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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $272 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
650
Rank: 200th
out of 344 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
3,439
Rank: 188th
out of 344 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
5.3 This Provider
Avg 5.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$136K
Rank: 196th
out of 344 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$209 This Provider
Avg $272

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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Frank M. Houston
Average for Dermatology 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

PUSHKAR PHADKE

RON YAAR

DONALD PULITZER

MUAMMAR ARIDA

HAL STONEKING

Organizations

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THE MOSES H. CONE MEMOR...

Patients saw before

Frank M. Houston

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 24 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 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99212
Performed in an office
972
times performed,
28% of his services

1st 4th

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

504
patients got this service, 78% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$68,040an average of $70 per time performed $28,188
an average of $29 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Pathology examination of tissue using a microscope, inter... +

Pathology examination of tissue using a microscope, intermediate complexity ×

Service Code: 88305
Performed in an office
584
times performed,
17% of his services

2nd 6th

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

333
patients got this service, 51% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$58,400an average of $100 per time performed $29,784
an average of $51 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 2-14 skin growths

Service Code: 17003
Performed in an office
457
times performed,
13% of his services

3rd 1st

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

143
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$15,081an average of $33 per time performed $2,285
an average of $5 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
303
times performed,
9% of his services

4th 3rd

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

227
patients got this service, 35% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$28,785an average of $95 per time performed $13,938
an average of $46 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of single growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11100
Performed in an office
257
times performed,
7% of his services

5th 5th

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

220
patients got this service, 34% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$32,382an average of $126 per time performed $17,219
an average of $67 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
223
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 2nd

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

196
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$20,070an average of $90 per time performed $11,373
an average of $51 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specif... +

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specified, 10 mg ×

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
74
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 15th

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$296an average of $4 per time performed $74
an average of $1 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of each additional growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11101
Performed in an office
72
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 9th

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

55
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,400an average of $75 per time performed $1,728
an average of $24 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) ... +

Destruction of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 17262
Performed in an office
66
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 16th

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

50
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$18,150an average of $275 per time performed $7,524
an average of $114 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
60
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 79th

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: 1.4)
$600an average of $10 per time performed $240
an average of $4 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of up to 14 skin growths

Service Code: 17110
Performed in an office
51
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 7th

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

48
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$6,630an average of $130 per time performed $3,723
an average of $73 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Shaving of 0.6 centimeters to 1.0 centimeters skin growth... +

Shaving of 0.6 centimeters to 1.0 centimeters skin growth of the trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 11301
Performed in an office
48
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 19th

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

38
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$6,480an average of $135 per time performed $2,256
an average of $47 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,
1% of his services

13th 65th

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

26
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$630an average of $15 per time performed $126
an average of $3 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
34
times performed,
0.99% of his services

14th 10th

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

34
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,740an average of $110 per time performed $1,666
an average of $49 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Shaving of 1.1 to 2.0 centimeters skin growth of the trun... +

Shaving of 1.1 to 2.0 centimeters skin growth of the trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 11302
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.9% of his services

15th 33rd

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

29
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,960an average of $160 per time performed $2,201
an average of $71 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) ... +

Destruction of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) of face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips, or mouth ×

Service Code: 17281
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.73% of his services

16th 23rd

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

23
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$7,250an average of $290 per time performed $3,025
an average of $121 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) ... +

Destruction of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips, or mouth ×

Service Code: 17282
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.7% of his services

17th 30th

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

23
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$8,160an average of $340 per time performed $3,360
an average of $140 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Shaving of 0.6 centimeters to 1.0 centimeters skin growth... +

Shaving of 0.6 centimeters to 1.0 centimeters skin growth of face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips, or mouth ×

Service Code: 11311
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.64% of his services

18th 29th

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)
$3,652an average of $166 per time performed $1,496
an average of $68 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) ... +

Destruction of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) of trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 17261
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.61% of his services

19th 24th

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)
$4,725an average of $225 per time performed $1,743
an average of $83 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) ... +

Destruction of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of scalp, neck, hands, feet, or genitals ×

Service Code: 17272
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.49% of his services

20th 35th

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: 1.1)
$5,440an average of $320 per time performed $2,108
an average of $124 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Fungal culture (mold or yeast) of skin, hair, or nail

Service Code: 87101
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.49% of his services

21st 100th

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$612an average of $36 per time performed $187
an average of $11 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Injection of up to 7 skin growths

Service Code: 11900
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.44% of his services

22nd 31st

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,125an average of $75 per time performed $510
an average of $34 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Shaving of 0.6 centimeters to 1.0 centimeters skin growth... +

Shaving of 0.6 centimeters to 1.0 centimeters skin growth of scalp, neck, hands, feet, or genitals ×

Service Code: 11306
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.38% of his services

23rd 43rd

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)
$1,885an average of $145 per time performed $650
an average of $50 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
11
times performed,
0.32% of his services

24th 11th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,595an average of $145 per time performed $880
an average of $80 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 "Dermatology." 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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