Treatment Tracker

The Doctors and Services in Medicare Part B

RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Examination to assess movement of vocal cord

Flaps using an endoscope

Service Code: 31579, Service Type: Medical

Total Paid

$138,741.24

Total Times Performed (or Units)

65,672

Rank Among All Services

1,065

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
9,275 New York
7,360 California
5,619 Pennsylvania
5,218 Florida
4,292 Texas
3,566 Maryland
3,031 Ohio
2,600 North Carolina
2,542 Massachusetts
1,848 Illinois
1,739 Michigan
1,669 Missouri
1,502 New Jersey
1,457 Georgia
1,434 Colorado
1,321 Alabama
1,218 Washington
1,129 Kansas
1,028 Indiana
988 Wisconsin
709 South Carolina
624 Iowa
601 Virginia
531 Connecticut
478 Minnesota
473 Arizona
424 Utah
375 Louisiana
373 Washington, DC
371 Arkansas
262 Tennessee
260 Nebraska
206 Hawaii
201 Kentucky
152 Oregon
150 Nevada
110 Montana
99 Mississippi
96 Rhode Island
74 New Hampshire
67 New Mexico
48 Alaska
43 Oklahoma
31 Delaware
22 Vermont
17 Maine
16 Idaho
12 North Dakota
11 West Virginia

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
JOSEPH SPIEGEL

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. 19107

Otolaryngology

68%

of this provider's 642 patients got this service
769

Performed in an office

68%

of this provider's 642 patients got this service
1.8
ROBERT MEEK

ANNAPOLIS, Md. 21401

Otolaryngology

37%

of this provider's 1,019 patients got this service
704

Performed in an office

37%

of this provider's 1,019 patients got this service
1.9
DINESH CHHETRI

LOS ANGELES, Calif. 90095

Otolaryngology

91%

of this provider's 461 patients got this service
689

Performed in an office

91%

of this provider's 461 patients got this service
1.6
JONATHAN AVIV

NEW YORK, N.Y. 10028

Otolaryngology

65%

of this provider's 631 patients got this service
593

Performed in an office

65%

of this provider's 631 patients got this service
1.4
PEAK WOO

NEW YORK, N.Y. 10024

Otolaryngology

66%

of this provider's 613 patients got this service
537

Performed in an office

66%

of this provider's 613 patients got this service
1.3
RADU SULICA

NEW YORK, N.Y. 10021

Otolaryngology

85%

of this provider's 358 patients got this service
511

Performed in an office

85%

of this provider's 358 patients got this service
1.7
ADAM RUBIN

SAINT CLAIR SHORES, Mich. 48081

Otolaryngology

78%

of this provider's 423 patients got this service
508

Performed in a facility

78%

of this provider's 423 patients got this service
1.5
DAVID ROSOW

MIAMI, Fla. 33136

Otolaryngology

75%

of this provider's 385 patients got this service
489

Performed in a facility

75%

of this provider's 385 patients got this service
1.7
MAURITIS BOON

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. 19107

Otolaryngology

64%

of this provider's 499 patients got this service
480

Performed in an office

64%

of this provider's 499 patients got this service
1.5
MILAN AMIN

NEW YORK, N.Y. 10016

Otolaryngology

89%

of this provider's 333 patients got this service
444

Performed in an office

89%

of this provider's 333 patients got this service
1.5
JAYESH PATEL

TITUSVILLE, Fla. 32780

Facial Plastic Surgery

19%

of this provider's 1,679 patients got this service
444

Performed in an office

19%

of this provider's 1,679 patients got this service
1.4
ALI NAMAZIE

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. 91403

Otolaryngology

15%

of this provider's 2,395 patients got this service
431

Performed in an office

15%

of this provider's 2,395 patients got this service
1.2
STEPHEN WRIGHT

WINSTON SALEM, N.C. 27157

Otolaryngology

58%

of this provider's 593 patients got this service
426

Performed in a facility

58%

of this provider's 593 patients got this service
1.2
PRIYA KRISHNA

PITTSBURGH, Pa. 15213

Specialist

85%

of this provider's 280 patients got this service
422

Performed in an office

85%

of this provider's 280 patients got this service
1.8
BRIANNA CRAWLEY

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. 91324

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

82%

of this provider's 278 patients got this service
403

Performed in an office

82%

of this provider's 278 patients got this service
1.8
KATRINA JENSEN

FORT WORTH, Tex. 76104

Speech-Language Pathologist

68%

of this provider's 325 patients got this service
391

Performed in an office

68%

of this provider's 325 patients got this service
1.8
LEE AKST

BALTIMORE, Md. 21287

Otolaryngology

80%

of this provider's 270 patients got this service
388

Performed in a facility

80%

of this provider's 270 patients got this service
1.8
AMY RUTT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. 32224

Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery

79%

of this provider's 386 patients got this service
382

Performed in an office

79%

of this provider's 386 patients got this service
1.2
MARK COUREY

NEW YORK, N.Y. 10029

Specialist

76%

of this provider's 271 patients got this service
375

Performed in a facility

76%

of this provider's 271 patients got this service
1.8
JOHN GNIADY

SARASOTA, Fla. 34239

Otolaryngology

34%

of this provider's 809 patients got this service
373

Performed in an office

34%

of this provider's 809 patients got this service
1.4
ERIN KIRKLAND

TOPEKA, Kan. 66606

Speech-Language Pathologist

99%

of this provider's 302 patients got this service
372

Performed in an office

99%

of this provider's 302 patients got this service
1.2
MARY ES BEAVER

HOUSTON, Tex. 77054

Otolaryngology

71%

of this provider's 294 patients got this service
350

Performed in an office

71%

of this provider's 294 patients got this service
1.7
JOEL PORTNOY

NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y. 11042

Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery

47%

of this provider's 377 patients got this service
350

Performed in an office

47%

of this provider's 377 patients got this service
2
JENNIFER BERGERON

SAN ANTONIO, Tex. 78258

Otolaryngology

36%

of this provider's 588 patients got this service
347

Performed in an office

36%

of this provider's 588 patients got this service
1.6
STACEY HALUM

CARMEL, Ind. 46032

Otolaryngology

73%

of this provider's 222 patients got this service
344

Performed in an office

73%

of this provider's 222 patients got this service
2.1
ANDRE REED

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. 80110

Otolaryngology

91%

of this provider's 208 patients got this service
340

Performed in an office

91%

of this provider's 208 patients got this service
1.8
KATHERINE YUNG

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. 94115

Otolaryngology

85%

of this provider's 255 patients got this service
335

Performed in a facility

85%

of this provider's 255 patients got this service
1.6
LUCINDA HALSTEAD

CHARLESTON, S.C. 29425

Otolaryngology

65%

of this provider's 355 patients got this service
330

Performed in a facility

65%

of this provider's 355 patients got this service
1.4
ALBERT MERATI

SEATTLE, Wash. 98195

Otolaryngology

81%

of this provider's 277 patients got this service
326

Performed in a facility

81%

of this provider's 277 patients got this service
1.5
BRENT RICHARDSON

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. 60515

Otolaryngology

44%

of this provider's 365 patients got this service
319

Performed in an office

44%

of this provider's 365 patients got this service
2

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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