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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $272 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
3,062
Rank: 6th
out of 344 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
14,988
Rank: 13th
out of 344 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
4.9 This Provider
Avg 5.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$548K
Rank: 36th
out of 344 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$179 This Provider
Avg $272

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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Lawrence H. Pearson
Average for Dermatology 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

Lawrence H. Pearson

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 40 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
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 2-14 skin growths

Service Code: 17003
Performed in an office
5,793
times performed,
39% of his services

1st 1st

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

1,226
patients got this service, 40% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$98,481an average of $17 per time performed $28,965
an average of $5 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
2,354
times performed,
16% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

1,653
patients got this service, 54% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$433,136an average of $184 per time performed $105,930
an average of $45 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
1,769
times performed,
12% of his services

3rd 2nd

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

1,431
patients got this service, 47% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$235,277an average of $133 per time performed $84,912
an average of $48 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
1,688
times performed,
11% of his services

4th 4th

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

1,341
patients got this service, 44% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$133,352an average of $79 per time performed $47,264
an average of $28 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of single growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11100
Performed in an office
1,090
times performed,
7% of his services

5th 5th

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

927
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$256,150an average of $235 per time performed $73,030
an average of $67 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of up to 14 skin growths

Service Code: 17110
Performed in an office
304
times performed,
2% of his services

6th 7th

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

286
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$74,784an average of $246 per time performed $18,544
an average of $61 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of each additional growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11101
Performed in an office
302
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 9th

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

204
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$22,650an average of $75 per time performed $7,248
an average of $24 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 1... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99201
Performed in an office
248
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 26th

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

248
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$19,592an average of $79 per time performed $6,696
an average of $27 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
191
times performed,
1% of his services

9th 10th

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

191
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$26,167an average of $137 per time performed $9,550
an average of $50 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) ... +

Destruction of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) of trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 17261
Performed in an office
132
times performed,
0.88% of his services

10th 24th

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

113
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$41,844an average of $317 per time performed $11,088
an average of $84 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) ... +

Destruction of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 17262
Performed in an office
124
times performed,
0.83% of his services

11th 16th

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

110
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$49,352an average of $398 per time performed $14,012
an average of $113 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) of t... +

Removal of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) of the face, ears, eyelids, nose, or lips ×

Service Code: 11641
Performed in an office
98
times performed,
0.65% of his services

12th 84th

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

91
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$51,940an average of $530 per time performed $9,604
an average of $98 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of t... +

Removal of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of the face, ears, eyelids, nose, or lips ×

Service Code: 11642
Performed in an office
66
times performed,
0.44% of his services

13th 36th

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

60
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$41,184an average of $624 per time performed $8,976
an average of $136 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 15 or more skin growths

Service Code: 17004
Performed in an office
62
times performed,
0.41% of his services

14th 12th

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

54
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$24,118an average of $389 per time performed $7,378
an average of $119 per time performed
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Biopsy of ear

Service Code: 69100
Performed in an office
61
times performed,
0.41% of his services

15th 34th

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

60
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$14,396an average of $236 per time performed $3,965
an average of $65 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Repair of wound (2.6 to 7.5 centimeters) of the scalp, un... +

Repair of wound (2.6 to 7.5 centimeters) of the scalp, underarms, trunk, arms, and/or legs ×

Service Code: 12032
Performed in an office
56
times performed,
0.37% of his services

16th 21st

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

54
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$39,984an average of $714 per time performed $12,096
an average of $216 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) ... +

Destruction of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) of face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips, or mouth ×

Service Code: 17281
Performed in an office
52
times performed,
0.35% of his services

17th 23rd

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

47
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$20,228an average of $389 per time performed $6,032
an average of $116 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Repair of wound (2.5 centimeters or less) of face, ears, ... +

Repair of wound (2.5 centimeters or less) of face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips, and/or mouth ×

Service Code: 12051
Performed in an office
51
times performed,
0.34% of his services

18th 85th

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

48
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$28,611an average of $561 per time performed $8,364
an average of $164 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) of the trunk, ... +

Removal of growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) of the trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 11401
Performed in an office
44
times performed,
0.29% of his services

19th 78th

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

41
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$13,684an average of $311 per time performed $2,992
an average of $68 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of t... +

Removal of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of the scalp, neck, hands, feet, or genitals ×

Service Code: 11622
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.27% of his services

20th 54th

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

39
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$22,520an average of $563 per time performed $5,040
an average of $126 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) ... +

Destruction of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of scalp, neck, hands, feet, or genitals ×

Service Code: 17272
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.27% of his services

21st 35th

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

39
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$17,120an average of $428 per time performed $5,000
an average of $125 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of t... +

Removal of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of the trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 11602
Performed in an office
38
times performed,
0.25% of his services

