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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $234 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
418
Rank: 869th
out of 2,169 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
10,750
Rank: 50th
out of 2,169 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
25.7 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$234K
Rank: 150th
out of 2,169 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$559 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $234

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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William E. Hickson
Average for Internal Medicine Providers in Virginia

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

PAUL SETTLE

DIANE BLAIR

GARY MILLER

KIMBERLY BIRD

TERRY ODOM

Organizations

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

DANVILLE REGIONAL MEDIC...

Patients saw before

William E. Hickson

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 52 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
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
1,461
times performed,
14% of his services

1st 4th

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

374
patients got this service, 89% of his patients
3.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$7,305an average of $5 per time performed $4,383
an average of $3 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
1,015
times performed,
9% of his services

2nd 12th

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

368
patients got this service, 88% of his patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$24,360an average of $24 per time performed $13,195
an average of $13 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
1,008
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd 1st

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

344
patients got this service, 82% of his patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$132,048an average of $131 per time performed $71,568
an average of $71 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, p... +

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, platelets), automated test ×

Service Code: 85025
Performed in an office
914
times performed,
9% of his services

4th 9th

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

357
patients got this service, 85% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$16,452an average of $18 per time performed $10,054
an average of $11 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
739
times performed,
7% of his services

5th 11th

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

354
patients got this service, 85% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$22,909an average of $31 per time performed $11,085
an average of $15 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
588
times performed,
5% of his services

6th 2nd

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

289
patients got this service, 69% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$48,804an average of $83 per time performed $29,400
an average of $50 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81001
Performed in an office
484
times performed,
5% of his services

7th 49th

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

312
patients got this service, 75% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$3,388an average of $7 per time performed $1,936
an average of $4 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of chest, 2 views, front and side

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
333
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 65th

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

292
patients got this service, 70% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$18,648an average of $56 per time performed $6,993
an average of $21 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
330
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 16th

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

296
patients got this service, 71% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$21,450an average of $65 per time performed $4,620
an average of $14 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
277
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 13th

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

277
patients got this service, 66% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,648an average of $24 per time performed $6,648
an average of $24 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Creatinine level to test for kidney function or muscle in... +

Creatinine level to test for kidney function or muscle injury ×

Service Code: 82570
Performed in an office
276
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 71st

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

260
patients got this service, 62% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,312an average of $12 per time performed $1,932
an average of $7 per time performed
TEMPORARY CODES

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered t... +

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered to individuals 3 years of age and older, for intramuscular use (fluvirin) ×

Service Code: Q2037
Performed in an office
256
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 37th

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

256
patients got this service, 61% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,072an average of $12 per time performed $3,072
an average of $12 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
244
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 8th

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

25
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
9.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 6.7)
$2,196an average of $9 per time performed $1,464
an average of $6 per time performed
MEDICINE

Pure tone air conduction threshold hearing assessment

Service Code: 92552
Performed in an office
226
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 248th

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

225
patients got this service, 54% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,102an average of $27 per time performed $4,746
an average of $21 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
211
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 27th

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

162
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$8,229an average of $39 per time performed $5,064
an average of $24 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroxine (thyroid chemical) measurement

Service Code: 84439
Performed in an office
210
times performed,
2% of his services

16th 46th

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

161
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$4,410an average of $21 per time performed $2,730
an average of $13 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
200
times performed,
2% of his services

17th 23rd

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

100
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$4,400an average of $22 per time performed $2,800
an average of $14 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation +

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation ×

Service Code: 85651
Performed in an office
185
times performed,
2% of his services

18th 70th

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

103
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$1,480an average of $8 per time performed $925
an average of $5 per time performed
MEDICINE

Administration of 1 vaccine

Service Code: 90471
Performed in an office
179
times performed,
2% of his services

19th 81st

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

170
patients got this service, 41% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,938an average of $22 per time performed $2,864
an average of $16 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
162
times performed,
2% of his services

20th 29th

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

105
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$3,240an average of $20 per time performed $1,782
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
142
times performed,
1% of his services

21st 24th

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

130
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$27,122an average of $191 per time performed $13,632
an average of $96 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Bone density measurement using dedicated x-ray machine

Service Code: 77080
Performed in an office
120
times performed,
1% of his services

22nd 87th

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

120
patients got this service, 29% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,080an average of $109 per time performed $7,560
an average of $63 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Measurement c-reactive protein for detection of infection... +

Measurement c-reactive protein for detection of infection or inflammation ×

Service Code: 86140
Performed in an office
110
times performed,
1% of his services

23rd 226th

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

65
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,320an average of $12 per time performed $770
an average of $7 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Prostate cancer screening; prostate specific antigen test... +

Prostate cancer screening; prostate specific antigen test (psa) ×

Service Code: G0103
Performed in an office
100
times performed,
0.93% of his services

24th 84th

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

100
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,200an average of $42 per time performed $2,600
an average of $26 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Ferritin (blood protein) level

Service Code: 82728
Performed in an office
99
times performed,
0.92% of his services

25th 125th

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

64
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$3,069an average of $31 per time performed $1,881
an average of $19 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron level

