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, $533 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 9 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
1,020
Rank: 17th
out of 731 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
5,552
Rank: 137th
out of 731 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
5.4 This Provider
Avg 9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$1.19M
Rank: 11th
out of 731 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$1,164 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $533

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 83 different services in 2015
(44 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, midazolam hydrochloride, per 1 mg

Service Code: J2250
Performed in an office
550
times performed,
10% of his services

1st 33rd

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

216
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$2,750.00an average of $5.00 per time performed $55.00
an average of $0.10 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 35 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 35 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99233
Performed in a facility
488
times performed,
9% of his services

2nd 8th

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

227
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$122,000.00an average of $250.00 per time performed $39,366.96
an average of $80.67 per time performed
drug
TEMPORARY CODES

Low osmolar contrast material, 300-399 mg/ml iodine conce... +

Low osmolar contrast material, 300-399 mg/ml iodine concentration, per ml ×

Service Code: Q9967
Performed in an office
452
times performed,
8% of his services

3rd 1st

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

319
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$2,260.00an average of $5.00 per time performed $54.24
an average of $0.12 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
429
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 2nd

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

212
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.4)
$64,350.00an average of $150.00 per time performed $24,066.90
an average of $56.10 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Balloon dilation of narrowed or blocked vein, accessed th... +

Balloon dilation of narrowed or blocked vein, accessed through the skin ×

Service Code: 35476
Performed in an office
331
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 21st

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

216
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,986,000.00an average of $6,000.00 per time performed $312,507.03
an average of $944.13 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Radiological supervision and interpretation of balloon di... +

Radiological supervision and interpretation of balloon dilation of narrowed vein ×

Service Code: 75978
Performed in an office
318
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 23rd

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

207
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$381,600.00an average of $1,200.00 per time performed $33,825.66
an average of $106.37 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of needle and/or catheter for dialysis

Service Code: 36147
Performed in an office
312
times performed,
6% of his services

7th 19th

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

242
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$936,000.00an average of $3,000.00 per time performed $122,678.40
an average of $393.20 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scan of veins of both arms or legs including a... +

Ultrasound scan of veins of both arms or legs including assessment of compression and functional maneuvers ×

Service Code: 93970
Performed in an office
251
times performed,
5% of his services

8th 99th

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

237
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$287,400.02an average of $1,145.02 per time performed $38,375.39
an average of $152.89 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, fentanyl citrate, 0.1 mg

Service Code: J3010
Performed in an office
248
times performed,
4% of his services

9th 32nd

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

194
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,240.00an average of $5.00 per time performed $101.68
an average of $0.41 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 70 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 70 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99223
Performed in a facility
146
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 16th

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

133
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$87,600.00an average of $600.00 per time performed $22,675.26
an average of $155.31 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scan of veins of one arm or leg or limited inc... +

Ultrasound scan of veins of one arm or leg or limited including assessment of compression and functional maneuvers ×

Service Code: 93971
Performed in an office
125
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 145th

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

83
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$115,800.00an average of $926.40 per time performed $11,712.50
an average of $93.70 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Destruction of insufficient vein of arm or leg, accessed ... +

Destruction of insufficient vein of arm or leg, accessed through the skin ×

Service Code: 36475
Performed in an office
109
times performed,
2% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

77
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$817,500.00an average of $7,500.00 per time performed $131,093.21
an average of $1,202.69 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Radiological supervision and interpretation of imaging of... +

Radiological supervision and interpretation of imaging of artery of one arm or leg ×

Service Code: 75710
Performed in an office
99
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 42nd

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

83
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$99,000.00an average of $1,000.00 per time performed $11,582.01
an average of $116.99 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of catheter into chest or arm artery

Service Code: 36215
Performed in an office
95
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 49th

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

82
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$285,000.00an average of $3,000.00 per time performed $48,602.00
an average of $511.60 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Injection for x-ray imaging procedure on veins of arm or leg +

Injection for x-ray imaging procedure on veins of arm or leg ×

Service Code: 36005
Performed in an office
84
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 131st

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

45
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$84,000.00an average of $1,000.00 per time performed $16,343.88
an average of $194.57 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound of dialysis access

Service Code: 93990
Performed in an office
73
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 122nd

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

65
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$80,300.00an average of $1,100.00 per time performed $9,083.39
an average of $124.43 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Removal of central venous catheter for infusion

Service Code: 36589
Performed in an office
70
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 68th

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

69
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$35,000.00an average of $500.00 per time performed $8,675.80
an average of $123.94 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, clonidine hydrochloride, 1 mg

Service Code: J0735
Performed in an office
66
times performed,
1% of his services

18th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

30
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,880.30an average of $134.55 per time performed $968.88
an average of $14.68 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
65
times performed,
1% of his services

19th 6th

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

36
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$23,400.00an average of $360.00 per time performed $5,300.75
an average of $81.55 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Vessel mapping of vessels for hemodialysis access (servic... +

