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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $379 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 4 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,457
Rank: 90th
out of 490 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
10,476
Rank: 28th
out of 490 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
7.2 This Provider
Avg 4.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$418K
Rank: 130th
out of 490 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$287 This Provider
Avg $379

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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Bettina B. Meekins
Average for Ophthalmology 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.

Patients saw before

Bettina B. Meekins

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 28 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, onabotulinumtoxina (botox), 1 unit

Service Code: J0585
Performed in an office
6,876
times performed,
66% of her services

1st 4th

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

32
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$41,256an average of $6 per time performed $27,504
an average of $4 per time performed
MEDICINE

Eye and medical examination for diagnosis and treatment, ... +

Eye and medical examination for diagnosis and treatment, established patient, 1 or more visits ×

Service Code: 92014
Performed in an office
622
times performed,
6% of her services

2nd 1st

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

615
patients got this service, 42% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$74,640an average of $120 per time performed $48,516
an average of $78 per time performed
MEDICINE

Eye and medical examination for diagnosis and treatment, ... +

Eye and medical examination for diagnosis and treatment, established patient ×

Service Code: 92012
Performed in an office
467
times performed,
4% of her services

3rd 2nd

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

404
patients got this service, 28% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$53,705an average of $115 per time performed $24,284
an average of $52 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
414
times performed,
4% of her services

4th 19th

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

349
patients got this service, 24% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$20,700an average of $50 per time performed $12,420
an average of $30 per time performed
MEDICINE

Photography of content of eyes

Service Code: 92285
Performed in an office
234
times performed,
2% of her services

5th 33rd

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

234
patients got this service, 16% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$16,380an average of $70 per time performed $3,978
an average of $17 per time performed
MEDICINE

Measurement of corneal curvature and depth of eye

Service Code: 92136
Performed in an office
181
times performed,
2% of her services

6th 9th

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

118
patients got this service, 8% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$28,779an average of $159 per time performed $6,878
an average of $38 per time performed
MEDICINE

Eye and medical examination for diagnosis and treatment, ... +

Eye and medical examination for diagnosis and treatment, new patient ×

Service Code: 92002
Performed in an office
170
times performed,
2% of her services

7th 46th

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

170
patients got this service, 12% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$15,300an average of $90 per time performed $8,670
an average of $51 per time performed
MEDICINE

Measurement of field of vision during daylight conditions +

Measurement of field of vision during daylight conditions ×

Service Code: 92081
Performed in an office
168
times performed,
2% of her services

8th 48th

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

168
patients got this service, 12% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$15,120an average of $90 per time performed $5,712
an average of $34 per time performed
MEDICINE

Measurement of field of vision during daylight conditions +

Measurement of field of vision during daylight conditions ×

Service Code: 92083
Performed in an office
151
times performed,
1% of her services

9th 11th

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

147
patients got this service, 10% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$14,798an average of $98 per time performed $9,362
an average of $62 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of excessive skin and fat of upper eyelid

Service Code: 15823
Performed in an office
142
times performed,
1% of her services

10th 67th

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

74
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$124,250an average of $875 per time performed $47,712
an average of $336 per time performed
EYE

Removal of cataract with insertion of lens

Service Code: 66984
Performed in a facility
138
times performed,
1% of her services

11th 8th

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

114
patients got this service, 8% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$342,378an average of $2,481 per time performed $75,762
an average of $549 per time performed
MEDICINE

Diagnostic imaging of optic nerve of eye

Service Code: 92133
Performed in an office
127
times performed,
1% of her services

12th 14th

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

126
patients got this service, 9% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$6,350an average of $50 per time performed $4,064
an average of $32 per time performed
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
104
times performed,
0.99% of her services

13th 57th

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

34
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$20,384an average of $196 per time performed $13,208
an average of $127 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 1... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99201
Performed in an office
103
times performed,
0.98% of her services

14th Alert

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

103
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,665an average of $55 per time performed $3,090
an average of $30 per time performed
EYE

