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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $844 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 73 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
797
Rank: 23rd
out of 214 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
33,317
Rank: 94th
out of 214 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
41.8 This Provider
Avg 72.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$518K
Rank: 75th
out of 214 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$650 This Provider
Avg $844

Office Visits

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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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Lester E. Robertson
Average for Hematology/Oncology Providers in Georgia

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 patients within 30 days before or after this provider, from Jan. 2012 to June 2013.

Patients saw before

Lester E. Robertson

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 49 different services in 2012
CATEGORY
Description of Service
Times Performed (or Units) This Service's Rank Patients Unique Visits
Per Patient
Billed to Medicare Payments from Medicare
DRUGS

Injection, fosaprepitant (emend), 1 mg

Service Code: J1453
Performed in an office
9,300
times performed,
28% of his services

1st 2nd

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
4.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.6)
$27,900an average of $3 per time performed $9,300
an average of $1 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 1mg

Service Code: J1100
Performed in an office
2,876
times performed,
9% of his services

2nd 5th

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

102
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
3.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.6)
$14,380an average of $5 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, granisetron hydrochloride, 100 mcg

Service Code: J1626
Performed in an office
2,775
times performed,
8% of his services

3rd 21st

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

61
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
4.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.3)
$58,275an average of $21 per time performed $2,775
an average of $1 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, epoetin alfa, (for non-end-stage renal disease... +

Injection, epoetin alfa, (for non-end-stage renal disease use), 1000 units ×

Service Code: J0885
Performed in an office
2,280
times performed,
7% of his services

4th 6th

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

22
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.2)
$41,040an average of $18 per time performed $18,240
an average of $8 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, ondansetron hydrochloride, per 1 mg

Service Code: J2405
Performed in an office
2,216
times performed,
7% of his services

5th 15th

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

63
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.1)
$11,080an average of $5 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
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
2,056
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 17th

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

588
patients got this service, 74% of his patients
3.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$380,360an average of $185 per time performed $154,200
an average of $75 per time performed
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
1,851
times performed,
6% of his services

7th 8th

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

421
patients got this service, 53% of his patients
4.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4)
$79,593an average of $43 per time performed $20,361
an average of $11 per time performed
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Injection, bortezomib (velcade), 0.1 mg

Service Code: J9041
Performed in an office
1,340
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 30th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
5.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4)
$93,800an average of $70 per time performed $46,900
an average of $35 per time performed
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Injection, etoposide (toposar), 10 mg

Service Code: J9181
Performed in an office
951
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 53rd

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
3.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4)
$9,510an average of $10 per time performed $951
an average of $1 per time performed
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Injection, carboplatin, 50 mg

Service Code: J9045
Performed in an office
705
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 28th

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

29
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
3.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.6)
$66,270an average of $94 per time performed $2,115
an average of $3 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion into a vein for therapy prevention or diagnosis ... +

Infusion into a vein for therapy prevention or diagnosis additional sequential infusion up to 1 hour ×

Service Code: 96367
Performed in an office
689
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 23rd

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

111
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
4.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.4)
$86,125an average of $125 per time performed $16,536
an average of $24 per time performed
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Injection, paclitaxel, 30 mg

Service Code: J9265
Performed in an office
552
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 31st

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

21
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
4.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.6)
$108,744an average of $197 per time performed $3,312
an average of $6 per time performed
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Injection, gemcitabine hydrochloride (gemzar), 200 mg

Service Code: J9201
Performed in an office
424
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 49th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.1)
$67,840an average of $160 per time performed $10,600
an average of $25 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein up to 1 hour

Service Code: 96413
Performed in an office
415
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 27th

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

111
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
3.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.3)
$229,910an average of $554 per time performed $41,500
an average of $100 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, palonosetron hydrochloride, 25 mcg

Service Code: J2469
Performed in an office
400
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 10th

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.3)
$13,200an average of $33 per time performed $6,000
an average of $15 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
381
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 20th

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

177
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3)
$22,098an average of $58 per time performed $5,715
an average of $15 per time performed
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
376
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 12th

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

231
patients got this service, 29% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.2)
$9,400an average of $25 per time performed $1,128
an average of $3 per time performed
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Cyclophosphamide, 100 mg

Service Code: J9070
Performed in an office
363
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 69th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3)
$11,616an average of $32 per time performed $5,808
an average of $16 per time performed
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
336
times performed,
1% of his services

19th 33rd

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

138
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$43,008an average of $128 per time performed $18,144
an average of $54 per time performed
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
298
times performed,
0.89% of his services

20th 18th

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

158
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$37,250an average of $125 per time performed $14,900
an average of $50 per time performed
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
289
times performed,
0.87% of his services

21st 58th

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

158
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$71,961an average of $249 per time performed $28,900
an average of $100 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, zoledronic acid, 1 mg

Service Code: J3487
Performed in an office
232
times performed,
0.7% of his services

22nd 41st

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.2)
$88,624an average of $382 per time performed $38,744
an average of $167 per time performed
DRUGS

Unclassified drugs

Service Code: J3490
Performed in an office
213
times performed,
0.64% of his services

23rd 60th

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

29
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
3.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4)
$426an average of $2 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
MEDICINE

Injection of different drug or substance into a vein for ... +

Injection of different drug or substance into a vein for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96375
Performed in an office
208
times performed,
0.62% of his services

