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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $228 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,400
Rank: 35th
out of 277 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
17,001
Rank: 6th
out of 277 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
12.1 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 5.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$1.35M
Rank: 1st
out of 277 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$963 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $228

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 her 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

HEATHER LOESCH MD

Patients saw after

Individuals

JEFFREY WARHAFTIG

LARRY BEARD

TRAVIS PICKENS

FRED SCIALABBA

HA EVANS

Organizations

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

NEW HANOVER REGIONAL ME...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 88 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
5,291
times performed,
31% of her services

1st 1st

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

760
patients got this service, 54% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$105,820an average of $20 per time performed $38,307
an average of $7 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
2,032
times performed,
12% of her services

2nd 2nd

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

1,211
patients got this service, 87% of her patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$197,104an average of $97 per time performed $94,508
an average of $47 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of up to 14 skin growths

Service Code: 17110
Performed in an office
1,608
times performed,
9% of her services

3rd 8th

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

1,029
patients got this service, 74% of her patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$238,129an average of $148 per time performed $118,204
an average of $74 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
1,299
times performed,
8% of her services

4th 3rd

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

875
patients got this service, 63% of her patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$141,591an average of $109 per time performed $43,932
an average of $34 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 15 or more skin growths

Service Code: 17004
Performed in an office
1,058
times performed,
6% of her services

5th 13th

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

554
patients got this service, 40% of her patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$264,500an average of $250 per time performed $111,640
an average of $106 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of single growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11100
Performed in an office
883
times performed,
5% of her services

6th 4th

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

631
patients got this service, 45% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$123,620an average of $140 per time performed $45,024
an average of $51 per time performed
medical
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
772
times performed,
5% of her services

7th 25th

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

322
patients got this service, 23% of her patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$428,460an average of $555 per time performed $216,924
an average of $281 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
719
times performed,
4% of her services

8th 9th

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

323
patients got this service, 23% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$54,644an average of $76 per time performed $17,234
an average of $24 per time performed
medical
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
665
times performed,
4% of her services

9th 18th

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

362
patients got this service, 26% of her patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$619,780an average of $932 per time performed $262,123
an average of $394 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
235
times performed,
1% of her services

10th 14th

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

151
patients got this service, 11% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$56,400an average of $240 per time performed $22,692
an average of $97 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Aminolevulinic acid hcl for topical administration, 20%, ... +

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

Service Code: J7308
Performed in an office
229
times performed,
1% of her services

11th 17th

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

79
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$64,949an average of $284 per time performed $41,055
an average of $179 per time performed
medical
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
210
times performed,
1% of her services

12th 19th

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

78
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$37,380an average of $178 per time performed $20,110
an average of $96 per time performed
medical
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Biopsy of ear

Service Code: 69100
Performed in an office
200
times performed,
1% of her services

13th 31st

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

149
patients got this service, 11% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$28,600an average of $143 per time performed $8,602
an average of $43 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
160
times performed,
0.94% of her services

14th 5th

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

143
patients got this service, 10% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$23,360an average of $146 per time performed $11,576
an average of $72 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 15 or more skin growths

Service Code: 17111
Performed in an office
157
times performed,
0.92% of her services

15th 54th

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

125
patients got this service, 9% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$27,789an average of $177 per time performed $13,397
an average of $85 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 scalp, neck, hands, feet, or genitals ×

Service Code: 17272
Performed in an office
138
times performed,
0.81% of her services

16th 33rd

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

87
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$35,742an average of $259 per time performed $14,544
an average of $105 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
130
times performed,
0.76% of her services

17th 10th

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

130
patients got this service, 9% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$18,850an average of $145 per time performed $9,082
an average of $70 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Repair of wound (2.6 to 7.5 centimeters) of forehead, che... +

Repair of wound (2.6 to 7.5 centimeters) of forehead, cheeks, chin, mouth, neck, underarms, genitals, hands, and/or feet ×

Service Code: 13132
Performed in an office
118
times performed,
0.69% of her services

18th 35th

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

100
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$94,282an average of $799 per time performed $21,192
an average of $180 per time performed
medical
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
91
times performed,
0.54% of her services

