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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, $334 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 8 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
253
Rank: 65th
out of 76 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
5,243
Rank: 16th
out of 76 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
20.7 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 8.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$303K
Rank: 7th
out of 76 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$1,197 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $334

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 73 different services in 2015
(46 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
1,211
times performed,
23% of his services

1st 8th

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

223
patients got this service, 88% of his patients
5.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$421,137.36an average of $347.76 per time performed $93,307.55
an average of $77.05 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, midazolam hydrochloride, per 1 mg

Service Code: J2250
Performed in an office
430
times performed,
8% of his services

2nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

47
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,150.00an average of $5.00 per time performed $38.70
an average of $0.09 per time performed
drug
TEMPORARY CODES

Low osmolar contrast material, 200-299 mg/ml iodine conce... +

Low osmolar contrast material, 200-299 mg/ml iodine concentration, per ml ×

Service Code: Q9966
Performed in an office
353
times performed,
7% of his services

3rd 3rd

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

62
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$176.50an average of $0.50 per time performed $56.48
an average of $0.16 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 1mg

Service Code: J1100
Performed in an office
243
times performed,
5% of his services

4th 1st

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

18
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$2,430.00an average of $10.00 per time performed $24.30
an average of $0.10 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
239
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 9th

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

96
patients got this service, 38% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$12,906.00an average of $54.00 per time performed $1,214.12
an average of $5.08 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
177
times performed,
3% of his services

6th 26th

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

81
patients got this service, 32% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$5,288.76an average of $29.88 per time performed $490.29
an average of $2.77 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
126
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 50th

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

54
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$88,291.98an average of $700.73 per time performed $15,579.90
an average of $123.65 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Radiological supervision and interpretation x-ray of cove... +

Radiological supervision and interpretation x-ray of covering of spinal cord ×

Service Code: 72275
Performed in an office
120
times performed,
2% of his services

8th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

55
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$42,000.00an average of $350.00 per time performed $10,552.80
an average of $87.94 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Fluoroscopic guidance for insertion of needle

Service Code: 77002
Performed in an office
106
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 93rd

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

47
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$46,640.00an average of $440.00 per time performed $7,335.20
an average of $69.20 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
105
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 27th

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

105
patients got this service, 42% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$39,366.60an average of $374.92 per time performed $12,674.55
an average of $120.71 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into lower or sacral spine

Service Code: 62311
Performed in an office
97
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 14th

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

45
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$80,025.00an average of $825.00 per time performed $16,215.49
an average of $167.17 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Moderate sedation services by physician or health care pr... +

Moderate sedation services by physician or health care provider also performing a procedure ×

Service Code: 99145
Performed in an office
95
times performed,
2% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

32
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,750.00an average of $50.00 per time performed $1,810.70
an average of $19.06 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Drug screen, other than chromatographic; any number of dr... +

Drug screen, other than chromatographic; any number of drug classes, by clia waived test or moderate complexity test, per patient encounter ×

Service Code: G0434
Performed in an office
94
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 39th

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

60
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$23,042.22an average of $245.13 per time performed $1,787.88
an average of $19.02 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
93
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 55th

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

37
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$26,761.68an average of $287.76 per time performed $4,684.41
an average of $50.37 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, fentanyl citrate, 0.1 mg

Service Code: J3010
Performed in an office
90
times performed,
2% of his services

15th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

46
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,440.00an average of $16.00 per time performed $35.10
an average of $0.39 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
83
times performed,
2% of his services

16th 38th

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

44
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$66,626.59an average of $802.73 per time performed $12,368.66
an average of $149.02 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Moderate sedation services by physician also performing a... +

Moderate sedation services by physician also performing a procedure, patient 5 years of age or older, first 30 minutes ×

Service Code: 99144
Performed in an office
66
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 21st

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

40
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$8,316.00an average of $126.00 per time performed $3,246.54
an average of $49.19 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Destruction of peripheral nerve or branch

Service Code: 64640
Performed in an office
63
times performed,
1% of his services

18th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

19
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$37,800.00an average of $600.00 per time performed $3,310.02
an average of $52.54 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
61
times performed,
1% of his services

19th 45th

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

34
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$28,371.10an average of $465.10 per time performed $4,922.09
an average of $80.69 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into upper or middle spine

Service Code: 62310
Performed in an office
56
times performed,
1% of his services

20th 47th

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

27
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$47,600.00an average of $850.00 per time performed $10,195.92
an average of $182.07 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
41
times performed,
0.78% of his services

21st 72nd

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

19
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$31,904.15an average of $778.15 per time performed $6,323.02
an average of $154.22 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
34
times performed,
0.65% of his services

22nd 17th

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

19
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$30,175.00an average of $887.50 per time performed $5,162.90
an average of $151.85 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
32
times performed,
0.61% of his services

23rd 60th

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

17
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$13,510.08an average of $422.19 per time performed $2,417.28
an average of $75.54 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
31
times performed,
0.59% of his services

24th 81st

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

28
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$41,712.36an average of $1,345.56 per time performed $10,988.57
an average of $354.47 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
31
times performed,
0.59% of his services

25th 79th

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

15
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$24,882.15an average of $802.65 per time performed $4,734.94
an average of $152.74 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
25
times performed,
0.48% of his services

26th 84th

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

12
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$13,365.00an average of $534.60 per time performed $1,921.25
an average of $76.85 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of anesthetic agent, sciatic nerve

Service Code: 64445
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.46% of his services

27th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$11,424.00an average of $476.00 per time performed $2,074.56
an average of $86.44 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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Average for Pain Medicine Providers in Missouri

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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