24th 29th

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

58
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.9)
$17,472an average of $84 per time performed $3,328
an average of $16 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, diphenhydramine hydrochloride, up to 50 mg

Service Code: J1200
Performed in an office
175
times performed,
0.53% of his services

25th 38th

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

45
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
3.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.8)
$1,050an average of $6 per time performed $175
an average of $1 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosi... +

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosis up to 1 hour ×

Service Code: 96365
Performed in an office
168
times performed,
0.5% of his services

26th 42nd

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

65
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$44,184an average of $263 per time performed $8,568
an average of $51 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein

Service Code: 96415
Performed in an office
168
times performed,
0.5% of his services

27th 36th

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

40
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.4)
$19,992an average of $119 per time performed $3,696
an average of $22 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion of different chemotherapy drug or substance into... +

Infusion of different chemotherapy drug or substance into a vein up to 1 hour ×

Service Code: 96417
Performed in an office
146
times performed,
0.44% of his services

28th 46th

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

46
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.6)
$40,004an average of $274 per time performed $7,592
an average of $52 per time performed
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
143
times performed,
0.43% of his services

29th 24th

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

63
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.1)
$11,583an average of $81 per time performed $2,431
an average of $17 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein using push technique +

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein using push technique ×

Service Code: 96409
Performed in an office
117
times performed,
0.35% of his services

30th 108th

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

23
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
5.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.7)
$49,959an average of $427 per time performed $9,126
an average of $78 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
98
times performed,
0.29% of his services

31st 35th

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
4.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.2)
$2,254an average of $23 per time performed $588
an average of $6 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99231
Performed in a facility
85
times performed,
0.26% of his services

32nd 62nd

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

56
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$6,035an average of $71 per time performed $2,465
an average of $29 per time performed
MEDICINE

Hydration infusion into a vein

Service Code: 96361
Performed in an office
72
times performed,
0.22% of his services

33rd 48th

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

30
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$4,032an average of $56 per time performed $720
an average of $10 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion of different chemotherapy drug or substance into... +

Infusion of different chemotherapy drug or substance into a vein ×

Service Code: 96411
Performed in an office
72
times performed,
0.22% of his services

34th 79th

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

21
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
3.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4)
$17,280an average of $240 per time performed $3,240
an average of $45 per time performed
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
72
times performed,
0.22% of his services

35th 75th

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

72
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$26,136an average of $363 per time performed $10,296
an average of $143 per time performed
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
68
times performed,
0.2% of his services

36th 51st

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

46
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$12,444an average of $183 per time performed $5,304
an average of $78 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosis +

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosis ×

Service Code: 96366
Performed in an office
53
times performed,
0.16% of his services

37th 50th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$4,505an average of $85 per time performed $848
an average of $16 per time performed
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
50
times performed,
0.15% of his services

38th 74th

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

46
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$18,650an average of $373 per time performed $7,450
an average of $149 per time performed
DRUGS

5% dextrose/normal saline (500 ml = 1 unit)

Service Code: J7042
Performed in an office
50
times performed,
0.15% of his services

39th Alert

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$300an average of $6 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
48
times performed,
0.14% of his services

40th 81st

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

37
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$2,160an average of $45 per time performed $576
an average of $12 per time performed
DRUGS

Infusion, normal saline solution , 1000 cc

Service Code: J7030
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.11% of his services

41st 64th

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$180an average of $5 per time performed $36
an average of $1 per time performed
MEDICINE

Hydration infusion into a vein 31 minutes to 1 hour

Service Code: 96360
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.08% of his services

42nd 73rd

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$5,724an average of $212 per time performed $945
an average of $35 per time performed
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
26
times performed,
0.08% of his services

43rd 84th

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

26
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,566an average of $291 per time performed $2,912
an average of $112 per time performed
DRUGS

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

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.06% of his services

44th 47th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.8)
$105an average of $5 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
20
times performed,
0.06% of his services

45th 113th

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,560an average of $128 per time performed $1,080
an average of $54 per time performed
MEDICINE

Irrigation of implanted venous access drug delivery device +

Irrigation of implanted venous access drug delivery device ×

Service Code: 96523
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.05% of his services

46th 80th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$1,764an average of $98 per time performed $306
an average of $17 per time performed
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
17
times performed,
0.05% of his services

47th 65th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$3,162an average of $186 per time performed $918
an average of $54 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, promethazine hydrochloride, up to 50 mg

Service Code: J2550
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.05% of his services

48th Alert

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$85an average of $5 per time performed $17
an average of $1 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Lactate dehydrogenase (enzyme) level

Service Code: 83615
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.04% of his services

49th 32nd

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: 2.3)
$384an average of $32 per time performed $60
an average of $5 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Smoking and tobacco use intermediate counseling, greater ... +

Smoking and tobacco use intermediate counseling, greater than 3 minutes up to 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99406
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.04% of his services

50th 176th

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)
$276an average of $23 per time performed $120
an average of $10 per time performed

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 2013 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.

Notes: This provider has a self-reported specialty of "Hematology & Oncology." In some cases the self-reported specialty may differ from the specialty listed above, which comes from Medicare. Medicare redacted this data for any services provided to fewer than 11 patients.

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