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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, $995 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 59 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
329
Rank: 124th
out of 276 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
50,888
Rank: 48th
out of 276 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
154.7 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 59.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$838K
Rank: 49th
out of 276 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$2,547 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $995

Note: About 85% of this provider’s Medicare payments were for drugs administered in his office.
This is intended to reimburse the provider for purchasing the drugs, plus an additional percentage for overhead.

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 91 different services in 2015
(67 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, abatacept, 10 mg (code may be used for medicar... +

Injection, abatacept, 10 mg (code may be used for medicare when drug administered under the direct supervision of a physician, not for use when drug is self administered) ×

Service Code: J0129
Performed in an office
11,075
times performed,
22% of his services

1st 3rd

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

18
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
7.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 6.2)
$886,000.00an average of $80.00 per time performed $308,549.50
an average of $27.86 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection infliximab, 10 mg

Service Code: J1745
Performed in an office
4,450
times performed,
9% of his services

2nd 4th

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

11
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.9)
$801,000.00an average of $180.00 per time performed $245,061.50
an average of $55.07 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, denosumab, 1 mg

Service Code: J0897
Performed in an office
1,560
times performed,
3% of his services

3rd 5th

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

17
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$13,962.00an average of $8.95 per time performed $4,274.40
an average of $2.74 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
517
times performed,
1% of his services

4th 6th

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

196
patients got this service, 60% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$80,135.00an average of $155.00 per time performed $38,971.46
an average of $75.38 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample +

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample ×

Service Code: 36415
Performed in an office
399
times performed,
0.78% of his services

5th 11th

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

194
patients got this service, 59% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$4,389.00an average of $11.00 per time performed $1,173.06
an average of $2.94 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
314
times performed,
0.62% of his services

6th 15th

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

161
patients got this service, 49% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$15,700.00an average of $50.00 per time performed $4,317.50
an average of $13.75 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, p... +

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, platelets), automated test ×

Service Code: 85025
Performed in an office
288
times performed,
0.57% of his services

7th 12th

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

142
patients got this service, 43% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$7,488.00an average of $26.00 per time performed $2,986.56
an average of $10.37 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
277
times performed,
0.54% of his services

8th 9th

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

165
patients got this service, 50% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$29,085.00an average of $105.00 per time performed $13,115.95
an average of $47.35 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Measurement c-reactive protein for detection of infection... +

Measurement c-reactive protein for detection of infection or inflammation ×

Service Code: 86140
Performed in an office
252
times performed,
0.5% of his services

9th 14th

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

128
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$7,308.00an average of $29.00 per time performed $1,738.80
an average of $6.90 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein up to 1 hour

Service Code: 96413
Performed in an office
232
times performed,
0.46% of his services

10th 17th

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

32
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
7.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.3)
$139,200.00an average of $600.00 per time performed $24,216.16
an average of $104.38 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Non-hormonal anti-neoplastic chemotherapy beneath the ski... +

Non-hormonal anti-neoplastic chemotherapy beneath the skin or into muscle ×

Service Code: 96401
Performed in an office
168
times performed,
0.33% of his services

11th 21st

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

28
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
3.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$36,624.00an average of $218.00 per time performed $8,982.96
an average of $53.47 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
152
times performed,
0.3% of his services

12th 41st

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

49
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$4,256.00an average of $28.00 per time performed $679.44
an average of $4.47 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation +

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation ×

Service Code: 85652
Performed in an office
117
times performed,
0.23% of his services

13th 24th

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

80
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$2,457.00an average of $21.00 per time performed $422.37
an average of $3.61 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein

Service Code: 96415
Performed in an office
77
times performed,
0.15% of his services

14th 22nd

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

11
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.4)
$15,400.00an average of $200.00 per time performed $1,610.07
an average of $20.91 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
49
times performed,
0.1% of his services

15th 26th

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

49
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,760.00an average of $240.00 per time performed $5,859.42
an average of $119.58 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81001
Performed in an office
47
times performed,
0.09% of his services

16th 50th

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

30
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$940.00an average of $20.00 per time performed $198.34
an average of $4.22 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
46
times performed,
0.09% of his services

17th 72nd

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

46
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,130.00an average of $155.00 per time performed $3,255.42
an average of $70.77 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
46
times performed,
0.09% of his services

18th 19th

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

35
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$6,049.92an average of $131.52 per time performed $2,295.40
an average of $49.90 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 4 or more views

Service Code: 73564
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.06% of his services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

17
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,840.00an average of $128.00 per time performed $781.50
an average of $26.05 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of hand, 2 views

Service Code: 73120
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.05% of his services

20th 64th

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

13
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,340.00an average of $90.00 per time performed $467.74
an average of $17.99 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver function blood test panel

Service Code: 80076
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.04% of his services

21st 51st

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

18
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$770.00an average of $35.00 per time performed $217.58
an average of $9.89 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Creatine kinase (cardiac enzyme) level

Service Code: 82550
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.04% of his services

22nd 43rd

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

19
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$546.00an average of $26.00 per time performed $111.93
an average of $5.33 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Bone density measurement using dedicated x-ray machine

Service Code: 77080
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.04% of his services

23rd 44th

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

18
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,274.00an average of $293.00 per time performed $694.98
an average of $38.61 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.03% of his services

24th 91st

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

14
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,615.00an average of $95.00 per time performed $366.52
an average of $21.56 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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Average for Rheumatology Providers in Texas

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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