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This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $241 per patient in 2013.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,824
Rank: 26th
out of 2,400 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
9,883
Rank: 180th
out of 2,400 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
5.4 This Provider
Avg 6.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$378K
Rank: 67th
out of 2,400 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$207 This Provider
Avg $241

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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Lakshman Rao
Average for Internal Medicine Providers in North Carolina

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 69 different services in 2013
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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
2,508
times performed,
25% of his services

1st 2nd

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

733
patients got this service, 40% of his patients
3.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$326,040an average of $130 per time performed $112,383
an average of $45 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
1,130
times performed,
11% of his services

2nd 1st

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

439
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$223,740an average of $198 per time performed $78,320
an average of $69 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
850
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd 23rd

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

620
patients got this service, 34% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$28,985an average of $34 per time performed $4,641
an average of $5 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
757
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 4th

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

252
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$102,195an average of $135 per time performed $40,000
an average of $53 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
638
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 107th

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

226
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$52,316an average of $82 per time performed $18,215
an average of $29 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
506
times performed,
5% of his services

6th 11th

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

82
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
6.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.2)
$11,132an average of $22 per time performed $2,692
an average of $5 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
443
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 41st

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

193
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$33,225an average of $75 per time performed $12,648
an average of $29 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
411
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 32nd

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

267
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$55,074an average of $134 per time performed $21,869
an average of $53 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
334
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 137th

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

129
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$27,388an average of $82 per time performed $10,053
an average of $30 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 1mg

Service Code: J1100
Performed in an office
276
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 29th

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

72
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$138an average of $1 per time performed $19
an average of $0 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
256
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 20th

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

184
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$9,728an average of $38 per time performed $3,136
an average of $12 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
226
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 17th

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

52
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
4.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.1)
$8,588an average of $38 per time performed $3,119
an average of $14 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
207
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 55th

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

163
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$52,992an average of $256 per time performed $20,385
an average of $98 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
126
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 51st

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

100
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$12,600an average of $100 per time performed $6,345
an average of $50 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
117
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 87th

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

81
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$11,700an average of $100 per time performed $5,946
an average of $51 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Injection into tissue or muscle for therapy, diagnosis, o... +

Injection into tissue or muscle for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96372
Performed in an office
110
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 16th

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

55
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.9)
$4,950an average of $45 per time performed $2,009
an average of $18 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
100
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 14th

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

98
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,490an average of $25 per time performed $2,305
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
84
times performed,
0.85% of his services

18th 22nd

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

68
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$756an average of $9 per time performed $255
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

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

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

Service Code: 93307
Performed in a facility
66
times performed,
0.67% of his services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

64
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,260an average of $110 per time performed $2,205
an average of $33 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 (fluvirin) ×

Service Code: Q2037
Performed in an office
58
times performed,
0.59% of his services

20th 31st

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

56
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$986an average of $17 per time performed $817
an average of $14 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

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

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
54
times performed,
0.55% of his services

21st 36th

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

35
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.6)
$378an average of $7 per time performed $59
an average of $1 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound study of arteries of legs

Service Code: 93922
Performed in a facility
53
times performed,
0.54% of his services

22nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

50
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,272an average of $24 per time performed $483
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial nursing facility initial visit, typically 25 minutes +

Initial nursing facility initial visit, typically 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99304
Performed in a facility
36
times performed,
0.36% of his services

23rd 392nd

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

36
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,600an average of $100 per time performed $2,434
an average of $68 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
35
times performed,
0.35% of his services

24th 6th

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

21
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$6,790an average of $194 per time performed $2,702
an average of $77 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
28
times performed,
0.28% of his services

25th 76th

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

25
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$252an average of $9 per time performed $122
an average of $4 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
27
times performed,
0.27% of his services

26th 273rd

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

27
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$513an average of $19 per time performed $162
an average of $6 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial nursing facility initial visit, typically 25 minutes +

Initial nursing facility initial visit, typically 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99304
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.26% of his services

27th 515th

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

26
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,600an average of $100 per time performed $1,794
an average of $69 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
26
times performed,
0.26% of his services

28th 284th

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

26
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,862an average of $187 per time performed $1,652
an average of $64 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 30 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 30 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99221
Performed in a facility
25
times performed,
0.25% of his services

29th 136th

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)
$4,727an average of $189 per time performed $1,756
an average of $70 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

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

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

Service Code: 93351
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.22% of his services

30th 405th

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

21
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,538an average of $479 per time performed $3,636
an average of $165 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
22
times performed,
0.22% of his services

31st 43rd

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

22
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$1,760an average of $80 per time performed $576
an average of $26 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
20
times performed,
0.2% of his services

32nd 40th

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

17
patients got this service, 0.93% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$200an average of $10 per time performed $64
an average of $3 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
19
times performed,
0.19% of his services

33rd 15th

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)
$7,163an average of $377 per time performed $2,772
an average of $146 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
19
times performed,
0.19% of his services

34th 220th

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)
$2,603an average of $137 per time performed $780
an average of $41 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care discharge

Service Code: 99217
Performed in a facility
18
times performed,
0.18% of his services

35th 52nd

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

18
patients got this service, 0.99% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,430an average of $135 per time performed $966
an average of $54 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urinalysis, manual test

Service Code: 81002
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.17% of his services

36th 46th

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

14
patients got this service, 0.77% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$153an average of $9 per time performed $59
an average of $3 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
16
times performed,
0.16% of his services

37th 73rd

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

16
patients got this service, 0.88% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$160an average of $10 per time performed $126
an average of $8 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 (afluria) ×

Service Code: Q2035
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.13% of his services

38th 118th

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

13
patients got this service, 0.71% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$195an average of $15 per time performed $147
an average of $11 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 (fluzone) ×

Service Code: Q2038
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.13% of his services

39th 50th

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

13
patients got this service, 0.71% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$650an average of $50 per time performed $153
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

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

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

Service Code: 93350
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.12% of his services

40th 383rd

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

11
patients got this service, 0.6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,788an average of $149 per time performed $604
an average of $50 per time performed

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

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