Vessel mapping of vessels for hemodialysis access (services for preoperative vessel mapping prior to creation of hemodialysis access using an autogenous hemodialysis conduit, including arterial inflow and venous outflow) ×

Service Code: G0365
Performed in an office
64
times performed,
1% of his services

20th 118th

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

33
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$64,000.00an average of $1,000.00 per time performed $9,921.92
an average of $155.03 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Fluoroscopic guidance for insertion, replacement or remov... +

Fluoroscopic guidance for insertion, replacement or removal of central venous access device ×

Service Code: 77001
Performed in an office
62
times performed,
1% of his services

21st 65th

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

58
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$24,800.00an average of $400.00 per time performed $3,320.10
an average of $53.55 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Catheter removal of blood clot from dialysis graft, acces... +

Catheter removal of blood clot from dialysis graft, accessed through the skin ×

Service Code: 36870
Performed in an office
60
times performed,
1% of his services

22nd 55th

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

48
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$330,000.00an average of $5,500.00 per time performed $68,787.60
an average of $1,146.46 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
54
times performed,
0.97% of his services

23rd 12th

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

42
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$11,556.00an average of $214.00 per time performed $3,007.26
an average of $55.69 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Radiological supervision and interpretation of imaging of... +

Radiological supervision and interpretation of imaging of major chest vein ×

Service Code: 75827
Performed in an office
50
times performed,
0.9% of his services

24th 124th

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

48
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$60,000.00an average of $1,200.00 per time performed $5,102.00
an average of $102.04 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, heparin sodium, per 1000 units

Service Code: J1644
Performed in an office
50
times performed,
0.9% of his services

25th 79th

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

24
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$250.00an average of $5.00 per time performed $7.50
an average of $0.15 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Balloon dilation of narrowed or blocked upper arm artery,... +

Balloon dilation of narrowed or blocked upper arm artery, accessed through the skin ×

Service Code: 35475
Performed in an office
45
times performed,
0.81% of his services

26th 58th

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

38
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$261,000.00an average of $5,800.00 per time performed $42,249.15
an average of $938.87 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Radiological supervision and interpretation of balloon di... +

Radiological supervision and interpretation of balloon dilation of narrowed artery ×

Service Code: 75962
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
0.77% of his services

27th 61st

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

37
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$51,600.00an average of $1,200.00 per time performed $4,620.78
an average of $107.46 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, cefazolin sodium, 500 mg

Service Code: J0690
Performed in an office
42
times performed,
0.76% of his services

28th 129th

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

21
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$420.00an average of $10.00 per time performed $28.56
an average of $0.68 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound guidance for accessing into blood vessel

Service Code: 76937
Performed in an office
41
times performed,
0.74% of his services

29th 102nd

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

38
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$6,999.93an average of $170.73 per time performed $1,025.00
an average of $25.00 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Radiological supervision and interpretation of imaging of... +

Radiological supervision and interpretation of imaging of artery-vein dialysis shunt ×

Service Code: 75791
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
0.67% of his services

30th 106th

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

34
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$61,790.00an average of $1,670.00 per time performed $9,206.34
an average of $248.82 per time performed
medical

Insertion of intravascular stents in vein, open or access... +

Insertion of intravascular stents in vein, open or accessed through the skin, with radiological supervision and interpretation ×

Service Code: 37238
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.65% of his services

31st 85th

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

33
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$360,000.00an average of $10,000.00 per time performed $116,314.92
an average of $3,230.97 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Replacement of central venous catheter

Service Code: 36581
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
0.63% of his services

32nd 80th

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

33
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$105,000.00an average of $3,000.00 per time performed $16,928.45
an average of $483.67 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of central venous catheter for infusion, patien... +

Insertion of central venous catheter for infusion, patient 5 years or older ×

Service Code: 36558
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.56% of his services

33rd 100th

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

30
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$77,500.00an average of $2,500.00 per time performed $17,198.18
an average of $554.78 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
28
times performed,
0.5% of his services

34th 29th

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

28
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$12,600.00an average of $450.00 per time performed $3,487.12
an average of $124.54 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Hemodialysis procedure with one physician evaluation

Service Code: 90935
Performed in a facility
26
times performed,
0.47% of his services

35th 11th

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

25
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$13,000.00an average of $500.00 per time performed $1,471.34
an average of $56.59 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
25
times performed,
0.45% of his services

36th 137th

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

25
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$5,000.00an average of $200.00 per time performed $1,297.25
an average of $51.89 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
25
times performed,
0.45% of his services

37th 27th

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.2)
$750.00an average of $30.00 per time performed $491.50
an average of $19.66 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound study of arteries of both arms and legs

Service Code: 93922
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.41% of his services

38th 76th

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

23
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$6,699.90an average of $291.30 per time performed $794.65
an average of $34.55 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.34% of his services

39th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$475.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $99.56
an average of $5.24 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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Saravanan Balamuthusamy
Average for Nephrology 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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