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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
850
Rank: 263rd
out of 2,711 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
12,308
Rank: 121st
out of 2,711 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
14.5 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 5.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$300K
Rank: 143rd
out of 2,711 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$354 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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James B. Hoer
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.

Patients saw before

James B. Hoer

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 49 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
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
1,578
times performed,
13% of his services

1st 3rd

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

688
patients got this service, 81% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$4,734an average of $3 per time performed $4,734
an average of $3 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
1,143
times performed,
9% of his services

2nd 2nd

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

591
patients got this service, 70% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$77,724an average of $68 per time performed $50,292
an average of $44 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
994
times performed,
8% of his services

3rd 8th

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

145
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
6.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.5)
$5,964an average of $6 per time performed $4,970
an average of $5 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
988
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 1st

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

642
patients got this service, 76% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$98,800an average of $100 per time performed $64,220
an average of $65 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
858
times performed,
7% of his services

5th 16th

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

141
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
6.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.3)
$16,302an average of $19 per time performed $11,154
an average of $13 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81001
Performed in an office
706
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 31st

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

591
patients got this service, 70% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$3,530an average of $5 per time performed $2,824
an average of $4 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, p... +

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, platelets), automated test ×

Service Code: 85025
Performed in an office
663
times performed,
5% of his services

7th 7th

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

514
patients got this service, 60% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$7,293an average of $11 per time performed $7,293
an average of $11 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
554
times performed,
5% of his services

8th 23rd

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

505
patients got this service, 59% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$10,526an average of $19 per time performed $6,648
an average of $12 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
468
times performed,
4% of his services

9th 41st

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

468
patients got this service, 55% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$49,608an average of $106 per time performed $49,608
an average of $106 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
451
times performed,
4% of his services

10th 10th

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

405
patients got this service, 48% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$5,412an average of $12 per time performed $4,510
an average of $10 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
438
times performed,
4% of his services

11th 22nd

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

347
patients got this service, 41% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$5,256an average of $12 per time performed $4,818
an average of $11 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
372
times performed,
3% of his services

12th 9th

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

358
patients got this service, 42% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$7,068an average of $19 per time performed $5,208
an average of $14 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Ldl cholesterol level

Service Code: 83721
Performed in an office
372
times performed,
3% of his services

13th 49th

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

358
patients got this service, 42% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$5,208an average of $14 per time performed $5,208
an average of $14 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
365
times performed,
3% of his services

14th 13th

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

359
patients got this service, 42% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,030an average of $22 per time performed $8,030
an average of $22 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 (fluzone) ×

Service Code: Q2038
Performed in an office
360
times performed,
3% of his services

15th 44th

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

353
patients got this service, 42% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,680an average of $13 per time performed $4,680
an average of $13 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
298
times performed,
2% of his services

16th 12th

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

203
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$4,172an average of $14 per time performed $4,172
an average of $14 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
259
times performed,
2% of his services

17th 17th

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

192
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$5,957an average of $23 per time performed $5,957
an average of $23 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroxine (thyroid chemical) measurement

Service Code: 84439
Performed in an office
256
times performed,
2% of his services

18th 42nd

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

190
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$3,328an average of $13 per time performed $3,328
an average of $13 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
104
times performed,
0.84% of his services

19th 18th

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

22
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
4.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3)
$2,392an average of $23 per time performed $1,560
an average of $15 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
85
times performed,
0.69% of his services

20th 71st

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

85
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,870an average of $22 per time performed $1,870
an average of $22 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
84
times performed,
0.68% of his services

21st 53rd

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

84
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,356an average of $159 per time performed $13,356
an average of $159 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
84
times performed,
0.68% of his services

22nd 68th

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

84
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,040an average of $60 per time performed $5,040
an average of $60 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Prostate cancer screening; prostate specific antigen test... +

Prostate cancer screening; prostate specific antigen test (psa) ×

Service Code: G0103
Performed in an office
73
times performed,
0.59% of his services

23rd 72nd

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

73
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,971an average of $27 per time performed $1,898
an average of $26 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Spine scanning x-ray done with bone density measurement f... +

Spine scanning x-ray done with bone density measurement for spine compression ×

Service Code: 77082
Performed in an office
70
times performed,
0.57% of his services

24th 185th

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

70
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,890an average of $27 per time performed $1,260
an average of $18 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Bone density measurement using dedicated x-ray machine

Service Code: 77080
Performed in an office
69
times performed,
0.56% of his services

