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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, $533 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 9 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
740
Rank: 114th
out of 731 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
9,010
Rank: 71st
out of 731 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
12.2 This Provider
Avg 9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$1.77M
Rank: 6th
out of 731 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$2,394 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $533

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 55 different services in 2015
(26 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
drug
DRUGS

Injection, fentanyl citrate, 0.1 mg

Service Code: J3010
Performed in an office
1,864
times performed,
21% of his services

1st 32nd

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

364
patients got this service, 49% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$2,348.64an average of $1.26 per time performed $764.24
an average of $0.41 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, midazolam hydrochloride, per 1 mg

Service Code: J2250
Performed in an office
1,382
times performed,
15% of his services

2nd 33rd

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

369
patients got this service, 50% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$773.92an average of $0.56 per time performed $138.20
an average of $0.10 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
784
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd 12th

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

451
patients got this service, 61% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$247,195.20an average of $315.30 per time performed $45,080.00
an average of $57.50 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Balloon dilation of narrowed or blocked vein, accessed th... +

Balloon dilation of narrowed or blocked vein, accessed through the skin ×

Service Code: 35476
Performed in an office
764
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 21st

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

389
patients got this service, 53% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$4,508,318.16an average of $5,900.94 per time performed $766,597.60
an average of $1,003.40 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of needle and/or catheter for dialysis

Service Code: 36147
Performed in an office
709
times performed,
8% of his services

5th 19th

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

395
patients got this service, 53% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$2,429,232.52an average of $3,426.28 per time performed $267,690.04
an average of $377.56 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Radiological supervision and interpretation of balloon di... +

Radiological supervision and interpretation of balloon dilation of narrowed vein ×

Service Code: 75978
Performed in an office
647
times performed,
7% of his services

6th 23rd

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

348
patients got this service, 47% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$378,177.97an average of $584.51 per time performed $69,468.39
an average of $107.37 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Dialysis services (4 or more physician visits per month),... +

Dialysis services (4 or more physician visits per month), patient 20 years of age and older ×

Service Code: 90960
Performed in an office
353
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 3rd

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

63
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
5.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.7)
$408,413.94an average of $1,156.98 per time performed $79,830.95
an average of $226.15 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Radiological supervision and interpretation of imaging of... +

Radiological supervision and interpretation of imaging of artery of one arm or leg ×

Service Code: 75710
Performed in an office
252
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 42nd

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

166
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$179,008.20an average of $710.35 per time performed $31,812.48
an average of $126.24 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of catheter into chest or arm artery

Service Code: 36215
Performed in an office
241
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 49th

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

157
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,084,379.50an average of $4,499.50 per time performed $127,558.89
an average of $529.29 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
229
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 6th

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

80
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$99,447.83an average of $434.27 per time performed $19,380.27
an average of $84.63 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
211
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 2nd

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

118
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.4)
$61,578.24an average of $291.84 per time performed $11,991.13
an average of $56.83 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, cefazolin sodium, 500 mg

Service Code: J0690
Performed in an office
189
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 129th

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

65
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$604.80an average of $3.20 per time performed $128.52
an average of $0.68 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Dialysis services (2-3 physician visits per month), patie... +

Dialysis services (2-3 physician visits per month), patient 20 years of age and older ×

Service Code: 90961
Performed in an office
154
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 13th

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

58
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$150,089.94an average of $974.61 per time performed $29,238.44
an average of $189.86 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, heparin sodium, per 1000 units

Service Code: J1644
Performed in an office
135
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 79th

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

25
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$21.60an average of $0.16 per time performed $13.50
an average of $0.10 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Replacement of central venous catheter

Service Code: 36581
Performed in an office
106
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 80th

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

75
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$332,413.88an average of $3,135.98 per time performed $37,452.98
an average of $353.33 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
104
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 45th

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

104
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$45,270.16an average of $435.29 per time performed $8,997.04
an average of $86.51 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of needle and/or catheter into an artery-vein d... +

Insertion of needle and/or catheter into an artery-vein dialysis shunt or graft ×

Service Code: 36148
Performed in an office
103
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 59th

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

76
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$109,843.32an average of $1,066.44 per time performed $21,625.88
an average of $209.96 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Removal of central venous catheter for infusion

Service Code: 36589
Performed in an office
81
times performed,
0.9% of his services

18th 68th

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

73
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$55,119.69an average of $680.49 per time performed $9,613.89
an average of $118.69 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Fluoroscopic guidance for insertion, replacement or remov... +

Fluoroscopic guidance for insertion, replacement or removal of central venous access device ×

Service Code: 77001
Performed in an office
73
times performed,
0.81% of his services

19th 65th

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

58
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$23,432.27an average of $320.99 per time performed $2,695.89
an average of $36.93 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Introduction of catheter into the upper or lower major ve... +

Introduction of catheter into the upper or lower major vein (vena cava) ×

Service Code: 36010
Performed in an office
73
times performed,
0.81% of his services

20th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

52
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$149,786.51an average of $2,051.87 per time performed $14,733.59
an average of $201.83 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Catheter removal of blood clot from dialysis graft, acces... +

Catheter removal of blood clot from dialysis graft, accessed through the skin ×

Service Code: 36870
Performed in an office
71
times performed,
0.79% of his services

21st 55th

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

54
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$532,267.83an average of $7,496.73 per time performed $98,867.50
an average of $1,392.50 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Radiological supervision and interpretation of imaging of... +

Radiological supervision and interpretation of imaging of major chest vein ×

Service Code: 75827
Performed in an office
55
times performed,
0.61% of his services

22nd 124th

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

43
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$33,044.00an average of $600.80 per time performed $6,014.80
an average of $109.36 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Dialysis services (1 physician visit per month), patient ... +

Dialysis services (1 physician visit per month), patient 20 years of age and older ×

Service Code: 90962
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
0.48% of his services

23rd 31st

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

25
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$32,286.12an average of $750.84 per time performed $6,310.25
an average of $146.75 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 125 mg +

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 125 mg ×

Service Code: J2930
Performed in an office
42
times performed,
0.47% of his services

24th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$393.96an average of $9.38 per time performed $106.68
an average of $2.54 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
24
times performed,
0.27% of his services

25th 28th

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$13,958.16an average of $581.59 per time performed $2,794.32
an average of $116.43 per time performed
medical

Insertion of intravascular stents in vein, open or access... +

Insertion of intravascular stents in vein, open or accessed through the skin, with radiological supervision and interpretation ×

Service Code: 37238
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.26% of his services

26th 85th

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

22
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$386,607.92an average of $16,809.04 per time performed $72,728.53
an average of $3,162.11 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of central venous catheter for infusion, patien... +

Insertion of central venous catheter for infusion, patient 5 years or older ×

Service Code: 36558
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.21% of his services

27th 100th

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$60,800.95an average of $3,200.05 per time performed $11,688.04
an average of $615.16 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Hemodialysis procedure with one physician evaluation

Service Code: 90935
Performed in a facility
19
times performed,
0.21% of his services

28th 11th

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$5,629.70an average of $296.30 per time performed $1,107.13
an average of $58.27 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
11
times performed,
0.12% of his services

29th 15th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$6,143.72an average of $558.52 per time performed $1,208.13
an average of $109.83 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.

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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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