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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, $371 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
624
Rank: 100th
out of 561 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
2,523
Rank: 223rd
out of 561 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
4 This Provider
Avg 6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$151K
Rank: 233rd
out of 561 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$243 This Provider
Avg $371

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 119 different services in 2015
(91 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
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
786
times performed,
31% of his services

1st 10th

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

409
patients got this service, 66% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$56,592.00an average of $72.00 per time performed $22,723.26
an average of $28.91 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
298
times performed,
12% of his services

2nd 1st

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

139
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$9,536.00an average of $32.00 per time performed $396.34
an average of $1.33 per time performed
medical
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
220
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd 8th

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

220
patients got this service, 35% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$36,960.00an average of $168.00 per time performed $15,351.60
an average of $69.78 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
205
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 2nd

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

183
patients got this service, 29% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$21,730.00an average of $106.00 per time performed $9,745.70
an average of $47.54 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20610
Performed in an office
136
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 4th

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

102
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$26,656.00an average of $196.00 per time performed $5,253.68
an average of $38.63 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 3 views

Service Code: 73562
Performed in an office
58
times performed,
2% of his services

6th 9th

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

58
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$7,366.00an average of $127.00 per time performed $1,342.12
an average of $23.14 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of tendon sheath, ligament, or muscle membrane +

Injections of tendon sheath, ligament, or muscle membrane ×

Service Code: 20550
Performed in an office
57
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 32nd

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

45
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$8,721.00an average of $153.00 per time performed $2,158.02
an average of $37.86 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
52
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 12th

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

48
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$6,552.00an average of $126.00 per time performed $1,048.32
an average of $20.16 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of pelvis, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 72170
Performed in an office
50
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 15th

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

45
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$5,500.00an average of $110.00 per time performed $845.50
an average of $16.91 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Application of non-moveable, short arm splint (forearm to... +

Application of non-moveable, short arm splint (forearm to hand) ×

Service Code: 29125
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 149th

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

27
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,556.00an average of $127.00 per time performed $1,196.72
an average of $42.74 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Repair of knee joint

Service Code: 27447
Performed in a facility
26
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 22nd

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

26
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$70,460.00an average of $2,710.00 per time performed $9,199.84
an average of $353.84 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of hip on one side of body, 1 view

Service Code: 73500
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.87% of his services

12th 26th

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

22
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,266.00an average of $103.00 per time performed $340.56
an average of $15.48 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of fingers, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73140
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.87% of his services

13th 55th

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

21
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,980.00an average of $90.00 per time performed $434.94
an average of $19.77 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of medium joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of medium joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20605
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.87% of his services

14th 45th

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,344.00an average of $152.00 per time performed $637.12
an average of $28.96 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of foot, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73630
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.87% of his services

15th 21st

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,486.00an average of $113.00 per time performed $423.94
an average of $19.27 per time performed
medical
TEMPORARY CODES

Cast supplies, short arm cast, adult (11 years +), fiberg... +

Cast supplies, short arm cast, adult (11 years +), fiberglass ×

Service Code: Q4010
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.83% of his services

16th 87th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,155.00an average of $55.00 per time performed $303.03
an average of $14.43 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Application of short leg splint (calf to foot)

Service Code: 29515
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.75% of his services

17th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,591.00an average of $189.00 per time performed $840.18
an average of $44.22 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.71% of his services

18th 13th

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

16
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,890.00an average of $105.00 per time performed $385.20
an average of $21.40 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20610
Performed in a facility
18
times performed,
0.71% of his services

19th 42nd

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$3,724.02an average of $206.89 per time performed $369.54
an average of $20.53 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ankle, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73610
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.71% of his services

20th 25th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$1,998.00an average of $111.00 per time performed $344.88
an average of $19.16 per time performed
medical
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
17
times performed,
0.67% of his services

21st 180th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,417.00an average of $201.00 per time performed $1,348.10
an average of $79.30 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Replacement of thigh bone and hip joint prosthesis

Service Code: 27130
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.59% of his services

22nd 35th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$48,930.00an average of $3,262.00 per time performed $6,831.60
an average of $455.44 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injection of dye for x-ray imaging of hip joint

Service Code: 27093
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.59% of his services

23rd 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, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$9,265.05an average of $617.67 per time performed $853.05
an average of $56.87 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ribs of one side of body, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73510
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.55% of his services

24th 14th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,722.00an average of $123.00 per time performed $352.52
an average of $25.18 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of tendon attachment to bone

Service Code: 20551
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.55% of his services

25th 77th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,114.00an average of $151.00 per time performed $590.24
an average of $42.16 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Radiological supervision and interpretation x-ray of hip ... +

Radiological supervision and interpretation x-ray of hip joint ×

Service Code: 73525
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
0.55% of his services

26th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,460.00an average of $390.00 per time performed $309.40
an average of $22.10 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of small joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of small joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20600
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.52% of his services

27th 64th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,807.00an average of $139.00 per time performed $346.06
an average of $26.62 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Repair of shoulder rotator cuff using an endoscope

Service Code: 29827
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.48% of his services

28th 66th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$49,392.00an average of $4,116.00 per time performed $9,526.68
an average of $793.89 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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Mark Steven Lemel
Average for Orthopaedic Surgery 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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