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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
1,877
Rank: 113th
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
5,528
Rank: 143rd
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
2.9 This Provider
Avg 3.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$226K
Rank: 229th
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$120 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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Richard D. Schultz
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

Richard D. Schultz

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 34 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
1,165
times performed,
21% of his services

1st 6th

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

487
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$36,115an average of $31 per time performed $6,990
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
888
times performed,
16% of his services

2nd 14th

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

518
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$18,648an average of $21 per time performed $2,664
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 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in an office
675
times performed,
12% of his services

3rd 1st

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

573
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$103,275an average of $153 per time performed $47,250
an average of $70 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
413
times performed,
7% of his services

4th 3rd

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

391
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$35,931an average of $87 per time performed $5,369
an average of $13 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
345
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 5th

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

295
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$34,500an average of $100 per time performed $17,250
an average of $50 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
271
times performed,
5% of his services

6th 2nd

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

163
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$12,466an average of $46 per time performed $1,897
an average of $7 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
260
times performed,
5% of his services

7th 4th

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

258
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$186,160an average of $716 per time performed $13,000
an average of $50 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
240
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 8th

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

118
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$27,600an average of $115 per time performed $12,720
an average of $53 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
180
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 10th

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

180
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$222,120an average of $1,234 per time performed $26,460
an average of $147 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
166
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 33rd

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

145
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$11,288an average of $68 per time performed $1,826
an average of $11 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
70
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 26th

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

70
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$47,250an average of $675 per time performed $14,140
an average of $202 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
63
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 38th

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

60
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$8,190an average of $130 per time performed $3,339
an average of $53 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
59
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 29th

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

45
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$4,720an average of $80 per time performed $1,711
an average of $29 per time performed
MEDICINE

Insertion of heart artery stent via catheter

Service Code: 92980
Performed in a facility
58
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 39th

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

53
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$256,012an average of $4,414 per time performed $36,076
an average of $622 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
54
times performed,
0.98% of his services

15th 42nd

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

51
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,484an average of $46 per time performed $324
an average of $6 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
47
times performed,
0.85% of his services

16th 60th

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

47
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,238an average of $154 per time performed $3,572
an average of $76 per time performed
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
46
times performed,
0.83% of his services

17th 23rd

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

46
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,638an average of $253 per time performed $5,014
an average of $109 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
46
times performed,
0.83% of his services

18th 22nd

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

45
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,936an average of $216 per time performed $4,738
an average of $103 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
45
times performed,
0.81% of his services

19th 103rd

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

39
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,125an average of $25 per time performed $450
an average of $10 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver function blood test panel

Service Code: 80076
Performed in an office
38
times performed,
0.69% of his services

20th 57th

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

38
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,660an average of $70 per time performed $456
an average of $12 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
0.67% of his services

21st 37th

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: 1.2)
$2,368an average of $64 per time performed $407
an average of $11 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
36
times performed,
0.65% of his services

22nd 46th

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: 1.3)
$1,332an average of $37 per time performed $396
an average of $11 per time performed
MEDICINE

Follow-up or limited ultrasound examination of heart

Service Code: 93308
Performed in a facility
32
times performed,
0.58% of his services

23rd 62nd

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

30
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,480an average of $140 per time performed $640
an average of $20 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care discharge

Service Code: 99217
Performed in a facility
30
times performed,
0.54% of his services

24th 69th

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)
$3,720an average of $124 per time performed $1,590
an average of $53 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
27
times performed,
0.49% of his services

25th 44th

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: 1.1)
$7,020an average of $260 per time performed $1,782
an average of $66 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
27
times performed,
0.49% of his services

26th 88th

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)
$5,481an average of $203 per time performed $459
an average of $17 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
26
times performed,
0.47% of his services

27th 101st

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

25
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,848an average of $148 per time performed $208
an average of $8 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
26
times performed,
0.47% of his services

28th 73rd

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)
$20,800an average of $800 per time performed $5,356
an average of $206 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care typically 50 minutes

Service Code: 99219
Performed in a facility
23
times performed,
0.42% of his services

29th 130th

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)
$4,715an average of $205 per time performed $2,231
an average of $97 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
22
times performed,
0.4% of his services

30th 17th

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

22
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$6,490an average of $295 per time performed $3,322
an average of $151 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Natriuretic peptide (heart and blood vessel protein) level +

Natriuretic peptide (heart and blood vessel protein) level ×

Service Code: 83880
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.36% of his services

31st 71st

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: 1.3)
$2,000an average of $100 per time performed $960
an average of $48 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
19
times performed,
0.34% of his services

32nd 153rd

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)
$4,465an average of $235 per time performed $1,349
an average of $71 per time performed
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
18
times performed,
0.33% of his services

33rd 13th

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

15
patients got this service, 0.8% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$2,934an average of $163 per time performed $1,278
an average of $71 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
15
times performed,
0.27% of his services

34th 16th

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

15
patients got this service, 0.8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,745an average of $183 per time performed $180
an average of $12 per time performed
MEDICINE

Follow-up or limited ultrasound examination of heart

Service Code: 93308
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.27% of his services

35th 155th

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

15
patients got this service, 0.8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$6,030an average of $402 per time performed $810
an average of $54 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
13
times performed,
0.24% of his services

36th 51st

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

13
patients got this service, 0.69% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,639an average of $203 per time performed $273
an average of $21 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 a facility
13
times performed,
0.24% of his services

37th 65th

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

13
patients got this service, 0.69% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,418an average of $186 per time performed $299
an average of $23 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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