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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $113 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,020
Rank: 7th
out of 812 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
4,569
Rank: 18th
out of 812 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
4.5 This Provider
Avg 3.4
Total Paid
by Medicare
$177K
Rank: 12th
out of 812 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$173 This Provider
Avg $113

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

JOHN RIGGS PA-C

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 35 different services in 2014
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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 2-14 skin growths

Service Code: 17003
Performed in an office
1,123
times performed,
25% of his services

1st 5th

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

210
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$11,062an average of $10 per time performed $6,513
an average of $6 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
865
times performed,
19% of his services

2nd 2nd

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

582
patients got this service, 57% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$88,784an average of $103 per time performed $57,445
an average of $66 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
493
times performed,
11% of his services

3rd 1st

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

389
patients got this service, 38% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$34,623an average of $70 per time performed $17,477
an average of $35 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of up to 14 skin growths

Service Code: 17110
Performed in an office
475
times performed,
10% of his services

4th 36th

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

374
patients got this service, 37% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$50,094an average of $105 per time performed $30,110
an average of $63 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of single growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11100
Performed in an office
440
times performed,
10% of his services

5th 29th

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

394
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$42,671an average of $97 per time performed $22,664
an average of $52 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
425
times performed,
9% of his services

6th 16th

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

305
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$30,320an average of $71 per time performed $12,457
an average of $29 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
166
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 21st

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

166
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$17,161an average of $103 per time performed $10,679
an average of $64 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
162
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 17th

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

148
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$6,872an average of $42 per time performed $4,078
an average of $25 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
87
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 38th

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

87
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,232an average of $72 per time performed $2,756
an average of $32 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
75
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 62nd

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

60
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,387an average of $32 per time performed $1,469
an average of $20 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specif... +

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specified, 10 mg ×

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
70
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 18th

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

22
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$350an average of $5 per time performed $90
an average of $1 per time performed
medical
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Biopsy of ear

Service Code: 69100
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.7% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

32
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,012an average of $94 per time performed $1,455
an average of $45 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
24
times performed,
0.53% of his services

13th 134th

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

22
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,936an average of $164 per time performed $2,568
an average of $107 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 1... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99201
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.44% of his services

14th 81st

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$824an average of $41 per time performed $439
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Injection of up to 7 skin growths

Service Code: 11900
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.42% of his services

15th 132nd

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$992an average of $52 per time performed $457
an average of $24 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 15 or more skin growths

Service Code: 17004
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.42% of his services

16th 84th

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,677an average of $141 per time performed $1,738
an average of $91 per time performed
medical
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
14
times performed,
0.31% of his services

17th 159th

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,881an average of $134 per time performed $1,254
an average of $90 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 15 or more skin growths

Service Code: 17111
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.26% of his services

18th 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, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,539an average of $128 per time performed $927
an average of $77 per time performed
medical
TEMPORARY CODES

All potassium hydroxide (koh) preparations

Service Code: Q0112
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.24% of his services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$220an average of $20 per time performed $63
an average of $6 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.

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John T Riggs
Average for Physician Assistant, Medical 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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