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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $184 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,380
Rank: 248th
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
8,166
Rank: 45th
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
5.9 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 3.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$330K
Rank: 116th
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$239 This Provider
Avg $184

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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James H. Bradford
Average for Cardiology 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.

Patients saw before

James H. Bradford

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 41 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
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
1,626
times performed,
20% of his services

1st 6th

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

178
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
9.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$17,886an average of $11 per time performed $9,756
an average of $6 per time performed
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
1,412
times performed,
17% of his services

2nd 5th

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

794
patients got this service, 58% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$189,208an average of $134 per time performed $67,776
an average of $48 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
828
times performed,
10% of his services

3rd 1st

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

467
patients got this service, 34% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$163,944an average of $198 per time performed $60,444
an average of $73 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
785
times performed,
10% of his services

4th 14th

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

464
patients got this service, 34% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$4,710an average of $6 per time performed $2,355
an average of $3 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
585
times performed,
7% of his services

5th 8th

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

220
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$78,975an average of $135 per time performed $31,590
an average of $54 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
397
times performed,
5% of his services

6th 3rd

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

347
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$14,689an average of $37 per time performed $5,161
an average of $13 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
315
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 2nd

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

258
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$5,355an average of $17 per time performed $1,890
an average of $6 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
235
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 4th

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

222
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$39,010an average of $166 per time performed $11,750
an average of $50 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
186
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 22nd

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

158
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$47,616an average of $256 per time performed $18,786
an average of $101 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 an office
178
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 10th

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

171
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$80,812an average of $454 per time performed $27,590
an average of $155 per time performed
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
153
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 13th

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

97
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$29,682an average of $194 per time performed $11,781
an average of $77 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Natriuretic peptide (heart and blood vessel protein) level +

Natriuretic peptide (heart and blood vessel protein) level ×

Service Code: 83880
Performed in an office
136
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 71st

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

99
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$13,056an average of $96 per time performed $6,528
an average of $48 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
88
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 40th

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

81
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$7,040an average of $80 per time performed $2,552
an average of $29 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
88
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 19th

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

84
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,960an average of $45 per time performed $1,496
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
86
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 16th

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

84
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,494an average of $29 per time performed $1,032
an average of $12 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
78
times performed,
0.96% of his services

16th 128th

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

19
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
4.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$3,510an average of $45 per time performed $1,170
an average of $15 per time performed
DRUGS

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

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
77
times performed,
0.94% of his services

17th Alert

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

17
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
4.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$77an average of $1 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
MEDICINE

Doppler ultrasound study of color-directed heart blood fl... +

Doppler ultrasound study of color-directed heart blood flow, rate, and valve function ×

Service Code: 93325
Performed in an office
64
times performed,
0.78% of his services

18th 86th

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

63
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,184an average of $81 per time performed $1,344
an average of $21 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
64
times performed,
0.78% of his services

19th 68th

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

64
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$30,656an average of $479 per time performed $11,520
an average of $180 per time performed
MEDICINE

Doppler ultrasound study of heart blood flow, valves, and... +

Doppler ultrasound study of heart blood flow, valves, and chambers ×

Service Code: 93320
Performed in an office
60
times performed,
0.73% of his services

20th 84th

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

60
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,260an average of $121 per time performed $2,460
an average of $41 per time performed
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
59
times performed,
0.72% of his services

21st 24th

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

40
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$7,139an average of $121 per time performed $2,242
an average of $38 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
57
times performed,
0.7% of his services

22nd 61st

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

57
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,400an average of $200 per time performed $4,047
an average of $71 per time performed
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
56
times performed,
0.69% of his services

23rd 60th

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

53
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,752an average of $192 per time performed $4,200
an average of $75 per time performed
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
56
times performed,
0.69% of his services

24th 17th

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

51
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$21,112an average of $377 per time performed $8,456
an average of $151 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, more than 30 minutes

Service Code: 99239
Performed in a facility
49
times performed,
0.6% of his services

25th 54th

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

46
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$9,653an average of $197 per time performed $3,822
an average of $78 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care typically 50 minutes

Service Code: 99219
Performed in a facility
42
times performed,
0.51% of his services

26th 130th

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

42
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,778an average of $209 per time performed $4,200
an average of $100 per time performed
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
37
times performed,
0.45% of his services

