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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $379 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 4 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,010
Rank: 183rd
out of 490 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
13,801
Rank: 15th
out of 490 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
13.7 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 4.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$1.28M
Rank: 26th
out of 490 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$1,268 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $379

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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Claxton A. Baer
Average for Ophthalmology 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

KURT LARK

RANDALL THOMAS

DAVID HASSON

JASON HANDLER

WILLIAM BURCHFIELD

Organizations

CMC-NORTHEAST, INC.

THE CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBU...

Patients saw before

Claxton A. Baer

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 14 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
MEDICINE

Diagnostic imaging of retina

Service Code: 92134
Performed in an office
3,566
times performed,
26% of his services

1st 3rd

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

831
patients got this service, 82% of his patients
4.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$263,884an average of $74 per time performed $114,112
an average of $32 per time performed
EYE

Injection of drug into eye

Service Code: 67028
Performed in an office
2,644
times performed,
19% of his services

2nd 7th

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

301
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
8.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.7)
$925,400an average of $350 per time performed $222,096
an average of $84 per time performed
DRUGS

Unclassified biologics

Service Code: J3590
Performed in an office
2,259
times performed,
16% of his services

3rd 13th

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

260
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
8.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.1)
$126,504an average of $56 per time performed $99,396
an average of $44 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
2,061
times performed,
15% of his services

4th 5th

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

810
patients got this service, 80% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$154,575an average of $75 per time performed $98,928
an average of $48 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, ranibizumab (lucentis), 0.1 mg

Service Code: J2778
Performed in an office
1,763
times performed,
13% of his services

5th 6th

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

39
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
9.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.7)
$881,500an average of $500 per time performed $564,160
an average of $320 per time performed
MEDICINE

Examination of retinal blood vessels by ophthalmoscope

Service Code: 92235
Performed in an office
610
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 18th

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

295
patients got this service, 29% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$115,290an average of $189 per time performed $62,830
an average of $103 per time performed
MEDICINE

Photography of the retina

Service Code: 92250
Performed in an office
320
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 17th

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

281
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$29,120an average of $91 per time performed $15,040
an average of $47 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
316
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 10th

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

299
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$35,392an average of $112 per time performed $23,384
an average of $74 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound of eye disease, growth, or structure

Service Code: 76512
Performed in an office
77
times performed,
0.56% of his services

9th 54th

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

50
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$13,860an average of $180 per time performed $5,313
an average of $69 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
75
times performed,
0.54% of his services

10th 20th

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

75
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$12,975an average of $173 per time performed $8,475
an average of $113 per time performed
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
58
times performed,
0.42% of his services

11th 53rd

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

41
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$104,400an average of $1,800 per time performed $45,588
an average of $786 per time performed
EYE

Laser destruction of retinal growth, 1 or more sessions

Service Code: 67210
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.16% of his services

12th 51st

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$27,148an average of $1,234 per time performed $8,492
an average of $386 per time performed
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
19
times performed,
0.14% of his services

13th 19th

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$874an average of $46 per time performed $570
an average of $30 per time performed
EYE

Removal of membrane from the retina, pars plana approach +

Removal of membrane from the retina, pars plana approach ×

Service Code: 67042
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.08% of his services

14th 82nd

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)
$27,500an average of $2,500 per time performed $12,386
an average of $1,126 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 "Ophthalmology." 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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