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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
2,071
Rank: 93rd
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
7,853
Rank: 51st
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
3.8 This Provider
Avg 3.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$388K
Rank: 78th
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$188 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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John A. Morrison
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.

Patients saw before

John A. Morrison

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 40 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
1,414
times performed,
18% of his services

1st 6th

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

519
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$43,834an average of $31 per time performed $8,484
an average of $6 per time performed
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
1,119
times performed,
14% of his services

2nd 14th

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

582
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$23,499an average of $21 per time performed $3,357
an average of $3 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, regadenoson (lexiscan), 0.1 mg

Service Code: J2785
Performed in an office
670
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd 9th

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

168
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$38,190an average of $57 per time performed $27,470
an average of $41 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
484
times performed,
6% of his services

4th 2nd

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

257
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$22,264an average of $46 per time performed $3,388
an average of $7 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
430
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 1st

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

361
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$65,360an average of $152 per time performed $30,100
an average of $70 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
387
times performed,
5% of his services

6th 3rd

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

365
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$33,669an average of $87 per time performed $5,031
an average of $13 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
372
times performed,
5% of his services

7th 8th

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

198
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$43,152an average of $116 per time performed $20,088
an average of $54 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
334
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 5th

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

300
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$33,400an average of $100 per time performed $16,032
an average of $48 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
263
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 4th

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

261
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$188,308an average of $716 per time performed $13,150
an average of $50 per time performed
ADMINISTRATIVE

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

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

Service Code: A9502
Performed in an office
239
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 32nd

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

238
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$30,831an average of $129 per time performed $21,510
an average of $90 per time performed
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
235
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 15th

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

233
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$589,850an average of $2,510 per time performed $83,660
an average of $356 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 supervision, interpretation, and report ×

Service Code: 93015
Performed in an office
201
times performed,
3% of his services

12th 18th

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

200
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$84,018an average of $418 per time performed $13,266
an average of $66 per time performed
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
200
times performed,
3% of his services

13th 20th

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

199
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$133,000an average of $665 per time performed $11,800
an average of $59 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
196
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 16th

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

195
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$35,868an average of $183 per time performed $2,352
an average of $12 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
162
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 10th

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

162
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$199,908an average of $1,234 per time performed $24,948
an average of $154 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
141
times performed,
2% of his services

16th 33rd

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

130
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$9,588an average of $68 per time performed $1,551
an average of $11 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
137
times performed,
2% of his services

17th 17th

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

132
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$40,415an average of $295 per time performed $20,413
an average of $149 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
82
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 38th

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

81
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$10,660an average of $130 per time performed $4,346
an average of $53 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
64
times performed,
0.81% of his services

19th 26th

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

63
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$43,200an average of $675 per time performed $13,120
an average of $205 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
49
times performed,
0.62% of his services

20th 23rd

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)
$12,544an average of $256 per time performed $5,243
an average of $107 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care discharge

Service Code: 99217
Performed in a facility
49
times performed,
0.62% of his services

21st 69th

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)
$6,076an average of $124 per time performed $2,499
an average of $51 per time performed
MEDICINE

Insertion of heart artery stent via catheter

Service Code: 92980
Performed in a facility
43
times performed,
0.55% of his services

22nd 39th

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

43
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$190,619an average of $4,433 per time performed $26,402
an average of $614 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
42
times performed,
0.53% of his services

23rd 46th

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

40
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,554an average of $37 per time performed $462
an average of $11 per time performed
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
38
times performed,
0.48% of his services

24th 44th

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

38
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$9,880an average of $260 per time performed $2,774
an average of $73 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care typically 70 minutes per day

Service Code: 99220
Performed in a facility
37
times performed,
0.47% of his services

25th 90th

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

37
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,730an average of $290 per time performed $5,106
an average of $138 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.46% of his services

26th 37th

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

35
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,304an average of $64 per time performed $396
an average of $11 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver function blood test panel