25th 70th

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

69
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,106an average of $74 per time performed $3,795
an average of $55 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Psa (prostate specific antigen) measurement

Service Code: 84153
Performed in an office
46
times performed,
0.37% of his services

26th 111th

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

39
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,196an average of $26 per time performed $1,196
an average of $26 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health ... +

Physician 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 certification period ×

Service Code: G0180
Performed in an office
41
times performed,
0.33% of his services

27th 84th

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

36
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,173an average of $53 per time performed $1,599
an average of $39 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Cyanocobalamin (vitamin b-12) level

Service Code: 82607
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.29% of his services

28th 82nd

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

34
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$756an average of $21 per time performed $756
an average of $21 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Uric acid level, blood

Service Code: 84550
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.29% of his services

29th 90th

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

33
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$216an average of $6 per time performed $180
an average of $5 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted ... +

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted blood flow rate, direction, and valve function ×

Service Code: 93306
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
0.28% of his services

30th 93rd

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

32
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,950an average of $175 per time performed $3,604
an average of $106 per time performed
MEDICINE

Administration of 1 vaccine

Service Code: 90471
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.27% of his services

31st 80th

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

29
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$726an average of $22 per time performed $462
an average of $14 per time performed
MEDICINE

Measurement and graphic recording of total and timed exha... +

Measurement and graphic recording of total and timed exhaled air capacity ×

Service Code: 94010
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.25% of his services

32nd 129th

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

31
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,054an average of $34 per time performed $775
an average of $25 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Cervical or vaginal cancer screening; pelvic and clinical... +

Cervical or vaginal cancer screening; pelvic and clinical breast examination ×

Service Code: G0101
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.24% of his services

33rd 170th

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

30
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,080an average of $36 per time performed $1,080
an average of $36 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
30
times performed,
0.24% of his services

34th 66th

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

30
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,590an average of $153 per time performed $2,610
an average of $87 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Initial preventive physical examination; face-to-face vis... +

Initial preventive physical examination; face-to-face visit, services limited to new beneficiary during the first 12 months of medicare enrollment ×

Service Code: G0402
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.24% of his services

35th 159th

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

29
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,321an average of $149 per time performed $4,321
an average of $149 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Ferritin (blood protein) level

Service Code: 82728
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.22% of his services

36th 92nd

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

25
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$513an average of $19 per time performed $513
an average of $19 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation +

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation ×

Service Code: 85652
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.22% of his services

37th 102nd

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$108an average of $4 per time performed $108
an average of $4 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on ... +

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on both sides of head and neck ×

Service Code: 93880
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.22% of his services

38th 114th

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)
$4,563an average of $169 per time performed $2,997
an average of $111 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver function blood test panel

Service Code: 80076
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.19% of his services

39th 36th

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: 1.6)
$253an average of $11 per time performed $207
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,
0.18% of his services

40th 38th

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

21
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$880an average of $40 per time performed $572
an average of $26 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Electrocardiogram, routine ecg with 12 leads; performed a... +

Electrocardiogram, routine ecg with 12 leads; performed as a screening for the initial preventive physical examination with interpretation and report ×

Service Code: G0403
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.17% of his services

41st 237th

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

21
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$378an average of $18 per time performed $168
an average of $8 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of chest, 2 views, front and side

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.17% of his services

42nd 40th

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: 1.1)
$588an average of $28 per time performed $357
an average of $17 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron level

Service Code: 83540
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.16% of his services

43rd 97th

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$180an average of $9 per time performed $180
an average of $9 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron binding capacity

Service Code: 83550
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.15% of his services

44th 106th

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: 1.4)
$216an average of $12 per time performed $216
an average of $12 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Parathormone (parathyroid hormone) level

Service Code: 83970
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.12% of his services

45th 341st

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$870an average of $58 per time performed $870
an average of $58 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood potassium level

Service Code: 84132
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.11% of his services

46th 142nd

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$91an average of $7 per time performed $78
an average of $6 per time performed
MEDICINE

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress te... +

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress test with ekg monitoring and physician supervision ×

Service Code: 93016
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.11% of his services

47th 405th

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)
$299an average of $23 per time performed $221
an average of $17 per time performed
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Removal of impact ear wax, one ear

Service Code: 69210
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.1% of his services

48th 134th

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: 1.1)
$588an average of $49 per time performed $468
an average of $39 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
11
times performed,
0.09% of his services

49th 112th

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)
$253an average of $23 per time performed $253
an average of $23 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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