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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $103 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
436
Rank: 299th
out of 2,413 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
3,157
Rank: 87th
out of 2,413 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
7.2 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 2.7
Total Paid
by Medicare
$52.1K
Rank: 320th
out of 2,413 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$119 This Provider
Avg $103

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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Joseph A. Head
Average for Physician Assistant 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.

Individuals

MARK BURTON

EDWARD ST.BERNARD

DEANNA MACLAREN

BETTY WHITE

HENRI KIEFFER

Organizations

MCDOWELL HOSPITAL

THE MCDOWELL HOSPITAL INC

Patients saw before

Joseph A. Head

Patients saw after

Individuals

MARK BURTON

EDWARD ST.BERNARD

DEANNA MACLAREN

BETTY WHITE

HENRI KIEFFER

Organizations

THE MCDOWELL HOSPITAL INC

MCDOWELL HOSPITAL

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 11 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
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
1,271
times performed,
40% of his services

1st 23rd

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

179
patients got this service, 41% of his patients
7.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.2)
$30,504an average of $24 per time performed $7,626
an average of $6 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
1,237
times performed,
39% of his services

2nd 9th

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

214
patients got this service, 49% of his patients
5.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$96,486an average of $78 per time performed $28,451
an average of $23 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
328
times performed,
10% of his services

3rd 1st

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

224
patients got this service, 51% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$34,112an average of $104 per time performed $11,480
an average of $35 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urinalysis, manual test

Service Code: 81002
Performed in an office
75
times performed,
2% of his services

4th 49th

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

60
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,275an average of $17 per time performed $300
an average of $4 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
68
times performed,
2% of his services

5th 2nd

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

59
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$10,880an average of $160 per time performed $3,332
an average of $49 per time performed
TEMPORARY CODES

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered t... +

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered to individuals 3 years of age and older, for intramuscular use (fluvirin) ×

Service Code: Q2037
Performed in an office
51
times performed,
2% of his services

6th 74th

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

51
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,326an average of $26 per time performed $714
an average of $14 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, vitamin b-12 cyanocobalamin, up to 1000 mcg

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
1% of his services

7th 103rd

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

20
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.2)
$731an average of $17 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 5 minutes ×

Service Code: 99211
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
1% of his services

8th 41st

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

28
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.1)
$1,650an average of $50 per time performed $363
an average of $11 per time performed
MEDICINE

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, di... +

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96372
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.76% of his services

9th 18th

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

15
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$1,080an average of $45 per time performed $264
an average of $11 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 25 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99232
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
0.44% of his services

10th 10th

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$1,890an average of $135 per time performed $532
an average of $38 per time performed
MEDICINE

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretat... +

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93000
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.41% of his services

11th 40th

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

12
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,417an average of $109 per time performed $130
an average of $10 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 "Internal Medicine." 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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