22nd 28th

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

36
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$21,850an average of $575 per time performed $4,788
an average of $126 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Repair of wound (2.5 centimeters or less) of the scalp, u... +

Repair of wound (2.5 centimeters or less) of the scalp, underarms, trunk, arms, and/or legs ×

Service Code: 12031
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
0.25% of his services

23rd 93rd

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

37
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$20,387an average of $551 per time performed $5,291
an average of $143 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) ... +

Destruction of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) of scalp, neck, hands, feet, or genitals ×

Service Code: 17271
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.24% of his services

24th 45th

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

32
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$13,320an average of $370 per time performed $3,888
an average of $108 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) ... +

Destruction of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips, or mouth ×

Service Code: 17282
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
0.23% of his services

25th 30th

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

32
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$15,198an average of $447 per time performed $4,454
an average of $131 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Repair of wound (2.6 to 7.5 centimeters) of forehead, che... +

Repair of wound (2.6 to 7.5 centimeters) of forehead, cheeks, chin, mouth, neck, underarms, genitals, hands, and/or feet ×

Service Code: 13132
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.21% of his services

26th 22nd

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

31
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$43,488an average of $1,359 per time performed $13,472
an average of $421 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of the trunk, ... +

Removal of growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of the trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 11402
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.2% of his services

27th 77th

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

28
patients got this service, 0.91% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,250an average of $375 per time performed $2,310
an average of $77 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Repair of wound (1.1 to 2.5 centimeters) of forehead, che... +

Repair of wound (1.1 to 2.5 centimeters) of forehead, cheeks, chin, mouth, neck, underarms, genitals, hands, and/or feet ×

Service Code: 13131
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.17% of his services

28th 106th

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

25
patients got this service, 0.82% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$21,944an average of $844 per time performed $7,020
an average of $270 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of up to and including 15 skin tags

Service Code: 11200
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.17% of his services

29th 59th

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

24
patients got this service, 0.78% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,850an average of $194 per time performed $1,025
an average of $41 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Tissue transfer repair of wound (10 sq centimeters or les... +

Tissue transfer repair of wound (10 sq centimeters or less) of eyelids, nose, ears, and/or lips ×

Service Code: 14060
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.15% of his services

30th 44th

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

22
patients got this service, 0.72% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$38,170an average of $1,735 per time performed $12,782
an average of $581 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) of t... +

Removal of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) of the scalp, neck, hands, feet, or genitals ×

Service Code: 11621
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.13% of his services

31st 135th

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

19
patients got this service, 0.62% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,424an average of $496 per time performed $2,204
an average of $116 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Repair of wound (2.6 to 7.5 centimeters) of neck, hands, ... +

Repair of wound (2.6 to 7.5 centimeters) of neck, hands, feet, and/or genitals ×

Service Code: 12042
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.11% of his services

32nd 67th

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

17
patients got this service, 0.56% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,543an average of $679 per time performed $3,468
an average of $204 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Repair of wound (2.6 to 5.0 centimeters) of face, ears, e... +

Repair of wound (2.6 to 5.0 centimeters) of face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips, and/or mouth ×

Service Code: 12052
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.11% of his services

33rd 42nd

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

17
patients got this service, 0.56% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$11,628an average of $684 per time performed $3,621
an average of $213 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (0.5 centimeters or less)... +

Destruction of malignant growth (0.5 centimeters or less) of trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 17260
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.1% of his services

34th 111th

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

13
patients got this service, 0.42% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,105an average of $207 per time performed $600
an average of $40 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (2.1 to 3.0 centimeters) ... +

Destruction of malignant growth (2.1 to 3.0 centimeters) of trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 17263
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.09% of his services

35th 86th

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

13
patients got this service, 0.42% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,978an average of $427 per time performed $1,862
an average of $133 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
13
times performed,
0.09% of his services

36th 15th

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

12
patients got this service, 0.39% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$468an average of $36 per time performed $13
an average of $1 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Drainage of abscess

Service Code: 10060
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.08% of his services

37th 74th

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

12
patients got this service, 0.39% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,012an average of $251 per time performed $936
an average of $78 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) of t... +

Removal of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) of the trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 11601
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.08% of his services

38th 116th

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

12
patients got this service, 0.39% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,396an average of $533 per time performed $1,104
an average of $92 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Injection of up to 7 skin growths

Service Code: 11900
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.08% of his services

39th 31st

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

12
patients got this service, 0.39% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,572an average of $131 per time performed $396
an average of $33 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Repair of wound (1.1 to 2.5 centimeters) of eyelids, nose... +

Repair of wound (1.1 to 2.5 centimeters) of eyelids, nose, ears, and/or lips ×

Service Code: 13151
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.08% of his services

40th 105th

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

12
patients got this service, 0.39% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,124an average of $927 per time performed $3,672
an average of $306 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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