Treatment Tracker

The Doctors and Services in Medicare Part B

SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0

Centimeters) of face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips, or mouth

Service Code: 17281, Service Type: Medical

Total Paid

$233,992.84

Total Times Performed (or Units)

86,138

Rank Among All Services

967

Includes both office and facility visits.

Services by State

Below are the states in which this service was billed. Click a state for top providers there.


Times Performed State
9,903 Florida
8,209 California
5,164 Texas
4,353 North Carolina
4,277 Pennsylvania
3,509 Arizona
2,720 Indiana
2,480 South Carolina
2,428 Oklahoma
2,350 Illinois
2,310 Kentucky
2,280 Arkansas
2,219 Tennessee
2,188 Virginia
2,034 Alabama
1,927 New Jersey
1,907 New York
1,777 Michigan
1,763 Georgia
1,739 Nebraska
1,701 Missouri
1,678 Utah
1,459 South Dakota
1,309 Mississippi
1,159 Kansas
1,104 Colorado
1,102 Maryland
1,040 Louisiana
1,027 Massachusetts
1,007 Ohio
963 Washington
951 Iowa
897 New Mexico
660 Oregon
625 New Hampshire
610 Connecticut
609 Wisconsin
418 West Virginia
349 Maine
333 Nevada
272 Minnesota
267 Vermont
261 Delaware
236 Hawaii
141 Montana
106 Wyoming
102 North Dakota
60 Alaska
59 Washington, DC
46 Idaho
29 Rhode Island

Top Providers

Below are the top 30 providers who performed this service most often. A provider’s name may appear twice on this list if he/she performs this service in both an office setting and in a facility. Medicare reimburses differently based on place of service and breaks the data out accordingly. Sorting is limited to the top 30 overall providers.


Provider Name Times Performed (or Units) % of Patients Unique Visits Per Patient
WILLIAM BRUNNER

