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, $286 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 10 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
1,938
Rank: 1st
out of 243 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
20,450
Rank: 15th
out of 243 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
10.6 This Provider
Avg 10.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$858K
Rank: 2nd
out of 243 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$443 This Provider
Avg $286

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.

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.

Individuals

JAMES PALAZZOLO

HALVOR PARRIS

BRENT DEEM

JAMES BISE

THOMAS UNGARINO

Organizations

PHOEBE PUTNEY MEMORIAL ...

DOUGHERTY COUNTY COMMIS...

Patients saw before

KALPESH PATEL M.D.

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 39 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
drug
DRUGS

Injection, onabotulinumtoxina, 1 unit

Service Code: J0585
Performed in an office
7,100
times performed,
35% of his services

1st 1st

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

20
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$113,103an average of $16 per time performed $30,530
an average of $4 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
6,890
times performed,
34% of his services

2nd 5th

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

922
patients got this service, 48% of his patients
7.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$826,800an average of $120 per time performed $378,192
an average of $55 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
2,133
times performed,
10% of his services

3rd 3rd

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

815
patients got this service, 42% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$253,827an average of $119 per time performed $108,676
an average of $51 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
1,431
times performed,
7% of his services

4th 2nd

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

638
patients got this service, 33% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$214,650an average of $150 per time performed $107,797
an average of $75 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
896
times performed,
4% of his services

5th 20th

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

749
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$239,823an average of $268 per time performed $93,811
an average of $105 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
235
times performed,
1% of his services

6th 11th

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

226
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$76,375an average of $325 per time performed $31,741
an average of $135 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
189
times performed,
0.92% of his services

7th 10th

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

189
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$54,810an average of $290 per time performed $23,209
an average of $123 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity o... +

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity of muscles of arm or leg complete study ×

Service Code: 95886
Performed in an office
178
times performed,
0.87% of his services

8th 13th

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

86
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$63,012an average of $354 per time performed $11,988
an average of $67 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
159
times performed,
0.78% of his services

9th 42nd

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

159
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$39,750an average of $250 per time performed $12,351
an average of $78 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, more than 30 minutes

Service Code: 99239
Performed in a facility
157
times performed,
0.77% of his services

10th 114th

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

150
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$35,325an average of $225 per time performed $12,747
an average of $81 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement and recording of brain wave (eeg) activity, a... +

Measurement and recording of brain wave (eeg) activity, awake and drowsy ×

Service Code: 95816
Performed in a facility
145
times performed,
0.71% of his services

11th 18th

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

138
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$36,250an average of $250 per time performed $6,415
an average of $44 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
143
times performed,
0.7% of his services

12th 4th

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

62
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3)
$8,580an average of $60 per time performed $2,543
an average of $18 per time performed
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
127
times performed,
0.62% of his services

13th 17th

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

83
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$12,700an average of $100 per time performed $3,805
an average of $30 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ketorolac tromethamine, per 15 mg

Service Code: J1885
Performed in an office
116
times performed,
0.57% of his services

14th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

20
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,320an average of $11 per time performed $28
an average of $0 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, nalbuphine hydrochloride, per 10 mg

Service Code: J2300
Performed in an office
95
times performed,
0.46% of his services

15th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

30
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,700an average of $39 per time performed $143
an average of $2 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
73
times performed,
0.36% of his services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

51
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,840an average of $39 per time performed $296
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
NA

Nerve transmission studies, 9-10 studies

Service Code: 95911
Performed in an office
60
times performed,
0.29% of his services

17th 24th

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

59
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$114,000an average of $1,900 per time performed $9,954
an average of $166 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, vitamin b-12 cyanocobalamin, up to 1000 mcg

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
51
times performed,
0.25% of his services

18th 53rd

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

25
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.8)
$1,420an average of $28 per time performed $87
an average of $2 per time performed
medical
NA

Nerve transmission studies, 7-8 studies

Service Code: 95910
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.18% of his services

19th 33rd

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

36
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$68,110an average of $1,892 per time performed $4,924
an average of $137 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
35
times performed,
0.17% of his services

20th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

33
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,920an average of $112 per time performed $1,384
an average of $40 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.12% of his services

21st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

17
patients got this service, 0.88% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$660an average of $28 per time performed $53
an average of $2 per time performed
medical
NA

Injection of chemical for destruction of nerve muscles on... +

Injection of chemical for destruction of nerve muscles on arm or leg, 5 or more muscles ×

Service Code: 64644
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.11% of his services

22nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 0.57% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$9,700an average of $441 per time performed $2,308
an average of $105 per time performed
medical
NA

Injection of chemical for destruction of nerve muscles on... +

Injection of chemical for destruction of nerve muscles on arm or leg, 5 or more muscles ×

Service Code: 64645
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.11% of his services

23rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 0.57% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,600an average of $345 per time performed $1,856
an average of $84 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injection of carpal tunnel

Service Code: 20526
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.1% of his services

24th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

18
patients got this service, 0.93% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,759an average of $179 per time performed $1,197
an average of $57 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of anesthetic agent, greater occipital nerve

Service Code: 64405
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.07% of his services

25th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 0.57% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,200an average of $300 per time performed $1,046
an average of $75 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,
0.06% of his services

26th 8th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.57% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,820an average of $217 per time performed $1,294
an average of $100 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care typically 50 minutes

Service Code: 99219
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.06% of his services

27th 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, 0.67% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,770an average of $290 per time performed $1,344
an average of $103 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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Kalpesh Patel
Average for Neurology 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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