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, $449 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 14 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
657
Rank: 9th
out of 80 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
6,422
Rank: 13th
out of 80 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
9.8 This Provider
Avg 13.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$282K
Rank: 10th
out of 80 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$429 This Provider
Avg $449

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

CAROLYN SMITH MD

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 15 different services in 2014

All Services

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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

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99231
Performed in a facility
3,779
times performed,
59% of her services

1st 1st

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

411
patients got this service, 63% of her patients
9.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.1)
$264,530an average of $70 per time performed $111,669
an average of $30 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 25 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99232
Performed in a facility
1,233
times performed,
19% of her services

2nd 4th

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

308
patients got this service, 47% of her patients
4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4)
$123,300an average of $100 per time performed $67,285
an average of $55 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, more than 30 minutes

Service Code: 99239
Performed in a facility
304
times performed,
5% of her services

3rd 41st

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

264
patients got this service, 40% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$33,440an average of $110 per time performed $24,420
an average of $80 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 70 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 70 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99223
Performed in a facility
293
times performed,
5% of her services

4th 32nd

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

259
patients got this service, 39% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$81,454an average of $278 per time performed $44,653
an average of $152 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
223
times performed,
3% of her services

5th 5th

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

179
patients got this service, 27% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.1)
$17,840an average of $80 per time performed $10,164
an average of $46 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Physician re-certification for medicare-covered home heal... +

Physician re-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 im ×

Service Code: G0179
Performed in an office
208
times performed,
3% of her services

6th 92nd

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

97
patients got this service, 15% of her patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$13,520an average of $65 per time performed $6,024
an average of $29 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
167
times performed,
3% of her services

7th 7th

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

142
patients got this service, 22% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$19,205an average of $115 per time performed $11,822
an average of $71 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 an office
139
times performed,
2% of her services

8th 54th

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

129
patients got this service, 20% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,425an average of $75 per time performed $5,296
an average of $38 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, di... +

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96372
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.51% of her services

9th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

29
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$660an average of $20 per time performed $361
an average of $11 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, betamethasone acetate 3mg and betamethasone so... +

Injection, betamethasone acetate 3mg and betamethasone sodium phosphate 3mg ×

Service Code: J0702
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.47% of her services

10th 38th

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

26
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$900an average of $30 per time performed $95
an average of $3 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.

Carolyn Yvonne Smith
Average for Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Providers in Louisiana

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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