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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
712
Rank: 45th
out of 353 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
18,756
Rank: 26th
out of 353 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
26.3 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 10.1
Total Paid
by Medicare
$188K
Rank: 52nd
out of 353 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$264 This Provider
Avg $267

Note: About 44% 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

VERNON BYRD

MARK FROMKE

JAMES LECLAIR

SCOTT KENNEDY

ASHESH PATEL

Organizations

THE CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBU...

THE CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBU...

Patients saw before

BING LIU MD

Patients saw after

Individuals

VERNON BYRD

JAMES LECLAIR

SCOTT KENNEDY

CHRISTIAN SONNEFELD

THOMAS JONES

Organizations

THE CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBU...

THE CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBU...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 42 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
16,320
times performed,
87% of his services

1st 1st

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

40
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$328,358an average of $20 per time performed $68,707
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
432
times performed,
2% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

303
patients got this service, 43% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$88,560an average of $205 per time performed $30,724
an average of $71 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
274
times performed,
1% of his services

3rd 4th

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

203
patients got this service, 29% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$37,264an average of $136 per time performed $12,697
an average of $46 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
136
times performed,
0.73% of his services

4th 52nd

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

44
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$2,856an average of $21 per time performed $311
an average of $2 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
127
times performed,
0.68% of his services

5th 15th

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

127
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$70,612an average of $556 per time performed $18,378
an average of $145 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement and recording of brain wave (eeg) activity, a... +

Measurement and recording of brain wave (eeg) activity, awake and drowsy ×

Service Code: 95816
Performed in a facility
96
times performed,
0.51% of his services

6th 16th

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

96
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$15,840an average of $165 per time performed $3,977
an average of $41 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of anesthetic agent, greater occipital nerve

Service Code: 64405
Performed in an office
82
times performed,
0.44% of his services

7th 37th

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

48
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$46,935an average of $572 per time performed $8,005
an average of $98 per time performed
medical
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
79
times performed,
0.42% of his services

8th 41st

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
4.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.2)
$5,677an average of $72 per time performed $1,410
an average of $18 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, vitamin b-12 cyanocobalamin, up to 1000 mcg

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
75
times performed,
0.4% of his services

9th 57th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.2)
$375an average of $5 per time performed $127
an average of $2 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of trigger points in 1 or 2 muscles

Service Code: 20552
Performed in an office
50
times performed,
0.27% of his services

10th 72nd

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

27
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$7,550an average of $151 per time performed $1,083
an average of $22 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
43
times performed,
0.23% of his services

11th 7th

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

43
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$18,490an average of $430 per time performed $4,801
an average of $112 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement and recording of brain wave (eeg) activity, a... +

Measurement and recording of brain wave (eeg) activity, awake and asleep ×

Service Code: 95819
Performed in a facility
32
times performed,
0.17% of his services

12th 27th

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

32
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,280an average of $165 per time performed $1,307
an average of $41 per time performed
medical
NA

Injection of chemical for destruction of facial and neck ... +

Injection of chemical for destruction of facial and neck nerve muscles on both sides of face ×

Service Code: 64615
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.17% of his services

13th 61st

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$12,743an average of $411 per time performed $3,181
an average of $103 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
23
times performed,
0.12% of his services

14th 11th

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

22
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$7,653an average of $333 per time performed $2,294
an average of $100 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

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

Injection of chemical for destruction of nerve muscles on one side of face ×

Service Code: 64612
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.12% of his services

15th 113th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$10,120an average of $460 per time performed $2,043
an average of $93 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Prolonged office or other outpatient service first hour

Service Code: 99354
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.11% of his services

16th 79th

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$4,980an average of $249 per time performed $1,444
an average of $72 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
16
times performed,
0.09% of his services

17th 6th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$2,336an average of $146 per time performed $881
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 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99212
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.06% of his services

18th 39th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,152an average of $96 per time performed $228
an average of $19 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.

Bing Liu
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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