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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $283 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,472
Rank: 35th
out of 264 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
8,678
Rank: 34th
out of 264 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
5.9 This Provider
Avg 5.4
Total Paid
by Medicare
$526K
Rank: 27th
out of 264 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$358 This Provider
Avg $283

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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Russell R. Burken
Average for Dermatology Providers in Georgia

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

HOWARD MARTIN

PETER GRAY

MARC COAN

JIM WADE

MARGARET KOPCHICK

Organizations

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

NORTHEAST GEORGIA MEDIC...

Patients saw before

Russell R. Burken

Patients saw after

Individuals

SUSAN WILLIAMS

PETER GRAY

HOWARD MARTIN

MARC COAN

JIM WADE

Organizations

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

NORTHEAST GEORGIA MEDIC...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 37 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
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 2-14 skin growths

Service Code: 17003
Performed in an office
2,100
times performed,
24% of his services

1st 1st

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

514
patients got this service, 35% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$50,400an average of $24 per time performed $10,500
an average of $5 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Pathology examination of tissue using a microscope, inter... +

Pathology examination of tissue using a microscope, intermediate complexity ×

Service Code: 88305
Performed in an office
1,297
times performed,
15% of his services

2nd 5th

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

756
patients got this service, 51% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$132,294an average of $102 per time performed $36,316
an average of $28 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
986
times performed,
11% of his services

3rd 3rd

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

769
patients got this service, 52% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$157,760an average of $160 per time performed $42,398
an average of $43 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
659
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 2nd

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

523
patients got this service, 36% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$55,356an average of $84 per time performed $31,632
an average of $48 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
627
times performed,
7% of his services

5th 9th

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

542
patients got this service, 37% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$77,748an average of $124 per time performed $42,009
an average of $67 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of single growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11100
Performed in an office
578
times performed,
7% of his services

6th 4th

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

498
patients got this service, 34% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$122,536an average of $212 per time performed $38,148
an average of $66 per time performed
DRUGS

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

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

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
381
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 15th

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

74
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,286an average of $6 per time performed $381
an average of $1 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
380
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 6th

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

309
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$21,280an average of $56 per time performed $11,400
an average of $30 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal and microscopic examination of growth of the head... +

Removal and microscopic examination of growth of the head, neck, hands, feet, or genitals (first stage, up to 5 tissue blocks) ×

Service Code: 17311
Performed in an office
250
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 11th

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

193
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$289,000an average of $1,156 per time performed $63,500
an average of $254 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of each additional growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11101
Performed in an office
220
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 8th

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

153
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$22,000an average of $100 per time performed $5,280
an average of $24 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Tissue transfer repair of wound (10 sq centimeters or les... +

Tissue transfer repair of wound (10 sq centimeters or less) of the forehead, cheeks, chin, mouth, neck, underarms, genitals, hands, and/or feet ×

Service Code: 14040
Performed in an office
142
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 54th

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

120
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$191,984an average of $1,352 per time performed $73,982
an average of $521 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 15 or more skin growths

Service Code: 17004
Performed in an office
110
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 12th

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

71
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$33,000an average of $300 per time performed $12,210
an average of $111 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Tissue transfer repair of wound (10 sq centimeters or les... +

Tissue transfer repair of wound (10 sq centimeters or less) of eyelids, nose, ears, and/or lips ×

Service Code: 14060
Performed in an office
103
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 43rd

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

97
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$173,040an average of $1,680 per time performed $58,092
an average of $564 per time performed
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
85
times performed,
0.98% of his services

14th 13th

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

85
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,220an average of $132 per time performed $5,270
an average of $62 per time performed
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
74
times performed,
0.85% of his services

15th 10th

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

74
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,104an average of $96 per time performed $3,626
an average of $49 per time performed
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
69
times performed,
0.8% of his services

16th 23rd

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

45
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$22,356an average of $324 per time performed $6,831
an average of $99 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal and microscopic examination of growth of the head... +

Removal and microscopic examination of growth of the head, neck, hands, feet, or genitals ×

Service Code: 17312
Performed in an office
58
times performed,
0.67% of his services

