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This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $427 per patient in 2013.
They performed about 9 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
884
Rank: 3rd
out of 20 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
7,573
Rank: 4th
out of 20 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
8.6 This Provider
Avg 9.4
Total Paid
by Medicare
$477K
Rank: 2nd
out of 20 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$540 This Provider
Avg $427

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 Pain Medicine Providers in North Carolina

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 36 different services in 2013
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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 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in an office
3,338
times performed,
44% of his services

1st 2nd

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

811
patients got this service, 92% of his patients
4.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.8)
$430,602an average of $129 per time performed $161,192
an average of $48 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 20 mg

Service Code: J1020
Performed in an office
950
times performed,
13% of his services

2nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

359
patients got this service, 41% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,591an average of $8 per time performed $2,195
an average of $2 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
894
times performed,
12% of his services

3rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

427
patients got this service, 48% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$28,608an average of $32 per time performed $3,800
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of diagnostic or therapeutic substances into up... +

Injection of diagnostic or therapeutic substances into upper or middle spine ×

Service Code: 62311
Performed in an office
626
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 10th

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

330
patients got this service, 37% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$647,284an average of $1,034 per time performed $94,920
an average of $152 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injection procedure into sacroiliac joint for imaging, an... +

Injection procedure into sacroiliac joint for imaging, anesthetic, or drug administration using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 27096
Performed in an office
559
times performed,
7% of his services

5th 22nd

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

330
patients got this service, 37% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,112,622an average of $1,990 per time performed $89,379
an average of $160 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of diagnostic or therapeutic substances into lo... +

Injection of diagnostic or therapeutic substances into lower spine ×

Service Code: 62310
Performed in an office
261
times performed,
3% of his services

6th 24th

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

136
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$302,499an average of $1,159 per time performed $45,806
an average of $176 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
260
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 12th

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

260
patients got this service, 29% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$89,700an average of $345 per time performed $29,632
an average of $114 per time performed
medical
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
218
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 13th

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

183
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$12,862an average of $59 per time performed $4,168
an average of $19 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
143
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 5th

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

118
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$28,028an average of $196 per time performed $9,967
an average of $70 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration or injection of large joint or joint capsule

Service Code: 20610
Performed in an office
69
times performed,
0.91% of his services

10th 28th

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

52
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$15,732an average of $228 per time performed $2,790
an average of $40 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injection of trigger points in 1 or 2 muscles

Service Code: 20552
Performed in an office
64
times performed,
0.85% of his services

11th 43rd

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

55
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$12,224an average of $191 per time performed $2,345
an average of $37 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Fluoroscopic guidance for spine or spinal canal injection +

Fluoroscopic guidance for spine or spinal canal injection ×

Service Code: 77003
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.41% of his services

12th 21st

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

26
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$10,323an average of $333 per time performed $2,192
an average of $71 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of anesthetic agent, greater occipital nerve

Service Code: 64405
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.34% of his services

13th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$13,149an average of $506 per time performed $1,379
an average of $53 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of lower spine facet joint using imaging guidance +

Injection of lower spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64493
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.28% of his services

14th 20th

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$23,722an average of $1,130 per time performed $3,340
an average of $159 per time performed

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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