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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $228 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
715
Rank: 123rd
out of 277 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
4,298
Rank: 109th
out of 277 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
6 This Provider
Avg 5.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$142K
Rank: 132nd
out of 277 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$199 This Provider
Avg $228

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 her 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

MICHAEL YARNOZ

JAMES SNYDER

JOEY EAKINS

FRED SCIALABBA

MOLLY ALLEN

Organizations

NEW HANOVER REGIONAL ME...

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

Patients saw before

CATHERINE KASSENS M.D.

Patients saw after

Individuals

THOMAS POTTLE

LEWIS WARREN

WANLI CHENG

MICHAEL YARNOZ

FRED SCIALABBA

Organizations

COASTAL CAROLINA PATHOL...

NEW HANOVER REGIONAL ME...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 36 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
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 2-14 skin growths

Service Code: 17003
Performed in an office
1,542
times performed,
36% of her services

1st 1st

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

293
patients got this service, 41% of her patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$11,889an average of $8 per time performed $8,404
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 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99212
Performed in an office
914
times performed,
21% of her services

2nd 7th

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

490
patients got this service, 69% of her patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$40,371an average of $44 per time performed $27,018
an average of $30 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
682
times performed,
16% of her services

3rd 3rd

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

384
patients got this service, 54% of her patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$58,181an average of $85 per time performed $31,126
an average of $46 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
548
times performed,
13% of her services

4th 2nd

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

369
patients got this service, 52% of her patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$40,393an average of $74 per time performed $26,764
an average of $49 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of single growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11100
Performed in an office
277
times performed,
6% of her services

5th 4th

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

218
patients got this service, 30% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$30,066an average of $109 per time performed $19,958
an average of $72 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
53
times performed,
1% of her services

6th 11th

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

53
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,057an average of $77 per time performed $2,274
an average of $43 per time performed
medical
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
41
times performed,
0.95% of her services

7th 14th

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

36
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$7,556an average of $184 per time performed $5,264
an average of $128 per time performed
medical
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
34
times performed,
0.79% of her services

8th 28th

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

32
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$7,332an average of $216 per time performed $5,048
an average of $148 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of each additional growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11101
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.77% of her services

9th 9th

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

28
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,171an average of $35 per time performed $801
an average of $24 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
25
times performed,
0.58% of her services

10th 10th

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

25
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,733an average of $109 per time performed $1,801
an average of $72 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
22
times performed,
0.51% of her services

11th 5th

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

22
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,401an average of $109 per time performed $1,722
an average of $78 per time performed
medical
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
21
times performed,
0.49% of her services

12th 33rd

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,133an average of $197 per time performed $2,649
an average of $126 per time performed
medical
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Biopsy of ear

Service Code: 69100
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.44% of her services

13th 31st

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

18
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,066an average of $109 per time performed $1,365
an average of $72 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (2.1 to 3.0 centimeters) ... +

Destruction of malignant growth (2.1 to 3.0 centimeters) of trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 17263
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.33% of her services

14th 72nd

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,826an average of $202 per time performed $1,664
an average of $119 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,
0.28% of her services

15th 32nd

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

12
patients got this service, 2% 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 $1,028
an average of $86 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.

Catherine Healy Kassens
Average for Dermatology 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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