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RONALD HELMS M.D.

70 PLAZA DR INRI MEDICAL ASSOCIATES PC DBA NORTHSIDE MEDICAL, PELL CITY, AL, 35125 | (205) 814-9284

How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $237 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 11 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
962
Rank: 66th
out of 1,139 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
26,746
Rank: 26th
out of 1,139 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
27.8 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 10.6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$456K
Rank: 11th
out of 1,139 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$474 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $237

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 221 different services in 2015
(140 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
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
1,293
times performed,
5% of his services

1st 8th

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

528
patients got this service, 55% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$19,395.00an average of $15.00 per time performed $12,852.42
an average of $9.94 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
1,282
times performed,
5% of his services

2nd 7th

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

540
patients got this service, 56% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$6,102.32an average of $4.76 per time performed $3,769.08
an average of $2.94 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
1,236
times performed,
5% of his services

3rd 45th

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

558
patients got this service, 58% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$15,474.72an average of $12.52 per time performed $9,134.04
an average of $7.39 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ceftriaxone sodium, per 250 mg

Service Code: J0696
Performed in an office
1,071
times performed,
4% of his services

4th 6th

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

163
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$5,290.74an average of $4.94 per time performed $514.08
an average of $0.48 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver function blood test panel

Service Code: 80076
Performed in an office
1,063
times performed,
4% of his services

5th 66th

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

511
patients got this service, 53% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$13,223.72an average of $12.44 per time performed $7,387.85
an average of $6.95 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
958
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 21st

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

445
patients got this service, 46% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$7,127.52an average of $7.44 per time performed $2,768.62
an average of $2.89 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
903
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 25th

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

456
patients got this service, 47% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$25,284.00an average of $28.00 per time performed $19,712.49
an average of $21.83 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
893
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 15th

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

474
patients got this service, 49% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$17,297.41an average of $19.37 per time performed $9,662.26
an average of $10.82 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroxine (thyroid chemical) measurement

Service Code: 84439
Performed in an office
879
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 48th

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

436
patients got this service, 45% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$21,096.00an average of $24.00 per time performed $10,301.88
an average of $11.72 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroid hormone, t3 measurement

Service Code: 84481
Performed in an office
865
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 90th

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

429
patients got this service, 45% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$38,380.05an average of $44.37 per time performed $19,004.05
an average of $21.97 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
746
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 2nd

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

412
patients got this service, 43% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$91,228.34an average of $122.29 per time performed $51,503.84
an average of $69.04 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
734
times performed,
3% of his services

12th 5th

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

223
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$15,971.84an average of $21.76 per time performed $10,797.14
an average of $14.71 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
644
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 3rd

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

309
patients got this service, 32% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$45,743.32an average of $71.03 per time performed $30,673.72
an average of $47.63 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
517
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 18th

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

374
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$76,185.12an average of $147.36 per time performed $39,255.81
an average of $75.93 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of chest, 2 views, front and side

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
494
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 19th

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

379
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$22,709.18an average of $45.97 per time performed $8,669.70
an average of $17.55 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
453
times performed,
2% of his services

16th 14th

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

217
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$7,587.75an average of $16.75 per time performed $5,703.27
an average of $12.59 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
374
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 22nd

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

54
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
6.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 6.3)
$2,767.60an average of $7.40 per time performed $1,806.42
an average of $4.83 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
363
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 42nd

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

195
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$3,582.81an average of $9.87 per time performed $2,395.80
an average of $6.60 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
318
times performed,
1% of his services

19th 26th

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

299
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$18,126.00an average of $57.00 per time performed $3,440.76
an average of $10.82 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
305
times performed,
1% of his services

20th 20th

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

125
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$35,053.65an average of $114.93 per time performed $22,728.60
an average of $74.52 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 35 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 35 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99310
Performed in an office
279
times performed,
1% of his services

21st 167th

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

147
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$41,850.00an average of $150.00 per time performed $25,414.11
an average of $91.09 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 1mg

Service Code: J1100
Performed in an office
269
times performed,
1% of his services

