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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, $405 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 7 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
666
Rank: 66th
out of 971 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
2,262
Rank: 366th
out of 971 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
3.4 This Provider
Avg 6.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$293K
Rank: 73rd
out of 971 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$440 This Provider
Avg $405

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 21 different services in 2015
(13 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
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 3 views

Service Code: 73562
Performed in an office
664
times performed,
29% of his services

1st 8th

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

388
patients got this service, 58% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$49,800.00an average of $75.00 per time performed $15,185.68
an average of $22.87 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
582
times performed,
26% of his services

2nd 2nd

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

493
patients got this service, 74% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$69,258.00an average of $119.00 per time performed $29,274.60
an average of $50.30 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of pelvis, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 72170
Performed in an office
329
times performed,
15% of his services

3rd 19th

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

261
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$26,320.00an average of $80.00 per time performed $6,320.09
an average of $19.21 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
169
times performed,
7% of his services

4th 11th

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

114
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$3,042.00an average of $18.00 per time performed $735.15
an average of $4.35 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
159
times performed,
7% of his services

5th 3rd

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

115
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$23,400.03an average of $147.17 per time performed $7,819.62
an average of $49.18 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Repair of knee joint

Service Code: 27447
Performed in a facility
131
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 22nd

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

123
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$662,499.75an average of $5,057.25 per time performed $142,242.42
an average of $1,085.82 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
130
times performed,
6% of his services

7th 6th

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

130
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$23,010.00an average of $177.00 per time performed $9,093.50
an average of $69.95 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Replacement of thigh bone and hip joint prosthesis

Service Code: 27130
Performed in a facility
64
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 41st

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

62
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$326,250.24an average of $5,097.66 per time performed $70,092.80
an average of $1,095.20 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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