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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $502 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 11 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,918
Rank: 1st
out of 49 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
30,374
Rank: 2nd
out of 49 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
15.8 This Provider
Avg 10.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$771K
Rank: 3rd
out of 49 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$402 This Provider
Avg $502

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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Francis S. Pecoraro
Average for Interventional Pain Management 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

ROBERT RODGER

JON MILLER

JILL MCCULLEY

DANIEL ROSE

WILLARD HESSION

Organizations

NEW HANOVER REGIONAL ME...

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

Patients saw before

Francis S. Pecoraro

Patients saw after

Individuals

ROBERT RODGER

JILL MCCULLEY

JON MILLER

DANIEL ROSE

WILLARD HESSION

Organizations

NEW HANOVER REGIONAL ME...

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 42 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
DRUGS

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specif... +

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specified, 10 mg ×

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
12,397
times performed,
41% of his services

1st 1st

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

1,083
patients got this service, 56% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$61,985an average of $5 per time performed $12,397
an average of $1 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, onabotulinumtoxina (botox), 1 unit

Service Code: J0585
Performed in an office
6,400
times performed,
21% of his services

2nd Alert

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

18
patients got this service, 0.94% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$51,200an average of $8 per time performed $25,600
an average of $4 per time performed
TEMPORARY CODES

Low osmolar contrast material, 200-299 mg/ml iodine conce... +

Low osmolar contrast material, 200-299 mg/ml iodine concentration, per ml ×

Service Code: Q9966
Performed in an office
3,096
times performed,
10% of his services

3rd 3rd

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

981
patients got this service, 51% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$77,400an average of $25 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
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
2,500
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 2nd

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

1,146
patients got this service, 60% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$180,000an average of $72 per time performed $127,500
an average of $51 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower o... +

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower or sacral spine nerve root using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64483
Performed in an office
1,131
times performed,
4% of his services

5th 11th

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

791
patients got this service, 41% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,259,934an average of $1,114 per time performed $248,820
an average of $220 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 1mg

Service Code: J1100
Performed in an office
887
times performed,
3% of his services

6th 7th

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

103
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$887an average of $1 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
MEDICINE

Needle measurement and recording of nerve sensory (feel) ... +

Needle measurement and recording of nerve sensory (feel) function ×

Service Code: 95904
Performed in an office
705
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 14th

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

94
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$83,190an average of $118 per time performed $30,315
an average of $43 per time performed
MEDICINE

Needle measurement, rate, and recording of nerve motor (m... +

Needle measurement, rate, and recording of nerve motor (movement) function, with f-wave study ×

Service Code: 95903
Performed in an office
392
times performed,
1% of his services

8th 50th

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

96
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$58,800an average of $150 per time performed $22,344
an average of $57 per time performed
TEMPORARY CODES

Low osmolar contrast material, 100-199 mg/ml iodine conce... +

Low osmolar contrast material, 100-199 mg/ml iodine concentration, per ml ×

Service Code: Q9965
Performed in an office
374
times performed,
1% of his services

9th Alert

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

150
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$10,098an average of $27 per time performed $374
an average of $1 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Destruction of lower or sacral spinal facet joint nerves ... +

Destruction of lower or sacral spinal facet joint nerves with imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64636
Performed in an office
325
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 29th

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

85
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$95,550an average of $294 per time performed $45,825
an average of $141 per time performed
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
293
times performed,
0.96% of his services

11th 37th

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

293
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$34,867an average of $119 per time performed $22,854
an average of $78 per time performed
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
199
times performed,
0.66% of his services

12th 6th

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

187
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$20,895an average of $105 per time performed $15,124
an average of $76 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injection of dye for x-ray imaging of hip joint

Service Code: 27093
Performed in an office
159
times performed,
0.52% of his services

13th 69th

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

141
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$71,232an average of $448 per time performed $23,850
an average of $150 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64493
Performed in an office
151
times performed,
0.5% of his services

14th 25th

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

131
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$156,436an average of $1,036 per time performed $27,784
an average of $184 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Destruction of lower or sacral spinal facet joint nerves ... +

Destruction of lower or sacral spinal facet joint nerves using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64635
Performed in an office
144
times performed,
0.47% of his services

15th 40th

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

85
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$118,080an average of $820 per time performed $48,528
an average of $337 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64494
Performed in an office
140
times performed,
0.46% of his services

16th 31st

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

120
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$89,740an average of $641 per time performed $13,160
an average of $94 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Fluoroscopic guidance for insertion of needle

Service Code: 77002
Performed in an office
87
times performed,
0.29% of his services

17th 64th

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

81
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$17,313an average of $199 per time performed $4,872
an average of $56 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into upper or middle spine

Service Code: 62310
Performed in an office
83
times performed,
0.27% of his services

18th 57th

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

71
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$44,986an average of $542 per time performed $15,023
an average of $181 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of lower and sacral spine, minimum of 4 views

Service Code: 72110
Performed in an office
74
times performed,
0.24% of his services

