6,779.96
an average of $178.42 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into lower or sacral spine

Service Code: 62311
Performed in an office
38
times performed,
1% of his services

22nd 18th

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

27
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$23,408.00an average of $616.00 per time performed $6,349.42
an average of $167.09 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of middle spine, 3 views

Service Code: 72072
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.91% of his services

23rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

31
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,436.06an average of $73.82 per time performed $524.70
an average of $15.90 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
31
times performed,
0.85% of his services

24th 64th

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

31
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,325.00an average of $75.00 per time performed $1,020.83
an average of $32.93 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
31
times performed,
0.85% of his services

25th 43rd

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

24
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$6,236.89an average of $201.19 per time performed $1,442.43
an average of $46.53 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
27
times performed,
0.74% of his services

26th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

26
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$675.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $79.38
an average of $2.94 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of both hips minimum 2 views

Service Code: 73520
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.55% of his services

27th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

20
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,980.00an average of $99.00 per time performed $370.60
an average of $18.53 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood creatinine level

Service Code: 82565
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.5% of his services

28th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

18
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$594.00an average of $33.00 per time performed $119.34
an average of $6.63 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of anesthetic agent, greater occipital nerve

Service Code: 64405
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.5% of his services

29th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,124.96an average of $284.72 per time performed $1,637.64
an average of $90.98 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
14
times performed,
0.39% of his services

30th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,129.98an average of $223.57 per time performed $1,513.68
an average of $108.12 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of upper spinal canal

Service Code: 72141
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.33% of his services

31st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$14,148.00an average of $1,179.00 per time performed $1,136.64
an average of $94.72 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
12
times performed,
0.33% of his services

32nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$13,620.00an average of $1,135.00 per time performed $2,107.68
an average of $175.64 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.

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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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