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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $272 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,971
Rank: 22nd
out of 344 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
6,833
Rank: 80th
out of 344 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
3.5 This Provider
Avg 5.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$419K
Rank: 50th
out of 344 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$212 This Provider
Avg $272

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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Joseph J. Urash
Average for Dermatology 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

PHILLIP TALBERT

KIM THORNER

STEPHEN BOGAN

BALKUNJE SHENOY

GIDEON BESSON

Organizations

AMERIPATH FLORIDA LLC

CLEVELAND COUNTY HEALTH...

Patients saw before

Joseph J. Urash

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 24 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 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99212
Performed in an office
1,213
times performed,
18% of his services

1st 4th

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

885
patients got this service, 45% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$84,910an average of $70 per time performed $30,325
an average of $25 per time performed
DRUGS

Aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride (levulan kerastick) for... +

Aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride (levulan kerastick) for topical administration, 20%, single unit dosage form (354 mg) ×

Service Code: J7308
Performed in an office
1,028
times performed,
15% of his services

2nd 18th

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

572
patients got this service, 29% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$231,300an average of $225 per time performed $127,472
an average of $124 per time performed
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
991
times performed,
15% of his services

3rd 2nd

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

870
patients got this service, 44% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$89,190an average of $90 per time performed $43,604
an average of $44 per time performed
MEDICINE

Application of light to aid destruction of premalignant a... +

Application of light to aid destruction of premalignant and/or malignant skin growths, each session ×

Service Code: 96567
Performed in an office
870
times performed,
13% of his services

4th 20th

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

572
patients got this service, 29% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$174,000an average of $200 per time performed $82,650
an average of $95 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of single growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11100
Performed in an office
456
times performed,
7% of his services

5th 5th

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

421
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$63,840an average of $140 per time performed $30,096
an average of $66 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specif... +

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specified, 10 mg ×

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
432
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 15th

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

97
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$2,160an average of $5 per time performed $432
an average of $1 per time performed
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
408
times performed,
6% of his services

7th 10th

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

408
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$48,960an average of $120 per time performed $17,136
an average of $42 per time performed
MEDICINE

Application of allergenic extract skin patch with reactio... +

Application of allergenic extract skin patch with reaction analysis ×

Service Code: 95044
Performed in an office
355
times performed,
5% of his services

8th Alert

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

12
patients got this service, 0.61% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,325an average of $15 per time performed $1,420
an average of $4 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
322
times performed,
5% of his services

9th 3rd

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

295
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$35,420an average of $110 per time performed $15,456
an average of $48 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 2-14 skin growths

Service Code: 17003
Performed in an office
220
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 1st

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

124
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$4,400an average of $20 per time performed $1,100
an average of $5 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of t... +

Removal of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of the face, ears, eyelids, nose, or lips ×

Service Code: 11642
Performed in an office
88
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 36th

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

78
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$35,200an average of $400 per time performed $13,376
an average of $152 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of t... +

Removal of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of the trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 11602
Performed in an office
75
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 28th

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

72
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$24,375an average of $325 per time performed $12,750
an average of $170 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of each additional growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11101
Performed in an office
72
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 9th

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: 1.1)
$4,320an average of $60 per time performed $1,728
an average of $24 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) of t... +

Removal of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) of the face, ears, eyelids, nose, or lips ×

Service Code: 11641
Performed in an office
62
times performed,
0.91% of his services

14th 84th

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

61
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$21,700an average of $350 per time performed $8,928
an average of $144 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Repair of wound (2.6 to 5.0 centimeters) of face, ears, e... +

Repair of wound (2.6 to 5.0 centimeters) of face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips, and/or mouth ×

Service Code: 12052
Performed in an office
50
times performed,
0.73% of his services

15th 42nd

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

49
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$20,250an average of $405 per time performed $10,600
an average of $212 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of t... +

Removal of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of the scalp, neck, hands, feet, or genitals ×

Service Code: 11622
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.53% of his services

16th 54th

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

36
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$12,600an average of $350 per time performed $6,228
an average of $173 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Injection of up to 7 skin growths

Service Code: 11900
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.42% of his services

17th 31st

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

22
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,320an average of $80 per time performed $986
an average of $34 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of up to 14 skin growths

Service Code: 17110
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.38% of his services

18th 7th

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

25
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,900an average of $150 per time performed $1,404
an average of $54 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of the trunk, ... +

Removal of growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of the trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 11402
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.37% of his services

19th 77th

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)
$6,250an average of $250 per time performed $2,550
an average of $102 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Repair of wound (2.5 centimeters or less) of face, ears, ... +

Repair of wound (2.5 centimeters or less) of face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips, and/or mouth ×

Service Code: 12051
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.25% of his services

20th 85th

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

17
patients got this service, 0.86% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,630an average of $390 per time performed $3,196
an average of $188 per time performed
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Biopsy of ear

Service Code: 69100
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.23% of his services

21st 34th

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

16
patients got this service, 0.81% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,640an average of $165 per time performed $848
an average of $53 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of malignant growth (2.1 to 3.0 centimeters) of t... +

Removal of malignant growth (2.1 to 3.0 centimeters) of the face, ears, eyelids, nose, or lips ×

Service Code: 11643
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.23% of his services

22nd 114th

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

16
patients got this service, 0.81% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$7,440an average of $465 per time performed $2,768
an average of $173 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) of the trunk, ... +

Removal of growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) of the trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 11401
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.22% of his services

23rd 78th

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

14
patients got this service, 0.71% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,300an average of $220 per time performed $1,410
an average of $94 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Repair of wound (5.1 to 7.5 centimeters) of face, ears, e... +

Repair of wound (5.1 to 7.5 centimeters) of face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips, and/or mouth ×

Service Code: 12053
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.16% of his services

24th 117th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.56% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,785an average of $435 per time performed $2,574
an average of $234 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 "Dermatology." 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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