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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, $324 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
1,231
Rank: 64th
out of 1,346 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
7,856
Rank: 43rd
out of 1,346 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
6.4 This Provider
Avg 6.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$341K
Rank: 40th
out of 1,346 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$277 This Provider
Avg $324

Note: About 21% of this provider’s Medicare payments were for drugs administered in his 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 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.

Individuals

CHARLES BURNS

MYRON PRAWAK

KAMAL SARADA

GIL HOANG

GUENADI AMOACHI

Organizations

WILKES BARRE HOSPITAL C...

GEISINGER WYOMING VALLE...

Patients saw before

MICHAEL RITTENBERG M.D.

Patients saw after

Individuals

CHARLES BURNS

KAMAL SARADA

GUENADI AMOACHI

MYRON PRAWAK

RONALD RICHTERMAN

Organizations

WILKES BARRE HOSPITAL C...

GEISINGER WYOMING VALLE...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 107 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
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81000
Performed in an office
2,134
times performed,
27% of his services

1st 49th

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

1,063
patients got this service, 86% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$32,010an average of $15 per time performed $8,984
an average of $4 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
817
times performed,
10% of his services

2nd 1st

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

661
patients got this service, 54% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$81,798an average of $100 per time performed $38,906
an average of $48 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
805
times performed,
10% of his services

3rd 18th

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

506
patients got this service, 41% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$64,513an average of $80 per time performed $23,506
an average of $29 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
414
times performed,
5% of his services

4th 16th

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

291
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$2,484an average of $6 per time performed $1,217
an average of $3 per time performed
drug
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Leuprolide acetate (for depot suspension), 7.5 mg

Service Code: J9217
Performed in an office
393
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 70th

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

40
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$245,625an average of $625 per time performed $67,458
an average of $172 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
329
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 2nd

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

301
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$41,181an average of $125 per time performed $24,142
an average of $73 per time performed
medical
URINARY SYSTEM

Ultrasound measurement of bladder capacity after voiding +

Ultrasound measurement of bladder capacity after voiding ×

Service Code: 51798
Performed in an office
262
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 36th

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

198
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$28,820an average of $110 per time performed $3,283
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bacterial urine culture

Service Code: 87088
Performed in an office
230
times performed,
3% of his services

8th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

143
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,750an average of $25 per time performed $2,479
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
URINARY SYSTEM

Diagnostic examination of the bladder and bladder canal (... +

Diagnostic examination of the bladder and bladder canal (urethra) using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 52000
Performed in an office
206
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 79th

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

164
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$72,100an average of $350 per time performed $29,748
an average of $144 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Evaluation of antimicrobial drug (antibiotic, antifungal,... +

Evaluation of antimicrobial drug (antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral) ×

Service Code: 87184
Performed in an office
168
times performed,
2% of his services

10th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

109
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,200an average of $25 per time performed $1,549
an average of $9 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
166
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 125th

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

78
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$6,640an average of $40 per time performed $2,246
an average of $14 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Stool analysis for blood to screen for colon tumors

Service Code: 82270
Performed in an office
148
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 189th

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

148
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,480an average of $10 per time performed $481
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
URINARY SYSTEM

Removal of skin suture with change of bladder tube

Service Code: 51705
Performed in an office
135
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 357th

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

25
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
5.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.4)
$27,000an average of $200 per time performed $8,583
an average of $64 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Hormonal anti-neoplastic chemotherapy administration bene... +

Hormonal anti-neoplastic chemotherapy administration beneath the skin or into muscle ×

Service Code: 96402
Performed in an office
105
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 150th

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

40
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$7,875an average of $75 per time performed $2,465
an average of $23 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
104
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 42nd

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

104
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$18,720an average of $180 per time performed $11,804
an average of $114 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Imaging of abdomen

Service Code: 74010
Performed in an office
102
times performed,
1% of his services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

75
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,140an average of $70 per time performed $2,936
an average of $29 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99222
Performed in a facility
99
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 27th

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

92
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$14,850an average of $150 per time performed $10,502
an average of $106 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of abdomen, single view

