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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $267 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 10 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
113
Rank: 313th
out of 353 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
20,981
Rank: 21st
out of 353 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
185.7 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 10.1
Total Paid
by Medicare
$127K
Rank: 93rd
out of 353 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$1,120 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $267

Note: About 68% of this provider’s Medicare payments were for drugs administered in his office.
This is intended to reimburse the provider for purchasing the drugs, plus an additional percentage for overhead.

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.

Organizations

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

DUKE UNIVERSITY HEALTH ...

Patients saw before

ALAN FINKEL MD

Patients saw after

Organizations

DUKE UNIVERSITY HEALTH ...

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAR...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 38 different services in 2014
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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
drug
DRUGS

Injection, onabotulinumtoxina, 1 unit

Service Code: J0585
Performed in an office
19,800
times performed,
94% of his services

1st 1st

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

35
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$163,350an average of $8 per time performed $84,744
an average of $4 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
138
times performed,
0.66% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

72
patients got this service, 64% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$30,205an average of $219 per time performed $9,205
an average of $67 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
130
times performed,
0.62% of his services

3rd 11th

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

69
patients got this service, 61% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$38,272an average of $294 per time performed $11,734
an average of $90 per time performed
medical
NA

Injection of chemical for destruction of facial and neck ... +

Injection of chemical for destruction of facial and neck nerve muscles on both sides of face ×

Service Code: 64615
Performed in an office
62
times performed,
0.3% of his services

4th 61st

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

27
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$25,234an average of $407 per time performed $5,675
an average of $92 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ketorolac tromethamine, per 15 mg

Service Code: J1885
Performed in an office
57
times performed,
0.27% of his services

5th 62nd

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

11
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$82an average of $1 per time performed $11
an average of $0 per time performed
medical
NA

Injection of chemical for destruction of nerve muscles on... +

Injection of chemical for destruction of nerve muscles on one side of neck excluding voice box accessed through the skin ×

Service Code: 64616
Performed in an office
53
times performed,
0.25% of his services

6th 90th

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

14
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
3.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$17,992an average of $339 per time performed $6,498
an average of $123 per time performed
medical
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
25
times performed,
0.12% of his services

7th 41st

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

12
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.2)
$1,251an average of $50 per time performed $364
an average of $15 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Prolonged office or other outpatient service first hour

Service Code: 99354
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.07% of his services

8th 79th

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

12
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$2,859an average of $204 per time performed $981
an average of $70 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 6... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 60 minutes ×

Service Code: 99205
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.07% of his services

9th 15th

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

14
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,894an average of $421 per time performed $1,745
an average of $125 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.

Alan G Finkel
Average for Neurology 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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