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, $311 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 9 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
781
Rank: 14th
out of 53 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
16,083
Rank: 7th
out of 53 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
20.6 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 9.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$341K
Rank: 6th
out of 53 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$436 This Provider
Avg $311

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 82 different services in 2015
(44 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, epoetin alfa, (for non-esrd use), 1000 units

Service Code: J0885
Performed in an office
2,009
times performed,
12% of his services

1st 5th

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
7.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.6)
$56,252.00an average of $28.00 per time performed $18,543.07
an average of $9.23 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
873
times performed,
5% of his services

2nd 4th

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

454
patients got this service, 58% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$158,886.00an average of $182.00 per time performed $63,947.25
an average of $73.25 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
742
times performed,
5% of his services

3rd 6th

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

247
patients got this service, 32% of his patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$163,863.28an average of $220.84 per time performed $58,076.34
an average of $78.27 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
585
times performed,
4% of his services

4th 3rd

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

223
patients got this service, 29% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$91,090.35an average of $155.71 per time performed $31,724.55
an average of $54.23 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin measurement

Service Code: 85018
Performed in an office
328
times performed,
2% of his services

5th 26th

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

129
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$8,856.00an average of $27.00 per time performed $928.24
an average of $2.83 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
309
times performed,
2% of his services

6th 10th

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

189
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$6,180.00an average of $20.00 per time performed $905.37
an average of $2.93 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
281
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 18th

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

181
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$16,860.00an average of $60.00 per time performed $2,759.42
an average of $9.82 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
259
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 9th

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

37
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.6)
$191,660.00an average of $740.00 per time performed $55,211.03
an average of $213.17 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urine microalbumin (protein) level

Service Code: 82043
Performed in an office
189
times performed,
1% of his services

9th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

135
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,993.00an average of $37.00 per time performed $1,457.19
an average of $7.71 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Creatinine level to test for kidney function or muscle in... +

Creatinine level to test for kidney function or muscle injury ×

Service Code: 82570
Performed in an office
179
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 21st

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

133
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$6,623.00an average of $37.00 per time performed $1,235.10
an average of $6.90 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron level

Service Code: 83540
Performed in an office
177
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 48th

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

119
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$6,549.00an average of $37.00 per time performed $1,520.43
an average of $8.59 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron binding capacity

Service Code: 83550
Performed in an office
175
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 35th

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

117
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$7,175.00an average of $41.00 per time performed $1,757.00
an average of $10.04 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
172
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 12th

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

157
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$75,504.56an average of $438.98 per time performed $26,138.84
an average of $151.97 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Phosphate level

Service Code: 84100
Performed in an office
172
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 45th

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

116
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$3,096.00an average of $18.00 per time performed $479.88
an average of $2.79 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
167
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 22nd

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

132
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$4,509.00an average of $27.00 per time performed $701.40
an average of $4.20 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Parathormone (parathyroid hormone) level

Service Code: 83970
Performed in an office
150
times performed,
0.93% of his services

16th 25th

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

107
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$24,750.00an average of $165.00 per time performed $8,214.00
an average of $54.76 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
141
times performed,
0.88% of his services

17th 23rd

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
7.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.2)
$7,473.00an average of $53.00 per time performed $2,466.09
an average of $17.49 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Red blood cell concentration measurement

Service Code: 85014
Performed in an office
122
times performed,
0.76% of his services

18th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

94
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,562.00an average of $21.00 per time performed $344.04
an average of $2.82 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Ferritin (blood protein) level

Service Code: 82728
Performed in an office
69
times performed,
0.43% of his services

19th 46th

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

55
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$4,830.00an average of $70.00 per time performed $1,253.73
an average of $18.17 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
68
times performed,
0.42% of his services

20th 44th

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

44
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$3,060.00an average of $45.00 per time performed $880.60
an average of $12.95 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Critical care delivery critically ill or injured patient,... +

Critical care delivery critically ill or injured patient, first 30-74 minutes ×

Service Code: 99291
Performed in a facility
64
times performed,
0.4% of his services

21st 40th

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

41
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$36,288.00an average of $567.00 per time performed $10,768.64
an average of $168.26 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
48
times performed,
0.3% of his services

22nd 16th

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

46
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$1,824.00an average of $38.00 per time performed $497.76
an average of $10.37 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
44
times performed,
0.27% of his services

23rd 27th

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

44
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$12,496.00an average of $284.00 per time performed $5,014.24
an average of $113.96 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, more than 30 minutes

Service Code: 99239
Performed in a facility
42
times performed,
0.26% of his services

24th 29th

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

39
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$10,668.00an average of $254.00 per time performed $3,382.26
an average of $80.53 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
42
times performed,
0.26% of his services

25th 13th

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

37
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$12,395.88an average of $295.14 per time performed $4,269.72
an average of $101.66 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Hemodialysis procedure with one physician evaluation

Service Code: 90935
Performed in a facility
33
times performed,
0.21% of his services

26th 11th

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

29
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$9,267.06an average of $280.82 per time performed $1,811.04
an average of $54.88 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.19% of his services

27th 61st

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

28
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,170.00an average of $70.00 per time performed $694.71
an average of $22.41 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
27
times performed,
0.17% of his services

28th 58th

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

27
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,908.00an average of $404.00 per time performed $4,049.19
an average of $149.97 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Ldl cholesterol level

Service Code: 83721
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.14% of his services

29th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$943.00an average of $41.00 per time performed $234.37
an average of $10.19 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroxine (thyroid chemical) measurement

Service Code: 84439
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.13% of his services

30th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$798.00an average of $38.00 per time performed $210.84
an average of $10.04 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: 85027
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.12% of his services

31st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$620.00an average of $31.00 per time performed $172.60
an average of $8.63 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Total protein level, urine

Service Code: 84156
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.1% of his services

32nd 28th

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$336.00an average of $21.00 per time performed $78.24
an average of $4.89 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.09% of his services

33rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$910.00an average of $65.00 per time performed $150.50
an average of $10.75 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 a facility
14
times performed,
0.09% of his services

34th 19th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,548.00an average of $182.00 per time performed $822.50
an average of $58.75 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.09% of his services

35th 51st

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$420.00an average of $30.00 per time performed $320.32
an average of $22.88 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
14
times performed,
0.09% of his services

36th 15th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$8,596.00an average of $614.00 per time performed $2,507.26
an average of $179.09 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Triglycerides level

Service Code: 84478
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.09% of his services

37th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$308.00an average of $22.00 per time performed $37.80
an average of $2.70 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle

Service Code: 90662
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.07% of his services

38th 60th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$540.00an average of $45.00 per time performed $427.08
an average of $35.59 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.

Paramesh B Ramadugu
Average for Nephrology Providers in Iowa

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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