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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, $547 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 11 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
654
Rank: 5th
out of 59 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
5,650
Rank: 13th
out of 59 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
8.6 This Provider
Avg 11
Total Paid
by Medicare
$334K
Rank: 10th
out of 59 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$510 This Provider
Avg $547

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 73 different services in 2015
(31 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
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
989
times performed,
18% of his services

1st 2nd

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

375
patients got this service, 57% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$309,102.06an average of $312.54 per time performed $79,970.54
an average of $80.86 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
438
times performed,
8% of his services

2nd 25th

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

150
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$94,060.50an average of $214.75 per time performed $8,492.82
an average of $19.39 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Alcohol and/or substance (other than tobacco) abuse struc... +

Alcohol and/or substance (other than tobacco) abuse structured assessment (e.g., audit, dast), and brief intervention 15 to 30 minutes ×

Service Code: G0396
Performed in an office
433
times performed,
8% of his services

3rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

76
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
5.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$26,421.66an average of $61.02 per time performed $12,098.02
an average of $27.94 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 1mg

Service Code: J1100
Performed in an office
364
times performed,
6% of his services

4th 5th

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

32
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$163.80an average of $0.45 per time performed $43.68
an average of $0.12 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Chemical analysis using chromatography technique

Service Code: 82542
Performed in an office
306
times performed,
5% of his services

5th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

36
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$22,644.00an average of $74.00 per time performed $7,371.54
an average of $24.09 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
290
times performed,
5% of his services

6th 23rd

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

93
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$4,350.00an average of $15.00 per time performed $861.30
an average of $2.97 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
276
times performed,
5% of his services

7th 3rd

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

189
patients got this service, 29% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$83,523.12an average of $302.62 per time performed $14,570.04
an average of $52.79 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
267
times performed,
5% of his services

8th 18th

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

267
patients got this service, 41% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$152,438.31an average of $570.93 per time performed $33,321.60
an average of $124.80 per time performed
medical

Opiate(s), drug and metabolites, each procedure

Service Code: G6056
Performed in an office
261
times performed,
5% of his services

9th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

39
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$20,880.00an average of $80.00 per time performed $6,772.95
an average of $25.95 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower o... +

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower or sacral spine nerve root using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64483
Performed in an office
165
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 22nd

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

107
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$174,662.40an average of $1,058.56 per time performed $34,145.10
an average of $206.94 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
140
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 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, 7% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,423.60an average of $38.74 per time performed $2,639.00
an average of $18.85 per time performed
medical

Benzodiazepines

Service Code: G6031
Performed in an office
131
times performed,
2% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

39
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$9,956.00an average of $76.00 per time performed $3,231.77
an average of $24.67 per time performed
medical

Amphetamine or methamphetamine

Service Code: G6042
Performed in an office
131
times performed,
2% of his services

13th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

39
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,253.00an average of $63.00 per time performed $2,715.63
an average of $20.73 per time performed
medical

Barbiturates, not elsewhere specified

Service Code: G6043
Performed in an office
131
times performed,
2% of his services

14th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

39
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,157.00an average of $47.00 per time performed $1,945.35
an average of $14.85 per time performed
medical

Meprobamate

Service Code: G6052
Performed in an office
102
times performed,
2% of his services

15th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

36
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,344.00an average of $72.00 per time performed $2,397.00
an average of $23.50 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

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

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
89
times performed,
2% of his services

16th 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, 6% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$696.87an average of $7.83 per time performed $227.84
an average of $2.56 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
82
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 57th

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

47
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$29,546.24an average of $360.32 per time performed $3,885.16
an average of $47.38 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower o... +

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower or sacral spine nerve root using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64484
Performed in an office
66
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 32nd

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

43
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$30,211.50an average of $457.75 per time performed $4,580.40
an average of $69.40 per time performed
medical

Cocaine or metabolite

Service Code: G6044
Performed in an office
66
times performed,
1% of his services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

39
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,092.00an average of $62.00 per time performed $1,333.86
an average of $20.21 per time performed
medical

Methadone

Service Code: G6053
Performed in an office
66
times performed,
1% of his services

