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This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $259 per patient in 2013.
They performed about 10 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
788
Rank: 46th
out of 333 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
30,172
Rank: 10th
out of 333 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
38.3 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 9.7
Total Paid
by Medicare
$549K
Rank: 5th
out of 333 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$697 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $259

Note: About 56% of this provider’s Medicare payments were for drugs administered in his office.
This is intended to reimburse the provider for purchasing the drugs, plus an additional percentage for overhead.

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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Frederick E. Pfeiffer
Average for Neurology Providers in North Carolina

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 84 different services in 2013
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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
drug
DRUGS

Injection, onabotulinumtoxina, 1 unit

Service Code: J0585
Performed in an office
5,402
times performed,
18% of his services

1st 1st

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$47,592an average of $9 per time performed $22,310
an average of $4 per time performed
drug
ADMINISTRATIVE

Injection, gadolinium-based magnetic resonance contrast a... +

Injection, gadolinium-based magnetic resonance contrast agent, not otherwise specified (nos), per ml ×

Service Code: A9579
Performed in an office
2,397
times performed,
8% of his services

2nd 11th

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

130
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$19,176an average of $8 per time performed $3,356
an average of $1 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
815
times performed,
3% of his services

3rd 3rd

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

374
patients got this service, 47% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$127,140an average of $156 per time performed $55,159
an average of $68 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan brain

Service Code: 70551
Performed in an office
170
times performed,
0.56% of his services

4th 39th

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

169
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$187,000an average of $1,100 per time performed $41,244
an average of $243 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typically 40 minutes ×

Service Code: 99215
Performed in an office
117
times performed,
0.39% of his services

5th 9th

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

89
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$27,495an average of $235 per time performed $11,259
an average of $96 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of brain before and after contrast

Service Code: 70553
Performed in an office
112
times performed,
0.37% of his services

6th 53rd

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

108
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$206,800an average of $1,846 per time performed $35,464
an average of $317 per time performed
medical
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
101
times performed,
0.33% of his services

7th 25th

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

68
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,505an average of $15 per time performed $293
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of upper spinal canal

Service Code: 72141
Performed in an office
69
times performed,
0.23% of his services

8th 84th

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

68
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$75,900an average of $1,100 per time performed $11,452
an average of $166 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
58
times performed,
0.19% of his services

9th 8th

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

58
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$17,052an average of $294 per time performed $6,539
an average of $113 per time performed
medical
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
51
times performed,
0.17% of his services

10th 83rd

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

39
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$918an average of $18 per time performed $486
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
47
times performed,
0.16% of his services

11th 74th

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

37
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$846an average of $18 per time performed $459
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood creatinine level

Service Code: 82565
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
0.14% of his services

12th 98th

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

34
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$516an average of $12 per time performed $224
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of lower spinal canal

Service Code: 72148
Performed in an office
42
times performed,
0.14% of his services

13th 73rd

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

42
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$46,200an average of $1,100 per time performed $8,914
an average of $212 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mra scan of head blood vessels

Service Code: 70544
Performed in an office
41
times performed,
0.14% of his services

14th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

41
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$41,000an average of $1,000 per time performed $8,470
an average of $207 per time performed
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
37
times performed,
0.12% of his services

15th 4th

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

32
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$3,811an average of $103 per time performed $1,871
an average of $51 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Tracing of electrical activity of heart using 1-3 leads w... +

Tracing of electrical activity of heart using 1-3 leads with interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93040
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.09% of his services

16th 66th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,040an average of $40 per time performed $257
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Digital analysis of electrical brain wave activity (eeg) +

Digital analysis of electrical brain wave activity (eeg) ×

Service Code: 95957
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.09% of his services

17th 49th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$8,840an average of $340 per time performed $6,985
an average of $269 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 6... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 60 minutes ×

Service Code: 99205
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.09% of his services

18th 14th

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

26
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,360an average of $360 per time performed $3,817
an average of $147 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity o... +

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity of muscles for guidance with injection of chemical for destruction of muscles ×

Service Code: 95874
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.08% of his services

19th 64th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$1,500an average of $60 per time performed $1,184
an average of $47 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mra scan of neck blood vessels before and after contrast +

Mra scan of neck blood vessels before and after contrast ×

Service Code: 70549
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.07% of his services

20th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$20,000an average of $1,000 per time performed $8,067
an average of $403 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver enzyme (sgpt), level

Service Code: 84460
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.06% of his services

21st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$228an average of $12 per time performed $71
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity o... +

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity of muscles of arm or leg and spinal muscles complete study ×

Service Code: 95886
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.06% of his services

22nd 10th

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,384an average of $336 per time performed $1,197
an average of $63 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of middle spinal canal

Service Code: 72146
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.04% of his services

23rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$14,300an average of $1,100 per time performed $2,805
an average of $216 per time performed
medical
NA

Nerve transmission studies, 7-8 studies

Service Code: 95910
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.04% of his services

24th 27th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,000an average of $250 per time performed $1,654
an average of $138 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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