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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, $371 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
665
Rank: 82nd
out of 561 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
3,544
Rank: 142nd
out of 561 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
5.3 This Provider
Avg 6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$256K
Rank: 86th
out of 561 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$385 This Provider
Avg $371

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 123 different services in 2015
(95 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
605
times performed,
17% of his services

1st 2nd

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

386
patients got this service, 58% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$92,837.25an average of $153.45 per time performed $30,625.10
an average of $50.62 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
570
times performed,
16% of his services

2nd 10th

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

365
patients got this service, 55% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$52,080.90an average of $91.37 per time performed $17,265.30
an average of $30.29 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
442
times performed,
12% of his services

3rd 4th

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

249
patients got this service, 37% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$80,806.44an average of $182.82 per time performed $18,678.92
an average of $42.26 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
378
times performed,
11% of his services

4th 11th

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

295
patients got this service, 44% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$9,450.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $994.14
an average of $2.63 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
210
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 8th

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

210
patients got this service, 32% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$46,613.70an average of $221.97 per time performed $13,723.50
an average of $65.35 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 3 views

Service Code: 73562
Performed in an office
140
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 9th

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

128
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$20,448.40an average of $146.06 per time performed $3,270.40
an average of $23.36 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
131
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 13th

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

99
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$15,458.00an average of $118.00 per time performed $2,748.38
an average of $20.98 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
117
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 14th

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

79
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$16,497.00an average of $141.00 per time performed $3,056.04
an average of $26.12 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
103
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 12th

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

85
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$14,523.00an average of $141.00 per time performed $2,107.38
an average of $20.46 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Hyaluronan or derivative, hyalgan or supartz, for intra-a... +

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

Service Code: J7321
Performed in an office
76
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 29th

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

23
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
3.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.8)
$56,012.00an average of $737.00 per time performed $5,127.72
an average of $67.47 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Hyaluronan or derivative, euflexxa, for intra-articular i... +

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

Service Code: J7323
Performed in an office
62
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 28th

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

34
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$45,694.00an average of $737.00 per time performed $7,109.54
an average of $114.67 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ankle, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73610
Performed in an office
45
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 25th

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

21
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$6,750.00an average of $150.00 per time performed $997.20
an average of $22.16 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of foot, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73630
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 21st

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

30
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$6,966.00an average of $162.00 per time performed $813.13
an average of $18.91 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99222
Performed in a facility
39
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 49th

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

39
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,756.94an average of $301.46 per time performed $4,100.07
an average of $105.13 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
39
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 5th

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

36
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$8,853.00an average of $227.00 per time performed $2,859.87
an average of $73.33 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of medium joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of medium joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20605
Performed in an office
38
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 45th

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

36
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$5,738.00an average of $151.00 per time performed $1,352.80
an average of $35.60 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Repair of knee joint

Service Code: 27447
Performed in a facility
32
times performed,
0.9% of his services

17th 22nd

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

32
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$209,280.00an average of $6,540.00 per time performed $33,449.60
an average of $1,045.30 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of wrist, 2 views

Service Code: 73100
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.82% of his services

18th 38th

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

18
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$3,016.00an average of $104.00 per time performed $599.43
an average of $20.67 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of small joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of small joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20600
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.76% of his services

19th 64th

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

25
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,591.00an average of $133.00 per time performed $851.85
an average of $31.55 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
24
times performed,
0.68% of his services

20th 16th

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

24
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,263.92an average of $344.33 per time performed $2,727.60
an average of $113.65 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Removal of one knee cartilage using an endoscope

Service Code: 29881
Performed in a facility
17
times performed,
0.48% of his services

21st 90th

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

17
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$61,343.99an average of $3,608.47 per time performed $6,939.40
an average of $408.20 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Replacement of thigh bone and hip joint prosthesis

Service Code: 27130
Performed in a facility
17
times performed,
0.48% of his services

22nd 35th

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

17
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$115,294.00an average of $6,782.00 per time performed $16,736.84
an average of $984.52 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of hand, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73130
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.48% of his services

23rd 33rd

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,924.00an average of $172.00 per time performed $336.09
an average of $19.77 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Removal of shoulder joint tissue using an endoscope

Service Code: 29822
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.42% of his services

24th 157th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$41,505.00an average of $2,767.00 per time performed $3,843.75
an average of $256.25 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health ... +

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health services under a home health plan of care (patient not present), including contacts with home health agency and review of reports of patient status required by physicians to affirm the initial imple ×

Service Code: G0180
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.37% of his services

25th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,639.00an average of $203.00 per time performed $526.63
an average of $40.51 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of wrist, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73110
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.34% of his services

26th 31st

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,596.00an average of $133.00 per time performed $293.04
an average of $24.42 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.31% of his services

27th 17th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,628.00an average of $148.00 per time performed $284.79
an average of $25.89 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 4 or more views

Service Code: 73564
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.31% of his services

28th 19th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,266.00an average of $206.00 per time performed $265.21
an average of $24.11 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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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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