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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $193 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
673
Rank: 241st
out of 2,477 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
8,607
Rank: 87th
out of 2,477 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
12.8 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 5.6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$212K
Rank: 129th
out of 2,477 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$315 This Provider
Avg $193

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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Donald F. Bias
Average for Family Practice 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

RAMESH AVVA

JOEL HEDLUND

SALLY BAIRD

RAMON ANASTACIO

SANJEEV SHAH

Organizations

CLINICAL LABORATORY SER...

THE CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBU...

Patients saw before

Donald F. Bias

Patients saw after

Individuals

RAMESH AVVA

JOEL HEDLUND

SALLY BAIRD

RAMON ANASTACIO

SANJEEV SHAH

Organizations

CLINICAL LABORATORY SER...

THE CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBU...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 35 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
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
2,871
times performed,
33% of his services

1st 2nd

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

628
patients got this service, 93% of his patients
4.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$223,938an average of $78 per time performed $126,324
an average of $44 per time performed
DRUGS

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

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

Service Code: J0702
Performed in an office
946
times performed,
11% of his services

2nd 113th

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

171
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$8,514an average of $9 per time performed $3,784
an average of $4 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
504
times performed,
6% of his services

3rd 12th

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

116
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
4.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.2)
$16,128an average of $32 per time performed $6,552
an average of $13 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
497
times performed,
6% of his services

4th 4th

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

57
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
8.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 6.2)
$12,922an average of $26 per time performed $2,982
an average of $6 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
369
times performed,
4% of his services

5th 8th

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

246
patients got this service, 37% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$24,354an average of $66 per time performed $5,904
an average of $16 per time performed
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
355
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 59th

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

355
patients got this service, 53% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,875an average of $25 per time performed $4,260
an average of $12 per time performed
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
340
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 29th

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

177
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$5,440an average of $16 per time performed $1,020
an average of $3 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
336
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 6th

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

336
patients got this service, 50% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,400an average of $25 per time performed $7,728
an average of $23 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
327
times performed,
4% of his services

9th 1st

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

172
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$40,875an average of $125 per time performed $20,601
an average of $63 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver enzyme (sgpt), level

Service Code: 84460
Performed in an office
316
times performed,
4% of his services

10th 63rd

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

206
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$7,900an average of $25 per time performed $1,896
an average of $6 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
249
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 7th

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

150
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$11,454an average of $46 per time performed $3,486
an average of $14 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin measurement

Service Code: 85018
Performed in an office
190
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 91st

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

74
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$4,750an average of $25 per time performed $570
an average of $3 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, ketorolac tromethamine, per 15 mg

Service Code: J1885
Performed in an office
150
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 49th

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

30
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$2,250an average of $15 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
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
110
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 55th

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

65
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$18,040an average of $164 per time performed $5,060
an average of $46 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
108
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 26th

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

94
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$6,372an average of $59 per time performed $2,916
an average of $27 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, testosterone cypionate, 1 cc, 200 mg

Service Code: J1080
Performed in an office
107
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 110th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
8.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 6.3)
$2,675an average of $25 per time performed $535
an average of $5 per time performed
DRUGS

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

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
97
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 31st

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

31
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.2)
$1,261an average of $13 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, ceftriaxone sodium, per 250 mg

Service Code: J0696
Performed in an office
96
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 25th

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$2,400an average of $25 per time performed $96
an average of $1 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81000
Performed in an office
93
times performed,
1% of his services

19th 53rd

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

65
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,767an average of $19 per time performed $372
an average of $4 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urinalysis, manual test

Service Code: 81002
Performed in an office
65
times performed,
0.76% of his services

20th 20th

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

52
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$910an average of $14 per time performed $260
an average of $4 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
65
times performed,
0.76% of his services

21st 22nd

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

60
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,225an average of $65 per time performed $715
an average of $11 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Detection test for influenza virus

Service Code: 87804
Performed in an office
64
times performed,
0.74% of his services

22nd 102nd

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

31
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,880an average of $45 per time performed $1,024
an average of $16 per time performed
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
52
times performed,
0.6% of his services

23rd 133rd

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

36
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$4,368an average of $84 per time performed $1,352
an average of $26 per time performed
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
42
times performed,
0.49% of his services

24th 3rd

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

18
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$756an average of $18 per time performed $126
an average of $3 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
40
times performed,
0.46% of his services

25th 56th

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

40
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,200an average of $180 per time performed $4,360
an average of $109 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Nuclear medicine study of digestive tract

Service Code: 78267
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.42% of his services

26th Alert

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

34
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,600an average of $100 per time performed $396
an average of $11 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Nuclear medicine study of digestive tract

Service Code: 78268
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.42% of his services

27th Alert

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

34
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$10,800an average of $300 per time performed $3,348
an average of $93 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of up to 14 skin growths

Service Code: 17110
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
0.4% of his services

28th 237th

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

28
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$5,100an average of $150 per time performed $2,278
an average of $67 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 125 mg +

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 125 mg ×

Service Code: J2930
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.22% of his services

29th 138th

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,596an average of $84 per time performed $38
an average of $2 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver enzyme (sgot), level

Service Code: 84450
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.22% of his services

30th 78th

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

18
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$475an average of $25 per time performed $95
an average of $5 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.22% of his services

31st 88th

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,881an average of $99 per time performed $1,102
an average of $58 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.19% of his services

32nd 71st

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)
$352an average of $22 per time performed $64
an average of $4 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
14
times performed,
0.16% of his services

33rd 40th

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)
$1,750an average of $125 per time performed $770
an average of $55 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Shaving of 0.5 centimeters or less skin growth of face, e... +

Shaving of 0.5 centimeters or less skin growth of face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips, or mouth ×

Service Code: 11310
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.15% of his services

34th Alert

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,521an average of $117 per time performed $741
an average of $57 per time performed
MEDICINE

Demonstration and/or evaluation of patient use of aerosol... +

Demonstration and/or evaluation of patient use of aerosol generator, nebulizer, metered dose inhaler or intermittent positive pressure breathing (ippb) device ×

Service Code: 94664
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.14% of his services

35th 302nd

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$504an average of $42 per time performed $132
an average of $11 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 "Family 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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