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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
764
Rank: 16th
out of 841 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
6,675
Rank: 14th
out of 841 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
8.7 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 1.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$436K
Rank: 5th
out of 841 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$571 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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Neal M. Goldberger
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.

Individuals

CHASON HAYES

CHRISTY RANEY

SETH JAFFE

ANNE HUDSON

ASHRITO DAYAL

Organizations

UNION MEMORIAL REGIONAL...

SOLSTAS LAB PARTNERS GR...

Patients saw before

Neal M. Goldberger

Patients saw after

Individuals

CHASON HAYES

SETH JAFFE

CHRISTY RANEY

ANNE HUDSON

JOHN ADAMS

Organizations

UNION MEMORIAL REGIONAL...

SOLSTAS LAB PARTNERS GR...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 15 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
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
2,938
times performed,
44% of his services

1st 4th

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

712
patients got this service, 93% of his patients
4.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$379,002an average of $129 per time performed $141,024
an average of $48 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
891
times performed,
13% of his services

2nd 37th

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

420
patients got this service, 55% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$28,512an average of $32 per time performed $4,455
an average of $5 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 20 mg

Service Code: J1020
Performed in an office
741
times performed,
11% of his services

3rd Alert

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

425
patients got this service, 56% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,928an average of $8 per time performed $1,482
an average of $2 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into lower or sacral spine

Service Code: 62311
Performed in an office
639
times performed,
10% of his services

4th 23rd

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

328
patients got this service, 43% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$660,726an average of $1,034 per time performed $97,128
an average of $152 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injection procedure into sacroiliac joint for anesthetic ... +

Injection procedure into sacroiliac joint for anesthetic or steroid ×

Service Code: 27096
Performed in an office
519
times performed,
8% of his services

5th 75th

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

327
patients got this service, 43% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,181,763an average of $2,277 per time performed $93,420
an average of $180 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into upper or middle spine

Service Code: 62310
Performed in an office
250
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 89th

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

128
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$289,750an average of $1,159 per time performed $43,750
an average of $175 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
220
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 51st

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

220
patients got this service, 29% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$75,900an average of $345 per time performed $25,300
an average of $115 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
193
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 12th

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

155
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$37,828an average of $196 per time performed $13,703
an average of $71 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of trigger points in 1 or 2 muscles

Service Code: 20552
Performed in an office
93
times performed,
1% of his services

9th 128th

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

67
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$17,763an average of $191 per time performed $3,534
an average of $38 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
68
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 22nd

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

53
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$4,012an average of $59 per time performed $1,428
an average of $21 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20610
Performed in an office
56
times performed,
0.84% of his services

11th 98th

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

45
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$14,392an average of $257 per time performed $2,632
an average of $47 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of anesthetic agent, greater occipital nerve

Service Code: 64405
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.4% of his services

12th Alert

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

21
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$24,840an average of $920 per time performed $2,781
an average of $103 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
14
times performed,
0.21% of his services

13th 91st

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$17,178an average of $1,227 per time performed $2,464
an average of $176 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 3... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 30 minutes ×

Service Code: 99203
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.19% of his services

14th 97th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,185an average of $245 per time performed $871
an average of $67 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of tendon attachment to bone

Service Code: 20551
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.19% of his services

15th Alert

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,522an average of $194 per time performed $468
an average of $36 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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