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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $184 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
2,075
Rank: 92nd
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
7,325
Rank: 64th
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
3.5 This Provider
Avg 3.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$338K
Rank: 109th
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$163 This Provider
Avg $184

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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Pairoj Rerkpattanapipat
Average for Cardiology 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.

Patients saw before

Pairoj Rerkpattanapipat

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 39 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
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
1,179
times performed,
16% of his services

1st 6th

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

483
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$36,549an average of $31 per time performed $7,074
an average of $6 per time performed
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample +

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample ×

Service Code: 36415
Performed in an office
801
times performed,
11% of his services

2nd 14th

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

513
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$16,821an average of $21 per time performed $2,403
an average of $3 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
762
times performed,
10% of his services

3rd 5th

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

624
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$75,438an average of $99 per time performed $36,576
an average of $48 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, regadenoson (lexiscan), 0.1 mg

Service Code: J2785
Performed in an office
608
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 9th

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

150
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$34,656an average of $57 per time performed $25,536
an average of $42 per time performed
MEDICINE

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads w... +

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads with interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93010
Performed in a facility
473
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 2nd

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

245
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$21,758an average of $46 per time performed $3,311
an average of $7 per time performed
MEDICINE

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretat... +

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93000
Performed in an office
421
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 3rd

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

370
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$36,627an average of $87 per time performed $5,473
an average of $13 per time performed
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
378
times performed,
5% of his services

7th 8th

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

180
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$44,226an average of $117 per time performed $20,412
an average of $54 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted ... +

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted blood flow rate, direction, and valve function ×

Service Code: 93306
Performed in a facility
272
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 4th

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

267
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$194,752an average of $716 per time performed $13,600
an average of $50 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or... +

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or exercise multiple studies ×

Service Code: 78452
Performed in a facility
242
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 20th

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

242
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$160,930an average of $665 per time performed $14,278
an average of $59 per time performed
MEDICINE

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress te... +

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress test with ekg monitoring, physician interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93018
Performed in a facility
234
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 16th

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

234
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$42,822an average of $183 per time performed $2,808
an average of $12 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or... +

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or exercise multiple studies ×

Service Code: 78452
Performed in an office
232
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 15th

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

230
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$584,176an average of $2,518 per time performed $83,752
an average of $361 per time performed
ADMINISTRATIVE

Technetium tc-99m tetrofosmin, diagnostic, per study dose +

Technetium tc-99m tetrofosmin, diagnostic, per study dose ×

Service Code: A9502
Performed in an office
232
times performed,
3% of his services

12th 32nd

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

230
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$29,696an average of $128 per time performed $21,112
an average of $91 per time performed
MEDICINE

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress te... +

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress test with ekg monitoring, physician supervision, interpretation, and report ×

Service Code: 93015
Performed in an office
230
times performed,
3% of his services

13th 18th

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

228
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$96,140an average of $418 per time performed $15,180
an average of $66 per time performed
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
217
times performed,
3% of his services

14th 40th

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

203
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$15,624an average of $72 per time performed $6,727
an average of $31 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted ... +

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted blood flow rate, direction, and valve function ×

Service Code: 93306
Performed in an office
143
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 10th

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

143
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$176,462an average of $1,234 per time performed $22,451
an average of $157 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
126
times performed,
2% of his services

16th 33rd

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

114
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$8,568an average of $68 per time performed $1,386
an average of $11 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 70 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 70 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99223
Performed in a facility
98
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 17th

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

96
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$29,302an average of $299 per time performed $14,700
an average of $150 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
56
times performed,
0.76% of his services

18th 61st

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

56
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,912an average of $177 per time performed $4,312
an average of $77 per time performed
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-... +

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-hour ekg ×

Service Code: 93224
Performed in an office
50
times performed,
0.68% of his services

19th 44th

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

48
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$13,000an average of $260 per time performed $3,400
an average of $68 per time performed
MEDICINE

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads w... +

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads with interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93010
Performed in an office
48
times performed,
0.66% of his services

20th 42nd

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

47
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,208an average of $46 per time performed $288
an average of $6 per time performed
MEDICINE

Insertion of catheter in left heart for imaging of blood ... +

Insertion of catheter in left heart for imaging of blood vessels or grafts and left lower heart ×

Service Code: 93458
Performed in a facility
41
times performed,
0.56% of his services

21st 26th

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

41
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$27,675an average of $675 per time performed $9,758
an average of $238 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
41
times performed,
0.56% of his services

22nd 38th

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

41
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,371an average of $131 per time performed $2,173
an average of $53 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, p... +

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, platelets), automated test ×

Service Code: 85025
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.49% of his services

