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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
1,175
Rank: 75th
out of 344 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
9,342
Rank: 36th
out of 344 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
8 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 5.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$428K
Rank: 47th
out of 344 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$364 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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Rufus M. Thomas
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

Rufus M. Thomas

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 35 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
4,647
times performed,
50% of his services

1st 1st

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

652
patients got this service, 55% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$162,645an average of $35 per time performed $23,235
an average of $5 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
1,148
times performed,
12% of his services

2nd 4th

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

793
patients got this service, 67% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$67,732an average of $59 per time performed $34,440
an average of $30 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
962
times performed,
10% of his services

3rd 3rd

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

728
patients got this service, 62% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$91,390an average of $95 per time performed $39,442
an average of $41 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
373
times performed,
4% of his services

4th 2nd

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

294
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$30,213an average of $81 per time performed $18,650
an average of $50 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 15 or more skin growths

Service Code: 17004
Performed in an office
261
times performed,
3% of his services

5th 12th

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

204
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$130,239an average of $499 per time performed $30,015
an average of $115 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
196
times performed,
2% of his services

6th 30th

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

145
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$68,208an average of $348 per time performed $25,872
an average of $132 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal and microscopic examination of growth of the head... +

Removal and microscopic examination of growth of the head, neck, hands, feet, or genitals (first stage, up to 5 tissue blocks) ×

Service Code: 17311
Performed in an office
191
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 13th

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

174
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$178,585an average of $935 per time performed $89,388
an average of $468 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal and microscopic examination of growth of the head... +

Removal and microscopic examination of growth of the head, neck, hands, feet, or genitals ×

Service Code: 17312
Performed in an office
161
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 14th

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

119
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$64,078an average of $398 per time performed $47,495
an average of $295 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
160
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 16th

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

102
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$40,960an average of $256 per time performed $16,000
an average of $100 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Shaving of 1.1 to 2.0 centimeters skin growth of the trun... +

Shaving of 1.1 to 2.0 centimeters skin growth of the trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 11302
Performed in an office
135
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 33rd

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

111
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$20,655an average of $153 per time performed $8,100
an average of $60 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
117
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 35th

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

95
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$35,217an average of $301 per time performed $13,806
an average of $118 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of single growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11100
Performed in an office
114
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 5th

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

106
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$15,162an average of $133 per time performed $5,700
an average of $50 per time performed
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
93
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 6th

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: 1.4)
$5,301an average of $57 per time performed $1,581
an average of $17 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Shaving of 1.1 to 2.0 centimeters skin growth of face, ea... +

Shaving of 1.1 to 2.0 centimeters skin growth of face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips, or mouth ×

Service Code: 11312
Performed in an office
84
times performed,
0.9% of his services

14th 63rd

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

74
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$15,036an average of $179 per time performed $5,712
an average of $68 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
81
times performed,
0.87% of his services

15th 23rd

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

70
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$23,490an average of $290 per time performed $8,748
an average of $108 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
77
times performed,
0.82% of his services

16th 22nd

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

75
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$63,987an average of $831 per time performed $21,175
an average of $275 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
76
times performed,
0.81% of his services

17th 10th

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

76
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,600an average of $100 per time performed $3,876
an average of $51 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Shaving of 0.6 centimeters to 1.0 centimeters skin growth... +

Shaving of 0.6 centimeters to 1.0 centimeters skin growth of the trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 11301
Performed in an office
72
times performed,
0.77% of his services

18th 19th

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

59
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$8,928an average of $124 per time performed $3,528
an average of $49 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Shaving of 0.5 centimeters or less skin growth of the tru... +

Shaving of 0.5 centimeters or less skin growth of the trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 11300
Performed in an office
65
times performed,
0.7% of his services

19th 38th

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

53
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,785an average of $89 per time performed $1,885
an average of $29 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Shaving of 1.1 to 2.0 centimeters skin growth of scalp, n... +

Shaving of 1.1 to 2.0 centimeters skin growth of scalp, neck, hands, feet, or genitals ×

Service Code: 11307
Performed in an office
42
times performed,
0.45% of his services

20th 72nd

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

41
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$6,972an average of $166 per time performed $2,646
an average of $63 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
37
times performed,
0.4% of his services

21st 24th

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

30
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$7,400an average of $200 per time performed $2,886
an average of $78 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Shaving of 0.6 centimeters to 1.0 centimeters skin growth... +

Shaving of 0.6 centimeters to 1.0 centimeters skin growth of face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips, or mouth ×

Service Code: 11311
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
0.36% of his services

22nd 29th

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

34
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,100an average of $150 per time performed $2,040
an average of $60 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Shaving of 0.6 centimeters to 1.0 centimeters skin growth... +

Shaving of 0.6 centimeters to 1.0 centimeters skin growth of scalp, neck, hands, feet, or genitals ×

Service Code: 11306
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.34% of his services

23rd 43rd

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)
$4,320an average of $135 per time performed $1,664
an average of $52 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
25
times performed,
0.27% of his services

24th 36th

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

25
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$11,875an average of $475 per time performed $2,525
an average of $101 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of up to 14 skin growths

Service Code: 17110
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.21% of his services

25th 7th

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,640an average of $132 per time performed $1,460
an average of $73 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 face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips, or mouth ×

Service Code: 17280
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.19% of his services

26th 71st

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)
$3,888an average of $216 per time performed $1,224
an average of $68 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Shaving of 0.5 centimeters or less skin growth of face, e... +

Shaving of 0.5 centimeters or less skin growth of face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips, or mouth ×

Service Code: 11310
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.18% of his services

27th 41st

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)
$2,006an average of $118 per time performed $765
an average of $45 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
16
times performed,
0.17% of his services

28th 45th

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)
$4,000an average of $250 per time performed $1,600
an average of $100 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Repair of wound (2.6 to 7.5 centimeters) of trunk

Service Code: 13101
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.15% of his services

29th 83rd

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)
$7,126an average of $509 per time performed $3,836
an average of $274 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
14
times performed,
0.15% of his services

30th 105th

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)
$8,358an average of $597 per time performed $2,268
an average of $162 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Repair of wound (2.6 to 7.5 centimeters) of eyelids, nose... +

Repair of wound (2.6 to 7.5 centimeters) of eyelids, nose, ears, and/or lips ×

Service Code: 13152
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.14% of his services

31st 80th

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)
$11,804an average of $908 per time performed $2,925
an average of $225 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of each additional growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11101
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.14% of his services

32nd 9th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.94% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$858an average of $66 per time performed $299
an average of $23 per time performed
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Biopsy of ear

Service Code: 69100
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.13% of his services

33rd 34th

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,776an average of $148 per time performed $684
an average of $57 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

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

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

Service Code: 13121
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.12% of his services

34th 50th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.94% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$6,248an average of $568 per time performed $1,980
an average of $180 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
11
times performed,
0.12% of his services

35th 86th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.94% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,311an average of $301 per time performed $1,353
an average of $123 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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