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Dr. Peter Weiss

Posted by BlackSwan 
Dr. Peter Weiss
March 06, 2019 04:23PM
I interviewed Dr. Peter Weiss from Intermountain/Univ of Utah. Any comments about him? he claims to be a collaborator with Dr. Natale.
Re: Dr. Peter Weiss
March 06, 2019 05:54PM
From the Wall Street Medicare billing database in 2015, I find a Dr J. P. WEISS, 324 TENTH AVE 206 | SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH. Assume the middle initial P is for Peter.

I selected the following procedure codes that relate to Afib. Note that CODE 93657-F is probably the most significant for ablations.
CODE: 93656-F: Evaluation and insertion of catheters for recording, pacing, and treatment of abnormal heart rhythm
CODE: 93655-F: Insertion of catheters for treatment of abnormal heart rhythm
CODE: 93613-F: Insertion of catheters for 3D mapping of electrical impulses to heart muscles
CODE: 93657-F: Destruction of tissue of right or left upper heart chamber via catheter for treatment of abnormal heart rhythm (RFI - no cryo)
CODE: 93462-F: Insertion of catheter into left heart for diagnosis
CODE: 93621-F: Insertion of catheters for recording, pacing, and attempted induction of abnormal rhythm in left upper heart

What shows below are the number of procedures performed by Dr Weiss for Medicare patients billed only in 2015:
CODE: 93656-F: 23 - Top 60% nationally
CODE: 93655-F: 21 - Top 60% nationally
CODE: 93613-F: 34 - Top 40% nationally
CODE: 93657-F: 11 - Bottom 20% nationally
CODE: 93462-F: 15 - Top 60% nationally
CODE: 93621-F: 23 - Top 40% nationally

The corresponding number of procedures performed by Dr Natale for Medicare patients billed only in 2015:
CODE: 93656-F: 130 - Top 20% nationally
CODE: 93655-F: 159 - Top 20% nationally
CODE: 93613-F: 165 - Top 20% nationally
CODE: 93657-F: 101 - Top 20% nationally
CODE: 93462-F: 32 - Top 20% nationally
CODE: 93621-F: 32 - Top 20% nationally
Re: Dr. Peter Weiss
March 07, 2019 11:05AM
Thank you, Jake. This is a very interesting observation and comparison. Much appreciated.
Re: Dr. Peter Weiss
March 07, 2019 09:05PM
Nice answer, Jake.
Re: Dr. Peter Weiss
March 18, 2019 08:37PM
Dr. Pete Weiss is a very good EP and a great guy! I know Pete and his wife and you will be in very good hands with Dr Weiss!

Cheers!
Shannon

PS give him my best when you next meet with Dr Weiss.
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