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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, $239 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
1,706
Rank: 8th
out of 82 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
4,893
Rank: 13th
out of 82 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
2.9 This Provider
Avg 3
Total Paid
by Medicare
$194K
Rank: 41st
out of 82 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$114 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 within 30 days before or after this provider in 2014.

Patients saw before

RICHARD SCHULTZ MD

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 74 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
1,276
times performed,
26% of his services

1st 8th

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

400
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
3.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$39,556an average of $31 per time performed $6,699
an average of $5 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
581
times performed,
12% of his services

2nd 6th

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

469
patients got this service, 27% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$63,864an average of $110 per time performed $28,335
an average of $49 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
446
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd 2nd

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

237
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$20,516an average of $46 per time performed $2,881
an average of $6 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
433
times performed,
9% of his services

4th 5th

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

406
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$37,671an average of $87 per time performed $4,776
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
314
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 4th

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

310
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$224,824an average of $716 per time performed $15,132
an average of $48 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
279
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 17th

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

239
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$5,859an average of $21 per time performed $820
an average of $3 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
230
times performed,
5% of his services

7th 1st

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

203
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$36,800an average of $160 per time performed $16,066
an average of $70 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
188
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 3rd

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

113
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$23,500an average of $125 per time performed $10,293
an average of $55 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
75
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 38th

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)
$10,125an average of $135 per time performed $4,135
an average of $55 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care discharge

Service Code: 99217
Performed in a facility
72
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 40th

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

71
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,928an average of $124 per time performed $3,966
an average of $55 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
70
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 33rd

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

54
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$5,600an average of $80 per time performed $2,066
an average of $30 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
69
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 10th

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

69
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$46,575an average of $675 per time performed $13,560
an average of $197 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
68
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 11th

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

68
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$83,912an average of $1,234 per time performed $10,220
an average of $150 per time performed
medical
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
50
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 72nd

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)
$8,000an average of $160 per time performed $3,721
an average of $74 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
49
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 18th

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

49
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$15,190an average of $310 per time performed $7,244
an average of $148 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
45
times performed,
0.92% of his services

16th 50th

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

45
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$9,135an average of $203 per time performed $863
an average of $19 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
43
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

26
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,075an average of $25 per time performed $298
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
38
times performed,
0.78% 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)
$57,380an average of $1,510 per time performed $15,992
an average of $421 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
33
times performed,
0.67% of his services

19th 14th

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

23
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$5,610an average of $170 per time performed $2,617
an average of $79 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
33
times performed,
0.67% of his services

20th 91st

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)
$6,699an average of $203 per time performed $593
an average of $18 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Follow-up or limited ultrasound examination of heart

Service Code: 93308
Performed in a facility
33
times performed,
0.67% of his services

21st 99th

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)
$4,620an average of $140 per time performed $633
an average of $19 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
32
times performed,
0.65% of his services

22nd 23rd

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: 1.4)
$1,472an average of $46 per time performed $210
an average of $7 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
30
times performed,
0.61% of his services

23rd 94th

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

30
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,440an average of $148 per time performed $188
an average of $6 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
29
times performed,
0.59% of his services

24th 27th

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)
$6,525an average of $225 per time performed $3,046
an average of $105 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 4... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 45 minutes ×

Service Code: 99204
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.57% of his services

25th 28th

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)
$7,280an average of $260 per time performed $3,359
an average of $120 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
24
times performed,
0.49% of his services

26th 58th

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

24
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,640an average of $235 per time performed $1,610
an average of $67 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care typically 70 minutes per day

Service Code: 99220
Performed in a facility
23
times performed,
0.47% of his services

27th 60th

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)
$6,670an average of $290 per time performed $3,254
an average of $141 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
23
times performed,
0.47% of his services

28th 35th

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)
$18,400an average of $800 per time performed $4,899
an average of $213 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent observation care, typically 25 minutes per day +

Subsequent observation care, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99225
Performed in a facility
21
times performed,
0.43% of his services

29th 107th

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

13
patients got this service, 0.76% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,525an average of $120 per time performed $1,162
an average of $55 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
19
times performed,
0.39% of his services

30th 54th

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)
$3,420an average of $180 per time performed $1,471
an average of $77 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
18
times performed,
0.37% of his services

31st 39th

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)
$1,530an average of $85 per time performed $417
an average of $23 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
15
times performed,
0.31% of his services

32nd 21st

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

15
patients got this service, 0.88% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,745an average of $183 per time performed $169
an average of $11 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 a facility
14
times performed,
0.29% of his services

33rd 9th

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

14
patients got this service, 0.82% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,240an average of $160 per time performed $841
an average of $60 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care typically 50 minutes

Service Code: 99219
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.25% of his services

34th 96th

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

12
patients got this service, 0.7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,460an average of $205 per time performed $1,138
an average of $95 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.

Richard D Schultz
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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