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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $193 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,341
Rank: 20th
out of 2,477 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
7,619
Rank: 118th
out of 2,477 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
5.7 This Provider
Avg 5.6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$235K
Rank: 98th
out of 2,477 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$175 This Provider
Avg $193

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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Robert K. Talton
Average for Family Practice 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

Robert K. Talton

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 47 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
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
2,158
times performed,
28% of his services

1st 2nd

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

920
patients got this service, 69% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$183,430an average of $85 per time performed $90,636
an average of $42 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
1,051
times performed,
14% of his services

2nd 1st

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

546
patients got this service, 41% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$134,528an average of $128 per time performed $69,366
an average of $66 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, ceftriaxone sodium, per 250 mg

Service Code: J0696
Performed in an office
573
times performed,
8% of his services

3rd 25th

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

66
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$5,730an average of $10 per time performed $573
an average of $1 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 15 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 15 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99308
Performed in a facility
379
times performed,
5% of his services

4th 32nd

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

155
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$31,836an average of $84 per time performed $18,192
an average of $48 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
364
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 13th

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

238
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$5,460an average of $15 per time performed $1,092
an average of $3 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
355
times performed,
5% of his services

6th 6th

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

352
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,875an average of $25 per time performed $8,165
an average of $23 per time performed
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 (fluzone) ×

Service Code: Q2038
Performed in an office
351
times performed,
5% of his services

7th 23rd

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

351
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,775an average of $25 per time performed $4,563
an average of $13 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
319
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 4th

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

55
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
5.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 6.2)
$7,975an average of $25 per time performed $1,914
an average of $6 per time performed
DRUGS

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

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

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
314
times performed,
4% of his services

9th 11th

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

71
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,570an average of $5 per time performed $314
an average of $1 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
305
times performed,
4% of his services

10th 7th

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

164
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$9,150an average of $30 per time performed $4,270
an average of $14 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
283
times performed,
4% of his services

11th 5th

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

208
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$11,320an average of $40 per time performed $3,113
an average of $11 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
132
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 30th

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

113
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$7,920an average of $60 per time performed $2,904
an average of $22 per time performed
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
90
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 22nd

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

84
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,500an average of $50 per time performed $1,170
an average of $13 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 10 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 10 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99307
Performed in a facility
78
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 79th

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

57
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$3,978an average of $51 per time performed $2,418
an average of $31 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 125 mg +

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 125 mg ×

Service Code: J2930
Performed in an office
76
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 138th

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

59
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$760an average of $10 per time performed $152
an average of $2 per time performed
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
65
times performed,
0.85% of his services

16th 55th

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

53
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$6,305an average of $97 per time performed $2,990
an average of $46 per time performed
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
57
times performed,
0.75% of his services

17th 9th

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

24
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$1,653an average of $29 per time performed $798
an average of $14 per time performed
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
46
times performed,
0.6% of his services

18th 26th

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

33
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$2,392an average of $52 per time performed $1,426
an average of $31 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.53% of his services

19th 88th

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

36
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$3,880an average of $97 per time performed $2,280
an average of $57 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, vitamin b-12 cyanocobalamin, up to 1000 mcg

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.53% of his services

20th 31st

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

13
patients got this service, 0.97% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.2)
$200an average of $5 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81001
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
0.45% of his services

21st 28th

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

32
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$510an average of $15 per time performed $136
an average of $4 per time performed
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
31
times performed,
0.41% of his services

22nd 44th

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

31
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,860an average of $60 per time performed $1,736
an average of $56 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial nursing facility visit, typically 45 minutes per day +

Initial nursing facility visit, typically 45 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99306
Performed in a facility
30
times performed,
0.39% of his services

23rd 76th

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

29
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,980an average of $166 per time performed $3,570
an average of $119 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 25 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99309
Performed in a facility
30
times performed,
0.39% of his services

24th 42nd

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

26
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$3,510an average of $117 per time performed $1,710
an average of $57 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 2-14 skin growths

