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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
1,353
Rank: 201st
out of 561 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
3,624
Rank: 234th
out of 561 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
2.7 This Provider
Avg 3.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$159K
Rank: 252nd
out of 561 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$118 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

SANJAY PATEL

THOMAS WILEY

RALPH MC DONALD

STEVEN ISSERMAN

JOHN BOOLS

Organizations

FRYE REGIONAL MEDICAL C...

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

Patients saw before

BRIAN HEARON M.D.

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 50 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
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
1,140
times performed,
31% of his services

1st 6th

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

229
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$18,810an average of $17 per time performed $5,974
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 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in an office
590
times performed,
16% of his services

2nd 2nd

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

381
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$133,039an average of $225 per time performed $41,300
an average of $70 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
570
times performed,
16% of his services

3rd 1st

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

413
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$25,080an average of $44 per time performed $3,597
an average of $6 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
213
times performed,
6% of his services

4th 8th

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

137
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$35,784an average of $168 per time performed $11,451
an average of $54 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
157
times performed,
4% of his services

5th 11th

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

153
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$65,940an average of $420 per time performed $7,580
an average of $48 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
144
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 4th

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

140
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$60,480an average of $420 per time performed $6,814
an average of $47 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
130
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 7th

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

116
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$14,923an average of $115 per time performed $6,221
an average of $48 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
84
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 3rd

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

77
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$5,113an average of $61 per time performed $848
an average of $10 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
82
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 20th

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

77
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$38,868an average of $474 per time performed $11,680
an average of $142 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care discharge

Service Code: 99217
Performed in a facility
61
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 65th

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

57
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$12,347an average of $202 per time performed $3,278
an average of $54 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
56
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 26th

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

54
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$18,548an average of $331 per time performed $5,464
an average of $98 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
50
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 31st

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

50
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$80,000an average of $1,600 per time performed $9,057
an average of $181 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care typically 70 minutes per day

Service Code: 99220
Performed in a facility
50
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 79th

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

49
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$18,400an average of $368 per time performed $6,636
an average of $133 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
47
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 84th

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

25
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3)
$1,316an average of $28 per time performed $305
an average of $6 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
36
times performed,
0.99% of his services

15th 53rd

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

35
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$7,488an average of $208 per time performed $1,985
an average of $55 per time performed
medical
NA

Catheter insertion of stents in major coronary artery or ... +

Catheter insertion of stents in major coronary artery or branch, accessed through the skin ×

Service Code: 92928
Performed in a facility
27
times performed,
0.75% of his services

16th 74th

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

20
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$46,060an average of $1,706 per time performed $10,583
an average of $392 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
23
times performed,
0.63% of his services

17th 22nd

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

23
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,861an average of $298 per time performed $2,367
an average of $103 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation or inpatient care high severity, 55 ... +

Hospital observation or inpatient care high severity, 55 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99236
Performed in a facility
19
times performed,
0.52% of his services

18th 238th

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)
$11,609an average of $611 per time performed $3,164
an average of $167 per time performed
medical
NA

Insertion of stent, removal of plaque and/or balloon dila... +

Insertion of stent, removal of plaque and/or balloon dilation of coronary vessel during heart attack, accessed through the skin ×

Service Code: 92941
Performed in a facility
17
times performed,
0.47% of his services

19th 147th

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

16
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$32,493an average of $1,911 per time performed $8,334
an average of $490 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.

Brian P. Hearon
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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