22nd 4th

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

53
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$91.46an average of $0.34 per time performed $26.90
an average of $0.10 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
240
times performed,
0.9% of his services

23rd 53rd

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

152
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$3,360.00an average of $14.00 per time performed $1,118.40
an average of $4.66 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 25 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99309
Performed in an office
145
times performed,
0.54% of his services

24th 76th

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

97
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$12,470.00an average of $86.00 per time performed $7,869.15
an average of $54.27 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Annual depression screening, 15 minutes

Service Code: G0444
Performed in an office
140
times performed,
0.52% of his services

25th 155th

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

140
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,520.00an average of $18.00 per time performed $2,276.40
an average of $16.26 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
131
times performed,
0.49% of his services

26th 12th

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

131
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,275.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $2,938.33
an average of $22.43 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle

Service Code: 90662
Performed in an office
127
times performed,
0.47% of his services

27th 49th

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

127
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,826.00an average of $38.00 per time performed $4,511.04
an average of $35.52 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, more than 30 minutes

Service Code: 99239
Performed in a facility
124
times performed,
0.46% of his services

28th 54th

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

105
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$14,880.00an average of $120.00 per time performed $9,659.60
an average of $77.90 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
121
times performed,
0.45% of his services

29th 31st

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

120
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,025.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $2,686.20
an average of $22.20 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Prostate cancer screening; prostate specific antigen test... +

Prostate cancer screening; prostate specific antigen test (psa) ×

Service Code: G0103
Performed in an office
112
times performed,
0.42% of his services

30th 89th

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

112
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,016.16an average of $26.93 per time performed $2,747.36
an average of $24.53 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Pneumococcal vaccine for injection into muscle

Service Code: 90670
Performed in an office
107
times performed,
0.4% of his services

31st 39th

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

106
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$16,544.34an average of $154.62 per time performed $15,425.12
an average of $144.16 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Cyanocobalamin (vitamin b-12) level

Service Code: 82607
Performed in an office
103
times performed,
0.39% of his services

32nd 72nd

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

84
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,329.86an average of $22.62 per time performed $1,969.36
an average of $19.12 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

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

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
103
times performed,
0.39% of his services

33rd 23rd

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

35
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.4)
$206.00an average of $2.00 per time performed $147.29
an average of $1.43 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
101
times performed,
0.38% of his services

34th 40th

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

74
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$805.98an average of $7.98 per time performed $262.60
an average of $2.60 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 an office
93
times performed,
0.35% of his services

35th 83rd

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

93
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$20,180.07an average of $216.99 per time performed $9,446.94
an average of $101.58 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
83
times performed,
0.31% of his services

36th 33rd

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

76
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$17,013.34an average of $204.98 per time performed $11,840.78
an average of $142.66 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ketorolac tromethamine, per 15 mg

Service Code: J1885
Performed in an office
83
times performed,
0.31% of his services

37th 13th

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

25
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$312.91an average of $3.77 per time performed $35.69
an average of $0.43 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Natriuretic peptide (heart and blood vessel protein) level +

Natriuretic peptide (heart and blood vessel protein) level ×

Service Code: 83880
Performed in an office
75
times performed,
0.28% of his services

38th 150th

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

52
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$4,076.25an average of $54.35 per time performed $3,270.00
an average of $43.60 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
74
times performed,
0.28% of his services

39th 77th

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

44
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$5,316.90an average of $71.85 per time performed $2,493.06
an average of $33.69 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Folic acid level

Service Code: 82746
Performed in an office
72
times performed,
0.27% of his services

40th 135th

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

62
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,671.84an average of $23.22 per time performed $1,134.00
an average of $15.75 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Strep test (streptococcus, group a)

Service Code: 87880
Performed in an office
62
times performed,
0.23% of his services

41st 62nd

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

52
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,148.24an average of $18.52 per time performed $850.02
an average of $13.71 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Ferritin (blood protein) level

Service Code: 82728
Performed in an office
60
times performed,
0.22% of his services

