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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $245 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,451
Rank: 30th
out of 2,484 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
39,098
Rank: 9th
out of 2,484 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
26.9 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 6.3
Total Paid
by Medicare
$709K
Rank: 12th
out of 2,484 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$488 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $245

Note: About 10% of this provider’s Medicare payments were for drugs administered in his office.
This is intended to reimburse the provider for purchasing the drugs, plus an additional percentage for overhead.

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.

Individuals

RICHARD PIPPIN

JOHN FOGARTY

JEFFREY ALLOWAY

JAYESH PATEL

GABOR VARJU

Organizations

PITT COUNTY MEMORIAL HO...

QUEST DIAGNOSTICS CLINI...

Patients saw before

STEVEN HAMSTEAD M.D.

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 256 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
drug
TEMPORARY CODES

Low osmolar contrast material, 100-199 mg/ml iodine conce... +

Low osmolar contrast material, 100-199 mg/ml iodine concentration, per ml ×

Service Code: Q9965
Performed in an office
7,715
times performed,
20% of his services

1st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in NC perform this service

67
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$15,430an average of $2 per time performed $6,326
an average of $1 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
2,962
times performed,
8% of his services

2nd 2nd

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

1,102
patients got this service, 76% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$275,466an average of $93 per time performed $138,355
an average of $47 per time performed
drug
ADMINISTRATIVE

Injection, gadobutrol, 0.1 ml

Service Code: A9585
Performed in an office
2,750
times performed,
7% of his services

3rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in NC perform this service

28
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,850an average of $1 per time performed $880
an average of $0 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
2,494
times performed,
6% of his services

4th 3rd

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

1,020
patients got this service, 70% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$27,434an average of $11 per time performed $7,332
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
1,630
times performed,
4% of his services

5th 9th

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

924
patients got this service, 64% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$81,500an average of $50 per time performed $15,664
an average of $10 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
1,589
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 1st

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

781
patients got this service, 54% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$230,405an average of $145 per time performed $109,276
an average of $69 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
1,393
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 7th

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

841
patients got this service, 58% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$98,903an average of $71 per time performed $18,262
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Ldl cholesterol level

Service Code: 83721
Performed in an office
1,386
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 44th

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

834
patients got this service, 57% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$47,124an average of $34 per time performed $17,644
an average of $13 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, denosumab, 1 mg

Service Code: J0897
Performed in an office
1,080
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 17th

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

14
patients got this service, 0.96% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$26,784an average of $25 per time performed $11,988
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
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
1,050
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 6th

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

850
patients got this service, 59% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$30,450an average of $29 per time performed $10,889
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
933
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 12th

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

823
patients got this service, 57% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$54,114an average of $58 per time performed $20,274
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
755
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 11th

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

371
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$33,220an average of $44 per time performed $9,800
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
661
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 10th

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

125
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
5.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.1)
$16,525an average of $25 per time performed $3,477
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroxine (thyroid chemical) measurement

Service Code: 84439
Performed in an office
640
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 32nd

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

582
patients got this service, 40% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$43,520an average of $68 per time performed $7,706
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood glucose (sugar) test performed by hand-held instrument +

Blood glucose (sugar) test performed by hand-held instrument ×

Service Code: 82962
Performed in an office
597
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 37th

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

304
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$7,761an average of $13 per time performed $1,875
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, di... +

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96372
Performed in an office
505
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 16th

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

152
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
3.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$25,755an average of $51 per time performed $8,413
an average of $17 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

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

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 5 minutes ×

Service Code: 99211
Performed in an office
460
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 20th

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

113
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
4.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3)
$16,560an average of $36 per time performed $6,178
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bacterial colony count, urine

Service Code: 87086
Performed in an office
410
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 111th

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

280
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$15,170an average of $37 per time performed $4,424
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Annual wellness visit, includes a personalized prevention... +

Annual wellness visit, includes a personalized prevention plan of service (pps), subsequent visit ×

