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This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $427 per patient in 2013.
They performed about 9 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,872
Rank: 1st
out of 20 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
28,806
Rank: 1st
out of 20 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
15.4 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 9.4
Total Paid
by Medicare
$699K
Rank: 1st
out of 20 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$374 This Provider
Avg $427

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 Pain Medicine Providers in North Carolina

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 93 different services in 2013
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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, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specif... +

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

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
13,353
times performed,
46% of his services

1st 1st

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

1,109
patients got this service, 59% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$106,824an average of $8 per time performed $18,294
an average of $1 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, onabotulinumtoxina, 1 unit

Service Code: J0585
Performed in an office
4,500
times performed,
16% of his services

2nd 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, 0.69% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$33,750an average of $8 per time performed $19,260
an average of $4 per time performed
drug
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
3,326
times performed,
12% of his services

3rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

1,001
patients got this service, 53% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$83,150an average of $25 per time performed $765
an average of $0 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 1mg

Service Code: J1100
Performed in an office
1,592
times performed,
6% of his services

4th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

165
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,184an average of $2 per time performed $143
an average of $0 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of lower or sacral spine nerve root using imagi... +

Injection of lower or sacral spine nerve root using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64483
Performed in an office
1,184
times performed,
4% of his services

5th 8th

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

857
patients got this service, 46% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,576,851an average of $1,332 per time performed $243,194
an average of $205 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
954
times performed,
3% of his services

6th 2nd

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

528
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.8)
$82,044an average of $86 per time performed $47,166
an average of $49 per time performed
drug
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
608
times performed,
2% of his services

7th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

256
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$19,456an average of $32 per time performed $456
an average of $1 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, betamethasone acetate 3mg and betamethasone so... +

Injection, betamethasone acetate 3mg and betamethasone sodium phosphate 3mg ×

Service Code: J0702
Performed in an office
400
times performed,
1% of his services

8th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

136
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,672an average of $19 per time performed $1,788
an average of $4 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
334
times performed,
1% of his services

9th 12th

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

334
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$64,796an average of $194 per time performed $39,946
an average of $120 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of each additional lower or sacral spinal facet... +

Injection of each additional lower or sacral spinal facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64636
Performed in an office
273
times performed,
0.95% of his services

10th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

78
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$78,078an average of $286 per time performed $33,989
an average of $125 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Fluoroscopic imaging guidance for insertion of device

Service Code: 77002
Performed in an office
269
times performed,
0.93% of his services

11th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

207
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$50,677an average of $188 per time performed $15,632
an average of $58 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injection of dye for x-ray imaging of hip joint

Service Code: 27093
Performed in an office
226
times performed,
0.78% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

174
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$98,830an average of $437 per time performed $31,843
an average of $141 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of lower spine facet joint using imaging guidance +

Injection of lower spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64493
Performed in an office
152
times performed,
0.53% of his services

13th 20th

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

136
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$161,840an average of $1,065 per time performed $28,108
an average of $185 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of lower spine facet joint using imaging guidance +

Injection of lower spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64494
Performed in an office
143
times performed,
0.5% of his services

14th 23rd

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

129
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$95,265an average of $666 per time performed $13,536
an average of $95 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of lower or sacral spinal facet joint nerve usi... +

Injection of lower or sacral spinal facet joint nerve using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64635
Performed in an office
138
times performed,
0.48% of his services

15th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

78
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$108,536an average of $786 per time performed $41,168
an average of $298 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
91
times performed,
0.32% of his services

16th 5th

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

86
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$11,825an average of $130 per time performed $6,501
an average of $71 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injection procedure into sacroiliac joint for imaging, an... +

Injection procedure into sacroiliac joint for imaging, anesthetic, or drug administration using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 27096
Performed in an office
89
times performed,
0.31% of his services

17th 22nd

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

78
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$84,234an average of $946 per time performed $11,501
an average of $129 per time performed
medical
PROSTHETIC PROCEDURES

Implantable neurostimulator electrode, each

Service Code: L8680
Performed in an office
88
times performed,
0.31% of his services

