ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Treatment Tracker

How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $272 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,022
Rank: 106th
out of 344 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
8,799
Rank: 41st
out of 344 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
8.6 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 5.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$336K
Rank: 70th
out of 344 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$329 This Provider
Avg $272

Office Visits

Story image rib

Top Billing

Related story »

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 W. Schupbach
Average for Dermatology 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

RON YAAR

MUAMMAR ARIDA

DAVID UGLAND

BALKUNJE SHENOY

JOHN BOURGEOIS

Organizations

SOLSTAS LAB PARTNERS GR...

THE CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBU...

Patients saw before

Curtis W. Schupbach

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 25 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
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 2-14 skin growths

Service Code: 17003
Performed in an office
3,712
times performed,
42% of his services

1st 1st

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

396
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$25,984an average of $7 per time performed $18,560
an average of $5 per time performed
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
1,708
times performed,
19% of his services

2nd 4th

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

879
patients got this service, 86% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$68,320an average of $40 per time performed $52,948
an average of $31 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 15 or more skin growths

Service Code: 17004
Performed in an office
1,123
times performed,
13% of his services

3rd 12th

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

668
patients got this service, 65% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$185,295an average of $165 per time performed $130,268
an average of $116 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of up to 14 skin growths

Service Code: 17110
Performed in an office
971
times performed,
11% of his services

4th 7th

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

703
patients got this service, 69% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$100,984an average of $104 per time performed $73,796
an average of $76 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
559
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 3rd

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

420
patients got this service, 41% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$42,484an average of $76 per time performed $19,565
an average of $35 per time performed
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Methotrexate sodium, 5 mg

Service Code: J9250
Performed in an office
116
times performed,
1% of his services

6th Alert

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$0an average of $0 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of single growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11100
Performed in an office
103
times performed,
1% of his services

7th 5th

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

89
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$10,094an average of $98 per time performed $5,974
an average of $58 per time performed
DRUGS

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

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

Service Code: J0702
Performed in an office
79
times performed,
0.9% of his services

8th 79th

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

33
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$474an average of $6 per time performed $316
an average of $4 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Injection of up to 7 skin growths

Service Code: 11900
Performed in an office
59
times performed,
0.67% of his services

9th 31st

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

49
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$3,127an average of $53 per time performed $1,593
an average of $27 per time performed
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
49
times performed,
0.56% of his services

10th 24th

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

40
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$6,664an average of $136 per time performed $4,949
an average of $101 per time performed
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
32
times performed,
0.36% of his services

11th 16th

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

29
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,280an average of $165 per time performed $3,872
an average of $121 per time performed
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
32
times performed,
0.36% of his services

12th 23rd

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

28
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,376an average of $168 per time performed $4,000
an average of $125 per time performed
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
31
times performed,
0.35% of his services

13th 19th

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

30
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,728an average of $88 per time performed $1,550
an average of $50 per time performed
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
31
times performed,
0.35% of his services

14th 71st

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

29
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,123an average of $133 per time performed $3,069
an average of $99 per time performed
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
30
times performed,
0.34% of his services

15th 30th

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

28
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,850an average of $195 per time performed $4,470
an average of $149 per time performed
MEDICINE

Chemotherapy into a lesion, more than 7 lesions

Service Code: 96406
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.32% of his services

16th Alert

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,324an average of $83 per time performed $1,596
an average of $57 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Drainage of abscess

Service Code: 10060
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.23% of his services

17th 74th

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,140an average of $107 per time performed $1,380
an average of $69 per time performed
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
19
times performed,
0.22% of his services

18th 38th

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,235an average of $65 per time performed $532
an average of $28 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of each additional growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11101
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.18% of his services

19th 9th

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)
$496an average of $31 per time performed $400
an average of $25 per time performed
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
16
times performed,
0.18% of his services

20th 41st

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)
$1,280an average of $80 per time performed $704
an average of $44 per time performed
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
15
times performed,
0.17% of his services

21st 111th

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)
$1,350an average of $90 per time performed $675
an average of $45 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 15 or more skin growths

Service Code: 17111
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.16% of his services

22nd 55th

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)
$1,736an average of $124 per time performed $1,134
an average of $81 per time performed
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,
0.16% of his services

23rd 35th

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,492an average of $178 per time performed $1,974
an average of $141 per time performed
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,
0.13% of his services

24th 29th

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)
$1,111an average of $101 per time performed $649
an average of $59 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specif... +

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specified, 10 mg ×

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.13% of his services

25th 15th

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: 1.5)
$22an average of $2 per time performed $11
an average of $1 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 "Dermatology." 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.

Incorrect Info? If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to checkup@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to checkup@propublica.org. Here's a link to Medicare's data on this provider.


Read our methodology.


Credits: Warning icon designed by Stefan Parnarov from the Noun Project.