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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, $154 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
1,813
Rank: 27th
out of 313 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
3,407
Rank: 71st
out of 313 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
1.9 This Provider
Avg 2.7
Total Paid
by Medicare
$135K
Rank: 119th
out of 313 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$74 This Provider
Avg $154

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 61 different services in 2015
(38 were redacted as they were performed on less than 11 patients)

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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
MEDICINE

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads w... +

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads with interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93010
Performed in a facility
1,383
times performed,
41% of his services

1st 1st

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

1,095
patients got this service, 60% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$30,426.00an average of $22.00 per time performed $9,017.16
an average of $6.52 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
466
times performed,
14% of his services

2nd 2nd

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

289
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$129,548.00an average of $278.00 per time performed $37,881.14
an average of $81.29 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted ... +

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted blood flow rate, direction, and valve function ×

Service Code: 93306
Performed in a facility
335
times performed,
10% of his services

3rd 3rd

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

333
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$54,270.00an average of $162.00 per time performed $16,036.45
an average of $47.87 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretat... +

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93000
Performed in an office
148
times performed,
4% of his services

4th 4th

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

134
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$6,512.00an average of $44.00 per time performed $2,052.76
an average of $13.87 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
118
times performed,
3% of his services

5th 25th

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

91
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$1,416.00an average of $12.00 per time performed $344.56
an average of $2.92 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 35 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 35 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99233
Performed in a facility
92
times performed,
3% of his services

6th 11th

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

49
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$24,104.00an average of $262.00 per time performed $7,509.96
an average of $81.63 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Remote evaluations of defibrillator transmissions, techni... +

Remote evaluations of defibrillator transmissions, technician review, support and distribution of results up to 90 days ×

Service Code: 93296
Performed in an office
82
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 22nd

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

38
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$6,560.00an average of $80.00 per time performed $1,833.52
an average of $22.36 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
73
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 21st

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

70
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$37,303.00an average of $511.00 per time performed $11,271.20
an average of $154.40 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads w... +

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads with interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93010
Performed in an office
70
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 34th

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

69
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,540.00an average of $22.00 per time performed $426.30
an average of $6.09 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
58
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 15th

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

58
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$24,592.00an average of $424.00 per time performed $7,223.90
an average of $124.55 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress te... +

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress test with ekg monitoring, physician interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93018
Performed in a facility
56
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 14th

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

56
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,072.00an average of $37.00 per time performed $632.80
an average of $11.30 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or... +

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or exercise multiple studies ×

Service Code: 78452
Performed in a facility
50
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 13th

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

50
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,050.00an average of $201.00 per time performed $2,997.00
an average of $59.94 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Remote evaluations of single, dual, or multiple lead pace... +

Remote evaluations of single, dual, or multiple lead pacemaker with physician analysis, review, and report up to 90 days ×

Service Code: 93294
Performed in an office
47
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 29th

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

23
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$3,995.00an average of $85.00 per time performed $1,253.02
an average of $26.66 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
44
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 5th

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

44
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$8,316.00an average of $189.00 per time performed $2,439.80
an average of $55.45 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
44
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 17th

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

39
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$16,324.00an average of $371.00 per time performed $5,016.00
an average of $114.00 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Remote evaluations of defibrillator up to 90 days with an... +

Remote evaluations of defibrillator up to 90 days with analysis, review and report ×

Service Code: 93295
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 50th

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

15
patients got this service, 0.83% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$6,120.00an average of $170.00 per time performed $1,773.36
an average of $49.26 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of perman... +

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of permanent dual lead pacemaker system with physician analysis, review, and report ×

Service Code: 93280
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 18th

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

19
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$5,168.00an average of $152.00 per time performed $1,600.38
an average of $47.07 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
27
times performed,
0.79% of his services

18th 7th

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

25
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$4,914.00an average of $182.00 per time performed $1,509.57
an average of $55.91 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Insertion of catheter in left heart for imaging of blood ... +

Insertion of catheter in left heart for imaging of blood vessels or grafts and left lower heart ×

Service Code: 93458
Performed in a facility
21
times performed,
0.62% of his services

19th 30th

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

21
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$16,527.00an average of $787.00 per time performed $5,226.27
an average of $248.87 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-... +

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-hour ekg ×

Service Code: 93224
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.59% of his services

20th 33rd

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

20
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,920.00an average of $246.00 per time performed $1,388.00
an average of $69.40 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 6... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 60 minutes ×

Service Code: 99205
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.59% of his services

21st 37th

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

20
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,540.00an average of $527.00 per time performed $3,417.40
an average of $170.87 per time performed
medical
EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

External ekg recording for more than 48 hours up to 21 da... +

External ekg recording for more than 48 hours up to 21 days with analysis, report, review and interpretation ×

Service Code: 0295T
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.53% of his services

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

18
patients got this service, 0.99% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,730.00an average of $485.00 per time performed $1,537.20
an average of $85.40 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound examination and continuous monitoring of the h... +

Ultrasound examination and continuous monitoring of the heart performed during rest, exercise, and/or drug-induced stress with interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93351
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.32% of his services

23rd 46th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.61% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,305.00an average of $755.00 per time performed $686.29
an average of $62.39 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.

Joshua Louis Busch
Average for Cardiovascular Disease Providers in Washington

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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