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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $130 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 2 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
742
Rank: 18th
out of 841 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
19,183
Rank: 2nd
out of 841 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
25.9 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 1.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$1.21M
Rank: 2nd
out of 841 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$1,631 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $130

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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Average for Anesthesiology 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.

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 26 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
MEDICINE

Needle measurement and recording of nerve sensory (feel) ... +

Needle measurement and recording of nerve sensory (feel) function ×

Service Code: 95904
Performed in an office
6,648
times performed,
35% of his services

1st Alert

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

545
patients got this service, 73% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,043,736an average of $157 per time performed $279,216
an average of $42 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
3,000
times performed,
16% of his services

2nd 4th

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

600
patients got this service, 81% of his patients
5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$651,000an average of $217 per time performed $150,000
an average of $50 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
1,168
times performed,
6% of his services

3rd 12th

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

486
patients got this service, 65% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$379,600an average of $325 per time performed $81,760
an average of $70 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Breath alcohol level

Service Code: 82075
Performed in an office
989
times performed,
5% of his services

4th Alert

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

578
patients got this service, 78% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$29,670an average of $30 per time performed $16,813
an average of $17 per time performed
PROSTHETIC PROCEDURES

Implantable neurostimulator electrode, each

Service Code: L8680
Performed in an office
928
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 61st

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

68
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$928,000an average of $1,000 per time performed $313,664
an average of $338 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Drug screen, qualitative; multiple drug classes by high c... +

Drug screen, qualitative; multiple drug classes by high complexity test method (e.g., immunoassay, enzyme assay), per patient encounter ×

Service Code: G0431
Performed in an office
762
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 27th

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

501
patients got this service, 68% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$192,024an average of $252 per time performed $77,724
an average of $102 per time performed
MEDICINE

Testing of autonomic (sympathetic) nervous system functio... +

Testing of autonomic (sympathetic) nervous system function at least 5 minutes of tilt ×

Service Code: 95922
Performed in an office
735
times performed,
4% of his services

7th Alert

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

624
patients got this service, 84% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$216,825an average of $295 per time performed $57,330
an average of $78 per time performed
MEDICINE

Tracing of electrical activity of heart using 1-3 leads w... +

Tracing of electrical activity of heart using 1-3 leads with interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93040
Performed in an office
729
times performed,
4% of his services

8th Alert

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

620
patients got this service, 84% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$31,347an average of $43 per time performed $7,290
an average of $10 per time performed
MEDICINE

Testing of autonomic (sympathetic) nervous system function +

Testing of autonomic (sympathetic) nervous system function ×

Service Code: 95921
Performed in an office
726
times performed,
4% of his services

9th Alert

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

615
patients got this service, 83% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$177,870an average of $245 per time performed $45,738
an average of $63 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Drug screen, other than chromatographic; any number of dr... +

Drug screen, other than chromatographic; any number of drug classes, by clia waived test or moderate complexity test, per patient encounter ×

Service Code: G0434
Performed in an office
701
times performed,
4% of his services

10th 22nd

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

473
patients got this service, 64% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$35,751an average of $51 per time performed $14,020
an average of $20 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Alcohol (ethanol) level

Service Code: 82055
Performed in an office
469
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 50th

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

382
patients got this service, 51% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$23,450an average of $50 per time performed $7,035
an average of $15 per time performed
MEDICINE

Use of vertical electrodes during eye or balance evaluation +

Use of vertical electrodes during eye or balance evaluation ×

Service Code: 92547
Performed in an office
380
times performed,
2% of his services

12th Alert

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

123
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,940an average of $13 per time performed $1,520
an average of $4 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
344
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 51st

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

344
patients got this service, 46% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$171,656an average of $499 per time performed $38,528
an average of $112 per time performed
MEDICINE

Evaluation of retinal response to light

Service Code: 92270
Performed in an office
264
times performed,
1% of his services

14th Alert

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

126
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$57,288an average of $217 per time performed $18,480
an average of $70 per time performed
MEDICINE

Assessment and recording of abnormal eye movement with pa... +

Assessment and recording of abnormal eye movement with patient in a rotating chair ×

Service Code: 92546
Performed in an office
264
times performed,
1% of his services

15th Alert

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

126
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$62,304an average of $236 per time performed $19,800
an average of $75 per time performed
MEDICINE

Psychological testing with interpretation and report by c... +

Psychological testing with interpretation and report by computer ×

Service Code: 96103
Performed in an office
246
times performed,
1% of his services

16th Alert

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

241
patients got this service, 32% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$40,344an average of $164 per time performed $11,562
an average of $47 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Fluoroscopic guidance for spine or spinal canal injection +

Fluoroscopic guidance for spine or spinal canal injection ×

Service Code: 77003
Performed in an office
168
times performed,
0.88% of his services

17th 18th

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

113
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$31,752an average of $189 per time performed $8,064
an average of $48 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
139
times performed,
0.72% of his services

18th 56th

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

78
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$7,784an average of $56 per time performed $417
an average of $3 per time performed
MEDICINE

Observation and recording from multiple positions of abno... +

Observation and recording from multiple positions of abnormal eye movements ×

Service Code: 92542
Performed in an office
131
times performed,
0.68% of his services

19th Alert

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

125
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$11,135an average of $85 per time performed $3,537
an average of $27 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Implantation of spinal neurostimulator electrodes, access... +

Implantation of spinal neurostimulator electrodes, accessed through the skin ×

Service Code: 63650
Performed in an office
113
times performed,
0.59% of his services

20th 170th

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

66
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$146,900an average of $1,300 per time performed $28,363
an average of $251 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into lower or sacral spine

Service Code: 62311
Performed in an office
84
times performed,
0.44% of his services

21st 23rd

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

53
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$49,728an average of $592 per time performed $12,600
an average of $150 per time performed
MEDICINE

Psychological testing with interpretation and report by p... +

Psychological testing with interpretation and report by psychologist or physician per hour ×

Service Code: 96101
Performed in an office
77
times performed,
0.4% of his services

22nd Alert

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

74
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$21,406an average of $278 per time performed $4,697
an average of $61 per time performed
MEDICINE

Electronic analysis and programming of implanted complex ... +

Electronic analysis and programming of implanted complex spinal cord or peripheral neurostimulator generator system during or after surgery, first hour ×

Service Code: 95972
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
0.22% of his services

23rd 190th

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

42
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$10,320an average of $240 per time performed $3,483
an average of $81 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64493
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.14% of his services

24th 91st

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$15,600an average of $600 per time performed $3,588
an average of $138 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64494
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.14% of his services

25th 94th

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$7,410an average of $285 per time performed $1,794
an average of $69 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64495
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.12% of his services

26th 105th

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$6,555an average of $285 per time performed $1,610
an average of $70 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 "Pain 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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