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, $245 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
1,641
Rank: 21st
out of 2,484 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
8,938
Rank: 173rd
out of 2,484 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
5.4 This Provider
Avg 6.3
Total Paid
by Medicare
$339K
Rank: 83rd
out of 2,484 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$207 This Provider
Avg $245

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.

Individuals

MANUEL LOPEZ

DAVID ALLISON

AFAQUE AKHTAR

MAX FAYKUS

ALI NASIM

Organizations

HARNETT HEALTH SYSTEM, ...

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

Patients saw before

LAKSHMAN RAO MD

Patients saw after

Individuals

MANUEL LOPEZ

DAVID ALLISON

MAX FAYKUS

VISWANATHA REDDY

ALI NASIM

Organizations

HARNETT HEALTH SYSTEM, ...

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 58 different services in 2014

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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 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in an office
2,577
times performed,
29% of his services

1st 2nd

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

662
patients got this service, 40% of his patients
3.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$335,010an average of $130 per time performed $116,944
an average of $45 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 10 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 10 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99307
Performed in a facility
1,134
times performed,
13% of his services

2nd 100th

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

294
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
3.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$92,988an average of $82 per time performed $36,356
an average of $32 per time performed
medical
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
720
times performed,
8% of his services

3rd 4th

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

277
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$97,200an average of $135 per time performed $39,017
an average of $54 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
589
times performed,
7% of his services

4th 26th

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

444
patients got this service, 27% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$19,066an average of $32 per time performed $3,705
an average of $6 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
486
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 1st

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

271
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$96,228an average of $198 per time performed $32,980
an average of $68 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
389
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 10th

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

57
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
6.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.1)
$8,558an average of $22 per time performed $2,046
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
341
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 35th

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

246
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$45,694an average of $134 per time performed $18,404
an average of $54 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99231
Performed in a facility
287
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 41st

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

159
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$21,525an average of $75 per time performed $8,481
an average of $30 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
280
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 24th

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

176
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$10,640an average of $38 per time performed $3,111
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
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
255
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 59th

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

203
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$65,280an average of $256 per time performed $26,120
an average of $102 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 10 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 10 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99307
Performed in an office
251
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 127th

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

80
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$20,582an average of $82 per time performed $7,276
an average of $29 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 1mg

Service Code: J1100
Performed in an office
200
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 30th

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

49
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$100an average of $1 per time performed $20
an average of $0 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
195
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 20th

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

48
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
4.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3)
$7,410an average of $38 per time performed $2,619
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
187
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 13th

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

184
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,666an average of $25 per time performed $4,282
an average of $23 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
186
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 119th

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

185
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,106an average of $17 per time performed $1,548
an average of $8 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial nursing facility visit, typically 25 minutes per day +

Initial nursing facility visit, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99304
Performed in a facility
130
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 350th

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

127
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,000an average of $100 per time performed $8,979
an average of $69 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urinalysis, manual test

Service Code: 81002
Performed in an office
91
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 45th

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

78
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$819an average of $9 per time performed $308
an average of $3 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, vitamin b-12 cyanocobalamin, up to 1000 mcg

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
83
times performed,
0.93% of his services

18th 43rd

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

39
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.6)
$581an average of $7 per time performed $143
an average of $2 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
66
times performed,
0.74% of his services

19th 16th

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

35
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$2,970an average of $45 per time performed $1,039
an average of $16 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Chest ultrasound examination of heart

Service Code: 93307
Performed in a facility
64
times performed,
0.72% of his services

20th 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, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,040an average of $110 per time performed $2,209
an average of $35 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
35
times performed,
0.39% of his services

21st 14th

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

32
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,195an average of $377 per time performed $5,265
an average of $150 per time performed
medical
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
35
times performed,
0.39% of his services

22nd 56th

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

35
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3)
$3,500an average of $100 per time performed $1,782
an average of $51 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound study of arteries of both arms and legs

Service Code: 93922
Performed in a facility
35
times performed,
0.39% of his services

23rd 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, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$840an average of $24 per time performed $309
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

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

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

Service Code: 93224
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.28% of his services

24th 333rd

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

24
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,675an average of $187 per time performed $1,570
an average of $63 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
21
times performed,
0.23% of his services

25th 5th

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

13
patients got this service, 0.79% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$4,074an average of $194 per time performed $1,665
an average of $79 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

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

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

Service Code: 93016
Performed in a facility
19
times performed,
0.21% of his services

26th 181st

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

19
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$855an average of $45 per time performed $323
an average of $17 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound examination of the heart performed during rest... +

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

Service Code: 93350
Performed in a facility
18
times performed,
0.2% of his services

27th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

18
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,682an average of $149 per time performed $990
an average of $55 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation or inpatient care high severity, 55 ... +

Hospital observation or inpatient care high severity, 55 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99236
Performed in a facility
17
times performed,
0.19% of his services

28th 306th

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

17
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,400an average of $200 per time performed $2,631
an average of $155 per time performed
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
16
times performed,
0.18% of his services

29th 47th

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

16
patients got this service, 0.98% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$1,280an average of $80 per time performed $434
an average of $27 per time performed
medical
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 an office
15
times performed,
0.17% of his services

30th 57th

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

14
patients got this service, 0.85% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.1)
$1,500an average of $100 per time performed $635
an average of $42 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial nursing facility visit, typically 25 minutes per day +

Initial nursing facility visit, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99304
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.16% of his services

31st 421st

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

14
patients got this service, 0.85% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,400an average of $100 per time performed $884
an average of $63 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ceftriaxone sodium, per 250 mg

Service Code: J0696
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.13% of his services

32nd 40th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.67% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$96an average of $8 per time performed $6
an average of $1 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood glucose (sugar) test performed by hand-held instrument +

Blood glucose (sugar) test performed by hand-held instrument ×

Service Code: 82962
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.13% of his services

33rd 37th

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

12
patients got this service, 0.73% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$120an average of $10 per time performed $38
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care discharge

Service Code: 99217
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.13% of his services

34th 50th

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

12
patients got this service, 0.73% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,620an average of $135 per time performed $661
an average of $55 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement and graphic recording of total and timed exha... +

Measurement and graphic recording of total and timed exhaled air capacity ×

Service Code: 94010
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.12% of his services

35th 280th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.67% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$209an average of $19 per time performed $72
an average of $7 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care typically 70 minutes per day

Service Code: 99220
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.12% of his services

36th 49th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.67% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,212an average of $292 per time performed $1,448
an average of $132 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.

Hover over each slice to see percentage breakdown.

Lakshman Rao
Average for Internal Medicine 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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