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This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $259 per patient in 2013.
They performed about 10 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
287
Rank: 212th
out of 333 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
2,467
Rank: 100th
out of 333 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
8.6 This Provider
Avg 9.7
Total Paid
by Medicare
$47.8K
Rank: 227th
out of 333 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$166 This Provider
Avg $259

Note: About 16% 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.

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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Mark A. Pithan
Average for Neurology Providers in North Carolina

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 58 different services in 2013
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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
122
times performed,
5% of his services

1st 4th

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

100
patients got this service, 35% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$13,133an average of $108 per time performed $5,464
an average of $45 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
116
times performed,
5% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

79
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$20,883an average of $180 per time performed $9,594
an average of $83 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity o... +

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity of muscles of arm or leg and spinal muscles complete study ×

Service Code: 95886
Performed in an office
54
times performed,
2% of his services

3rd 10th

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

51
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,640an average of $160 per time performed $3,434
an average of $64 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
41
times performed,
2% of his services

4th 8th

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

41
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$12,793an average of $312 per time performed $4,166
an average of $102 per time performed
medical
NA

Nerve transmission studies, 7-8 studies

Service Code: 95910
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.93% of his services

5th 27th

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

23
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,728an average of $336 per time performed $2,670
an average of $116 per time performed
medical
NA

Nerve transmission studies, 9-10 studies

Service Code: 95911
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.93% of his services

6th 31st

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

23
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,361an average of $407 per time performed $3,877
an average of $169 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typically 40 minutes ×

Service Code: 99215
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.89% of his services

7th 9th

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

15
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$5,280an average of $240 per time performed $2,459
an average of $112 per time performed
medical
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
17
times performed,
0.69% of his services

8th 25th

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

17
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$425an average of $25 per time performed $50
an average of $3 per time performed

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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