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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $184 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,185
Rank: 314th
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
6,926
Rank: 74th
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
5.8 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 3.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$358K
Rank: 90th
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$302 This Provider
Avg $184

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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David J. Framm
Average for Cardiology 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.

Individuals

KENNETH OWEN

JAMES JONES

JAMES YOUNT

SARAH MASSEY

DIANE MERRILL

Organizations

THE CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBU...

CAROLINAS MEDICAL CENTER

Patients saw before

David J. Framm

Patients saw after

Individuals

KENNETH OWEN

JAMES JONES

JAMES YOUNT

DIANE MERRILL

JACLYNN DECKER

Organizations

THE CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBU...

CAROLINAS MEDICAL CENTER

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 42 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
1,157
times performed,
17% of his services

1st 6th

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

246
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
4.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$18,512an average of $16 per time performed $5,785
an average of $5 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
1,032
times performed,
15% of his services

2nd 11th

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

244
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
4.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$67,080an average of $65 per time performed $14,448
an average of $14 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
888
times performed,
13% of his services

3rd 1st

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

406
patients got this service, 34% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$164,280an average of $185 per time performed $63,936
an average of $72 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, regadenoson (lexiscan), 0.1 mg

Service Code: J2785
Performed in an office
413
times performed,
6% of his services

4th 9th

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

120
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$75,579an average of $183 per time performed $17,346
an average of $42 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted ... +

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted blood flow rate, direction, and valve function ×

Service Code: 93306
Performed in an office
341
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 10th

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

327
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$471,603an average of $1,383 per time performed $52,855
an average of $155 per time performed
ADMINISTRATIVE

Technetium tc-99m tetrofosmin, diagnostic, per study dose +

Technetium tc-99m tetrofosmin, diagnostic, per study dose ×

Service Code: A9502
Performed in an office
253
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 32nd

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

138
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$47,311an average of $187 per time performed $23,276
an average of $92 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
239
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 3rd

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

189
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$26,768an average of $112 per time performed $3,107
an average of $13 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
206
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 66th

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

174
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$15,450an average of $75 per time performed $2,266
an average of $11 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
169
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 33rd

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

128
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$10,985an average of $65 per time performed $1,859
an average of $11 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
161
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 46th

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

132
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$7,889an average of $49 per time performed $1,771
an average of $11 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound examination and continuous monitoring of the h... +

Ultrasound examination and continuous monitoring of the heart performed during rest, exercise, and/or drug-induced stress with interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93351
Performed in an office
151
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 68th

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

151
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$232,389an average of $1,539 per time performed $26,425
an average of $175 per time performed
MEDICINE

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress te... +

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress test with ekg monitoring, physician supervision, interpretation, and report ×

Service Code: 93015
Performed in an office
149
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 18th

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

146
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$77,927an average of $523 per time performed $9,387
an average of $63 per time performed
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
143
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 25th

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

111
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$37,895an average of $265 per time performed $14,586
an average of $102 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or... +

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or exercise multiple studies ×

Service Code: 78452
Performed in an office
140
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 15th

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

138
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$318,780an average of $2,277 per time performed $51,800
an average of $370 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver function blood test panel

Service Code: 80076
Performed in an office
131
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 57th

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

109
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$13,493an average of $103 per time performed $1,441
an average of $11 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
123
times performed,
2% of his services

16th 37th

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

113
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$12,669an average of $103 per time performed $1,599
an average of $13 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on ... +

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on both sides of head and neck ×

Service Code: 93880
Performed in an office
119
times performed,
2% of his services

17th 28th

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

117
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$77,945an average of $655 per time performed $15,113
an average of $127 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
107
times performed,
2% of his services

18th 74th

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

94
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$9,951an average of $93 per time performed $2,461
an average of $23 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroxine (thyroid chemical) measurement

Service Code: 84439
Performed in an office
99
times performed,
1% of his services

19th 169th

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

86
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$7,623an average of $77 per time performed $1,287
an average of $13 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 6... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 60 minutes ×

Service Code: 99205
Performed in an office
96
times performed,
1% of his services

20th 41st

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

96
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$50,592an average of $527 per time performed $14,016
an average of $146 per time performed
MEDICINE

Doppler ultrasound study of heart blood flow, valves, and... +

Doppler ultrasound study of heart blood flow, valves, and chambers ×

Service Code: 93320
Performed in an office
93
times performed,
1% of his services

