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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $467 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 4 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,216
Rank: 91st
out of 435 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
10,493
Rank: 31st
out of 435 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
8.6 This Provider
Avg 4.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$390K
Rank: 119th
out of 435 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$321 This Provider
Avg $467

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 her 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.

Patients saw before

BETTINA MEEKINS MD

Patients saw after

Individuals

CHRISTOPHER FLYE

LARRY ADAMS

ALONZO DAVIS

BRIAN TROTTA

KEITH BENNERT

Organizations

CAROLINAEAST MEDICAL CE...

CARTERET COUNTY GENERAL...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 85 different services in 2014
All Services

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Drug Services
Medical Services
CATEGORY
Description of Service
Times Performed (or Units) This Service's Rank Patients Unique Visits
Per Patient
Billed to Medicare Payments from Medicare
drug
DRUGS

Injection, onabotulinumtoxina, 1 unit

Service Code: J0585
Performed in an office
7,185
times performed,
68% of her services

1st 5th

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

36
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$47,780an average of $7 per time performed $30,393
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
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
498
times performed,
5% of her services

2nd 1st

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

478
patients got this service, 39% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$64,481an average of $129 per time performed $40,682
an average of $82 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

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

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

Service Code: 99212
Performed in an office
382
times performed,
4% of her services

3rd 21st

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

299
patients got this service, 25% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$19,104an average of $50 per time performed $10,914
an average of $29 per time performed
medical
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
269
times performed,
3% of her services

4th 3rd

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

241
patients got this service, 20% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$30,935an average of $115 per time performed $15,344
an average of $57 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Photography of content of eyes

Service Code: 92285
Performed in an office
239
times performed,
2% of her services

5th 32nd

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

234
patients got this service, 19% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$16,730an average of $70 per time performed $3,198
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
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
139
times performed,
1% of her services

6th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

139
patients got this service, 11% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,645an average of $55 per time performed $3,784
an average of $27 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement of field of vision during daylight conditions +

Measurement of field of vision during daylight conditions ×

Service Code: 92083
Performed in an office
124
times performed,
1% of her services

7th 12th

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

118
patients got this service, 10% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$12,152an average of $98 per time performed $5,605
an average of $45 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Diagnostic imaging of optic nerve of eye

Service Code: 92133
Performed in an office
120
times performed,
1% of her services

8th 13th

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

115
patients got this service, 9% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$6,000an average of $50 per time performed $3,635
an average of $30 per time performed
medical
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
117
times performed,
1% of her services

9th 49th

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

117
patients got this service, 10% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,530an average of $90 per time performed $6,423
an average of $55 per time performed
medical
EYE

Removal of cataract with insertion of lens

Service Code: 66984
Performed in a facility
115
times performed,
1% of her services

10th 9th

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

91
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$285,315an average of $2,481 per time performed $56,019
an average of $487 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement of corneal curvature and depth of eye

Service Code: 92136
Performed in an office
110
times performed,
1% of her services

11th 8th

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

97
patients got this service, 8% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$22,000an average of $200 per time performed $5,119
an average of $47 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of chemical for destruction of nerve muscles on... +

Injection of chemical for destruction of nerve muscles on one side of face ×

Service Code: 64612
Performed in an office
107
times performed,
1% of her services

12th 61st

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

37
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$25,350an average of $237 per time performed $13,190
an average of $123 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of excessive skin and fat of upper eyelid

Service Code: 15823
Performed in an office
68
times performed,
0.65% of her services

13th 71st

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

68
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$108,320an average of $1,593 per time performed $44,233
an average of $650 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement of field of vision during daylight conditions +

Measurement of field of vision during daylight conditions ×

Service Code: 92081
Performed in an office
59
times performed,
0.56% of her services

14th 53rd

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

58
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,425an average of $75 per time performed $1,384
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
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
52
times performed,
0.5% of her services

15th 17th

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

52
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,320an average of $160 per time performed $5,597
an average of $108 per time performed
medical
EYE

Extensive repair of turning-outward eyelid defect

Service Code: 67917
Performed in a facility
48
times performed,
0.46% of her services

16th 86th

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

33
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$58,459an average of $1,218 per time performed $12,750
an average of $266 per time performed
medical
EYE

Dilation of tear-drainage opening

Service Code: 68801
Performed in an office
45
times performed,
0.43% of her services

17th 88th

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

45
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,700an average of $260 per time performed $4,383
an average of $97 per time performed
medical
EYE

Biopsy of eyelid

Service Code: 67810
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.34% of her services

18th 109th

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

35
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$12,420an average of $345 per time performed $4,147
an average of $115 per time performed
medical
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

19th 25th

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

26
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 $7,349
an average of $253 per time performed
medical
EYE

Repair of tendon of upper eyelid

Service Code: 67904
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.28% of her services

20th 96th

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

29
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$76,084an average of $2,624 per time performed $20,822
an average of $718 per time performed
medical
EYE

Repair of tendon of upper eyelid

Service Code: 67904
Performed in a facility
27
times performed,
0.26% of her services

21st 70th

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

27
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$81,046an average of $3,002 per time performed $17,754
an average of $658 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Diagnostic imaging of retina

Service Code: 92134
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.19% of her services

22nd 2nd

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$1,000an average of $50 per time performed $629
an average of $31 per time performed
medical
EYE

Extensive repair of turning-outward eyelid defect

Service Code: 67917
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.17% of her services

23rd 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, 1% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$25,369an average of $1,409 per time performed $9,055
an average of $503 per time performed
medical
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
15
times performed,
0.14% of her services

24th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

15
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$20,778an average of $1,385 per time performed $7,314
an average of $488 per time performed
medical
EYE

Removal of eyelid growth

Service Code: 67840
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.14% of her services

25th 66th

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

15
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,000an average of $400 per time performed $3,091
an average of $206 per time performed
medical
EYE

Repair of turning-inward eyelid defect

Service Code: 67924
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
0.13% of her services

26th 127th

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$16,545an average of $1,182 per time performed $5,003
an average of $357 per time performed
medical
EYE

Removal of cataract with insertion of lens

Service Code: 66982
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.12% of her services

27th 35th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.9% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$41,925an average of $3,225 per time performed $7,853
an average of $604 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound of corneal structure and measurement

Service Code: 76514
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.12% of her services

28th 29th

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$455an average of $35 per time performed $109
an average of $8 per time performed
medical
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
12
times performed,
0.11% of her services

29th 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, 0.99% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$11,256an average of $938 per time performed $7,843
an average of $654 per time performed
medical
EYE

Removal of eyelid growth

Service Code: 67800
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.1% of her services

30th 104th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.9% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,925an average of $175 per time performed $894
an average of $81 per time performed
medical
EYE

Temporary closure of eyelids by suture

Service Code: 67875
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.1% of her services

31st 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, 0.9% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,850an average of $350 per time performed $423
an average of $38 per time performed
medical
EYE

Creation of drainage tract from tear sac to the nasal cavity +

Creation of drainage tract from tear sac to the nasal cavity ×

Service Code: 68720
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.1% of her services

32nd 130th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.9% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$18,194an average of $1,654 per time performed $6,365
an average of $579 per time performed
medical
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
11
times performed,
0.1% of her services

33rd 120th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.9% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,600an average of $600 per time performed $1,111
an average of $101 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.

Bettina Bass Meekins
Average for Ophthalmology 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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