Repair of tendon of upper eyelid

Service Code: 67904
Performed in an office
77
times performed,
0.74% of her services

15th 86th

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

48
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$127,358an average of $1,654 per time performed $34,188
an average of $444 per time performed
EYE

Dilation of tear-drainage opening

Service Code: 68801
Performed in an office
65
times performed,
0.62% of her services

16th 83rd

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

56
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$14,625an average of $225 per time performed $5,460
an average of $84 per time performed
MEDICINE

Eye and medical examination for diagnosis and treatment, ... +

Eye and medical examination for diagnosis and treatment, new patient, 1 or more visits ×

Service Code: 92004
Performed in an office
55
times performed,
0.53% of her services

17th 16th

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

55
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,800an average of $160 per time performed $5,335
an average of $97 per time performed
MEDICINE

Diagnostic imaging of retina

Service Code: 92134
Performed in an office
51
times performed,
0.49% of her services

18th 3rd

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

45
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$2,550an average of $50 per time performed $1,683
an average of $33 per time performed
EYE

Extensive repair of turning-outward eyelid defect

Service Code: 67917
Performed in a facility
45
times performed,
0.43% of her services

19th 87th

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

27
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$49,635an average of $1,103 per time performed $11,205
an average of $249 per time performed
EYE

Removal of eyelid growth

Service Code: 67840
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.38% of her services

20th 64th

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

37
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$16,000an average of $400 per time performed $7,520
an average of $188 per time performed
EYE

Extensive repair of turning-outward eyelid defect

Service Code: 67917
Performed in an office
38
times performed,
0.36% of her services

21st Alert

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

26
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$41,914an average of $1,103 per time performed $13,490
an average of $355 per time performed
EYE

Repair of tendon of upper eyelid

Service Code: 67904
Performed in a facility
37
times performed,
0.35% of her services

22nd 70th

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

20
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$61,198an average of $1,654 per time performed $12,839
an average of $347 per time performed
EYE

Biopsy of eyelid

Service Code: 67810
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
0.33% of her services

23rd 103rd

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

34
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$12,075an average of $345 per time performed $5,390
an average of $154 per time performed
EYE

Removal of recurring cataract in lens capsule using laser +

Removal of recurring cataract in lens capsule using laser ×

Service Code: 66821
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.28% of her services

24th 27th

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

27
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$23,983an average of $827 per time performed $6,902
an average of $238 per time performed
MEDICINE

Photography of the retina

Service Code: 92250
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.22% of her services

25th 17th

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

22
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,070an average of $90 per time performed $1,081
an average of $47 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound of corneal structure and measurement

Service Code: 76514
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.19% of her services

26th 30th

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

19
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$700an average of $35 per time performed $180
an average of $9 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Relocation of patient skin to nose, ears, eyelids, and/or... +

Relocation of patient skin to nose, ears, eyelids, and/or lips (20 sq centimeters or less) ×

Service Code: 15260
Performed in a facility
18
times performed,
0.17% of her services

27th 135th

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

16
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$16,884an average of $938 per time performed $10,872
an average of $604 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Tissue transfer repair of wound (10 sq centimeters or les... +

Tissue transfer repair of wound (10 sq centimeters or less) of eyelids, nose, ears, and/or lips ×

Service Code: 14060
Performed in a facility
17
times performed,
0.16% of her services

28th 117th

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

16
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$23,647an average of $1,391 per time performed $7,514
an average of $442 per time performed
EYE

Temporary closure of eyelids by suture

Service Code: 67875
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.15% of her services

29th Alert

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

14
patients got this service, 0.96% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,600an average of $350 per time performed $560
an average of $35 per time performed
EYE

Probing of nasal-tear duct with insertion of tube or stent +

Probing of nasal-tear duct with insertion of tube or stent ×

Service Code: 68815
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.12% of her services

30th 121st

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

13
patients got this service, 0.89% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$7,748an average of $596 per time performed $1,274
an average of $98 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 "Ophthalmology." 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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