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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $844 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 73 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
626
Rank: 46th
out of 214 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
35,886
Rank: 91st
out of 214 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
57.3 This Provider
Avg 72.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$807K
Rank: 47th
out of 214 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$1,290 This Provider
Avg $844

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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Colleen S. Austin
Average for Hematology/Oncology Providers in Georgia

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

Colleen S. Austin

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 44 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, fosaprepitant (emend), 1 mg

Service Code: J1453
Performed in an office
8,400
times performed,
23% of her services

1st 2nd

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.6)
$42,000an average of $5 per time performed $8,400
an average of $1 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, denosumab (prolia, xgeva), 1 mg

Service Code: J0897
Performed in an office
7,500
times performed,
21% of her services

2nd 7th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
5.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3)
$225,000an average of $30 per time performed $82,500
an average of $11 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 1mg

Service Code: J1100
Performed in an office
3,196
times performed,
9% of her services

3rd 5th

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

44
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
5.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.6)
$6,392an average of $2 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, epoetin alfa, (for non-end-stage renal disease... +

Injection, epoetin alfa, (for non-end-stage renal disease use), 1000 units ×

Service Code: J0885
Performed in an office
3,080
times performed,
9% of her services

4th 6th

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

23
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.2)
$77,000an average of $25 per time performed $24,640
an average of $8 per time performed
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Injection, trastuzumab (herceptin), 10 mg

Service Code: J9355
Performed in an office
2,646
times performed,
7% of her services

5th Alert

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
6.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$238,140an average of $90 per time performed $156,114
an average of $59 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, immune globulin, (octagam), intravenous, non-l... +

Injection, immune globulin, (octagam), intravenous, non-lyophilized (e.g. liquid), 500 mg ×

Service Code: J1568
Performed in an office
1,850
times performed,
5% of her services

6th Alert

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$185,000an average of $100 per time performed $61,050
an average of $33 per time performed
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
1,496
times performed,
4% of her services

7th 8th

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

506
patients got this service, 81% of her patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4)
$71,808an average of $48 per time performed $16,456
an average of $11 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, palonosetron hydrochloride, 25 mcg

Service Code: J2469
Performed in an office
1,210
times performed,
3% of her services

8th 10th

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

27
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
4.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.3)
$52,030an average of $43 per time performed $18,150
an average of $15 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, granisetron hydrochloride, 100 mcg

Service Code: J1626
Performed in an office
1,130
times performed,
3% of her services

9th 21st

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

21
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
5.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.3)
$50,850an average of $45 per time performed $1,130
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
845
times performed,
2% of her services

10th 18th

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

399
patients got this service, 64% of her patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$84,500an average of $100 per time performed $43,940
an average of $52 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion into a vein for therapy prevention or diagnosis ... +

Infusion into a vein for therapy prevention or diagnosis additional sequential infusion up to 1 hour ×

Service Code: 96367
Performed in an office
736
times performed,
2% of her services

11th 23rd

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

69
patients got this service, 11% of her patients
5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.4)
$66,976an average of $91 per time performed $19,136
an average of $26 per time performed
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
621
times performed,
2% of her services

12th 12th

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

324
patients got this service, 52% of her patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.2)
$9,315an average of $15 per time performed $1,863
an average of $3 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein up to 1 hour

Service Code: 96413
Performed in an office
362
times performed,
1% of her services

13th 27th

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

66
patients got this service, 11% of her patients
5.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.3)
$135,388an average of $374 per time performed $39,820
an average of $110 per time performed
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
301
times performed,
0.84% of her services

14th 17th

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

93
patients got this service, 15% of her patients
3.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$45,451an average of $151 per time performed $24,682
an average of $82 per time performed
DRUGS

Unclassified drugs

Service Code: J3490
Performed in an office
226
times performed,
0.63% of her services

15th 60th

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

24
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
4.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4)
$904an average of $4 per time performed $226
an average of $1 per time performed
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
203
times performed,
0.57% of her services

16th 33rd

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

61
patients got this service, 10% of her patients
3.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$27,608an average of $136 per time performed $11,368
an average of $56 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, zoledronic acid, 1 mg

Service Code: J3487
Performed in an office
196
times performed,
0.55% of her services

17th 41st

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
4.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.2)
$78,400an average of $400 per time performed $35,280
an average of $180 per time performed
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
163
times performed,
0.45% of her services

18th 24th

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

54
patients got this service, 9% of her patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.1)
$6,357an average of $39 per time performed $3,097
an average of $19 per time performed
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Injection, rituximab (rituxan), 100 mg

Service Code: J9310
Performed in an office
161
times performed,
0.45% of her services

19th 40th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$120,750an average of $750 per time performed $83,237
an average of $517 per time performed
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
124
times performed,
0.35% of her services

