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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $233 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,567
Rank: 32nd
out of 2,711 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
10,596
Rank: 163rd
out of 2,711 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
6.8 This Provider
Avg 5.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$398K
Rank: 64th
out of 2,711 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$254 This Provider
Avg $233

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

Who Patients See Before and After This Provider

Providers often refer their patients to a small network of other providers and organizations. Here’s who patients saw the most patients within 30 days before or after this provider, from Jan. 2012 to June 2013.

Individuals

DAVID ALLISON

CYNTHIA LEE

MAX FAYKUS

MANUEL LOPEZ

TERRI ZACCO

Organizations

HARNETT HEALTH SYSTEM INC

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

Patients saw before

Lakshman Rao

Patients saw after

Individuals

DAVID ALLISON

MAX FAYKUS

MANUEL LOPEZ

CYNTHIA LEE

TERRI ZACCO

Organizations

HARNETT HEALTH SYSTEM INC

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 35 different services in 2012
CATEGORY
Description of Service
Times Performed (or Units) This Service's Rank Patients Unique Visits
Per Patient
Billed to Medicare Payments from Medicare
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
2,148
times performed,
20% of his services

1st 2nd

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

711
patients got this service, 45% of his patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$279,240an average of $130 per time performed $100,956
an average of $47 per time performed
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
1,532
times performed,
14% of his services

2nd 4th

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

317
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
4.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$206,820an average of $135 per time performed $82,728
an average of $54 per time performed
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
1,050
times performed,
10% of his services

3rd 94th

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

216
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
4.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$86,100an average of $82 per time performed $30,450
an average of $29 per time performed
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
900
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 1st

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

456
patients got this service, 29% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$178,200an average of $198 per time performed $61,200
an average of $68 per time performed
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
689
times performed,
7% of his services

5th 108th

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

126
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
5.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3)
$56,498an average of $82 per time performed $19,292
an average of $28 per time performed
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
634
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 20th

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

442
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$21,556an average of $34 per time performed $3,804
an average of $6 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
469
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 29th

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

320
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$62,846an average of $134 per time performed $24,857
an average of $53 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
453
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 8th

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

78
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
5.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.5)
$9,966an average of $22 per time performed $2,718
an average of $6 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 1mg

Service Code: J1100
Performed in an office
392
times performed,
4% of his services

9th 32nd

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

72
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$392an average of $1 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
DRUGS

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

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
293
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 35th

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

104
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.7)
$2,051an average of $7 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99222
Performed in a facility
270
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 48th

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

217
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$69,120an average of $256 per time performed $27,000
an average of $100 per time performed
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
245
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 30th

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

245
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,165an average of $17 per time performed $3,430
an average of $14 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
245
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 13th

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

245
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,125an average of $25 per time performed $5,635
an average of $23 per time performed
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
196
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 23rd

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

151
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$7,448an average of $38 per time performed $2,548
an average of $13 per time performed
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
189
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 16th

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

43
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
4.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.3)
$7,182an average of $38 per time performed $2,457
an average of $13 per time performed
MEDICINE

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

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

Service Code: 96372
Performed in an office
161
times performed,
2% of his services

16th 18th

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

59
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3)
$7,245an average of $45 per time performed $2,576
an average of $16 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81000
Performed in an office
120
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 74th

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

93
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,080an average of $9 per time performed $480
an average of $4 per time performed
MEDICINE

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

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

Service Code: 93306
Performed in a facility
81
times performed,
0.76% of his services

18th 125th

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

80
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,773an average of $133 per time performed $4,050
an average of $50 per time performed
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
63
times performed,
0.59% of his services

19th 39th

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

42
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$4,725an average of $75 per time performed $1,827
an average of $29 per time performed
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
53
times performed,
0.5% of his services

20th 47th

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

48
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.9)
$5,300an average of $100 per time performed $2,650
an average of $50 per time performed
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
53
times performed,
0.5% of his services

21st 3rd

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

53
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$636an average of $12 per time performed $159
an average of $3 per time performed
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
37
times performed,
0.35% of his services

22nd 76th

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

27
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$3,700an average of $100 per time performed $1,813
an average of $49 per time performed
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
35
times performed,
0.33% of his services

23rd 34th

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

25
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.8)
$350an average of $10 per time performed $105
an average of $3 per time performed
MEDICINE

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

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

Service Code: 93351
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
0.32% of his services

24th 380th

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

34
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$16,286an average of $479 per time performed $5,610
an average of $165 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound study of arteries of both arms and legs

Service Code: 93922
Performed in a facility
31
times performed,
0.29% of his services

25th Alert

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

31
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$744an average of $24 per time performed $279
an average of $9 per time performed
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
31
times performed,
0.29% of his services

26th 451st

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

29
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,100an average of $100 per time performed $2,108
an average of $68 per time performed
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
30
times performed,
0.28% of his services

27th 285th

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

29
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,610an average of $187 per time performed $1,950
an average of $65 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care discharge

Service Code: 99217
Performed in a facility
19
times performed,
0.18% of his services

28th 59th

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)
$2,565an average of $135 per time performed $1,007
an average of $53 per time performed
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
16
times performed,
0.15% of his services

29th 203rd

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

16
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$720an average of $45 per time performed $272
an average of $17 per time performed
MEDICINE

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

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

Service Code: 93018
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.15% of his services

30th 178th

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

16
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$640an average of $40 per time performed $192
an average of $12 per time performed
MEDICINE

Chest ultrasound examination of heart

Service Code: 93307
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.15% of his services

31st Alert

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

16
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,760an average of $110 per time performed $576
an average of $36 per time performed
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
16
times performed,
0.15% of his services

32nd 324th

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

16
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$304an average of $19 per time performed $96
an average of $6 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Smoking and tobacco use intermediate counseling, greater ... +

Smoking and tobacco use intermediate counseling, greater than 3 minutes up to 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99406
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.15% of his services

33rd 143rd

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

15
patients got this service, 0.96% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$416an average of $26 per time performed $112
an average of $7 per time performed
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
15
times performed,
0.14% of his services

34th 403rd

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

15
patients got this service, 0.96% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,500an average of $100 per time performed $990
an average of $66 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

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

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

Service Code: 99202
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.12% of his services

35th 195th

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

13
patients got this service, 0.83% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,781an average of $137 per time performed $624
an average of $48 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care typically 70 minutes per day

Service Code: 99220
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.12% of his services

36th 61st

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

13
patients got this service, 0.83% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,796an average of $292 per time performed $1,690
an average of $130 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 3... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 30 minutes ×

Service Code: 99203
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.1% of his services

37th 88th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,189an average of $199 per time performed $814
an average of $74 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation or inpatient care moderate severity,... +

Hospital observation or inpatient care moderate severity, 50 minutes per day' ×

Service Code: 99235
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.1% of his services

38th 444th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,685an average of $335 per time performed $1,309
an average of $119 per time performed

Sources: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Plan and Provider Enumeration System, American Medical Association

Services that begin with a letter come from CMS. All other codes and descriptions of the medical procedures are from the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set, copyright 2013 American Medical Association. All rights reserved. Where practical, AMA’s consumer friendly translation of the CPT descriptor was used. ProPublica has received permission from the AMA to use these codes on this site.

Notes: This provider has a self-reported specialty of "Internal Medicine." In some cases the self-reported specialty may differ from the specialty listed above, which comes from Medicare. Medicare redacted this data for any services provided to fewer than 11 patients.

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