Treatment Tracker

The Doctors and Services in Medicare Part B

How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $1,046 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 56 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
772
Rank: 13th
out of 130 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
17,997
Rank: 54th
out of 130 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
23.3 This Provider
Avg 55.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$511K
Rank: 50th
out of 130 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$662 This Provider
Avg $1,046

Note: About 38% of this provider’s Medicare payments were for drugs administered in his office.
This is intended to reimburse the provider for purchasing the drugs, plus an additional percentage for overhead.

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 within 30 days before or after this provider in 2014.

Patients saw before

PAUL FERRELL MD

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 151 different services in 2014

All Services

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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
drug
DRUGS

Injection infliximab, 10 mg

Service Code: J1745
Performed in an office
2,450
times performed,
14% of his services

1st 2nd

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
4.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5)
$294,000an average of $120 per time performed $136,147
an average of $56 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
1,497
times performed,
8% of his services

2nd 8th

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

520
patients got this service, 67% of his patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$22,455an average of $15 per time performed $4,386
an average of $3 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
1,273
times performed,
7% of his services

3rd 9th

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

490
patients got this service, 63% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$35,644an average of $28 per time performed $13,125
an average of $10 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
948
times performed,
5% of his services

4th 7th

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

487
patients got this service, 63% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$189,600an average of $200 per time performed $62,796
an average of $66 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
944
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 23rd

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

484
patients got this service, 63% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$28,320an average of $30 per time performed $9,166
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation +

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation ×

Service Code: 85651
Performed in an office
454
times performed,
3% of his services

6th 25th

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

231
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$6,810an average of $15 per time performed $2,134
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Measurement c-reactive protein for detection of infection... +

Measurement c-reactive protein for detection of infection or inflammation ×

Service Code: 86140
Performed in an office
454
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 17th

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

232
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$9,080an average of $20 per time performed $3,110
an average of $7 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
441
times performed,
2% of his services

8th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

37
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
11.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,938an average of $18 per time performed $2,320
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
432
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 74th

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

297
patients got this service, 38% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$20,736an average of $48 per time performed $5,849
an average of $14 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Vitamin d-3 level

Service Code: 82306
Performed in an office
414
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 28th

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

339
patients got this service, 44% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$37,260an average of $90 per time performed $16,278
an average of $39 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
402
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 10th

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

210
patients got this service, 27% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$53,868an average of $134 per time performed $19,421
an average of $48 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
398
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 75th

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

83
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
4.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$17,910an average of $45 per time performed $4,887
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81000
Performed in an office
384
times performed,
2% of his services

13th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

280
patients got this service, 36% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,760an average of $15 per time performed $1,617
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
322
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 68th

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

244
patients got this service, 32% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$19,320an average of $60 per time performed $6,936
an average of $22 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
272
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 40th

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

269
patients got this service, 35% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$72,896an average of $268 per time performed $22,886
an average of $84 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood creatinine level

Service Code: 82565
Performed in an office
269
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 16th

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

115
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$5,380an average of $20 per time performed $694
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver enzyme (sgot), level

Service Code: 84450
Performed in an office
257
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 34th

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

106
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$5,140an average of $20 per time performed $612
an average of $2 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver enzyme (sgpt), level

Service Code: 84460
Performed in an office
257
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 35th

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

105
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$5,140an average of $20 per time performed $607
an average of $2 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Albumin (protein) level

Service Code: 82040
Performed in an office
254
times performed,
1% of his services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

104
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,572an average of $18 per time performed $538
an average of $2 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
247
times performed,
1% of his services

20th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

247
patients got this service, 32% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$61,750an average of $250 per time performed $26,303
an average of $106 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
224
times performed,
1% of his services

21st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

126
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,960an average of $40 per time performed $2,869
an average of $13 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 (flulaval) ×

Service Code: Q2036
Performed in an office
216
times performed,
1% of his services

22nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

216
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,128an average of $33 per time performed $1,817
an average of $8 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
215
times performed,
1% of his services

