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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 10 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
395
Rank: 185th
out of 363 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
18,019
Rank: 17th
out of 363 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
45.6 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 9.6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$275K
Rank: 30th
out of 363 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$697 This Provider is in the top 10%
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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John A. Porter
Average for Neurology 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

John A. Porter

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 43 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
DRUGS

Injection, natalizumab (tysabri), 1 mg

Service Code: J2323
Performed in an office
6,600
times performed,
37% of his services

1st 2nd

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

12
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.4)
$132,000an average of $20 per time performed $59,400
an average of $9 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, onabotulinumtoxina (botox), 1 unit

Service Code: J0585
Performed in an office
6,400
times performed,
36% of his services

2nd 1st

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

19
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$70,400an average of $11 per time performed $25,600
an average of $4 per time performed
TEMPORARY CODES

Low osmolar contrast material, 300-399 mg/ml iodine conce... +

Low osmolar contrast material, 300-399 mg/ml iodine concentration, per ml ×

Service Code: Q9967
Performed in an office
1,834
times performed,
10% of his services

3rd Alert

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

19
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,834an average of $1 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 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in an office
720
times performed,
4% of his services

4th 3rd

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

275
patients got this service, 70% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$112,320an average of $156 per time performed $52,560
an average of $73 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
370
times performed,
2% of his services

5th 33rd

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

97
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$7,400an average of $20 per time performed $1,110
an average of $3 per time performed
MEDICINE

Needle measurement and recording of nerve sensory (feel) ... +

Needle measurement and recording of nerve sensory (feel) function ×

Service Code: 95904
Performed in an office
200
times performed,
1% of his services

6th 5th

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

54
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$21,600an average of $108 per time performed $8,400
an average of $42 per time performed
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample +

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample ×

Service Code: 36415
Performed in an office
169
times performed,
0.94% of his services

7th 29th

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

135
patients got this service, 34% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,366an average of $14 per time performed $507
an average of $3 per time performed
MEDICINE

Needle measurement, rate, and recording of nerve motor (m... +

Needle measurement, rate, and recording of nerve motor (movement) function, with f-wave study ×

Service Code: 95903
Performed in an office
139
times performed,
0.77% of his services

8th 6th

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

49
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$19,182an average of $138 per time performed $7,645
an average of $55 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into lower or sacral spine

Service Code: 62311
Performed in an office
88
times performed,
0.49% of his services

9th 73rd

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

42
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$53,592an average of $609 per time performed $12,320
an average of $140 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosis +

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosis ×

Service Code: 96366
Performed in an office
86
times performed,
0.48% of his services

10th 37th

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

15
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
4.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.3)
$8,170an average of $95 per time performed $1,204
an average of $14 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation +

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation ×

Service Code: 85652
Performed in an office
83
times performed,
0.46% of his services

11th 97th

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

78
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,656an average of $32 per time performed $332
an average of $4 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosi... +

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosis up to 1 hour ×

Service Code: 96365
Performed in an office
75
times performed,
0.42% of his services

12th 57th

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

16
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
4.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.4)
$14,325an average of $191 per time performed $3,525
an average of $47 per time performed
MEDICINE

Measurement and recording of brain wave (eeg) activity, a... +

Measurement and recording of brain wave (eeg) activity, awake and drowsy ×

Service Code: 95816
Performed in an office
71
times performed,
0.39% of his services

13th 43rd

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

68
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$39,689an average of $559 per time performed $17,892
an average of $252 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, p... +

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, platelets), automated test ×

Service Code: 85025
Performed in an office
66
times performed,
0.37% of his services

14th 79th

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

57
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,376an average of $36 per time performed $726
an average of $11 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on ... +

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on both sides of head and neck ×

Service Code: 93880
Performed in an office
66
times performed,
0.37% of his services

15th 71st

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

64
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$28,182an average of $427 per time performed $8,646
an average of $131 per time performed
MEDICINE

Digital analysis of electrical brain wave activity (eeg) +

Digital analysis of electrical brain wave activity (eeg) ×

Service Code: 95957
Performed in an office
64
times performed,
0.36% of his services

16th 55th

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

61
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$38,400an average of $600 per time performed $17,856
an average of $279 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroxine (thyroid chemical) measurement

Service Code: 84436
Performed in an office
61
times performed,
0.34% of his services

17th Alert

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

60
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,806an average of $46 per time performed $488
an average of $8 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
61
times performed,
0.34% of his services

18th 92nd

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

60
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,588an average of $108 per time performed $1,403
an average of $23 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroid hormone evaluation

Service Code: 84479
Performed in an office
61
times performed,
0.34% of his services

19th Alert

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

60
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,806an average of $46 per time performed $488
an average of $8 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
59
times performed,
0.33% of his services

