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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $241 per patient in 2013.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,128
Rank: 87th
out of 2,400 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
9,255
Rank: 193rd
out of 2,400 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
8.2 This Provider
Avg 6.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$257K
Rank: 195th
out of 2,400 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$228 This Provider
Avg $241

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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Rufus S. Lefler
Average for Internal Medicine Providers in North Carolina

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 57 different services in 2013
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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
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
2,185
times performed,
24% of his services

1st 3rd

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

640
patients got this service, 57% of his patients
3.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$6,708an average of $3 per time performed $6,446
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
2,001
times performed,
22% of his services

2nd 1st

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

659
patients got this service, 58% of his patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$204,802an average of $102 per time performed $129,085
an average of $65 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
984
times performed,
11% of his services

3rd 2nd

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

420
patients got this service, 37% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$68,309an average of $69 per time performed $45,884
an average of $47 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
878
times performed,
9% of his services

4th 11th

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

90
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
9.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.2)
$5,347an average of $6 per time performed $4,592
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 5 minutes ×

Service Code: 99211
Performed in an office
843
times performed,
9% of his services

5th 17th

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

122
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
6.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.1)
$16,599an average of $20 per time performed $10,959
an average of $13 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
708
times performed,
8% of his services

6th 23rd

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

478
patients got this service, 42% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$18,812an average of $27 per time performed $4,128
an average of $6 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81000
Performed in an office
199
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 76th

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

125
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$963an average of $5 per time performed $844
an average of $4 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
185
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 4th

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

62
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$12,530an average of $68 per time performed $9,635
an average of $52 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
120
times performed,
1% of his services

9th 6th

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

59
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$11,698an average of $97 per time performed $9,115
an average of $76 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Injection into tissue or muscle for therapy, diagnosis, o... +

Injection into tissue or muscle for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96372
Performed in an office
110
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 16th

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

31
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
3.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.9)
$2,615an average of $24 per time performed $1,536
an average of $14 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
96
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 111th

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

83
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$781an average of $8 per time performed $558
an average of $6 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) with tracing using at lea... +

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) with tracing using at least 12 leads ×

Service Code: 93005
Performed in an office
95
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 123rd

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

82
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$895an average of $9 per time performed $654
an average of $7 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
86
times performed,
0.93% of his services

13th 32nd

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

71
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,851an average of $68 per time performed $4,551
an average of $53 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 25 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99309
Performed in a facility
79
times performed,
0.85% of his services

14th 71st

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

36
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$6,737an average of $85 per time performed $4,687
an average of $59 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
73
times performed,
0.79% of his services

15th 51st

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

26
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$4,744an average of $65 per time performed $3,060
an average of $42 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
61
times performed,
0.66% of his services

16th 83rd

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

41
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$410an average of $7 per time performed $218
an average of $4 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
58
times performed,
0.63% of his services

17th 105th

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

56
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$20,157an average of $348 per time performed $2,685
an average of $46 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
54
times performed,
0.58% of his services

18th 15th

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

49
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,277an average of $190 per time performed $7,887
an average of $146 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Stool analysis for blood to screen for colon tumors

Service Code: 82270
Performed in an office
48
times performed,
0.52% of his services

19th 106th

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

48
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$224an average of $5 per time performed $213
an average of $4 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
45
times performed,
0.49% of his services

20th 78th

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

42
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,273an average of $51 per time performed $1,729
an average of $38 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

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

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
39
times performed,
0.42% of his services

21st 36th

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

22
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.6)
$6an average of $0 per time performed $2
an average of $0 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
34
times performed,
0.37% of his services

22nd 166th

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

34
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,654an average of $225 per time performed $359
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement and graphic recording of total and timed exha... +

Measurement and graphic recording of total and timed exhaled air capacity ×

Service Code: 94010
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.31% of his services

23rd 116th

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

29
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,009an average of $35 per time performed $655
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Skin test for tuberculosis

Service Code: 86580
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.28% of his services

24th 358th

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

25
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$187an average of $7 per time performed $124
an average of $5 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
18
times performed,
0.19% of his services

25th 84th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.98% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$706an average of $39 per time performed $519
an average of $29 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 and physician supervision ×

Service Code: 93016
Performed in a facility
17
times performed,
0.18% of his services

26th 191st

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,613an average of $213 per time performed $259
an average of $15 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
13
times performed,
0.14% of his services

27th 43rd

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

11
patients got this service, 0.98% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$539an average of $41 per time performed $385
an average of $30 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
11
times performed,
0.12% of his services

28th 55th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.98% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,423an average of $129 per time performed $1,105
an average of $100 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Drainage of abscess

Service Code: 10060
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.12% of his services

29th 578th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.98% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,227an average of $112 per time performed $911
an average of $83 per time performed

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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