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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, $496 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
2,318
Rank: 11th
out of 436 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
24,938
Rank: 4th
out of 436 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
10.8 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 4.7
Total Paid
by Medicare
$4.82M
Rank: 3rd
out of 436 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$2,080 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $496

Note: About 71% 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.

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 61 different services in 2015
(38 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

Diagnostic imaging of retina

Service Code: 92134
Performed in an office
4,539
times performed,
18% of his services

1st 2nd

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

1,740
patients got this service, 75% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$553,939.56an average of $122.04 per time performed $158,501.88
an average of $34.92 per time performed
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
4,166
times performed,
17% of his services

2nd 1st

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

2,095
patients got this service, 90% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$619,484.20an average of $148.70 per time performed $378,356.12
an average of $90.82 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ranibizumab, 0.1 mg

Service Code: J2778
Performed in an office
4,043
times performed,
16% of his services

3rd 4th

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

230
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
3.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.6)
$1,844,740.04an average of $456.28 per time performed $1,249,974.31
an average of $309.17 per time performed
drug

Injection, aflibercept, 1 mg

Service Code: J0178
Performed in an office
2,793
times performed,
11% of his services

4th 11th

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

276
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
5.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.5)
$2,926,198.17an average of $1,047.69 per time performed $2,136,309.84
an average of $764.88 per time performed
medical
EYE

Injection of drug into eye

Service Code: 67028
Performed in an office
2,715
times performed,
11% of his services

5th 5th

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

558
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
4.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.7)
$1,572,745.20an average of $579.28 per time performed $219,996.45
an average of $81.03 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
1,705
times performed,
7% of his services

6th 12th

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

633
patients got this service, 27% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$175,308.10an average of $102.82 per time performed $95,616.40
an average of $56.08 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Examination of retinal blood vessels by ophthalmoscope

Service Code: 92235
Performed in an office
1,460
times performed,
6% of his services

7th 8th

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

568
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$292,394.20an average of $200.27 per time performed $122,756.80
an average of $84.08 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Photography of the retina

Service Code: 92250
Performed in an office
944
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 7th

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

719
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$96,986.56an average of $102.74 per time performed $53,534.24
an average of $56.71 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Examination of eye by ophthalmoscope with retinal drawing +

Examination of eye by ophthalmoscope with retinal drawing ×

Service Code: 92226
Performed in an office
522
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 6th

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

243
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$28,308.06an average of $54.23 per time performed $10,325.16
an average of $19.78 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Examination of eye by ophthalmoscope with retinal drawing +

Examination of eye by ophthalmoscope with retinal drawing ×

Service Code: 92225
Performed in an office
474
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 22nd

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

238
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$29,734.02an average of $62.73 per time performed $10,347.42
an average of $21.83 per time performed
drug
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Injection, bevacizumab, 10 mg

Service Code: J9035
Performed in an office
407
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 17th

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

106
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
3.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.8)
$30,984.91an average of $76.13 per time performed $21,921.02
an average of $53.86 per time performed
medical
EYE

Laser destruction of retinal growth, 1 or more sessions

Service Code: 67210
Performed in an office
313
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 44th

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

187
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$510,900.51an average of $1,632.27 per time performed $131,594.59
an average of $420.43 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
142
times performed,
0.57% of his services

13th 23rd

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

142
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$31,230.06an average of $219.93 per time performed $18,698.56
an average of $131.68 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound of eye disease, growth, or structure

Service Code: 76512
Performed in an office
109
times performed,
0.44% of his services

14th 35th

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

62
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$18,839.56an average of $172.84 per time performed $8,004.96
an average of $73.44 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
97
times performed,
0.39% of his services

15th 3rd

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

93
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$10,314.98an average of $106.34 per time performed $6,587.27
an average of $67.91 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
87
times performed,
0.35% of his services

16th 16th

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

87
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$15,259.80an average of $175.40 per time performed $9,899.73
an average of $113.79 per time performed
medical
EYE

Laser destruction of leaking retinal blood vessels, 1 or ... +

Laser destruction of leaking retinal blood vessels, 1 or more sessions ×

Service Code: 67228
Performed in an office
87
times performed,
0.35% of his services

17th 63rd

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

61
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$161,949.63an average of $1,861.49 per time performed $70,731.87
an average of $813.01 per time performed
medical
EYE

Aspiration of eye fluid

Service Code: 65800
Performed in an office
78
times performed,
0.31% of his services

18th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

48
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$22,900.02an average of $293.59 per time performed $7,370.22
an average of $94.49 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
48
times performed,
0.19% of his services

19th 45th

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

15
patients got this service, 0.65% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$810.24an average of $16.88 per time performed $66.72
an average of $1.39 per time performed
medical
EYE

Removal of membrane from the retina, pars plana approach +

Removal of membrane from the retina, pars plana approach ×

Service Code: 67042
Performed in a facility
31
times performed,
0.12% of his services

20th 70th

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

31
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$108,500.00an average of $3,500.00 per time performed $28,250.30
an average of $911.30 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
27
times performed,
0.11% of his services

21st 14th

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

27
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$3,654.99an average of $135.37 per time performed $2,293.65
an average of $84.95 per time performed
medical
EYE

Repair of detached retina and drainage of eye fluid betwe... +

Repair of detached retina and drainage of eye fluid between lens and retina ×

Service Code: 67113
Performed in a facility
26
times performed,
0.1% of his services

22nd 105th

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

19
patients got this service, 0.82% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$104,000.00an average of $4,000.00 per time performed $34,776.04
an average of $1,337.54 per time performed
medical
EYE

Preventive retinal detachment treatment by heat or laser,... +

Preventive retinal detachment treatment by heat or laser, 1 or more sessions ×

Service Code: 67145
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.08% of his services

23rd 84th

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

19
patients got this service, 0.82% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$21,999.91an average of $1,157.89 per time performed $8,158.79
an average of $429.41 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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Joseph Christopher Schwartz
Average for Ophthalmology Providers in Maryland

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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