42nd 146th

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

50
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,336.20an average of $22.27 per time performed $1,053.60
an average of $17.56 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on ... +

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on both sides of head and neck ×

Service Code: 93880
Performed in an office
54
times performed,
0.2% of his services

43rd 111th

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

51
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,450.16an average of $212.04 per time performed $5,322.24
an average of $98.56 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Creatine kinase (cardiac enzyme) level

Service Code: 82553
Performed in an office
51
times performed,
0.19% of his services

44th 212th

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

44
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,275.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $739.50
an average of $14.50 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Myoglobin (muscle protein) level

Service Code: 83874
Performed in an office
51
times performed,
0.19% of his services

45th 216th

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

44
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,516.85an average of $49.35 per time performed $827.22
an average of $16.22 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement and graphic recording of total and timed exha... +

Measurement and graphic recording of total and timed exhaled air capacity ×

Service Code: 94010
Performed in an office
49
times performed,
0.18% of his services

46th 112th

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

44
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,483.81an average of $50.69 per time performed $1,243.13
an average of $25.37 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Troponin (protein) analysis

Service Code: 84484
Performed in an office
49
times performed,
0.18% of his services

47th 193rd

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

42
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$921.20an average of $18.80 per time performed $603.68
an average of $12.32 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient assisted living visit, typically 60 m... +

Established patient assisted living visit, typically 60 minutes ×

Service Code: 99337
Performed in an office
49
times performed,
0.18% of his services

48th 217th

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

42
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$10,339.00an average of $211.00 per time performed $6,173.02
an average of $125.98 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of paranasal sinus, less than 3 views

Service Code: 70210
Performed in an office
44
times performed,
0.16% of his services

49th 84th

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

38
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,825.12an average of $41.48 per time performed $847.88
an average of $19.27 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Coagulation function measurement

Service Code: 85379
Performed in an office
42
times performed,
0.16% of his services

50th 224th

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

35
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$459.90an average of $10.95 per time performed $422.52
an average of $10.06 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial nursing facility visit, typically 45 minutes per day +

Initial nursing facility visit, typically 45 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99306
Performed in an office
39
times performed,
0.15% of his services

51st 126th

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

39
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$6,513.00an average of $167.00 per time performed $4,194.45
an average of $107.55 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Administration of 1 vaccine

Service Code: 90471
Performed in an office
38
times performed,
0.14% of his services

52nd 65th

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

35
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$950.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $522.12
an average of $13.74 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
38
times performed,
0.14% of his services

53rd 9th

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

21
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$3,268.00an average of $86.00 per time performed $1,949.02
an average of $51.29 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of lower and sacral spine, 2 or 3 views

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
0.14% of his services

54th 96th

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

34
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,490.10an average of $67.30 per time performed $812.52
an average of $21.96 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Annual alcohol misuse screening, 15 minutes

Service Code: G0442
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
0.13% of his services

55th 192nd

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

35
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$700.00an average of $20.00 per time performed $573.30
an average of $16.38 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
32
times performed,
0.12% of his services

56th 10th

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$224.00an average of $7.00 per time performed $125.12
an average of $3.91 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection ben... +

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection beneath the skin or into muscle, patient 2 years or older ×

Service Code: 90732
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.11% of his services

57th 81st

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

30
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,024.90an average of $100.83 per time performed $2,313.00
an average of $77.10 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Detection test for influenza virus

Service Code: 87804
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.11% of his services

58th 32nd

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: 1.1)
$596.10an average of $19.87 per time performed $426.00
an average of $14.20 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Amylase (enzyme) level

Service Code: 82150
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.11% of his services

59th 233rd

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

24
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$290.10an average of $9.67 per time performed $250.50
an average of $8.35 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.11% of his services

60th 114th

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

22
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,670.10an average of $55.67 per time performed $521.10
an average of $17.37 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Psa (prostate specific antigen) measurement

Service Code: 84153
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.1% of his services

61st 138th

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

23
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$687.96an average of $24.57 per time performed $639.24
an average of $22.83 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.1% of his services