Service Code: G0439
Performed in an office
393
times performed,
1% of his services

19th 22nd

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

393
patients got this service, 27% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$43,230an average of $110 per time performed $42,020
an average of $107 per time performed
drug
TEMPORARY CODES

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered t... +

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered to individuals 3 years of age and older, for intramuscular use (fluvirin) ×

Service Code: Q2037
Performed in an office
314
times performed,
0.8% of his services

20th 34th

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

311
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,280an average of $20 per time performed $4,726
an average of $15 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
314
times performed,
0.8% of his services

21st 13th

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

311
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,420an average of $30 per time performed $7,263
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroxine (thyroid chemical) measurement

Service Code: 84436
Performed in an office
277
times performed,
0.71% of his services

22nd 154th

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

268
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$8,033an average of $29 per time performed $2,130
an average of $8 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, vitamin b-12 cyanocobalamin, up to 1000 mcg

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
241
times performed,
0.62% of his services

23rd 43rd

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

52
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
4.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.6)
$3,133an average of $13 per time performed $352
an average of $1 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81001
Performed in an office
235
times performed,
0.6% of his services

24th 28th

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

201
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$3,995an average of $17 per time performed $992
an average of $4 per time performed
drug
NA

Injection, zoledronic acid, 1 mg

Service Code: J3489
Performed in an office
230
times performed,
0.59% of his services

25th 139th

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

46
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$84,180an average of $366 per time performed $12,834
an average of $56 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of chest, 2 views, front and side

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
225
times performed,
0.58% of his services

26th 38th

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

203
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$12,375an average of $55 per time performed $3,011
an average of $13 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ceftriaxone sodium, per 250 mg

Service Code: J0696
Performed in an office
164
times performed,
0.42% of his services

27th 40th

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

18
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$3,444an average of $21 per time performed $82
an average of $1 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Evaluation of antimicrobial drug (antibiotic, antifungal,... +

Evaluation of antimicrobial drug (antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral) ×

Service Code: 87186
Performed in an office
160
times performed,
0.41% of his services

28th 230th

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

116
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$9,600an average of $60 per time performed $1,850
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Screening mammography, producing direct digital image, bi... +

Screening mammography, producing direct digital image, bilateral, all views ×

Service Code: G0202
Performed in an office
155
times performed,
0.4% of his services

29th 125th

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

155
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$43,090an average of $278 per time performed $19,274
an average of $124 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Computer analysis of screening mammogram to assist detect... +

Computer analysis of screening mammogram to assist detection of cancer ×

Service Code: 77052
Performed in an office
155
times performed,
0.4% of his services

30th 166th

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

155
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,510an average of $42 per time performed $1,468
an average of $9 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
154
times performed,
0.39% of his services

31st 80th

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

95
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$3,080an average of $20 per time performed $673
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
153
times performed,
0.39% of his services

32nd 19th

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

114
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$7,344an average of $48 per time performed $1,591
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Prostate cancer screening; prostate specific antigen test... +

Prostate cancer screening; prostate specific antigen test (psa) ×

Service Code: G0103
Performed in an office
153
times performed,
0.39% of his services

33rd 62nd

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

153
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,415an average of $55 per time performed $3,762
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20610
Performed in an office
151
times performed,
0.39% of his services

34th 96th

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

93
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$29,445an average of $195 per time performed $5,652
an average of $37 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
114
times performed,
0.29% of his services

35th 24th

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

104
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$6,612an average of $58 per time performed $1,268
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood creatinine level

Service Code: 82565
Performed in an office
111
times performed,
0.28% of his services

36th 108th

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

103
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,998an average of $18 per time performed $670
an average of $6 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of lower and sacral spine, 2 or 3 views

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
100
times performed,
0.26% of his services

37th 169th

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

94
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,235an average of $62 per time performed $1,725
an average of $17 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ketorolac tromethamine, per 15 mg

