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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
855
Rank: 258th
out of 2,711 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
10,162
Rank: 168th
out of 2,711 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
11.9 This Provider
Avg 5.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$276K
Rank: 180th
out of 2,711 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$323 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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Terry L. Pieper
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

GAIL CAPEL

TRAVIS PICKENS

JUAN ALDRICH

BRYAN SATTERWHITE

LARRY BEARD

Organizations

J. ARTHUR DOSHER MEMORI...

NEW HANOVER REGIONAL ME...

Patients saw before

Terry L. Pieper

Patients saw after

Individuals

GAIL CAPEL

TRAVIS PICKENS

JUAN ALDRICH

BRYAN SATTERWHITE

ROBERT ZUKOSKI

Organizations

J. ARTHUR DOSHER MEMORI...

NEW HANOVER REGIONAL ME...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 25 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 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in an office
2,010
times performed,
20% of his services

1st 2nd

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

649
patients got this service, 76% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$128,640an average of $64 per time performed $88,440
an average of $44 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
1,247
times performed,
12% of his services

2nd 162nd

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

613
patients got this service, 72% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$88,537an average of $71 per time performed $63,597
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
1,014
times performed,
10% of his services

3rd 27th

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

164
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,028an average of $2 per time performed $1,014
an average of $1 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
960
times performed,
9% of his services

4th 1st

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

660
patients got this service, 77% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$92,160an average of $96 per time performed $57,600
an average of $60 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 2-14 skin growths

Service Code: 17003
Performed in an office
734
times performed,
7% of his services

5th 164th

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

447
patients got this service, 52% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$5,138an average of $7 per time performed $3,670
an average of $5 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urinalysis, manual test

Service Code: 81002
Performed in an office
574
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 45th

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

495
patients got this service, 58% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,296an average of $4 per time performed $2,296
an average of $4 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
498
times performed,
5% of his services

7th 18th

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

85
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
5.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3)
$9,960an average of $20 per time performed $7,470
an average of $15 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
409
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 23rd

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

396
patients got this service, 46% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$7,771an average of $19 per time performed $4,499
an average of $11 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
354
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 13th

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

353
patients got this service, 41% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,788an average of $22 per time performed $7,788
an average of $22 per time performed
MEDICINE

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle, patient ... +

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle, patient 3 years and older ×

Service Code: 90656
Performed in an office
353
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 104th

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

353
patients got this service, 41% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,295an average of $15 per time performed $4,236
an average of $12 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, testosterone enanthate, up to 200 mg

Service Code: J3130
Performed in an office
347
times performed,
3% of his services

11th Alert

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

26
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
13.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$0an average of $0 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
302
times performed,
3% of his services

12th 8th

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

40
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
7.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.5)
$1,812an average of $6 per time performed $1,812
an average of $6 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20610
Performed in an office
266
times performed,
3% of his services

13th 100th

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

123
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$18,088an average of $68 per time performed $11,438
an average of $43 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
255
times performed,
3% of his services

14th 16th

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

39
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
6.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.3)
$4,845an average of $19 per time performed $3,315
an average of $13 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Colorectal cancer screening; fecal occult blood test, imm... +

Colorectal cancer screening; fecal occult blood test, immunoassay, 1-3 simultaneous ×

Service Code: G0328
Performed in an office
238
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 112th

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

238
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,950an average of $25 per time performed $5,236
an average of $22 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Annual alcohol misuse screening, 15 minutes

Service Code: G0442
Performed in an office
200
times performed,
2% of his services

16th 353rd

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

200
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,400an average of $17 per time performed $3,200
an average of $16 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, vitamin b-12 cyanocobalamin, up to 1000 mcg

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
88
times performed,
0.87% of his services

17th 35th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
5.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.7)
$0an average of $0 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, ceftriaxone sodium, per 250 mg

Service Code: J0696
Performed in an office
68
times performed,
0.67% of his services

18th 43rd

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: 1.6)
$68an average of $1 per time performed $68
an average of $1 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
67
times performed,
0.66% of his services

19th 68th

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

67
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,355an average of $65 per time performed $4,221
an average of $63 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
65
times performed,
0.64% of his services

20th 71st

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

65
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,430an average of $22 per time performed $1,430
an average of $22 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Physician re-certification for medicare-covered home heal... +

Physician re-certification for medicare-covered home health services under a home health plan of care (patient not present), including contacts with home health agency and review of reports of patient status required by physicians to affirm the initial implementation of the plan of care that meets patient's needs, per re-certification period ×

Service Code: G0179
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.26% of his services

21st 87th

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$962an average of $37 per time performed $754
an average of $29 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
23
times performed,
0.23% of his services

22nd 66th

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

23
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,404an average of $148 per time performed $2,047
an average of $89 per time performed
MEDICINE

Respiratory inhaled pressure or nonpressure treatment to ... +

Respiratory inhaled pressure or nonpressure treatment to relieve airway obstruction or for sputum specimen ×

Service Code: 94640
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.22% of his services

23rd 153rd

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: 1.3)
$264an average of $12 per time performed $198
an average of $9 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
22
times performed,
0.22% of his services

24th 38th

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$836an average of $38 per time performed $616
an average of $28 per time performed
MEDICINE

Administration of 1 vaccine

Service Code: 90471
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.2% of his services

25th 80th

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$400an average of $20 per time performed $300
an average of $15 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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