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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $245 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
511
Rank: 590th
out of 2,484 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
5,837
Rank: 291st
out of 2,484 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
11.4 This Provider
Avg 6.3
Total Paid
by Medicare
$173K
Rank: 329th
out of 2,484 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$339 This Provider
Avg $245

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 his 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

MICHAEL STUTESMAN M.D.

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 78 different services in 2014
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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 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99212
Performed in an office
597
times performed,
10% of his services

1st 47th

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

124
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
4.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$40,596an average of $68 per time performed $17,809
an average of $30 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample +

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample ×

Service Code: 36415
Performed in an office
573
times performed,
10% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

295
patients got this service, 58% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$4,584an average of $8 per time performed $1,685
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
570
times performed,
10% of his services

3rd 10th

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

75
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
7.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.1)
$10,442an average of $18 per time performed $2,998
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

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

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typically 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in an office
522
times performed,
9% of his services

4th 1st

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

267
patients got this service, 52% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$72,036an average of $138 per time performed $32,698
an average of $63 per time performed
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
470
times performed,
8% of his services

5th 2nd

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

272
patients got this service, 53% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$43,240an average of $92 per time performed $19,773
an average of $42 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, p... +

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, platelets), automated test ×

Service Code: 85025
Performed in an office
372
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 6th

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

260
patients got this service, 51% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$11,487an average of $31 per time performed $3,858
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
293
times performed,
5% of his services

7th 27th

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

220
patients got this service, 43% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$4,272an average of $15 per time performed $873
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
283
times performed,
5% of his services

8th 11th

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

132
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$12,591an average of $44 per time performed $3,651
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
237
times performed,
4% of his services

9th 7th

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

217
patients got this service, 42% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$17,190an average of $73 per time performed $4,242
an average of $18 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
203
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 13th

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

201
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,099an average of $35 per time performed $4,687
an average of $23 per time performed
drug
TEMPORARY CODES

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered t... +

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered to individuals 3 years of age and older, for intramuscular use (fluvirin) ×

Service Code: Q2037
Performed in an office
203
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 34th

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

201
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,090an average of $30 per time performed $3,015
an average of $15 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Creatinine level to test for kidney function or muscle in... +

Creatinine level to test for kidney function or muscle injury ×

Service Code: 82570
Performed in an office
200
times performed,
3% of his services

12th 42nd

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

189
patients got this service, 37% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$5,498an average of $27 per time performed $1,384
an average of $7 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Annual wellness visit, includes a personalized prevention... +

Annual wellness visit, includes a personalized prevention plan of service (pps), subsequent visit ×

Service Code: G0439
Performed in an office
179
times performed,
3% of his services

13th 22nd

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

179
patients got this service, 35% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$32,236an average of $180 per time performed $19,037
an average of $106 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Colorectal cancer screening; fecal occult blood test, imm... +

Colorectal cancer screening; fecal occult blood test, immunoassay, 1-3 simultaneous ×

Service Code: G0328
Performed in an office
106
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 99th

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

106
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,650an average of $25 per time performed $2,255
an average of $21 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 25 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99232
Performed in a facility
98
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 4th

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

43
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$12,642an average of $129 per time performed $5,394
an average of $55 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

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

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 5 minutes ×

Service Code: 99211
Performed in an office
69
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 20th

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

45
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3)
$3,036an average of $44 per time performed $815
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urine microalbumin (protein) analysis

Service Code: 82044
Performed in an office
54
times performed,
0.93% of his services

17th 91st

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

52
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,296an average of $24 per time performed $207
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 35 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 35 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99233
Performed in a facility
53
times performed,
0.91% of his services

18th 5th

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

19
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$10,282an average of $194 per time performed $4,203
an average of $79 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
46
times performed,
0.79% of his services

19th 54th

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

46
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,364an average of $30 per time performed $1,067
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
46
times performed,
0.79% of his services

20th 174th

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

36
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$5,106an average of $111 per time performed $2,139
an average of $46 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

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

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typically 40 minutes ×

Service Code: 99215
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.69% of his services

21st 25th

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

40
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$8,360an average of $209 per time performed $3,834
an average of $96 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 2-14 skin growths

Service Code: 17003
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.55% of his services

22nd 204th

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

26
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,184an average of $37 per time performed $215
an average of $7 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
31
times performed,
0.53% of his services

23rd 35th

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

27
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,495an average of $145 per time performed $1,709
an average of $55 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Pneumococcal vaccine for injection into muscle

Service Code: 90670
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.51% of his services

24th 109th

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

30
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,000an average of $200 per time performed $4,526
an average of $151 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99222
Performed in a facility
28
times performed,
0.48% of his services

25th 59th

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

28
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,056an average of $252 per time performed $2,941
an average of $105 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Cervical or vaginal cancer screening; pelvic and clinical... +

Cervical or vaginal cancer screening; pelvic and clinical breast examination ×

Service Code: G0101
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.46% of his services

26th 190th

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

27
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,376an average of $88 per time performed $958
an average of $35 per time performed
medical
NA

Transitional care management services, highly complexity,... +

Transitional care management services, highly complexity, requiring face-to-face visits within 7 days of discharge ×

Service Code: 99496
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.45% of his services

27th 151st

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

24
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,765an average of $222 per time performed $4,520
an average of $174 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretat... +

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93000
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.36% of his services

28th 24th

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

20
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,016an average of $96 per time performed $250
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 4... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 45 minutes ×

Service Code: 99204
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.34% of his services

29th 69th

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

20
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,540an average of $227 per time performed $2,374
an average of $119 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection ben... +

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection beneath the skin or into muscle, patient 2 years or older ×

Service Code: 90732
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.31% of his services

30th 65th

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

18
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$948an average of $53 per time performed $929
an average of $52 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 70 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 70 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99223
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.27% of his services

31st 14th

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

16
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,248an average of $328 per time performed $2,478
an average of $155 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health ... +

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health services under a home health plan of care (patient not present), including contacts with home health agency and review of reports of patient status required by physicians to affirm the initial imple ×

Service Code: G0180
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.26% of his services

32nd 77th

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

15
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,830an average of $122 per time performed $560
an average of $37 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care discharge

Service Code: 99217
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.26% of his services

33rd 50th

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

15
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,145an average of $143 per time performed $826
an average of $55 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care typically 50 minutes

Service Code: 99219
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
0.24% of his services

34th 135th

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,430an average of $245 per time performed $1,414
an average of $101 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Initial preventive physical examination; face-to-face vis... +

Initial preventive physical examination; face-to-face visit, services limited to new beneficiary during the first 12 months of medicare enrollment ×

Service Code: G0402
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.24% of his services

35th 155th

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,520an average of $180 per time performed $2,174
an average of $155 per time performed
medical
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Removal of impact ear wax, one ear

Service Code: 69210
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.22% of his services

36th 142nd

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,248an average of $96 per time performed $342
an average of $26 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
11
times performed,
0.19% of his services

37th 114th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,749an average of $159 per time performed $647
an average of $59 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.

Hover over each slice to see percentage breakdown.

Michael S Stutesman
Average for Internal Medicine 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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