20th 59th

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

65
patients got this service, 10% of her patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$4,464an average of $36 per time performed $1,984
an average of $16 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, diphenhydramine hydrochloride, up to 50 mg

Service Code: J1200
Performed in an office
123
times performed,
0.34% of her services

21st 38th

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

32
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
3.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.8)
$615an average of $5 per time performed $123
an average of $1 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosis +

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosis ×

Service Code: 96366
Performed in an office
121
times performed,
0.34% of her services

22nd 50th

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$6,655an average of $55 per time performed $2,057
an average of $17 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein

Service Code: 96415
Performed in an office
118
times performed,
0.33% of her services

23rd 36th

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

28
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.4)
$9,794an average of $83 per time performed $2,950
an average of $25 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion of different chemotherapy drug or substance into... +

Infusion of different chemotherapy drug or substance into a vein up to 1 hour ×

Service Code: 96417
Performed in an office
106
times performed,
0.3% of her services

24th 46th

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

23
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
4.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.6)
$19,292an average of $182 per time performed $6,042
an average of $57 per time performed
MEDICINE

Injection of different drug or substance into a vein for ... +

Injection of different drug or substance into a vein for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96375
Performed in an office
101
times performed,
0.28% of her services

25th 29th

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

23
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
3.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.9)
$5,858an average of $58 per time performed $1,818
an average of $18 per time performed
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
95
times performed,
0.26% of her services

26th 42nd

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

35
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$15,770an average of $166 per time performed $5,415
an average of $57 per time performed
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
93
times performed,
0.26% of her services

27th 104th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
5.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.6)
$9,207an average of $99 per time performed $2,325
an average of $25 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
87
times performed,
0.24% of her services

28th 35th

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

23
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
3.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.2)
$1,218an average of $14 per time performed $522
an average of $6 per time performed
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
78
times performed,
0.22% of her services

29th 90th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
5.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.3)
$10,920an average of $140 per time performed $4,446
an average of $57 per time performed
MEDICINE

Hydration infusion into a vein

Service Code: 96361
Performed in an office
60
times performed,
0.17% of her services

30th 48th

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

22
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$2,580an average of $43 per time performed $720
an average of $12 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
59
times performed,
0.16% of her services

31st 44th

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

35
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$4,130an average of $70 per time performed $1,947
an average of $33 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, pegfilgrastim, 6 mg

Service Code: J2505
Performed in an office
55
times performed,
0.15% of her services

32nd 76th

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$220,000an average of $4,000 per time performed $123,640
an average of $2,248 per time performed
MEDICINE

Hydration infusion into a vein 31 minutes to 1 hour

Service Code: 96360
Performed in an office
50
times performed,
0.14% of her services

33rd 73rd

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

22
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$6,800an average of $136 per time performed $2,250
an average of $45 per time performed
DRUGS

Infusion, normal saline solution , 1000 cc

Service Code: J7030
Performed in an office
49
times performed,
0.14% of her services

34th 64th

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

22
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$735an average of $15 per time performed $49
an average of $1 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
34
times performed,
0.09% of her services

35th 121st

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

34
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,916an average of $174 per time performed $2,618
an average of $77 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99231
Performed in a facility
33
times performed,
0.09% of her services

36th 62nd

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

18
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$3,069an average of $93 per time performed $1,023
an average of $31 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion of different chemotherapy drug or substance into... +

Infusion of different chemotherapy drug or substance into a vein ×

Service Code: 96411
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.08% of her services

37th 79th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4)
$4,437an average of $153 per time performed $1,450
an average of $50 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 30 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 30 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99221
Performed in a facility
24
times performed,
0.07% of her services

38th 122nd

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

24
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,256an average of $219 per time performed $1,848
an average of $77 per time performed
TEMPORARY CODES

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered t... +

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered to individuals 3 years of age and older, for intramuscular use (fluvirin) ×

Service Code: Q2037
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.07% of her services

39th 135th

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

24
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$600an average of $25 per time performed $336
an average of $14 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
23
times performed,
0.06% of her services

40th 84th

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

23
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,957an average of $259 per time performed $2,875
an average of $125 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.06% of her services

41st 98th

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

23
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$575an average of $25 per time performed $552
an average of $24 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, more than 30 minutes

Service Code: 99239
Performed in a facility
19
times performed,
0.05% of her services

42nd 133rd

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$3,800an average of $200 per time performed $1,577
an average of $83 per time performed
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
18
times performed,
0.05% of her services

43rd 89th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,292an average of $294 per time performed $1,926
an average of $107 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, vitamin b-12 cyanocobalamin, up to 1000 mcg

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.05% of her services

44th 47th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.8)
$90an average of $5 per time performed $0
an average of $0 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 "Hematology & Oncology." 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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