Service Code: J1885
Performed in an office
100
times performed,
0.26% of his services

38th 68th

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

19
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,000an average of $10 per time performed $25
an average of $0 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Vitamin d-3 level

Service Code: 82306
Performed in an office
97
times performed,
0.25% of his services

39th 31st

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

86
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$14,550an average of $150 per time performed $3,781
an average of $39 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Magnesium level

Service Code: 83735
Performed in an office
95
times performed,
0.24% of his services

40th 104th

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

78
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,850an average of $30 per time performed $851
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver function blood test panel

Service Code: 80076
Performed in an office
95
times performed,
0.24% of his services

41st 33rd

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

81
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$4,560an average of $48 per time performed $821
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Cervical or vaginal cancer screening; pelvic and clinical... +

Cervical or vaginal cancer screening; pelvic and clinical breast examination ×

Service Code: G0101
Performed in an office
89
times performed,
0.23% of his services

42nd 190th

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

89
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,560an average of $40 per time performed $3,159
an average of $35 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial nursing facility visit, typically 35 minutes per day +

Initial nursing facility visit, typically 35 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99305
Performed in a facility
86
times performed,
0.22% of his services

43rd 147th

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

80
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$15,523an average of $181 per time performed $8,659
an average of $101 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Bone density measurement using dedicated x-ray machine

Service Code: 77080
Performed in an office
83
times performed,
0.21% of his services

44th 73rd

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

83
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$22,493an average of $271 per time performed $2,945
an average of $35 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Detection test for influenza virus

Service Code: 87804
Performed in an office
68
times performed,
0.17% of his services

45th 141st

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

34
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,720an average of $40 per time performed $1,041
an average of $15 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Uric acid level, blood

Service Code: 84550
Performed in an office
67
times performed,
0.17% of his services

46th 75th

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

54
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,072an average of $16 per time performed $202
an average of $3 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
61
times performed,
0.16% of his services

47th 106th

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

60
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$23,069an average of $378 per time performed $6,728
an average of $110 per time performed
medical
ADMINISTRATIVE

Technetium tc-99m sestamibi, diagnostic, per study dose

Service Code: A9500
Performed in an office
56
times performed,
0.14% of his services

48th 162nd

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)
$10,808an average of $193 per time performed $3,281
an average of $59 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 125 mg +

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 125 mg ×

Service Code: J2930
Performed in an office
52
times performed,
0.13% of his services

49th 153rd

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

47
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$1,352an average of $26 per time performed $108
an average of $2 per time performed
medical
TEMPORARY CODES

Screening papanicolaou smear; obtaining, preparing and co... +

Screening papanicolaou smear; obtaining, preparing and conveyance of cervical or vaginal smear to laboratory ×

Service Code: Q0091
Performed in an office
52
times performed,
0.13% of his services

50th 268th

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

52
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,340an average of $45 per time performed $2,157
an average of $41 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, testosterone cypionate, 1 cc, 200 mg

Service Code: J1080
Performed in an office
47
times performed,
0.12% of his services

51st 150th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.76% of his patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 8.1)
$940an average of $20 per time performed $179
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ribs of one side of body, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73510
Performed in an office
46
times performed,
0.12% of his services

52nd 247th

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

44
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,589an average of $56 per time performed $974
an average of $21 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosi... +

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosis up to 1 hour ×

Service Code: 96365
Performed in an office
46
times performed,
0.12% of his services

53rd 167th

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

46
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$10,810an average of $235 per time performed $1,986
an average of $43 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 an office
42
times performed,
0.11% of his services

54th 117th

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

42
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$17,942an average of $427 per time performed $4,496
an average of $107 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 15 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 15 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99308
Performed in a facility
39
times performed,
0.1% of his services

55th 56th

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

31
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3)
$4,368an average of $112 per time performed $1,787
an average of $46 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of lower spinal canal

Service Code: 72148
Performed in an office
38
times performed,
0.1% of his services

