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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $267 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 10 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
560
Rank: 80th
out of 353 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
34,168
Rank: 8th
out of 353 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
61 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 10.1
Total Paid
by Medicare
$579K
Rank: 4th
out of 353 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$1,034 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $267

Note: About 76% 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.

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.

Individuals

JONATHAN FRENCH

PAUL TOBBEN

DAVID ALTMAN

JOHN NIXON

KENNETH ASHKIN

Organizations

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL

Patients saw before

THOR BORRESEN MD

Patients saw after

Individuals

PAUL TOBBEN

JONATHAN FRENCH

JOHN NIXON

DAVID ALTMAN

KENNETH ASHKIN

Organizations

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 98 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
drug
DRUGS

Injection, onabotulinumtoxina, 1 unit

Service Code: J0585
Performed in an office
14,800
times performed,
43% of his services

1st 1st

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

30
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$125,800an average of $9 per time performed $61,420
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
561
times performed,
2% of his services

2nd 8th

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

28
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,488an average of $8 per time performed $875
an average of $2 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
504
times performed,
1% of his services

3rd 3rd

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

296
patients got this service, 53% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$91,824an average of $182 per time performed $35,638
an average of $71 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
488
times performed,
1% of his services

4th 4th

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

318
patients got this service, 57% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$58,741an average of $120 per time performed $23,234
an average of $48 per time performed
medical
NA

Injection of chemical for destruction of facial and neck ... +

Injection of chemical for destruction of facial and neck nerve muscles on both sides of face ×

Service Code: 64615
Performed in an office
57
times performed,
0.17% of his services

5th 61st

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

22
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$14,250an average of $250 per time performed $5,135
an average of $90 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 complete study ×

Service Code: 95886
Performed in an office
47
times performed,
0.14% of his services

6th 10th

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

34
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$15,792an average of $336 per time performed $3,221
an average of $69 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
41
times performed,
0.12% of his services

7th 7th

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

41
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,878an average of $338 per time performed $4,330
an average of $106 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
40
times performed,
0.12% of his services

8th 47th

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

34
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$17,010an average of $425 per time performed $12,236
an average of $306 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
40
times performed,
0.12% of his services

9th 68th

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

34
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,600an average of $40 per time performed $380
an average of $10 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
33
times performed,
0.1% of his services

10th 15th

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

33
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$12,920an average of $392 per time performed $4,448
an average of $135 per time performed
medical
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
30
times performed,
0.09% of his services

11th 31st

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

30
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,050an average of $435 per time performed $7,604
an average of $253 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,
0.07% of his services

12th 69th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$2,020an average of $81 per time performed $1,085
an average of $43 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of brain before and after contrast

Service Code: 70553
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.07% of his services

13th 53rd

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

23
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$41,400an average of $1,800 per time performed $4,582
an average of $199 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
21
times performed,
0.06% of his services

14th 11th

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: 1.4)
$5,250an average of $250 per time performed $2,050
an average of $98 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan brain

Service Code: 70551
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.06% of his services

15th 36th

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$20,900an average of $1,100 per time performed $2,024
an average of $107 per time performed
medical
NA

Nerve transmission studies, 7-8 studies

Service Code: 95910
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.04% of his services

16th 30th

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)
$3,750an average of $250 per time performed $2,047
an average of $136 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Neuropsychological testing by a computer with interpretat... +

Neuropsychological testing by a computer with interpretation and report by a qualified healthcare professional ×

Service Code: 96120
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.04% of his services

17th 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
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,120an average of $240 per time performed $466
an average of $36 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 limited study ×

Service Code: 95885
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.04% of his services

18th 43rd

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)
$4,368an average of $364 per time performed $520
an average of $43 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of upper spinal canal

Service Code: 72141
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.03% of his services

19th 92nd

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)
$12,100an average of $1,100 per time performed $1,298
an average of $118 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of lower spinal canal

Service Code: 72148
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.03% of his services

20th 70th

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)
$12,100an average of $1,100 per time performed $1,245
an average of $113 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.

Thor Erik Borresen
Average for Neurology 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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