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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, $547 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 11 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
315
Rank: 27th
out of 59 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
2,954
Rank: 22nd
out of 59 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
9.4 This Provider
Avg 11
Total Paid
by Medicare
$238K
Rank: 19th
out of 59 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$756 This Provider
Avg $547

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 52 different services in 2015
(27 were redacted as they were performed on less than 11 patients)

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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
585
times performed,
20% of his services

1st 2nd

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

206
patients got this service, 65% of his patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$103,738.05an average of $177.33 per time performed $48,420.45
an average of $82.77 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower o... +

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower or sacral spine nerve root using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64483
Performed in a facility
249
times performed,
8% of his services

2nd 30th

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

116
patients got this service, 37% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$161,850.00an average of $650.00 per time performed $28,692.27
an average of $115.23 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
245
times performed,
8% of his services

3rd 3rd

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

129
patients got this service, 41% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$28,910.00an average of $118.00 per time performed $13,379.45
an average of $54.61 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
205
times performed,
7% of his services

4th 18th

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

205
patients got this service, 65% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$56,170.00an average of $274.00 per time performed $25,036.65
an average of $122.13 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Destruction of lower or sacral spinal facet joint nerves ... +

Destruction of lower or sacral spinal facet joint nerves with imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64636
Performed in a facility
143
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 52nd

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

40
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$85,800.00an average of $600.00 per time performed $6,905.47
an average of $48.29 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into lower or sacral spine

Service Code: 62311
Performed in a facility
139
times performed,
5% of his services

6th 35th

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

75
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$90,350.00an average of $650.00 per time performed $10,009.39
an average of $72.01 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64493
Performed in a facility
131
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 50th

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

79
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$85,150.00an average of $650.00 per time performed $14,115.25
an average of $107.75 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64494
Performed in a facility
129
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 53rd

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

78
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$70,692.00an average of $548.00 per time performed $8,012.19
an average of $62.11 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64495
Performed in a facility
104
times performed,
4% of his services

9th 70th

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

68
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$56,992.00an average of $548.00 per time performed $6,547.84
an average of $62.96 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
92
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 57th

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

41
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$23,000.00an average of $250.00 per time performed $4,791.36
an average of $52.08 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injection procedure into sacroiliac joint for anesthetic ... +

Injection procedure into sacroiliac joint for anesthetic or steroid ×

Service Code: 27096
Performed in a facility
76
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 77th

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

53
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$38,000.00an average of $500.00 per time performed $6,895.48
an average of $90.73 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Destruction of lower or sacral spinal facet joint nerves ... +

Destruction of lower or sacral spinal facet joint nerves using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64635
Performed in a facility
74
times performed,
3% of his services

12th 61st

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

40
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$74,000.00an average of $1,000.00 per time performed $13,328.14
an average of $180.11 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into upper or middle spine

Service Code: 62310
Performed in a facility
69
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 64th

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

29
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$44,850.00an average of $650.00 per time performed $5,999.55
an average of $86.95 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower o... +

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower or sacral spine nerve root using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64484
Performed in a facility
68
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 37th

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

42
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$40,800.00an average of $600.00 per time performed $2,849.20
an average of $41.90 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Destruction of upper or middle spinal facet joint nerves ... +

Destruction of upper or middle spinal facet joint nerves with imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64634
Performed in a facility
47
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 88th

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

14
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$30,550.00an average of $650.00 per time performed $2,569.49
an average of $54.67 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of upper or middle spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of upper or middle spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64490
Performed in a facility
43
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 76th

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

22
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$27,950.00an average of $650.00 per time performed $5,368.55
an average of $124.85 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of upper or middle spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of upper or middle spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64491
Performed in a facility
43
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 80th

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

22
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$25,800.00an average of $600.00 per time performed $3,031.93
an average of $70.51 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of upper or middle spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of upper or middle spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64492
Performed in a facility
30
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 107th

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

19
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$18,000.00an average of $600.00 per time performed $2,109.60
an average of $70.32 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
30
times performed,
1% of his services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$750.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $72.00
an average of $2.40 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Implantation of spinal neurostimulator electrodes, access... +

Implantation of spinal neurostimulator electrodes, accessed through the skin ×

Service Code: 63650
Performed in a facility
27
times performed,
0.91% of his services

20th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$121,500.00an average of $4,500.00 per time performed $6,625.53
an average of $245.39 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Destruction of upper or middle spinal facet joint nerves ... +

Destruction of upper or middle spinal facet joint nerves using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64633
Performed in a facility
26
times performed,
0.88% of his services

21st 95th

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

14
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$26,000.00an average of $1,000.00 per time performed $4,680.78
an average of $180.03 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
18
times performed,
0.61% of his services

22nd 56th

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

18
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,222.00an average of $179.00 per time performed $1,420.02
an average of $78.89 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Fluoroscopic guidance for insertion of needle

Service Code: 77002
Performed in a facility
18
times performed,
0.61% of his services

23rd 79th

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

14
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,800.00an average of $100.00 per time performed $1,308.24
an average of $72.68 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Electronic analysis and programming of implanted complex ... +

Electronic analysis and programming of implanted complex spinal cord or peripheral neurostimulator generator system during or after surgery, first hour ×

Service Code: 95972
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.51% of his services

24th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,250.00an average of $150.00 per time performed $654.75
an average of $43.65 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Psychological testing with interpretation and report by p... +

Psychological testing with interpretation and report by psychologist or physician per hour ×

Service Code: 96101
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.47% of his services

25th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,100.00an average of $150.00 per time performed $879.06
an average of $62.79 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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