Treatment Tracker

The Doctors and Services in Medicare Part B

RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Emergent insertion of breathing tube into windpipe

Cartilage using an endoscope

Service Code: 31500, Service Type: Medical

Total Paid

$484,492.85

Total Times Performed (or Units)

95,939

Rank Among All Services

919

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
9,020 California
8,225 Texas
7,967 Florida
4,955 New York
4,361 Michigan
3,918 Pennsylvania
3,429 North Carolina
3,045 Tennessee
3,032 Ohio
2,855 Missouri
2,824 Indiana
2,767 Kentucky
2,719 Illinois
2,660 New Jersey
2,599 Maryland
2,421 Georgia
2,412 Alabama
2,015 Mississippi
1,966 Arizona
1,938 Nevada
1,913 Massachusetts
1,795 Virginia
1,794 Oklahoma
1,529 Louisiana
1,464 South Carolina
1,452 Connecticut
1,327 Arkansas
1,218 West Virginia
814 Iowa
807 Washington
769 Delaware
648 Wisconsin
586 Colorado
535 Kansas
445 Washington, DC
365 New Mexico
351 Nebraska
304 Oregon
294 Minnesota
274 Rhode Island
272 Maine
269 Hawaii
251 Utah
245 New Hampshire
187 Montana
180 Alaska
125 North Dakota
125 Idaho
122 South Dakota
62 Vermont
29 Wyoming

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
DENNY MARTIN

NEW YORK, N.Y. 10006

Neurological Surgery

9%

of this provider's 1,178 patients got this service
148

Performed in an office

9%

of this provider's 1,178 patients got this service
1.4
PAOLO MASETTI

SAINT LOUIS, Mo. 63136

Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)

27%

of this provider's 436 patients got this service
126

Performed in a facility

27%

of this provider's 436 patients got this service
1.1
RAVI SANTHANAM

SAN ANTONIO, Tex. 78240

Internal Medicine

21%

of this provider's 503 patients got this service
111

Performed in a facility

21%

of this provider's 503 patients got this service
1
ADISA JONES

MEMPHIS, Tenn. 38120

Critical Care Medicine

10%

of this provider's 1,030 patients got this service
106

Performed in a facility

10%

of this provider's 1,030 patients got this service
1.1
PETER HARMAN

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. 73102

Surgical Critical Care

19%

of this provider's 481 patients got this service
97

Performed in a facility

19%

of this provider's 481 patients got this service
1
MANINDER PAUL BAINS

YUBA CITY, Calif. 95991

Pulmonary Disease

8%

of this provider's 1,107 patients got this service
90

Performed in a facility

8%

of this provider's 1,107 patients got this service
1.1
BRIAN WILLIAMS

LUBBOCK, Tex. 79410

Pulmonary Disease

13%

of this provider's 668 patients got this service
87

Performed in a facility

13%

of this provider's 668 patients got this service
1
BENSON HUANG

LAREDO, Tex. 78041

Pulmonary Disease

5%

of this provider's 1,504 patients got this service
85

Performed in a facility

5%

of this provider's 1,504 patients got this service
1.1
RONBIR BISWAS

CHARLESTON, W.Va. 25304

Internal Medicine

11%

of this provider's 707 patients got this service
85

Performed in a facility

11%

of this provider's 707 patients got this service
1.1
DAVID POLIZZI

TULSA, Okla. 74135

Internal Medicine

15%

of this provider's 539 patients got this service
84

Performed in a facility

15%

of this provider's 539 patients got this service
1.1
DAVID STEIGER

LAS VEGAS, Nev. 89106

Critical Care Medicine

27%

of this provider's 264 patients got this service
79

Performed in a facility

27%

of this provider's 264 patients got this service
1.1
LINDA PERKINS

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. 29169

Critical Care Medicine

19%

of this provider's 356 patients got this service
78

Performed in a facility

19%

of this provider's 356 patients got this service
1.1
THOMAS MURPHY

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. 60007

Critical Care Medicine

13%

of this provider's 515 patients got this service
77

Performed in a facility

13%

of this provider's 515 patients got this service
1.1
JOSHAN SURI

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. 15905

Critical Care Medicine

39%

of this provider's 178 patients got this service
77

Performed in a facility

39%

of this provider's 178 patients got this service
1.1
ROBERT POSTLEWAIT

TULSA, Okla. 74104

Internal Medicine

19%

of this provider's 396 patients got this service
75

Performed in a facility

19%

of this provider's 396 patients got this service
1
ROBERT MIDDLETON

JACKSON, Miss. 39216

Pulmonary Disease

7%

of this provider's 1,041 patients got this service
72

Performed in a facility

7%

of this provider's 1,041 patients got this service
1.1
JOHN THOMPSON

JONESBORO, Ark. 72401

Pulmonary Disease

9%

of this provider's 809 patients got this service
71

Performed in a facility

9%

of this provider's 809 patients got this service
1
JOHN CARSON

GASTONIA, N.C. 28054

Critical Care Medicine

14%

of this provider's 488 patients got this service
70

Performed in a facility

14%

of this provider's 488 patients got this service
1.1
ANTHONY VACCA

MOUNT VERNON, Ill. 62864

Pulmonary Disease

28%

of this provider's 225 patients got this service
66

Performed in a facility

28%

of this provider's 225 patients got this service
1.1
BRUCE KRIEGER

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. 32216

Not Specified

13%

of this provider's 448 patients got this service
66

Performed in a facility

13%

of this provider's 448 patients got this service
1.1
ARTURO GARZA

LAREDO, Tex. 78041

Emergency Medicine

7%

of this provider's 906 patients got this service
65

Performed in a facility

7%

of this provider's 906 patients got this service
1
DAVID GREEN

WILMINGTON, N.C. 28401

Pulmonary Disease

9%

of this provider's 701 patients got this service
63

Performed in a facility

9%

of this provider's 701 patients got this service
1
SHUOMIN ZHU

CHICAGO, Ill. 60616

Anesthesiology

24%

of this provider's 235 patients got this service
61

Performed in a facility

24%

of this provider's 235 patients got this service
1.1
HASSAN ABOUHOULI

TULSA, Okla. 74104

Pulmonary Disease

4%

of this provider's 1,328 patients got this service
61

Performed in a facility

4%

of this provider's 1,328 patients got this service
1.1
YADANA KYAW

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. 19141

Internal Medicine

6%

of this provider's 1,014 patients got this service
60

Performed in a facility

6%

of this provider's 1,014 patients got this service
1
GHASSAN TAWIL

TULSA, Okla. 74104

Critical Care Medicine

11%

of this provider's 488 patients got this service
59

Performed in a facility

11%

of this provider's 488 patients got this service
1.1
JAIME PINERO

SAN JUAN, P.R. 00912

General Practice

6%

of this provider's 910 patients got this service
58

Performed in a facility

6%

of this provider's 910 patients got this service
1.1
ARTUR GRIGORIYAN

PIKEVILLE, Ky. 41501

Pulmonary Disease

16%

of this provider's 337 patients got this service
57

Performed in a facility

16%

of this provider's 337 patients got this service
1.1
MAHER DAHDEL

WEBSTER, Tex. 77598

Pulmonary Disease

5%

of this provider's 1,001 patients got this service
57

Performed in a facility

5%

of this provider's 1,001 patients got this service
1.1
BRANDON PERKINS

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. 46260

Pulmonary Disease

9%

of this provider's 606 patients got this service
57

Performed in a facility

9%

of this provider's 606 patients got this service
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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