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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $283 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
6,397
Rank: 1st
out of 264 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
14,135
Rank: 7th
out of 264 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
2.2 This Provider
Avg 5.4
Total Paid
by Medicare
$1.07M
Rank: 7th
out of 264 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$168 This Provider
Avg $283

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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Paula M. Nelson
Average for Dermatology Providers in Georgia

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.

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 20 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
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Pathology examination of tissue using a microscope, inter... +

Pathology examination of tissue using a microscope, intermediate complexity ×

Service Code: 88305
Performed in an office
10,782
times performed,
76% of her services

1st 5th

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

6,019
patients got this service, 94% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,940,760an average of $180 per time performed $884,124
an average of $82 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 2-14 skin growths

Service Code: 17003
Performed in an office
647
times performed,
5% of her services

2nd 1st

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

122
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$10,352an average of $16 per time performed $3,235
an average of $5 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Special stained specimen slides to identify organisms inc... +

Special stained specimen slides to identify organisms including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 88312
Performed in an office
519
times performed,
4% of her services

3rd 29th

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

407
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$101,205an average of $195 per time performed $38,406
an average of $74 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Tissue or cell analysis by immunologic technique

Service Code: 88342
Performed in an office
509
times performed,
4% of her services

4th 16th

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

184
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$94,165an average of $185 per time performed $43,265
an average of $85 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
295
times performed,
2% of her services

5th 2nd

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

191
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$32,155an average of $109 per time performed $15,340
an average of $52 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of single growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11100
Performed in an office
259
times performed,
2% of her services

6th 4th

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

199
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$45,066an average of $174 per time performed $17,612
an average of $68 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
200
times performed,
1% of her services

7th 3rd

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

146
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$26,600an average of $133 per time performed $9,200
an average of $46 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
178
times performed,
1% of her services

8th 9th

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

157
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$28,836an average of $162 per time performed $12,994
an average of $73 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of each additional growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11101
Performed in an office
169
times performed,
1% of her services

9th 8th

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

93
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$9,971an average of $59 per time performed $4,056
an average of $24 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
91
times performed,
0.64% of her services

10th 6th

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

74
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$6,279an average of $69 per time performed $2,912
an average of $32 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Pathology examination of tissue using a microscope, moder... +

Pathology examination of tissue using a microscope, moderately low complexity ×

Service Code: 88304
Performed in an office
79
times performed,
0.56% of her services

11th 53rd

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

76
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,480an average of $120 per time performed $3,713
an average of $47 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 2... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 20 minutes ×

Service Code: 99202
Performed in an office
72
times performed,
0.51% of her services

12th 10th

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

72
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,776an average of $108 per time performed $3,816
an average of $53 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 3... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 30 minutes ×

Service Code: 99203
Performed in an office
66
times performed,
0.47% of her services

13th 13th

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

66
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,032an average of $152 per time performed $5,346
an average of $81 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of up to 14 skin growths

Service Code: 17110
Performed in an office
65
times performed,
0.46% of her services

14th 7th

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

59
patients got this service, 0.92% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$11,960an average of $184 per time performed $5,005
an average of $77 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Special stained specimen slides to examine tissue includi... +

Special stained specimen slides to examine tissue including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 88313
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
0.3% of her services

15th Alert

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

32
patients got this service, 0.5% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,235an average of $145 per time performed $2,279
an average of $53 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 15 or more skin growths

Service Code: 17004
Performed in an office
42
times performed,
0.3% of her services

16th 12th

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

33
patients got this service, 0.52% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$12,096an average of $288 per time performed $4,536
an average of $108 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Pathology examination of tissue using a microscope, high ... +

Pathology examination of tissue using a microscope, high complexity ×

Service Code: 88309
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.28% of her services

17th Alert

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

37
patients got this service, 0.58% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$15,000an average of $375 per time performed $11,440
an average of $286 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Injection of up to 7 skin growths

Service Code: 11900
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.22% of her services

18th 30th

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

18
patients got this service, 0.28% of her patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,821an average of $91 per time performed $1,178
an average of $38 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
26
times performed,
0.18% of her services

19th 56th

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

26
patients got this service, 0.41% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,370an average of $245 per time performed $2,470
an average of $95 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
22
times performed,
0.16% of her services

20th 101st

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

22
patients got this service, 0.34% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,698an average of $259 per time performed $2,156
an average of $98 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 "Dermatology." 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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