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This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $365 per patient in 2013.
They performed about 11 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
671
Rank: 138th
out of 470 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
2,854
Rank: 153rd
out of 470 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
4.3 This Provider
Avg 11.1
Total Paid
by Medicare
$171K
Rank: 151st
out of 470 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$255 This Provider
Avg $365

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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Mark S. Lemel
Average for Specialist Providers in North Carolina

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 115 different services in 2013
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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
873
times performed,
31% of his services

1st 15th

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

441
patients got this service, 66% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$62,856an average of $72 per time performed $25,727
an average of $29 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
331
times performed,
12% of his services

2nd 25th

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

149
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$10,592an average of $32 per time performed $447
an average of $1 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
267
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd 2nd

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

229
patients got this service, 34% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$28,302an average of $106 per time performed $12,183
an average of $46 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
255
times performed,
9% of his services

4th 32nd

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

255
patients got this service, 38% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$42,840an average of $168 per time performed $17,075
an average of $67 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration or injection of large joint or joint capsule

Service Code: 20610
Performed in an office
160
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 57th

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

118
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$31,360an average of $196 per time performed $6,293
an average of $39 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 3 views

Service Code: 73562
Performed in an office
73
times performed,
3% of his services

6th 263rd

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

69
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$9,271an average of $127 per time performed $1,940
an average of $27 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
60
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 231st

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: 1.1)
$7,560an average of $126 per time performed $1,273
an average of $21 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of pelvis, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 72170
Performed in an office
48
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 236th

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: 1.1)
$5,280an average of $110 per time performed $958
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Repair of knee joint

Service Code: 27447
Performed in a facility
38
times performed,
1% of his services

9th 382nd

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

34
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$119,240an average of $3,138 per time performed $18,549
an average of $488 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injection of tendon sheath, ligament, or muscle membrane +

Injection of tendon sheath, ligament, or muscle membrane ×

Service Code: 20550
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 428th

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

29
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$5,508an average of $153 per time performed $1,304
an average of $36 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
35
times performed,
1% of his services

11th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

35
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,572an average of $131 per time performed $1,656
an average of $47 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
33
times performed,
1% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

25
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,423an average of $43 per time performed $485
an average of $15 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of hip, 1 view

Service Code: 73500
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
1% of his services

13th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

28
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,090an average of $103 per time performed $588
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of wrist, 2 views

Service Code: 73100
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.98% of his services

14th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,828an average of $101 per time performed $632
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of fingers, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73140
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.98% of his services

15th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

24
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,520an average of $90 per time performed $620
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Application of cast, elbow to finger (short arm)

Service Code: 29075
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.95% of his services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

21
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,129an average of $227 per time performed $1,740
an average of $64 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Incision of tendon covering

Service Code: 26055
Performed in a facility
25
times performed,
0.88% of his services

17th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$33,750an average of $1,350 per time performed $5,221
an average of $209 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of foot, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73630
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.67% of his services

18th 299th

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

17
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,147an average of $113 per time performed $434
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration or injection of small joint or joint capsule

Service Code: 20600
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.63% of his services

19th 479th

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: 1.2)
$2,502an average of $139 per time performed $372
an average of $21 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injection of dye for x-ray imaging of hip joint

Service Code: 27093
Performed in a facility
18
times performed,
0.63% of his services

20th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

17
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$9,810an average of $545 per time performed $848
an average of $47 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of lower and sacral spine, minimum of 4 views

Service Code: 72110
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.63% of his services

21st 435th

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

18
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,384an average of $188 per time performed $626
an average of $35 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Release and relocation of median nerve of hand

Service Code: 64721
Performed in a facility
17
times performed,
0.6% of his services

22nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$33,218an average of $1,954 per time performed $4,949
an average of $291 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration or injection of large joint or joint capsule

Service Code: 20610
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.56% of his services

23rd 404th

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: 1.2)
$3,136an average of $196 per time performed $292
an average of $18 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of hip 2 or more views

Service Code: 73510
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.56% of his services

24th 189th

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: 1.2)
$1,968an average of $123 per time performed $382
an average of $24 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ankle, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73610
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.56% of his services

25th 410th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,776an average of $111 per time performed $357
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injection of tendon attachment to bone

Service Code: 20551
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.49% 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
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,114an average of $151 per time performed $529
an average of $38 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.49% of his services

27th 106th

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: 1.2)
$1,470an average of $105 per time performed $331
an average of $24 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 4 or more views

Service Code: 73564
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.49% of his services

28th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,974an average of $141 per time performed $403
an average of $29 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Application of short leg splint (calf to foot)

Service Code: 29515
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.46% of his services

29th 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
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,457an average of $189 per time performed $661
an average of $51 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of wrist, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73110
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.46% of his services

30th 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
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,573an average of $121 per time performed $347
an average of $27 per time performed
medical
TEMPORARY CODES

Cast supplies, short arm splint, adult (11 years +), fibe... +

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

Service Code: Q4022
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.42% of his services

31st 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
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$300an average of $25 per time performed $110
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Partial removal of collar bone at shoulder using an endos... +

Partial removal of collar bone at shoulder using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 29824
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.39% of his services

32nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$29,117an average of $2,647 per time performed $2,152
an average of $196 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Shaving of shoulder bone using an endoscope

Service Code: 29826
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.39% of his services

33rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$35,937an average of $3,267 per time performed $1,444
an average of $131 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Repair of shoulder rotator cuff using an endoscope

Service Code: 29827
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.39% of his services

34th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$45,276an average of $4,116 per time performed $8,858
an average of $805 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of upper spine, 4 or 5 views

Service Code: 72050
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.39% of his services

35th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,980an average of $180 per time performed $325
an average of $30 per time performed

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

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