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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, $755 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 13 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
392
Rank: 20th
out of 35 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
12,997
Rank: 6th
out of 35 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
33.2 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 13.3
Total Paid
by Medicare
$474K
Rank: 9th
out of 35 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$1,209 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $755

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 her Part B patients.

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 102 different services in 2015
(65 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
DRUGS

Unclassified drugs

Service Code: J3490
Performed in an office
1,189
times performed,
9% of her services

1st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

104
patients got this service, 27% of her patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$14,208.55an average of $11.95 per time performed $1,878.62
an average of $1.58 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
1,115
times performed,
9% of her services

2nd 4th

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

287
patients got this service, 73% of her patients
3.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.9)
$198,693.00an average of $178.20 per time performed $60,131.95
an average of $53.93 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specif... +

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specified, 10 mg ×

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
868
times performed,
7% of her services

3rd 3rd

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

67
patients got this service, 17% of her patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$3,749.76an average of $4.32 per time performed $1,206.52
an average of $1.39 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
859
times performed,
7% of her services

4th 2nd

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

277
patients got this service, 71% of her patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$232,084.62an average of $270.18 per time performed $66,941.87
an average of $77.93 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Electronic analysis reprogramming and refill of spinal ca... +

Electronic analysis reprogramming and refill of spinal canal drug infusion pump by physician ×

Service Code: 62370
Performed in an office
641
times performed,
5% of her services

5th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

153
patients got this service, 39% of her patients
4.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$250,631.00an average of $391.00 per time performed $60,965.51
an average of $95.11 per time performed
medical
DRUGS

Noc drugs, other than inhalation drugs, administered thro... +

Noc drugs, other than inhalation drugs, administered through dme ×

Service Code: J7799
Performed in an office
581
times performed,
4% of her services

6th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

137
patients got this service, 35% of her patients
4.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$102,186.28an average of $175.88 per time performed $79,736.44
an average of $137.24 per time performed
drug
TEMPORARY CODES

Low osmolar contrast material, 200-299 mg/ml iodine conce... +

Low osmolar contrast material, 200-299 mg/ml iodine concentration, per ml ×

Service Code: Q9966
Performed in an office
444
times performed,
3% of her services

7th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

78
patients got this service, 20% of her patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$532.80an average of $1.20 per time performed $66.60
an average of $0.15 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Electronic analysis and reprogramming of spinal canal dru... +

Electronic analysis and reprogramming of spinal canal drug infusion pump ×

Service Code: 62368
Performed in an office
188
times performed,
1% of her services

8th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

74
patients got this service, 19% of her patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$29,903.28an average of $159.06 per time performed $7,965.56
an average of $42.37 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasonic guidance imaging supervision and interpretatio... +

Ultrasonic guidance imaging supervision and interpretation for insertion of needle ×

Service Code: 76942
Performed in an office
169
times performed,
1% of her services

9th 39th

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

92
patients got this service, 23% of her patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$100,386.00an average of $594.00 per time performed $7,780.76
an average of $46.04 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into lower or sacral spine

Service Code: 62311
Performed in an office
73
times performed,
0.56% of her services

10th 63rd

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

41
patients got this service, 10% of her patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$48,208.47an average of $660.39 per time performed $12,626.08
an average of $172.96 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Electronic analysis of spinal canal drug infusion pump

Service Code: 62367
Performed in an office
56
times performed,
0.43% of her services

11th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

40
patients got this service, 10% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,483.12an average of $115.77 per time performed $1,725.92
an average of $30.82 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
55
times performed,
0.42% of her services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

28
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$10,503.90an average of $190.98 per time performed $3,028.30
an average of $55.06 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Implantation, revision, or repositioning of spinal canal ... +

Implantation, revision, or repositioning of spinal canal medication catheter ×

Service Code: 62350
Performed in a facility
53
times performed,
0.41% of her services

13th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

48
patients got this service, 12% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$73,989.06an average of $1,396.02 per time performed $16,469.75
an average of $310.75 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Implantation or replacement of programmable spinal canal ... +

Implantation or replacement of programmable spinal canal drug infusion pump ×

Service Code: 62362
Performed in a facility
41
times performed,
0.32% of her services

14th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

41
patients got this service, 10% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$62,437.26an average of $1,522.86 per time performed $6,736.71
an average of $164.31 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Electronic analysis of implanted brain spinal cord or per... +

Electronic analysis of implanted brain spinal cord or peripheral neurostimulator generator system ×

Service Code: 95970
Performed in an office
39
times performed,
0.3% of her services

15th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

17
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,506.80an average of $141.20 per time performed $1,928.16
an average of $49.44 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Electronic analysis and programming of implanted simple s... +

Electronic analysis and programming of implanted simple spinal cord or peripheral neurostimulator generator system during or after surgery, first hour ×

Service Code: 95971
Performed in an office
38
times performed,
0.29% of her services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