23rd 60th

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

215
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,945an average of $23 per time performed $4,846
an average of $23 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Infusion, normal saline solution , 250 cc

Service Code: J7050
Performed in an office
209
times performed,
1% of his services

24th 14th

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

38
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.1)
$4,180an average of $20 per time performed $54
an average of $0 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
186
times performed,
1% of his services

25th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

63
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$37,200an average of $200 per time performed $14,690
an average of $79 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
159
times performed,
0.88% of his services

26th 21st

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

94
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$23,532an average of $148 per time performed $6,606
an average of $42 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ibandronate sodium, 1 mg

Service Code: J1740
Performed in an office
156
times performed,
0.87% of his services

27th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
3.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$41,652an average of $267 per time performed $17,160
an average of $110 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein

Service Code: 96415
Performed in an office
156
times performed,
0.87% of his services

28th 15th

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
4.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.5)
$11,780an average of $76 per time performed $3,210
an average of $21 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads w... +

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads with interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93010
Performed in a facility
153
times performed,
0.85% of his services

29th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

121
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,473an average of $23 per time performed $984
an average of $6 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of chest, 2 views, front and side

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
150
times performed,
0.83% of his services

30th 70th

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

130
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$12,300an average of $82 per time performed $3,275
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Screening mammography, producing direct digital image, bi... +

Screening mammography, producing direct digital image, bilateral, all views ×

Service Code: G0202
Performed in an office
141
times performed,
0.78% of his services

31st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

141
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$38,775an average of $275 per time performed $17,533
an average of $124 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Computer analysis of screening mammogram to assist detect... +

Computer analysis of screening mammogram to assist detection of cancer ×

Service Code: 77052
Performed in an office
141
times performed,
0.78% of his services

32nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

141
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,224an average of $30 per time performed $1,335
an average of $9 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
120
times performed,
0.67% of his services

33rd 13th

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

74
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,788an average of $15 per time performed $164
an average of $1 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
105
times performed,
0.58% of his services

34th 100th

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

74
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,730an average of $26 per time performed $1,083
an average of $10 per time performed
drug
NA

Injection, zoledronic acid, 1 mg

Service Code: J3489
Performed in an office
105
times performed,
0.58% of his services

35th 22nd

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

21
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$42,000an average of $400 per time performed $5,357
an average of $51 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urine microalbumin (protein) level

Service Code: 82043
Performed in an office
104
times performed,
0.58% of his services

36th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

79
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,640an average of $35 per time performed $797
an average of $8 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
103
times performed,
0.57% of his services

37th 92nd

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

79
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,266an average of $22 per time performed $706
an average of $7 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein up to 1 hour

Service Code: 96413
Performed in an office
94
times performed,
0.52% of his services

38th 11th

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
5.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.5)
$28,200an average of $300 per time performed $9,041
an average of $96 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Uric acid level, blood

Service Code: 84550
Performed in an office
91
times performed,
0.51% of his services

39th 43rd

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

48
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,820an average of $20 per time performed $442
an average of $5 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
90
times performed,
0.5% of his services

40th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

85
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,950an average of $55 per time performed $1,060
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Prostate cancer screening; prostate specific antigen test... +

Prostate cancer screening; prostate specific antigen test (psa) ×

Service Code: G0103
Performed in an office
85
times performed,
0.47% of his services

41st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

85
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,100an average of $60 per time performed $2,046
an average of $24 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Bone density measurement using dedicated x-ray machine

Service Code: 77080
Performed in an office
64
times performed,
0.36% of his services

42nd 27th

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

64
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$18,688an average of $292 per time performed $2,877
an average of $45 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
54
times performed,
0.3% of his services

43rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

54
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,700an average of $50 per time performed $1,149
an average of $21 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bacterial urine culture

Service Code: 87088
Performed in an office
52
times performed,
0.29% of his services

44th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

41
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,456an average of $28 per time performed $552
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
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
49
times performed,
0.27% of his services

