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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $375 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 11 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
650
Rank: 114th
out of 431 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
2,720
Rank: 135th
out of 431 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
4.2 This Provider
Avg 11.1
Total Paid
by Medicare
$171K
Rank: 133rd
out of 431 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$263 This Provider
Avg $375

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.

Patients saw before

MARK LEMEL M.D.

Patients saw after

Individuals

E. VENTRE

ANGUS GRAHAM

JEFFREY ADAMS

DAVID HODGES

JAMES KELLING

Organizations

TRANSYLVANIA COMMUNITY ...

COMMUNITY CARE OF WESTE...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 125 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
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
821
times performed,
30% of his services

1st 19th

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

426
patients got this service, 66% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$59,112an average of $72 per time performed $23,390
an average of $28 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
314
times performed,
12% of his services

2nd 30th

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

137
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$10,048an average of $32 per time performed $411
an average of $1 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
235
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd 29th

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

235
patients got this service, 36% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$39,480an average of $168 per time performed $15,811
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 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in an office
215
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 3rd

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

191
patients got this service, 29% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$22,790an average of $106 per time performed $10,152
an average of $47 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
143
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 55th

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

103
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$27,832an average of $195 per time performed $5,631
an average of $39 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
69
times performed,
3% of his services

6th 229th

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

58
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$8,694an average of $126 per time performed $1,439
an average of $21 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
52
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 377th

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

42
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$7,956an average of $153 per time performed $1,933
an average of $37 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 3 views

Service Code: 73562
Performed in an office
49
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 267th

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

47
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$6,223an average of $127 per time performed $1,206
an average of $25 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
42
times performed,
2% of his services

9th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

42
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,461an average of $130 per time performed $1,825
an average of $43 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of pelvis, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 72170
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 382nd

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

36
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$4,070an average of $110 per time performed $734
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ankle, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73610
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 435th

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

18
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$3,663an average of $111 per time performed $727
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Repair of knee joint

Service Code: 27447
Performed in a facility
28
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 462nd

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

28
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$105,690an average of $3,775 per time performed $15,200
an average of $543 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
28
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 462nd

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

22
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,684an average of $203 per time performed $628
an average of $22 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
28
times performed,
1% of his services

14th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

22
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,540an average of $55 per time performed $403
an average of $14 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of fingers, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73140
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.99% of his services

15th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

23
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,430an average of $90 per time performed $541
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Application of cast, elbow to finger (short arm)

Service Code: 29075
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.96% of his services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

23
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,902an average of $227 per time performed $1,591
an average of $61 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
25
times performed,
0.92% of his services

17th 430th

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

22
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$3,800an average of $152 per time performed $776
an average of $31 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of wrist, 2 views

Service Code: 73100
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.74% of his services

18th 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
$2,020an average of $101 per time performed $392
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 73500
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.74% of his services

19th 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
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,060an average of $103 per time performed $368
an average of $18 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Release and/or relocation of median nerve of hand

Service Code: 64721
Performed in a facility
19
times performed,
0.7% of his services

20th 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, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$37,126an average of $1,954 per time performed $5,345
an average of $281 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
19
times performed,
0.7% of his services

21st 442nd

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)
$2,641an average of $139 per time performed $542
an average of $29 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of wrist, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73110
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.66% of his services

22nd 504th

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,178an average of $121 per time performed $426
an average of $24 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,
0.66% of his services

23rd 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
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$10,355an average of $575 per time performed $951
an average of $53 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.63% of his services

24th 171st

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,785an average of $105 per time performed $346
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of foot, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73630
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.59% of his services

25th 245th

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: 1.1)
$1,808an average of $113 per time performed $375
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Application of non-moveable, hinged finger splint

Service Code: 29130
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.59% of his services

26th 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
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,488an average of $93 per time performed $451
an average of $28 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Incision of tendon covering

Service Code: 26055
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.59% of his services

27th 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
$21,600an average of $1,350 per time performed $2,866
an average of $179 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Repair of knee joint

Service Code: 27446
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.55% 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
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$35,665an average of $2,378 per time performed $5,840
an average of $389 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of tendon attachment to bone

Service Code: 20551
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.48% 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
$1,963an average of $151 per time performed $559
an average of $43 per time performed
medical
TEMPORARY CODES

Finger splint, static

Service Code: Q4049
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.48% 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
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$52an average of $4 per time performed $20
an average of $2 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Removal of growth of tendon finger or hand

Service Code: 26160
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.48% of his services

31st 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
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$14,872an average of $1,144 per time performed $3,115
an average of $240 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
12
times performed,
0.44% of his services

32nd 223rd

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: 1.3)
$1,476an average of $123 per time performed $267
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 4 or more views

Service Code: 73564
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.44% of his services

33rd 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
$1,692an average of $141 per time performed $346
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
12
times performed,
0.44% of his services

34th 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
$2,268an average of $189 per time performed $561
an average of $47 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Repair of shoulder rotator cuff using an endoscope

Service Code: 29827
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.44% of his services

35th 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
$49,392an average of $4,116 per time performed $9,802
an average of $817 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Open treatment of broken thigh bone with insertion of har... +

Open treatment of broken thigh bone with insertion of hardware or prosthetic replacement ×

Service Code: 27236
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.4% of his services

36th 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
$27,286an average of $2,481 per time performed $5,346
an average of $486 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.

Mark Steven Lemel
Average for Specialist 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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