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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $267 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 10 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,396
Rank: 2nd
out of 353 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
66,814
Rank: 3rd
out of 353 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
47.9 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 10.1
Total Paid
by Medicare
$668K
Rank: 2nd
out of 353 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$478 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $267

Note: About 63% of this provider’s Medicare payments were for drugs administered in his office.
This is intended to reimburse the provider for purchasing the drugs, plus an additional percentage for overhead.

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 his 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.

Individuals

PEIWENG CHEN

JAMES KELLING

DANIEL SMITH

THOMAS HARTMANN

ANDRE MACDONALD

Organizations

FLETCHER HOSPITAL INC.

HENDERSON COUNTY HOSPIT...

Patients saw before

JAMES PATTON MD

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 51 different services in 2014
All Services

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Drug Services
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
drug
DRUGS

Injection, onabotulinumtoxina, 1 unit

Service Code: J0585
Performed in an office
37,600
times performed,
56% of his services

1st 1st

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

85
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$377,880an average of $10 per time performed $160,176
an average of $4 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, natalizumab, 1 mg

Service Code: J2323
Performed in an office
21,300
times performed,
32% of his services

2nd 2nd

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

15
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
4.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.2)
$511,200an average of $24 per time performed $242,820
an average of $11 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, incobotulinumtoxin a, 1 unit

Service Code: J0588
Performed in an office
3,050
times performed,
5% of his services

3rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

15
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$30,653an average of $10 per time performed $10,614
an average of $3 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
1,285
times performed,
2% of his services

4th 4th

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

849
patients got this service, 61% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$222,305an average of $173 per time performed $59,084
an average of $46 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
714
times performed,
1% of his services

5th 3rd

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

519
patients got this service, 37% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$182,784an average of $256 per time performed $50,087
an average of $70 per time performed
medical
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
271
times performed,
0.41% of his services

6th 69th

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

101
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$39,024an average of $144 per time performed $13,962
an average of $52 per time performed
medical
NA

Injection of chemical for destruction of nerve muscles on... +

Injection of chemical for destruction of nerve muscles on one side of neck excluding voice box accessed through the skin ×

Service Code: 64616
Performed in an office
188
times performed,
0.28% of his services

7th 90th

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

69
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$88,890an average of $473 per time performed $20,515
an average of $109 per time performed
medical
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
133
times performed,
0.2% of his services

8th 26th

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

118
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,330an average of $10 per time performed $391
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
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
132
times performed,
0.2% of his services

9th 7th

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

132
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$51,744an average of $392 per time performed $14,348
an average of $109 per time performed
medical
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
87
times performed,
0.13% of his services

10th 15th

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

87
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$42,369an average of $487 per time performed $12,747
an average of $147 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of chemical for destruction of nerve muscles on... +

Injection of chemical for destruction of nerve muscles on one side of face ×

Service Code: 64612
Performed in an office
85
times performed,
0.13% of his services

11th 113th

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

33
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$51,300an average of $604 per time performed $10,495
an average of $123 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Electronic analysis of implanted brain spinal cord or per... +

Electronic analysis of implanted brain spinal cord or peripheral neurostimulator generator system ×

Service Code: 95970
Performed in an office
73
times performed,
0.11% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

40
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$12,146an average of $166 per time performed $3,538
an average of $48 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein up to 1 hour

Service Code: 96413
Performed in an office
72
times performed,
0.11% of his services

13th 56th

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

15
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
4.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.1)
$24,692an average of $343 per time performed $6,796
an average of $94 per time performed
medical
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
59
times performed,
0.09% of his services

14th 11th

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

55
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$20,178an average of $342 per time performed $5,944
an average of $101 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Electronic analysis and programming of implanted simple s... +

Electronic analysis and programming of implanted simple spinal cord or peripheral neurostimulator generator system during or after surgery, first hour ×

Service Code: 95971
Performed in an office
58
times performed,
0.09% of his services

15th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

37
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,294an average of $143 per time performed $2,369
an average of $41 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

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

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

Service Code: 95886
Performed in an office
55
times performed,
0.08% of his services

16th 10th

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

50
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,440an average of $208 per time performed $3,511
an average of $64 per time performed
medical
NA

Injection of chemical for destruction of nerve muscles on... +

Injection of chemical for destruction of nerve muscles on arm or leg, 1-4 muscles ×

Service Code: 64642
Performed in an office
55
times performed,
0.08% of his services

17th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

25
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$16,500an average of $300 per time performed $5,040
an average of $92 per time performed
medical
NA

Injection of chemical for destruction of nerve muscles on... +

Injection of chemical for destruction of nerve muscles on arm or leg, 1-4 muscles ×

Service Code: 64643
Performed in an office
52
times performed,
0.08% of his services

18th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

18
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$10,296an average of $198 per time performed $3,580
an average of $69 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
51
times performed,
0.08% of his services

19th 39th

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

41
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$5,304an average of $104 per time performed $1,400
an average of $27 per time performed
medical
NA

Nerve transmission studies, 5-6 studies

Service Code: 95909
Performed in an office
49
times performed,
0.07% of his services

20th 55th

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

49
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$16,268an average of $332 per time performed $4,857
an average of $99 per time performed
medical
NA

Injection of chemical for destruction of facial and neck ... +

Injection of chemical for destruction of facial and neck nerve muscles on both sides of face ×

Service Code: 64615
Performed in an office
44
times performed,
0.07% of his services

21st 61st

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

17
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$14,740an average of $335 per time performed $4,199
an average of $95 per time performed
medical
NA

Injection of chemical for destruction of nerve muscles on... +

Injection of chemical for destruction of nerve muscles on arm or leg, 5 or more muscles ×

Service Code: 64644
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.04% of his services

22nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 0.79% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$9,660an average of $345 per time performed $2,862
an average of $102 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Electronic analysis and programming of implanted complex ... +

Electronic analysis and programming of implanted complex deep brain neurostimulator generator system, first hour ×

Service Code: 95978
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.04% of his services

23rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

19
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$16,065an average of $595 per time performed $4,274
an average of $158 per time performed
medical
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
23
times performed,
0.03% of his services

24th 75th

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

23
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,541an average of $67 per time performed $532
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
NA

Nerve transmission studies, 7-8 studies

Service Code: 95910
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.02% of his services

25th 30th

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

12
patients got this service, 0.86% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,244an average of $437 per time performed $1,604
an average of $134 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health ... +

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health services under a home health plan of care (patient not present), including contacts with home health agency and review of reports of patient status required by physicians to affirm the initial imple ×

Service Code: G0180
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.02% of his services

26th 115th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.79% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$771an average of $64 per time performed $446
an average of $37 per time performed
medical
NA

Nerve transmission studies, 3-4 studies

Service Code: 95908
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.02% of his services

27th 77th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.79% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,058an average of $278 per time performed $964
an average of $88 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.

James M Patton
Average for Neurology 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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