Service Code: 74000
Performed in an office
94
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 334th

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

72
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$4,230an average of $45 per time performed $1,582
an average of $17 per time performed
medical
URINARY SYSTEM

Electronic assessment of bladder emptying

Service Code: 51741
Performed in an office
83
times performed,
1% of his services

19th 74th

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

78
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$10,375an average of $125 per time performed $784
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound of pelvis

Service Code: 76857
Performed in an office
79
times performed,
1% of his services

20th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

74
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,690an average of $110 per time performed $2,720
an average of $34 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Imaging guidance for procedure, up to 1 hour

Service Code: 76000
Performed in a facility
58
times performed,
0.74% of his services

21st 531st

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

42
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$5,800an average of $100 per time performed $382
an average of $7 per time performed
medical
URINARY SYSTEM

Insertion of stent in urinary duct (ureter) using an endo... +

Insertion of stent in urinary duct (ureter) using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 52332
Performed in a facility
51
times performed,
0.65% of his services

22nd 341st

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

39
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$40,800an average of $800 per time performed $3,821
an average of $75 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Catheterization for collection of specimen (s) (multiple ... +

Catheterization for collection of specimen (s) (multiple patients) ×

Service Code: P9615
Performed in an office
49
times performed,
0.62% of his services

23rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

33
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,450an average of $50 per time performed $144
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Application of chemical agent to excessive wound tissue

Service Code: 17250
Performed in an office
44
times performed,
0.56% of his services

24th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,400an average of $100 per time performed $1,206
an average of $27 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Imaging of urinary tract

Service Code: 74420
Performed in a facility
40
times performed,
0.51% of his services

25th 369th

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

29
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$6,000an average of $150 per time performed $575
an average of $14 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
28
times performed,
0.36% of his services

26th 25th

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

28
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,200an average of $150 per time performed $2,141
an average of $76 per time performed
medical
URINARY SYSTEM

Insertion of indwelling bladder catheter

Service Code: 51702
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.33% of his services

27th 315th

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

18
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$2,990an average of $115 per time performed $1,306
an average of $50 per time performed
medical
URINARY SYSTEM

Shock wave crushing of kidney stones

Service Code: 50590
Performed in a facility
19
times performed,
0.24% of his services

28th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$36,100an average of $1,900 per time performed $8,385
an average of $441 per time performed
medical
URINARY SYSTEM

Removal of foreign body, stone, or stent from bladder can... +

Removal of foreign body, stone, or stent from bladder canal (urethra) or bladder using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 52310
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.24% of his services

29th 545th

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

18
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,300an average of $700 per time performed $3,317
an average of $175 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound of rectum

Service Code: 76872
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.18% of his services

30th 353rd

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

12
patients got this service, 0.97% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,500an average of $250 per time performed $973
an average of $69 per time performed
medical
URINARY SYSTEM

Electro-removal of prostate through bladder canal (urethr... +

Electro-removal of prostate through bladder canal (urethra) with control of bleeding using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 52601
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.17% of his services

31st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$18,980an average of $1,460 per time performed $8,574
an average of $660 per time performed
medical
URINARY SYSTEM

Destruction and/or removal of (2.0 to 5.0 centimeters) me... +

Destruction and/or removal of (2.0 to 5.0 centimeters) medium growths of the bladder and bladder canal (urethra) using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 52235
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.15% of his services

32nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 0.97% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$15,840an average of $1,320 per time performed $2,598
an average of $216 per time performed
medical
MALE GENITAL SYSTEM

Biopsy of prostate gland

Service Code: 55700
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.15% of his services

33rd 556th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.89% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,600an average of $300 per time performed $1,972
an average of $164 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasonic guidance imaging supervision and interpretatio... +

Ultrasonic guidance imaging supervision and interpretation for insertion of needle ×

Service Code: 76942
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.15% of his services

34th 81st

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

11
patients got this service, 0.89% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$3,000an average of $250 per time performed $663
an average of $55 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.

Michael Harris Rittenberg
Average for Specialist Providers in Pennsylvania

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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