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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $204 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
938
Rank: 59th
out of 2,609 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
5,786
Rank: 180th
out of 2,609 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
6.2 This Provider
Avg 5.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$184K
Rank: 147th
out of 2,609 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$196 This Provider
Avg $204

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.

Patients saw before

ROBERT TALTON M.D.

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 121 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
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
1,472
times performed,
25% of his services

1st 2nd

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

697
patients got this service, 74% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$125,120an average of $85 per time performed $66,520
an average of $45 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
947
times performed,
16% of his services

2nd 1st

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

456
patients got this service, 49% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$121,216an average of $128 per time performed $62,540
an average of $66 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
325
times performed,
6% of his services

3rd 5th

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

162
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$9,750an average of $30 per time performed $4,219
an average of $13 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
315
times performed,
5% of his services

4th 4th

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

208
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$12,600an average of $40 per time performed $3,276
an average of $10 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ceftriaxone sodium, per 250 mg

Service Code: J0696
Performed in an office
296
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 33rd

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

37
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,480an average of $5 per time performed $145
an average of $0 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
275
times performed,
5% of his services

6th 6th

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

274
patients got this service, 29% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,875an average of $25 per time performed $6,331
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
245
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 7th

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

41
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.8)
$6,125an average of $25 per time performed $1,289
an average of $5 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
225
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 12th

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

39
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,125an average of $5 per time performed $293
an average of $1 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
220
times performed,
4% of his services

9th 13th

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

162
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$3,300an average of $15 per time performed $660
an average of $3 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle

Service Code: 90662
Performed in an office
167
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 32nd

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

167
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,680an average of $40 per time performed $5,194
an average of $31 per time performed
drug
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
116
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 44th

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

116
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,900an average of $25 per time performed $1,310
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urine microalbumin (protein) analysis

Service Code: 82044
Performed in an office
94
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 49th

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

92
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,410an average of $15 per time performed $360
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
80
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 35th

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

71
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,800an average of $60 per time performed $1,682
an average of $21 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
63
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 24th

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

62
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,150an average of $50 per time performed $699
an average of $11 per time performed
drug
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
52
times performed,
0.9% of his services

15th 54th

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

52
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,680an average of $90 per time performed $3,804
an average of $73 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
51
times performed,
0.88% of his services

16th 43rd

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

51
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,275an average of $25 per time performed $1,183
an average of $23 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
48
times performed,
0.83% of his services

17th 61st

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: 1.4)
$5,044an average of $105 per time performed $1,777
an average of $37 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Bone density measurement using dedicated x-ray machine

Service Code: 77080
Performed in an office
46
times performed,
0.8% of his services

18th 70th

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

46
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,050an average of $175 per time performed $2,087
an average of $45 per time performed
medical
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
38
times performed,
0.66% of his services

19th 39th

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

33
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$1,957an average of $52 per time performed $1,072
an average of $28 per time performed
medical
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
34
times performed,
0.59% of his services

20th 10th

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$986an average of $29 per time performed $445
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.54% of his services

21st 176th

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

30
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,860an average of $60 per time performed $808
an average of $26 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
31
times performed,
0.54% of his services

22nd 157th

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

24
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$310an average of $10 per time performed $52
an average of $2 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood glucose (sugar) level

Service Code: 82947
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.5% of his services

23rd 50th

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

27
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$580an average of $20 per time performed $152
an average of $5 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
28
times performed,
0.48% of his services

24th 18th

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

26
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$4,844an average of $173 per time performed $2,789
an average of $100 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Physician re-certification for medicare-covered home heal... +

Physician re-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 im ×

Service Code: G0179
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.48% of his services

25th 77th

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$1,512an average of $54 per time performed $617
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.45% of his services

26th 102nd

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

22
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,522an average of $97 per time performed $1,291
an average of $50 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
23
times performed,
0.4% of his services

27th 74th

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

21
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,645an average of $72 per time performed $920
an average of $40 per time performed
medical
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
17
times performed,
0.29% of his services

28th 123rd

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$315an average of $19 per time performed $204
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.29% of his services

29th 204th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,020an average of $60 per time performed $350
an average of $21 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of single growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11100
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.28% of his services

30th 238th

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: 1.1)
$2,040an average of $128 per time performed $1,096
an average of $69 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 73510
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.28% of his services

31st 218th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$960an average of $60 per time performed $445
an average of $28 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81001
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.24% of his services

32nd 26th

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: 1.4)
$210an average of $15 per time performed $59
an average of $4 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
13
times performed,
0.22% of his services

33rd 148th

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$780an average of $60 per time performed $292
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.19% of his services

34th 234th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$660an average of $60 per time performed $214
an average of $19 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound of abdomen

Service Code: 76700
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.19% of his services

35th 256th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,074an average of $189 per time performed $814
an average of $74 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 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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