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The Doctors and Services in Medicare Part B

How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $221 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 7 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
621
Rank: 227th
out of 2,624 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
4,031
Rank: 410th
out of 2,624 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
6.5 This Provider
Avg 7.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$164K
Rank: 247th
out of 2,624 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$265 This Provider
Avg $221

Note: About 17% 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.

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 103 different services in 2015
(77 were redacted as they were performed on less than 11 patients)

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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 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in an office
1,026
times performed,
25% of his services

1st 1st

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

426
patients got this service, 69% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$131,328.00an average of $128.00 per time performed $69,285.78
an average of $67.53 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
880
times performed,
22% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

411
patients got this service, 66% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$74,800.00an average of $85.00 per time performed $38,508.80
an average of $43.76 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specif... +

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specified, 10 mg ×

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
289
times performed,
7% of his services

3rd 13th

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

48
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,445.00an average of $5.00 per time performed $364.14
an average of $1.26 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ceftriaxone sodium, per 250 mg

Service Code: J0696
Performed in an office
168
times performed,
4% of his services

4th 37th

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

35
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$840.00an average of $5.00 per time performed $85.68
an average of $0.51 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
147
times performed,
4% of his services

5th 6th

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

112
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$5,880.00an average of $40.00 per time performed $1,524.39
an average of $10.37 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
143
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 7th

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

143
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,575.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $3,377.66
an average of $23.62 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
140
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 12th

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

140
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,500.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $3,302.60
an average of $23.59 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Pneumococcal vaccine for injection into muscle

Service Code: 90670
Performed in an office
133
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 14th

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

133
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$26,600.00an average of $200.00 per time performed $22,568.77
an average of $169.69 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle

Service Code: 90662
Performed in an office
118
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 25th

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

118
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,720.00an average of $40.00 per time performed $4,078.08
an average of $34.56 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
111
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 16th

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

86
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,665.00an average of $15.00 per time performed $333.00
an average of $3.00 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
107
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 5th

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

95
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$3,210.00an average of $30.00 per time performed $1,385.65
an average of $12.95 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
79
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 8th

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

18
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
4.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.9)
$1,975.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $413.96
an average of $5.24 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of chest, 2 views, front and side

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
76
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 33rd

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

69
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,560.00an average of $60.00 per time performed $1,374.08
an average of $18.08 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urine microalbumin (protein) analysis

Service Code: 82044
Performed in an office
52
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 49th

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

52
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$780.00an average of $15.00 per time performed $198.64
an average of $3.82 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretat... +

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93000
Performed in an office
52
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 27th

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

49
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,600.00an average of $50.00 per time performed $561.08
an average of $10.79 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20610
Performed in an office
45
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 61st

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

34
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$4,850.10an average of $107.78 per time performed $1,856.25
an average of $41.25 per time performed
drug

Vaccine for influenza administered into muscle to individ... +

Vaccine for influenza administered into muscle to individuals 3 years of age and older ×

Service Code: 90688
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.67% of his services

17th 83rd

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)
$675.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $444.69
an average of $16.47 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of lower and sacral spine, 2 or 3 views

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.65% of his services

18th 151st

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

26
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,560.00an average of $60.00 per time performed $544.18
an average of $20.93 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health ... +

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health services under a home health plan of care (patient not present), including contacts with home health agency and review of reports of patient status required by physicians to affirm the initial imple ×

Service Code: G0180
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.65% of his services

19th 69th

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

23
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,859.00an average of $71.50 per time performed $1,036.10
an average of $39.85 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Bone density measurement using dedicated x-ray machine

Service Code: 77080
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.6% of his services

20th 72nd

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

24
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,200.00an average of $175.00 per time performed $918.72
an average of $38.28 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
19
times performed,
0.47% of his services

21st 21st

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

18
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$3,287.00an average of $173.00 per time performed $1,697.46
an average of $89.34 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 1mg

Service Code: J1100
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.42% of his services

22nd 32nd

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$85.00an average of $5.00 per time performed $1.87
an average of $0.11 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement and graphic recording of total and timed exha... +

Measurement and graphic recording of total and timed exhaled air capacity ×

Service Code: 94010
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.35% of his services

23rd 139th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$840.00an average of $60.00 per time performed $329.98
an average of $23.57 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.35% of his services

24th 98th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,358.00an average of $97.00 per time performed $647.22
an average of $46.23 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 125 mg +

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 125 mg ×

Service Code: J2930
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.35% of his services

25th 137th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$140.00an average of $10.00 per time performed $32.48
an average of $2.32 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.3% of his services

26th 166th

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: 1.1)
$720.00an average of $60.00 per time performed $200.16
an average of $16.68 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.

Robert Kevin Talton
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 2015 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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