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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $233 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
615
Rank: 599th
out of 2,711 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
7,282
Rank: 262nd
out of 2,711 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
11.8 This Provider
Avg 5.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$196K
Rank: 365th
out of 2,711 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$319 This Provider
Avg $233

Office Visits

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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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Michael S. Stutesman
Average for Internal Medicine Providers in North Carolina

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, from Jan. 2012 to June 2013.

Patients saw before

Michael S. Stutesman

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 34 different services in 2012
CATEGORY
Description of Service
Times Performed (or Units) This Service's Rank Patients Unique Visits
Per Patient
Billed to Medicare Payments from Medicare
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
940
times performed,
13% of his services

1st 8th

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

106
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
8.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.5)
$26,320an average of $28 per time performed $5,640
an average of $6 per time performed
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
834
times performed,
11% of his services

2nd 38th

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

134
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
6.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$56,712an average of $68 per time performed $25,020
an average of $30 per time performed
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
716
times performed,
10% of his services

3rd 3rd

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

379
patients got this service, 62% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$5,728an average of $8 per time performed $2,148
an average of $3 per time performed
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
602
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 1st

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

316
patients got this service, 51% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$83,076an average of $138 per time performed $39,130
an average of $65 per time performed
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
547
times performed,
8% of his services

5th 2nd

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

324
patients got this service, 53% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$50,324an average of $92 per time performed $22,974
an average of $42 per time performed
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
473
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 7th

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

348
patients got this service, 57% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$20,339an average of $43 per time performed $5,203
an average of $11 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
383
times performed,
5% of his services

7th 25th

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

279
patients got this service, 45% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$8,809an average of $23 per time performed $1,149
an average of $3 per time performed
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
373
times performed,
5% of his services

8th 51st

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

272
patients got this service, 44% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$16,039an average of $43 per time performed $2,611
an average of $7 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
321
times performed,
4% of his services

9th 12th

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

146
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$21,507an average of $67 per time performed $4,494
an average of $14 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
308
times performed,
4% of his services

10th 9th

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

277
patients got this service, 45% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$32,032an average of $104 per time performed $5,852
an average of $19 per time performed
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
225
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 41st

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

225
patients got this service, 37% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$40,725an average of $181 per time performed $23,850
an average of $106 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
220
times performed,
3% of his services

12th 13th

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

218
patients got this service, 35% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,700an average of $35 per time performed $5,060
an average of $23 per time performed
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
220
times performed,
3% of his services

13th 30th

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

218
patients got this service, 35% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,600an average of $30 per time performed $3,080
an average of $14 per time performed
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
208
times performed,
3% of his services

14th 4th

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

64
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$26,624an average of $128 per time performed $11,232
an average of $54 per time performed
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
186
times performed,
3% of his services

15th 112th

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

186
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,650an average of $25 per time performed $4,278
an average of $23 per time performed
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
130
times performed,
2% of his services

16th 16th

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

88
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.3)
$5,720an average of $44 per time performed $1,690
an average of $13 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
73
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 162nd

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

57
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$8,103an average of $111 per time performed $3,723
an average of $51 per time performed
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
64
times performed,
0.88% of his services

18th 5th

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

24
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$12,608an average of $197 per time performed $4,928
an average of $77 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urine microalbumin (protein) analysis

Service Code: 82044
Performed in an office
59
times performed,
0.81% of his services

19th 91st

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

59
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,360an average of $40 per time performed $236
an average of $4 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
50
times performed,
0.69% of his services

20th 29th

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

41
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$7,250an average of $145 per time performed $2,700
an average of $54 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 2-14 skin growths

Service Code: 17003
Performed in an office
46
times performed,
0.63% of his services

21st 164th

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

38
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,702an average of $37 per time performed $230
an average of $5 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 15 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 15 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99308
Performed in a facility
41
times performed,
0.56% of his services

22nd 47th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
3.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.9)
$4,141an average of $101 per time performed $1,845
an average of $45 per time performed
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
40
times performed,
0.55% of his services

23rd 23rd

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

38
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,840an average of $96 per time performed $480
an average of $12 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.43% of his services

24th 71st

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

31
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$930an average of $30 per time performed $713
an average of $23 per time performed
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
31
times performed,
0.43% of his services

25th 68th

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

31
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,643an average of $53 per time performed $1,643
an average of $53 per time performed
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
31
times performed,
0.43% of his services

26th 48th

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

30
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$7,812an average of $252 per time performed $3,193
an average of $103 per time performed
PROCEDURES

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

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

Service Code: G0438
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.34% of his services

27th 53rd

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

25
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,575an average of $183 per time performed $3,975
an average of $159 per time performed
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
18
times performed,
0.25% of his services

28th 159th

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

18
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,240an average of $180 per time performed $2,700
an average of $150 per time performed
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
18
times performed,
0.25% of his services

29th 11th

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

17
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,904an average of $328 per time performed $2,718
an average of $151 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care typically 50 minutes

Service Code: 99219
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.22% of his services

30th 144th

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)
$3,920an average of $245 per time performed $1,504
an average of $94 per time performed
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 implementation of the plan of care that meets patient's needs, per certification period ×

Service Code: G0180
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.21% of his services

31st 84th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,830an average of $122 per time performed $600
an average of $40 per time performed
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
14
times performed,
0.19% of his services

32nd 66th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,178an average of $227 per time performed $1,526
an average of $109 per time performed
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Removal of impact ear wax, one ear

Service Code: 69210
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.16% of his services

33rd 134th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,152an average of $96 per time performed $324
an average of $27 per time performed
MEDICINE

Administration of 1 vaccine

Service Code: 90471
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.16% of his services

34th 80th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$384an average of $32 per time performed $72
an average of $6 per time performed

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.

Notes: This provider has a self-reported specialty of "Internal Medicine." In some cases the self-reported specialty may differ from the specialty listed above, which comes from Medicare. Medicare redacted this data for any services provided to fewer than 11 patients.

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