56th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in NC perform this service

38
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$48,032an average of $1,264 per time performed $5,948
an average of $157 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Cyanocobalamin (vitamin b-12) level

Service Code: 82607
Performed in an office
38
times performed,
0.1% of his services

57th 61st

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

37
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,976an average of $52 per time performed $754
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ct scan chest

Service Code: 71250
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
0.09% of his services

58th 284th

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

36
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$24,457an average of $661 per time performed $4,280
an average of $116 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health ... +

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health services under a home health plan of care (patient not present), including contacts with home health agency and review of reports of patient status required by physicians to affirm the initial imple ×

Service Code: G0180
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.09% of his services

59th 77th

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

33
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$5,256an average of $146 per time performed $1,400
an average of $39 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.09% of his services

60th 215th

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)
$1,788an average of $50 per time performed $614
an average of $17 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood potassium level

Service Code: 84132
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
0.09% of his services

61st 168th

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: 1.7)
$980an average of $28 per time performed $202
an average of $6 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan brain

Service Code: 70551
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.08% of his services

62nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in NC perform this service

32
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$38,181an average of $1,157 per time performed $5,517
an average of $167 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Testosterone (hormone) level

Service Code: 84403
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.08% of his services

63rd 196th

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

26
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$3,040an average of $95 per time performed $1,105
an average of $35 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.08% of his services

64th 54th

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)
$960an average of $30 per time performed $742
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Physician re-certification for medicare-covered home heal... +

Physician re-certification for medicare-covered home health services under a home health plan of care (patient not present), including contacts with home health agency and review of reports of patient status required by physicians to affirm the initial im ×

Service Code: G0179
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.08% of his services

65th 88th

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

17
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$3,750an average of $125 per time performed $734
an average of $24 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Pneumococcal vaccine for injection into muscle

Service Code: 90670
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.08% of his services

66th 109th

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)
$8,100an average of $270 per time performed $4,526
an average of $151 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or... +

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or exercise multiple studies ×

Service Code: 78452
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.07% of his services

67th 192nd

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)
$36,424an average of $1,256 per time performed $8,203
an average of $283 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Psa (prostate specific antigen) measurement

Service Code: 84153
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.07% of his services

68th 101st

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

25
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,848an average of $66 per time performed $689
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of foot, 2 views

Service Code: 73620
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.07% of his services

69th 334th

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

22
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,120an average of $41 per time performed $388
an average of $14 per time performed
medical
DRUGS

Unclassified drugs

Service Code: J3490
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.07% of his services

70th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in NC perform this service

14
patients got this service, 0.96% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$41,580an average of $1,540 per time performed $21,035
an average of $779 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Insertion of hormone pellets beneath the skin

Service Code: 11980
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.07% of his services

71st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in NC perform this service

14
patients got this service, 0.96% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,075an average of $225 per time performed $1,976
an average of $73 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.07% of his services

72nd 254th

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

22
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,436an average of $55 per time performed $429
an average of $16 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Initial preventive physical examination; face-to-face vis... +

Initial preventive physical examination; face-to-face visit, services limited to new beneficiary during the first 12 months of medicare enrollment ×

Service Code: G0402
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.06% of his services

73rd 155th

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

24
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,280an average of $220 per time performed $3,728
an average of $155 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ct scan chest with contrast

Service Code: 71260
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.06% of his services

74th 378th

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

23
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$18,552an average of $773 per time performed $4,072
an average of $170 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.06% of his services

75th 27th

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

24
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$360an average of $15 per time performed $70
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 10 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 10 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99307
Performed in a facility
24
times performed,
0.06% of his services

76th 100th

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

24
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$1,608an average of $67 per time performed $418
an average of $17 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Electrocardiogram, routine ecg with 12 leads; performed a... +

Electrocardiogram, routine ecg with 12 leads; performed as a screening for the initial preventive physical examination with interpretation and report ×