Service Code: 83540
Performed in an office
99
times performed,
0.92% of his services

26th 153rd

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

64
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,485an average of $15 per time performed $891
an average of $9 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron binding capacity

Service Code: 83550
Performed in an office
98
times performed,
0.91% of his services

27th 164th

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

64
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,960an average of $20 per time performed $1,176
an average of $12 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Stool analysis for blood

Service Code: 82274
Performed in an office
73
times performed,
0.68% of his services

28th 124th

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

71
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,701an average of $37 per time performed $1,679
an average of $23 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Psa (prostate specific antigen) measurement

Service Code: 84153
Performed in an office
68
times performed,
0.63% of his services

29th 141st

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

44
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,856an average of $42 per time performed $1,768
an average of $26 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bacterial colony count, urine

Service Code: 87086
Performed in an office
68
times performed,
0.63% of his services

30th 173rd

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

42
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,292an average of $19 per time performed $748
an average of $11 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Uric acid level, blood

Service Code: 84550
Performed in an office
51
times performed,
0.47% of his services

31st 104th

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

26
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$510an average of $10 per time performed $255
an average of $5 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 10 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 10 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99307
Performed in a facility
43
times performed,
0.4% of his services

32nd 106th

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

27
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$2,236an average of $52 per time performed $946
an average of $22 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Magnesium level

Service Code: 83735
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.37% of his services

33rd 109th

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

27
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$600an average of $15 per time performed $360
an average of $9 per time performed
MEDICINE

Measurement and graphic recording of total and timed exha... +

Measurement and graphic recording of total and timed exhaled air capacity ×

Service Code: 94010
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.27% of his services

34th 136th

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

28
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,479an average of $51 per time performed $754
an average of $26 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Natriuretic peptide (heart and blood vessel protein) level +

Natriuretic peptide (heart and blood vessel protein) level ×

Service Code: 83880
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.23% of his services

35th 239th

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

19
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,975an average of $79 per time performed $1,150
an average of $46 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.21% of his services

36th 59th

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

23
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$506an average of $22 per time performed $506
an average of $22 per time performed
MEDICINE

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection ben... +

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection beneath the skin or into muscle, patient 2 years or older ×

Service Code: 90732
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.21% of his services

37th 60th

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

23
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,403an average of $61 per time performed $1,403
an average of $61 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Annual wellness visit; includes a personalized prevention... +

Annual wellness visit; includes a personalized prevention plan of service (pps), initial visit ×

Service Code: G0438
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.2% of his services

38th 53rd

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

22
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,742an average of $261 per time performed $3,608
an average of $164 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
22
times performed,
0.2% of his services

39th 31st

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

12
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$1,342an average of $61 per time performed $572
an average of $26 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver enzyme (sgpt), level

Service Code: 84460
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.19% of his services

40th 68th

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

17
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$240an average of $12 per time performed $60
an average of $3 per time performed
MEDICINE

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle

Service Code: 90662
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.19% of his services

41st 78th

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

20
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$960an average of $48 per time performed $620
an average of $31 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Colorectal cancer screening; fecal occult blood test, imm... +

Colorectal cancer screening; fecal occult blood test, immunoassay, 1-3 simultaneous ×

Service Code: G0328
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.18% of his services

42nd 134th

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

19
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$703an average of $37 per time performed $437
an average of $23 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver enzyme (sgot), level

Service Code: 84450
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.18% of his services

43rd 73rd

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

16
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$228an average of $12 per time performed $57
an average of $3 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bilirubin level

Service Code: 82247
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.18% of his services

44th 366th

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

16
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$228an average of $12 per time performed $57
an average of $3 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of lower and sacral spine, 2 or 3 views

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.13% of his services

45th 236th

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$826an average of $59 per time performed $378
an average of $27 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
14
times performed,
0.13% of his services

46th 17th

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.1)
$476an average of $34 per time performed $154
an average of $11 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urine microalbumin (protein) analysis

Service Code: 82044
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.13% of his services

47th 97th

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$154an average of $11 per time performed $84
an average of $6 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Creatine kinase (cardiac enzyme) level

Service Code: 82550
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.11% of his services

48th 67th

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

12
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$180an average of $15 per time performed $72
an average of $6 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Electrocardiogram, routine ecg with 12 leads; performed a... +

Electrocardiogram, routine ecg with 12 leads; performed as a screening for the initial preventive physical examination with interpretation and report ×

Service Code: G0403
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.11% of his services

49th 203rd

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

12
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$780an average of $65 per time performed $84
an average of $7 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Rheumatoid factor analysis

Service Code: 86430
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.11% of his services

50th 371st

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

12
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$156an average of $13 per time performed $96
an average of $8 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Initial preventive physical examination; face-to-face vis... +

Initial preventive physical examination; face-to-face visit, services limited to new beneficiary during the first 12 months of medicare enrollment ×

Service Code: G0402
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.1% of his services

51st 166th

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

11
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,617an average of $147 per time performed $1,617
an average of $147 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ribs of one side of body, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73510
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.1% of his services

52nd 277th

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

11
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$583an average of $53 per time performed $319
an average of $29 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 "Internal Medicine." 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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