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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
1,837
Rank: 122nd
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
4,292
Rank: 238th
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
2.3 This Provider
Avg 3.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$173K
Rank: 323rd
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$94 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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Brian P. Hearon
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

SANJAY PATEL

THOMAS WILEY

STEVEN ISSERMAN

RALPH MC DONALD

WILLIAM THORWARTH

Organizations

FRYE REGIONAL MEDICAL C...

CATAWBA VALLEY MEDICAL ...

Patients saw before

Brian P. Hearon

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
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
1,047
times performed,
24% of his services

1st 6th

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

195
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
5.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$17,799an average of $17 per time performed $6,282
an average of $6 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
1,005
times performed,
23% of his services

2nd 2nd

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

767
patients got this service, 42% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$44,220an average of $44 per time performed $6,030
an average of $6 per time performed
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
711
times performed,
17% of his services

3rd 1st

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

474
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$129,402an average of $182 per time performed $50,481
an average of $71 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
222
times performed,
5% of his services

4th 11th

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

97
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$10,212an average of $46 per time performed $3,330
an average of $15 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 an office
213
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 10th

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

212
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$89,460an average of $420 per time performed $9,372
an average of $44 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
204
times performed,
5% of his services

6th 4th

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

202
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$85,680an average of $420 per time performed $9,792
an average of $48 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
169
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 3rd

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

164
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$10,309an average of $61 per time performed $1,859
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 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in an office
111
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 5th

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

104
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$12,765an average of $115 per time performed $5,328
an average of $48 per time performed
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
85
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 8th

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

71
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$14,280an average of $168 per time performed $4,420
an average of $52 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
75
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 25th

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: 1.3)
$20,250an average of $270 per time performed $6,825
an average of $91 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
69
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 26th

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

69
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$110,400an average of $1,600 per time performed $12,351
an average of $179 per time performed
MEDICINE

Insertion of heart artery stent via catheter

Service Code: 92980
Performed in a facility
55
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 39th

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

53
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$154,055an average of $2,801 per time performed $33,605
an average of $611 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
46
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 17th

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

45
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$21,804an average of $474 per time performed $6,440
an average of $140 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 an office
42
times performed,
0.98% of his services

14th 50th

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

42
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,814an average of $67 per time performed $672
an average of $16 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 an office
41
times performed,
0.96% of his services

15th 45th

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

41
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,847an average of $167 per time performed $451
an average of $11 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
24
times performed,
0.56% of his services

16th 16th

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)
$4,008an average of $167 per time performed $264
an average of $11 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care typically 70 minutes per day

Service Code: 99220
Performed in a facility
24
times performed,
0.56% of his services

17th 90th

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)
$8,832an average of $368 per time performed $3,192
an average of $133 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
21
times performed,
0.49% of his services

18th 198th

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)
$2,436an average of $116 per time performed $840
an average of $40 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care discharge

Service Code: 99217
Performed in a facility
20
times performed,
0.47% of his services

19th 69th

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

18
patients got this service, 0.98% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,620an average of $181 per time performed $1,040
an average of $52 per time performed
MEDICINE

Removal of blood clot in heart artery, accessed through t... +

Removal of blood clot in heart artery, accessed through the skin ×

Service Code: 92973
Performed in a facility
19
times performed,
0.44% of his services

20th 210th

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

19
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,571an average of $609 per time performed $2,546
an average of $134 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: 93459
Performed in a facility
19
times performed,
0.44% of his services

21st 73rd

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

19
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$34,390an average of $1,810 per time performed $3,515
an average of $185 per time performed
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
17
times performed,
0.4% of his services

22nd 23rd

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

17
patients got this service, 0.93% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,066an average of $298 per time performed $1,904
an average of $112 per time performed
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
15
times performed,
0.35% of his services

23rd 40th

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

15
patients got this service, 0.82% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,245an average of $83 per time performed $300
an average of $20 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
0.33% of his services

24th 38th

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

14
patients got this service, 0.76% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,912an average of $208 per time performed $756
an average of $54 per time performed
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
13
times performed,
0.3% of his services

25th 61st

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

13
patients got this service, 0.71% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,717an average of $209 per time performed $962
an average of $74 per time performed
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
11
times performed,
0.26% of his services

26th 48th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,443an average of $313 per time performed $781
an average of $71 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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