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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
952
Rank: 80th
out of 277 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
8,489
Rank: 36th
out of 277 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
8.9 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 5.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$387K
Rank: 26th
out of 277 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$406 This Provider is in the top 10%
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

RUFUS THOMAS MD

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 82 different services in 2014
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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
4,008
times performed,
47% of his services

1st 1st

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

558
patients got this service, 59% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$116,673an average of $29 per time performed $25,371
an average of $6 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
828
times performed,
10% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

617
patients got this service, 65% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$96,098an average of $116 per time performed $26,455
an average of $32 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
812
times performed,
10% of his services

3rd 7th

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

576
patients got this service, 61% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$55,525an average of $68 per time performed $25,091
an average of $31 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
437
times performed,
5% of his services

4th 2nd

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

357
patients got this service, 38% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$48,210an average of $110 per time performed $22,969
an average of $53 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 15 or more skin growths

Service Code: 17004
Performed in an office
266
times performed,
3% of his services

5th 13th

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

205
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$109,057an average of $410 per time performed $24,932
an average of $94 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
231
times performed,
3% of his services

6th 14th

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

146
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$66,967an average of $290 per time performed $22,442
an average of $97 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
172
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 28th

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

120
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$63,279an average of $368 per time performed $21,804
an average of $127 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
137
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 26th

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

110
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$42,617an average of $311 per time performed $13,833
an average of $101 per time performed
medical
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
133
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 42nd

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

89
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$15,931an average of $120 per time performed $6,097
an average of $46 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
124
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 33rd

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

95
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$39,606an average of $319 per time performed $12,892
an average of $104 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of single growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11100
Performed in an office
121
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 4th

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

111
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$19,406an average of $160 per time performed $6,863
an average of $57 per time performed
medical
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
108
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 16th

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

88
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$18,993an average of $176 per time performed $6,776
an average of $63 per time performed
medical
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
100
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 18th

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

90
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$102,012an average of $1,020 per time performed $46,613
an average of $466 per time performed
medical
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
97
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 25th

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

71
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$46,478an average of $479 per time performed $27,358
an average of $282 per time performed
medical
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
84
times performed,
0.99% of his services

15th 32nd

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

70
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$15,164an average of $181 per time performed $6,486
an average of $77 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
80
times performed,
0.94% of his services

16th 35th

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

70
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$67,858an average of $848 per time performed $22,880
an average of $286 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
52
times performed,
0.61% of his services

17th 38th

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

43
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$25,532an average of $491 per time performed $5,311
an average of $102 per time performed
medical
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
44
times performed,
0.52% of his services

18th 59th

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

36
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,449an average of $215 per time performed $4,229
an average of $96 per time performed
medical
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
43
times performed,
0.51% of his services

19th 44th

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

40
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,447an average of $173 per time performed $2,675
an average of $62 per time performed
medical
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
43
times performed,
0.51% of his services

20th 30th

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

37
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$7,720an average of $180 per time performed $2,282
an average of $53 per time performed
medical
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
41
times performed,
0.48% of his services

21st 36th

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

41
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,737an average of $91 per time performed $1,325
an average of $32 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
41
times performed,
0.48% of his services

22nd 12th

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$95an average of $2 per time performed $54
an average of $1 per time performed
medical
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
38
times performed,
0.45% of his services

23rd 61st

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

34
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$8,463an average of $223 per time performed $3,230
an average of $85 per time performed
medical
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
35
times performed,
0.41% of his services

24th 43rd

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

34
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$6,647an average of $190 per time performed $2,471
an average of $71 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
34
times performed,
0.4% of his services

25th 24th

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

31
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$7,969an average of $234 per time performed $2,508
an average of $74 per time performed
medical
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
29
times performed,
0.34% of his services

26th 58th

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

27
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$19,084an average of $658 per time performed $7,977
an average of $275 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
27
times performed,
0.32% of his services

27th 49th

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

25
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$7,377an average of $273 per time performed $2,437
an average of $90 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of up to 14 skin growths

Service Code: 17110
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.24% of his services

28th 8th

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)
$3,443an average of $172 per time performed $1,161
an average of $58 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Shaving of 0.5 centimeters or less skin growth of scalp, ... +

Shaving of 0.5 centimeters or less skin growth of scalp, neck, hands, feet, or genitals ×

Service Code: 11305
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.2% of his services

29th 83rd

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)
$2,480an average of $146 per time performed $881
an average of $52 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
16
times performed,
0.19% of his services

30th 11th

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)
$1,894an average of $118 per time performed $856
an average of $53 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 trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 11602
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.18% of his services

31st 29th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,766an average of $384 per time performed $1,371
an average of $91 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
15
times performed,
0.18% of his services

32nd 52nd

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$6,774an average of $452 per time performed $1,419
an average of $95 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Injection of up to 7 skin growths

Service Code: 11900
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.16% of his services

33rd 27th

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,264an average of $90 per time performed $429
an average of $31 per time performed
medical
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,
0.16% of his services

34th 113th

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)
$9,620an average of $687 per time performed $3,441
an average of $246 per time performed
medical
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
14
times performed,
0.16% of his services

35th 90th

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)
$12,892an average of $921 per time performed $3,440
an average of $246 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.

Rufus Mcafee Thomas
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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