27th 28th

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

37
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,246an average of $358 per time performed $4,884
an average of $132 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 (fluzone) ×

Service Code: Q2038
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
0.45% of his services

28th 175th

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

37
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$925an average of $25 per time performed $481
an average of $13 per time performed
MEDICINE

Insertion of catheter in left heart for imaging of blood ... +

Insertion of catheter in left heart for imaging of blood vessels or grafts and left lower heart ×

Service Code: 93458
Performed in a facility
36
times performed,
0.44% of his services

29th 26th

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

36
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$22,068an average of $613 per time performed $8,388
an average of $233 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.44% of his services

30th 113th

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

36
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,656an average of $46 per time performed $828
an average of $23 per time performed
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
29
times performed,
0.36% of his services

31st 116th

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)
$1,450an average of $50 per time performed $551
an average of $19 per time performed
MEDICINE

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

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

Service Code: 93350
Performed in a facility
26
times performed,
0.32% of his services

32nd 52nd

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

21
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,968an average of $268 per time performed $1,430
an average of $55 per time performed
MEDICINE

Remote evaluations of single, dual, or multiple lead pace... +

Remote evaluations of single, dual, or multiple lead pacemaker or cardioverter-defibrillator transmissions, technician review, support, and distribution of results up to 90 days ×

Service Code: 93296
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.29% of his services

33rd 34th

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

19
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$1,488an average of $62 per time performed $528
an average of $22 per time performed
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
23
times performed,
0.28% of his services

34th 23rd

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

23
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,038an average of $306 per time performed $2,668
an average of $116 per time performed
MEDICINE

Evaluation of parameters of single, dual, or multiple lea... +

Evaluation of parameters of single, dual, or multiple lead pacemaker including device connection, recording, and disconnection ×

Service Code: 93288
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.28% of his services

35th 36th

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

22
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,771an average of $77 per time performed $552
an average of $24 per time performed
MEDICINE

Doppler ultrasound study of color-directed heart blood fl... +

Doppler ultrasound study of color-directed heart blood flow, rate, and valve function ×

Service Code: 93325
Performed in a facility
18
times performed,
0.22% of his services

36th 31st

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

18
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$234an average of $13 per time performed $54
an average of $3 per time performed
MEDICINE

Remote evaluations of single, dual, or multiple lead pace... +

Remote evaluations of single, dual, or multiple lead pacemaker with physician analysis, review, and report up to 90 days ×

Service Code: 93294
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.22% of his services

37th 47th

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

16
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$1,224an average of $68 per time performed $468
an average of $26 per time performed
MEDICINE

Doppler ultrasound study of heart blood flow, valves, and... +

Doppler ultrasound study of heart blood flow, valves, and chambers ×

Service Code: 93320
Performed in a facility
17
times performed,
0.21% of his services

38th 35th

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

17
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$646an average of $38 per time performed $255
an average of $15 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care discharge

Service Code: 99217
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.18% of his services

39th 69th

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

13
patients got this service, 0.94% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,010an average of $134 per time performed $810
an average of $54 per time performed
MEDICINE

Insertion of probe in esophagus for heart ultrasound exam... +

Insertion of probe in esophagus for heart ultrasound examination including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93312
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
0.17% of his services

40th 48th

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)
$2,982an average of $213 per time performed $1,162
an average of $83 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urinalysis, manual test

Service Code: 81002
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.17% of his services

41st Alert

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

12
patients got this service, 0.87% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$98an average of $7 per time performed $56
an average of $4 per time performed
MEDICINE

External shock to heart to regulate heart beat

Service Code: 92960
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
0.17% of his services

42nd 78th

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

12
patients got this service, 0.87% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$6,524an average of $466 per time performed $1,330
an average of $95 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care typically 70 minutes per day

Service Code: 99220
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.16% of his services

43rd 90th

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

13
patients got this service, 0.94% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,796an average of $292 per time performed $1,677
an average of $129 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent observation care, typically 25 minutes per day +

Subsequent observation care, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99225
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.15% of his services

44th 131st

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

11
patients got this service, 0.8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,152an average of $96 per time performed $648
an average of $54 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 "Cardiovascular Disease." 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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