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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $272 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
941
Rank: 125th
out of 344 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
6,602
Rank: 87th
out of 344 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
7 This Provider
Avg 5.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$214K
Rank: 135th
out of 344 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$227 This Provider
Avg $272

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

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

Catherine H. Kassens

Patients saw after

Individuals

THOMAS POTTLE

WANLI CHENG

JAMES KESLER

MICHAEL YARNOZ

HA EVANS

Organizations

COASTAL CAROLINA PATHOL...

NEW HANOVER REGIONAL ME...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 18 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
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 2-14 skin growths

Service Code: 17003
Performed in an office
2,733
times performed,
41% of her services

1st 1st

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

437
patients got this service, 46% of her patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$21,864an average of $8 per time performed $13,665
an average of $5 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
1,127
times performed,
17% of her services

2nd 4th

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

622
patients got this service, 66% of her patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$49,588an average of $44 per time performed $33,810
an average of $30 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
934
times performed,
14% of her services

3rd 3rd

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

531
patients got this service, 56% of her patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$78,456an average of $84 per time performed $45,766
an average of $49 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
760
times performed,
12% of her services

4th 2nd

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

517
patients got this service, 55% of her patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$56,240an average of $74 per time performed $37,240
an average of $49 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of single growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11100
Performed in an office
534
times performed,
8% of her services

5th 5th

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

392
patients got this service, 42% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$57,672an average of $108 per time performed $40,050
an average of $75 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of each additional growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11101
Performed in an office
119
times performed,
2% of her services

6th 9th

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

90
patients got this service, 10% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,165an average of $35 per time performed $2,975
an average of $25 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

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

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

Service Code: 17262
Performed in an office
80
times performed,
1% of her services

7th 16th

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

62
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$14,720an average of $184 per time performed $10,080
an average of $126 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

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

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

Service Code: 17282
Performed in an office
66
times performed,
1% of her services

8th 30th

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

60
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$14,190an average of $215 per time performed $9,768
an average of $148 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
64
times performed,
0.97% of her services

9th 10th

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

64
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,928an average of $77 per time performed $3,136
an average of $49 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

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

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

Service Code: 17281
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.45% of her services

10th 23rd

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

27
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,640an average of $188 per time performed $3,720
an average of $124 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

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

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

Service Code: 17272
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.42% of her services

11th 35th

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

27
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,460an average of $195 per time performed $3,612
an average of $129 per time performed
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Biopsy of ear

Service Code: 69100
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.42% of her services

12th 34th

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

27
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,052an average of $109 per time performed $1,736
an average of $62 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of up to 14 skin growths

Service Code: 17110
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.35% of her services

13th 7th

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

22
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,645an average of $115 per time performed $1,817
an average of $79 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
22
times performed,
0.33% of her services

14th 11th

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

22
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,442an average of $111 per time performed $1,562
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 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.27% of her services

15th 8th

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: 1.2)
$1,962an average of $109 per time performed $1,278
an average of $71 per time performed
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
13
times performed,
0.2% of her services

16th 33rd

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)
$1,508an average of $116 per time performed $1,027
an average of $79 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Drainage of abscess

Service Code: 10060
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.18% of her services

17th 74th

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)
$1,380an average of $115 per time performed $792
an average of $66 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

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

Destruction of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) of trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 17261
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.17% of her services

18th 24th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,639an average of $149 per time performed $1,188
an average of $108 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 "Dermatology." 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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