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DHEERA ANANTHAKRISHNAN MD

59 EXECUTIVE PARK SOUTH SUITE 3000, ATLANTA, GA, 30329 | (404) 778-6306

How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $575 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
203
Rank: 38th
out of 42 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
854
Rank: 37th
out of 42 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
4.2 This Provider
Avg 4.6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$168K
Rank: 31st
out of 42 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$828 This Provider
Avg $575

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 her Part B patients.

Who Patients See Before and After This Provider

Providers often refer their patients to a small network of other providers and organizations. Here’s who patients saw the most within 30 days before or after this provider in 2014.

Patients saw before

DHEERA ANANTHAKRISHNAN MD

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 49 different services in 2014

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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 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in an office
173
times performed,
20% of her services

1st 2nd

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

128
patients got this service, 63% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$51,473an average of $298 per time performed $13,534
an average of $78 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of entire spine

Service Code: 72010
Performed in an office
172
times performed,
20% of her services

2nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

116
patients got this service, 57% of her patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$43,652an average of $254 per time performed $10,719
an average of $62 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Fusion of spine bones, posterior or posterolateral approach +

Fusion of spine bones, posterior or posterolateral approach ×

Service Code: 22614
Performed in a facility
111
times performed,
13% of her services

3rd 19th

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

16
patients got this service, 8% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$152,382an average of $1,373 per time performed $34,904
an average of $314 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
65
times performed,
8% of her services

4th 5th

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

65
patients got this service, 32% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$29,745an average of $458 per time performed $7,913
an average of $122 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of lower and sacral spine, 2 or 3 views

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
44
times performed,
5% of her services

5th 3rd

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

36
patients got this service, 18% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$5,080an average of $115 per time performed $1,251
an average of $28 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Partial removal of spine bone with release of spinal cord... +

Partial removal of spine bone with release of spinal cord and/or nerves ×

Service Code: 63048
Performed in a facility
32
times performed,
4% of her services

6th 17th

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

14
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$24,111an average of $753 per time performed $5,337
an average of $167 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of spine of neck, 2 or 3 views

Service Code: 72040
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
3% of her services

7th 6th

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

17
patients got this service, 8% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$2,500an average of $114 per time performed $624
an average of $28 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Insertion of spinal instrumentation for spinal stabilization +

Insertion of spinal instrumentation for spinal stabilization ×

Service Code: 22851
Performed in a facility
18
times performed,
2% of her services

8th 13th

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

14
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$28,329an average of $1,574 per time performed $5,910
an average of $328 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Partial removal of middle spine bone with release of spin... +

Partial removal of middle spine bone with release of spinal cord and/or nerves ×

Service Code: 63047
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
2% of her services

9th 18th

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

15
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$59,434an average of $3,962 per time performed $10,619
an average of $708 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Fusion of spine bones with removal of disc at lower spina... +

Fusion of spine bones with removal of disc at lower spinal column, anterior approach ×

Service Code: 22558
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
2% of her services

10th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$76,189an average of $5,442 per time performed $10,665
an average of $762 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Insertion of instrumentation to pelvic bones

Service Code: 22848
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
2% of her services

11th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$19,321an average of $1,380 per time performed $4,032
an average of $288 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Insertion of posterior spinal instrumentation for spinal ... +

Insertion of posterior spinal instrumentation for spinal stabilization, 7 to 12 vertebral segments ×

Service Code: 22843
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
2% of her services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$40,749an average of $3,135 per time performed $8,492
an average of $653 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
13
times performed,
2% of her services

13th 23rd

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

13
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,163an average of $397 per time performed $1,363
an average of $105 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Fusion of middle spine bones, posterior or posterolateral... +

Fusion of middle spine bones, posterior or posterolateral approach ×

Service Code: 22610
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
1% of her services

14th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$53,500an average of $4,458 per time performed $11,809
an average of $984 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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Dheera Ananthakrishnan
Average for Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine Providers in Georgia

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 2013 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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