62nd 118th

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,484.00an average of $53.00 per time performed $467.60
an average of $16.70 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
26
times performed,
0.1% of his services

63rd 35th

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

22
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$1,360.06an average of $52.31 per time performed $788.32
an average of $30.32 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ribs of one side of body, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73510
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.08% of his services

64th 125th

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,392.09an average of $66.29 per time performed $498.12
an average of $23.72 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Uric acid level, blood

Service Code: 84550
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.07% of his services

65th 105th

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: 1.4)
$146.00an average of $7.30 per time performed $71.60
an average of $3.58 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan brain

Service Code: 70551
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.07% of his services

66th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,336.59an average of $175.61 per time performed $1,875.30
an average of $98.70 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scan of veins of one arm or leg or limited inc... +

Ultrasound scan of veins of one arm or leg or limited including assessment of compression and functional maneuvers ×

Service Code: 93971
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.07% of his services

67th 201st

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,714.91an average of $142.89 per time performed $1,408.66
an average of $74.14 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of abdomen, single view

Service Code: 74000
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.07% of his services

68th 165th

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$896.04an average of $49.78 per time performed $283.86
an average of $15.77 per time performed
medical
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Removal of impact ear wax, one ear

Service Code: 69210
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.06% of his services

69th 124th

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: 1.1)
$862.08an average of $53.88 per time performed $539.20
an average of $33.70 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement and graphic recording of the amount and speed... +

Measurement and graphic recording of the amount and speed of breathed air, before and following medication administration ×

Service Code: 94060
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.06% of his services

70th 156th

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: 1.1)
$936.00an average of $58.50 per time performed $648.16
an average of $40.51 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of spine of neck, 2 or 3 views

Service Code: 72040
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.06% of his services

71st 175th

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)
$944.00an average of $59.00 per time performed $327.36
an average of $20.46 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient assisted living visit, typically 25 m... +

Established patient assisted living visit, typically 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99335
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.06% of his services

72nd 145th

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.4)
$1,664.00an average of $104.00 per time performed $991.36
an average of $61.96 per time performed
medical

Transitional care management services, highly complexity,... +

Transitional care management services, highly complexity, requiring face-to-face visits within 7 days of discharge ×

Service Code: 99496
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.06% of his services

73rd 154th

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,574.95an average of $238.33 per time performed $2,315.10
an average of $154.34 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 3 views

Service Code: 73562
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.05% of his services

74th 200th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$791.98an average of $56.57 per time performed $312.20
an average of $22.30 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Stool analysis for blood

Service Code: 82274
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.05% of his services

75th 132nd

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$258.96an average of $19.92 per time performed $230.88
an average of $17.76 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Neurobehavioral status examination, interpretation, and r... +

Neurobehavioral status examination, interpretation, and report by psychologist or physician per hour ×

Service Code: 96116
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.05% of his services

76th 313th

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,210.95an average of $93.15 per time performed $836.16
an average of $64.32 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient assisted living visit, typically 75 minutes

Service Code: 99328
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.04% of his services

77th 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
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,460.00an average of $205.00 per time performed $1,776.84
an average of $148.07 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Colorectal cancer screening; fecal occult blood test, imm... +

Colorectal cancer screening; fecal occult blood test, immunoassay, 1-3 simultaneous ×

Service Code: G0328
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.04% of his services

78th 121st

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$186.48an average of $15.54 per time performed $172.20
an average of $14.35 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of foot, 2 views

Service Code: 73620
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.04% of his services

79th 236th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$446.04an average of $37.17 per time performed $162.72
an average of $13.56 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care discharge

Service Code: 99217
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.04% of his services

80th 87th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$960.00an average of $80.00 per time performed $645.96
an average of $53.83 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound of head and neck

Service Code: 76536
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.04% of his services

81st 222nd

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)
$1,481.04an average of $134.64 per time performed $806.41
an average of $73.31 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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Ronald W Helms
Average for Family Medicine 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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