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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $230 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
656
Rank: 156th
out of 272 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
3,363
Rank: 156th
out of 272 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
5.1 This Provider
Avg 5.4
Total Paid
by Medicare
$125K
Rank: 164th
out of 272 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$191 This Provider
Avg $230

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

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 50 different services in 2013
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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 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99212
Performed in an office
665
times performed,
20% of his services

1st 6th

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

410
patients got this service, 63% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$46,550an average of $70 per time performed $18,879
an average of $28 per time performed
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
499
times performed,
15% of his services

2nd 2nd

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

362
patients got this service, 55% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$44,910an average of $90 per time performed $24,067
an average of $48 per time performed
medical
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
440
times performed,
13% of his services

3rd 5th

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

288
patients got this service, 44% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$44,000an average of $100 per time performed $10,635
an average of $24 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of multiple skin growths

Service Code: 17003
Performed in an office
409
times performed,
12% of his services

4th 1st

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

138
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$13,497an average of $33 per time performed $2,029
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
332
times performed,
10% of his services

5th 3rd

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

249
patients got this service, 38% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$31,540an average of $95 per time performed $15,265
an average of $46 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of single growth of skin, tissue, or mouth

Service Code: 11100
Performed in an office
213
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 4th

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

194
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$26,838an average of $126 per time performed $14,835
an average of $70 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of up to 14 skin growths

Service Code: 17110
Performed in an office
103
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 8th

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

95
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$13,390an average of $130 per time performed $8,086
an average of $79 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
66
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 59th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$660an average of $10 per time performed $277
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of each additional growth of skin, tissue, or mouth +

Biopsy of each additional growth of skin, tissue, or mouth ×

Service Code: 11101
Performed in an office
51
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 9th

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

42
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,825an average of $75 per time performed $1,216
an average of $24 per time performed
medical
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
42
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 17th

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

32
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,670an average of $135 per time performed $2,939
an average of $70 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
41
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 7th

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: 1.2)
$5,740an average of $140 per time performed $3,180
an average of $78 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
40
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 56th

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

22
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$600an average of $15 per time performed $118
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

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

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

Service Code: 17262
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.89% of his services

13th 14th

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

26
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$8,250an average of $275 per time performed $3,354
an average of $112 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.89% of his services

14th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$720an average of $24 per time performed $115
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
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
28
times performed,
0.83% of his services

15th 30th

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

24
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,648an average of $166 per time performed $1,934
an average of $69 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

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

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

Service Code: 17281
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.71% of his services

16th 25th

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$6,960an average of $290 per time performed $2,843
an average of $118 per time performed
medical
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
23
times performed,
0.68% of his services

17th 10th

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)
$2,530an average of $110 per time performed $933
an average of $41 per time performed
medical
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
16
times performed,
0.48% of his services

18th 32nd

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)
$2,560an average of $160 per time performed $1,316
an average of $82 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

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

Service Code: 87101
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.45% of his services

19th 95th

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)
$540an average of $36 per time performed $157
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

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

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

Service Code: 17282
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.42% of his services

20th 29th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,760an average of $340 per time performed $2,076
an average of $148 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
13
times performed,
0.39% of his services

21st 55th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$520an average of $40 per time performed $197
an average of $15 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

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

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

Service Code: 17261
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.36% of his services

22nd 24th

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)
$2,700an average of $225 per time performed $1,151
an average of $96 per time performed

Note: Medicare redacted this data for any services provided to fewer than 11 patients.

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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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