Treatment Tracker

The Doctors and Services in Medicare Part B

How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

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

Number of
Patients
500
Rank: 352nd
out of 1,139 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
7,496
Rank: 198th
out of 1,139 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
15 This Provider
Avg 10.6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$137K
Rank: 319th
out of 1,139 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$274 This Provider
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 78 different services in 2015
(43 were redacted as they were performed on less than 11 patients)

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Drug Services
Medical Services
CATEGORY
Description of Service
Times Performed (or Units) This Service's Rank Patients Unique Visits
Per Patient
Billed to Medicare Payments from Medicare
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ceftriaxone sodium, per 250 mg

Service Code: J0696
Performed in an office
1,441
times performed,
19% of his services

1st 6th

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

182
patients got this service, 36% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$7,205.00an average of $5.00 per time performed $691.68
an average of $0.48 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
1,032
times performed,
14% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

330
patients got this service, 66% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$103,200.00an average of $100.00 per time performed $44,448.24
an average of $43.07 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
790
times performed,
11% of his services

3rd 5th

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

259
patients got this service, 52% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$23,700.00an average of $30.00 per time performed $11,755.20
an average of $14.88 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 1mg

Service Code: J1100
Performed in an office
644
times performed,
9% of his services

4th 4th

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

112
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$805.00an average of $1.25 per time performed $57.96
an average of $0.09 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
512
times performed,
7% of his services

5th 2nd

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

235
patients got this service, 47% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$75,776.00an average of $148.00 per time performed $35,153.92
an average of $68.66 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
430
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 7th

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

258
patients got this service, 52% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$2,150.00an average of $5.00 per time performed $1,264.20
an average of $2.94 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ketorolac tromethamine, per 15 mg

Service Code: J1885
Performed in an office
292
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 13th

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

58
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$3,504.00an average of $12.00 per time performed $128.48
an average of $0.44 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
276
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 10th

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

106
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$5,520.00an average of $20.00 per time performed $1,101.24
an average of $3.99 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
189
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 15th

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

140
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$5,292.00an average of $28.00 per time performed $2,774.52
an average of $14.68 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
165
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 14th

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

104
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$3,300.00an average of $20.00 per time performed $2,083.95
an average of $12.63 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
157
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 41st

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

157
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$23,236.00an average of $148.00 per time performed $9,116.99
an average of $58.07 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
148
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 21st

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

87
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$2,220.00an average of $15.00 per time performed $432.16
an average of $2.92 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
125
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 22nd

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
9.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 6.3)
$1,250.00an average of $10.00 per time performed $655.00
an average of $5.24 per time performed
drug
TEMPORARY CODES

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered t... +

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered to individuals 3 years of age and older, for intramuscular use (fluvirin) ×

Service Code: Q2037
Performed in an office
124
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 29th

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

123
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,100.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $1,919.52
an average of $15.48 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
122
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 12th

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

121
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,660.00an average of $30.00 per time performed $2,731.58
an average of $22.39 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Detection test for influenza virus

Service Code: 87804
Performed in an office
118
times performed,
2% of his services

16th 32nd

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

50
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,950.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $1,713.36
an average of $14.52 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ondansetron hydrochloride, per 1 mg

Service Code: J2405
Performed in an office
84
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 116th

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

19
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$672.00an average of $8.00 per time performed $5.04
an average of $0.06 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
78
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 50th

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

78
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$17,706.00an average of $227.00 per time performed $7,725.90
an average of $99.05 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 5 minutes ×

Service Code: 99211
Performed in an office
76
times performed,
1% of his services

19th 63rd

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
5.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$2,128.00an average of $28.00 per time performed $1,003.20
an average of $13.20 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood glucose (sugar) level

Service Code: 82947
Performed in an office
67
times performed,
0.89% of his services

20th 27th

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

58
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$676.03an average of $10.09 per time performed $285.42
an average of $4.26 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
46
times performed,
0.61% of his services

21st 26th

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

44
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,990.00an average of $65.00 per time performed $493.58
an average of $10.73 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urine microalbumin (protein) analysis

Service Code: 82044
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
0.57% of his services

22nd 56th

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

42
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$430.00an average of $10.00 per time performed $132.87
an average of $3.09 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
42
times performed,
0.56% of his services

23rd 42nd

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

41
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$420.00an average of $10.00 per time performed $287.70
an average of $6.85 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.48% of his services

24th 19th

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

34
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,700.00an average of $75.00 per time performed $615.60
an average of $17.10 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Strep test (streptococcus, group a)

Service Code: 87880
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
0.45% of his services

25th 62nd

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

27
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$850.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $493.68
an average of $14.52 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Respiratory inhaled pressure or nonpressure treatment to ... +

Respiratory inhaled pressure or nonpressure treatment to relieve airway obstruction or for sputum specimen ×

Service Code: 94640
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.43% of his services

26th 78th

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

29
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$960.00an average of $30.00 per time performed $371.84
an average of $11.62 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health ... +

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health services under a home health plan of care (patient not present), including contacts with home health agency and review of reports of patient status required by physicians to affirm the initial imple ×

Service Code: G0180
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.4% of his services

27th 58th

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

28
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,705.10an average of $90.17 per time performed $1,089.00
an average of $36.30 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
30
times performed,
0.4% of his services

28th 35th

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

19
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$1,800.00an average of $60.00 per time performed $892.50
an average of $29.75 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Physician re-certification for medicare-covered home heal... +

Physician re-certification for medicare-covered home health services under a home health plan of care (patient not present), including contacts with home health agency and review of reports of patient status required by physicians to affirm the initial im ×

Service Code: G0179
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.4% of his services

29th 55th

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$2,090.10an average of $69.67 per time performed $843.00
an average of $28.10 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, lincomycin hcl, up to 300 mg

Service Code: J2010
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.27% of his services

30th 70th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$400.00an average of $20.00 per time performed $101.60
an average of $5.08 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Detection of infectious agent antibody

Service Code: 86318
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.25% of his services

31st 196th

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

17
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$513.00an average of $27.00 per time performed $328.13
an average of $17.27 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.21% of his services

32nd 96th

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

16
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,600.00an average of $100.00 per time performed $336.32
an average of $21.02 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.21% of his services

33rd 118th

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,200.00an average of $75.00 per time performed $280.48
an average of $17.53 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of foot, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73630
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.16% of his services

34th 151st

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

11
patients got this service, 2% 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 $218.28
an average of $18.19 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
12
times performed,
0.16% of his services

35th 60th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$600.00an average of $50.00 per time performed $232.68
an average of $19.39 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.

Brent G Ballard
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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