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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $204 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
460
Rank: 511th
out of 2,609 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
4,722
Rank: 280th
out of 2,609 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
10.3 This Provider
Avg 5.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$173K
Rank: 178th
out of 2,609 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$377 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $204

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.

Patients saw before

RAGHU KATURU MD

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 38 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
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
2,019
times performed,
43% of his services

1st 2nd

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

419
patients got this service, 91% of his patients
4.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$167,577an average of $83 per time performed $100,970
an average of $50 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Injection of allergenic extracts into skin, accessed thro... +

Injection of allergenic extracts into skin, accessed through the skin ×

Service Code: 95004
Performed in an office
600
times performed,
13% of his services

2nd 89th

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

12
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,000an average of $10 per time performed $2,796
an average of $5 per time performed
drug
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
262
times performed,
6% of his services

3rd 27th

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

259
patients got this service, 56% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,550an average of $25 per time performed $3,951
an average of $15 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
261
times performed,
6% of his services

4th 6th

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

259
patients got this service, 56% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,135an average of $35 per time performed $6,053
an average of $23 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
256
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 14th

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

55
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
4.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$23,040an average of $90 per time performed $14,090
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 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in an office
184
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 1st

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

151
patients got this service, 33% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$24,104an average of $131 per time performed $14,019
an average of $76 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
148
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 10th

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

63
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$4,440an average of $30 per time performed $2,673
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
69
times performed,
1% of his services

8th 41st

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
4.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.1)
$1,035an average of $15 per time performed $108
an average of $2 per time performed
drug
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
61
times performed,
1% of his services

9th 54th

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

61
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,525an average of $74 per time performed $4,400
an average of $72 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
61
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 43rd

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

61
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,830an average of $30 per time performed $1,415
an average of $23 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ketorolac tromethamine, per 15 mg

Service Code: J1885
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.85% of his services

11th 48th

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

24
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$800an average of $20 per time performed $10
an average of $0 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
33
times performed,
0.7% of his services

12th 67th

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

29
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,762an average of $114 per time performed $1,819
an average of $55 per time performed
medical
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
32
times performed,
0.68% of his services

13th 84th

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

29
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,792an average of $181 per time performed $3,361
an average of $105 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 40 mg +

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 40 mg ×

Service Code: J2920
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.68% of his services

14th 250th

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

26
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$640an average of $20 per time performed $45
an average of $1 per time performed
medical
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
29
times performed,
0.61% of his services

15th 47th

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

29
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,437an average of $153 per time performed $2,057
an average of $71 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, more than 30 minutes

Service Code: 99239
Performed in a facility
24
times performed,
0.51% of his services

16th 65th

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

20
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,720an average of $155 per time performed $1,955
an average of $81 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Administration of 1 vaccine

Service Code: 90471
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.47% of his services

17th 80th

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

21
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$660an average of $30 per time performed $359
an average of $16 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
16
times performed,
0.34% of his services

18th 39th

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$976an average of $61 per time performed $483
an average of $30 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care discharge

Service Code: 99217
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.32% of his services

19th 110th

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

15
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,710an average of $114 per time performed $826
an average of $55 per time performed
medical
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Removal of impact ear wax, one ear

Service Code: 69210
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.28% of his services

20th 129th

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,040an average of $80 per time performed $442
an average of $34 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care typically 30 minutes

Service Code: 99218
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.28% of his services

21st 360th

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,404an average of $108 per time performed $985
an average of $76 per time performed
medical
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,
0.25% of his services

22nd 99th

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

12
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,620an average of $135 per time performed $1,208
an average of $101 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Annual wellness visit; includes a personalized prevention... +

Annual wellness visit; includes a personalized prevention plan of service (pps), initial visit ×

Service Code: G0438
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.23% of his services

23rd 59th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,925an average of $175 per time performed $1,762
an average of $160 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.

Raghu R Katuru
Average for Family Medicine 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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