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This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $230 per patient in 2013.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
866
Rank: 110th
out of 272 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
5,560
Rank: 88th
out of 272 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
6.4 This Provider
Avg 5.4
Total Paid
by Medicare
$169K
Rank: 128th
out of 272 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$195 This Provider
Avg $230

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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Catherine H. Kassens
Average for Dermatology Providers in North Carolina

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 37 different services in 2013
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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
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of multiple skin growths

Service Code: 17003
Performed in an office
2,301
times performed,
41% of her services

1st 1st

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

365
patients got this service, 42% of her patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$17,810an average of $8 per time performed $10,239
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
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
1,211
times performed,
22% of her services

2nd 6th

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

634
patients got this service, 73% of her patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$53,454an average of $44 per time performed $35,143
an average of $29 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
853
times performed,
15% of her services

3rd 3rd

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

486
patients got this service, 56% of her patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$71,788an average of $84 per time performed $43,042
an average of $50 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
505
times performed,
9% of her services

4th 2nd

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

368
patients got this service, 42% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$37,153an average of $74 per time performed $24,588
an average of $49 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of single growth of skin, tissue, or mouth

Service Code: 11100
Performed in an office
324
times performed,
6% of her services

5th 4th

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

262
patients got this service, 30% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$35,037an average of $108 per time performed $23,889
an average of $74 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (1.1 centimeters to 2.0 c... +

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

Service Code: 17262
Performed in an office
46
times performed,
0.83% of her services

6th 14th

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

41
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$8,474an average of $184 per time performed $5,854
an average of $127 per time performed
medical
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
46
times performed,
0.83% of her services

7th 10th

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

46
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,536an average of $77 per time performed $2,185
an average of $48 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of each additional growth of skin, tissue, or mouth +

Biopsy of each additional growth of skin, tissue, or mouth ×

Service Code: 11101
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
0.67% of her services

8th 9th

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

31
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,280an average of $35 per time performed $902
an average of $24 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (1.1 centimeters to 2.0 c... +

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

Service Code: 17282
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.56% of her services

9th 29th

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

31
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$6,657an average of $215 per time performed $4,775
an average of $154 per time performed
medical
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
26
times performed,
0.47% of her services

10th 11th

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

26
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,842an average of $109 per time performed $1,896
an average of $73 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (1.1 centimeters to 2.0 c... +

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

Service Code: 17272
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.4% of her services

11th 33rd

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,299an average of $195 per time performed $2,986
an average of $136 per time performed
medical
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Biopsy of ear

Service Code: 69100
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.32% of her services

12th 35th

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,957an average of $109 per time performed $1,261
an average of $70 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (0.6 centimeters to 1.0 c... +

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

Service Code: 17281
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.29% of her services

13th 25th

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,964an average of $185 per time performed $2,164
an average of $135 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of up to 14 skin growths

Service Code: 17110
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.23% of her services

14th 8th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,501an average of $115 per time performed $867
an average of $67 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Shaving of 1.1 to 2.0 centimeters skin growth of the trun... +

Shaving of 1.1 to 2.0 centimeters skin growth of the trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 11302
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.22% of her services

15th 32nd

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,391an average of $116 per time performed $1,052
an average of $88 per time performed

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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