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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, $221 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 7 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
2,223
Rank: 1st
out of 2,624 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
15,466
Rank: 56th
out of 2,624 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
7 This Provider
Avg 7.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$491K
Rank: 3rd
out of 2,624 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$221 This Provider
Avg $221

Note: About 11% 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.

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 86 different services in 2015
(51 were redacted as they were performed on less than 11 patients)

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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
3,001
times performed,
19% of his services

1st 3rd

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

1,512
patients got this service, 68% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$399,403.09an average of $133.09 per time performed $129,673.21
an average of $43.21 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
2,904
times performed,
19% of his services

2nd 1st

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

1,374
patients got this service, 62% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$572,088.00an average of $197.00 per time performed $206,329.20
an average of $71.05 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, denosumab, 1 mg

Service Code: J0897
Performed in an office
1,440
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd 20th

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

21
patients got this service, 0.94% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$63,360.00an average of $44.00 per time performed $16,920.00
an average of $11.75 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
659
times performed,
4% of his services

4th 8th

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

100
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
6.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.9)
$11,203.00an average of $17.00 per time performed $3,453.16
an average of $5.24 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
637
times performed,
4% of his services

5th 5th

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

382
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$26,104.26an average of $40.98 per time performed $8,223.67
an average of $12.91 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
477
times performed,
3% of his services

6th 7th

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

475
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$31,959.00an average of $67.00 per time performed $11,166.57
an average of $23.41 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle

Service Code: 90662
Performed in an office
421
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 25th

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

419
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$39,153.00an average of $93.00 per time performed $14,958.13
an average of $35.53 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Bone density measurement using dedicated x-ray machine

Service Code: 77080
Performed in an office
255
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 72nd

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

255
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$69,615.00an average of $273.00 per time performed $9,503.85
an average of $37.27 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urine microalbumin (protein) level

Service Code: 82043
Performed in an office
159
times performed,
1% of his services

9th 54th

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

158
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,879.60an average of $24.40 per time performed $1,217.94
an average of $7.66 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
132
times performed,
0.85% of his services

10th 97th

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

118
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,320.00an average of $10.00 per time performed $297.00
an average of $2.25 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
126
times performed,
0.81% of his services

11th 16th

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

111
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,260.00an average of $10.00 per time performed $378.00
an average of $3.00 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
118
times performed,
0.76% of his services

12th 12th

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

117
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,906.00an average of $67.00 per time performed $2,762.38
an average of $23.41 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Pneumococcal vaccine for injection into muscle

Service Code: 90670
Performed in an office
111
times performed,
0.72% of his services

13th 14th

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

110
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$43,068.00an average of $388.00 per time performed $18,327.21
an average of $165.11 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
99
times performed,
0.64% of his services

14th 18th

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

99
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$30,987.00an average of $313.00 per time performed $10,662.30
an average of $107.70 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 1mg

Service Code: J1100
Performed in an office
88
times performed,
0.57% of his services

15th 32nd

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

75
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$88.00an average of $1.00 per time performed $7.92
an average of $0.09 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
77
times performed,
0.5% of his services

16th 29th

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

56
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$770.00an average of $10.00 per time performed $241.01
an average of $3.13 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
73
times performed,
0.47% of his services

17th 27th

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

71
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,161.00an average of $57.00 per time performed $719.78
an average of $9.86 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
73
times performed,
0.47% of his services

18th 11th

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

36
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$4,891.00an average of $67.00 per time performed $1,167.27
an average of $15.99 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
70
times performed,
0.45% of his services

19th 56th

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

70
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$21,210.00an average of $303.00 per time performed $7,935.90
an average of $113.37 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 3... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 30 minutes ×

Service Code: 99203
Performed in an office
63
times performed,
0.41% of his services

20th 47th

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

63
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$12,411.00an average of $197.00 per time performed $3,351.60
an average of $53.20 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle, patient ... +

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle, patient 3 years and older ×

Service Code: 90656
Performed in an office
58
times performed,
0.38% of his services

21st 81st

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

58
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,204.00an average of $38.00 per time performed $777.78
an average of $13.41 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
47
times performed,
0.3% of his services

22nd 98th

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

42
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$10,669.00an average of $227.00 per time performed $1,604.11
an average of $34.13 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
40
times performed,
0.26% of his services

23rd 43rd

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

37
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$3,200.00an average of $80.00 per time performed $1,239.20
an average of $30.98 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
37
times performed,
0.24% of his services

24th 183rd

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

37
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$26,492.00an average of $716.00 per time performed $4,744.14
an average of $128.22 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
35
times performed,
0.23% of his services

25th 166th

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

35
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$23,415.00an average of $669.00 per time performed $5,659.50
an average of $161.70 per time performed
medical
ADMINISTRATIVE

Technetium tc-99m tetrofosmin, diagnostic, per study dose +

Technetium tc-99m tetrofosmin, diagnostic, per study dose ×

Service Code: A9502
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.21% of his services

26th 313th

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

16
patients got this service, 0.72% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$19,200.00an average of $600.00 per time performed $2,759.68
an average of $86.24 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 supervision, interpretation, and report ×

Service Code: 93015
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.18% of his services

27th 409th

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

28
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,462.00an average of $266.50 per time performed $1,381.80
an average of $49.35 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 2-14 skin growths

Service Code: 17003
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.18% of his services

28th 77th

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

26
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$588.00an average of $21.00 per time performed $91.28
an average of $3.26 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
27
times performed,
0.17% of his services

29th 287th

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

27
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$36,936.00an average of $1,368.00 per time performed $9,335.25
an average of $345.75 per time performed
medical
ADMINISTRATIVE

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

Service Code: A9500
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.16% of his services

30th 271st

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

12
patients got this service, 0.54% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,536.00an average of $564.00 per time performed $1,392.00
an average of $58.00 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound of abdomen

Service Code: 76700
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.14% of his services

31st 239th

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

20
patients got this service, 0.9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$8,932.00an average of $406.00 per time performed $1,976.70
an average of $89.85 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin measurement

Service Code: 85018
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.11% of his services

32nd 110th

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

13
patients got this service, 0.58% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$187.00an average of $11.00 per time performed $53.89
an average of $3.17 per time performed
medical
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Removal of impact ear wax, one ear

Service Code: 69210
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.1% of his services

33rd 127th

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

14
patients got this service, 0.63% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,145.00an average of $143.00 per time performed $445.20
an average of $29.68 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
14
times performed,
0.09% of his services

34th 140th

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

14
patients got this service, 0.63% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,006.00an average of $429.00 per time performed $2,189.46
an average of $156.39 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scan of veins of one arm or leg or limited inc... +

Ultrasound scan of veins of one arm or leg or limited including assessment of compression and functional maneuvers ×

Service Code: 93971
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.08% of his services

35th 261st

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

12
patients got this service, 0.54% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$5,820.00an average of $485.00 per time performed $1,054.68
an average of $87.89 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.

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Average for Family 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 2015 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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