17th 14th

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

47
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$40,368an average of $696 per time performed $17,052
an average of $294 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of up to 14 skin growths

Service Code: 17110
Performed in an office
53
times performed,
0.61% of his services

18th 7th

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

49
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$11,872an average of $224 per time performed $3,445
an average of $65 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
48
times performed,
0.55% of his services

19th 66th

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

47
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,536an average of $32 per time performed $672
an average of $14 per time performed
MEDICINE

Application of light to aid destruction of premalignant a... +

Application of light to aid destruction of premalignant and/or malignant skin growths, each session ×

Service Code: 96567
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
0.5% of his services

20th 24th

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

27
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$8,600an average of $200 per time performed $3,784
an average of $88 per time performed
DRUGS

Aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride (levulan kerastick) for... +

Aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride (levulan kerastick) for topical administration, 20%, single unit dosage form (354 mg) ×

Service Code: J7308
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
0.5% of his services

21st 18th

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

27
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$9,460an average of $220 per time performed $5,160
an average of $120 per time performed
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
42
times performed,
0.48% of his services

22nd 44th

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

31
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$15,960an average of $380 per time performed $4,200
an average of $100 per time performed
EYE

Biopsy of eyelid

Service Code: 67810
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.46% of his services

23rd 89th

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

38
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,440an average of $336 per time performed $4,920
an average of $123 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Tissue transfer repair of wound (10 sq centimeters or les... +

Tissue transfer repair of wound (10 sq centimeters or less) of the trunk ×

Service Code: 14000
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
0.43% of his services

24th Alert

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

35
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$31,820an average of $860 per time performed $16,058
an average of $434 per time performed
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Biopsy of ear

Service Code: 69100
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
0.39% of his services

25th 33rd

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

32
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,072an average of $208 per time performed $1,734
an average of $51 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
34
times performed,
0.39% of his services

26th 101st

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

34
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,848an average of $172 per time performed $3,162
an average of $93 per time performed
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
27
times performed,
0.31% of his services

27th 76th

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

20
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$10,476an average of $388 per time performed $3,645
an average of $135 per time performed
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
24
times performed,
0.28% of his services

28th 34th

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

20
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,856an average of $244 per time performed $2,184
an average of $91 per time performed
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 scalp, neck, hands, feet, or genitals ×

Service Code: 17271
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.28% of his services

29th 74th

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

20
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$7,392an average of $308 per time performed $2,520
an average of $105 per time performed
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
21
times performed,
0.24% of his services

30th 40th

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

19
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$9,240an average of $440 per time performed $2,835
an average of $135 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of malignant growth (2.1 to 3.0 centimeters) of t... +

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

Service Code: 11603
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.17% of his services

31st 35th

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

15
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$6,600an average of $440 per time performed $2,520
an average of $168 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal and microscopic examination of growth of the trun... +

Removal and microscopic examination of growth of the trunk, arms, or legs (first stage, up to 5 tissue blocks) ×

Service Code: 17313
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.16% of his services

32nd 25th

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

13
patients got this service, 0.88% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$14,784an average of $1,056 per time performed $3,220
an average of $230 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Drainage of multiple abscess

Service Code: 10061
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.15% of his services

33rd 91st

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

12
patients got this service, 0.82% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$5,148an average of $396 per time performed $1,664
an average of $128 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of the trunk, ... +

Removal of growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of the trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 11402
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.15% of his services

34th 50th

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

13
patients got this service, 0.88% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,264an average of $328 per time performed $1,170
an average of $90 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of t... +

Removal of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of the trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 11602
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.14% of his services

35th 22nd

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

12
patients got this service, 0.82% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,952an average of $496 per time performed $2,064
an average of $172 per time performed
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
11
times performed,
0.13% of his services

36th 26th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.75% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$616an average of $56 per time performed $286
an average of $26 per time performed
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 face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips, or mouth ×

Service Code: 17281
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.13% of his services

37th 41st

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

11
patients got this service, 0.75% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,004an average of $364 per time performed $1,331
an average of $121 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 "Dermatology." 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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