20th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

39
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,422.00an average of $67.00 per time performed $1,437.48
an average of $21.78 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ketorolac tromethamine, per 15 mg

Service Code: J1885
Performed in an office
60
times performed,
1% of his services

21st 40th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$69.00an average of $1.15 per time performed $26.40
an average of $0.44 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into lower or sacral spine

Service Code: 62311
Performed in an office
55
times performed,
0.97% of his services

22nd 36th

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

44
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$65,381.25an average of $1,188.75 per time performed $9,665.15
an average of $175.73 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Pcp drug level

Service Code: 83992
Performed in an office
52
times performed,
0.92% of his services

23rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

36
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,120.00an average of $60.00 per time performed $1,019.20
an average of $19.60 per time performed
medical

Gabapentin level

Service Code: 80171
Performed in an office
51
times performed,
0.9% of his services

24th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

36
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,754.00an average of $54.00 per time performed $901.68
an average of $17.68 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
48
times performed,
0.85% of his services

25th 41st

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

18
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$32,356.80an average of $674.10 per time performed $6,517.92
an average of $135.79 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into upper or middle spine

Service Code: 62310
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
0.65% of his services

26th 68th

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

28
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$40,380.69an average of $1,091.37 per time performed $6,753.98
an average of $182.54 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, magnesium sulfate, per 500 mg

Service Code: J3475
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.55% of his services

27th 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, 3% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$24.49an average of $0.79 per time performed $5.58
an average of $0.18 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
27
times performed,
0.48% of his services

28th 56th

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

27
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$15,742.62an average of $583.06 per time performed $2,228.04
an average of $82.52 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
27
times performed,
0.48% of his services

29th 14th

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

25
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$515.97an average of $19.11 per time performed $167.94
an average of $6.22 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 a facility
26
times performed,
0.46% of his services

30th 39th

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

24
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$12,090.00an average of $465.00 per time performed $629.46
an average of $24.21 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
25
times performed,
0.44% of his services

31st 59th

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

18
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$41,545.75an average of $1,661.83 per time performed $8,061.00
an average of $322.44 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
23
times performed,
0.41% of his services

32nd 44th

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$18,125.61an average of $788.07 per time performed $4,600.69
an average of $200.03 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
23
times performed,
0.41% of his services

33rd 45th

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$10,486.16an average of $455.92 per time performed $2,316.79
an average of $100.73 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of trigger points in 1 or 2 muscles

Service Code: 20552
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.35% of his services

34th 71st

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

17
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$7,427.80an average of $371.39 per time performed $778.00
an average of $38.90 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower o... +

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower or sacral spine nerve root using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64483
Performed in a facility
19
times performed,
0.34% of his services

35th 30th

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: 2.1)
$27,899.98an average of $1,468.42 per time performed $2,037.37
an average of $107.23 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: 64495
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.34% of his services

36th 58th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$7,911.22an average of $416.38 per time performed $1,945.03
an average of $102.37 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
18
times performed,
0.32% of his services

37th 67th

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: 1.6)
$17,249.94an average of $958.33 per time performed $2,554.38
an average of $141.91 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Drug screen, qualitative; multiple drug classes by high c... +

Drug screen, qualitative; multiple drug classes by high complexity test method (e.g., immunoassay, enzyme assay), per patient encounter ×

Service Code: G0431
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.27% of his services

38th 6th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$4,501.20an average of $300.08 per time performed $1,454.70
an average of $96.98 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Fluoroscopic guidance for insertion of needle

Service Code: 77002
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.27% of his services

39th 85th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$4,531.65an average of $302.11 per time performed $1,090.50
an average of $72.70 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
14
times performed,
0.25% of his services

40th 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, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$522.48an average of $37.32 per time performed $209.44
an average of $14.96 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
13
times performed,
0.23% of his services

41st 42nd

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$4,804.02an average of $369.54 per time performed $874.77
an average of $67.29 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Body fluid ph level

Service Code: 83986
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.23% of his services

42nd 15th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$117.00an average of $9.00 per time performed $62.01
an average of $4.77 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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