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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $755 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 13 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
421
Rank: 15th
out of 35 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
3,935
Rank: 17th
out of 35 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
9.3 This Provider
Avg 13.3
Total Paid
by Medicare
$226K
Rank: 18th
out of 35 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$537 This Provider
Avg $755

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 65 different services in 2015
(39 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
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
483
times performed,
12% of his services

1st 2nd

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

262
patients got this service, 62% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$99,546.30an average of $206.10 per time performed $38,553.06
an average of $79.82 per time performed
medical
DRUGS

Unclassified drugs

Service Code: J3490
Performed in an office
353
times performed,
9% of his services

2nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

32
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,175.49an average of $3.33 per time performed $328.29
an average of $0.93 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

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

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

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
277
times performed,
7% of his services

3rd 3rd

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

119
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$1,440.40an average of $5.20 per time performed $379.49
an average of $1.37 per time performed
medical
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
274
times performed,
7% of his services

4th 29th

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

144
patients got this service, 34% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$159,552.94an average of $582.31 per time performed $29,479.66
an average of $107.59 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
251
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 32nd

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

118
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$75,300.00an average of $300.00 per time performed $6,018.98
an average of $23.98 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
214
times performed,
5% of his services

6th 39th

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

77
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$102,405.42an average of $478.53 per time performed $10,047.30
an average of $46.95 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
188
times performed,
5% of his services

7th 15th

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

188
patients got this service, 45% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$64,427.60an average of $342.70 per time performed $21,202.64
an average of $112.78 per time performed
medical

Aspiration and/or injection of major joint or joint capsu... +

Aspiration and/or injection of major joint or joint capsule with recording and reporting using ultrasound guidance ×

Service Code: 20611
Performed in an office
172
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 55th

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

91
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$41,845.88an average of $243.29 per time performed $12,968.80
an average of $75.40 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typically 40 minutes ×

Service Code: 99215
Performed in an office
150
times performed,
4% of his services

9th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

97
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$44,977.50an average of $299.85 per time performed $16,267.50
an average of $108.45 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of trigger points in 3 or more muscles

Service Code: 20553
Performed in an office
124
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 48th

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

42
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$18,870.32an average of $152.18 per time performed $5,766.00
an average of $46.50 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into upper or middle spine

Service Code: 62310
Performed in a facility
83
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 74th

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

39
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$21,098.60an average of $254.20 per time performed $7,027.61
an average of $84.67 per time performed
medical
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 a facility
73
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 58th

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

28
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$18,414.25an average of $252.25 per time performed $3,525.90
an average of $48.30 per time performed
medical
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
66
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 45th

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

41
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$15,234.78an average of $230.83 per time performed $2,718.54
an average of $41.19 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injection procedure into sacroiliac joint for anesthetic ... +

Injection procedure into sacroiliac joint for anesthetic or steroid ×

Service Code: 27096
Performed in a facility
66
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 78th

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

33
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$28,525.20an average of $432.20 per time performed $5,436.42
an average of $82.37 per time performed
medical
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 a facility
65
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 60th

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

38
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$35,369.10an average of $544.14 per time performed $5,738.85
an average of $88.29 per time performed
medical
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 a facility
59
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 69th

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

33
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$33,766.88an average of $572.32 per time performed $10,087.82
an average of $170.98 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 6... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 60 minutes ×

Service Code: 99205
Performed in an office
58
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 66th

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

58
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$25,380.22an average of $437.59 per time performed $8,903.00
an average of $153.50 per time performed
medical
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 a facility
55
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 67th

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

31
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$11,278.85an average of $205.07 per time performed $3,028.30
an average of $55.06 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into lower or sacral spine

Service Code: 62311
Performed in a facility
40
times performed,
1% of his services

19th 54th

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

22
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$9,480.00an average of $237.00 per time performed $2,680.00
an average of $67.00 per time performed
medical
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 a facility
39
times performed,
0.99% of his services

20th 77th

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

22
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$7,622.94an average of $195.46 per time performed $2,077.92
an average of $53.28 per time performed
medical
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 a facility
29
times performed,
0.74% of his services

21st 79th

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

18
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$18,002.04an average of $620.76 per time performed $3,207.69
an average of $110.61 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of anesthetic agent, sciatic nerve

Service Code: 64445
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.58% of his services

22nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

15
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,231.47an average of $357.89 per time performed $2,524.71
an average of $109.77 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in a facility
23
times performed,
0.58% of his services

23rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$315.79an average of $13.73 per time performed $120.52
an average of $5.24 per time performed
medical
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 a facility
22
times performed,
0.56% of his services

24th 82nd

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$5,465.46an average of $248.43 per time performed $1,455.96
an average of $66.18 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Destruction of upper or middle spinal facet joint nerves ... +

Destruction of upper or middle spinal facet joint nerves using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64633
Performed in a facility
21
times performed,
0.53% of his services

25th 93rd

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

12
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$12,266.52an average of $584.12 per time performed $3,830.61
an average of $182.41 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
13
times performed,
0.33% of his services

26th 4th

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.9)
$1,707.94an average of $131.38 per time performed $469.30
an average of $36.10 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.

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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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