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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $228 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
868
Rank: 95th
out of 277 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
10,025
Rank: 25th
out of 277 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
11.5 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 5.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$300K
Rank: 50th
out of 277 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$346 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $228

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

MUAMMAR ARIDA

RON YAAR

DAVID UGLAND

LEWIS GASKIN

PETER JUSTIS

Organizations

THE CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBU...

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL

Patients saw before

CURTIS SCHUPBACH MD

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 45 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
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 2-14 skin growths

Service Code: 17003
Performed in an office
5,088
times performed,
51% of his services

1st 1st

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

495
patients got this service, 57% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$47,725an average of $9 per time performed $36,328
an average of $7 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
1,560
times performed,
16% of his services

2nd 7th

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

755
patients got this service, 87% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$64,834an average of $42 per time performed $49,670
an average of $32 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of up to 14 skin growths

Service Code: 17110
Performed in an office
1,148
times performed,
11% of his services

3rd 8th

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

723
patients got this service, 83% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$117,980an average of $103 per time performed $80,222
an average of $70 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 15 or more skin growths

Service Code: 17004
Performed in an office
777
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 13th

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

450
patients got this service, 52% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$109,557an average of $141 per time performed $75,012
an average of $97 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
710
times performed,
7% of his services

5th 3rd

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

513
patients got this service, 59% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$50,382an average of $71 per time performed $21,208
an average of $30 per time performed
drug
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Methotrexate sodium, 5 mg

Service Code: J9250
Performed in an office
120
times performed,
1% of his services

6th 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, 2% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$19an average of $0 per time performed $14
an average of $0 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of single growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11100
Performed in an office
98
times performed,
0.98% of his services

7th 4th

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

89
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$9,517an average of $97 per time performed $5,331
an average of $54 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, betamethasone acetate 3mg and betamethasone so... +

Injection, betamethasone acetate 3mg and betamethasone sodium phosphate 3mg ×

Service Code: J0702
Performed in an office
68
times performed,
0.68% of his services

8th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

29
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$375an average of $6 per time performed $294
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Injection of up to 7 skin growths

Service Code: 11900
Performed in an office
54
times performed,
0.54% of his services

9th 27th

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

43
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,812an average of $52 per time performed $1,462
an average of $27 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) ... +

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

Service Code: 17261
Performed in an office
39
times performed,
0.39% of his services

10th 24th

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

36
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,240an average of $134 per time performed $4,003
an average of $103 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 15 or more skin growths

Service Code: 17111
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.28% of his services

11th 54th

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

23
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$3,420an average of $122 per time performed $2,262
an average of $81 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Chemotherapy into a lesion, more than 7 lesions

Service Code: 96406
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.28% of his services

12th 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, 2% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,153an average of $77 per time performed $1,345
an average of $48 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
25
times performed,
0.25% of his services

13th 14th

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: 1.1)
$4,100an average of $164 per time performed $2,963
an average of $119 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) ... +

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

Service Code: 17281
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.24% of his services

14th 26th

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: 1.1)
$4,011an average of $167 per time performed $2,893
an average of $121 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 face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips, or mouth ×

Service Code: 17282
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.21% of his services

15th 28th

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,038an average of $192 per time performed $2,988
an average of $142 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
21
times performed,
0.21% of his services

16th 12th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$39an average of $2 per time performed $28
an average of $1 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (0.5 centimeters or less)... +

Destruction of malignant growth (0.5 centimeters or less) of face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips, or mouth ×

Service Code: 17280
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.2% of his services

17th 76th

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,641an average of $132 per time performed $2,070
an average of $104 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Shaving of 0.6 centimeters to 1.0 centimeters skin growth... +

Shaving of 0.6 centimeters to 1.0 centimeters skin growth of the trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 11301
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.19% of his services

18th 16th

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,115an average of $111 per time performed $1,615
an average of $85 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Shaving of 0.5 centimeters or less skin growth of the tru... +

Shaving of 0.5 centimeters or less skin growth of the trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 11300
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.18% of his services

19th 42nd

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)
$1,623an average of $90 per time performed $788
an average of $44 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Drainage of abscess

Service Code: 10060
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.16% of his services

20th 63rd

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)
$1,768an average of $110 per time performed $1,386
an average of $87 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 scalp, neck, hands, feet, or genitals ×

Service Code: 17272
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.14% of his services

21st 33rd

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: 1.1)
$2,449an average of $175 per time performed $1,785
an average of $128 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Shaving of 0.5 centimeters or less skin growth of face, e... +

Shaving of 0.5 centimeters or less skin growth of face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips, or mouth ×

Service Code: 11310
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.14% of his services

22nd 44th

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,481an average of $106 per time performed $1,032
an average of $74 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (0.5 centimeters or less)... +

Destruction of malignant growth (0.5 centimeters or less) of trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 17260
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.12% of his services

23rd 114th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,062an average of $89 per time performed $625
an average of $52 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
12
times performed,
0.12% of his services

24th 9th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$372an average of $31 per time performed $291
an average of $24 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
11
times performed,
0.11% of his services

25th 2nd

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$768an average of $70 per time performed $527
an average of $48 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Shaving of 0.6 centimeters to 1.0 centimeters skin growth... +

Shaving of 0.6 centimeters to 1.0 centimeters skin growth of face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips, or mouth ×

Service Code: 11311
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.11% of his services

26th 30th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,147an average of $104 per time performed $859
an average of $78 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.

Curtis Wayne Schupbach
Average for Dermatology 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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