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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $233 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
759
Rank: 350th
out of 2,711 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
4,881
Rank: 423rd
out of 2,711 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
6.4 This Provider
Avg 5.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$170K
Rank: 466th
out of 2,711 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$224 This Provider
Avg $233

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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Philip Veatch
Average for Internal Medicine 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

JOHN GREEN

PETER GUSMER

WADE WILKERSON

PHYLLIS KUPSICK

KRISTI SMALL

Organizations

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

STANLY REGIONAL MEDICAL...

Patients saw before

Philip Veatch

Patients saw after

Individuals

WADE WILKERSON

PETER GUSMER

PHYLLIS KUPSICK

JOHN GREEN

KRISTI SMALL

Organizations

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

STANLY REGIONAL MEDICAL...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 23 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
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
1,013
times performed,
21% of his services

1st 8th

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

102
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
9.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.5)
$6,078an average of $6 per time performed $6,078
an average of $6 per time performed
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
883
times performed,
18% of his services

2nd 16th

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

95
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
9.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.3)
$19,426an average of $22 per time performed $12,362
an average of $14 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
727
times performed,
15% of his services

3rd 1st

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

388
patients got this service, 51% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$82,878an average of $114 per time performed $49,436
an average of $68 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
631
times performed,
13% of his services

4th 2nd

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

369
patients got this service, 49% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$48,587an average of $77 per time performed $29,026
an average of $46 per time performed
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
279
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 47th

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

71
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
3.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.9)
$20,367an average of $73 per time performed $12,555
an average of $45 per time performed
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
208
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 18th

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

67
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3)
$5,408an average of $26 per time performed $3,328
an average of $16 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
198
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 13th

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

198
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,346an average of $27 per time performed $4,554
an average of $23 per time performed
TEMPORARY CODES

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered t... +

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered to individuals 3 years of age and older, for intramuscular use (fluvirin) ×

Service Code: Q2037
Performed in an office
198
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 30th

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

198
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,772an average of $14 per time performed $2,772
an average of $14 per time performed
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
143
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 41st

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

143
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$17,160an average of $120 per time performed $15,158
an average of $106 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Annual wellness visit; includes a personalized prevention... +

Annual wellness visit; includes a personalized prevention plan of service (pps), initial visit ×

Service Code: G0438
Performed in an office
119
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 53rd

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

119
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$21,420an average of $180 per time performed $18,921
an average of $159 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urinalysis, manual test

Service Code: 81002
Performed in an office
82
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 45th

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

60
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$410an average of $5 per time performed $328
an average of $4 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Stool analysis for blood to screen for colon tumors

Service Code: 82270
Performed in an office
73
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 99th

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

73
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,241an average of $17 per time performed $365
an average of $5 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
48
times performed,
0.98% of his services

13th 71st

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

48
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,296an average of $27 per time performed $1,104
an average of $23 per time performed
MEDICINE

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection ben... +

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection beneath the skin or into muscle, patient 2 years or older ×

Service Code: 90732
Performed in an office
46
times performed,
0.94% of his services

14th 68th

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

46
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,910an average of $85 per time performed $2,944
an average of $64 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial nursing facility visit, typically 35 minutes per day +

Initial nursing facility visit, typically 35 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99305
Performed in a facility
45
times performed,
0.92% of his services

15th 137th

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

45
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$6,210an average of $138 per time performed $4,275
an average of $95 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, ketorolac tromethamine, per 15 mg

Service Code: J1885
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.82% of his services

16th 77th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,160an average of $29 per time performed $0
an average of $0 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
30
times performed,
0.61% of his services

17th 38th

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

28
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$1,380an average of $46 per time performed $870
an average of $29 per time performed
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
27
times performed,
0.55% of his services

18th 23rd

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

26
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$621an average of $23 per time performed $378
an average of $14 per time performed
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Removal of impact ear wax, one ear

Service Code: 69210
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.45% of his services

19th 134th

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

21
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,342an average of $61 per time performed $770
an average of $35 per time performed
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
22
times performed,
0.45% of his services

20th 88th

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

22
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,508an average of $114 per time performed $1,584
an average of $72 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 2... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 20 minutes ×

Service Code: 99202
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.35% of his services

21st 195th

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)
$1,343an average of $79 per time performed $612
an average of $36 per time performed
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
16
times performed,
0.33% of his services

22nd 159th

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,528an average of $158 per time performed $2,384
an average of $149 per time performed
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
14
times performed,
0.29% of his services

23rd 114th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,150an average of $225 per time performed $1,582
an average of $113 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 "Internal Medicine." 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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