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This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $230 per patient in 2013.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,078
Rank: 75th
out of 272 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
10,678
Rank: 27th
out of 272 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
9.9 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 5.4
Total Paid
by Medicare
$459K
Rank: 20th
out of 272 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$426 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $230

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

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 92 different services in 2013
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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 multiple skin growths

Service Code: 17003
Performed in an office
5,177
times performed,
48% of his services

1st 1st

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

659
patients got this service, 61% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$181,195an average of $35 per time performed $22,882
an average of $4 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
1,030
times performed,
10% of his services

2nd 6th

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

723
patients got this service, 67% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$60,770an average of $59 per time performed $32,394
an average of $31 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
959
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd 3rd

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

711
patients got this service, 66% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$91,105an average of $95 per time performed $35,090
an average of $37 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
489
times performed,
5% of his services

4th 2nd

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

388
patients got this service, 36% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$39,609an average of $81 per time performed $25,188
an average of $52 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of multiple skin growths

Service Code: 17004
Performed in an office
294
times performed,
3% of his services

5th 13th

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

225
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$146,706an average of $499 per time performed $31,814
an average of $108 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
234
times performed,
2% of his services

6th 39th

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

153
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$20,826an average of $89 per time performed $11,021
an average of $47 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

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

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

Service Code: 17262
Performed in an office
211
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 14th

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

130
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$54,016an average of $256 per time performed $20,718
an average of $98 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
211
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 17th

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

152
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$26,164an average of $124 per time performed $14,048
an average of $67 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

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

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

Service Code: 17282
Performed in an office
171
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 29th

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

129
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$59,508an average of $348 per time performed $22,700
an average of $133 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

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

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

Service Code: 17281
Performed in an office
149
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 25th

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

116
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$43,210an average of $290 per time performed $15,778
an average of $106 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

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

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

Service Code: 17272
Performed in an office
140
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 33rd

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

104
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$42,139an average of $301 per time performed $16,682
an average of $119 per time performed
medical
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
131
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 5th

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)
$7,223an average of $55 per time performed $2,207
an average of $17 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
126
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 32nd

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

101
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$19,278an average of $153 per time performed $10,161
an average of $81 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
120
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 19th

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

107
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$112,200an average of $935 per time performed $55,403
an average of $462 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 (additional stage after first stage, up to 5 tissue blocks) ×

Service Code: 17312
Performed in an office
105
times performed,
0.98% of his services

15th 26th

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

70
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$41,790an average of $398 per time performed $31,020
an average of $295 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
103
times performed,
0.96% of his services

16th 30th

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

94
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$15,450an average of $150 per time performed $5,644
an average of $55 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of single growth of skin, tissue, or mouth

Service Code: 11100
Performed in an office
103
times performed,
0.96% of his services

17th 4th

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

94
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$13,699an average of $133 per time performed $5,505
an average of $53 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Repair of wound (2.6 centimeters to 7.5 centimeters) of f... +

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

Service Code: 13132
Performed in an office
79
times performed,
0.74% of his services

18th 37th

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

73
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$65,649an average of $831 per time performed $22,460
an average of $284 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

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

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

Service Code: 17261
Performed in an office
74
times performed,
0.69% of his services

19th 24th

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

54
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$14,800an average of $200 per time performed $5,781
an average of $78 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
60
times performed,
0.56% of his services

20th 62nd

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

54
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$9,960an average of $166 per time performed $4,987
an average of $83 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
57
times performed,
0.53% of his services

21st 58th

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

52
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$10,203an average of $179 per time performed $5,320
an average of $93 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

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

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

Service Code: 17271
Performed in an office
47
times performed,
0.44% of his services

22nd 45th

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

42
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$11,750an average of $250 per time performed $3,810
an average of $81 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
47
times performed,
0.44% of his services

23rd 12th

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$85an average of $2 per time performed $55
an average of $1 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
46
times performed,
0.43% of his services

24th 40th

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

44
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$21,850an average of $475 per time performed $3,984
an average of $87 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
40
times performed,
0.37% of his services

25th 43rd

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

37
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,720an average of $118 per time performed $2,524
an average of $63 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
39
times performed,
0.37% of his services

26th 44th

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

36
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,265an average of $135 per time performed $2,395
an average of $61 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Repair of wound (2.6 centimeters to 7.5 centimeters) of s... +

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

Service Code: 13121
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.25% of his services

27th 64th

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

26
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$15,336an average of $568 per time performed $7,112
an average of $263 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
26
times performed,
0.24% of his services

28th 74th

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

26
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,600an average of $100 per time performed $1,529
an average of $59 per time performed
medical
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
25
times performed,
0.23% of his services

29th 67th

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

23
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,400an average of $216 per time performed $1,911
an average of $76 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
19
times performed,
0.18% of his services

30th 10th

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,900an average of $100 per time performed $951
an average of $50 per time performed
medical
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Biopsy of ear

Service Code: 69100
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.17% of his services

31st 35th

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,664an average of $148 per time performed $1,187
an average of $66 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of each additional growth of skin, tissue, or mouth +

Biopsy of each additional growth of skin, tissue, or mouth ×

Service Code: 11101
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.16% of his services

32nd 9th

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: 1.1)
$1,122an average of $66 per time performed $416
an average of $24 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
16
times performed,
0.15% of his services

33rd 28th

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,008an average of $313 per time performed $1,505
an average of $94 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Repair of wound (1.1 centimeters to 2.5 centimeters) of f... +

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

Service Code: 13131
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.15% of his services

34th 117th

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)
$7,760an average of $485 per time performed $3,491
an average of $218 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
13
times performed,
0.12% of his services

35th 52nd

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: 1.1)
$5,122an average of $394 per time performed $1,257
an average of $97 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Repair of wound (1.1 centimeters to 2.5 centimeters) of e... +

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

Service Code: 13151
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.11% of his services

36th 121st

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)
$7,164an average of $597 per time performed $2,550
an average of $213 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Repair of wound (2.6 centimeters to 7.5 centimeters) of e... +

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

Service Code: 13152
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.11% of his services

37th 101st

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)
$10,896an average of $908 per time performed $3,257
an average of $271 per time performed

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

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