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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $272 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,020
Rank: 107th
out of 344 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
4,946
Rank: 132nd
out of 344 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
4.8 This Provider
Avg 5.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$159K
Rank: 173rd
out of 344 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$156 This Provider
Avg $272

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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Pamela J. Guest
Average for Dermatology 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

Pamela J. Guest

Patients saw after

Individuals

REYNOLD GRINE

RON YAAR

PUSHKAR PHADKE

DONALD PULITZER

BENJAMIN STAHR

Organizations

FIRSTHEALTH OF THE CARO...

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 14 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
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 2-14 skin growths

Service Code: 17003
Performed in an office
1,585
times performed,
32% of her services

1st 1st

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

296
patients got this service, 29% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$39,625an average of $25 per time performed $7,925
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 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in an office
749
times performed,
15% of her services

2nd 2nd

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

667
patients got this service, 65% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$69,657an average of $93 per time performed $34,454
an average of $46 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
732
times performed,
15% of her services

3rd 4th

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

512
patients got this service, 50% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$49,776an average of $68 per time performed $20,496
an average of $28 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of single growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11100
Performed in an office
720
times performed,
15% of her services

4th 5th

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

554
patients got this service, 54% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$100,080an average of $139 per time performed $51,120
an average of $71 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of each additional growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11101
Performed in an office
489
times performed,
10% of her services

5th 9th

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

286
patients got this service, 28% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$29,829an average of $61 per time performed $11,736
an average of $24 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
467
times performed,
9% of her services

6th 3rd

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

362
patients got this service, 35% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$46,700an average of $100 per time performed $21,482
an average of $46 per time performed
DRUGS

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

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

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
55
times performed,
1% of her services

7th 15th

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$550an average of $10 per time performed $55
an average of $1 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of up to 14 skin growths

Service Code: 17110
Performed in an office
41
times performed,
0.83% of her services

8th 7th

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

39
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$6,437an average of $157 per time performed $3,075
an average of $75 per time performed
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
38
times performed,
0.77% of her services

9th 11th

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

38
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,498an average of $171 per time performed $2,128
an average of $56 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) ... +

Destruction of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 17262
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.34% of her services

10th 16th

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

15
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,995an average of $235 per time performed $2,108
an average of $124 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 15 or more skin growths

Service Code: 17004
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.32% of her services

11th 12th

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$5,600an average of $350 per time performed $1,984
an average of $124 per time performed
MEDICINE

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, di... +

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96372
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.28% of her services

12th 52nd

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$350an average of $25 per time performed $238
an average of $17 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
12
times performed,
0.24% of her services

13th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,980an average of $165 per time performed $1,236
an average of $103 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 2... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 20 minutes ×

Service Code: 99202
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.22% of her services

14th 10th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,265an average of $115 per time performed $550
an average of $50 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 "Specialist." 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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