23rd 46th

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

36
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,332an average of $37 per time performed $396
an average of $11 per time performed
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm symptom-related interpretation of 24-hour ek... +

Heart rhythm symptom-related interpretation of 24-hour ekg monitoring up to 30 days ×

Service Code: 93272
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
0.46% of his services

24th 88th

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

34
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,902an average of $203 per time performed $612
an average of $18 per time performed
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm symptom-related tracing of 24-hour ekg monit... +

Heart rhythm symptom-related tracing of 24-hour ekg monitoring up to 30 days ×

Service Code: 93270
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.4% of his services

25th 101st

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

29
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,292an average of $148 per time performed $261
an average of $9 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99222
Performed in a facility
29
times performed,
0.4% of his services

26th 22nd

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

28
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,206an average of $214 per time performed $2,987
an average of $103 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.4% of his services

27th 37th

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

29
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,856an average of $64 per time performed $319
an average of $11 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver function blood test panel

Service Code: 80076
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.35% of his services

28th 57th

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

26
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,820an average of $70 per time performed $312
an average of $12 per time performed
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-... +

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-hour ekg ×

Service Code: 93227
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.34% of his services

29th 51st

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

25
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,075an average of $203 per time performed $500
an average of $20 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Mri of blood flow of heart

Service Code: 75565
Performed in a facility
25
times performed,
0.34% of his services

30th Alert

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

25
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$775an average of $31 per time performed $225
an average of $9 per time performed
MEDICINE

Follow-up or limited ultrasound examination of heart

Service Code: 93308
Performed in a facility
24
times performed,
0.33% of his services

31st 62nd

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

24
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,360an average of $140 per time performed $456
an average of $19 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care typically 70 minutes per day

Service Code: 99220
Performed in a facility
24
times performed,
0.33% of his services

32nd 90th

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

24
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,984an average of $291 per time performed $3,312
an average of $138 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Mri of heart before and after contrast

Service Code: 75561
Performed in a facility
23
times performed,
0.31% of his services

33rd 187th

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

23
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,095an average of $265 per time performed $2,277
an average of $99 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care discharge

Service Code: 99217
Performed in a facility
19
times performed,
0.26% of his services

34th 69th

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

19
patients got this service, 0.92% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,356an average of $124 per time performed $1,026
an average of $54 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Natriuretic peptide (heart and blood vessel protein) level +

Natriuretic peptide (heart and blood vessel protein) level ×

Service Code: 83880
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.25% of his services

35th 71st

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

18
patients got this service, 0.87% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,800an average of $100 per time performed $864
an average of $48 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on ... +

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on both sides of head and neck ×

Service Code: 93880
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.23% of his services

36th 28th

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

17
patients got this service, 0.82% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,857an average of $521 per time performed $2,312
an average of $136 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Physician review, interpretation, and patient management ... +

Physician review, interpretation, and patient management of home inr testing for patient with either mechanical heart valve(s), chronic atrial fibrillation, or venous thromboembolism who meets medicare coverage criteria; testing not occurring more frequently than once a week; billing units of service include 4 tests ×

Service Code: G0250
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.23% of his services

37th 122nd

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

13
patients got this service, 0.63% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.6)
$425an average of $25 per time performed $119
an average of $7 per time performed
MEDICINE

Insertion of catheter in left heart for imaging of blood ... +

Insertion of catheter in left heart for imaging of blood vessels or grafts and left lower heart ×

Service Code: 93459
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.2% of his services

38th 73rd

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

15
patients got this service, 0.72% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$12,000an average of $800 per time performed $4,020
an average of $268 per time performed
MEDICINE

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress te... +

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress test with ekg monitoring and physician supervision ×

Service Code: 93016
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
0.19% of his services

39th 19th

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

14
patients got this service, 0.67% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,652an average of $118 per time performed $238
an average of $17 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 30 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 30 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99221
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
0.19% of his services

40th 60th

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

14
patients got this service, 0.67% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,114an average of $151 per time performed $1,064
an average of $76 per time performed
MEDICINE

Insertion of probe in esophagus for heart ultrasound exam... +

Insertion of probe in esophagus for heart ultrasound examination including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93312
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.16% of his services

41st 48th

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

12
patients got this service, 0.58% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,848an average of $404 per time performed $996
an average of $83 per time performed
MEDICINE

Doppler ultrasound study of color-directed heart blood fl... +

Doppler ultrasound study of color-directed heart blood flow, rate, and valve function ×

Service Code: 93325
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.15% of his services

42nd 31st

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

11
patients got this service, 0.53% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,936an average of $176 per time performed $33
an average of $3 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 "Cardiovascular Disease." 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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