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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $228 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,284
Rank: 46th
out of 277 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
9,836
Rank: 28th
out of 277 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
7.7 This Provider
Avg 5.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$380K
Rank: 28th
out of 277 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$296 This Provider
Avg $228

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

PUSHKAR PHADKE

DONALD PULITZER

RON YAAR

MUAMMAR ARIDA

ERICA RUSHING

Organizations

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL

THE CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBU...

Patients saw before

STUART WERNIKOFF M.D.

Patients saw after

Individuals

ERICA RUSHING

NATALIE DEPCIK-SMITH

BENJAMIN STAHR

JONATHAN OLSON

PUSHKAR PHADKE

Organizations

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL

THE CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBU...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 24 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
medical
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
2,580
times performed,
26% of his services

1st 7th

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

1,183
patients got this service, 92% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$117,209an average of $45 per time performed $74,485
an average of $29 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of single growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11100
Performed in an office
2,004
times performed,
20% of his services

2nd 4th

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

1,047
patients got this service, 82% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$211,242an average of $105 per time performed $135,130
an average of $67 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 2-14 skin growths

Service Code: 17003
Performed in an office
1,838
times performed,
19% of his services

3rd 1st

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

432
patients got this service, 34% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$18,784an average of $10 per time performed $12,995
an average of $7 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of each additional growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11101
Performed in an office
1,285
times performed,
13% of his services

4th 9th

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

588
patients got this service, 46% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$52,775an average of $41 per time performed $30,198
an average of $24 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
1,071
times performed,
11% of his services

5th 3rd

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

641
patients got this service, 50% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$78,708an average of $73 per time performed $38,460
an average of $36 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
329
times performed,
3% of his services

6th 2nd

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

261
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$27,906an average of $85 per time performed $15,002
an average of $46 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) ... +

Destruction of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 17262
Performed in an office
223
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 14th

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

176
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$38,305an average of $172 per time performed $25,480
an average of $114 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) ... +

Destruction of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) of trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 17261
Performed in an office
161
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 24th

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

118
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$23,110an average of $144 per time performed $13,279
an average of $82 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) ... +

Destruction of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) of face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips, or mouth ×

Service Code: 17281
Performed in an office
142
times performed,
1% of his services

9th 26th

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

117
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$26,665an average of $188 per time performed $17,663
an average of $124 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) ... +

Destruction of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) of scalp, neck, hands, feet, or genitals ×

Service Code: 17271
Performed in an office
63
times performed,
0.64% of his services

10th 49th

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

51
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$11,500an average of $183 per time performed $5,905
an average of $94 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 2... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 20 minutes ×

Service Code: 99202
Performed in an office
60
times performed,
0.61% of his services

11th 11th

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

60
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,130an average of $86 per time performed $2,890
an average of $48 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) ... +

Destruction of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of scalp, neck, hands, feet, or genitals ×

Service Code: 17272
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.31% of his services

12th 33rd

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

28
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,615an average of $187 per time performed $4,064
an average of $135 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) ... +

Destruction of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips, or mouth ×

Service Code: 17282
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.18% of his services

13th 28th

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

16
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,600an average of $200 per time performed $2,483
an average of $138 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.

Stuart Yale Wernikoff
Average for Dermatology 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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