19th 73rd

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

83
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$97,825an average of $1,075 per time performed $51,544
an average of $566 per time performed
medical
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
80
times performed,
0.47% of her services

20th 78th

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

74
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$84,480an average of $1,056 per time performed $43,796
an average of $547 per time performed
medical
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
63
times performed,
0.37% of her services

21st 72nd

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

54
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$16,695an average of $265 per time performed $7,993
an average of $127 per time performed
medical
EYE

Biopsy of eyelid

Service Code: 67810
Performed in an office
58
times performed,
0.34% of her services

22nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

56
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$16,878an average of $291 per time performed $6,595
an average of $114 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
52
times performed,
0.31% of her services

23rd 7th

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

52
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$3,120an average of $60 per time performed $1,589
an average of $31 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Relocation of patient skin to nose, ears, eyelids, and/or... +

Relocation of patient skin to nose, ears, eyelids, and/or lips (20 sq centimeters or less) ×

Service Code: 15260
Performed in an office
45
times performed,
0.26% of her services

24th 96th

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

43
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$62,100an average of $1,380 per time performed $33,867
an average of $753 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
38
times performed,
0.22% of her services

25th 11th

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

38
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,800an average of $100 per time performed $1,798
an average of $47 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 face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips, or mouth ×

Service Code: 17282
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.21% of her services

26th 28th

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

29
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$10,242an average of $285 per time performed $4,784
an average of $133 per time performed
medical
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 scalp, neck, hands, feet, or genitals ×

Service Code: 17273
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
0.21% of her services

27th 98th

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

27
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$12,863an average of $368 per time performed $4,640
an average of $133 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Injection of up to 7 skin growths

Service Code: 11900
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
0.21% of her services

28th 27th

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

28
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,695an average of $77 per time performed $918
an average of $26 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
35
times performed,
0.21% of her services

29th 12th

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

27
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$140an average of $4 per time performed $48
an average of $1 per time performed
medical
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

Biopsy of lip

Service Code: 40490
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.19% of her services

30th 112th

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

30
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,728an average of $179 per time performed $2,770
an average of $87 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Tissue transfer repair of wound (10.1 to 30.0 sq centimet... +

Tissue transfer repair of wound (10.1 to 30.0 sq centimeters) of the forehead, cheeks, chin, mouth, neck, underarms, genitals, hands, and/or feet ×

Service Code: 14041
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.15% of her services

31st 100th

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

23
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$32,825an average of $1,313 per time performed $17,578
an average of $703 per time performed
medical
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
21
times performed,
0.12% of her services

32nd 91st

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

16
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$17,850an average of $850 per time performed $8,175
an average of $389 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Repair of wound (2.6 to 7.5 centimeters) of eyelids, nose... +

Repair of wound (2.6 to 7.5 centimeters) of eyelids, nose, ears, and/or lips ×

Service Code: 13152
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.12% of her services

33rd 90th

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

20
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$16,233an average of $773 per time performed $4,129
an average of $197 per time performed
medical
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 ×

Service Code: 17314
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.11% of her services

34th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$9,785an average of $515 per time performed $4,362
an average of $230 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Repair of wound (1.1 to 2.5 centimeters) of forehead, che... +

Repair of wound (1.1 to 2.5 centimeters) of forehead, cheeks, chin, mouth, neck, underarms, genitals, hands, and/or feet ×

Service Code: 13131
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.08% of her services

35th 117th

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,902an average of $493 per time performed $2,137
an average of $153 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Repair of wound (2.6 to 7.5 centimeters) of trunk

Service Code: 13101
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.07% of her services

36th 86th

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

12
patients got this service, 0.86% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$6,516an average of $543 per time performed $2,770
an average of $231 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Tissue transfer repair of wound (10.1 to 30.0 sq centimet... +

Tissue transfer repair of wound (10.1 to 30.0 sq centimeters) of eyelids, nose, ears, and/or lips ×

Service Code: 14061
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.07% of her services

37th 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, 0.86% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$16,896an average of $1,408 per time performed $9,067
an average of $756 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.

Heather Aimee Loesch
Average for Dermatology 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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