45th 93rd

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
3.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3)
$5,243an average of $107 per time performed $1,893
an average of $39 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
47
times performed,
0.26% of his services

46th 139th

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

44
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$17,860an average of $380 per time performed $6,919
an average of $147 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
45
times performed,
0.25% of his services

47th 41st

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

31
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$675an average of $15 per time performed $101
an average of $2 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, more than 30 minutes

Service Code: 99239
Performed in a facility
44
times performed,
0.24% of his services

48th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

33
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$9,020an average of $205 per time performed $3,584
an average of $81 per time performed
medical
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Removal of impact ear wax, one ear

Service Code: 69210
Performed in an office
38
times performed,
0.21% of his services

49th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

34
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,686an average of $97 per time performed $1,208
an average of $32 per time performed
medical
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
36
times performed,
0.2% of his services

50th 32nd

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$1,620an average of $45 per time performed $643
an average of $18 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Administration of 1 vaccine

Service Code: 90471
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
0.19% of his services

51st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

34
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,575an average of $45 per time performed $583
an average of $17 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of hand, 2 views

Service Code: 73120
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
0.19% of his services

52nd 31st

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,240an average of $64 per time performed $693
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.18% of his services

53rd 61st

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,376an average of $72 per time performed $729
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of foot, 2 views

Service Code: 73620
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.15% of his services

54th 51st

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,728an average of $64 per time performed $527
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Ferritin (blood protein) level

Service Code: 82728
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.14% of his services

55th 130th

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

23
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,040an average of $40 per time performed $474
an average of $18 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
25
times performed,
0.14% of his services

56th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

23
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,125an average of $125 per time performed $923
an average of $37 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron level

Service Code: 83540
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.14% of his services

57th 154th

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

22
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$450an average of $18 per time performed $216
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron binding capacity

Service Code: 83550
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.14% of his services

58th 155th

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

22
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$625an average of $25 per time performed $292
an average of $12 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 20 mg

Service Code: J1020
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.13% of his services

59th 80th

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

23
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 $10 per time performed $64
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Evaluation of antimicrobial drug (antibiotic, antifungal,... +

Evaluation of antimicrobial drug (antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral) ×

Service Code: 87184
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.13% of his services

60th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$506an average of $22 per time performed $212
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
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
23
times performed,
0.13% of his services

61st 45th

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

23
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,786an average of $382 per time performed $3,336
an average of $145 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroxine (thyroid chemical) measurement

Service Code: 84439
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.12% of his services

62nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$792an average of $36 per time performed $265
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosi... +

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosis up to 1 hour ×

Service Code: 96365
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.12% of his services

63rd 48th

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

21
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,877an average of $137 per time performed $1,009
an average of $48 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
19
times performed,
0.11% of his services

64th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,995an average of $105 per time performed $1,406
an average of $74 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

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

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

Service Code: 20605
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.1% of his services

65th 93rd

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,016an average of $112 per time performed $622
an average of $35 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Rheumatoid factor level

Service Code: 86431
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.09% of his services

66th 46th

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$374an average of $22 per time performed $122
an average of $7 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.09% of his services

67th 148th

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$720an average of $45 per time performed $371
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Computer analysis of diagnostic mammogram

Service Code: 77051
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.08% of his services

68th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$410an average of $29 per time performed $106
an average of $8 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of lower and sacral spine, 2 or 3 views

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.07% of his services

69th 62nd

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,183an average of $91 per time performed $336
an average of $26 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Psa (prostate specific antigen) measurement

Service Code: 84153
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.07% of his services

70th 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, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$780an average of $60 per time performed $320
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of pelvis, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 72170
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.07% of his services

71st 109th

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)
$876an average of $73 per time performed $261
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of paranasal sinus, complete, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 70220
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.07% of his services

72nd 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, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,308an average of $109 per time performed $293
an average of $24 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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Paul Brent Ferrell
Average for Rheumatology 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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