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, $342 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 7 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
292
Rank: 1482nd
out of 2,789 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
5,355
Rank: 201st
out of 2,789 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
18.3 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 6.7
Total Paid
by Medicare
$232K
Rank: 354th
out of 2,789 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$794 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $342

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

JOSEPH FARNESE

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 57 different services in 2014

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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
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
1,724
times performed,
32% of his services

1st 1st

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

276
patients got this service, 95% of his patients
6.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$189,537an average of $110 per time performed $97,458
an average of $57 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood glucose (sugar) test performed by hand-held instrument +

Blood glucose (sugar) test performed by hand-held instrument ×

Service Code: 82962
Performed in an office
641
times performed,
12% of his services

2nd 50th

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

117
patients got this service, 40% of his patients
5.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.8)
$9,615an average of $15 per time performed $1,865
an average of $3 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
470
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd 4th

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

216
patients got this service, 74% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$14,100an average of $30 per time performed $1,382
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
360
times performed,
7% of his services

4th 28th

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

193
patients got this service, 66% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$14,400an average of $40 per time performed $6,444
an average of $18 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
236
times performed,
4% of his services

5th 128th

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

116
patients got this service, 40% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$12,980an average of $55 per time performed $1,031
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
216
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 83rd

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

157
patients got this service, 54% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$29,160an average of $135 per time performed $5,543
an average of $26 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
165
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 42nd

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

88
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$4,125an average of $25 per time performed $2,142
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

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

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

Service Code: 93880
Performed in an office
156
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 77th

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

154
patients got this service, 53% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$46,800an average of $300 per time performed $21,668
an average of $139 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted ... +

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted blood flow rate, direction, and valve function ×

Service Code: 93306
Performed in an office
155
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 63rd

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

154
patients got this service, 53% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$127,875an average of $825 per time performed $23,452
an average of $151 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
153
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 9th

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

147
patients got this service, 50% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,825an average of $25 per time performed $3,749
an average of $25 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
152
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 10th

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

142
patients got this service, 49% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$13,680an average of $90 per time performed $2,049
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound behind abdominal cavity

Service Code: 76770
Performed in an office
151
times performed,
3% of his services

12th 200th

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

149
patients got this service, 51% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$52,850an average of $350 per time performed $17,525
an average of $116 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
142
times performed,
3% of his services

13th 26th

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

138
patients got this service, 47% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,352an average of $45 per time performed $2,121
an average of $15 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
119
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 32nd

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

17
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 6.2)
$2,380an average of $20 per time performed $626
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient home visit, typically 60 minutes

Service Code: 99350
Performed in an office
75
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 117th

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

20
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
3.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.4)
$15,000an average of $200 per time performed $10,419
an average of $139 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
71
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 84th

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

27
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$9,720an average of $137 per time performed $3,614
an average of $51 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of tendon sheath, ligament, or muscle membrane +

Injections of tendon sheath, ligament, or muscle membrane ×

Service Code: 20550
Performed in an office
66
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 258th

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

48
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$9,900an average of $150 per time performed $3,124
an average of $47 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) of the trunk, ... +

Removal of growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) of the trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 11401
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.47% of his services

18th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

22
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,250an average of $250 per time performed $3,235
an average of $129 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of the trunk, ... +

Removal of growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of the trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 11402
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.45% of his services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

21
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,560an average of $190 per time performed $3,419
an average of $142 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
22
times performed,
0.41% of his services

20th 2nd

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

19
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$3,080an average of $140 per time performed $2,063
an average of $94 per time performed
medical
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Removal of impact ear wax, one ear

Service Code: 69210
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.37% of his services

21st 78th

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

19
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,000an average of $100 per time performed $812
an average of $41 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Demonstration and/or evaluation of patient use of aerosol... +

Demonstration and/or evaluation of patient use of aerosol generator, nebulizer, metered dose inhaler or intermittent positive pressure breathing (ippb) device ×

Service Code: 94664
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.37% of his services

22nd 192nd

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

14
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$800an average of $40 per time performed $295
an average of $15 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of small joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of small joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20600
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.34% of his services

23rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,090an average of $116 per time performed $757
an average of $42 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.32% of his services

24th 56th

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

14
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$255an average of $15 per time performed $51
an average of $3 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 (fluzone) ×

Service Code: Q2038
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.21% of his services

25th 43rd

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

11
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$495an average of $45 per time performed $130
an average of $12 per time performed

Office Visits

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

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Joseph T Farnese
Average for Internal Medicine Providers in New Jersey

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 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.

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