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The Doctors and Services in Medicare Part B

How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $275 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 11 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
1,343
Rank: 1st
out of 349 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
96,150
Rank: 2nd
out of 349 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
71.6 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 10.6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$863K
Rank: 3rd
out of 349 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$642 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $275

Note: About 72% 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.

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 51 different services in 2015
(24 were redacted as they were performed on less than 11 patients)

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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
60,101
times performed,
63% of his services

1st 1st

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

107
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$717,605.94an average of $11.94 per time performed $265,646.42
an average of $4.42 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, natalizumab, 1 mg

Service Code: J2323
Performed in an office
25,500
times performed,
27% of his services

2nd 2nd

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

13
patients got this service, 0.97% of his patients
6.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.4)
$720,120.00an average of $28.24 per time performed $320,025.00
an average of $12.55 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, incobotulinumtoxin a, 1 unit

Service Code: J0588
Performed in an office
4,302
times performed,
4% of his services

3rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

22
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$46,246.50an average of $10.75 per time performed $15,401.16
an average of $3.58 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
1,009
times performed,
1% of his services

4th 4th

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

727
patients got this service, 54% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$184,647.00an average of $183.00 per time performed $44,890.41
an average of $44.49 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
778
times performed,
0.81% of his services

5th 3rd

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

568
patients got this service, 42% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$209,282.00an average of $269.00 per time performed $52,904.00
an average of $68.00 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
270
times performed,
0.28% of his services

6th 66th

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

102
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$48,721.50an average of $180.45 per time performed $14,010.30
an average of $51.89 per time performed
medical

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
217
times performed,
0.23% of his services

7th 89th

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

75
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.9)
$121,793.42an average of $561.26 per time performed $22,735.09
an average of $104.77 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
128
times performed,
0.13% of his services

8th 7th

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

128
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$52,960.00an average of $413.75 per time performed $14,359.04
an average of $112.18 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
127
times performed,
0.13% of his services

9th 27th

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

107
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,770.38an average of $13.94 per time performed $373.38
an average of $2.94 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
116
times performed,
0.12% of his services

10th 15th

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

116
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$60,320.00an average of $520.00 per time performed $16,770.12
an average of $144.57 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
107
times performed,
0.11% of his services

11th 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
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$64,155.06an average of $599.58 per time performed $11,660.86
an average of $108.98 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein up to 1 hour

Service Code: 96413
Performed in an office
88
times performed,
0.09% of his services

12th 62nd

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

16
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
5.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.1)
$30,272.00an average of $344.00 per time performed $7,866.32
an average of $89.39 per time performed
medical

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
66
times performed,
0.07% of his services

13th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

17
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$15,708.00an average of $238.00 per time performed $4,563.90
an average of $69.15 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
60
times performed,
0.06% of his services

14th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

33
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,700.00an average of $145.00 per time performed $2,423.40
an average of $40.39 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ketorolac tromethamine, per 15 mg

Service Code: J1885
Performed in an office
60
times performed,
0.06% of his services

15th 58th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.82% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$182.40an average of $3.04 per time performed $23.40
an average of $0.39 per time performed
medical

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
56
times performed,
0.06% of his services

16th 48th

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

19
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$20,888.00an average of $373.00 per time performed $5,593.28
an average of $99.88 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
55
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

35
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$9,350.00an average of $170.00 per time performed $2,482.70
an average of $45.14 per time performed
medical

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
51
times performed,
0.05% of his services

18th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

20
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$15,300.00an average of $300.00 per time performed $4,218.21
an average of $82.71 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
49
times performed,
0.05% of his services

19th 9th

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

45
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$17,885.00an average of $365.00 per time performed $5,052.39
an average of $103.11 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
46
times performed,
0.05% of his services

20th 10th

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)
$10,534.00an average of $229.00 per time performed $2,910.88
an average of $63.28 per time performed
medical

Nerve transmission studies, 5-6 studies

Service Code: 95909
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.04% of his services

21st 57th

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

36
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,428.00an average of $373.00 per time performed $3,738.96
an average of $103.86 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
36
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

20
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$22,680.00an average of $630.00 per time performed $5,249.16
an average of $145.81 per time performed
medical

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
34
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

13
patients got this service, 0.97% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$14,121.90an average of $415.35 per time performed $3,444.20
an average of $101.30 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
29
times performed,
0.03% of his services

24th 43rd

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

23
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$3,161.00an average of $109.00 per time performed $788.22
an average of $27.18 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
19
times performed,
0.02% of his services

25th 84th

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)
$3,135.95an average of $165.05 per time performed $567.34
an average of $29.86 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement and recording of brain wave (eeg) activity, a... +

Measurement and recording of brain wave (eeg) activity, awake and drowsy ×

Service Code: 95816
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.01% of his services

26th 31st

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

13
patients got this service, 0.97% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,736.01an average of $902.77 per time performed $3,105.57
an average of $238.89 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,
0.01% of his services

27th 161st

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

12
patients got this service, 0.89% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$610.68an average of $50.89 per time performed $399.72
an average of $33.31 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.

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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 2015 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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