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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $184 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
896
Rank: 344th
out of 565 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
4,442
Rank: 174th
out of 565 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
5 This Provider
Avg 3.1
Total Paid
by Medicare
$294K
Rank: 92nd
out of 565 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$328 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $184

How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all of his Part B patients.

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 46 different services in 2015
(19 were redacted as they were performed on less than 11 patients)

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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
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
1,197
times performed,
27% of his services

1st 2nd

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

549
patients got this service, 61% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$143,640.00an average of $120.00 per time performed $89,751.06
an average of $74.98 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, regadenoson, 0.1 mg

Service Code: J2785
Performed in an office
700
times performed,
16% of his services

2nd 9th

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

174
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$40,173.00an average of $57.39 per time performed $28,784.00
an average of $41.12 per time performed
medical
ADMINISTRATIVE

Technetium tc-99m sestamibi, diagnostic, per study dose

Service Code: A9500
Performed in an office
400
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd 15th

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

199
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$22,080.00an average of $55.20 per time performed $15,672.00
an average of $39.18 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
361
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 7th

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

94
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
3.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.2)
$14,440.00an average of $40.00 per time performed $1,891.64
an average of $5.24 per time performed
medical
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
326
times performed,
7% of his services

5th 10th

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

93
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
3.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$14,670.00an average of $45.00 per time performed $4,544.44
an average of $13.94 per time performed
medical
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
224
times performed,
5% of his services

6th 4th

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

204
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$15,680.00an average of $70.00 per time performed $2,647.68
an average of $11.82 per time performed
medical
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
204
times performed,
5% of his services

7th 11th

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

196
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$321,285.72an average of $1,574.93 per time performed $32,540.04
an average of $159.51 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or... +

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or exercise multiple studies ×

Service Code: 78452
Performed in an office
199
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 18th

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

198
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$388,050.00an average of $1,950.00 per time performed $69,427.12
an average of $348.88 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

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

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

Service Code: 93015
Performed in an office
115
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 24th

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

114
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$48,300.00an average of $420.00 per time performed $5,622.35
an average of $48.89 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Remote evaluations of single, dual, or multiple lead pace... +

Remote evaluations of single, dual, or multiple lead pacemaker with physician analysis, review, and report up to 90 days ×

Service Code: 93294
Performed in a facility
74
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 66th

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

32
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$7,030.00an average of $95.00 per time performed $1,792.28
an average of $24.22 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or... +

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or exercise multiple studies ×

Service Code: 78452
Performed in a facility
58
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 17th

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

58
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$33,060.00an average of $570.00 per time performed $3,442.30
an average of $59.35 per time performed
medical
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 a facility
51
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 3rd

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

49
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$27,795.00an average of $545.00 per time performed $2,430.66
an average of $47.66 per time performed
medical
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
50
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 21st

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

50
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,000.00an average of $180.00 per time performed $5,597.00
an average of $111.94 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 25 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99232
Performed in a facility
49
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 8th

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

27
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$6,125.00an average of $125.00 per time performed $2,724.40
an average of $55.60 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads w... +

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads with interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93010
Performed in a facility
38
times performed,
0.86% of his services

15th 1st

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

38
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,520.00an average of $40.00 per time performed $218.88
an average of $5.76 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-... +

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-hour ekg ×

Service Code: 93224
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
0.79% of his services

16th 57th

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

30
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$15,400.00an average of $440.00 per time performed $2,098.60
an average of $59.96 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of perman... +

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of permanent dual lead pacemaker system with physician analysis, review, and report ×

Service Code: 93280
Performed in a facility
35
times performed,
0.79% of his services

17th 80th

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

27
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$6,125.00an average of $175.00 per time performed $985.60
an average of $28.16 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99222
Performed in a facility
33
times performed,
0.74% of his services

18th 23rd

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

30
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$7,425.00an average of $225.00 per time performed $3,415.17
an average of $103.49 per time performed
medical
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
28
times performed,
0.63% of his services

19th 25th

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: 1.3)
$4,760.00an average of $170.00 per time performed $2,538.48
an average of $90.66 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
21
times performed,
0.47% of his services

20th 6th

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: 1.4)
$2,100.00an average of $100.00 per time performed $1,064.07
an average of $50.67 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, aminophyllin, up to 250 mg

Service Code: J0280
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.47% of his services

21st 116th

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)
$588.00an average of $28.00 per time performed $102.69
an average of $4.89 per time performed
medical
ADMINISTRATIVE

Technetium tc-99m labeled red blood cells, diagnostic, pe... +

Technetium tc-99m labeled red blood cells, diagnostic, per study dose, up to 30 millicuries ×

Service Code: A9560
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.47% of his services

22nd 231st

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)
$4,474.68an average of $213.08 per time performed $1,753.08
an average of $83.48 per time performed
medical
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 a facility
20
times performed,
0.45% of his services

23rd 19th

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,900.00an average of $95.00 per time performed $329.80
an average of $16.49 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

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

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

Service Code: 93018
Performed in a facility
20
times performed,
0.45% of his services

24th 14th

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,000.00an average of $200.00 per time performed $214.20
an average of $10.71 per time performed
medical
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
19
times performed,
0.43% of his services

25th 32nd

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)
$13,680.00an average of $720.00 per time performed $2,431.62
an average of $127.98 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Nuclear medicine study of heart wall motion at rest with ... +

Nuclear medicine study of heart wall motion at rest with evaluation of blood ejection from heart ×

Service Code: 78494
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.43% of his services

26th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$15,200.00an average of $800.00 per time performed $3,074.58
an average of $161.82 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 a facility
19
times performed,
0.43% of his services

27th 12th

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$2,280.00an average of $120.00 per time performed $1,104.66
an average of $58.14 per time performed

Office Visits

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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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 2015 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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