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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $239 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,683
Rank: 11th
out of 82 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
4,695
Rank: 14th
out of 82 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
2.8 This Provider
Avg 3
Total Paid
by Medicare
$184K
Rank: 44th
out of 82 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$109 This Provider
Avg $239

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

VINCENT PATRONE MD

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 63 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
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
1,170
times performed,
25% of his services

1st 8th

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

387
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$36,270an average of $31 per time performed $6,143
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
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
540
times performed,
12% of his services

2nd 2nd

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

271
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$24,840an average of $46 per time performed $3,521
an average of $7 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
502
times performed,
11% of his services

3rd 6th

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

411
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$55,220an average of $110 per time performed $24,427
an average of $49 per time performed
medical
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
385
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 5th

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

347
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$33,495an average of $87 per time performed $4,312
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
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
317
times performed,
7% of his services

5th 4th

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

314
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$226,972an average of $716 per time performed $14,252
an average of $45 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
263
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 1st

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

213
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$42,080an average of $160 per time performed $19,283
an average of $73 per time performed
medical
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
254
times performed,
5% of his services

7th 17th

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

217
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$5,334an average of $21 per time performed $747
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
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
191
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 3rd

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

104
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$23,875an average of $125 per time performed $10,513
an average of $55 per time performed
medical
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
85
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 10th

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

85
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$57,375an average of $675 per time performed $17,808
an average of $210 per time performed
medical
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
73
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 11th

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

73
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$90,082an average of $1,234 per time performed $10,581
an average of $145 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
73
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 54th

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

73
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,140an average of $180 per time performed $4,817
an average of $66 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Smoking and tobacco use intermediate counseling, greater ... +

Smoking and tobacco use intermediate counseling, greater than 3 minutes up to 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99406
Performed in an office
55
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

48
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,375an average of $25 per time performed $546
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
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
55
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 18th

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

55
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$17,050an average of $310 per time performed $8,402
an average of $153 per time performed
medical
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
53
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 27th

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

51
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,925an average of $225 per time performed $5,439
an average of $103 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
50
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 38th

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

50
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,750an average of $135 per time performed $2,757
an average of $55 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-... +

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-hour ekg ×

Service Code: 93227
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
0.92% of his services

16th 50th

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

43
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$8,729an average of $203 per time performed $863
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Physician review, interpretation, and patient management ... +

Physician review, interpretation, and patient management of home inr testing for patient with either mechanical heart valve(s), chronic atrial fibrillation, or venous thromboembolism who meets medicare coverage criteria; testing not occurring more frequent ×

Service Code: G0250
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.85% of his services

17th 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, 1% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,000an average of $25 per time performed $278
an average of $7 per time performed
medical
NA

Catheter insertion of stents in major coronary artery or ... +

Catheter insertion of stents in major coronary artery or branch, accessed through the skin ×

Service Code: 92928
Performed in a facility
37
times performed,
0.79% of his services

18th 20th

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

32
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$55,870an average of $1,510 per time performed $16,212
an average of $438 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm symptom-related tracing of 24-hour ekg monit... +

Heart rhythm symptom-related tracing of 24-hour ekg monitoring up to 30 days ×

Service Code: 93270
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
0.75% of his services

19th 94th

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

35
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,180an average of $148 per time performed $208
an average of $6 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm symptom-related interpretation of 24-hour ek... +

Heart rhythm symptom-related interpretation of 24-hour ekg monitoring up to 30 days ×

Service Code: 93272
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
0.75% of his services

20th 91st

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

35
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,105an average of $203 per time performed $604
an average of $17 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care discharge

Service Code: 99217
Performed in a facility
34
times performed,
0.72% of his services

21st 40th

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

32
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,216an average of $124 per time performed $1,817
an average of $53 per time performed
medical
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 an office
33
times performed,
0.7% of his services

22nd 23rd

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

33
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,518an average of $46 per time performed $196
an average of $6 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound evaluation of heart blood vessel during diagno... +

Ultrasound evaluation of heart blood vessel during diagnosis or treatment ×

Service Code: 93571
Performed in a facility
29
times performed,
0.62% of his services

23rd 58th

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)
$6,815an average of $235 per time performed $1,948
an average of $67 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care typically 50 minutes

Service Code: 99219
Performed in a facility
29
times performed,
0.62% of his services

24th 96th

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

28
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,945an average of $205 per time performed $2,771
an average of $96 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Follow-up or limited ultrasound examination of heart

Service Code: 93308
Performed in a facility
27
times performed,
0.58% of his services

25th 99th

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

26
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,780an average of $140 per time performed $509
an average of $19 per time performed
medical
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: 93459
Performed in a facility
27
times performed,
0.58% of his services

26th 35th

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

27
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$21,600an average of $800 per time performed $5,966
an average of $221 per time performed
medical
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 a facility
23
times performed,
0.49% of his services

27th 39th

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

23
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,955an average of $85 per time performed $440
an average of $19 per time performed
medical
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
19
times performed,
0.4% of his services

28th 21st

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

19
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,477an average of $183 per time performed $191
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care typically 70 minutes per day

Service Code: 99220
Performed in a facility
18
times performed,
0.38% of his services

29th 60th

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)
$5,220an average of $290 per time performed $2,547
an average of $141 per time performed
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
17
times performed,
0.36% of his services

30th 84th

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: 1.3)
$1,275an average of $75 per time performed $554
an average of $33 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
15
times performed,
0.32% of his services

31st 14th

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

13
patients got this service, 0.77% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$2,550an average of $170 per time performed $1,190
an average of $79 per time performed
medical
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
13
times performed,
0.28% of his services

32nd 89th

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

13
patients got this service, 0.77% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,252an average of $404 per time performed $1,056
an average of $81 per time performed
medical
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
12
times performed,
0.26% of his services

33rd 67th

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

12
patients got this service, 0.71% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,436an average of $203 per time performed $171
an average of $14 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99231
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.26% of his services

34th 33rd

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

11
patients got this service, 0.65% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$960an average of $80 per time performed $359
an average of $30 per time performed
medical
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
11
times performed,
0.23% of his services

35th 59th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.65% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,936an average of $176 per time performed $30
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scan of abdominal, pelvic, and/or scrotal arte... +

Ultrasound scan of abdominal, pelvic, and/or scrotal arterial inflow and venous outflow ×

Service Code: 93975
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.23% 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, 0.65% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,123an average of $193 per time performed $700
an average of $64 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.

Vincent J Patrone
Average for Interventional Cardiology 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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