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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $379 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 4 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
2,191
Rank: 20th
out of 490 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
8,917
Rank: 42nd
out of 490 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
4.1 This Provider
Avg 4.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$827K
Rank: 48th
out of 490 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$378 This Provider
Avg $379

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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Daniel K. Messner
Average for Ophthalmology 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.

Individuals

PAMELA MILLS

JANICE ELLSTROM

STEVEN CARTER

JOHN MILLER

REYNOLD GRINE

Organizations

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

FIRSTHEALTH OF THE CARO...

Patients saw before

Daniel K. Messner

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 22 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

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
2,675
times performed,
30% of his services

1st 5th

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

1,382
patients got this service, 63% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$192,600an average of $72 per time performed $123,050
an average of $46 per time performed
MEDICINE

Eye and medical examination for diagnosis and treatment, ... +

Eye and medical examination for diagnosis and treatment, established patient ×

Service Code: 92012
Performed in an office
1,288
times performed,
14% of his services

2nd 2nd

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

864
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$109,480an average of $85 per time performed $72,128
an average of $56 per time performed
MEDICINE

Measurement of field of vision during daylight conditions +

Measurement of field of vision during daylight conditions ×

Service Code: 92083
Performed in an office
1,154
times performed,
13% of his services

3rd 11th

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

1,027
patients got this service, 47% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$123,478an average of $107 per time performed $70,394
an average of $61 per time performed
MEDICINE

Measurement of corneal curvature and depth of eye

Service Code: 92136
Performed in an office
915
times performed,
10% of his services

4th 9th

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

379
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$41,175an average of $45 per time performed $25,620
an average of $28 per time performed
EYE

Removal of cataract with insertion of lens

Service Code: 66984
Performed in a facility
531
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 8th

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

363
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,141,650an average of $2,150 per time performed $269,748
an average of $508 per time performed
MEDICINE

Eye and medical examination for diagnosis and treatment, ... +

Eye and medical examination for diagnosis and treatment, established patient, 1 or more visits ×

Service Code: 92014
Performed in an office
380
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 1st

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

370
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$47,500an average of $125 per time performed $30,780
an average of $81 per time performed
MEDICINE

Examination of cornea and iris using lens device and slit... +

Examination of cornea and iris using lens device and slit lamp ×

Service Code: 92020
Performed in an office
323
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 24th

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

293
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$32,300an average of $100 per time performed $6,137
an average of $19 per time performed
MEDICINE

Eye and medical examination for diagnosis and treatment, ... +

Eye and medical examination for diagnosis and treatment, new patient, 1 or more visits ×

Service Code: 92004
Performed in an office
315
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 16th

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

313
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$45,675an average of $145 per time performed $30,240
an average of $96 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
208
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 10th

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

205
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$22,256an average of $107 per time performed $14,768
an average of $71 per time performed
EYE

Removal of recurring cataract in lens capsule using laser +

Removal of recurring cataract in lens capsule using laser ×

Service Code: 66821
Performed in an office
181
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 27th

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

152
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$137,198an average of $758 per time performed $41,268
an average of $228 per time performed
EYE

Removal of cataract with insertion of lens

Service Code: 66984
Performed in an office
177
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 22nd

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

71
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$885an average of $5 per time performed $177
an average of $1 per time performed
EYE

Laser repair to improve eye fluid flow, 1 or more sessions +

Laser repair to improve eye fluid flow, 1 or more sessions ×

Service Code: 65855
Performed in an office
137
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 45th

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

126
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$157,824an average of $1,152 per time performed $33,839
an average of $247 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound of corneal structure and measurement

Service Code: 76514
Performed in an office
124
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 30th

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

124
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,348an average of $27 per time performed $1,364
an average of $11 per time performed
MEDICINE

Diagnostic imaging of optic nerve of eye

Service Code: 92133
Performed in an office
88
times performed,
0.99% of his services

14th 14th

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

87
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$6,248an average of $71 per time performed $2,816
an average of $32 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
80
times performed,
0.9% of his services

15th 19th

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

71
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$4,000an average of $50 per time performed $2,160
an average of $27 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood glucose (sugar) test performed by hand-held instrument +

Blood glucose (sugar) test performed by hand-held instrument ×

Service Code: 82962
Performed in an office
70
times performed,
0.79% of his services

16th Alert

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

65
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$980an average of $14 per time performed $210
an average of $3 per time performed
EYE

Removal of cataract with insertion of lens

Service Code: 66982
Performed in a facility
63
times performed,
0.71% of his services

17th 35th

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

52
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$150,003an average of $2,381 per time performed $45,486
an average of $722 per time performed
EYE

Creation of eye fluid drainage tracts in iris using laser... +

Creation of eye fluid drainage tracts in iris using laser, per session ×

Service Code: 66761
Performed in an office
60
times performed,
0.67% of his services

18th 69th

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

58
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$113,820an average of $1,897 per time performed $18,600
an average of $310 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound of eye for determination of lens power

Service Code: 76519
Performed in an office
60
times performed,
0.67% of his services

19th 21st

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

29
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$5,760an average of $96 per time performed $1,440
an average of $24 per time performed
EYE

Creation of eye fluid drainage tract

Service Code: 66170
Performed in a facility
40
times performed,
0.45% of his services

20th 109th

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

35
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$79,800an average of $1,995 per time performed $35,480
an average of $887 per time performed
EYE

Removal of eyelashes by forceps

Service Code: 67820
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.28% of his services

21st 39th

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

20
patients got this service, 0.91% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,125an average of $85 per time performed $850
an average of $34 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.13% of his services

22nd Alert

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

12
patients got this service, 0.55% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$204an average of $17 per time performed $72
an average of $6 per time performed
MEDICINE

Eye and medical examination for diagnosis and treatment, ... +

Eye and medical examination for diagnosis and treatment, new patient ×

Service Code: 92002
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.12% of his services

23rd 46th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$880an average of $80 per time performed $539
an average of $49 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 "Ophthalmology." 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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