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CLIFFORD WHEELESS M.D.

847 WAKE FOREST BUSINESS PARK SUITE 202, WAKE FOREST, NC, 27587 | (919) 562-9410

How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $374 per patient in 2013.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
833
Rank: 55th
out of 535 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
9,890
Rank: 17th
out of 535 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
11.9 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 5.8
Total Paid
by Medicare
$321K
Rank: 60th
out of 535 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$385 This Provider
Avg $374

Note: About 11% 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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Clifford R. Wheeless
Average for Orthopaedic Surgery Providers in North Carolina

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 146 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
drug
DRUGS

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

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

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
5,143
times performed,
52% of his services

1st 1st

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

446
patients got this service, 54% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$35,847an average of $7 per time performed $6,943
an average of $1 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
1,720
times performed,
17% of his services

2nd 2nd

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

650
patients got this service, 78% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$215,843an average of $125 per time performed $86,413
an average of $50 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration or injection of large joint or joint capsule

Service Code: 20610
Performed in an office
797
times performed,
8% of his services

3rd 4th

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

357
patients got this service, 43% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$121,120an average of $152 per time performed $36,240
an average of $45 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Hyaluronan or derivative, euflexxa, for intra-articular i... +

Hyaluronan or derivative, euflexxa, for intra-articular injection, per dose ×

Service Code: J7323
Performed in an office
237
times performed,
2% of his services

4th 31st

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

91
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$103,616an average of $437 per time performed $28,461
an average of $120 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injection of trigger points in 1 or 2 muscles

Service Code: 20552
Performed in an office
217
times performed,
2% of his services

5th 50th

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

136
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$27,001an average of $124 per time performed $7,196
an average of $33 per time performed
medical
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
169
times performed,
2% of his services

6th 7th

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

169
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$32,075an average of $190 per time performed $12,129
an average of $72 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 3 views

Service Code: 73562
Performed in an office
143
times performed,
1% of his services

7th 9th

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

120
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$12,029an average of $84 per time performed $3,822
an average of $27 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of lower and sacral spine, 2 or 3 views

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
120
times performed,
1% of his services

8th 17th

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

113
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$12,134an average of $101 per time performed $3,050
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of hip 2 or more views

Service Code: 73510
Performed in an office
95
times performed,
0.96% of his services

9th 15th

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

79
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$7,439an average of $78 per time performed $2,719
an average of $29 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
94
times performed,
0.95% of his services

10th 13th

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

84
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$7,896an average of $84 per time performed $2,060
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Therapeutic exercise to develop strength, endurance, rang... +

Therapeutic exercise to develop strength, endurance, range of motion, and flexibility, each 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 97110
Performed in an office
94
times performed,
0.95% of his services

11th 12th

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

35
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.3)
$5,358an average of $57 per time performed $1,953
an average of $21 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
79
times performed,
0.8% of his services

12th 14th

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

73
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$5,428an average of $69 per time performed $1,868
an average of $24 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration or injection of medium joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration or injection of medium joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20605
Performed in an office
72
times performed,
0.73% of his services

13th 44th

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

49
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$8,640an average of $120 per time performed $2,997
an average of $42 per time performed
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
66
times performed,
0.67% of his services

14th 8th

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

62
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$5,119an average of $78 per time performed $1,874
an average of $28 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ankle, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73610
Performed in an office
64
times performed,
0.65% of his services

15th 25th

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

41
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$5,016an average of $78 per time performed $1,504
an average of $24 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Manual (physical) therapy techniques to 1 or more regions... +

Manual (physical) therapy techniques to 1 or more regions, each 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 97140
Performed in an office
58
times performed,
0.59% of his services

16th 34th

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

28
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.8)
$3,074an average of $53 per time performed $1,008
an average of $17 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of foot, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73630
Performed in an office
56
times performed,
0.57% of his services

17th 23rd

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

49
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$4,424an average of $79 per time performed $1,251
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of spine, 3 views or less

Service Code: 72040
Performed in an office
49
times performed,
0.5% of his services

18th 36th

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

49
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$4,018an average of $82 per time performed $1,236
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injection of tendon sheath, ligament, or muscle membrane +

Injection of tendon sheath, ligament, or muscle membrane ×

Service Code: 20550
Performed in an office
42
times performed,
0.42% of his services

19th 35th

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

27
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$4,991an average of $119 per time performed $1,249
an average of $30 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 4 or more views

Service Code: 73564
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.27% of his services

20th 21st

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

27
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,619an average of $97 per time performed $869
an average of $32 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Repair of knee joint

Service Code: 27447
Performed in a facility
24
times performed,
0.24% of his services

21st 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)
$113,838an average of $4,743 per time performed $25,330
an average of $1,055 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of wrist, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73110
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.23% of his services

22nd 30th

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$1,817an average of $79 per time performed $606
an average of $26 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
19
times performed,
0.19% of his services

23rd 6th

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$3,610an average of $190 per time performed $1,497
an average of $79 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Electrical stimulation (unattended), to one or more areas... +

Electrical stimulation (unattended), to one or more areas for indication(s) other than wound care, as part of a therapy plan of care ×

Service Code: G0283
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.19% of his services

24th 69th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.2)
$698an average of $37 per time performed $147
an average of $8 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Repair of shoulder rotator cuff using an endoscope

Service Code: 29827
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.16% of his services

25th 72nd

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)
$45,260an average of $2,829 per time performed $11,533
an average of $721 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of hip minimum 2 views

Service Code: 73520
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.16% of his services

26th 37th

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: 1.2)
$1,760an average of $110 per time performed $499
an average of $31 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of hand, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73130
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.14% of his services

27th 41st

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$924an average of $66 per time performed $322
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration or injection of small joint or joint capsule

Service Code: 20600
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.13% of his services

28th 71st

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,482an average of $114 per time performed $272
an average of $21 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Fluoroscopic imaging guidance for insertion of device

Service Code: 77002
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.13% of his services

29th 122nd

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,768an average of $136 per time performed $769
an average of $59 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of pelvis, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 72170
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.11% of his services

30th 16th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$770an average of $70 per time performed $219
an average of $20 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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