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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, $237 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 11 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
735
Rank: 160th
out of 1,139 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
5,883
Rank: 256th
out of 1,139 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
8 This Provider
Avg 10.6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$149K
Rank: 276th
out of 1,139 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$203 This Provider
Avg $237

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 61 different services in 2015
(33 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
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
1,873
times performed,
32% of his services

1st 3rd

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

600
patients got this service, 82% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$146,094.00an average of $78.00 per time performed $77,317.44
an average of $41.28 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 1mg

Service Code: J1100
Performed in an office
561
times performed,
10% of his services

2nd 4th

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

128
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$561.00an average of $1.00 per time performed $50.49
an average of $0.09 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
554
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd 5th

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

217
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$14,404.00an average of $26.00 per time performed $8,298.92
an average of $14.98 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
548
times performed,
9% of his services

4th 60th

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

210
patients got this service, 29% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$20,265.04an average of $36.98 per time performed $10,609.28
an average of $19.36 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, vitamin b-12 cyanocobalamin, up to 1000 mcg

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
299
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 23rd

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

109
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.4)
$299.00an average of $1.00 per time performed $197.34
an average of $0.66 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 15 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 15 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99308
Performed in an office
285
times performed,
5% of his services

6th 47th

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

70
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
4.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.7)
$21,090.00an average of $74.00 per time performed $13,186.95
an average of $46.27 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of chest, 2 views, front and side

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
242
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 19th

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

98
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$10,197.88an average of $42.14 per time performed $1,967.46
an average of $8.13 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
193
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 2nd

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

160
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$22,195.00an average of $115.00 per time performed $13,052.59
an average of $67.63 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83037
Performed in an office
165
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 69th

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

115
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$4,290.00an average of $26.00 per time performed $2,115.30
an average of $12.82 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
151
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 12th

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

150
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,926.00an average of $26.00 per time performed $3,383.91
an average of $22.41 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood glucose (sugar) test performed by hand-held instrument +

Blood glucose (sugar) test performed by hand-held instrument ×

Service Code: 82962
Performed in an office
125
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 37th

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

80
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$625.00an average of $5.00 per time performed $391.25
an average of $3.13 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle

Service Code: 90662
Performed in an office
124
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 49th

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

124
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,960.00an average of $40.00 per time performed $4,413.16
an average of $35.59 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urinalysis, manual test

Service Code: 81002
Performed in an office
110
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 24th

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

74
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$660.00an average of $6.00 per time performed $370.70
an average of $3.37 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72110
Performed in an office
87
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 127th

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

45
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,184.33an average of $59.59 per time performed $1,312.83
an average of $15.09 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial nursing facility visit, typically 35 minutes per day +

Initial nursing facility visit, typically 35 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99305
Performed in an office
50
times performed,
0.85% of his services

15th 172nd

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

50
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$7,100.00an average of $142.00 per time performed $4,798.50
an average of $95.97 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of paranasal sinus, complete, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 70220
Performed in an office
50
times performed,
0.85% of his services

16th 108th

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

25
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,072.00an average of $41.44 per time performed $469.00
an average of $9.38 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
46
times performed,
0.78% of his services

17th 125th

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)
$1,932.00an average of $42.00 per time performed $526.70
an average of $11.45 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ceftriaxone sodium, per 250 mg

Service Code: J0696
Performed in an office
38
times performed,
0.65% of his services

18th 6th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$152.00an average of $4.00 per time performed $22.04
an average of $0.58 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 4 or more views

Service Code: 73564
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
0.63% of his services

19th 199th

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,743.07an average of $47.11 per time performed $407.00
an average of $11.00 per time performed
drug

Vaccine for influenza administered into muscle to individ... +

Vaccine for influenza administered into muscle to individuals 3 years of age and older ×

Service Code: 90688
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
0.59% of his services

20th 100th

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

35
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$875.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $608.65
an average of $17.39 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of upper spine, 4 or 5 views

Service Code: 72050
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.56% of his services

21st 187th

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,964.16an average of $59.52 per time performed $370.26
an average of $11.22 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of foot, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73630
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.54% of his services

22nd 151st

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,104.00an average of $34.50 per time performed $299.52
an average of $9.36 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection ben... +

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection beneath the skin or into muscle, patient 2 years or older ×

Service Code: 90732
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.36% of his services

23rd 81st

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

21
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,533.00an average of $73.00 per time performed $1,502.34
an average of $71.54 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.34% of his services

24th 31st

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)
$480.00an average of $24.00 per time performed $449.00
an average of $22.45 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Administration of 1 vaccine

Service Code: 90471
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.31% of his services

25th 65th

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$468.00an average of $26.00 per time performed $272.34
an average of $15.13 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, lincomycin hcl, up to 300 mg

Service Code: J2010
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.29% of his services

26th 70th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$119.00an average of $7.00 per time performed $87.89
an average of $5.17 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretat... +

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93000
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.24% of his services

27th 26th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$714.00an average of $51.00 per time performed $90.44
an average of $6.46 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
11
times performed,
0.19% of his services

28th 35th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$517.00an average of $47.00 per time performed $279.51
an average of $25.41 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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Melvin D Russell
Average for Family Medicine Providers in Alabama

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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