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This Provider: At A Glance

We aren’t showing our typical comparisons because this provider had an address in a different state in 2014.

Number of
Patients
2,116
Services
Performed
25,312
Avg Services
Per Patient
12
Total Paid
by Medicare
$794K
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$375

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

JILL MCCULLEY

JON MILLER

ROBERT RODGER

DANIEL ROSE

KENNETH FARMER

Organizations

NEW HANOVER REGIONAL ME...

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

Patients saw before

Francis S Pecoraro MD

Patients saw after

Individuals

KENNETH FARMER

JON MILLER

JILL MCCULLEY

ROBERT RODGER

ARMANDO GONZALEZ

Organizations

NEW HANOVER REGIONAL ME...

DRUGSCAN, INC.

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 88 different services in 2014
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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, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specif... +

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

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
6,418
times performed,
25% of his services

1st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

647
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$51,344an average of $8 per time performed $8,793
an average of $1 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, onabotulinumtoxina, 1 unit

Service Code: J0585
Performed in an office
4,300
times performed,
17% 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, 0.61% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$32,250an average of $8 per time performed $18,404
an average of $4 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
3,321
times performed,
13% of his services

3rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

988
patients got this service, 47% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$26,568an average of $8 per time performed $14,646
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
3,138
times performed,
12% of his services

4th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

1,147
patients got this service, 54% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$78,450an average of $25 per time performed $502
an average of $0 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 1mg

Service Code: J1100
Performed in an office
1,822
times performed,
7% of his services

5th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

180
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,644an average of $2 per time performed $182
an average of $0 per time performed
medical
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
1,359
times performed,
5% of his services

6th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

999
patients got this service, 47% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,802,211an average of $1,326 per time performed $265,222
an average of $195 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
740
times performed,
3% of his services

7th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

473
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$63,640an average of $86 per time performed $36,630
an average of $50 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
648
times performed,
3% of his services

8th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

281
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$20,736an average of $32 per time performed $544
an average of $1 per time performed
medical
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
412
times performed,
2% of his services

9th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

122
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$119,550an average of $290 per time performed $54,759
an average of $133 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Fluoroscopic guidance for insertion of needle

Service Code: 77002
Performed in an office
408
times performed,
2% of his services

10th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

324
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$76,296an average of $187 per time performed $30,025
an average of $74 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injection of dye for x-ray imaging of hip joint

Service Code: 27093
Performed in an office
360
times performed,
1% of his services

11th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

289
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$155,542an average of $432 per time performed $48,460
an average of $135 per time performed
medical
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
316
times performed,
1% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

260
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$348,074an average of $1,102 per time performed $57,139
an average of $181 per time performed
medical
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
305
times performed,
1% of his services

13th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

252
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$207,684an average of $681 per time performed $28,816
an average of $94 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
214
times performed,
0.85% of his services

14th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

214
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$27,178an average of $127 per time performed $17,004
an average of $79 per time performed
medical
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
207
times performed,
0.82% of his services

15th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

122
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$162,656an average of $786 per time performed $65,627
an average of $317 per time performed
medical
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
134
times performed,
0.53% of his services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

119
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$90,886an average of $678 per time performed $12,722
an average of $95 per time performed
medical
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
124
times performed,
0.49% of his services

17th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

98
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$135,108an average of $1,090 per time performed $16,950
an average of $137 per time performed
medical
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
115
times performed,
0.45% of his services

18th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

100
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$120,734an average of $1,050 per time performed $21,619
an average of $188 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
80
times performed,
0.32% of his services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

80
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$15,520an average of $194 per time performed $8,849
an average of $111 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
76
times performed,
0.3% of his services

20th 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, 0.9% of his patients
4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$11,806an average of $155 per time performed $5,838
an average of $77 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of lower spinal canal

Service Code: 72148
Performed in an office
75
times performed,
0.3% of his services

21st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

74
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$96,825an average of $1,291 per time performed $8,569
an average of $114 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
74
times performed,
0.29% of his services

22nd 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, 0.9% of his patients
3.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$11,692an average of $158 per time performed $4,920
an average of $66 per time performed
medical
NA

Nerve transmission studies, 11-12 studies

Service Code: 95912
Performed in an office
60
times performed,
0.24% of his services

23rd 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
$23,700an average of $395 per time performed $11,644
an average of $194 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into upper or middle spine

Service Code: 62310
Performed in an office
47
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

41
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$30,691an average of $653 per time performed $3,593
an average of $76 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
44
times performed,
0.17% of his services

25th 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, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,800an average of $200 per time performed $2,901
an average of $66 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
44
times performed,
0.17% of his services

26th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

44
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,588an average of $127 per time performed $3,296
an average of $75 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injection of dye for x-ray imaging of shoulder joint

Service Code: 23350
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
0.14% of his services

27th 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, 1% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,300an average of $180 per time performed $3,118
an average of $89 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into lower or sacral spine

Service Code: 62311
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.12% of his services

28th 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, 1% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$19,034an average of $614 per time performed $2,272
an average of $73 per time performed
medical
NA

Nerve transmission studies, 9-10 studies

Service Code: 95911
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.11% of his services

29th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

29
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$9,860an average of $340 per time performed $4,766
an average of $164 per time performed
medical
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
29
times performed,
0.11% of his services

30th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

28
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$12,673an average of $437 per time performed $1,937
an average of $67 per time performed
medical
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
25
times performed,
0.1% 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
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,393an average of $136 per time performed $1,201
an average of $48 per time performed
medical
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
25
times performed,
0.1% of his services

32nd 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, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$30,444an average of $1,218 per time performed $4,345
an average of $174 per time performed
medical
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: 64491
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.08% of his services

33rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

21
patients got this service, 0.99% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$10,950an average of $521 per time performed $1,833
an average of $87 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72110
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.08% of his services

34th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

21
patients got this service, 0.99% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,255an average of $155 per time performed $756
an average of $36 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of upper spinal canal

Service Code: 72141
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.08% of his services

35th 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, 0.95% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$24,920an average of $1,246 per time performed $2,266
an average of $113 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 limited study ×

Service Code: 95885
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.08% of his services

36th 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, 0.61% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,200an average of $110 per time performed $868
an average of $43 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

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

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

Service Code: 20600
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.06% of his services

37th 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, 0.57% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,980an average of $132 per time performed $633
an average of $42 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.

Francis S Pecoraro
Average for Pain Medicine 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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