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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $233 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,477
Rank: 46th
out of 2,711 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
17,172
Rank: 63rd
out of 2,711 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
11.6 This Provider
Avg 5.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$488K
Rank: 37th
out of 2,711 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$330 This Provider
Avg $233

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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Douglas G. Kelling
Average for Internal Medicine 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

Douglas G. Kelling

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 36 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
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99231
Performed in a facility
2,302
times performed,
13% of his services

1st 39th

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

452
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$306,166an average of $133 per time performed $66,758
an average of $29 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 5 minutes ×

Service Code: 99211
Performed in an office
2,133
times performed,
12% of his services

2nd 16th

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

386
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
5.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.3)
$138,645an average of $65 per time performed $29,862
an average of $14 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
2,119
times performed,
12% of his services

3rd 8th

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

246
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
8.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.5)
$33,904an average of $16 per time performed $10,595
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 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in an office
1,898
times performed,
11% of his services

4th 2nd

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

884
patients got this service, 60% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$214,474an average of $113 per time performed $89,206
an average of $47 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, denosumab (prolia, xgeva), 1 mg

Service Code: J0897
Performed in an office
1,802
times performed,
10% of his services

5th 33rd

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

21
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$63,070an average of $35 per time performed $19,822
an average of $11 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 25 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99232
Performed in a facility
1,274
times performed,
7% of his services

6th 4th

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

355
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$221,676an average of $174 per time performed $68,796
an average of $54 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
676
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 29th

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

427
patients got this service, 29% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$117,624an average of $174 per time performed $36,504
an average of $54 per time performed
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
599
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 1st

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

401
patients got this service, 27% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$110,815an average of $185 per time performed $44,326
an average of $74 per time performed
MEDICINE

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads w... +

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads with interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93010
Performed in a facility
570
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 20th

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

366
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$43,320an average of $76 per time performed $3,420
an average of $6 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
359
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 13th

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

356
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$14,719an average of $41 per time performed $8,257
an average of $23 per time performed
TEMPORARY CODES

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered t... +

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered to individuals 3 years of age and older, for intramuscular use (fluvirin) ×

Service Code: Q2037
Performed in an office
359
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 30th

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

356
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,334an average of $26 per time performed $5,026
an average of $14 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood glucose (sugar) level

Service Code: 82947
Performed in an office
356
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 62nd

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

212
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$11,392an average of $32 per time performed $1,780
an average of $5 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care discharge

Service Code: 99217
Performed in a facility
355
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 59th

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

269
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$86,265an average of $243 per time performed $18,815
an average of $53 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
353
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 12th

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

259
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$31,417an average of $89 per time performed $4,589
an average of $13 per time performed
MEDICINE

Measurement and graphic recording of the amount and speed... +

Measurement and graphic recording of the amount and speed of breathed air, before and following medication administration ×

Service Code: 94060
Performed in a facility
263
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 273rd

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

257
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$19,725an average of $75 per time performed $2,367
an average of $9 per time performed
MEDICINE

Measurement of lung diffusing capacity

Service Code: 94729
Performed in a facility
204
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 241st

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

201
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,140an average of $35 per time performed $1,224
an average of $6 per time performed
MEDICINE

Determination of lung volumes using gas dilution or washout +

Determination of lung volumes using gas dilution or washout ×

Service Code: 94727
Performed in a facility
197
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 303rd

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

194
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,334an average of $22 per time performed $1,773
an average of $9 per time performed
MEDICINE

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, di... +

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96372
Performed in an office
189
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 18th

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

38
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3)
$13,797an average of $73 per time performed $3,024
an average of $16 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 35 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 35 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99233
Performed in a facility
178
times performed,
1% of his services

19th 5th

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

39
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$47,882an average of $269 per time performed $13,706
an average of $77 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent observation care, typically 15 minutes per day +

Subsequent observation care, typically 15 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99224
Performed in a facility
172
times performed,
1% of his services

20th 296th

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

135
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$16,512an average of $96 per time performed $5,160
an average of $30 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health ... +