Service Code: 80076
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.46% of his services

27th 57th

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

35
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,520an average of $70 per time performed $432
an average of $12 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
35
times performed,
0.45% of his services

28th 45th

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

34
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,405an average of $183 per time performed $420
an average of $12 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 tracing and monitoring ×

Service Code: 93017
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.42% of his services

29th 59th

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

33
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,861an average of $117 per time performed $1,254
an average of $38 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
28
times performed,
0.36% of his services

30th 73rd

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

28
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$22,400an average of $800 per time performed $5,768
an average of $206 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on ... +

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on both sides of head and neck ×

Service Code: 93880
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.33% of his services

31st 28th

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

26
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,546an average of $521 per time performed $3,406
an average of $131 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent observation care, typically 25 minutes per day +

Subsequent observation care, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99225
Performed in a facility
25
times performed,
0.32% of his services

32nd 131st

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

17
patients got this service, 0.82% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,000an average of $120 per time performed $1,350
an average of $54 per time performed
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 frequently than once a week; billing units of service include 4 tests ×

Service Code: G0250
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.32% of his services

33rd 122nd

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

16
patients got this service, 0.77% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.6)
$625an average of $25 per time performed $125
an average of $5 per time performed
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm symptom-related tracing of 24-hour ekg monit... +

Heart rhythm symptom-related tracing of 24-hour ekg monitoring up to 30 days ×

Service Code: 93270
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.31% of his services

34th 101st

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)
$3,552an average of $148 per time performed $216
an average of $9 per time performed
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm symptom-related interpretation of 24-hour ek... +

Heart rhythm symptom-related interpretation of 24-hour ekg monitoring up to 30 days ×

Service Code: 93272
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.31% of his services

35th 88th

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)
$4,872an average of $203 per time performed $456
an average of $19 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound evaluation of heart blood vessel during diagno... +

Ultrasound evaluation of heart blood vessel during diagnosis or treatment ×

Service Code: 93571
Performed in a facility
22
times performed,
0.28% of his services

36th 153rd

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)
$5,170an average of $235 per time performed $1,474
an average of $67 per time performed
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
21
times performed,
0.27% of his services

37th 22nd

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

20
patients got this service, 0.97% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,452an average of $212 per time performed $2,163
an average of $103 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 an office
21
times performed,
0.27% of his services

38th 42nd

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)
$966an average of $46 per time performed $147
an average of $7 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 a facility
17
times performed,
0.22% of his services

39th 19th

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

17
patients got this service, 0.82% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,006an average of $118 per time performed $272
an average of $16 per time performed
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-... +

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-hour ekg ×

Service Code: 93227
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.22% of his services

40th 51st

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

17
patients got this service, 0.82% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,451an average of $203 per time performed $357
an average of $21 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
15
times performed,
0.19% of his services

41st 71st

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

15
patients got this service, 0.72% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,500an average of $100 per time performed $720
an average of $48 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care typically 50 minutes

Service Code: 99219
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
0.18% of his services

42nd 130th

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

14
patients got this service, 0.68% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,870an average of $205 per time performed $1,400
an average of $100 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 a facility
13
times performed,
0.17% of his services

43rd 21st

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

13
patients got this service, 0.63% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,911an average of $147 per time performed $767
an average of $59 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on ... +

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on both sides of head and neck ×

Service Code: 93880
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.14% of his services

44th 65th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.53% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,553an average of $323 per time performed $253
an average of $23 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 6... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 60 minutes ×

Service Code: 99205
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.14% of his services

45th 41st

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

11
patients got this service, 0.53% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,487an average of $317 per time performed $1,452
an average of $132 per time performed
MEDICINE

Follow-up or limited ultrasound examination of heart

Service Code: 93308
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.14% of his services

46th 62nd

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

11
patients got this service, 0.53% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,540an average of $140 per time performed $220
an average of $20 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 "Interventional Cardiology." 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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