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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $184 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,163
Rank: 323rd
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
4,225
Rank: 245th
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
3.6 This Provider
Avg 3.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$154K
Rank: 353rd
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$133 This Provider
Avg $184

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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Guy E. De Gent
Average for Cardiology 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

SAMUEL MCDOWELL

MUHAMMAD ARIDA

JEFFREY KATZ

DHRUV VYAS

XAJE HASANAJ

Organizations

MOREHEAD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

THE MOSES H. CONE MEMOR...

Patients saw before

Guy E. De Gent

Patients saw after

Individuals

SAMUEL MCDOWELL

MUHAMMAD ARIDA

JEFFREY KATZ

DHRUV VYAS

TAYLOR STROUD

Organizations

MOREHEAD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

THE MOSES H. CONE MEMOR...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 22 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
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
886
times performed,
21% of his services

1st 6th

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

179
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
4.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$14,176an average of $16 per time performed $5,316
an average of $6 per time performed
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
784
times performed,
19% of his services

2nd 11th

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

188
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
4.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$50,960an average of $65 per time performed $10,976
an average of $14 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
685
times performed,
16% of his services

3rd 1st

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

472
patients got this service, 41% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$127,410an average of $186 per time performed $48,635
an average of $71 per time performed
MEDICINE

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretat... +

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93000
Performed in an office
453
times performed,
11% of his services

4th 3rd

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

353
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$35,334an average of $78 per time performed $5,889
an average of $13 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted ... +

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted blood flow rate, direction, and valve function ×

Service Code: 93306
Performed in a facility
278
times performed,
7% of his services

5th 4th

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

270
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$58,102an average of $209 per time performed $13,344
an average of $48 per time performed
MEDICINE

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads w... +

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads with interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93010
Performed in a facility
216
times performed,
5% of his services

6th 2nd

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

180
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$7,992an average of $37 per time performed $1,512
an average of $7 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 35 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 35 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99233
Performed in a facility
170
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 13th

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

114
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$35,360an average of $208 per time performed $13,090
an average of $77 per time performed
MEDICINE

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress te... +

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress test with ekg monitoring, physician interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93018
Performed in a facility
130
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 16th

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

130
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,850an average of $45 per time performed $1,430
an average of $11 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 70 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 70 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99223
Performed in a facility
116
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 17th

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

110
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$54,868an average of $473 per time performed $16,820
an average of $145 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or... +

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or exercise multiple studies ×

Service Code: 78452
Performed in a facility
110
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 20th

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

110
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$28,160an average of $256 per time performed $5,940
an average of $54 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 25 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99232
Performed in a facility
74
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 8th

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

60
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$10,360an average of $140 per time performed $3,922
an average of $53 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted ... +

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted blood flow rate, direction, and valve function ×

Service Code: 93306
Performed in an office
70
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 10th

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

70
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$51,940an average of $742 per time performed $11,060
an average of $158 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

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

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typically 40 minutes ×

Service Code: 99215
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.76% of his services

13th 25th

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

31
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$8,032an average of $251 per time performed $2,912
an average of $91 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99222
Performed in a facility
28
times performed,
0.66% of his services

14th 22nd

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

28
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,028an average of $251 per time performed $2,772
an average of $99 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 30 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 30 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99221
Performed in a facility
27
times performed,
0.64% of his services

15th 60th

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

27
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,076an average of $188 per time performed $2,052
an average of $76 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
25
times performed,
0.59% of his services

16th 5th

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

25
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$3,375an average of $135 per time performed $1,225
an average of $49 per time performed
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-... +

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-hour ekg ×

Service Code: 93224
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.54% of his services

17th 44th

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

22
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$6,969an average of $303 per time performed $1,656
an average of $72 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

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

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typically 40 minutes ×

Service Code: 99215
Performed in a facility
22
times performed,
0.52% of his services

18th 70th

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

21
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$5,632an average of $256 per time performed $1,672
an average of $76 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 6... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 60 minutes ×

Service Code: 99205
Performed in a facility
21
times performed,
0.5% of his services

19th 104th

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

21
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,413an average of $353 per time performed $2,541
an average of $121 per time performed
MEDICINE

Doppler ultrasound study of color-directed heart blood fl... +

Doppler ultrasound study of color-directed heart blood flow, rate, and valve function ×

Service Code: 93325
Performed in a facility
19
times performed,
0.45% of his services

20th 31st

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,159an average of $61 per time performed $57
an average of $3 per time performed
MEDICINE

Insertion of probe in esophagus for heart ultrasound exam... +

Insertion of probe in esophagus for heart ultrasound examination including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93312
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.38% of his services

21st 48th

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

15
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,160an average of $260 per time performed $1,312
an average of $82 per time performed
MEDICINE

Doppler ultrasound study of heart blood flow, valves, and... +

Doppler ultrasound study of heart blood flow, valves, and chambers ×

Service Code: 93320
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.36% of his services

22nd 35th

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$810an average of $54 per time performed $225
an average of $15 per time performed
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm tracing, computer analysis, and interpretati... +

Heart rhythm tracing, computer analysis, and interpretation of patient-triggered events greater than 24-hour ekg up to 30 days ×

Service Code: 93228
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.33% of his services

23rd 116th

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,050an average of $75 per time performed $266
an average of $19 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound examination of the heart performed during rest... +

Ultrasound examination of the heart performed during rest, exercise, and/or drug-induced stress with interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93350
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.26% of his services

24th 52nd

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

11
patients got this service, 0.95% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,310an average of $210 per time performed $627
an average of $57 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 "Cardiovascular Disease." 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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