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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $379 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 4 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
719
Rank: 274th
out of 490 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
7,129
Rank: 62nd
out of 490 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
9.9 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 4.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$318K
Rank: 180th
out of 490 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$442 This Provider
Avg $379

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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George K. Escaravage
Average for Ophthalmology 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

George K. Escaravage

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 31 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
DRUGS

Injection, onabotulinumtoxina (botox), 1 unit

Service Code: J0585
Performed in an office
4,693
times performed,
66% of his services

1st 4th

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

31
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$37,544an average of $8 per time performed $18,772
an average of $4 per time performed
MEDICINE

Eye and medical examination for diagnosis and treatment, ... +

Eye and medical examination for diagnosis and treatment, established patient ×

Service Code: 92012
Performed in an office
395
times performed,
6% of his services

2nd 2nd

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

296
patients got this service, 41% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$39,500an average of $100 per time performed $22,120
an average of $56 per time performed
MEDICINE

Photography of content of eyes

Service Code: 92285
Performed in an office
349
times performed,
5% of his services

3rd 33rd

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

331
patients got this service, 46% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$27,920an average of $80 per time performed $5,933
an average of $17 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
217
times performed,
3% of his services

4th 10th

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

202
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$26,040an average of $120 per time performed $16,709
an average of $77 per time performed
MEDICINE

Measurement of field of vision during daylight conditions +

Measurement of field of vision during daylight conditions ×

Service Code: 92082
Performed in an office
206
times performed,
3% of his services

5th 44th

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

198
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$20,600an average of $100 per time performed $10,094
an average of $49 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
189
times performed,
3% of his services

6th 20th

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

189
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$34,020an average of $180 per time performed $21,924
an average of $116 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of excessive skin and fat of upper eyelid

Service Code: 15823
Performed in a facility
181
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 56th

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

93
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$217,200an average of $1,200 per time performed $57,196
an average of $316 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of chemical for destruction of nerve muscles on... +

Injection of chemical for destruction of nerve muscles on one side of face ×

Service Code: 64612
Performed in an office
129
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 57th

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

32
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$42,312an average of $328 per time performed $13,158
an average of $102 per time performed
EYE

Closure of tear duct opening using plug

Service Code: 68761
Performed in an office
103
times performed,
1% of his services

9th 38th

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: 1.3)
$30,900an average of $300 per time performed $8,137
an average of $79 per time performed
EYE

Repair of brow paralysis

Service Code: 67900
Performed in a facility
88
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 89th

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

45
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$96,800an average of $1,100 per time performed $18,392
an average of $209 per time performed
EYE

Insertion of probe into the tear duct

Service Code: 68810
Performed in an office
57
times performed,
0.8% of his services

11th 115th

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

38
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$22,629an average of $397 per time performed $8,493
an average of $149 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
57
times performed,
0.8% of his services

12th 5th

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

52
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$4,275an average of $75 per time performed $2,622
an average of $46 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
55
times performed,
0.77% of his services

13th 32nd

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

55
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,050an average of $110 per time performed $3,080
an average of $56 per time performed
EYE

Biopsy of eyelid

Service Code: 67810
Performed in an office
44
times performed,
0.62% of his services

14th 103rd

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

43
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$14,300an average of $325 per time performed $6,776
an average of $154 per time performed
EYE

Removal of over one-fourth of the eyelid involving lid ma... +

Removal of over one-fourth of the eyelid involving lid margin ×

Service Code: 67966
Performed in a facility
30
times performed,
0.42% of his services

15th Alert

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

18
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$45,000an average of $1,500 per time performed $11,250
an average of $375 per time performed
EYE

Removal of over one-fourth of the eyelid involving lid ma... +

Removal of over one-fourth of the eyelid involving lid margin ×

Service Code: 67966
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.42% of his services

16th Alert

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

24
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$45,000an average of $1,500 per time performed $15,690
an average of $523 per time performed
EYE

Removal of eyelashes by forceps

Service Code: 67820
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.41% of his services

17th 39th

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

22
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$3,625an average of $125 per time performed $957
an average of $33 per time performed
EYE

