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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $193 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
495
Rank: 495th
out of 2,477 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
4,140
Rank: 356th
out of 2,477 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
8.4 This Provider
Avg 5.6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$166K
Rank: 222nd
out of 2,477 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$336 This Provider
Avg $193

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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Raghu R. Katuru
Average for Family Practice 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

Raghu R. Katuru

Patients saw after

Individuals

CARY BIZZELL

JONATHAN LOZEVSKI

RICHARD CODY

JEFFREY JONES

ERIC JANIS

Organizations

SOLSTAS LAB PARTNERS GR...

JOHNSTON MEMORIAL HOSPI...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 20 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
2,185
times performed,
53% of his services

1st 2nd

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

453
patients got this service, 92% of his patients
4.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$181,355an average of $83 per time performed $100,510
an average of $46 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
312
times performed,
8% of his services

2nd 14th

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

65
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
4.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$28,392an average of $91 per time performed $16,536
an average of $53 per time performed
TEMPORARY CODES

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered t... +

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered to individuals 3 years of age and older, for intramuscular use (fluvirin) ×

Service Code: Q2037
Performed in an office
276
times performed,
7% of his services

3rd 27th

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

275
patients got this service, 56% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,900an average of $25 per time performed $3,864
an average of $14 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
275
times performed,
7% of his services

4th 6th

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

274
patients got this service, 55% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,625an average of $35 per time performed $6,325
an average of $23 per time performed
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
260
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 9th

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

80
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
3.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$7,800an average of $30 per time performed $4,420
an average of $17 per time performed
DRUGS

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

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
195
times performed,
5% of his services

6th 31st

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

29
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
6.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.2)
$2,925an average of $15 per time performed $0
an average of $0 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
190
times performed,
5% of his services

7th 1st

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

160
patients got this service, 32% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$24,890an average of $131 per time performed $13,300
an average of $70 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
73
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 26th

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

56
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$4,453an average of $61 per time performed $2,190
an average of $30 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 15 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 15 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99308
Performed in a facility
57
times performed,
1% of his services

9th 32nd

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

15
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
3.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$4,617an average of $81 per time performed $2,793
an average of $49 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
55
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 58th

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

46
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$6,270an average of $114 per time performed $2,915
an average of $53 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
53
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 86th

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

49
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$9,593an average of $181 per time performed $5,353
an average of $101 per time performed
MEDICINE

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection ben... +

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection beneath the skin or into muscle, patient 2 years or older ×

Service Code: 90732
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
0.82% of his services

12th 44th

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

34
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,210an average of $65 per time performed $2,108
an average of $62 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
0.82% of his services

13th 52nd

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

34
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,020an average of $30 per time performed $782
an average of $23 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 40 mg +

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 40 mg ×

Service Code: J2920
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.75% of his services

14th 154th

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

28
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$620an average of $20 per time performed $62
an average of $2 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, ketorolac tromethamine, per 15 mg

Service Code: J1885
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.65% of his services

15th 49th

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

24
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$540an average of $20 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Removal of impact ear wax, one ear

Service Code: 69210
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.53% of his services

16th 111th

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

20
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,760an average of $80 per time performed $726
an average of $33 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
19
times performed,
0.46% of his services

17th 40th

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

19
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,907an average of $153 per time performed $1,406
an average of $74 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, more than 30 minutes

Service Code: 99239
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.39% of his services

18th 61st

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,480an average of $155 per time performed $1,264
an average of $79 per time performed
MEDICINE

Administration of 1 vaccine

Service Code: 90471
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.34% of his services

19th 51st

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$420an average of $30 per time performed $238
an average of $17 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial nursing facility visit, typically 35 minutes per day +

Initial nursing facility visit, typically 35 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99305
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.29% of his services

20th 83rd

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: 1.1)
$1,488an average of $124 per time performed $1,164
an average of $97 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 "Family 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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