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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $181 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,787
Rank: 103rd
out of 561 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
6,017
Rank: 79th
out of 561 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
3.4 This Provider
Avg 3.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$217K
Rank: 158th
out of 561 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$121 This Provider
Avg $181

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

HEATHER LONGIN

ANDREW BINDER

ANTHONY BRACKEN

JENS EICHHORN

JOHN ADAMS

Organizations

THE CHARLOTTE - MECKLEN...

THE CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBU...

Patients saw before

KUSHAL HANDA MD

Patients saw after

Individuals

HEATHER LONGIN

JENS EICHHORN

ANDREW BINDER

ANTHONY BRACKEN

JOHN ADAMS

Organizations

THE CHARLOTTE - MECKLEN...

THE CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBU...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 68 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 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in an office
957
times performed,
16% of his services

1st 2nd

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

612
patients got this service, 34% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$196,185an average of $205 per time performed $67,574
an average of $71 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted ... +

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted blood flow rate, direction, and valve function ×

Service Code: 93306
Performed in a facility
626
times performed,
10% of his services

2nd 4th

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

620
patients got this service, 35% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$232,872an average of $372 per time performed $29,359
an average of $47 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
542
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd 6th

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

176
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$7,588an average of $14 per time performed $2,851
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
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
487
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 10th

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

174
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$25,811an average of $53 per time performed $6,448
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
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
295
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 3rd

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

276
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$20,355an average of $69 per time performed $3,263
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample +

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample ×

Service Code: 36415
Performed in an office
260
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 15th

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

223
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$4,160an average of $16 per time performed $754
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
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
252
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 13th

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

172
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$52,668an average of $209 per time performed $19,318
an average of $77 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of perman... +

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of permanent dual lead pacemaker system with physician analysis, review, and report ×

Service Code: 93280
Performed in an office
245
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 21st

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

113
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$37,289an average of $152 per time performed $5,900
an average of $24 per time performed
medical
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
231
times performed,
4% of his services

9th 1st

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

183
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$6,006an average of $26 per time performed $1,485
an average of $6 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Remote evaluations of single, dual, or multiple lead card... +

Remote evaluations of single, dual, or multiple lead cardioverter-defibrillator with physician analysis, review, and report up to 90 days ×

Service Code: 93295
Performed in an office
183
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 49th

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

99
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$31,842an average of $174 per time performed $7,596
an average of $42 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Remote evaluations of single, dual, or multiple lead pace... +

Remote evaluations of single, dual, or multiple lead pacemaker or cardioverter-defibrillator transmissions, technician review, support, and distribution of results up to 90 days ×

Service Code: 93296
Performed in an office
183
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 33rd

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

136
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$16,104an average of $88 per time performed $2,879
an average of $16 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress te... +

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress test with ekg monitoring, physician interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93018
Performed in a facility
166
times performed,
3% of his services

12th 14th

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

166
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,470an average of $45 per time performed $1,756
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or... +

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or exercise multiple studies ×

Service Code: 78452
Performed in a facility
156
times performed,
3% of his services

13th 18th

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

156
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$74,256an average of $476 per time performed $8,628
an average of $55 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Remote evaluations of single, dual, or multiple lead pace... +

Remote evaluations of single, dual, or multiple lead pacemaker with physician analysis, review, and report up to 90 days ×

Service Code: 93294
Performed in an office
145
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 45th

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

78
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$36,540an average of $252 per time performed $3,357
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Physician review, interpretation, and patient management ... +

Physician review, interpretation, and patient management of home inr testing for patient with either mechanical heart valve(s), chronic atrial fibrillation, or venous thromboembolism who meets medicare coverage criteria; testing not occurring more frequent ×

Service Code: G0250
Performed in an office
129
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 84th

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

38
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
3.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3)
$2,451an average of $19 per time performed $851
an average of $7 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress te... +

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress test with ekg monitoring and physician supervision ×

Service Code: 93016
Performed in a facility
106
times performed,
2% of his services

16th 17th

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)
$7,102an average of $67 per time performed $1,655
an average of $16 per time performed
medical
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
94
times performed,
2% of his services

17th 20th

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

93
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$45,288an average of $482 per time performed $13,933
an average of $148 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Remote evaluations of implantable heart monitoring system... +

Remote evaluations of implantable heart monitoring system with physician analysis, review, and report up to 30 days ×

Service Code: 93297
Performed in an office
92
times performed,
2% of his services

18th 101st

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

50
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$9,476an average of $103 per time performed $1,715
an average of $19 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of perman... +

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of permanent single lead cardioverter-defibrillator including physician analysis, review, and report ×

Service Code: 93282
Performed in an office
88
times performed,
1% of his services

