ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Treatment Tracker

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
1,917
Rank: 11th
out of 2,711 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
6,424
Rank: 308th
out of 2,711 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
3.4 This Provider
Avg 5.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$201K
Rank: 347th
out of 2,711 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$105 This Provider
Avg $233

Office Visits

Story image rib

Top Billing

Related story »

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.

Philip A. Paspa
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.

Patients saw before

Philip A. Paspa

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 36 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
1,543
times performed,
24% of his services

1st 8th

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

525
patients got this service, 27% of his patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.5)
$47,833an average of $31 per time performed $9,258
an average of $6 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
1,139
times performed,
18% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

576
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$23,919an average of $21 per time performed $3,417
an average of $3 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
712
times performed,
11% of his services

3rd 2nd

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

592
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$71,912an average of $101 per time performed $33,464
an average of $47 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
439
times performed,
7% of his services

4th 23rd

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

403
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$38,193an average of $87 per time performed $5,707
an average of $13 per time performed
MEDICINE

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads w... +

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads with interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93010
Performed in a facility
264
times performed,
4% of his services

5th 20th

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

129
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$12,144an average of $46 per time performed $1,848
an average of $7 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
205
times performed,
3% of his services

6th 38th

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

192
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$14,555an average of $71 per time performed $5,740
an average of $28 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 25 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99232
Performed in a facility
199
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 4th

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

115
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$23,283an average of $117 per time performed $10,746
an average of $54 per time performed
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 a facility
180
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 125th

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

179
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$128,880an average of $716 per time performed $8,820
an average of $49 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99231
Performed in a facility
175
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 39th

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

100
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$14,000an average of $80 per time performed $5,075
an average of $29 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
146
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 22nd

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

128
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$9,928an average of $68 per time performed $1,606
an average of $11 per time performed
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
130
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 93rd

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

130
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$159,900an average of $1,230 per time performed $18,590
an average of $143 per time performed
MEDICINE

Follow-up or limited ultrasound examination of heart

Service Code: 93308
Performed in a facility
128
times performed,
2% of his services

12th Alert

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

122
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$18,176an average of $142 per time performed $2,560
an average of $20 per time performed
MEDICINE

Follow-up or limited heart doppler ultrasound study of he... +

Follow-up or limited heart doppler ultrasound study of heart blood flow, valves, and chambers ×

Service Code: 93321
Performed in a facility
105
times performed,
2% of his services

13th Alert

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

104
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$21,000an average of $200 per time performed $630
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
102
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 16th

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

95
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.3)
$4,182an average of $41 per time performed $1,326
an average of $13 per time performed
MEDICINE

Insertion of catheter in left heart for imaging of blood ... +

Insertion of catheter in left heart for imaging of blood vessels or grafts and left lower heart ×

Service Code: 93458
Performed in a facility
96
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 426th

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

95
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$64,800an average of $675 per time performed $20,352
an average of $212 per time performed
MEDICINE

Doppler ultrasound study of color-directed heart blood fl... +

Doppler ultrasound study of color-directed heart blood flow, rate, and valve function ×

Service Code: 93325
Performed in a facility
90
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 475th

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

89
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$15,840an average of $176 per time performed $270
an average of $3 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
83
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 29th

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

79
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$10,873an average of $131 per time performed $4,399
an average of $53 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99222
Performed in a facility
80
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 48th

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

77
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$17,200an average of $215 per time performed $8,240
an average of $103 per time performed
MEDICINE

Insertion of heart artery stent via catheter

Service Code: 92980
Performed in a facility
48
times performed,
0.75% of his services

19th 464th

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

46
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$212,400an average of $4,425 per time performed $30,096
an average of $627 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
46
times performed,
0.72% of his services

20th 88th

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

46
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,142an average of $177 per time performed $3,312
an average of $72 per time performed
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-... +

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-hour ekg ×

Service Code: 93224
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
0.67% of his services

21st 285th

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

43
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$11,180an average of $260 per time performed $3,096
an average of $72 per time performed
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
35
times performed,
0.54% of his services

22nd 7th

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

34
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$1,295an average of $37 per time performed $350
an average of $10 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 30 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 30 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99221
Performed in a facility
34
times performed,
0.53% of his services