Service Code: G0403
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.06% of his services

77th 240th

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

22
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,046an average of $93 per time performed $138
an average of $6 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron level

Service Code: 83540
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.06% of his services

78th 86th

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: 1.5)
$748an average of $34 per time performed $190
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron binding capacity

Service Code: 83550
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.06% of his services

79th 92nd

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: 1.5)
$880an average of $40 per time performed $257
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
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
21
times performed,
0.05% of his services

80th 107th

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

19
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$399an average of $19 per time performed $76
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ct scan of abdomen and pelvis before and after contrast

Service Code: 74178
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.05% of his services

81st 388th

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

19
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$19,900an average of $995 per time performed $5,368
an average of $268 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of spine of neck, 2 or 3 views

Service Code: 72040
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.05% of his services

82nd 406th

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

19
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,095an average of $55 per time performed $332
an average of $17 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of eye bones, minimum of 4 views

Service Code: 70200
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.05% of his services

83rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in NC perform this service

20
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,080an average of $104 per time performed $661
an average of $33 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Infusion, normal saline solution , 250 cc

Service Code: J7050
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.05% of his services

84th 184th

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

16
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$360an average of $20 per time performed $4
an average of $0 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Ferritin (blood protein) level

Service Code: 82728
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.05% of his services

85th 79th

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)
$1,134an average of $63 per time performed $328
an average of $18 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ct scan of abdomen and pelvis with contrast

Service Code: 74177
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.04% of his services

86th 317th

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)
$13,430an average of $790 per time performed $3,746
an average of $220 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,
0.04% of his services

87th 47th

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: 1.8)
$1,122an average of $66 per time performed $377
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Creatine kinase (cardiac enzyme) level

Service Code: 82550
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.04% of his services

88th 78th

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

16
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$768an average of $48 per time performed $109
an average of $7 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urea nitrogen level to assess kidney function

Service Code: 84520
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.04% of his services

89th 124th

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

15
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$336an average of $21 per time performed $58
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ct scan head or brain

Service Code: 70450
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.04% of his services

90th 233rd

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

16
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,320an average of $520 per time performed $1,166
an average of $73 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
14
times performed,
0.04% of his services

91st 14th

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

13
patients got this service, 0.9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,158an average of $297 per time performed $2,168
an average of $155 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Diagnostic mammography, producing direct digital image, u... +

Diagnostic mammography, producing direct digital image, unilateral, all views ×

Service Code: G0206
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.03% of his services

92nd 416th

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

12
patients got this service, 0.83% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,172an average of $244 per time performed $1,017
an average of $78 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of lower spinal canal before and after contrast +

Mri scan of lower spinal canal before and after contrast ×

Service Code: 72158
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.03% of his services

93rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in NC perform this service

12
patients got this service, 0.83% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$26,156an average of $2,012 per time performed $3,521
an average of $271 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood glucose (sugar) level

Service Code: 82947
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.03% of his services

94th 67th

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

13
patients got this service, 0.9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$260an average of $20 per time performed $55
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Rheumatoid factor level

Service Code: 86431
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.03% of his services

95th 227th

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

12
patients got this service, 0.83% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$360an average of $30 per time performed $91
an average of $8 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of leg joint

Service Code: 73721
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.03% of his services

96th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in NC perform this service

12
patients got this service, 0.83% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$13,536an average of $1,128 per time performed $2,195
an average of $183 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of middle spine, 3 views

Service Code: 72070
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.03% of his services

97th 516th

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

12
patients got this service, 0.83% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$719an average of $60 per time performed $208
an average of $17 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ct scan of abdomen and pelvis

Service Code: 74176
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.03% of his services

98th 387th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.76% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,555an average of $505 per time performed $1,690
an average of $154 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.

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Steven Hamstead
Average for Internal Medicine 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.

Incorrect Info? If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to checkup@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to checkup@propublica.org. Here's a link to Medicare's data on this provider.

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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