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This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $418 per patient in 2013.
They performed about 10 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
842
Rank: 4th
out of 55 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
10,252
Rank: 7th
out of 55 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
12.2 This Provider
Avg 10.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$464K
Rank: 5th
out of 55 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$551 This Provider
Avg $418

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 Pain Medicine Providers in North Carolina

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 33 different services in 2013
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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, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specif... +

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

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
4,309
times performed,
42% of his services

1st 6th

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

354
patients got this service, 42% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$21,674an average of $5 per time performed $5,903
an average of $1 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
2,169
times performed,
21% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

698
patients got this service, 83% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$377,406an average of $174 per time performed $103,830
an average of $48 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
474
times performed,
5% of his services

3rd 8th

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

416
patients got this service, 49% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$149,310an average of $315 per time performed $45,589
an average of $96 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
401
times performed,
4% of his services

4th 26th

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

358
patients got this service, 43% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$126,315an average of $315 per time performed $7,775
an average of $19 per time performed
drug
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
253
times performed,
2% of his services

5th 13th

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

164
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$10,120an average of $40 per time performed $58
an average of $0 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of lower or sacral spine nerve root using imagi... +

Injection of lower or sacral spine nerve root using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64483
Performed in an office
252
times performed,
2% of his services

6th 36th

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

151
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$308,176an average of $1,223 per time performed $47,598
an average of $189 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
247
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 25th

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

144
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$44,460an average of $180 per time performed $16,677
an average of $68 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of each additional lower or sacral spinal facet... +

Injection of each additional lower or sacral spinal facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64636
Performed in an office
237
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 57th

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

52
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$250,426an average of $1,057 per time performed $29,281
an average of $124 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of lower or sacral spine nerve root using imagi... +

Injection of lower or sacral spine nerve root using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64484
Performed in an office
230
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 56th

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

136
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$284,025an average of $1,235 per time performed $18,073
an average of $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
229
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 27th

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

229
patients got this service, 27% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$82,440an average of $360 per time performed $25,401
an average of $111 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of diagnostic or therapeutic substances into up... +

Injection of diagnostic or therapeutic substances into upper or middle spine ×

Service Code: 62311
Performed in an office
147
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 28th

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

90
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$154,350an average of $1,050 per time performed $21,625
an average of $147 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of lower spine facet joint using imaging guidance +

Injection of lower spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64493
Performed in an office
128
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 47th

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

70
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$196,876an average of $1,538 per time performed $24,493
an average of $191 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of lower spine facet joint using imaging guidance +

Injection of lower spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64494
Performed in an office
128
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 52nd

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

70
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$196,876an average of $1,538 per time performed $12,242
an average of $96 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of lower spine facet joint using imaging guidance +

Injection of lower spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64495
Performed in an office
126
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 82nd

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

69
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$193,725an average of $1,538 per time performed $12,088
an average of $96 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
125
times performed,
1% of his services

15th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

59
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$39,375an average of $315 per time performed $1,863
an average of $15 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of diagnostic or therapeutic substances into lo... +

Injection of diagnostic or therapeutic substances into lower spine ×

Service Code: 62310
Performed in an office
98
times performed,
0.96% of his services

16th 64th

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

61
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$102,900an average of $1,050 per time performed $16,706
an average of $170 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
88
times performed,
0.86% of his services

17th 54th

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

75
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$8,874an average of $101 per time performed $2,310
an average of $26 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of lower or sacral spinal facet joint nerve usi... +

Injection of lower or sacral spinal facet joint nerve using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64635
Performed in an office
84
times performed,
0.82% of his services

18th 74th

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

52
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$88,725an average of $1,056 per time performed $24,604
an average of $293 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of each additional lower or sacral spinal facet... +

Injection of each additional lower or sacral spinal facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64636
Performed in a facility
56
times performed,
0.55% of his services

19th 60th

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: 1.2)
$58,800an average of $1,050 per time performed $2,447
an average of $44 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of each additional upper or middle spinal facet... +

Injection of each additional upper or middle spinal facet joint nerve using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64634
Performed in an office
46
times performed,
0.45% of his services

20th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$48,300an average of $1,050 per time performed $6,315
an average of $137 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 a facility
39
times performed,
0.38% of his services

21st 21st

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

26
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$7,020an average of $180 per time performed $847
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of lower or sacral spine nerve root using imagi... +

Injection of lower or sacral spine nerve root using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64483
Performed in a facility
35
times performed,
0.34% of his services

22nd 51st

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

25
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$45,150an average of $1,290 per time performed $3,165
an average of $90 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of lower or sacral spine nerve root using imagi... +

Injection of lower or sacral spine nerve root using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64484
Performed in a facility
34
times performed,
0.33% of his services

23rd 84th

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

24
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$43,592an average of $1,282 per time performed $1,594
an average of $47 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration or injection of large joint or joint capsule

Service Code: 20610
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.32% of his services

24th 49th

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

24
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$9,875an average of $299 per time performed $1,660
an average of $50 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of upper or middle spine facet joint using imag... +

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

Service Code: 64490
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.26% of his services

25th 91st

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

15
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 $1,517 per time performed $5,648
an average of $209 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of upper or middle spine facet joint using imag... +

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

Service Code: 64491
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.26% of his services

26th 94th

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

15
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 $1,517 per time performed $2,814
an average of $104 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of upper or middle spine facet joint using imag... +

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

Service Code: 64492
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.25% of his services

27th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$39,375an average of $1,514 per time performed $2,713
an average of $104 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of diagnostic or therapeutic substances into lo... +

Injection of diagnostic or therapeutic substances into lower spine ×

Service Code: 62310
Performed in a facility
20
times performed,
0.2% of his services

28th 61st

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$21,000an average of $1,050 per time performed $1,463
an average of $73 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of lower spine facet joint using imaging guidance +

Injection of lower spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64493
Performed in a facility
20
times performed,
0.2% of his services

29th 45th

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$29,925an average of $1,496 per time performed $1,981
an average of $99 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of lower spine facet joint using imaging guidance +

Injection of lower spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64494
Performed in a facility
20
times performed,
0.2% of his services

30th 48th

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$29,925an average of $1,496 per time performed $1,117
an average of $56 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of lower spine facet joint using imaging guidance +

Injection of lower spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64495
Performed in a facility
20
times performed,
0.2% of his services

31st 81st

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$29,925an average of $1,496 per time performed $1,131
an average of $57 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of diagnostic or therapeutic substances into up... +

Injection of diagnostic or therapeutic substances into upper or middle spine ×

Service Code: 62311
Performed in a facility
19
times performed,
0.19% of his services

32nd 23rd

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$19,950an average of $1,050 per time performed $1,193
an average of $63 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of lower or sacral spinal facet joint nerve usi... +

Injection of lower or sacral spinal facet joint nerve using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64635
Performed in a facility
19
times performed,
0.19% of his services

33rd 80th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$19,950an average of $1,050 per time performed $3,090
an average of $163 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
17
times performed,
0.17% of his services

34th 83rd

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,072an average of $240 per time performed $1,131
an average of $67 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of upper or middle spinal facet joint nerve usi... +

Injection of upper or middle spinal facet joint nerve using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64633
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.16% of his services

35th 111th

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: 1.4)
$16,800an average of $1,050 per time performed $4,756
an average of $297 per time performed

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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