19th Alert

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

74
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$11,470an average of $155 per time performed $2,812
an average of $38 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into upper o... +

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into upper or middle spine nerve root using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64479
Performed in an office
72
times performed,
0.24% of his services

20th 104th

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

60
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$57,816an average of $803 per time performed $14,400
an average of $200 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64495
Performed in an office
72
times performed,
0.24% of his services

21st 60th

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

68
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$44,928an average of $624 per time performed $6,696
an average of $93 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
71
times performed,
0.23% of his services

22nd 34th

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

67
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$3,195an average of $45 per time performed $2,272
an average of $32 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injection procedure into sacroiliac joint for anesthetic ... +

Injection procedure into sacroiliac joint for anesthetic or steroid ×

Service Code: 27096
Performed in an office
71
times performed,
0.23% of his services

23rd 35th

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

64
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$70,077an average of $987 per time performed $9,940
an average of $140 per time performed
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
67
times performed,
0.22% of his services

24th 56th

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

60
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$15,008an average of $224 per time performed $4,422
an average of $66 per time performed
DRUGS

Not-otherwise classified drugs, other than inhalation dru... +

Not-otherwise classified drugs, other than inhalation drugs, administered through durable medical equipment ×

Service Code: J7799
Performed in an office
52
times performed,
0.17% of his services

25th Alert

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

17
patients got this service, 0.89% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,540an average of $145 per time performed $4,316
an average of $83 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Radiological supervision and interpretation x-ray of hip ... +

Radiological supervision and interpretation x-ray of hip joint ×

Service Code: 73525
Performed in an office
49
times performed,
0.16% of his services

26th 85th

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

47
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$9,114an average of $186 per time performed $3,920
an average of $80 per time performed
MEDICINE

Refilling and maintenance of implantable spinal or brain ... +

Refilling and maintenance of implantable spinal or brain drug delivery pump or reservoir ×

Service Code: 95990
Performed in an office
46
times performed,
0.15% of his services

27th Alert

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

16
patients got this service, 0.83% of his patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,268an average of $158 per time performed $2,898
an average of $63 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20610
Performed in an office
45
times performed,
0.15% of his services

28th 46th

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

34
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$4,905an average of $109 per time performed $2,295
an average of $51 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower o... +

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower or sacral spine nerve root using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64484
Performed in an office
44
times performed,
0.14% of his services

29th 54th

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

38
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$18,128an average of $412 per time performed $3,300
an average of $75 per time performed
MEDICINE

Needle measurement and recording of nerve motor (movement... +

Needle measurement and recording of nerve motor (movement) function ×

Service Code: 95900
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
0.12% of his services

30th 38th

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

18
patients got this service, 0.94% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,250an average of $150 per time performed $1,680
an average of $48 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into lower or sacral spine

Service Code: 62311
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.1% of his services

31st 18th

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

26
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$15,630an average of $521 per time performed $4,680
an average of $156 per time performed
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
25
times performed,
0.08% of his services

32nd Alert

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

13
patients got this service, 0.68% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$11,300an average of $452 per time performed $2,875
an average of $115 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injection of dye for x-ray imaging of shoulder joint

Service Code: 23350
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.08% of his services

33rd Alert

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
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,424an average of $226 per time performed $2,928
an average of $122 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of lower and sacral spine, 2 or 3 views

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.07% of his services

34th 76th

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

19
patients got this service, 0.99% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,226an average of $106 per time performed $567
an average of $27 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of chemical for destruction of neck muscles

Service Code: 64613
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.07% of his services

35th Alert

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

15
patients got this service, 0.78% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,539an average of $359 per time performed $2,058
an average of $98 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of middle spine, 3 views

Service Code: 72070
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.05% of his services

36th Alert

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

15
patients got this service, 0.78% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,808an average of $113 per time performed $416
an average of $26 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of lower spinal canal

Service Code: 72148
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.05% of his services

37th 91st

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

15
patients got this service, 0.78% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$19,365an average of $1,291 per time performed $3,750
an average of $250 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.05% of his services

38th Alert

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

11
patients got this service, 0.57% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,218an average of $87 per time performed $336
an average of $24 per time performed
MEDICINE

Measurement and recording of nerve conduction patterns of... +

Measurement and recording of nerve conduction patterns of lower leg muscles ×

Service Code: 95934
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.04% of his services

39th 92nd

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

13
patients got this service, 0.68% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,028an average of $156 per time performed $832
an average of $64 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of upper or middle spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of upper or middle spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64490
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.04% of his services

40th 65th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.57% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$11,028an average of $919 per time performed $2,136
an average of $178 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of upper spine, 4 or 5 views

Service Code: 72050
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.04% of his services

41st Alert

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

11
patients got this service, 0.57% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,639an average of $149 per time performed $451
an average of $41 per time performed
MEDICINE

Electronic analysis and programming of implanted complex ... +

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

Service Code: 95972
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.04% of his services

42nd Alert

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

11
patients got this service, 0.57% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,520an average of $320 per time performed $902
an average of $82 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 "Pain Medicine." 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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