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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, $995 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 59 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
455
Rank: 75th
out of 276 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
37,264
Rank: 69th
out of 276 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
81.9 This Provider
Avg 59.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$609K
Rank: 74th
out of 276 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$1,338 This Provider
Avg $995

Note: About 75% of this provider’s Medicare payments were for drugs administered in her office.
This is intended to reimburse the provider for purchasing the drugs, plus an additional percentage for overhead.

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 42 different services in 2015
(22 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 infliximab, 10 mg

Service Code: J1745
Performed in an office
2,890
times performed,
8% of her services

1st 4th

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
5.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.9)
$375,700.00an average of $130.00 per time performed $173,139.90
an average of $59.91 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, denosumab, 1 mg

Service Code: J0897
Performed in an office
2,160
times performed,
6% of her services

2nd 5th

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

23
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$60,890.40an average of $28.19 per time performed $24,580.80
an average of $11.38 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
1,218
times performed,
3% of her services

3rd 6th

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

425
patients got this service, 93% of her patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$194,867.82an average of $159.99 per time performed $92,153.88
an average of $75.66 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
404
times performed,
1% of her services

4th 8th

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

49
patients got this service, 11% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$2,003.84an average of $4.96 per time performed $553.48
an average of $1.37 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein

Service Code: 96415
Performed in an office
186
times performed,
0.5% of her services

5th 22nd

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

17
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
4.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.4)
$12,090.00an average of $65.00 per time performed $4,164.54
an average of $22.39 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Bone density measurement using dedicated x-ray machine

Service Code: 77080
Performed in an office
164
times performed,
0.44% of her services

6th 44th

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

163
patients got this service, 36% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$34,440.00an average of $210.00 per time performed $6,732.20
an average of $41.05 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein up to 1 hour

Service Code: 96413
Performed in an office
160
times performed,
0.43% of her services

7th 17th

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

27
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
5.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.3)
$45,600.00an average of $285.00 per time performed $16,995.20
an average of $106.22 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Non-hormonal anti-neoplastic chemotherapy beneath the ski... +

Non-hormonal anti-neoplastic chemotherapy beneath the skin or into muscle ×

Service Code: 96401
Performed in an office
127
times performed,
0.34% of her services

8th 21st

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

32
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$25,400.00an average of $200.00 per time performed $7,539.99
an average of $59.37 per time performed
drug

Injection, zoledronic acid, 1 mg

Service Code: J3489
Performed in an office
110
times performed,
0.3% of her services

9th 57th

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

22
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$22,000.00an average of $200.00 per time performed $2,961.20
an average of $26.92 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
109
times performed,
0.29% of her services

10th 19th

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

65
patients got this service, 14% of her patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$21,709.53an average of $199.17 per time performed $4,950.78
an average of $45.42 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
70
times performed,
0.19% of her services

11th 26th

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

70
patients got this service, 15% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$17,600.10an average of $251.43 per time performed $8,474.90
an average of $121.07 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
58
times performed,
0.16% of her services

12th 58th

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

57
patients got this service, 13% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,900.00an average of $50.00 per time performed $1,462.76
an average of $25.22 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
49
times performed,
0.13% of her services

13th 29th

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

41
patients got this service, 9% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,225.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $259.70
an average of $5.30 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 (afluria) ×

Service Code: Q2035
Performed in an office
47
times performed,
0.13% of her services

14th 188th

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

47
patients got this service, 10% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,350.00an average of $50.00 per time performed $590.32
an average of $12.56 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
42
times performed,
0.11% of her services

15th 11th

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

23
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$420.00an average of $10.00 per time performed $123.48
an average of $2.94 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Infusion, normal saline solution , 250 cc

Service Code: J7050
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.11% of her services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

17
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,000.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $14.00
an average of $0.35 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
31
times performed,
0.08% of her services

17th 66th

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

31
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,850.00an average of $350.00 per time performed $4,730.60
an average of $152.60 per time performed
medical
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
23
times performed,
0.06% of her services

18th 73rd

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

23
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$5,750.00an average of $250.00 per time performed $1,276.50
an average of $55.50 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Hydration infusion into a vein

Service Code: 96361
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.05% of her services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

17
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$600.00an average of $30.00 per time performed $244.20
an average of $12.21 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
19
times performed,
0.05% of her services

20th 23rd

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

18
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$2,090.00an average of $110.00 per time performed $362.33
an average of $19.07 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.

Padma Rao Chimata
Average for Rheumatology Providers in Texas

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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