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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
897
Rank: 26th
out of 2,413 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
4,784
Rank: 40th
out of 2,413 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
5.3 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 2.7
Total Paid
by Medicare
$148K
Rank: 38th
out of 2,413 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$165 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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Elena M. Avila
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

REYNOLD GRINE

RON YAAR

PUSHKAR PHADKE

BENJAMIN STAHR

DONALD PULITZER

Organizations

FIRSTHEALTH OF THE CARO...

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

Patients saw before

Elena M. Avila

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 19 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
1,900
times performed,
40% of her services

1st 5th

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

329
patients got this service, 37% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$47,500an average of $25 per time performed $7,600
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 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99212
Performed in an office
996
times performed,
21% of her services

2nd 9th

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

699
patients got this service, 78% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$67,728an average of $68 per time performed $22,908
an average of $23 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
473
times performed,
10% of her services

3rd 24th

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

393
patients got this service, 44% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$47,300an average of $100 per time performed $18,920
an average of $40 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of single growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11100
Performed in an office
356
times performed,
7% of her services

4th 34th

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

314
patients got this service, 35% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$49,484an average of $139 per time performed $21,716
an average of $61 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
199
times performed,
4% of her services

5th 139th

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

199
patients got this service, 22% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,930an average of $70 per time performed $4,577
an average of $23 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
196
times performed,
4% of her services

6th 4th

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

36
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,960an average of $10 per time performed $196
an average of $1 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 15 or more skin growths

Service Code: 17004
Performed in an office
193
times performed,
4% of her services

7th 113th

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

151
patients got this service, 17% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$67,550an average of $350 per time performed $19,493
an average of $101 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of each additional growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11101
Performed in an office
102
times performed,
2% of her services

8th 61st

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

78
patients got this service, 9% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$6,222an average of $61 per time performed $2,142
an average of $21 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of up to 14 skin growths

Service Code: 17110
Performed in an office
69
times performed,
1% of her services

9th 42nd

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

64
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$10,488an average of $152 per time performed $4,485
an average of $65 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
51
times performed,
1% of her services

10th 335th

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

41
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$13,770an average of $270 per time performed $4,641
an average of $91 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
49
times performed,
1% of her services

11th 18th

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

36
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$1,225an average of $25 per time performed $686
an average of $14 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 face, ears, eyelids, nose, or lips ×

Service Code: 11642
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
0.77% of her services

12th Alert

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

34
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$12,987an average of $351 per time performed $3,256
an average of $88 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Repair of wound (2.6 to 7.5 centimeters) of trunk

Service Code: 13101
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.75% of her services

13th Alert

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

32
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$15,480an average of $430 per time performed $8,928
an average of $248 per time performed
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
36
times performed,
0.75% of her services

14th Alert

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

34
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$24,660an average of $685 per time performed $13,248
an average of $368 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Repair of wound (2.6 to 7.5 centimeters) of scalp, arms, ... +

Repair of wound (2.6 to 7.5 centimeters) of scalp, arms, and/or legs ×

Service Code: 13121
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.67% of her services

15th Alert

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

29
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$15,296an average of $478 per time performed $8,480
an average of $265 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
17
times performed,
0.36% of her services

16th 389th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,655an average of $215 per time performed $969
an average of $57 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
16
times performed,
0.33% of her services

17th Alert

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,720an average of $295 per time performed $2,048
an average of $128 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
14
times performed,
0.29% of her services

18th 199th

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,290an average of $235 per time performed $1,064
an average of $76 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 scalp, neck, hands, feet, or genitals ×

Service Code: 11622
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.25% of her services

19th Alert

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 her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,660an average of $305 per time performed $1,452
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 "Physician Assistant, Medical." 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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