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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, $349 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
947
Rank: 21st
out of 64 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
12,659
Rank: 3rd
out of 64 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
13.4 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 3.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$872K
Rank: 5th
out of 64 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$921 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $349

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.

Who Patients See Before and After This Provider

Providers often refer their patients to a small network of other providers and organizations. Here’s who patients saw the most within 30 days before or after this provider in 2014.

Patients saw before

DAVID CARLSON M.D.

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 86 different services in 2014

All Services

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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
TEMPORARY CODES

Low osmolar contrast material, 300-399 mg/ml iodine conce... +

Low osmolar contrast material, 300-399 mg/ml iodine concentration, per ml ×

Service Code: Q9967
Performed in an office
10,200
times performed,
81% of his services

1st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

86
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$10,200an average of $1 per time performed $1,428
an average of $0 per time performed
medical
ADMINISTRATIVE

Fluorodeoxyglucose f-18 fdg, diagnostic, per study dose, ... +

Fluorodeoxyglucose f-18 fdg, diagnostic, per study dose, up to 45 millicuries ×

Service Code: A9552
Performed in an office
271
times performed,
2% of his services

2nd 5th

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

239
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$197,388an average of $728 per time performed $53,116
an average of $196 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Nuclear medicine study with ct imaging skull base to mid-... +

Nuclear medicine study with ct imaging skull base to mid-thigh ×

Service Code: 78815
Performed in an office
249
times performed,
2% of his services

3rd 6th

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

220
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,122,308an average of $4,507 per time performed $301,106
an average of $1,209 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
213
times performed,
2% of his services

4th 3rd

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

208
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$48,600an average of $228 per time performed $13,449
an average of $63 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, regadenoson, 0.1 mg

Service Code: J2785
Performed in an office
176
times performed,
1% of his services

5th 4th

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

44
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$20,240an average of $115 per time performed $7,207
an average of $41 per time performed
medical
ADMINISTRATIVE

Technetium tc-99m sestamibi, diagnostic, per study dose

Service Code: A9500
Performed in an office
118
times performed,
0.93% of his services

6th 17th

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

70
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$30,600an average of $259 per time performed $15,325
an average of $130 per time performed
medical
ADMINISTRATIVE

Technetium tc-99m medronate, diagnostic, per study dose, ... +

Technetium tc-99m medronate, diagnostic, per study dose, up to 30 millicuries ×

Service Code: A9503
Performed in an office
99
times performed,
0.78% of his services

7th 18th

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

97
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$23,463an average of $237 per time performed $1,435
an average of $14 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ct scan chest with contrast

Service Code: 71260
Performed in an office
79
times performed,
0.62% of his services

8th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

68
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$67,782an average of $858 per time performed $11,123
an average of $141 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Bone and/or joint imaging, whole body

Service Code: 78306
Performed in an office
75
times performed,
0.59% of his services

9th 22nd

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

73
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$46,200an average of $616 per time performed $15,619
an average of $208 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Nuclear medicine study of bone and/or joint

Service Code: 78320
Performed in an office
72
times performed,
0.57% of his services

10th 36th

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

70
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$45,360an average of $630 per time performed $8,766
an average of $122 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Nuclear medicine study with ct imaging skull base to mid-... +

Nuclear medicine study with ct imaging skull base to mid-thigh ×

Service Code: 78815
Performed in a facility
61
times performed,
0.48% of his services

11th 9th

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

61
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$29,570an average of $485 per time performed $6,085
an average of $100 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ct scan of abdomen and pelvis with contrast

Service Code: 74177
Performed in an office
60
times performed,
0.47% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

51
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$47,760an average of $796 per time performed $16,114
an average of $269 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 supervision, interpretation, and report ×

Service Code: 93015
Performed in an office
49
times performed,
0.39% of his services

13th 19th

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

49
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$12,544an average of $256 per time performed $2,703
an average of $55 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 an office
46
times performed,
0.36% of his services

14th 10th

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

46
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$50,048an average of $1,088 per time performed $18,785
an average of $408 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Nuclear medicine study with ct imaging whole body

Service Code: 78816
Performed in an office
45
times performed,
0.36% of his services

15th 42nd

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: 1.1)
$213,210an average of $4,738 per time performed $53,322
an average of $1,185 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Nuclear medicine study of lung ventilation and blood circ... +

Nuclear medicine study of lung ventilation and blood circulation in the lungs ×

Service Code: 78582
Performed in a facility
35
times performed,
0.28% of his services

16th 16th

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

34
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,694an average of $191 per time performed $1,512
an average of $43 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ct scan chest

Service Code: 71250
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.26% of his services

17th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

28
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$20,988an average of $636 per time performed $4,901
an average of $149 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ct scan of neck with contrast

Service Code: 70491
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.22% of his services

18th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

24
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$23,492an average of $839 per time performed $4,143
an average of $148 per time performed
medical
ADMINISTRATIVE

Iodine i-123 sodium iodide, diagnostic, per 100 microcuri... +

Iodine i-123 sodium iodide, diagnostic, per 100 microcuries, up to 999 microcuries ×