21st 84th

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

92
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$37,200an average of $400 per time performed $3,813
an average of $41 per time performed
MEDICINE

Injection of drug or substance into a vein for therapy, d... +

Injection of drug or substance into a vein for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96374
Performed in an office
71
times performed,
1% of his services

22nd 89th

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

69
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$14,626an average of $206 per time performed $2,911
an average of $41 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scan of veins of one arm or leg or limited inc... +

Ultrasound scan of veins of one arm or leg or limited including assessment of compression and functional maneuvers ×

Service Code: 93971
Performed in an office
70
times performed,
1% of his services

23rd 147th

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

68
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$31,430an average of $449 per time performed $5,670
an average of $81 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, aminophyllin, up to 250 mg

Service Code: J0280
Performed in an office
60
times performed,
0.87% of his services

24th 87th

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

57
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,260an average of $21 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81001
Performed in an office
48
times performed,
0.69% of his services

25th 136th

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

41
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$1,536an average of $32 per time performed $192
an average of $4 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Lipoprotein level

Service Code: 83700
Performed in an office
46
times performed,
0.66% of his services

26th Alert

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in NC perform this service

45
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,564an average of $34 per time performed $736
an average of $16 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
46
times performed,
0.66% of his services

27th 113th

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

46
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,886an average of $41 per time performed $1,058
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 (fluzone) ×

Service Code: Q2038
Performed in an office
46
times performed,
0.66% of his services

28th 175th

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

46
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,196an average of $26 per time performed $552
an average of $12 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
46
times performed,
0.66% of his services

29th 14th

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

37
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$828an average of $18 per time performed $138
an average of $3 per time performed
TEMPORARY CODES

Injection, perflutren lipid microspheres, per ml

Service Code: Q9957
Performed in an office
39
times performed,
0.56% of his services

30th 224th

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

24
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,970an average of $230 per time performed $1,833
an average of $47 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Vitamin d-3 level

Service Code: 82306
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
0.53% of his services

31st 139th

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

37
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$6,734an average of $182 per time performed $1,554
an average of $42 per time performed
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-... +

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-hour ekg ×

Service Code: 93227
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.45% of his services

32nd 51st

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

30
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$10,075an average of $325 per time performed $620
an average of $20 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scan of vena cava or groin graft or vessel blo... +

Ultrasound scan of vena cava or groin graft or vessel blood flow ×

Service Code: 93978
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.42% of his services

33rd 129th

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

29
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$16,472an average of $568 per time performed $3,799
an average of $131 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound study of arteries of both arms and legs

Service Code: 93922
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.4% of his services

34th 64th

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

28
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$8,008an average of $286 per time performed $2,128
an average of $76 per time performed
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm tracing of 48-hour ekg

Service Code: 93225
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.27% of his services

35th 63rd

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

17
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,370an average of $230 per time performed $361
an average of $19 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound study of arteries and arterial grafts of both ... +

Ultrasound study of arteries and arterial grafts of both legs ×

Service Code: 93925
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.27% of his services

36th 85th

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,476an average of $604 per time performed $2,527
an average of $133 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Digoxin level

Service Code: 80162
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.23% of his services

37th 202nd

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

15
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,552an average of $97 per time performed $304
an average of $19 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scan of veins of both arms or legs including a... +

Ultrasound scan of veins of both arms or legs including assessment of compression and functional maneuvers ×

Service Code: 93970
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.23% of his services

38th 117th

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

16
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,360an average of $585 per time performed $2,080
an average of $130 per time performed
MEDICINE

Evaluation of heart function using tilt table

Service Code: 93660
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.2% of his services

39th Alert

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in NC perform this service

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,000an average of $500 per time performed $1,680
an average of $120 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
13
times performed,
0.19% of his services

40th 5th

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,469an average of $113 per time performed $702
an average of $54 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Coagulation assessment blood test

Service Code: 85730
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.16% of his services

41st 121st

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

11
patients got this service, 0.93% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$924an average of $84 per time performed $99
an average of $9 per time performed
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm symptom-related interpretation of 24-hour ek... +

Heart rhythm symptom-related interpretation of 24-hour ekg monitoring up to 30 days ×

Service Code: 93272
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.16% of his services

42nd 88th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.93% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,199an average of $109 per time performed $176
an average of $16 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 "Cardiovascular Disease." 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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