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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $233 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
552
Rank: 756th
out of 2,711 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
4,238
Rank: 484th
out of 2,711 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
7.7 This Provider
Avg 5.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$106K
Rank: 965th
out of 2,711 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$192 This Provider
Avg $233

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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Kathleen Waite
Average for Internal Medicine 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

SHARON RUBIN

ANNE PHELPS

BRIAN WOLF

AUGUSTUS GRANT

BRUCE PEYSER

Organizations

DUKE UNIVERSITY HEALTH ...

DUKE UNIVERSITY HEALTH ...

Patients saw before

Kathleen Waite

Patients saw after

Individuals

SHARON RUBIN

BRIAN WOLF

BRUCE PEYSER

ANNE PHELPS

SABINA LEE

Organizations

DUKE UNIVERSITY HEALTH ...

DURHAM COUNTY EMERGENCY...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 15 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
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
1,300
times performed,
31% of her services

1st 8th

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

133
patients got this service, 24% of her patients
9.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.5)
$33,800an average of $26 per time performed $7,800
an average of $6 per time performed
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
1,224
times performed,
29% of her services

2nd 16th

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

136
patients got this service, 25% of her patients
9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.3)
$70,992an average of $58 per time performed $15,912
an average of $13 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
676
times performed,
16% of her services

3rd 2nd

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

369
patients got this service, 67% of her patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$120,328an average of $178 per time performed $31,772
an average of $47 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
379
times performed,
9% of her services

4th 1st

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

220
patients got this service, 40% of her patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$100,435an average of $265 per time performed $23,877
an average of $63 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
127
times performed,
3% of her services

5th 13th

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

127
patients got this service, 23% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,334an average of $42 per time performed $2,921
an average of $23 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
121
times performed,
3% of her services

6th 12th

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

76
patients got this service, 14% of her patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$7,865an average of $65 per time performed $1,694
an average of $14 per time performed
TEMPORARY CODES

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered t... +

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered to individuals 3 years of age and older, for intramuscular use (flulaval) ×

Service Code: Q2036
Performed in an office
116
times performed,
3% of her services

7th 78th

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

116
patients got this service, 21% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,176an average of $36 per time performed $1,160
an average of $10 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Annual wellness visit, includes a personalized prevention... +

Annual wellness visit, includes a personalized prevention plan of service (pps), subsequent visit ×

Service Code: G0439
Performed in an office
78
times performed,
2% of her services

8th 41st

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

78
patients got this service, 14% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$22,542an average of $289 per time performed $8,268
an average of $106 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Annual wellness visit; includes a personalized prevention... +

Annual wellness visit; includes a personalized prevention plan of service (pps), initial visit ×

Service Code: G0438
Performed in an office
54
times performed,
1% of her services

9th 53rd

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

54
patients got this service, 10% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$23,112an average of $428 per time performed $8,586
an average of $159 per time performed
MEDICINE

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, di... +

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96372
Performed in an office
45
times performed,
1% of her services

10th 18th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
4.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3)
$2,790an average of $62 per time performed $720
an average of $16 per time performed
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
40
times performed,
0.94% of her services

11th 38th

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

33
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$5,320an average of $133 per time performed $1,240
an average of $31 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.54% of her services

12th 71st

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

23
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$943an average of $41 per time performed $529
an average of $23 per time performed
MEDICINE

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection ben... +

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection beneath the skin or into muscle, patient 2 years or older ×

Service Code: 90732
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.52% of her services

13th 68th

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

22
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,694an average of $77 per time performed $1,430
an average of $65 per time performed
MEDICINE

Administration of 1 vaccine

Service Code: 90471
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.45% of her services

14th 80th

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$779an average of $41 per time performed $228
an average of $12 per time performed
MEDICINE

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretat... +

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93000
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.33% of her services

15th 23rd

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,022an average of $73 per time performed $182
an average of $13 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 "Internal Medicine." 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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