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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $272 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 10 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
703
Rank: 67th
out of 363 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
10,124
Rank: 31st
out of 363 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
14.4 This Provider
Avg 9.6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$233K
Rank: 40th
out of 363 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$331 This Provider
Avg $272

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

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

Frederick E. Pfeiffer

Patients saw after

Individuals

PAUL TOBBEN

JOHN NIXON

KENNETH ASHKIN

ROBERT BARR

KURT WASHBURN

Organizations

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 26 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
DRUGS

Injection, onabotulinumtoxina (botox), 1 unit

Service Code: J0585
Performed in an office
6,200
times performed,
61% of his services

1st 1st

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$55,800an average of $9 per time performed $24,800
an average of $4 per time performed
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
1,781
times performed,
18% of his services

2nd 15th

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

108
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$14,248an average of $8 per time performed $1,781
an average of $1 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
936
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd 3rd

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

388
patients got this service, 55% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$146,016an average of $156 per time performed $63,648
an average of $68 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan brain

Service Code: 70551
Performed in an office
175
times performed,
2% of his services

4th 49th

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

173
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$193,900an average of $1,108 per time performed $43,225
an average of $247 per time performed
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
151
times performed,
1% of his services

5th 11th

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

106
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$35,485an average of $235 per time performed $14,043
an average of $93 per time performed
MEDICINE

Needle measurement and recording of nerve sensory (feel) ... +

Needle measurement and recording of nerve sensory (feel) function ×

Service Code: 95904
Performed in an office
139
times performed,
1% of his services

6th 5th

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

34
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$20,850an average of $150 per time performed $5,560
an average of $40 per time performed
MEDICINE

Needle measurement, rate, and recording of nerve motor (m... +

Needle measurement, rate, and recording of nerve motor (movement) function, with f-wave study ×

Service Code: 95903
Performed in an office
132
times performed,
1% of his services

7th 6th

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

34
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$20,592an average of $156 per time performed $7,260
an average of $55 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
84
times performed,
0.83% of his services

8th 29th

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

69
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,260an average of $15 per time performed $252
an average of $3 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of brain before and after contrast

Service Code: 70553
Performed in an office
80
times performed,
0.79% of his services

9th 59th

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

80
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$160,000an average of $2,000 per time performed $30,080
an average of $376 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of upper spinal canal

Service Code: 72141
Performed in an office
50
times performed,
0.49% of his services

10th 87th

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

49
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$55,000an average of $1,100 per time performed $9,300
an average of $186 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
45
times performed,
0.44% of his services

11th 4th

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

32
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$4,635an average of $103 per time performed $1,755
an average of $39 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
42
times performed,
0.41% of his services

12th 79th

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

35
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$756an average of $18 per time performed $462
an average of $11 per time performed
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
42
times performed,
0.41% of his services

13th 19th

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

42
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$15,120an average of $360 per time performed $5,670
an average of $135 per time performed
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
38
times performed,
0.38% of his services

14th 9th

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

38
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,172an average of $294 per time performed $4,142
an average of $109 per time performed
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
33
times performed,
0.33% of his services

15th 75th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$1,980an average of $60 per time performed $1,353
an average of $41 per time performed
MEDICINE

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

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

Service Code: 95886
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.31% of his services

16th 12th

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

26
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,416an average of $336 per time performed $1,984
an average of $64 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of lower spinal canal

Service Code: 72148
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.27% of his services

17th 77th

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

27
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$29,700an average of $1,100 per time performed $6,426
an average of $238 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood creatinine level

Service Code: 82565
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.22% of his services

18th 109th

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$264an average of $12 per time performed $110
an average of $5 per time performed
MEDICINE

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

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

Service Code: 95885
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.22% of his services

19th 42nd

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,392an average of $336 per time performed $814
an average of $37 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver enzyme (sgpt), level

Service Code: 84460
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.16% of his services

20th Alert

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$192an average of $12 per time performed $64
an average of $4 per time performed
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
15
times performed,
0.15% of his services

21st 78th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$600an average of $40 per time performed $120
an average of $8 per time performed
MEDICINE

Digital analysis of electrical brain wave activity (eeg) +

Digital analysis of electrical brain wave activity (eeg) ×

Service Code: 95957
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.15% of his services

22nd 55th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$5,100an average of $340 per time performed $3,570
an average of $238 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.13% of his services

23rd 84th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$234an average of $18 per time performed $156
an average of $12 per time performed
MEDICINE

Measurement and recording of brain wave (eeg) activity, a... +

Measurement and recording of brain wave (eeg) activity, awake and drowsy ×

Service Code: 95816
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.13% of his services

24th 43rd

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,680an average of $360 per time performed $2,769
an average of $213 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Mra scan of head blood vessels

Service Code: 70544
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.11% of his services

25th 140th

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)
$11,000an average of $1,000 per time performed $2,596
an average of $236 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of brain with contrast

Service Code: 70552
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.11% of his services

26th Alert

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$15,400an average of $1,400 per time performed $3,245
an average of $295 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 "Neurology." 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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