Temporary closure of eyelids by suture

Service Code: 67875
Performed in a facility
26
times performed,
0.36% of his services

18th Alert

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

21
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$20,800an average of $800 per time performed $962
an average of $37 per time performed
EYE

Repair of tendon of upper eyelid

Service Code: 67904
Performed in a facility
25
times performed,
0.35% of his services

19th 70th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$27,600an average of $1,104 per time performed $7,900
an average of $316 per time performed
EYE

Reconstruction of lower eyelid by transfer of eyelid tiss... +

Reconstruction of lower eyelid by transfer of eyelid tissue from opposite eyelid ×

Service Code: 67973
Performed in a facility
23
times performed,
0.32% of his services

20th Alert

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

23
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$41,400an average of $1,800 per time performed $15,939
an average of $693 per time performed
EYE

Probing of nasal-tear duct with insertion of tube or stent +

Probing of nasal-tear duct with insertion of tube or stent ×

Service Code: 68815
Performed in a facility
20
times performed,
0.28% of his services

21st 121st

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$12,000an average of $600 per time performed $1,900
an average of $95 per time performed
EYE

Snip incision of tear-drainage opening at inner corner of... +

Snip incision of tear-drainage opening at inner corner of the eye ×

Service Code: 68440
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.27% of his services

22nd Alert

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,700an average of $300 per time performed $855
an average of $45 per time performed
EYE

Removal of eyelid growth

Service Code: 67840
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.27% of his services

23rd 64th

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

18
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,329an average of $491 per time performed $3,686
an average of $194 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 6... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 60 minutes ×

Service Code: 99205
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.25% of his services

24th 43rd

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

18
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,600an average of $200 per time performed $2,754
an average of $153 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Relocation of patient skin to nose, ears, eyelids, and/or... +

Relocation of patient skin to nose, ears, eyelids, and/or lips (20 sq centimeters or less) ×

Service Code: 15260
Performed in a facility
18
times performed,
0.25% of his services

25th 135th

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$23,400an average of $1,300 per time performed $10,206
an average of $567 per time performed
EYE

Repair of tendon of upper eyelid

Service Code: 67904
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.22% of his services

26th 86th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$19,200an average of $1,200 per time performed $7,440
an average of $465 per time performed
EYE

Removal of eyelashes

Service Code: 67825
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.21% of his services

27th Alert

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,250an average of $350 per time performed $1,050
an average of $70 per time performed
EYE

Enlargement of eyelid margin

Service Code: 67950
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
0.2% of his services

28th Alert

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$16,800an average of $1,200 per time performed $2,646
an average of $189 per time performed
MEDICINE

Eye and medical examination for diagnosis and treatment, ... +

Eye and medical examination for diagnosis and treatment, established patient, 1 or more visits ×

Service Code: 92014
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.2% of his services

29th 1st

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: 1.2)
$1,680an average of $120 per time performed $1,064
an average of $76 per time performed
EYE

Creation of drainage tract from tear sac to the nasal cavity +

Creation of drainage tract from tear sac to the nasal cavity ×

Service Code: 68720
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.18% of his services

30th 126th

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)
$26,000an average of $2,000 per time performed $7,410
an average of $570 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Tissue transfer repair of wound (10 sq centimeters or les... +

Tissue transfer repair of wound (10 sq centimeters or less) of eyelids, nose, ears, and/or lips ×

Service Code: 14060
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.18% of his services

31st 117th

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)
$18,200an average of $1,400 per time performed $5,694
an average of $438 per time performed
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
13
times performed,
0.18% of his services

32nd 28th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,548an average of $196 per time performed $1,196
an average of $92 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Tissue transfer repair of wound (10.1 to 30.0 sq centimet... +

Tissue transfer repair of wound (10.1 to 30.0 sq centimeters) of eyelids, nose, ears, and/or lips ×

Service Code: 14061
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.15% of his services

33rd 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
$17,600an average of $1,600 per time performed $4,169
an average of $379 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 "Ophthalmology." 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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