19th 87th

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

40
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$13,267an average of $151 per time performed $2,202
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of perman... +

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of permanent single lead pacemaker system with physician analysis, review, and report ×

Service Code: 93279
Performed in an office
85
times performed,
1% of his services

20th 54th

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

39
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$10,915an average of $128 per time performed $1,764
an average of $21 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of perman... +

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of permanent multiple lead cardioverter-defibrillator including physician analysis, review, and report ×

Service Code: 93284
Performed in an office
70
times performed,
1% of his services

21st 70th

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

38
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$13,979an average of $200 per time performed $3,004
an average of $43 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of perman... +

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of permanent dual lead cardioverter-defibrillator including physician analysis, review, and report ×

Service Code: 93283
Performed in an office
65
times performed,
1% of his services

22nd 64th

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

38
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$12,005an average of $185 per time performed $2,314
an average of $36 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Evaluation of parameters of single, dual, or multiple lea... +

Evaluation of parameters of single, dual, or multiple lead cardioverter-defibrillator including connection, recording, disconnection, and analysis ×

Service Code: 93290
Performed in an office
64
times performed,
1% of his services

23rd 100th

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

39
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$5,136an average of $80 per time performed $950
an average of $15 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 6... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 60 minutes ×

Service Code: 99205
Performed in an office
56
times performed,
0.93% of his services

24th 40th

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

56
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$30,160an average of $539 per time performed $7,773
an average of $139 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Follow-up or limited ultrasound examination of heart

Service Code: 93308
Performed in a facility
42
times performed,
0.7% of his services

25th 51st

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

39
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,192an average of $76 per time performed $792
an average of $19 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent observation care, typically 35 minutes per day +

Subsequent observation care, typically 35 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99226
Performed in a facility
42
times performed,
0.7% of his services

26th 164th

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)
$9,114an average of $217 per time performed $3,239
an average of $77 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Follow-up or limited heart doppler ultrasound study of he... +

Follow-up or limited heart doppler ultrasound study of heart blood flow, valves, and chambers ×

Service Code: 93321
Performed in a facility
40
times performed,
0.66% of his services

27th 66th

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)
$880an average of $22 per time performed $217
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Doppler ultrasound study of color-directed heart blood fl... +

Doppler ultrasound study of color-directed heart blood flow, rate, and valve function ×

Service Code: 93325
Performed in a facility
33
times performed,
0.55% of his services

28th 30th

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

33
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$363an average of $11 per time performed $86
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-... +

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-hour ekg ×

Service Code: 93227
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.4% of his services

29th 46th

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

24
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,872an average of $78 per time performed $449
an average of $19 per time performed
medical
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
24
times performed,
0.4% of his services

30th 107th

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

24
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,560an average of $65 per time performed $474
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

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

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typically 40 minutes ×

Service Code: 99215
Performed in a facility
22
times performed,
0.37% of his services

31st 41st

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: 1.2)
$12,232an average of $556 per time performed $1,720
an average of $78 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm tracing of 48-hour ekg

Service Code: 93225
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.37% of his services

32nd 58th

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

22
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,728an average of $124 per time performed $344
an average of $16 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Evaluation of parameters of single, dual, or multiple lea... +

Evaluation of parameters of single, dual, or multiple lead pacemaker including device connection, recording, and disconnection ×

Service Code: 93288
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.27% of his services

33rd 42nd

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

12
patients got this service, 0.67% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,862an average of $179 per time performed $318
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound examination of the heart performed during rest... +

Ultrasound examination of the heart performed during rest, exercise, and/or drug-induced stress with interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93350
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.25% of his services

34th 63rd

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

15
patients got this service, 0.84% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,285an average of $219 per time performed $830
an average of $55 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Insertion of probe in esophagus for heart ultrasound exam... +

Insertion of probe in esophagus for heart ultrasound examination including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93312
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
0.23% of his services

35th 44th

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

14
patients got this service, 0.78% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,326an average of $309 per time performed $1,137
an average of $81 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Doppler ultrasound study of heart blood flow, valves, and... +

Doppler ultrasound study of heart blood flow, valves, and chambers ×

Service Code: 93320
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
0.23% of his services

36th 36th

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

14
patients got this service, 0.78% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$770an average of $55 per time performed $200
an average of $14 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on ... +

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on both sides of head and neck ×

Service Code: 93880
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.23% of his services

37th 32nd

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

14
patients got this service, 0.78% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,546an average of $539 per time performed $1,617
an average of $116 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

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

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typically 40 minutes ×

Service Code: 99215
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.2% of his services

38th 26th

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

12
patients got this service, 0.67% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$4,616an average of $385 per time performed $1,304
an average of $109 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.

Kushal K Handa
Average for Cardiovascular Disease 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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