Treatment Tracker

The Doctors and Services in Medicare Part B

Removal of fluid from chest cavity with

Insertion of indwelling catheter and imaging guidance, accessed through the skin

Service Code: 32557, Service Type: Medical

Total Paid

$95,422.81

Total Times Performed (or Units)

15,644

Rank Among All Services

1,727

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
1,135 New York
1,061 California
1,046 Florida
926 New Jersey
892 Illinois
717 Virginia
686 Pennsylvania
638 Indiana
613 Texas
606 Michigan
571 Arkansas
521 Tennessee
370 Massachusetts
366 Missouri
364 Oklahoma
363 Arizona
304 Washington
296 Connecticut
294 North Carolina
290 North Dakota
270 Georgia
266 Wisconsin
256 Ohio
247 South Carolina
225 Iowa
217 Mississippi
216 Kansas
214 Maryland
210 Kentucky
200 Alabama
181 Colorado
175 New Hampshire
163 West Virginia
126 Nevada
121 South Dakota
108 Delaware
64 Louisiana
52 Utah
39 Hawaii
39 Montana
34 Nebraska
33 Vermont
27 Oregon
25 Minnesota
23 Rhode Island
17 Washington, DC
13 Maine
12 Idaho
12 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
PRABHU VIJAYVARGIYA

ENID, Okla. 73701

Pulmonary Disease

13%

of this provider's 404 patients got this service
138

Performed in a facility

13%

of this provider's 404 patients got this service
2.6
BRANDON AIMAN

ANDERSON, Ind. 46016

Physician Assistant, Medical

13%

of this provider's 440 patients got this service
131

Performed in a facility

13%

of this provider's 440 patients got this service
2.3
CHARLES OWENS

GRAND FORKS, N.D. 58206

Diagnostic Radiology

21%

of this provider's 534 patients got this service
128

Performed in a facility

21%

of this provider's 534 patients got this service
1.1
DANIEL FLYNN

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. 08816

Diagnostic Radiology

4%

of this provider's 2,399 patients got this service
125

Performed in a facility

4%

of this provider's 2,399 patients got this service
1.1
RANDALL SMITH

GRAND FORKS, N.D. 58201

Vascular & Interventional Radiology

20%

of this provider's 452 patients got this service
107

Performed in a facility

20%

of this provider's 452 patients got this service
1.1
YOUSSEF YAMMINE

WICHITA, Kan. 67208

Pulmonary Disease

5%

of this provider's 1,298 patients got this service
105

Performed in a facility

5%

of this provider's 1,298 patients got this service
1.3
PRADEEP RAJAGOPALAN

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. 22911

Diagnostic Radiology

2%

of this provider's 3,328 patients got this service
93

Performed in a facility

2%

of this provider's 3,328 patients got this service
1.3
NIZAR SULEMAN

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. 71913

Pulmonary Disease

5%

of this provider's 1,068 patients got this service
86

Performed in a facility

5%

of this provider's 1,068 patients got this service
1.2
RAJIV BISWAL

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. 08816

Diagnostic Radiology

1%

of this provider's 5,096 patients got this service
79

Performed in a facility

1%

of this provider's 5,096 patients got this service
1.1
ANTHONY SPINELLI

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. 22911

Diagnostic Radiology

2%

of this provider's 2,992 patients got this service
78

Performed in a facility

2%

of this provider's 2,992 patients got this service
1.3
MATTHEW GRAHAM

JACKSON, Tenn. 38301

Diagnostic Radiology

2%

of this provider's 4,139 patients got this service
76

Performed in a facility

2%

of this provider's 4,139 patients got this service
1.1
VIKESH GUPTA

COLUMBIA, Mo. 65201

Internal Medicine

9%

of this provider's 551 patients got this service
75

Performed in a facility

9%

of this provider's 551 patients got this service
1.6
YIPING FU

CHICAGO, Ill. 60674

Pulmonary Disease

12%

of this provider's 433 patients got this service
72

Performed in a facility

12%

of this provider's 433 patients got this service
1.3
FADI LAYOUS

MUNSTER, Ind. 46321

Pulmonary Disease

4%

of this provider's 1,135 patients got this service
69

Performed in a facility

4%

of this provider's 1,135 patients got this service
1.5
DAVID MARES

ANDERSON, Ind. 46016

Pulmonary Disease

4%

of this provider's 832 patients got this service
68

Performed in a facility

4%

of this provider's 832 patients got this service
2.2
SEAN LYMAN

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. 22908

Diagnostic Radiology

1%

of this provider's 3,585 patients got this service
67

Performed in a facility

1%

of this provider's 3,585 patients got this service
1.4
IDREES MOGRI

DALLAS, Tex. 75246

Critical Care Medicine

3%

of this provider's 1,246 patients got this service
67

Performed in a facility

3%

of this provider's 1,246 patients got this service
1.4
SIGFREDO ALDARONDO

WINTER PARK, Fla. 32789

Pulmonary Disease

3%

of this provider's 1,381 patients got this service
64

Performed in a facility

3%

of this provider's 1,381 patients got this service
1.6
JOHN CROCKER

JACKSON, Tenn. 38301

Diagnostic Radiology

1%

of this provider's 3,768 patients got this service
62

Performed in a facility

1%

of this provider's 3,768 patients got this service
1
WAHID GIRGIS

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. 08816

Diagnostic Radiology

1%

of this provider's 4,083 patients got this service
59

Performed in a facility

1%

of this provider's 4,083 patients got this service
1.1
NOBUO NAKAGAWA

SAGINAW, Mich. 48603

Vascular & Interventional Radiology

1%

of this provider's 3,147 patients got this service
54

Performed in a facility

1%

of this provider's 3,147 patients got this service
1.2
BORIS NOVIK

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. 10940

Diagnostic Radiology

0.91%

of this provider's 5,247 patients got this service
53

Performed in a facility

0.91%

of this provider's 5,247 patients got this service
1.1
SHAUN HONIG

NEW YORK, N.Y. 10029

Vascular & Interventional Radiology

12%

of this provider's 403 patients got this service
53

Performed in a facility

12%

of this provider's 403 patients got this service
1.1
LISA KOPAS

HOUSTON, Tex. 77030

Internal Medicine

2%

of this provider's 1,031 patients got this service
52

Performed in an office

2%

of this provider's 1,031 patients got this service
2.6
JENNIFER MASSONI

SAINT LOUIS, Mo. 63110

Nurse Practitioner

28%

of this provider's 159 patients got this service
52

Performed in a facility

28%

of this provider's 159 patients got this service
1.1
LANI THOMAS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. 37129

Vascular & Interventional Radiology

1%

of this provider's 3,822 patients got this service
48

Performed in a facility

1%

of this provider's 3,822 patients got this service
1.1
STEVE CHEN

SEATTLE, Wash. 98122

Diagnostic Radiology

10%

of this provider's 379 patients got this service
48

Performed in a facility

10%

of this provider's 379 patients got this service
1.1
THALIA CASIMIRE

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. 71913

Pulmonary Disease

5%

of this provider's 800 patients got this service
48

Performed in a facility

5%

of this provider's 800 patients got this service
1.3
LUIS RODRIGUEZ

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. 10940

Diagnostic Radiology

1%

of this provider's 3,805 patients got this service
47

Performed in a facility

1%

of this provider's 3,805 patients got this service
1
FABIO KOMLOS

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. 94040

Vascular & Interventional Radiology

5%

of this provider's 634 patients got this service
46

Performed in a facility

5%

of this provider's 634 patients got this service
1.2

Sources: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Plan and Provider Enumeration System, American Medical Association

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