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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $267 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 10 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
355
Rank: 172nd
out of 353 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
14,005
Rank: 29th
out of 353 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
39.5 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 10.1
Total Paid
by Medicare
$131K
Rank: 88th
out of 353 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$370 This Provider
Avg $267

Note: About 42% 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.

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.

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 in 2014.

Individuals

STEVEN KARNER

GARY DEFILIPP

KAIWEN LIN

DOMINIQUE FALEWEE

FRANK VALERI

Organizations

THE CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBU...

CAROLINAS MEDICAL CENTER

Patients saw before

WILLIAM DAWSON MD

Patients saw after

Individuals

STEVEN KARNER

KAIWEN LIN

GARY DEFILIPP

ANDREA DIEDRICH

BARRY MCGINNIS

Organizations

CAROLINAS MEDICAL CENTER

THE CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBU...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 40 different services in 2014
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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, onabotulinumtoxina, 1 unit

Service Code: J0585
Performed in an office
13,050
times performed,
93% of his services

1st 1st

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

28
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$261,000an average of $20 per time performed $55,593
an average of $4 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
271
times performed,
2% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

165
patients got this service, 46% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$55,555an average of $205 per time performed $19,360
an average of $71 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity o... +

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity of muscles of arm or leg complete study ×

Service Code: 95886
Performed in an office
127
times performed,
0.91% of his services

3rd 10th

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

98
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$36,726an average of $289 per time performed $8,122
an average of $64 per time performed
medical
NA

Nerve transmission studies, 7-8 studies

Service Code: 95910
Performed in an office
60
times performed,
0.43% of his services

4th 30th

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

60
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$32,250an average of $538 per time performed $8,067
an average of $134 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity o... +

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity of muscles for guidance with injection of chemical for destruction of muscles ×

Service Code: 95874
Performed in an office
48
times performed,
0.34% of his services

5th 69th

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

20
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$8,174an average of $170 per time performed $2,396
an average of $50 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity o... +

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity of muscles of arm or leg limited study ×

Service Code: 95885
Performed in an office
48
times performed,
0.34% of his services

6th 43rd

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

38
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,861an average of $164 per time performed $1,779
an average of $37 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
43
times performed,
0.31% of his services

7th 6th

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

27
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$6,278an average of $146 per time performed $2,367
an average of $55 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
43
times performed,
0.31% of his services

8th 4th

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

41
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$5,848an average of $136 per time performed $1,704
an average of $40 per time performed
medical
NA

Injection of chemical for destruction of nerve muscles on... +

Injection of chemical for destruction of nerve muscles on one side of neck excluding voice box accessed through the skin ×

Service Code: 64616
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.29% of his services

9th 90th

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

14
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$31,122an average of $778 per time performed $4,026
an average of $101 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
37
times performed,
0.26% of his services

10th 11th

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

32
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$11,451an average of $309 per time performed $3,390
an average of $92 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 6... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 60 minutes ×

Service Code: 99205
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.22% of his services

11th 15th

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

31
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$17,236an average of $556 per time performed $4,561
an average of $147 per time performed
medical
NA

Nerve transmission studies, 9-10 studies

Service Code: 95911
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.15% of his services

12th 32nd

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

21
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,644an average of $650 per time performed $3,376
an average of $161 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
21
times performed,
0.15% of his services

13th 7th

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

21
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,030an average of $430 per time performed $2,188
an average of $104 per time performed
medical
NA

Nerve transmission studies, 5-6 studies

Service Code: 95909
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.14% of his services

14th 55th

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

19
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,721an average of $406 per time performed $1,900
an average of $100 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 70 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 70 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99223
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.11% of his services

15th 12th

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

16
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,872an average of $492 per time performed $2,478
an average of $155 per time performed
medical
NA

Nerve transmission studies, 3-4 studies

Service Code: 95908
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.09% of his services

16th 77th

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

13
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,395an average of $338 per time performed $1,052
an average of $81 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.

Hover over each slice to see percentage breakdown.

William B Dawson
Average for Neurology Providers in North Carolina

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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