Service Code: 17003
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.38% of his services

25th 50th

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

13
patients got this service, 0.97% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$290an average of $10 per time performed $145
an average of $5 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, testosterone cypionate, 1 cc, 200 mg

Service Code: J1080
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.38% of his services

26th 110th

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

12
patients got this service, 0.89% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 6.3)
$725an average of $25 per time performed $116
an average of $4 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.37% of his services

27th 52nd

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

28
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$700an average of $25 per time performed $644
an average of $23 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Bone density measurement using dedicated x-ray machine

Service Code: 77080
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.34% of his services

28th 66th

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

26
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,550an average of $175 per time performed $1,482
an average of $57 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of lower and sacral spine, minimum of 4 views

Service Code: 72110
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.29% of his services

29th 183rd

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

22
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,320an average of $60 per time performed $748
an average of $34 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood glucose (sugar) level

Service Code: 82947
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.28% of his services

30th 38th

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

21
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$420an average of $20 per time performed $126
an average of $6 per time performed
MEDICINE

Respiratory inhaled pressure or nonpressure treatment to ... +

Respiratory inhaled pressure or nonpressure treatment to relieve airway obstruction or for sputum specimen ×

Service Code: 94640
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.26% of his services

31st 112th

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

18
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$380an average of $19 per time performed $240
an average of $12 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ribs of one side of body, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73510
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.26% of his services

32nd 169th

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

20
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,200an average of $60 per time performed $540
an average of $27 per time performed
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
19
times performed,
0.25% of his services

33rd 83rd

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

18
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,527an average of $133 per time performed $1,843
an average of $97 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Nursing facility discharge day management, 30 minutes or ... +

Nursing facility discharge day management, 30 minutes or less ×

Service Code: 99315
Performed in a facility
19
times performed,
0.25% of his services

34th 187th

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

19
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,653an average of $87 per time performed $912
an average of $48 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Red blood cell count, automated test

Service Code: 85041
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.22% of his services

35th Alert

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

17
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$136an average of $8 per time performed $68
an average of $4 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated white blood cell count

Service Code: 85048
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.22% of his services

36th Alert

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

17
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$102an average of $6 per time performed $68
an average of $4 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of foot, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73630
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.22% of his services

37th 201st

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

17
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,020an average of $60 per time performed $357
an average of $21 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Red blood cell concentration measurement

Service Code: 85014
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.22% of his services

38th 208th

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

17
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$170an average of $10 per time performed $51
an average of $3 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin measurement

Service Code: 85018
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.22% of his services

39th 91st

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

17
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$102an average of $6 per time performed $51
an average of $3 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.21% of his services

40th 151st

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

16
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$960an average of $60 per time performed $336
an average of $21 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.18% of his services

41st 131st

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$840an average of $60 per time performed $336
an average of $24 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.17% of his services

42nd 177th

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

13
patients got this service, 0.97% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$780an average of $60 per time performed $286
an average of $22 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
12
times performed,
0.16% of his services

43rd 17th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.82% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,076an average of $173 per time performed $1,284
an average of $107 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of spine of neck, 2 or 3 views

Service Code: 72040
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.16% of his services

44th 270th

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

12
patients got this service, 0.89% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$720an average of $60 per time performed $360
an average of $30 per time performed
MEDICINE

Vaccine for tetanus and diphtheria injection into muscle,... +

Vaccine for tetanus and diphtheria injection into muscle, patient 7 years of age and older ×

Service Code: 90718
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.14% of his services

45th 377th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.82% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$297an average of $27 per time performed $154
an average of $14 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ribs of one side of body, 2 views

Service Code: 71100
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.14% of his services

46th 465th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.82% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$660an average of $60 per time performed $264
an average of $24 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of pelvis, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 72170
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.14% of his services

47th 310th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.82% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$660an average of $60 per time performed $165
an average of $15 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 "Family Medicine." 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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