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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $115 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
464
Rank: 58th
out of 1,177 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
3,473
Rank: 16th
out of 1,177 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
7.5 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 3.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$120K
Rank: 20th
out of 1,177 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$259 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $115

How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all of her Part B patients.

Who Patients See Before and After This Provider

Providers often refer their patients to a small network of other providers and organizations. Here’s who patients saw the most patients within 30 days before or after this provider in 2014.

Patients saw before

PENNY MITCHELL FNP

Patients saw after

Individuals

HANS HANSEN

ERIC MEREDITH

STEPHEN FARRIS

GREGORY EVANS

KEITH HARPER

Organizations

ASSURED TOXICOLOGY SOLU...

CATAWBA VALLEY MEDICAL ...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 17 different services in 2014
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Drug Services
Medical Services
CATEGORY
Description of Service
Times Performed (or Units) This Service's Rank Patients Unique Visits
Per Patient
Billed to Medicare Payments from Medicare
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in an office
2,342
times performed,
67% of her services

1st 2nd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

405
patients got this service, 87% of her patients
5.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$641,708an average of $274 per time performed $96,865
an average of $41 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specif... +

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specified, 10 mg ×

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
376
times performed,
11% of her services

2nd 11th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

79
patients got this service, 17% of her patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$8,272an average of $22 per time performed $447
an average of $1 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Drug screen, other than chromatographic; any number of dr... +

Drug screen, other than chromatographic; any number of drug classes, by clia waived test or moderate complexity test, per patient encounter ×

Service Code: G0434
Performed in an office
249
times performed,
7% of her services

3rd 69th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

201
patients got this service, 43% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$43,020an average of $173 per time performed $4,841
an average of $19 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99212
Performed in an office
148
times performed,
4% of her services

4th 24th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

76
patients got this service, 16% of her patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$24,864an average of $168 per time performed $3,555
an average of $24 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of trigger points in 1 or 2 muscles

Service Code: 20552
Performed in an office
145
times performed,
4% of her services

5th 144th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

67
patients got this service, 14% of her patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$59,462an average of $410 per time performed $4,512
an average of $31 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 3... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 30 minutes ×

Service Code: 99203
Performed in an office
112
times performed,
3% of her services

6th 19th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

112
patients got this service, 24% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$50,640an average of $452 per time performed $6,618
an average of $59 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ketorolac tromethamine, per 15 mg

Service Code: J1885
Performed in an office
44
times performed,
1% of her services

7th 29th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

16
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$704an average of $16 per time performed $11
an average of $0 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20610
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.4% of her services

8th 52nd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

11
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$4,288an average of $306 per time performed $439
an average of $31 per time performed

Office Visits

Medicare reimburses office visits using a five-point scale, with five being the most intensive and costly. The chart below shows what percentage of this provider’s office visits were reimbursed at each level. A higher than average proportion of costly visits is not necessarily an indication of a problem, but it may be worth asking about.

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Penny L. Mitchell
Average for Nurse Practitioner, Family Providers in North Carolina

Notes: Medicare redacted this data for any services provided to fewer than 11 patients. The contact information listed above is the most current we have for this provider. The services listed on this page may have been delivered at a previous address or as part of a different practice.

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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 2013 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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