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
846
Rank: 19th
out of 397 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
4,579
Rank: 32nd
out of 397 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
5.4 This Provider
Avg 4.1
Total Paid
by Medicare
$243K
Rank: 35th
out of 397 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$288 This Provider
Avg $322

Note: About 14% 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 72 different services in 2015
(56 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
891
times performed,
19% of his services

1st 1st

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

572
patients got this service, 68% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$187,110.00an average of $210.00 per time performed $47,374.47
an average of $53.17 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 3 views

Service Code: 73562
Performed in an office
755
times performed,
16% of his services

2nd 10th

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

338
patients got this service, 40% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$55,817.15an average of $73.93 per time performed $11,075.85
an average of $14.67 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
753
times performed,
16% of his services

3rd 4th

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

492
patients got this service, 58% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$223,889.49an average of $297.33 per time performed $37,702.71
an average of $50.07 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
534
times performed,
12% of his services

4th 15th

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

349
patients got this service, 41% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$52,332.00an average of $98.00 per time performed $2,728.74
an average of $5.11 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
299
times performed,
7% of his services

5th 13th

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

134
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$21,459.23an average of $71.77 per time performed $3,641.82
an average of $12.18 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
246
times performed,
5% of his services

6th 5th

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

246
patients got this service, 29% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$83,886.00an average of $341.00 per time performed $19,911.24
an average of $80.94 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Hyaluronan or derivative, orthovisc, for intra-articular ... +

Hyaluronan or derivative, orthovisc, for intra-articular injection, per dose ×

Service Code: J7324
Performed in an office
225
times performed,
5% of his services

7th 25th

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

99
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$85,725.00an average of $381.00 per time performed $30,546.00
an average of $135.76 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
171
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 7th

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

156
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$58,311.00an average of $341.00 per time performed $14,092.11
an average of $82.41 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 4 or more views

Service Code: 73564
Performed in an office
118
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 17th

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

60
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$12,810.08an average of $108.56 per time performed $2,030.78
an average of $17.21 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
103
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 6th

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

81
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$6,592.00an average of $64.00 per time performed $283.25
an average of $2.75 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of pelvis, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 72170
Performed in an office
63
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 16th

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

31
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,943.17an average of $62.59 per time performed $703.71
an average of $11.17 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
55
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 12th

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

27
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$4,121.15an average of $74.93 per time performed $833.25
an average of $15.15 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Repair of knee joint

Service Code: 27447
Performed in a facility
34
times performed,
0.74% of his services

13th 21st

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

32
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$285,090.00an average of $8,385.00 per time performed $37,084.82
an average of $1,090.73 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
28
times performed,
0.61% of his services

14th 9th

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

27
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$3,668.00an average of $131.00 per time performed $999.60
an average of $35.70 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Removal of both knee cartilages using an endoscope

Service Code: 29880
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
0.31% of his services

15th 86th

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)
$61,054.00an average of $4,361.00 per time performed $6,403.04
an average of $457.36 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Shaving of shoulder bone using an endoscope

Service Code: 29826
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.28% of his services

16th 56th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$56,134.00an average of $4,318.00 per time performed $1,724.97
an average of $132.69 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.

Jeffrey A. Polansky
Average for Orthopaedic Surgery 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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