Treatment Tracker

The Doctors and Services in Medicare Part B

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
177
Rank: 1937th
out of 2,484 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
811
Rank: 1634th
out of 2,484 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
4.6 This Provider
Avg 6.3
Total Paid
by Medicare
$8,383
Rank: 2327th
out of 2,484 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$47 This Provider
Avg $245

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.

Patients saw before

HUBERT PIERCE MD

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 62 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
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
125
times performed,
15% of his services

1st 2nd

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

123
patients got this service, 69% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$9,064an average of $73 per time performed $1,161
an average of $9 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
116
times performed,
14% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

114
patients got this service, 64% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$588an average of $5 per time performed $341
an average of $3 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: 85027
Performed in an office
61
times performed,
8% of his services

3rd 48th

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

61
patients got this service, 34% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$637an average of $10 per time performed $528
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
54
times performed,
7% of his services

4th 9th

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

54
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$774an average of $14 per time performed $441
an average of $8 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Cholesterol level

Service Code: 82465
Performed in an office
54
times performed,
7% of his services

5th 183rd

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

54
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$451an average of $8 per time performed $217
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
46
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 19th

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

46
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$630an average of $14 per time performed $320
an average of $7 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
38
times performed,
5% of his services

7th 6th

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

38
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$507an average of $13 per time performed $395
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 11th

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

32
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$517an average of $16 per time performed $415
an average of $13 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
27
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 1st

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

26
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$2,831an average of $105 per time performed $731
an average of $27 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
22
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 24th

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

21
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$464an average of $21 per time performed $81
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 7th

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

21
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$453an average of $22 per time performed $271
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 10th

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

20
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.1)
$181an average of $9 per time performed $105
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Digoxin level

Service Code: 80162
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 347th

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

19
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$406an average of $21 per time performed $337
an average of $18 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 27th

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

18
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$95an average of $5 per time performed $54
an average of $3 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
16
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 28th

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

16
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$106an average of $7 per time performed $68
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
2% of his services

16th 12th

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

13
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$335an average of $26 per time performed $283
an average of $22 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.

Hubert G Pierce
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.

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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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