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, $184 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
454
Rank: 448th
out of 565 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
3,690
Rank: 228th
out of 565 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
8.1 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 3.1
Total Paid
by Medicare
$299K
Rank: 89th
out of 565 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$659 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $184

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.

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 44 different services in 2015
(19 were redacted as they were performed on less than 11 patients)

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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
MEDICINE

Injection of allergenic extracts into skin, accessed thro... +

Injection of allergenic extracts into skin, accessed through the skin ×

Service Code: 95004
Performed in an office
650
times performed,
18% of his services

1st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,500.00an average of $10.00 per time performed $2,964.00
an average of $4.56 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
556
times performed,
15% of his services

2nd 2nd

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

334
patients got this service, 74% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$83,438.92an average of $150.07 per time performed $41,088.40
an average of $73.90 per time performed
medical
ADMINISTRATIVE

Technetium tc-99m tetrofosmin, diagnostic, per study dose +

Technetium tc-99m tetrofosmin, diagnostic, per study dose ×

Service Code: A9502
Performed in an office
292
times performed,
8% of his services

3rd 27th

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

149
patients got this service, 33% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$87,600.00an average of $300.00 per time performed $25,088.64
an average of $85.92 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: 93306
Performed in an office
209
times performed,
6% of his services

4th 11th

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

205
patients got this service, 45% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$245,700.40an average of $1,175.60 per time performed $33,653.18
an average of $161.02 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, physician supervision, interpretation, and report ×

Service Code: 93015
Performed in an office
150
times performed,
4% of his services

5th 24th

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

149
patients got this service, 33% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$63,750.00an average of $425.00 per time performed $8,484.00
an average of $56.56 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or... +

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or exercise multiple studies ×

Service Code: 78452
Performed in an office
148
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 18th

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

147
patients got this service, 32% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$418,100.00an average of $2,825.00 per time performed $52,568.12
an average of $355.19 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Testing of autonomic (sympathetic) nervous system function +

Testing of autonomic (sympathetic) nervous system function ×

Service Code: 95923
Performed in an office
134
times performed,
4% of his services

7th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

133
patients got this service, 29% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$43,550.00an average of $325.00 per time performed $18,496.02
an average of $138.03 per time performed
medical

Testing of autonomic (parasympathetic and sympathetic) ne... +

Testing of autonomic (parasympathetic and sympathetic) nervous system function ×

Service Code: 95943
Performed in an office
134
times performed,
4% of his services

8th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

133
patients got this service, 29% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$43,550.00an average of $325.00 per time performed $12,248.94
an average of $91.41 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound behind abdominal cavity, limited

Service Code: 76775
Performed in an office
102
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 152nd

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

102
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$27,030.00an average of $265.00 per time performed $3,905.58
an average of $38.29 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
89
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 4th

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

83
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$6,675.00an average of $75.00 per time performed $1,002.14
an average of $11.26 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
77
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 6th

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

70
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$7,700.00an average of $100.00 per time performed $3,706.78
an average of $48.14 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Sleep monitoring of patient (6 years or older) in sleep l... +

Sleep monitoring of patient (6 years or older) in sleep lab with continued pressured respiratory assistance by mask or breathing tube ×

Service Code: 95811
Performed in an office
77
times performed,
2% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

68
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$138,600.00an average of $1,800.00 per time performed $36,136.87
an average of $469.31 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 4... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 45 minutes ×

Service Code: 99204
Performed in an office
69
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 21st

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

69
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$16,077.00an average of $233.00 per time performed $7,645.20
an average of $110.80 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typically 40 minutes ×

Service Code: 99215
Performed in an office
46
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 25th

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

40
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$10,350.00an average of $225.00 per time performed $4,758.24
an average of $103.44 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Sleep monitoring of patient (6 years or older) in sleep lab +

Sleep monitoring of patient (6 years or older) in sleep lab ×

Service Code: 95810
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.87% of his services

15th 207th

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

31
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$51,200.00an average of $1,600.00 per time performed $14,163.52
an average of $442.61 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, dobutamine hydrochloride, per 250 mg

Service Code: J1250
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.84% of his services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

31
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,550.00an average of $50.00 per time performed $145.08
an average of $4.68 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm tracing, computer analysis, and interpretati... +

Heart rhythm tracing, computer analysis, and interpretation of patient-triggered events greater than 24-hour ekg up to 30 days ×

Service Code: 93228
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.81% of his services

17th 98th

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

29
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,250.00an average of $75.00 per time performed $594.00
an average of $19.80 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm tracing, computer analysis, physician prescr... +

Heart rhythm tracing, computer analysis, physician prescribed transmission of patient-triggered events greater than 24-hour ekg up to 30 days ×

Service Code: 93229
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.81% of his services

18th 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, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$22,500.00an average of $750.00 per time performed $14,845.20
an average of $494.84 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Evaluation of defibrillator including connection, recordi... +

Evaluation of defibrillator including connection, recording and disconnection ×

Service Code: 93289
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.81% of his services

19th 91st

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

16
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$4,950.00an average of $165.00 per time performed $1,342.80
an average of $44.76 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on ... +

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on both sides of head and neck ×

Service Code: 93880
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.62% of his services

20th 32nd

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

23
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,750.01an average of $510.87 per time performed $3,067.51
an average of $133.37 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Unattended sleep study with recording of heart rate, oxyg... +

Unattended sleep study with recording of heart rate, oxygen, respiratory airflow and effort ×

Service Code: 95806
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.49% of his services

21st 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, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$13,500.00an average of $750.00 per time performed $2,271.24
an average of $126.18 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of perman... +

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of permanent dual lead pacemaker system with physician analysis, review, and report ×

Service Code: 93280
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.46% of his services

22nd 22nd

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

12
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$2,740.06an average of $161.18 per time performed $609.11
an average of $35.83 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound study of arteries of both arms and legs

Service Code: 93923
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.41% of his services

23rd 128th

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

15
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,500.00an average of $500.00 per time performed $1,494.45
an average of $99.63 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, regadenoson, 0.1 mg

Service Code: J2785
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.38% of his services

24th 9th

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,400.00an average of $100.00 per time performed $580.30
an average of $41.45 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on ... +

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on both sides of head and neck ×

Service Code: 93880
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
0.38% of his services

25th 40th

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,400.00an average of $100.00 per time performed $408.66
an average of $29.19 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.

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Lee A. Surkin
Average for Cardiovascular Disease 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 2015 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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