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This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $259 per patient in 2013.
They performed about 10 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,541
Rank: 2nd
out of 333 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
103,730
Rank: 1st
out of 333 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
67.3 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 9.7
Total Paid
by Medicare
$905K
Rank: 3rd
out of 333 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$587 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $259

Note: About 68% 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.

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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James M. Patton
Average for Neurology Providers in North Carolina

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 50 different services in 2013
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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
68,100
times performed,
66% of his services

1st 1st

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

134
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$684,405an average of $10 per time performed $288,744
an average of $4 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, natalizumab, 1 mg

Service Code: J2323
Performed in an office
26,400
times performed,
25% of his services

2nd 2nd

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

15
patients got this service, 0.97% of his patients
5.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.1)
$444,576an average of $17 per time performed $262,152
an average of $10 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, incobotulinumtoxin a, 1 unit

Service Code: J0588
Performed in an office
3,100
times performed,
3% of his services

3rd 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
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$31,155an average of $10 per time performed $10,881
an average of $4 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
1,306
times performed,
1% of his services

4th 4th

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

907
patients got this service, 59% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$224,972an average of $172 per time performed $59,828
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
757
times performed,
0.73% of his services

5th 3rd

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

565
patients got this service, 37% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$192,831an average of $255 per time performed $53,611
an average of $71 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
317
times performed,
0.31% of his services

6th 64th

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

118
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$45,188an average of $143 per time performed $17,172
an average of $54 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
198
times performed,
0.19% of his services

7th 8th

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

198
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$77,297an average of $390 per time performed $22,433
an average of $113 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of chemical for destruction of neck muscles

Service Code: 64613
Performed in an office
197
times performed,
0.19% of his services

8th 80th

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

77
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$109,276an average of $555 per time performed $25,610
an average of $130 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
129
times performed,
0.12% of his services

9th 25th

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: 1.2)
$1,290an average of $10 per time performed $381
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of chemical for destruction of arms legs and/or... +

Injection of chemical for destruction of arms legs and/or torso muscles ×

Service Code: 64614
Performed in an office
118
times performed,
0.11% of his services

10th 100th

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

45
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$66,397an average of $563 per time performed $17,210
an average of $146 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein up to 1 hour

Service Code: 96413
Performed in an office
112
times performed,
0.11% of his services

11th 46th

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

18
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
6.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.4)
$38,528an average of $344 per time performed $10,791
an average of $96 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of chemical for destruction of facial nerve mus... +

Injection of chemical for destruction of facial nerve muscles ×

Service Code: 64612
Performed in an office
92
times performed,
0.09% of his services

12th 108th

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

35
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$53,830an average of $585 per time performed $10,377
an average of $113 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
78
times performed,
0.08% of his services

13th 14th

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

78
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$37,925an average of $486 per time performed $11,311
an average of $145 per time performed
medical
NA

Nerve transmission studies, 5-6 studies

Service Code: 95909
Performed in an office
73
times performed,
0.07% of his services

14th 47th

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

72
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$24,236an average of $332 per time performed $7,428
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 ×

Service Code: 95978
Performed in an office
72
times performed,
0.07% of his services

15th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

31
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$42,350an average of $588 per time performed $12,386
an average of $172 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 and spinal muscles complete study ×

Service Code: 95886
Performed in an office
69
times performed,
0.07% of his services

16th 10th

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

63
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$14,352an average of $208 per time performed $4,114
an average of $60 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Electronic analysis of implanted simple or complex brain ... +

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

Service Code: 95970
Performed in an office
65
times performed,
0.06% of his services

17th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

41
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$10,968an average of $169 per time performed $3,335
an average of $51 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

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

Electronic analysis and programming of implanted simple spinal cord neurostimulator generator system during or subsequent to surgery ×

Service Code: 95971
Performed in an office
63
times performed,
0.06% of his services

18th 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, 2% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$9,009an average of $143 per time performed $2,785
an average of $44 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 ×

Service Code: 64615
Performed in an office
49
times performed,
0.05% of his services

19th 69th

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

20
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$16,415an average of $335 per time performed $4,770
an average of $97 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
48
times performed,
0.05% of his services

20th 9th

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: 1.4)
$16,370an average of $341 per time performed $4,685
an average of $98 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
42
times performed,
0.04% of his services

21st 33rd

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

40
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$4,351an average of $104 per time performed $1,048
an average of $25 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ketorolac tromethamine, per 15 mg

Service Code: J1885
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.03% of his services

22nd 54th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.71% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$65an average of $3 per time performed $9
an average of $0 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scanning of head and neck vessel blood flow (o... +

Ultrasound scanning of head and neck vessel blood flow (outside the brain) ×

Service Code: 93880
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.02% of his services

23rd 76th

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

17
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,139an average of $67 per time performed $351
an average of $21 per time performed
medical
NA

Nerve transmission studies, 3-4 studies

Service Code: 95908
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.01% of his services

24th 77th

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

15
patients got this service, 0.97% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,170an average of $278 per time performed $1,309
an average of $87 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
15
times performed,
0.01% of his services

25th 116th

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

13
patients got this service, 0.84% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$923an average of $62 per time performed $561
an average of $37 per time performed
medical
NA

Nerve transmission studies, 9-10 studies

Service Code: 95911
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.01% of his services

26th 31st

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

14
patients got this service, 0.91% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,406an average of $529 per time performed $2,326
an average of $166 per time performed

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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