18th 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, 0.59% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$44,000an average of $500 per time performed $27,130
an average of $308 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of diagnostic or therapeutic substances into lo... +

Injection of diagnostic or therapeutic substances into lower spine ×

Service Code: 62310
Performed in an office
88
times performed,
0.31% of his services

19th 24th

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

80
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$57,464an average of $653 per time performed $16,082
an average of $183 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of upper or middle spine nerve root using imagi... +

Injection of upper or middle spine nerve root using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64479
Performed in an office
77
times performed,
0.27% of his services

20th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

67
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$72,080an average of $936 per time performed $14,270
an average of $185 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of lower spine facet joint using imaging guidance +

Injection of lower spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64495
Performed in an office
64
times performed,
0.22% of his services

21st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

62
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$44,165an average of $690 per time performed $6,228
an average of $97 per time performed
medical
NA

Nerve transmission studies, 9-10 studies

Service Code: 95911
Performed in an office
59
times performed,
0.2% of his services

22nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

59
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$19,709an average of $334 per time performed $9,334
an average of $158 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of lower spinal canal

Service Code: 72148
Performed in an office
57
times performed,
0.2% of his services

23rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

57
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$73,587an average of $1,291 per time performed $12,594
an average of $221 per time performed
medical
DRUGS

Noc drugs, other than inhalation drugs, administered thro... +

Noc drugs, other than inhalation drugs, administered through dme ×

Service Code: J7799
Performed in an office
55
times performed,
0.19% of his services

24th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

16
patients got this service, 0.85% of his patients
3.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,075an average of $147 per time performed $4,006
an average of $73 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of diagnostic or therapeutic substances into up... +

Injection of diagnostic or therapeutic substances into upper or middle spine ×

Service Code: 62311
Performed in an office
54
times performed,
0.19% of his services

25th 10th

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

42
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$33,770an average of $625 per time performed $8,017
an average of $148 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
54
times performed,
0.19% of his services

26th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

45
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$11,000an average of $204 per time performed $2,995
an average of $55 per time performed
medical
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
50
times performed,
0.17% of his services

27th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 0.64% of his patients
4.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,900an average of $158 per time performed $3,379
an average of $68 per time performed
medical
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
42
times performed,
0.15% of his services

28th 30th

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

42
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,334an average of $127 per time performed $2,805
an average of $67 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72110
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.14% of his services

29th 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, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,200an average of $155 per time performed $1,386
an average of $35 per time performed
medical
NA

Nerve transmission studies, 7-8 studies

Service Code: 95910
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.12% of his services

30th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

36
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$9,954an average of $277 per time performed $4,888
an average of $136 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injection of dye for x-ray imaging of shoulder joint

Service Code: 23350
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.11% of his services

31st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

23
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,775an average of $186 per time performed $2,975
an average of $96 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration or injection of large joint or joint capsule

Service Code: 20610
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.1% of his services

32nd 28th

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

28
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$3,861an average of $129 per time performed $1,419
an average of $47 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of upper spinal canal

Service Code: 72141
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.07% of his services

33rd 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
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$23,674an average of $1,246 per time performed $3,935
an average of $207 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of upper or middle spine facet joint using imag... +

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

Service Code: 64490
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.05% of his services

34th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 0.75% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$14,416an average of $961 per time performed $2,268
an average of $151 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 5 minutes ×

Service Code: 99211
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.05% of his services

35th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 0.75% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$570an average of $38 per time performed $227
an average of $15 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Implantation of spinal neurostimulator electrodes

Service Code: 63650
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.04% of his services

36th 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, 0.59% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$13,750an average of $1,250 per time performed $3,303
an average of $300 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of lower or sacral spine nerve root using imagi... +

Injection of lower or sacral spine nerve root using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64484
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.04% of his services

37th 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, 0.59% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,807an average of $437 per time performed $686
an average of $62 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.04% of his services

38th 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, 0.59% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,243an average of $113 per time performed $299
an average of $27 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Electronic analysis and programming of implanted complex ... +

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

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

39th 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, 0.59% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,520an average of $320 per time performed $823
an average of $75 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

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