20
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,176.52an average of $162.54 per time performed $1,665.16
an average of $43.82 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 4... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 45 minutes ×

Service Code: 99204
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
0.28% of her services

17th 15th

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

37
patients got this service, 9% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$16,107.95an average of $435.35 per time performed $4,614.64
an average of $124.72 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Electronic analysis and reprogramming of spinal canal dru... +

Electronic analysis and reprogramming of spinal canal drug infusion pump ×

Service Code: 62368
Performed in a facility
36
times performed,
0.28% of her services

18th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

22
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,726.16an average of $159.06 per time performed $970.92
an average of $26.97 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 6... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 60 minutes ×

Service Code: 99205
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.23% of her services

19th 66th

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

30
patients got this service, 8% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$15,924.60an average of $530.82 per time performed $4,281.30
an average of $142.71 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Moderate sedation services by physician also performing a... +

Moderate sedation services by physician also performing a procedure, patient 5 years of age or older, first 30 minutes ×

Service Code: 99144
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.23% of her services

20th 37th

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

25
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$9,307.80an average of $310.26 per time performed $716.70
an average of $23.89 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 3... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 30 minutes ×

Service Code: 99203
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.22% of her services

21st 57th

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

28
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,001.84an average of $285.78 per time performed $2,352.56
an average of $84.02 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injection procedure into sacroiliac joint for anesthetic ... +

Injection procedure into sacroiliac joint for anesthetic or steroid ×

Service Code: 27096
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.21% of her services

22nd 50th

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

14
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$16,556.40an average of $613.20 per time performed $3,588.84
an average of $132.92 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Destruction of lower or sacral spinal facet joint nerves ... +

Destruction of lower or sacral spinal facet joint nerves with imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64636
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.21% of her services

23rd 17th

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$12,168.09an average of $450.67 per time performed $3,507.30
an average of $129.90 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64493
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.2% of her services

24th 26th

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

14
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$13,159.90an average of $506.15 per time performed $3,365.96
an average of $129.46 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Infusion, normal saline solution , 1000 cc

Service Code: J7030
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.19% of her services

25th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

21
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$625.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $30.75
an average of $1.23 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64494
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.19% of her services

26th 28th

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$6,292.00an average of $251.68 per time performed $1,641.25
an average of $65.65 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

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

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

Service Code: G0434
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.18% of her services

27th 27th

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

24
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,440.00an average of $60.00 per time performed $465.36
an average of $19.39 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of trigger points in 1 or 2 muscles

Service Code: 20552
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.17% of her services

28th 84th

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$3,323.10an average of $151.05 per time performed $875.38
an average of $39.79 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Fluoroscopic guidance for spine or spinal canal injection +

Fluoroscopic guidance for spine or spinal canal injection ×

Service Code: 77003
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.16% of her services

29th 71st

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

19
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$4,578.21an average of $218.01 per time performed $1,388.94
an average of $66.14 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99222
Performed in a facility
20
times performed,
0.15% of her services

30th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

19
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,141.80an average of $357.09 per time performed $2,126.00
an average of $106.30 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Destruction of lower or sacral spinal facet joint nerves ... +

Destruction of lower or sacral spinal facet joint nerves using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64635
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.15% of her services

31st 33rd

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$20,299.20an average of $1,014.96 per time performed $6,299.40
an average of $314.97 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into upper or middle spine

Service Code: 62310
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.14% of her services

32nd 51st

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

14
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$12,626.82an average of $701.49 per time performed $3,394.08
an average of $188.56 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
17
times performed,
0.13% of her services

33rd 31st

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

12
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$3,887.90an average of $228.70 per time performed $822.29
an average of $48.37 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
15
times performed,
0.12% of her services

34th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

15
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,484.60an average of $365.64 per time performed $1,573.95
an average of $104.93 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Radiological supervision and interpretation of imaging of... +

Radiological supervision and interpretation of imaging of previous placed shunt ×

Service Code: 75809
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.11% of her services

35th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,472.52an average of $105.18 per time performed $1,008.70
an average of $72.05 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Aspiration or injection of cerebrospinal fluid shunt tubi... +

Aspiration or injection of cerebrospinal fluid shunt tubing or reservoir ×

Service Code: 61070
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.1% of her services

36th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,501.50an average of $115.50 per time performed $525.33
an average of $40.41 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Insertion of spinal neurostimulator pulse generator or re... +

Insertion of spinal neurostimulator pulse generator or receiver ×

Service Code: 63685
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.09% of her services

37th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$16,631.64an average of $1,385.97 per time performed $1,731.48
an average of $144.29 per time performed

Office Visits

Medicare reimburses office visits using a five-point scale, with five being the most intensive and costly. The chart below shows what percentage of this provider’s office visits were reimbursed at each level. A higher than average proportion of costly visits is not necessarily an indication of a problem, but it may be worth asking about.

Hover over each slice to see percentage breakdown.

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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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