23rd 157th

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

33
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,202an average of $153 per time performed $2,584
an average of $76 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.51% of his services

24th 9th

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

33
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$2,112an average of $64 per time performed $363
an average of $11 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver function blood test panel

Service Code: 80076
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.51% of his services

25th 36th

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

33
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$2,310an average of $70 per time performed $363
an average of $11 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care typically 50 minutes

Service Code: 99219
Performed in a facility
32
times performed,
0.5% of his services

26th 144th

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

32
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,560an average of $205 per time performed $3,168
an average of $99 per time performed
MEDICINE

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads w... +

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads with interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93010
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.5% of his services

27th 95th

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

32
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,472an average of $46 per time performed $160
an average of $5 per time performed
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-... +

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-hour ekg ×

Service Code: 93227
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.5% of his services

28th 385th

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

31
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$6,496an average of $203 per time performed $640
an average of $20 per time performed
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm symptom-related tracing of 24-hour ekg monit... +

Heart rhythm symptom-related tracing of 24-hour ekg monitoring up to 30 days ×

Service Code: 93270
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.47% of his services

29th 597th

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

30
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,440an average of $148 per time performed $270
an average of $9 per time performed
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm symptom-related interpretation of 24-hour ek... +

Heart rhythm symptom-related interpretation of 24-hour ekg monitoring up to 30 days ×

Service Code: 93272
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.47% of his services

30th 616th

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

30
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,090an average of $203 per time performed $570
an average of $19 per time performed
MEDICINE

Insertion of catheter in left heart for imaging of blood ... +

Insertion of catheter in left heart for imaging of blood vessels or grafts and left lower heart ×

Service Code: 93459
Performed in a facility
29
times performed,
0.45% of his services

31st Alert

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

29
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$23,200an average of $800 per time performed $6,293
an average of $217 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care discharge

Service Code: 99217
Performed in a facility
23
times performed,
0.36% of his services

32nd 59th

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

23
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,852an average of $124 per time performed $1,219
an average of $53 per time performed
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 interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93018
Performed in a facility
20
times performed,
0.31% of his services

33rd 178th

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

20
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,660an average of $183 per time performed $240
an average of $12 per time performed
MEDICINE

Injection for x-ray imaging of aorta above heart valve

Service Code: 93567
Performed in a facility
18
times performed,
0.28% of his services

34th Alert

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

17
patients got this service, 0.89% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,472an average of $304 per time performed $666
an average of $37 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 70 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 70 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99223
Performed in a facility
17
times performed,
0.26% of his services

35th 11th

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

17
patients got this service, 0.89% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,066an average of $298 per time performed $2,448
an average of $144 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
17
times performed,
0.26% of his services

36th 114th

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

17
patients got this service, 0.89% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,857an average of $521 per time performed $2,193
an average of $129 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 a facility
15
times performed,
0.23% of his services

37th 37th

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

13
patients got this service, 0.68% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$1,485an average of $99 per time performed $570
an average of $38 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Physician review, interpretation, and patient management ... +

Physician review, interpretation, and patient management of home inr testing for patient with either mechanical heart valve(s), chronic atrial fibrillation, or venous thromboembolism who meets medicare coverage criteria; testing not occurring more frequently than once a week; billing units of service include 4 tests ×

Service Code: G0250
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.23% of his services

38th Alert

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

13
patients got this service, 0.68% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$375an average of $25 per time performed $105
an average of $7 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound evaluation of heart blood vessel during diagno... +

Ultrasound evaluation of heart blood vessel during diagnosis or treatment ×

Service Code: 93571
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.23% of his services

39th Alert

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

15
patients got this service, 0.78% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,525an average of $235 per time performed $1,005
an average of $67 per time performed
MEDICINE

Follow-up or limited ultrasound examination of heart

Service Code: 93308
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.17% of his services

40th Alert

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

11
patients got this service, 0.57% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,422an average of $402 per time performed $781
an average of $71 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 "Interventional Cardiology." 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.

Incorrect Info? If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to checkup@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to checkup@propublica.org. Here's a link to Medicare's data on this provider.


Read our methodology.


Credits: Warning icon designed by Stefan Parnarov from the Noun Project.