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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $467 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 4 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
960
Rank: 150th
out of 435 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
12,046
Rank: 23rd
out of 435 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
12.5 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 4.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$1.25M
Rank: 32nd
out of 435 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$1,300 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $467

Note: About 52% 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

KURT LARK

DAVID HARPER

RANDALL THOMAS

JASON HANDLER

DAVID HASSON

Organizations

THE CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBU...

THE CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBU...

Patients saw before

CLAXTON BAER M.D.

Patients saw after

Individuals

KURT LARK

MARK FROMKE

SCOTT KENNEDY

JOHN ROSSITCH

JON FROMKE

Organizations

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

CAROLINAS MEDICAL CENTER

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 35 different services in 2014
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Drug Services
Medical Services
CATEGORY
Description of Service
Times Performed (or Units) This Service's Rank Patients Unique Visits
Per Patient
Billed to Medicare Payments from Medicare
medical
MEDICINE

Diagnostic imaging of retina

Service Code: 92134
Performed in an office
3,272
times performed,
27% of his services

1st 2nd

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

802
patients got this service, 84% of his patients
4.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$242,128an average of $74 per time performed $108,794
an average of $33 per time performed
medical
EYE

Injection of drug into eye

Service Code: 67028
Performed in an office
2,522
times performed,
21% of his services

2nd 6th

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

294
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
8.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.8)
$889,711an average of $353 per time performed $186,880
an average of $74 per time performed
medical
DRUGS

Unclassified biologics

Service Code: J3590
Performed in an office
2,074
times performed,
17% of his services

3rd 15th

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

249
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
8.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4)
$199,623an average of $96 per time performed $103,928
an average of $50 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ranibizumab, 0.1 mg

Service Code: J2778
Performed in an office
1,538
times performed,
13% of his services

4th 4th

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

35
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
9.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.7)
$769,000an average of $500 per time performed $477,857
an average of $311 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
1,099
times performed,
9% of his services

5th 7th

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

646
patients got this service, 67% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$85,129an average of $77 per time performed $52,697
an average of $48 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Examination of retinal blood vessels by ophthalmoscope

Service Code: 92235
Performed in an office
370
times performed,
3% of his services

6th 18th

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

180
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$70,122an average of $190 per time performed $28,102
an average of $76 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Photography of the retina

Service Code: 92250
Performed in an office
362
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 16th

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

317
patients got this service, 33% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$32,942an average of $91 per time performed $18,940
an average of $52 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
309
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 10th

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

295
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$34,812an average of $113 per time performed $22,906
an average of $74 per time performed
drug
NA

Injection, aflibercept, 1 mg

Service Code: J0178
Performed in an office
226
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 11th

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

23
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
4.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.9)
$259,900an average of $1,150 per time performed $173,326
an average of $767 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound of eye disease, growth, or structure

Service Code: 76512
Performed in an office
66
times performed,
0.55% of his services

10th 48th

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

42
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$12,060an average of $183 per time performed $4,281
an average of $65 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

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

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

Service Code: 99204
Performed in an office
64
times performed,
0.53% of his services

11th 20th

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

64
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,410an average of $178 per time performed $7,107
an average of $111 per time performed
medical
EYE

Laser destruction of leaking retinal blood vessels, 1 or ... +

Laser destruction of leaking retinal blood vessels, 1 or more sessions ×

Service Code: 67228
Performed in an office
46
times performed,
0.38% of his services

12th 54th

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

34
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$82,800an average of $1,800 per time performed $35,234
an average of $766 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
15
times performed,
0.12% of his services

13th 21st

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$690an average of $46 per time performed $476
an average of $32 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Eye and medical examination for diagnosis and treatment, ... +

Eye and medical examination for diagnosis and treatment, established patient ×

Service Code: 92012
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.11% of his services

14th 3rd

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,105an average of $85 per time performed $744
an average of $57 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Eye and medical examination for diagnosis and treatment, ... +

Eye and medical examination for diagnosis and treatment, established patient, 1 or more visits ×

Service Code: 92014
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.09% of his services

15th 1st

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,364an average of $124 per time performed $622
an average of $57 per time performed

Office Visits

Medicare reimburses office visits using a five-point scale, with five being the most intensive and costly. The chart below shows what percentage of this provider’s office visits were reimbursed at each level. A higher than average proportion of costly visits is not necessarily an indication of a problem, but it may be worth asking about.

Hover over each slice to see percentage breakdown.

Claxton Allen Baer
Average for Ophthalmology Providers in North Carolina

Notes: Medicare redacted this data for any services provided to fewer than 11 patients. The contact information listed above is the most current we have for this provider. The services listed on this page may have been delivered at a previous address or as part of a different practice.

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Sources: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Plan and Provider Enumeration System, American Medical Association

Services that begin with a letter come from CMS. All other codes and descriptions of the medical procedures are from the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set, copyright 2013 American Medical Association. All rights reserved. Where practical, AMA’s consumer friendly translation of the CPT descriptor was used. ProPublica has received permission from the AMA to use these codes on this site.

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