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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $184 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
2,009
Rank: 99th
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
5,641
Rank: 140th
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
2.8 This Provider
Avg 3.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$213K
Rank: 255th
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$106 This Provider
Avg $184

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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Vincent J. Patrone
Average for Cardiology Providers in North Carolina

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, from Jan. 2012 to June 2013.

Patients saw before

Vincent J. Patrone

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 36 different services in 2012
CATEGORY
Description of Service
Times Performed (or Units) This Service's Rank Patients Unique Visits
Per Patient
Billed to Medicare Payments from Medicare
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
1,236
times performed,
22% of his services

1st 6th

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

499
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$38,316an average of $31 per time performed $7,416
an average of $6 per time performed
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
855
times performed,
15% of his services

2nd 14th

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

527
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$17,955an average of $21 per time performed $2,565
an average of $3 per time performed
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
551
times performed,
10% of his services

3rd 5th

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

457
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$55,100an average of $100 per time performed $26,448
an average of $48 per time performed
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
542
times performed,
10% of his services

4th 2nd

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

337
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$24,932an average of $46 per time performed $3,794
an average of $7 per time performed
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
343
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 3rd

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

314
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$29,841an average of $87 per time performed $4,459
an average of $13 per time performed
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
252
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 4th

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

250
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$180,432an average of $716 per time performed $12,348
an average of $49 per time performed
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
236
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 1st

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

212
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$36,344an average of $154 per time performed $17,464
an average of $74 per time performed
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
188
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 10th

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

188
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$231,992an average of $1,234 per time performed $28,576
an average of $152 per time performed
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
188
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 8th

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

112
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$22,184an average of $118 per time performed $10,152
an average of $54 per time performed
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
135
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 29th

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

94
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$10,800an average of $80 per time performed $3,915
an average of $29 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
123
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 33rd

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

111
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$8,364an average of $68 per time performed $1,353
an average of $11 per time performed
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
77
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 22nd

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

74
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$16,709an average of $217 per time performed $7,931
an average of $103 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
75
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 38th

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

74
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$9,825an average of $131 per time performed $4,050
an average of $54 per time performed
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
69
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 26th

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

69
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$46,575an average of $675 per time performed $14,214
an average of $206 per time performed
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
66
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 61st

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

66
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,682an average of $177 per time performed $4,752
an average of $72 per time performed
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
59
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 17th

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

56
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$17,700an average of $300 per time performed $8,909
an average of $151 per time performed
MEDICINE

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

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

Service Code: 93224
Performed in an office
58
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 44th

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

56
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$15,080an average of $260 per time performed $3,944
an average of $68 per time performed
MEDICINE

Insertion of heart artery stent via catheter

Service Code: 92980
Performed in a facility
47
times performed,
0.83% of his services

18th 39th

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

47
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$213,004an average of $4,532 per time performed $29,469
an average of $627 per time performed
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
40
times performed,
0.71% of his services

19th 103rd

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

37
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,000an average of $25 per time performed $320
an average of $8 per time performed
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
37
times performed,
0.66% of his services

20th 101st

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

37
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,476an average of $148 per time performed $333
an average of $9 per time performed
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
37
times performed,
0.66% of his services

21st 88th

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

37
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,511an average of $203 per time performed $703
an average of $19 per time performed
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
36
times performed,
0.64% of his services

22nd 42nd

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: 1.2)
$1,656an average of $46 per time performed $216
an average of $6 per time performed
MEDICINE

Follow-up or limited ultrasound examination of heart

Service Code: 93308
Performed in a facility
35
times performed,
0.62% of his services

23rd 62nd

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: 1.1)
$4,900an average of $140 per time performed $700
an average of $20 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.59% of his services

24th 37th

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: 1.2)
$2,112an average of $64 per time performed $363
an average of $11 per time performed
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
32
times performed,
0.57% of his services

25th 51st

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

29
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$6,496an average of $203 per time performed $672
an average of $21 per time performed
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
31
times performed,
0.55% of his services

26th 73rd

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

31
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$24,800an average of $800 per time performed $5,859
an average of $189 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver function blood test panel

Service Code: 80076
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.53% of his services

27th 57th

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

29
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,100an average of $70 per time performed $360
an average of $12 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, p... +

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, platelets), automated test ×

Service Code: 85025
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.53% of his services

28th 46th

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

30
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,110an average of $37 per time performed $330
an average of $11 per time performed
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
26
times performed,
0.46% of his services

29th 31st

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

26
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,576an average of $176 per time performed $78
an average of $3 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care discharge

Service Code: 99217
Performed in a facility
26
times performed,
0.46% of his services

30th 69th

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

26
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,224an average of $124 per time performed $1,404
an average of $54 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care typically 50 minutes

Service Code: 99219
Performed in a facility
26
times performed,
0.46% of his services

31st 130th

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

26
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,330an average of $205 per time performed $2,548
an average of $98 per time performed
MEDICINE

Follow-up or limited heart doppler ultrasound study of he... +

Follow-up or limited heart doppler ultrasound study of heart blood flow, valves, and chambers ×

Service Code: 93321
Performed in a facility
21
times performed,
0.37% of his services

32nd 81st

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

21
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,200an average of $200 per time performed $126
an average of $6 per time performed
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
20
times performed,
0.35% of his services

33rd 153rd

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

20
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,700an average of $235 per time performed $1,400
an average of $70 per time performed
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
16
times performed,
0.28% of his services

34th 16th

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

16
patients got this service, 0.8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,928an average of $183 per time performed $192
an average of $12 per time performed
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 an office
14
times performed,
0.25% of his services

35th 28th

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

14
patients got this service, 0.7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,294an average of $521 per time performed $1,890
an average of $135 per time performed
MEDICINE

Follow-up or limited ultrasound examination of heart

Service Code: 93308
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.23% of his services

36th 155th

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

13
patients got this service, 0.65% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,226an average of $402 per time performed $962
an average of $74 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.23% of his services

37th 66th

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

13
patients got this service, 0.65% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$715an average of $55 per time performed $143
an average of $11 per time performed
MEDICINE

Insertion of heart artery stent

Service Code: 92981
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.23% of his services

38th 178th

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

12
patients got this service, 0.6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$17,498an average of $1,346 per time performed $2,275
an average of $175 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 30 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 30 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99221
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.21% of his services

39th 60th

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

12
patients got this service, 0.6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,800an average of $150 per time performed $912
an average of $76 per time performed

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.

Notes: This provider has a self-reported specialty of "Interventional Cardiology." In some cases the self-reported specialty may differ from the specialty listed above, which comes from Medicare. Medicare redacted this data for any services provided to fewer than 11 patients.

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