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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $334 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 11 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
581
Rank: 32nd
out of 184 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
10,616
Rank: 16th
out of 184 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
18.3 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 10.7
Total Paid
by Medicare
$361K
Rank: 9th
out of 184 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$622 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $334

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 his 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.

Patients saw before

NEAL TAUB M.D.

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 38 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
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
2,023
times performed,
19% of his services

1st 5th

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

538
patients got this service, 93% of his patients
3.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$162,143an average of $80 per time performed $97,387
an average of $48 per time performed
medical
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
1,607
times performed,
15% of his services

2nd 29th

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

536
patients got this service, 92% of his patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$48,210an average of $30 per time performed $10,590
an average of $7 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Body fluid ph level

Service Code: 83986
Performed in an office
1,603
times performed,
15% of his services

3rd 28th

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

536
patients got this service, 92% of his patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$48,090an average of $30 per time performed $7,294
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Drug screen, qualitative; multiple drug classes by high c... +

Drug screen, qualitative; multiple drug classes by high complexity test method (e.g., immunoassay, enzyme assay), per patient encounter ×

Service Code: G0431
Performed in an office
1,323
times performed,
12% of his services

4th 14th

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

495
patients got this service, 85% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$199,535an average of $151 per time performed $126,214
an average of $95 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Opiates (drug) measurement

Service Code: 83925
Performed in an office
750
times performed,
7% of his services

5th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in NC perform this service

202
patients got this service, 35% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$30,000an average of $40 per time performed $19,223
an average of $26 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Cocaine (drug) level

Service Code: 82520
Performed in an office
430
times performed,
4% of his services

6th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in NC perform this service

208
patients got this service, 36% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$15,084an average of $35 per time performed $8,540
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of tendon attachment to bone

Service Code: 20551
Performed in an office
337
times performed,
3% of his services

7th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in NC perform this service

75
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$42,176an average of $125 per time performed $7,832
an average of $23 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
333
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 7th

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

239
patients got this service, 41% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$46,620an average of $140 per time performed $24,106
an average of $72 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Benzodiazepines level

Service Code: 80154
Performed in an office
254
times performed,
2% of his services

9th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in NC perform this service

203
patients got this service, 35% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$17,780an average of $70 per time performed $6,106
an average of $24 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of trigger points in 3 or more muscles

Service Code: 20553
Performed in an office
224
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 67th

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

75
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$33,600an average of $150 per time performed $9,354
an average of $42 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Amphetamine or methamphetamine level

Service Code: 82145
Performed in an office
207
times performed,
2% of his services

11th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in NC perform this service

204
patients got this service, 35% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,245an average of $35 per time performed $4,194
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Pcp drug level

Service Code: 83992
Performed in an office
205
times performed,
2% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in NC perform this service

203
patients got this service, 35% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,200an average of $40 per time performed $3,924
an average of $19 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Methadone level

Service Code: 83840
Performed in an office
203
times performed,
2% of his services

13th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in NC perform this service

201
patients got this service, 35% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,105an average of $35 per time performed $4,316
an average of $21 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Drug confirmation test

Service Code: 80102
Performed in an office
199
times performed,
2% of his services

14th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in NC perform this service

196
patients got this service, 34% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$9,950an average of $50 per time performed $3,449
an average of $17 per time performed
medical
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
123
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 15th

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

123
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$28,905an average of $235 per time performed $14,199
an average of $115 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Psychological testing with interpretation and report by c... +

Psychological testing with interpretation and report by computer ×

Service Code: 96103
Performed in an office
95
times performed,
0.89% of his services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in NC perform this service

95
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,650an average of $70 per time performed $1,933
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20610
Performed in an office
54
times performed,
0.51% of his services

17th 21st

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

30
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$6,480an average of $120 per time performed $1,682
an average of $31 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Drug screen, other than chromatographic; any number of dr... +

Drug screen, other than chromatographic; any number of drug classes, by clia waived test or moderate complexity test, per patient encounter ×

Service Code: G0434
Performed in an office
41
times performed,
0.39% of his services

18th 16th

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

26
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$1,650an average of $40 per time performed $494
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of trigger points in 1 or 2 muscles

Service Code: 20552
Performed in an office
38
times performed,
0.36% of his services

19th 57th

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

25
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$4,370an average of $115 per time performed $1,207
an average of $32 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Chemical analysis

Service Code: 82492
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.27% of his services

20th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in NC perform this service

26
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,015an average of $35 per time performed $682
an average of $24 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasonic guidance imaging supervision and interpretatio... +

Ultrasonic guidance imaging supervision and interpretation for insertion of needle ×

Service Code: 76942
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.24% of his services

21st 69th

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$6,240an average of $240 per time performed $1,364
an average of $52 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of anesthetic agent, other peripheral nerve or ... +

Injection of anesthetic agent, other peripheral nerve or branch ×

Service Code: 64450
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.19% of his services

22nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in NC perform this service

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,890an average of $295 per time performed $1,413
an average of $71 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.

Neal Stephen Taub
Average for Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 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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