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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $272 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 10 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
221
Rank: 270th
out of 363 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
8,155
Rank: 42nd
out of 363 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
36.9 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 9.6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$71.7K
Rank: 202nd
out of 363 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$324 This Provider
Avg $272

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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Paul G. Martin
Average for Neurology 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.

Individuals

BRENDAN MINER

SCOTT STEFFEN

Organizations

FORSYTH MEMORIAL HOSPIT...

PIEDMONT IMAGING LLC

Patients saw before

Paul G. Martin

Patients saw after

Individuals

EDWARD HILL

GEOFFREY RIESER

Organizations

FORSYTH MEMORIAL HOSPIT...

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 17 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
DRUGS

Injection, onabotulinumtoxina (botox), 1 unit

Service Code: J0585
Performed in an office
7,201
times performed,
88% of his services

1st 1st

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

16
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$79,211an average of $11 per time performed $28,804
an average of $4 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
420
times performed,
5% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

187
patients got this service, 85% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$65,520an average of $156 per time performed $28,140
an average of $67 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, ketorolac tromethamine, per 15 mg

Service Code: J1885
Performed in an office
112
times performed,
1% of his services

3rd 74th

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

11
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$1,792an average of $16 per time performed $0
an average of $0 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
93
times performed,
1% of his services

4th 29th

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

55
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,302an average of $14 per time performed $279
an average of $3 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
41
times performed,
0.5% of his services

5th 84th

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

31
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,460an average of $60 per time performed $492
an average of $12 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of chemical for destruction of nerve muscles on... +

Injection of chemical for destruction of nerve muscles on one side of face ×

Service Code: 64612
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.49% of his services

6th 66th

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

17
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$17,400an average of $435 per time performed $3,800
an average of $95 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of chemical for destruction of neck muscles

Service Code: 64613
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.49% of his services

7th 61st

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

17
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$16,360an average of $409 per time performed $2,080
an average of $52 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
33
times performed,
0.4% of his services

8th 9th

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

33
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,580an average of $260 per time performed $3,828
an average of $116 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
29
times performed,
0.36% of his services

9th 79th

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

20
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,044an average of $36 per time performed $290
an average of $10 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.36% of his services

10th 33rd

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

14
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$580an average of $20 per time performed $87
an average of $3 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan brain

Service Code: 70551
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.32% of his services

11th 49th

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

25
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,034an average of $309 per time performed $1,352
an average of $52 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typically 40 minutes ×

Service Code: 99215
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.23% of his services

12th 11th

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

18
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$4,332an average of $228 per time performed $1,786
an average of $94 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Radiological supervision and interpretation of ct guidanc... +

Radiological supervision and interpretation of ct guidance for needle insertion ×

Service Code: 77012
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.21% of his services

13th 159th

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

15
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$4,777an average of $281 per time performed $1,156
an average of $68 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.2% of his services

14th 92nd

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

15
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,728an average of $108 per time performed $368
an average of $23 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Cyanocobalamin (vitamin b-12) level

Service Code: 82607
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.18% of his services

15th 81st

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

15
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$900an average of $60 per time performed $315
an average of $21 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation +

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation ×

Service Code: 85652
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.15% of his services

16th 97th

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

12
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$384an average of $32 per time performed $48
an average of $4 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
12
times performed,
0.15% of his services

17th 4th

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

12
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,200an average of $100 per time performed $648
an average of $54 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 "Neurology." 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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