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. 57105

Dermatology

41%

of this provider's 1,066 patients got this service
962

Performed in a facility

41%

of this provider's 1,066 patients got this service
1.4
MATTHEW LUXENBERG

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. 90720

Specialist

30%

of this provider's 1,300 patients got this service
666

Performed in an office

30%

of this provider's 1,300 patients got this service
1.7
JOHN LUCKASEN

OMAHA, Neb. 68131

Dermatology

14%

of this provider's 2,519 patients got this service
636

Performed in an office

14%

of this provider's 2,519 patients got this service
1.2
JOHN LONG

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. 32174

Dermatology

27%

of this provider's 1,594 patients got this service
601

Performed in an office

27%

of this provider's 1,594 patients got this service
1.4
MICHAEL RADONICH

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. 90720

Specialist

42%

of this provider's 569 patients got this service
520

Performed in an office

42%

of this provider's 569 patients got this service
1.5
CYNTHIA HENSLEY

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. 34135

Procedural Dermatology

15%

of this provider's 2,520 patients got this service
512

Performed in an office

15%

of this provider's 2,520 patients got this service
1.2
STEPHEN SMITH

LOUISVILLE, Ky. 40207

Dermatology

14%

of this provider's 2,345 patients got this service
376

Performed in an office

14%

of this provider's 2,345 patients got this service
1.1
RALPH LEMCKE

TUCSON, Ariz. 85710

Dermatology

32%

of this provider's 272 patients got this service
367

Performed in an office

32%

of this provider's 272 patients got this service
2.5
MICHAEL MASTERS

CLYDE, N.C. 28721

Dermatology

23%

of this provider's 783 patients got this service
364

Performed in an office

23%

of this provider's 783 patients got this service
1.3
DAVID FLIEGER

TUCSON, Ariz. 85710

Dermatology

40%

of this provider's 549 patients got this service
358

Performed in an office

40%

of this provider's 549 patients got this service
1.3
STEPHEN QUARTERMAN

ANDERSON, S.C. 29621

Physician Assistant

13%

of this provider's 1,869 patients got this service
321

Performed in an office

13%

of this provider's 1,869 patients got this service
1.1
MARK QUARTERMAN

ANDERSON, S.C. 29621

Dermatology

3%

of this provider's 6,919 patients got this service
320

Performed in an office

3%

of this provider's 6,919 patients got this service
1.1
CHRISTOPHER KROODSMA

PEORIA, Ill. 61614

Dermatology

12%

of this provider's 1,603 patients got this service
313

Performed in an office

12%

of this provider's 1,603 patients got this service
1.3
CRAIG KRAFFERT

REDDING, Calif. 96001

Specialist

7%

of this provider's 3,416 patients got this service
312

Performed in an office

7%

of this provider's 3,416 patients got this service
1.1
WILLIAM SHERWIN

BALA CYNWYD, Pa. 19004

Dermatology

17%

of this provider's 1,239 patients got this service
307

Performed in an office

17%

of this provider's 1,239 patients got this service
1.3
RUSSELL KELLEY

HUTCHINSON, Kan. 67502

Dermatology

8%

of this provider's 3,364 patients got this service
302

Performed in an office

8%

of this provider's 3,364 patients got this service
1.1
WADE SMITH

CLEBURNE, Tex. 76033

Dermatology

9%

of this provider's 2,276 patients got this service
284

Performed in an office

9%

of this provider's 2,276 patients got this service
1.1
DENNIS MONTEIRO

PHOENIXVILLE, Pa. 19460

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

4%

of this provider's 1,894 patients got this service
279

Performed in an office

4%

of this provider's 1,894 patients got this service
1.7
RONALD STANLEY

BOONE, N.C. 28607

Dermatology

17%

of this provider's 1,103 patients got this service
277

Performed in an office

17%

of this provider's 1,103 patients got this service
1.1
TIMOTHY NIELSEN

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. 33435

Dermatology

10%

of this provider's 2,046 patients got this service
271

Performed in an office

10%

of this provider's 2,046 patients got this service
1.2
GEOFFREY BASLER

LINCOLN, Neb. 68512

Dermatology

16%

of this provider's 1,041 patients got this service
269

Performed in an office

16%

of this provider's 1,041 patients got this service
1.2
DEREK TOWERY

JOPLIN, Mo. 64804

Dermatology

8%

of this provider's 2,615 patients got this service
253

Performed in an office

8%

of this provider's 2,615 patients got this service
1.1
JOSEPH HUD

TUCSON, Ariz. 85712

Dermatology

10%

of this provider's 1,982 patients got this service
248

Performed in an office

10%

of this provider's 1,982 patients got this service
1.1
JEFFREY CASE

PADUCAH, Ky. 42003

Legal Medicine

8%

of this provider's 2,535 patients got this service
238

Performed in an office

8%

of this provider's 2,535 patients got this service
1.1
JONATHAN DALTON

DEERFIELD, Ill. 60015

Dermatology

11%

of this provider's 1,572 patients got this service
231

Performed in an office

11%

of this provider's 1,572 patients got this service
1.1
JOE ROUNDTREE

LAWTON, Okla. 73505

Dermatology

14%

of this provider's 1,311 patients got this service
225

Performed in an office

14%

of this provider's 1,311 patients got this service
1.2
KEITH BENBENISTY

FORT MYERS, Fla. 33919

Procedural Dermatology

9%

of this provider's 1,914 patients got this service
220

Performed in an office

9%

of this provider's 1,914 patients got this service
1.2
JASON PAPENFUSS

OMAHA, Neb. 68131

Dermatology

7%

of this provider's 2,271 patients got this service
220

Performed in an office

7%

of this provider's 2,271 patients got this service
1.1
RONALD SPILLANE

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. 11570

Dermatology

8%

of this provider's 2,350 patients got this service
210

Performed in an office

8%

of this provider's 2,350 patients got this service
1.1
NEEL PATEL

PHOENIX, Ariz. 85028

Procedural Dermatology

7%

of this provider's 2,369 patients got this service
208

Performed in an office

7%

of this provider's 2,369 patients got this service
1.1

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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