Service Code: A9516
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.21% of his services

19th 46th

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)
$10,712an average of $412 per time performed $4,177
an average of $161 per time performed
medical
NA

Technetium tc-99m, tilmanocept, diagnostic, up to 0.5 mil... +

Technetium tc-99m, tilmanocept, diagnostic, up to 0.5 millicuries ×

Service Code: A9520
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.18% of his services

20th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$21,800an average of $948 per time performed $4,250
an average of $185 per time performed
medical
NA

Radiopharmaceutical, therapeutic, not otherwise classified +

Radiopharmaceutical, therapeutic, not otherwise classified ×

Service Code: A9699
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.17% of his services

21st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$880,000an average of $40,000 per time performed $225,271
an average of $10,240 per time performed
medical
HEMIC AND LYMPHATIC SYSTEMS

Injection of radioactive dye for x-ray identification of ... +

Injection of radioactive dye for x-ray identification of lymph node ×

Service Code: 38792
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.17% of his services

22nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

22
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$13,200an average of $600 per time performed $735
an average of $33 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 single study ×

Service Code: 78451
Performed in a facility
21
times performed,
0.17% of his services

23rd 57th

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$16,758an average of $798 per time performed $1,153
an average of $55 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Radioactive material therapy into vein

Service Code: 79101
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.16% of his services

24th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,220an average of $361 per time performed $2,387
an average of $119 per time performed
medical
ADMINISTRATIVE

Technetium tc-99m sulfur colloid, diagnostic, per study d... +

Technetium tc-99m sulfur colloid, diagnostic, per study dose, up to 20 millicuries ×

Service Code: A9541
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.15% of his services

25th 40th

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,945an average of $155 per time performed $938
an average of $49 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Bone and/or joint imaging, 3 phase study

Service Code: 78315
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.14% of his services

26th 35th

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,572an average of $754 per time performed $5,112
an average of $284 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ct scan of abdomen and pelvis

Service Code: 74176
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.13% of his services

27th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$9,010an average of $530 per time performed $3,089
an average of $182 per time performed
medical
ADMINISTRATIVE

Technetium tc-99m macroaggregated albumin, diagnostic, pe... +

Technetium tc-99m macroaggregated albumin, diagnostic, per study dose, up to 10 millicuries ×

Service Code: A9540
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.13% of his services

28th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,751an average of $103 per time performed $666
an average of $39 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Stomach emptying study

Service Code: 78264
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.12% of his services

29th 74th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,215an average of $681 per time performed $3,663
an average of $244 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Nuclear medicine study of lung ventilation and blood circ... +

Nuclear medicine study of lung ventilation and blood circulation in the lungs ×

Service Code: 78582
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.12% of his services

30th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$10,554an average of $704 per time performed $4,242
an average of $283 per time performed
medical
ADMINISTRATIVE

Technetium tc-99m pentetate, diagnostic, aerosol, per stu... +

Technetium tc-99m pentetate, diagnostic, aerosol, per study dose, up to 75 millicuries ×

Service Code: A9567
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.11% of his services

31st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,050an average of $75 per time performed $253
an average of $18 per time performed
medical
NA

Nuclear medicine imaging for thyroid uptake measurements +

Nuclear medicine imaging for thyroid uptake measurements ×

Service Code: 78014
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.1% of his services

32nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,714an average of $440 per time performed $2,627
an average of $202 per time performed
medical
ADMINISTRATIVE

Sodium fluoride f-18, diagnostic, per study dose, up to 3... +

Sodium fluoride f-18, diagnostic, per study dose, up to 30 millicuries ×

Service Code: A9580
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.1% of his services

33rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,404an average of $493 per time performed $2,680
an average of $206 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Imaging of liver and bile duct system with use of drugs

Service Code: 78227
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.09% of his services

34th 41st

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)
$1,080an average of $90 per time performed $436
an average of $36 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Acute digestive tract blood loss imaging

Service Code: 78278
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.09% of his services

35th 52nd

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: 1.1)
$8,532an average of $711 per time performed $477
an average of $40 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Nuclear medicine study of brain

Service Code: 78607
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.09% of his services

36th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$9,888an average of $824 per time performed $3,594
an average of $300 per time performed
medical
ADMINISTRATIVE

Iodine 1-123 ioflupane, diagnostic, per study dose, up to... +

Iodine 1-123 ioflupane, diagnostic, per study dose, up to 5 millicuries ×

Service Code: A9584
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.09% of his services

37th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$55,000an average of $5,000 per time performed $19,466
an average of $1,770 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Imaging of liver and bile duct system

Service Code: 78226
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.09% of his services

38th 28th

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)
$814an average of $74 per time performed $329
an average of $30 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Nuclear medicine study of bone and/or joint

Service Code: 78320
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.09% of his services

39th 43rd

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)
$1,925an average of $175 per time performed $450
an average of $41 per time performed

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Sources: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Plan and Provider Enumeration System, American Medical Association

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