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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $113 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
967
Rank: 8th
out of 812 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
3,341
Rank: 33rd
out of 812 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
3.5 This Provider
Avg 3.4
Total Paid
by Medicare
$103K
Rank: 30th
out of 812 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$106 This Provider
Avg $113

How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all of his Part B patients.

Who Patients See Before and After This Provider

Providers often refer their patients to a small network of other providers and organizations. Here’s who patients saw the most patients within 30 days before or after this provider in 2014.

Individuals

KENNETH CLONINGER

JOSEPH URASH

DOUGLAS BOYETTE

DANIEL DAVIS

TRACY PHELPS

Organizations

CLEVELAND COUNTY HEALTH...

AMERIPATH FLORIDA LLC

Patients saw before

PHILLIP TALBERT PA-C

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 49 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
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

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

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99212
Performed in an office
957
times performed,
29% of his services

1st 17th

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

636
patients got this service, 66% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$66,990an average of $70 per time performed $22,212
an average of $23 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
398
times performed,
12% of his services

2nd 18th

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

77
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,990an average of $5 per time performed $490
an average of $1 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of single growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11100
Performed in an office
331
times performed,
10% of his services

3rd 29th

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

297
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$46,340an average of $140 per time performed $18,142
an average of $55 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 2-14 skin growths

Service Code: 17003
Performed in an office
314
times performed,
9% of his services

4th 5th

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

133
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$6,280an average of $20 per time performed $1,793
an average of $6 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
283
times performed,
8% of his services

5th 16th

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

232
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$31,130an average of $110 per time performed $10,233
an average of $36 per time performed
medical
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
272
times performed,
8% of his services

6th 38th

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

272
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$32,640an average of $120 per time performed $9,773
an average of $36 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
185
times performed,
6% of his services

7th 1st

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

165
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$16,650an average of $90 per time performed $7,276
an average of $39 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of each additional growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11101
Performed in an office
73
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 62nd

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

63
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,380an average of $60 per time performed $1,386
an average of $19 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of up to 14 skin growths

Service Code: 17110
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
1% of his services

9th 36th

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

30
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$6,450an average of $150 per time performed $2,446
an average of $57 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Injection of up to 7 skin growths

Service Code: 11900
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 132nd

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

27
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,880an average of $80 per time performed $953
an average of $26 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) of t... +

Removal of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) of the face, ears, eyelids, nose, or lips ×

Service Code: 11641
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.9% of his services

11th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

26
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$10,500an average of $350 per time performed $4,327
an average of $144 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of t... +

Removal of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of the face, ears, eyelids, nose, or lips ×

Service Code: 11642
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.63% of his services

12th 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
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,400an average of $400 per time performed $3,151
an average of $150 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) of the trunk, ... +

Removal of growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) of the trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 11401
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.51% of his services

13th 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
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,740an average of $220 per time performed $1,461
an average of $86 per time performed
medical
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Biopsy of ear

Service Code: 69100
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.51% of his services

14th 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
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,805an average of $165 per time performed $878
an average of $52 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of t... +

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

Service Code: 11602
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.48% of his services

15th 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
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,200an average of $325 per time performed $2,408
an average of $150 per time performed
medical
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
15
times performed,
0.45% of his services

16th 134th

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,450an average of $230 per time performed $1,480
an average of $99 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) of t... +

Removal of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) of the trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 11601
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.42% of his services

17th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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
$4,200an average of $300 per time performed $1,867
an average of $133 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of t... +

Removal of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of the scalp, neck, hands, feet, or genitals ×

Service Code: 11622
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.39% of his services

18th 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, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,550an average of $350 per time performed $1,854
an average of $143 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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Phillip R. Talbert
Average for Physician Assistant, Medical 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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