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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
2,119
Rank: 51st
out of 561 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
13,527
Rank: 12th
out of 561 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
6.4 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 3.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$792K
Rank: 6th
out of 561 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$374 This Provider is in the top 10%
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.

Patients saw before

MATTHEW BLOCK MD

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 58 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
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
1,832
times performed,
14% of his services

1st 3rd

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

1,368
patients got this service, 65% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$139,232an average of $76 per time performed $21,728
an average of $12 per time performed
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
1,683
times performed,
12% of his services

2nd 7th

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

1,190
patients got this service, 56% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$151,403an average of $90 per time performed $80,178
an average of $48 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
1,202
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd 6th

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

109
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
11
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$33,656an average of $28 per time performed $6,250
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
ADMINISTRATIVE

Technetium tc-99m tetrofosmin, diagnostic, per study dose +

Technetium tc-99m tetrofosmin, diagnostic, per study dose ×

Service Code: A9502
Performed in an office
1,120
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 27th

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

554
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$96,970an average of $87 per time performed $75,398
an average of $67 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
1,065
times performed,
8% of his services

5th 10th

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

108
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
9.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$41,535an average of $39 per time performed $13,749
an average of $13 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 an office
980
times performed,
7% of his services

6th 11th

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

923
patients got this service, 44% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$543,900an average of $555 per time performed $160,230
an average of $164 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 supervision, interpretation, and report ×

Service Code: 93015
Performed in an office
582
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 23rd

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

575
patients got this service, 27% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$102,013an average of $175 per time performed $28,652
an average of $49 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 an office
562
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 19th

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

555
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$351,250an average of $625 per time performed $197,009
an average of $351 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
501
times performed,
4% of his services

9th 2nd

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

452
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$65,090an average of $130 per time performed $35,957
an average of $72 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
400
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 4th

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

374
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$90,000an average of $225 per time performed $19,424
an average of $49 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
368
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 43rd

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

361
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$27,615an average of $75 per time performed $10,543
an average of $29 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
356
times performed,
3% of his services

12th 38th

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

307
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$28,836an average of $81 per time performed $6,323
an average of $18 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
331
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 15th

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

269
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$7,282an average of $22 per time performed $970
an average of $3 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, dipyridamole, per 10 mg

Service Code: J1245
Performed in an office
275
times performed,
2% of his services

14th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

272
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,819an average of $10 per time performed $171
an average of $1 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, aminophyllin, up to 250 mg

Service Code: J0280
Performed in an office
269
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 116th

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

266
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$570an average of $2 per time performed $369
an average of $1 per time performed
medical
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
242
times performed,
2% of his services

16th 24th

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

208
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$51,558an average of $213 per time performed $25,151
an average of $104 per time performed
medical
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
207
times performed,
2% of his services

17th 55th

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

207
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$24,633an average of $119 per time performed $15,581
an average of $75 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound study of arteries of both arms and legs

Service Code: 93923
Performed in a facility
169
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 159th

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

152
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$27,716an average of $164 per time performed $2,816
an average of $17 per time performed
medical
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
168
times performed,
1% of his services

19th 37th

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

82
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$14,784an average of $88 per time performed $4,996
an average of $30 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
140
times performed,
1% of his services

20th 21st

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

86
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$21,560an average of $154 per time performed $4,091
an average of $29 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
117
times performed,
0.86% of his services

21st 70th

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

44
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$32,760an average of $280 per time performed $5,876
an average of $50 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
91
times performed,
0.67% of his services

22nd 53rd

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

75
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$9,464an average of $104 per time performed $5,017
an average of $55 per time performed
medical
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
84
times performed,
0.62% of his services

23rd 31st

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

84
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$54,600an average of $650 per time performed $20,160
an average of $240 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 4... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 45 minutes ×

Service Code: 99204
Performed in an office
65
times performed,
0.48% of his services

24th 22nd

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

65
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,985an average of $169 per time performed $7,401
an average of $114 per time performed
medical
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
62
times performed,
0.46% of his services

25th 8th

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: 2.1)
$7,440an average of $120 per time performed $3,372
an average of $54 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
51
times performed,
0.38% of his services

26th 17th

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

48
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,406an average of $106 per time performed $831
an average of $16 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
49
times performed,
0.36% of his services

27th 64th

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

24
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$11,515an average of $235 per time performed $2,212
an average of $45 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 30 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 30 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99221
Performed in a facility
47
times performed,
0.35% of his services

28th 61st

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

43
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,426an average of $158 per time performed $3,630
an average of $77 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
46
times performed,
0.34% of his services

29th 18th

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

43
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$28,750an average of $625 per time performed $2,711
an average of $59 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
45
times performed,
0.33% of his services

30th 14th

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

44
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,150an average of $70 per time performed $482
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

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

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

Service Code: 93281
Performed in an office
39
times performed,
0.29% of his services

31st 149th

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

22
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$6,825an average of $175 per time performed $1,550
an average of $40 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 2... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 20 minutes ×

Service Code: 99202
Performed in an office
39
times performed,
0.29% of his services

32nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

39
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,549an average of $91 per time performed $1,998
an average of $51 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: 93224
Performed in an office
39
times performed,
0.29% of his services

33rd 57th

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

39
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$19,305an average of $495 per time performed $2,298
an average of $59 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
33
times performed,
0.24% of his services

34th 87th

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

17
patients got this service, 0.8% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$6,600an average of $200 per time performed $1,182
an average of $36 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 a facility
30
times performed,
0.22% of his services

35th 67th

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

29
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,000an average of $200 per time performed $617
an average of $21 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Insertion of catheter in right and left heart for imaging... +

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

Service Code: 93460
Performed in a facility
24
times performed,
0.18% of his services

36th 115th

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

22
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$16,200an average of $675 per time performed $7,288
an average of $304 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
23
times performed,
0.17% of his services

37th 42nd

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

21
patients got this service, 0.99% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,714an average of $118 per time performed $425
an average of $18 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Smoking and tobacco cessation counseling visit for the as... +

Smoking and tobacco cessation counseling visit for the asymptomatic patient; intermediate, greater than 3 minutes, up to 10 minutes ×

Service Code: G0436
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.17% of his services

38th 184th

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

23
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$805an average of $35 per time performed $312
an average of $14 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
22
times performed,
0.16% of his services

39th 54th

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

15
patients got this service, 0.71% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$4,400an average of $200 per time performed $540
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care discharge

Service Code: 99217
Performed in a facility
22
times performed,
0.16% of his services

40th 65th

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

21
patients got this service, 0.99% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,713an average of $123 per time performed $1,139
an average of $52 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 device connection, recording, and disconnection ×

Service Code: 93289
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.12% of his services

41st 89th

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

12
patients got this service, 0.57% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$3,600an average of $225 per time performed $593
an average of $37 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care typically 50 minutes

Service Code: 99219
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.08% of his services

42nd 130th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.52% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,123an average of $193 per time performed $1,138
an average of $103 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
11
times performed,
0.08% of his services

43rd 20th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.52% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,025an average of $275 per time performed $1,703
an average of $155 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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Matthew Block
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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