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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, $503 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
524
Rank: 11th
out of 32 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
3,072
Rank: 6th
out of 32 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
5.9 This Provider
Avg 4.7
Total Paid
by Medicare
$226K
Rank: 13th
out of 32 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$431 This Provider
Avg $503

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 66 different services in 2015
(42 were redacted as they were performed on less than 11 patients)

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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
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
524
times performed,
17% of his services

1st 1st

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

334
patients got this service, 64% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$66,024.00an average of $126.00 per time performed $26,000.88
an average of $49.62 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
484
times performed,
16% of his services

2nd 9th

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

237
patients got this service, 45% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$36,784.00an average of $76.00 per time performed $14,650.68
an average of $30.27 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
312
times performed,
10% of his services

3rd 5th

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

38
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$867.36an average of $2.78 per time performed $405.60
an average of $1.30 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of lower and sacral spine, 2 or 3 views

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
298
times performed,
10% of his services

4th 3rd

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

186
patients got this service, 35% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$31,555.22an average of $105.89 per time performed $7,026.84
an average of $23.58 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of pelvis, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 72170
Performed in an office
296
times performed,
10% of his services

5th 15th

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

283
patients got this service, 54% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$24,591.68an average of $83.08 per time performed $5,328.00
an average of $18.00 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of lower and sacral spine, minimum of 4 views

Service Code: 72110
Performed in an office
170
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 7th

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

169
patients got this service, 32% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$22,139.10an average of $130.23 per time performed $5,825.90
an average of $34.27 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Partial removal of spine bone with release of spinal cord... +

Partial removal of spine bone with release of spinal cord and/or nerves ×

Service Code: 63048
Performed in a facility
81
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 16th

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

49
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$89,748.00an average of $1,108.00 per time performed $13,365.81
an average of $165.01 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
62
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 39th

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

61
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$15,934.00an average of $257.00 per time performed $6,005.32
an average of $96.86 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
61
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 8th

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

61
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,535.71an average of $189.11 per time performed $4,686.63
an average of $76.83 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
60
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 2nd

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

57
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$11,400.00an average of $190.00 per time performed $4,461.00
an average of $74.35 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Partial removal of middle spine bone with release of spin... +

Partial removal of middle spine bone with release of spinal cord and/or nerves ×

Service Code: 63047
Performed in a facility
50
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 18th

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

50
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$229,994.00an average of $4,599.88 per time performed $38,188.00
an average of $763.76 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of spine of neck, 2 or 3 views

Service Code: 72040
Performed in an office
45
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 12th

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

37
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$4,500.00an average of $100.00 per time performed $1,023.75
an average of $22.75 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of trigger points in 1 or 2 muscles

Service Code: 20552
Performed in an office
42
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 23rd

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

32
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$5,124.00an average of $122.00 per time performed $1,630.02
an average of $38.81 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of upper spine, 4 or 5 views

Service Code: 72050
Performed in an office
41
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 19th

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

41
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,289.00an average of $129.00 per time performed $1,193.10
an average of $29.10 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Fusion of spine bones, posterior or posterolateral approach +

Fusion of spine bones, posterior or posterolateral approach ×

Service Code: 22614
Performed in a facility
39
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 21st

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

23
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$49,725.00an average of $1,275.00 per time performed $11,590.80
an average of $297.20 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray lower and sacral spine including bending views mini... +

X-ray lower and sacral spine including bending views minimum 6 views ×

Service Code: 72114
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
1% of his services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

31
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,735.00an average of $185.00 per time performed $1,039.74
an average of $33.54 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
29
times performed,
0.94% of his services

17th 11th

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

29
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,644.03an average of $298.07 per time performed $3,272.36
an average of $112.84 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Fusion of lower spine bones, posterior or posterolateral ... +

Fusion of lower spine bones, posterior or posterolateral approach ×

Service Code: 22612
Performed in a facility
25
times performed,
0.81% of his services

18th 26th

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

24
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$122,500.00an average of $4,900.00 per time performed $28,493.75
an average of $1,139.75 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of middle spine, 3 views

Service Code: 72070
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.72% of his services

19th 25th

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

22
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,958.00an average of $89.00 per time performed $472.78
an average of $21.49 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Insertion of posterior spinal instrumentation for spinal ... +

Insertion of posterior spinal instrumentation for spinal stabilization, 3 to 6 vertebral segments ×

Service Code: 22842
Performed in a facility
22
times performed,
0.72% of his services

20th 28th

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

21
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$121,000.00an average of $5,500.00 per time performed $13,063.16
an average of $593.78 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Re-exploration of spine repair with release of lower spin... +

Re-exploration of spine repair with release of lower spinal cord or nerves ×

Service Code: 63044
Performed in a facility
20
times performed,
0.65% of his services

21st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$18,980.00an average of $949.00 per time performed $4,106.60
an average of $205.33 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 73565
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.46% of his services

22nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,148.00an average of $82.00 per time performed $338.94
an average of $24.21 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Re-exploration of spine repair with release of lower spin... +

Re-exploration of spine repair with release of lower spinal cord or nerves ×

Service Code: 63042
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.42% of his services

23rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$59,501.00an average of $4,577.00 per time performed $7,262.06
an average of $558.62 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of hip on one side of body, 1 view

Service Code: 73500
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.42% of his services

24th 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, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$826.02an average of $63.54 per time performed $202.41
an average of $15.57 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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