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health services under a home health plan of care (patient not present), including contacts with home health agency and review of reports of patient status required by physicians to affirm the initial implementation of the plan of care that meets patient's needs, per certification period ×

Service Code: G0180
Performed in an office
130
times performed,
0.76% of his services

21st 84th

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

80
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$14,560an average of $112 per time performed $4,030
an average of $31 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 70 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 70 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99223
Performed in a facility
106
times performed,
0.62% of his services

22nd 11th

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

101
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$44,520an average of $420 per time performed $15,158
an average of $143 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent observation care, typically 25 minutes per day +

Subsequent observation care, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99225
Performed in a facility
101
times performed,
0.59% of his services

23rd 120th

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

80
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$14,544an average of $144 per time performed $5,454
an average of $54 per time performed
MEDICINE

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretat... +

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93000
Performed in an office
78
times performed,
0.45% of his services

24th 23rd

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

71
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$8,736an average of $112 per time performed $1,092
an average of $14 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care typically 70 minutes per day

Service Code: 99220
Performed in a facility
68
times performed,
0.4% of his services

25th 61st

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

61
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$26,724an average of $393 per time performed $9,044
an average of $133 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Physician re-certification for medicare-covered home heal... +

Physician re-certification for medicare-covered home health services under a home health plan of care (patient not present), including contacts with home health agency and review of reports of patient status required by physicians to affirm the initial implementation of the plan of care that meets patient's needs, per re-certification period ×

Service Code: G0179
Performed in an office
57
times performed,
0.33% of his services

26th 87th

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

34
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$7,695an average of $135 per time performed $1,710
an average of $30 per time performed
MEDICINE

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection ben... +

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection beneath the skin or into muscle, patient 2 years or older ×

Service Code: 90732
Performed in an office
47
times performed,
0.27% of his services

27th 68th

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

47
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,781an average of $123 per time performed $2,914
an average of $62 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
0.25% of his services

28th 71st

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

43
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,634an average of $38 per time performed $989
an average of $23 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 3... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 30 minutes ×

Service Code: 99203
Performed in an office
41
times performed,
0.24% of his services

29th 88th

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)
$8,487an average of $207 per time performed $2,993
an average of $73 per time performed
MEDICINE

Measurement and graphic recording of total and timed exha... +

Measurement and graphic recording of total and timed exhaled air capacity ×

Service Code: 94010
Performed in a facility
27
times performed,
0.16% of his services

30th 324th

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

27
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$891an average of $33 per time performed $162
an average of $6 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ambulatory continuous glucose (sugar) including interpret... +

Ambulatory continuous glucose (sugar) including interpretation and report for a minimum of 72 hours ×

Service Code: 95251
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.14% of his services

31st Alert

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in NC perform this service

24
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,400an average of $100 per time performed $744
an average of $31 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99222
Performed in a facility
23
times performed,
0.13% of his services

32nd 48th

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: 1.1)
$8,165an average of $355 per time performed $2,300
an average of $100 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ambulatory continuous glucose (sugar) monitoring for a mi... +

Ambulatory continuous glucose (sugar) monitoring for a minimum of 72 hours ×

Service Code: 95250
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.12% of his services

33rd Alert

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in NC perform this service

19
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,500an average of $325 per time performed $2,220
an average of $111 per time performed
MEDICINE

Administration of 1 vaccine

Service Code: 90471
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.11% of his services

34th 80th

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

19
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$760an average of $40 per time performed $266
an average of $14 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care typically 50 minutes

Service Code: 99219
Performed in a facility
18
times performed,
0.1% of his services

35th 144th

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

18
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,292an average of $294 per time performed $1,620
an average of $90 per time performed
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm tracing, computer analysis, and interpretati... +

Heart rhythm tracing, computer analysis, and interpretation of patient-triggered events greater than 24-hour ekg up to 30 days ×

Service Code: 93228
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.07% of his services

36th Alert

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in NC perform this service

12
patients got this service, 0.81% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$780an average of $65 per time performed $240
an average of $20 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 "Internal Medicine." 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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