20th 84th

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

50
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$3,540an average of $60 per time performed $649
an average of $11 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
56
times performed,
0.31% of his services

21st 4th

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

45
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$5,600an average of $100 per time performed $2,968
an average of $53 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 6... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 60 minutes ×

Service Code: 99205
Performed in an office
49
times performed,
0.27% of his services

22nd 19th

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

49
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$16,170an average of $330 per time performed $6,958
an average of $142 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Cyanocobalamin (vitamin b-12) level

Service Code: 82607
Performed in an office
48
times performed,
0.27% of his services

23rd 81st

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

45
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,880an average of $60 per time performed $1,008
an average of $21 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of chemical for destruction of neck muscles

Service Code: 64613
Performed in an office
47
times performed,
0.26% of his services

24th 61st

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

21
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$19,646an average of $418 per time performed $4,747
an average of $101 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

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

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typically 40 minutes ×

Service Code: 99215
Performed in an office
46
times performed,
0.26% of his services

25th 11th

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

43
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$10,488an average of $228 per time performed $4,140
an average of $90 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein up to 1 hour

Service Code: 96413
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
0.24% of his services

26th 51st

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: 4.7)
$15,179an average of $353 per time performed $4,128
an average of $96 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein

Service Code: 96415
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
0.24% of his services

27th Alert

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

20
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,085an average of $95 per time performed $903
an average of $21 per time performed
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
42
times performed,
0.23% of his services

28th 9th

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

42
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,920an average of $260 per time performed $4,284
an average of $102 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Radiological supervision and interpretation of ct guidanc... +

Radiological supervision and interpretation of ct guidance for needle insertion ×

Service Code: 77012
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.22% of his services

29th 159th

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

34
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$17,800an average of $445 per time performed $3,360
an average of $84 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injection procedure into sacroiliac joint for anesthetic ... +

Injection procedure into sacroiliac joint for anesthetic or steroid ×

Service Code: 27096
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
0.21% of his services

30th Alert

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

20
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$36,371an average of $983 per time performed $3,959
an average of $107 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Measurement c-reactive protein for detection of infection... +

Measurement c-reactive protein for detection of infection or inflammation ×

Service Code: 86140
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.16% of his services

31st Alert

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

28
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$812an average of $28 per time performed $203
an average of $7 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Ct scan head or brain

Service Code: 70450
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.16% of his services

32nd 86th

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

28
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$21,028an average of $751 per time performed $3,388
an average of $121 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Ct scan of lower spine

Service Code: 72131
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.15% of his services

33rd Alert

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

27
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$24,624an average of $912 per time performed $4,239
an average of $157 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Creatine kinase (cardiac enzyme) level

Service Code: 82550
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.15% of his services

34th 144th

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

24
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$945an average of $35 per time performed $162
an average of $6 per time performed
MEDICINE

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity o... +

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity of muscles of arm or leg ×

Service Code: 95860
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.15% of his services

35th 127th

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

23
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,130an average of $190 per time performed $1,836
an average of $68 per time performed
MEDICINE

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity o... +

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity of muscles for guidance with injection of chemical for destruction of muscles ×

Service Code: 95874
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.15% of his services

36th 75th

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

16
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$2,133an average of $79 per time performed $1,296
an average of $48 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.14% of his services

37th Alert

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

24
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,170an average of $45 per time performed $286
an average of $11 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of anesthetic agent, greater occipital nerve

Service Code: 64405
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.12% of his services

38th 47th

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

15
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$9,534an average of $454 per time performed $1,407
an average of $67 per time performed
MEDICINE

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity o... +

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity of head or trunk muscles ×

Service Code: 95887
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.12% of his services

39th 131st

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

21
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,772an average of $132 per time performed $1,239
an average of $59 per time performed
MEDICINE

Placement of scalp electrodes for assessment and recordin... +

Placement of scalp electrodes for assessment and recording of responses from several areas of the nerve-brain hearing system ×

Service Code: 92585
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.1% of his services

40th Alert

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

17
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,282an average of $349 per time performed $1,602
an average of $89 per time performed
MEDICINE

Measurement and recording of nerve conduction patterns of... +

Measurement and recording of nerve conduction patterns of lower leg muscles ×

Service Code: 95934
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.09% of his services

41st 38th

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

17
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,244an average of $132 per time performed $799
an average of $47 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan brain

Service Code: 70551
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.08% of his services

42nd 49th

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

15
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,635an average of $309 per time performed $765
an average of $51 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Ct scan of upper spine

Service Code: 72125
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.07% of his services

43rd Alert

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

12
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$11,004an average of $917 per time performed $2,148
an average of $179 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 "Specialist." 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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