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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $228 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
2,095
Rank: 9th
out of 277 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
11,272
Rank: 17th
out of 277 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
5.4 This Provider
Avg 5.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$451K
Rank: 16th
out of 277 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$215 This Provider
Avg $228

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

LAWRENCE PEARSON MD

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 65 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
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 2-14 skin growths

Service Code: 17003
Performed in an office
4,227
times performed,
38% of his services

1st 1st

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

844
patients got this service, 40% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$97,855an average of $23 per time performed $28,701
an average of $7 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
1,967
times performed,
17% of his services

2nd 2nd

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

1,553
patients got this service, 74% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$274,770an average of $140 per time performed $95,065
an average of $48 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
1,451
times performed,
13% of his services

3rd 3rd

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

1,099
patients got this service, 52% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$258,031an average of $178 per time performed $58,649
an average of $40 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of single growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11100
Performed in an office
904
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 4th

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

748
patients got this service, 36% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$218,144an average of $241 per time performed $58,308
an average of $65 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
529
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 7th

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

445
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$43,949an average of $83 per time performed $15,791
an average of $30 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of each additional growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11101
Performed in an office
382
times performed,
3% of his services

6th 9th

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

214
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$29,578an average of $77 per time performed $9,095
an average of $24 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Aminolevulinic acid hcl for topical administration, 20%, ... +

Aminolevulinic acid hcl for topical administration, 20%, single unit dosage form (354 mg) ×

Service Code: J7308
Performed in an office
185
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 17th

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

64
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$113,882an average of $616 per time performed $34,858
an average of $188 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Application of light to aid destruction of premalignant a... +

Application of light to aid destruction of premalignant and/or malignant skin growths, each session ×

Service Code: 96567
Performed in an office
178
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 19th

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

64
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$54,774an average of $308 per time performed $17,127
an average of $96 per time performed
medical
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
172
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 11th

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

172
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$24,453an average of $142 per time performed $8,452
an average of $49 per time performed
medical
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
156
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 14th

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

129
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$64,001an average of $410 per time performed $17,244
an average of $111 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of up to 14 skin growths

Service Code: 17110
Performed in an office
148
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 8th

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

142
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$38,049an average of $257 per time performed $10,387
an average of $70 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
139
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 5th

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

122
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$28,702an average of $206 per time performed $10,325
an average of $74 per time performed
medical
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
80
times performed,
0.71% of his services

13th 24th

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

64
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$26,965an average of $337 per time performed $6,574
an average of $82 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 15 or more skin growths

Service Code: 17004
Performed in an office
67
times performed,
0.59% of his services

14th 13th

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

61
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$24,094an average of $360 per time performed $6,345
an average of $95 per time performed
medical
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Biopsy of ear

Service Code: 69100
Performed in an office
67
times performed,
0.59% of his services

15th 31st

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

63
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$15,791an average of $236 per time performed $3,153
an average of $47 per time performed
medical
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
59
times performed,
0.52% of his services

16th 38th

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

53
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$37,743an average of $640 per time performed $6,622
an average of $112 per time performed
medical
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
58
times performed,
0.51% of his services

17th 64th

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

45
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$22,554an average of $389 per time performed $3,474
an average of $60 per time performed
medical
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
57
times performed,
0.51% of his services

18th 21st

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

54
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$40,478an average of $710 per time performed $11,624
an average of $204 per time performed
medical
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
29
times performed,
0.26% of his services

19th 28th

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

27
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$13,951an average of $481 per time performed $3,655
an average of $126 per time performed
medical
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
28
times performed,
0.25% of his services

20th 49th

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

27
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$10,751an average of $384 per time performed $2,652
an average of $95 per time performed
medical
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
27
times performed,
0.24% of his services

21st 33rd

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

25
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$11,817an average of $438 per time performed $3,286
an average of $122 per time performed
medical
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
26
times performed,
0.23% of his services

22nd 35th

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

25
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$29,184an average of $1,122 per time performed $9,003
an average of $346 per time performed
medical
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
23
times performed,
0.2% of his services

23rd 72nd

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

19
patients got this service, 0.91% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$10,310an average of $448 per time performed $3,163
an average of $138 per time performed
medical
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
20
times performed,
0.18% of his services

24th 26th

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

20
patients got this service, 0.95% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$8,366an average of $418 per time performed $2,243
an average of $112 per time performed
medical
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
17
times performed,
0.15% of his services

25th 52nd

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

16
patients got this service, 0.76% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$10,266an average of $604 per time performed $1,636
an average of $96 per time performed
medical
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
14
times performed,
0.12% of his services

26th 117th

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

14
patients got this service, 0.67% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$12,734an average of $910 per time performed $3,700
an average of $264 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Tissue fungi or parasites

Service Code: 87220
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.12% of his services

27th 65th

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

14
patients got this service, 0.67% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$350an average of $25 per time performed $80
an average of $6 per time performed
medical
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
13
times performed,
0.12% of his services

28th 87th

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

13
patients got this service, 0.62% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$7,233an average of $556 per time performed $1,988
an average of $153 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.

Lawrence H. Pearson
Average for Dermatology 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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