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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $184 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,559
Rank: 196th
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
6,307
Rank: 99th
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
4 This Provider
Avg 3.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$241K
Rank: 207th
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$155 This Provider
Avg $184

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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Kushal K. Handa
Average for Cardiology 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

ANN BRADSHER

HEATHER LONGIN

JENS EICHHORN

JOHN ADAMS

KIMBERLY HENDRIX

Organizations

UNION MEMORIAL REGIONAL...

THE CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBU...

Patients saw before

Kushal K. Handa

Patients saw after

Individuals

ANN BRADSHER

JENS EICHHORN

HEATHER LONGIN

KIMBERLY HENDRIX

JOHN ADAMS

Organizations

UNION MEMORIAL REGIONAL...

THE CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBU...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 32 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 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in an office
1,083
times performed,
17% of his services

1st 1st

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

661
patients got this service, 42% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$200,355an average of $185 per time performed $76,893
an average of $71 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
954
times performed,
15% of his services

2nd 6th

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

228
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
4.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$15,264an average of $16 per time performed $5,724
an average of $6 per time performed
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
468
times performed,
7% of his services

3rd 4th

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

462
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$174,096an average of $372 per time performed $22,464
an average of $48 per time performed
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
405
times performed,
6% of his services

4th 24th

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

214
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$100,035an average of $247 per time performed $15,390
an average of $38 per time performed
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
364
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 34th

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

188
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$32,032an average of $88 per time performed $7,280
an average of $20 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
357
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 3rd

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

330
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$39,984an average of $112 per time performed $4,641
an average of $13 per time performed
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
339
times performed,
5% of his services

7th 16th

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

334
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$92,886an average of $274 per time performed $3,729
an average of $11 per time performed
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
335
times performed,
5% of his services

8th 20th

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

331
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$159,460an average of $476 per time performed $18,760
an average of $56 per time performed
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
285
times performed,
5% of his services

9th 14th

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

239
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$5,130an average of $18 per time performed $855
an average of $3 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
237
times performed,
4% of his services

10th 11th

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

157
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$15,405an average of $65 per time performed $3,318
an average of $14 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
213
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 13th

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

126
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$57,297an average of $269 per time performed $16,188
an average of $76 per time performed
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
194
times performed,
3% of his services

12th 49th

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

102
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$33,756an average of $174 per time performed $8,536
an average of $44 per time performed
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
171
times performed,
3% of his services

13th 47th

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

90
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$43,092an average of $252 per time performed $3,933
an average of $23 per time performed
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
108
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 56th

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

64
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$22,572an average of $209 per time performed $3,780
an average of $35 per time performed
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
83
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 58th

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

50
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$22,161an average of $267 per time performed $4,316
an average of $52 per time performed
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
75
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 91st

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

42
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$17,550an average of $234 per time performed $3,000
an average of $40 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
71
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 17th

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

71
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$36,707an average of $517 per time performed $10,437
an average of $147 per time performed
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
71
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 179th

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

55
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$15,407an average of $217 per time performed $5,467
an average of $77 per time performed
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
64
times performed,
1% of his services

19th 72nd

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

39
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$18,176an average of $284 per time performed $4,096
an average of $64 per time performed
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
50
times performed,
0.79% of his services

20th 19th

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

50
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,650an average of $153 per time performed $850
an average of $17 per time performed
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
46
times performed,
0.73% of his services

21st 41st

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

46
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$19,550an average of $425 per time performed $6,302
an average of $137 per time performed
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm tracing of 48-hour ekg

Service Code: 93225
Performed in an office
41
times performed,
0.65% of his services

22nd 63rd

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

40
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$9,430an average of $230 per time performed $861
an average of $21 per time performed
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
41
times performed,
0.65% of his services

23rd 51st

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

40
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$13,325an average of $325 per time performed $820
an average of $20 per time performed
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
35
times performed,
0.55% of his services

24th 36th

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

34
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$8,575an average of $245 per time performed $945
an average of $27 per time performed
MEDICINE

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

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

Service Code: 93289
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.44% of his services

25th 93rd

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: 1.4)
$7,364an average of $263 per time performed $1,260
an average of $45 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
27
times performed,
0.43% of his services

26th 116th

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)
$1,701an average of $63 per time performed $459
an average of $17 per time performed
MEDICINE

Telephonic evaluation of single, dual, or multiple lead p... +

Telephonic evaluation of single, dual, or multiple lead pacemaker heart rhythm strips up to 90 days ×

Service Code: 93293
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.41% of his services

27th 43rd

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

18
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,014an average of $39 per time performed $286
an average of $11 per time performed
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
24
times performed,
0.38% of his services

28th 25th

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

24
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$9,456an average of $394 per time performed $2,400
an average of $100 per time performed
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,
0.35% of his services

29th 70th

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)
$11,352an average of $516 per time performed $1,628
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
22
times performed,
0.35% of his services

30th 2nd

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

16
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,672an average of $76 per time performed $154
an average of $7 per time performed
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 a facility
21
times performed,
0.33% of his services

31st 104th

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)
$11,067an average of $527 per time performed $2,520
an average of $120 per time performed
MEDICINE

Follow-up or limited ultrasound examination of heart

Service Code: 93308
Performed in a facility
17
times performed,
0.27% of his services

32nd 62nd

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

17
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,547an average of $91 per time performed $340
an average of $20 per time performed
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
15
times performed,
0.24% of his services

33rd 81st

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

15
patients got this service, 0.96% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$615an average of $41 per time performed $90
an average of $6 per time performed
MEDICINE

Insertion of catheter in left heart for imaging of blood ... +

Insertion of catheter in left heart for imaging of blood vessels or grafts and left lower heart ×

Service Code: 93458
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.24% of his services

34th 26th

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

15
patients got this service, 0.96% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$31,275an average of $2,085 per time performed $3,345
an average of $223 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 "Cardiovascular Disease." 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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