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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $467 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 4 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,762
Rank: 28th
out of 435 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
7,302
Rank: 51st
out of 435 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
4.1 This Provider
Avg 4.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$573K
Rank: 65th
out of 435 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$325 This Provider
Avg $467

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.

Individuals

DAVID CHIU

PAMELA MILLS

JOHN MILLER

EMILY AVERBOOK

DAVID HIPP

Organizations

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

FIRSTHEALTH OF THE CARO...

Patients saw before

DANIEL MESSNER MD

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 47 different services in 2014
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Drug Services
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
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
2,196
times performed,
30% of his services

1st 7th

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

1,131
patients got this service, 64% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$195,444an average of $89 per time performed $101,653
an average of $46 per time performed
medical
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
1,220
times performed,
17% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

805
patients got this service, 46% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$130,540an average of $107 per time performed $68,564
an average of $56 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement of field of vision during daylight conditions +

Measurement of field of vision during daylight conditions ×

Service Code: 92083
Performed in an office
1,053
times performed,
14% of his services

3rd 12th

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

903
patients got this service, 51% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$116,883an average of $111 per time performed $44,437
an average of $42 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement of corneal curvature and depth of eye

Service Code: 92136
Performed in an office
538
times performed,
7% of his services

4th 8th

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

237
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$31,398an average of $58 per time performed $15,876
an average of $30 per time performed
medical
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
340
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 1st

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

330
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$51,680an average of $152 per time performed $27,615
an average of $81 per time performed
medical
EYE

Removal of cataract with insertion of lens

Service Code: 66984
Performed in a facility
316
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 9th

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

233
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$428,979an average of $1,358 per time performed $139,893
an average of $443 per time performed
medical
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
241
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 23rd

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

224
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$9,881an average of $41 per time performed $4,606
an average of $19 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Diagnostic imaging of optic nerve of eye

Service Code: 92133
Performed in an office
218
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 13th

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

216
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$12,644an average of $58 per time performed $6,531
an average of $30 per time performed
medical
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
182
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 17th

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

182
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$34,398an average of $189 per time performed $17,985
an average of $99 per time performed
medical
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
175
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 10th

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

172
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$23,100an average of $132 per time performed $12,114
an average of $69 per time performed
medical
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
137
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 25th

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

123
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$67,277an average of $491 per time performed $32,669
an average of $238 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound of corneal structure and measurement

Service Code: 76514
Performed in an office
106
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 29th

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

106
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,862an average of $27 per time performed $1,088
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
EYE

Removal of cataract with insertion of lens

Service Code: 66984
Performed in an office
101
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 19th

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

23
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$303an average of $3 per time performed $110
an average of $1 per time performed
medical
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
97
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 40th

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

92
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$63,492an average of $655 per time performed $24,541
an average of $253 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
47
times performed,
0.64% of his services

15th 21st

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

42
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$2,867an average of $61 per time performed $1,205
an average of $26 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound of eye for determination of lens power

Service Code: 76519
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
0.59% of his services

16th 24th

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

21
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,521an average of $59 per time performed $1,025
an average of $24 per time performed
medical
EYE

Creation of eye fluid drainage tract

Service Code: 66170
Performed in a facility
42
times performed,
0.58% of his services

17th 105th

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

37
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$64,260an average of $1,530 per time performed $38,717
an average of $922 per time performed
drug
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Injection, fluorouracil, 500 mg

Service Code: J9190
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
0.47% of his services

18th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

18
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$170an average of $5 per time performed $53
an average of $2 per time performed
medical
EYE

Injection into conjunctiva

Service Code: 68200
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.45% of his services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

18
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,465an average of $105 per time performed $1,059
an average of $32 per time performed
medical
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
32
times performed,
0.44% of his services

20th 65th

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

27
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$30,406an average of $950 per time performed $8,612
an average of $269 per time performed
medical
EYE

Removal of cataract with insertion of lens

Service Code: 66982
Performed in a facility
26
times performed,
0.36% of his services

21st 35th

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

24
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$41,350an average of $1,590 per time performed $15,155
an average of $583 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Diagnostic imaging of retina

Service Code: 92134
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.25% of his services

22nd 2nd

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: 2.3)
$1,224an average of $68 per time performed $546
an average of $30 per time performed
medical
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
17
times performed,
0.23% of his services

23rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

17
patients got this service, 0.96% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$238an average of $14 per time performed $53
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
EYE

Removal of eyelashes by forceps

Service Code: 67820
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.22% of his services

24th 46th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.62% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,168an average of $73 per time performed $473
an average of $30 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.

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Daniel Kent Messner
Average for Ophthalmology 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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