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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, $254 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 14 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
942
Rank: 2nd
out of 58 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
14,319
Rank: 4th
out of 58 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
15.2 This Provider
Avg 14
Total Paid
by Medicare
$125K
Rank: 18th
out of 58 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$132 This Provider
Avg $254

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 60 different services in 2015
(30 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

Injection, testosterone cypionate, 1mg

Service Code: J1071
Performed in an office
10,200
times performed,
71% of his services

1st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
4.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,632.00an average of $0.16 per time performed $204.00
an average of $0.02 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
596
times performed,
4% of his services

2nd 4th

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

251
patients got this service, 27% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$16,688.00an average of $28.00 per time performed $8,868.48
an average of $14.88 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 a facility
363
times performed,
3% of his services

3rd 31st

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

203
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$10,095.03an average of $27.81 per time performed $2,130.81
an average of $5.87 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
332
times performed,
2% of his services

4th 8th

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

134
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.9)
$29,548.00an average of $89.00 per time performed $17,662.40
an average of $53.20 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
280
times performed,
2% of his services

5th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

177
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,040.00an average of $18.00 per time performed $1,212.40
an average of $4.33 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

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

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
238
times performed,
2% of his services

6th 17th

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

84
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$1,097.18an average of $4.61 per time performed $468.86
an average of $1.97 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99212
Performed in an office
232
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 37th

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

74
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$9,744.00an average of $42.00 per time performed $6,734.96
an average of $29.03 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Emergency department visit, moderately severe problem

Service Code: 99283
Performed in a facility
215
times performed,
2% of his services

8th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

178
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$49,880.00an average of $232.00 per time performed $8,634.40
an average of $40.16 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
212
times performed,
1% of his services

9th 11th

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

179
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,060.00an average of $5.00 per time performed $623.28
an average of $2.94 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
173
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 28th

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

171
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,055.00an average of $35.00 per time performed $3,875.20
an average of $22.40 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
149
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 34th

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

126
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$27,863.00an average of $187.00 per time performed $14,897.02
an average of $99.98 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Emergency department visit, problem of high severity

Service Code: 99284
Performed in a facility
147
times performed,
1% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

134
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$48,951.00an average of $333.00 per time performed $11,760.00
an average of $80.00 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood glucose (sugar) test performed by hand-held instrument +

Blood glucose (sugar) test performed by hand-held instrument ×

Service Code: 82962
Performed in an office
135
times performed,
0.94% of his services

13th 23rd

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

93
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$742.50an average of $5.50 per time performed $419.85
an average of $3.11 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urinalysis, manual test

Service Code: 81002
Performed in an office
132
times performed,
0.92% of his services

14th 27th

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

91
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$1,320.00an average of $10.00 per time performed $450.12
an average of $3.41 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
126
times performed,
0.88% of his services

15th 25th

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

32
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
3.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 7)
$2,772.00an average of $22.00 per time performed $648.90
an average of $5.15 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
97
times performed,
0.68% of his services

16th 60th

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

89
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$10,476.00an average of $108.00 per time performed $5,117.72
an average of $52.76 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, more than 30 minutes

Service Code: 99239
Performed in a facility
91
times performed,
0.64% of his services

17th 40th

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

81
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$10,010.00an average of $110.00 per time performed $7,153.51
an average of $78.61 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation or inpatient care high severity, 55 ... +

Hospital observation or inpatient care high severity, 55 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99236
Performed in a facility
72
times performed,
0.5% of his services

18th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

66
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$22,464.00an average of $312.00 per time performed $11,272.32
an average of $156.56 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Drug screen, other than chromatographic; any number of dr... +

Drug screen, other than chromatographic; any number of drug classes, by clia waived test or moderate complexity test, per patient encounter ×

Service Code: G0434
Performed in an office
72
times performed,
0.5% of his services

19th 24th

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

63
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$2,160.00an average of $30.00 per time performed $1,381.68
an average of $19.19 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 1mg

Service Code: J1100
Performed in an office
70
times performed,
0.49% of his services

20th 3rd

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: 2.6)
$210.00an average of $3.00 per time performed $7.00
an average of $0.10 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
57
times performed,
0.4% of his services

21st 39th

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

34
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$5,814.00an average of $102.00 per time performed $4,362.78
an average of $76.54 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
40
times performed,
0.28% of his services

22nd 49th

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

40
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$10,640.00an average of $266.00 per time performed $5,906.00
an average of $147.65 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Emergency department visit, problem with significant thre... +

Emergency department visit, problem with significant threat to life or function ×

Service Code: 99285
Performed in a facility
37
times performed,
0.26% of his services

23rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

36
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$24,642.00an average of $666.00 per time performed $4,761.16
an average of $128.68 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin measurement

Service Code: 85018
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.22% of his services

24th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

28
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$372.00an average of $12.00 per time performed $98.27
an average of $3.17 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Detection test for influenza virus

Service Code: 87804
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.11% of his services

25th 45th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$384.00an average of $24.00 per time performed $222.72
an average of $13.92 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.1% of his services

26th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$525.00an average of $35.00 per time performed $335.85
an average of $22.39 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
15
times performed,
0.1% of his services

27th 73rd

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$1,530.00an average of $102.00 per time performed $563.85
an average of $37.59 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 1... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99201
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.1% of his services

28th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$588.00an average of $42.00 per time performed $410.06
an average of $29.29 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Emergency department visit, low to moderately severe problem +

Emergency department visit, low to moderately severe problem ×

Service Code: 99282
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
0.1% of his services

29th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,324.00an average of $166.00 per time performed $339.50
an average of $24.25 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.08% of his services

30th 41st

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: 1.5)
$99.00an average of $9.00 per time performed $28.16
an average of $2.56 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.

Hover over each slice to see percentage breakdown.

Robert Alan Schuster
Average for General Practice Providers in Alabama

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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