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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $130 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 2 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
849
Rank: 10th
out of 841 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
9,831
Rank: 7th
out of 841 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
11.6 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 1.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$401K
Rank: 6th
out of 841 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$473 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $130

Office Visits

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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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Viren D. Desai
Average for Anesthesiology Providers in North Carolina

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 patients within 30 days before or after this provider, from Jan. 2012 to June 2013.

Patients saw before

Viren D. Desai

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 21 different services in 2012
CATEGORY
Description of Service
Times Performed (or Units) This Service's Rank Patients Unique Visits
Per Patient
Billed to Medicare Payments from Medicare
DRUGS

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specif... +

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specified, 10 mg ×

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
4,044
times performed,
41% of his services

1st 2nd

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

361
patients got this service, 43% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$20,220an average of $5 per time performed $4,044
an average of $1 per time performed
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
2,408
times performed,
24% of his services

2nd 4th

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

714
patients got this service, 84% of his patients
3.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$418,992an average of $174 per time performed $115,584
an average of $48 per time performed
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
733
times performed,
7% of his services

3rd 22nd

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

595
patients got this service, 70% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$230,895an average of $315 per time performed $14,660
an average of $20 per time performed
TEMPORARY CODES

Low osmolar contrast material, 200-299 mg/ml iodine conce... +

Low osmolar contrast material, 200-299 mg/ml iodine concentration, per ml ×

Service Code: Q9966
Performed in an office
315
times performed,
3% of his services

4th 13th

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

208
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$12,600an average of $40 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
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
274
times performed,
3% of his services

5th 40th

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

156
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$330,170an average of $1,205 per time performed $53,704
an average of $196 per time performed
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
245
times performed,
2% of his services

6th 99th

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

142
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$297,185an average of $1,213 per time performed $21,070
an average of $86 per time performed
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
240
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 74th

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

200
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$24,240an average of $101 per time performed $7,200
an average of $30 per time performed
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
235
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 102nd

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

47
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$246,750an average of $1,050 per time performed $31,725
an average of $135 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Fluoroscopic guidance for spine or spinal canal injection +

Fluoroscopic guidance for spine or spinal canal injection ×

Service Code: 77003
Performed in an office
218
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 18th

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

140
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$39,240an average of $180 per time performed $10,464
an average of $48 per time performed
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
211
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 51st

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

210
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$75,749an average of $359 per time performed $23,210
an average of $110 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into lower or sacral spine

Service Code: 62311
Performed in an office
142
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 23rd

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

95
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$149,100an average of $1,050 per time performed $21,016
an average of $148 per time performed
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
105
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 91st

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

66
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$163,275an average of $1,555 per time performed $19,635
an average of $187 per time performed
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
104
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 94th

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

65
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$161,720an average of $1,555 per time performed $10,192
an average of $98 per time performed
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
103
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 105th

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

65
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$160,680an average of $1,560 per time performed $10,300
an average of $100 per time performed
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
84
times performed,
0.85% of his services

15th 57th

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

44
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$26,460an average of $315 per time performed $1,260
an average of $15 per time performed
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
82
times performed,
0.83% of his services

16th 124th

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

47
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$86,100an average of $1,050 per time performed $26,158
an average of $319 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into upper or middle spine

Service Code: 62310
Performed in an office
79
times performed,
0.8% of his services

17th 89th

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

54
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$82,950an average of $1,050 per time performed $13,588
an average of $172 per time performed
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
36
times performed,
0.37% of his services

18th 48th

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$42,516an average of $1,181 per time performed $3,060
an average of $85 per time performed
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 a facility
35
times performed,
0.36% of his services

19th 101st

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$40,950an average of $1,170 per time performed $1,540
an average of $44 per time performed
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
34
times performed,
0.35% of his services

20th 98th

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

23
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$9,248an average of $272 per time performed $1,598
an average of $47 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Fluoroscopic guidance for spine or spinal canal injection +

Fluoroscopic guidance for spine or spinal canal injection ×

Service Code: 77003
Performed in a facility
27
times performed,
0.27% of his services

21st 9th

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$4,860an average of $180 per time performed $594
an average of $22 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of upper or middle spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of upper or middle spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64490
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.2% of his services

22nd 151st

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$28,880an average of $1,444 per time performed $4,080
an average of $204 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of upper or middle spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of upper or middle spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64491
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.2% of his services

23rd 162nd

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$28,880an average of $1,444 per time performed $2,040
an average of $102 per time performed
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
20
times performed,
0.2% of his services

24th 97th

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,640an average of $232 per time performed $1,580
an average of $79 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into lower or sacral spine

Service Code: 62311
Performed in a facility
17
times performed,
0.17% of his services

25th 11th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$17,850an average of $1,050 per time performed $935
an average of $55 per time performed

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.

Notes: This provider has a self-reported specialty of "Pain Medicine." In some cases the self-reported specialty may differ from the specialty listed above, which comes from Medicare. Medicare redacted this data for any services provided to fewer than 11 patients.

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