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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, $1,449 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 78 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
271
Rank: 52nd
out of 69 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
30,600
Rank: 28th
out of 69 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
112.9 This Provider
Avg 77.7
Total Paid
by Medicare
$776K
Rank: 22nd
out of 69 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$2,864 This Provider
Avg $1,449

Note: About 89% 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.

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 95 different services in 2015
(63 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 infliximab, 10 mg

Service Code: J1745
Performed in an office
5,175
times performed,
17% of his services

1st 3rd

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

19
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
5.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.6)
$465,750.00an average of $90.00 per time performed $310,241.25
an average of $59.95 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, denosumab, 1 mg

Service Code: J0897
Performed in an office
840
times performed,
3% of his services

2nd 6th

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

11
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$26,040.00an average of $31.00 per time performed $9,786.00
an average of $11.65 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
487
times performed,
2% of his services

3rd 8th

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

235
patients got this service, 87% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$64,284.00an average of $132.00 per time performed $22,324.08
an average of $45.84 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Infusion, normal saline solution , 250 cc

Service Code: J7050
Performed in an office
276
times performed,
0.9% of his services

4th 17th

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

37
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
3.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.4)
$5,500.68an average of $19.93 per time performed $85.56
an average of $0.31 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
259
times performed,
0.85% of his services

5th 27th

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

151
patients got this service, 56% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$7,021.49an average of $27.11 per time performed $3,152.03
an average of $12.17 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, p... +

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, platelets), automated test ×

Service Code: 85025
Performed in an office
246
times performed,
0.8% of his services

6th 10th

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

145
patients got this service, 54% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$5,168.46an average of $21.01 per time performed $2,418.18
an average of $9.83 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein up to 1 hour

Service Code: 96413
Performed in an office
240
times performed,
0.78% of his services

7th 12th

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

39
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
6.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.9)
$66,720.00an average of $278.00 per time performed $22,300.80
an average of $92.92 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Measurement c-reactive protein for detection of infection... +

Measurement c-reactive protein for detection of infection or inflammation ×

Service Code: 86140
Performed in an office
237
times performed,
0.77% of his services

8th 22nd

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

137
patients got this service, 51% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$3,566.85an average of $15.05 per time performed $1,621.08
an average of $6.84 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation +

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation ×

Service Code: 85652
Performed in an office
236
times performed,
0.77% of his services

9th 29th

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

137
patients got this service, 51% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$2,131.08an average of $9.03 per time performed $844.88
an average of $3.58 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
222
times performed,
0.73% of his services

10th 9th

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

139
patients got this service, 51% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$1,998.00an average of $9.00 per time performed $648.24
an average of $2.92 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
149
times performed,
0.49% of his services

11th 18th

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

68
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$22,184.61an average of $148.89 per time performed $6,600.70
an average of $44.30 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
142
times performed,
0.46% of his services

12th 7th

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

99
patients got this service, 37% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$27,832.00an average of $196.00 per time performed $10,260.92
an average of $72.26 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
142
times performed,
0.46% of his services

13th 24th

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

68
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,698.00an average of $19.00 per time performed $386.24
an average of $2.72 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein

Service Code: 96415
Performed in an office
92
times performed,
0.3% of his services

14th 15th

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

17
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4)
$5,520.00an average of $60.00 per time performed $1,901.64
an average of $20.67 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of hand, 2 views

Service Code: 73120
Performed in an office
64
times performed,
0.21% of his services

15th 35th

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

34
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,328.00an average of $52.00 per time performed $918.40
an average of $14.35 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Rheumatoid factor level

Service Code: 86431
Performed in an office
45
times performed,
0.15% of his services

16th 51st

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

33
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$880.20an average of $19.56 per time performed $340.65
an average of $7.57 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Measurement of antibody for assessment of autoimmune diso... +

Measurement of antibody for assessment of autoimmune disorder ×

Service Code: 86235
Performed in an office
45
times performed,
0.15% of his services

17th 28th

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

19
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,345.85an average of $52.13 per time performed $1,076.40
an average of $23.92 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.12% of his services

18th 58th

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

22
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,013.84an average of $55.94 per time performed $731.52
an average of $20.32 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 20 mg

Service Code: J1020
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.12% of his services

19th 20th

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

18
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$342.00an average of $9.50 per time performed $77.40
an average of $2.15 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Measurement of antibody for rheumatoid arthritis assessment +

Measurement of antibody for rheumatoid arthritis assessment ×

Service Code: 86200
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.1% of his services

20th 68th

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

32
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,184.00an average of $37.00 per time performed $539.20
an average of $16.85 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Analysis of substance using immunoassay technique

Service Code: 83516
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.09% of his services

21st 60th

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

18
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$957.00an average of $33.00 per time performed $446.31
an average of $15.39 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Uric acid level, blood

Service Code: 84550
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.09% of his services

22nd 59th

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

17
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$594.00an average of $22.00 per time performed $136.62
an average of $5.06 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Vitamin d-3 level

Service Code: 82306
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.08% of his services

23rd 40th

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

25
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,184.00an average of $84.00 per time performed $1,026.48
an average of $39.48 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.08% of his services

24th 73rd

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

25
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,125.00an average of $45.00 per time performed $581.50
an average of $23.26 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of both knees, standing, front to back view

Service Code: 73565
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.07% of his services

25th 105th

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

22
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,430.00an average of $65.00 per time performed $524.48
an average of $23.84 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Measurement of dna antibody

Service Code: 86225
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.07% of his services

26th 70th

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

22
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$975.04an average of $44.32 per time performed $403.04
an average of $18.32 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of both hips minimum 2 views

Service Code: 73520
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.07% of his services

27th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

21
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,092.00an average of $52.00 per time performed $576.87
an average of $27.47 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle

Service Code: 90662
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.07% of his services

28th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

20
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$800.00an average of $40.00 per time performed $706.00
an average of $35.30 per time performed
medical

Bone density measurement using dedicated x-ray machine

Service Code: 77085
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.06% of his services

29th 66th

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

19
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,620.07an average of $190.53 per time performed $642.77
an average of $33.83 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Measurement of dna antibody

Service Code: 86226
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.06% of his services

30th 77th

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

18
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,461.96an average of $81.22 per time performed $290.70
an average of $16.15 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Non-hormonal anti-neoplastic chemotherapy beneath the ski... +

Non-hormonal anti-neoplastic chemotherapy beneath the skin or into muscle ×

Service Code: 96401
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.06% of his services

31st 23rd

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

14
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$2,346.00an average of $138.00 per time performed $812.43
an average of $47.79 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.04% of his services

32nd 92nd

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

11
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$767.00an average of $59.00 per time performed $231.53
an average of $17.81 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.

William M Edwards
Average for Rheumatology Providers in South Carolina

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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