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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $204 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
612
Rank: 241st
out of 2,609 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
7,535
Rank: 100th
out of 2,609 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
12.3 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 5.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$182K
Rank: 152nd
out of 2,609 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$298 This Provider
Avg $204

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

RAMESH AVVA

JOEL HEDLUND

KENYON DRAPER

RAMON ANASTACIO

SANJEEV SHAH

Organizations

CLINICAL LABORATORY SER...

THE CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBU...

Patients saw before

DONALD BIAS M.D.

Patients saw after

Individuals

RAMESH AVVA

JOEL HEDLUND

KENYON DRAPER

RAMON ANASTACIO

SANJEEV SHAH

Organizations

CLINICAL LABORATORY SER...

THE CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBU...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 70 different services in 2014
All Services

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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
2,551
times performed,
34% of his services

1st 2nd

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

573
patients got this service, 94% of his patients
4.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$198,978an average of $78 per time performed $114,718
an average of $45 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, betamethasone acetate 3mg and betamethasone so... +

Injection, betamethasone acetate 3mg and betamethasone sodium phosphate 3mg ×

Service Code: J0702
Performed in an office
1,149
times performed,
15% of his services

2nd 100th

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

192
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$10,341an average of $9 per time performed $4,470
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
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
416
times performed,
6% of his services

3rd 17th

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

77
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
5.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.1)
$13,312an average of $32 per time performed $5,346
an average of $13 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ketorolac tromethamine, per 15 mg

Service Code: J1885
Performed in an office
399
times performed,
5% of his services

4th 48th

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

55
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$5,985an average of $15 per time performed $96
an average of $0 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
390
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 7th

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

35
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
11.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.8)
$10,140an average of $26 per time performed $2,044
an average of $5 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
298
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 62nd

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

298
patients got this service, 49% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,450an average of $25 per time performed $3,960
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
282
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 6th

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

282
patients got this service, 46% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,050an average of $25 per time performed $6,540
an average of $23 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
245
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 25th

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

140
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$3,920an average of $16 per time performed $767
an average of $3 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ceftriaxone sodium, per 250 mg

Service Code: J0696
Performed in an office
240
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 33rd

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

35
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$6,000an average of $25 per time performed $106
an average of $0 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
227
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 8th

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

170
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$14,982an average of $66 per time performed $4,063
an average of $18 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
202
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 1st

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

124
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$25,250an average of $125 per time performed $11,138
an average of $55 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
194
times performed,
3% of his services

12th 5th

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

131
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$8,924an average of $46 per time performed $2,508
an average of $13 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, testosterone cypionate, 1 cc, 200 mg

Service Code: J1080
Performed in an office
96
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 111th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 6.2)
$2,400an average of $25 per time performed $295
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin measurement

Service Code: 85018
Performed in an office
93
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 108th

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

41
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$2,325an average of $25 per time performed $295
an average of $3 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, vitamin b-12 cyanocobalamin, up to 1000 mcg

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
85
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 41st

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

33
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.1)
$1,105an average of $13 per time performed $137
an average of $2 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 125 mg +

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 125 mg ×

Service Code: J2930
Performed in an office
59
times performed,
0.78% of his services

16th 157th

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

35
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$4,956an average of $84 per time performed $117
an average of $2 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20610
Performed in an office
58
times performed,
0.77% of his services

17th 61st

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

38
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$9,512an average of $164 per time performed $2,267
an average of $39 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81000
Performed in an office
56
times performed,
0.74% of his services

18th 56th

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

36
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,064an average of $19 per time performed $227
an average of $4 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
40
times performed,
0.53% of his services

19th 24th

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

38
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,600an average of $65 per time performed $388
an average of $10 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
40
times performed,
0.53% of his services

20th 55th

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

40
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,200an average of $180 per time performed $4,010
an average of $100 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urinalysis, manual test

Service Code: 81002
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.41% of his services

21st 23rd

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

29
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$434an average of $14 per time performed $106
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 2-14 skin growths

Service Code: 17003
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.38% of his services

22nd 78th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,044an average of $36 per time performed $213
an average of $7 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
27
times performed,
0.36% of his services

23rd 47th

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

27
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,375an average of $125 per time performed $1,755
an average of $65 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.35% of his services

24th 102nd

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

22
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,574an average of $99 per time performed $1,238
an average of $48 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Nuclear medicine study of digestive tract

Service Code: 78267
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.33% of his services

25th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in NC perform this service

23
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,500an average of $100 per time performed $257
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Nuclear medicine study of digestive tract

Service Code: 78268
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.33% of his services

26th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in NC perform this service

23
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,500an average of $300 per time performed $2,197
an average of $88 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.25% of his services

27th 43rd

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$475an average of $25 per time performed $441
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of up to 14 skin growths

Service Code: 17110
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.24% of his services

28th 275th

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

17
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,700an average of $150 per time performed $1,313
an average of $73 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Shaving of 0.5 centimeters or less skin growth of the tru... +

Shaving of 0.5 centimeters or less skin growth of the trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 11300
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.23% of his services

29th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in NC perform this service

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,615an average of $95 per time performed $984
an average of $58 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
16
times performed,
0.21% of his services

30th 39th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$917an average of $57 per time performed $440
an average of $28 per time performed
drug
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
15
times performed,
0.2% of his services

31st 54th

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)
$1,215an average of $81 per time performed $1,125
an average of $75 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of trigger points in 1 or 2 muscles

Service Code: 20552
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.2% of his services

32nd 236th

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: 2)
$2,415an average of $161 per time performed $509
an average of $34 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement and graphic recording of total and timed exha... +

Measurement and graphic recording of total and timed exhaled air capacity ×

Service Code: 94010
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.19% of his services

33rd 148th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,176an average of $84 per time performed $319
an average of $23 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.

Donald Forrest Bias
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 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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