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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $204 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
762
Rank: 103rd
out of 2,609 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
12,071
Rank: 28th
out of 2,609 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
15.8 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 5.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$256K
Rank: 62nd
out of 2,609 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$336 This Provider
Avg $204

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.

Patients saw before

RICHARD MICHAL M.D.

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 146 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
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample +

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample ×

Service Code: 36415
Performed in an office
2,133
times performed,
18% of his services

1st 3rd

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

660
patients got this service, 87% of his patients
3.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$19,197an average of $9 per time performed $6,250
an average of $3 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
1,551
times performed,
13% of his services

2nd 1st

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

664
patients got this service, 87% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$220,444an average of $142 per time performed $96,813
an average of $62 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
1,348
times performed,
11% of his services

3rd 9th

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

641
patients got this service, 84% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$29,656an average of $22 per time performed $10,191
an average of $8 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
1,336
times performed,
11% of his services

4th 8th

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

624
patients got this service, 82% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$58,784an average of $44 per time performed $19,693
an average of $15 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
875
times performed,
7% of his services

5th 5th

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

416
patients got this service, 55% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$21,875an average of $25 per time performed $11,191
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Vitamin d-3 level

Service Code: 82306
Performed in an office
751
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 52nd

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

339
patients got this service, 44% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$45,060an average of $60 per time performed $29,537
an average of $39 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
387
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 7th

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

36
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
10.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.8)
$5,418an average of $14 per time performed $2,020
an average of $5 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
370
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 2nd

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

264
patients got this service, 35% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$34,662an average of $94 per time performed $14,190
an average of $38 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
292
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 6th

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

288
patients got this service, 38% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,176an average of $28 per time performed $6,771
an average of $23 per time performed
drug
TEMPORARY CODES

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered t... +

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered to individuals 3 years of age and older, for intramuscular use (fluzone) ×

Service Code: Q2038
Performed in an office
291
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 44th

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

287
patients got this service, 38% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,180an average of $18 per time performed $3,434
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
288
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 16th

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

165
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$10,080an average of $35 per time performed $6,212
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, p... +

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, platelets), automated test ×

Service Code: 85027
Performed in an office
280
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 68th

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

215
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$5,040an average of $18 per time performed $2,388
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urine microalbumin (protein) level

Service Code: 82043
Performed in an office
184
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 57th

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

155
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,208an average of $12 per time performed $1,404
an average of $8 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Creatinine level to test for kidney function or muscle in... +

Creatinine level to test for kidney function or muscle injury ×

Service Code: 82570
Performed in an office
184
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 37th

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

155
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,024an average of $11 per time performed $1,257
an average of $7 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81001
Performed in an office
183
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 26th

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

159
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,745an average of $15 per time performed $765
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Uric acid level, blood

Service Code: 84550
Performed in an office
88
times performed,
0.73% of his services

16th 91st

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

43
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$968an average of $11 per time performed $323
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, p... +

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, platelets), automated test ×

Service Code: 85025
Performed in an office
82
times performed,
0.68% of his services

17th 4th

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

61
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,394an average of $17 per time performed $838
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of chest, 2 views, front and side

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
82
times performed,
0.68% of his services

18th 35th

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

74
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,330an average of $65 per time performed $1,456
an average of $18 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver function blood test panel

Service Code: 80076
Performed in an office
80
times performed,
0.66% of his services

19th 46th

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

77
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$960an average of $12 per time performed $410
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
72
times performed,
0.6% of his services

20th 22nd

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

55
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$1,440an average of $20 per time performed $728
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, di... +

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96372
Performed in an office
66
times performed,
0.55% of his services

21st 10th

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
4.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$1,980an average of $30 per time performed $809
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroxine (thyroid chemical) measurement

Service Code: 84439
Performed in an office
65
times performed,
0.54% of his services

22nd 58th

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

60
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,235an average of $19 per time performed $783
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Prostate cancer screening; prostate specific antigen test... +

Prostate cancer screening; prostate specific antigen test (psa) ×

Service Code: G0103
Performed in an office
64
times performed,
0.53% of his services

23rd 81st

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

64
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,496an average of $39 per time performed $1,574
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Screening mammography, producing direct digital image, bi... +

Screening mammography, producing direct digital image, bilateral, all views ×

Service Code: G0202
Performed in an office
57
times performed,
0.47% of his services

24th 150th

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

57
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,286an average of $198 per time performed $7,088
an average of $124 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ketorolac tromethamine, per 15 mg

Service Code: J1885
Performed in an office
56
times performed,
0.46% of his services

25th 48th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$112an average of $2 per time performed $11
an average of $0 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Annual wellness visit, includes a personalized prevention... +

Annual wellness visit, includes a personalized prevention plan of service (pps), subsequent visit ×

Service Code: G0439
Performed in an office
55
times performed,
0.46% of his services

26th 21st

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

55
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,295an average of $169 per time performed $5,881
an average of $107 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, vitamin b-12 cyanocobalamin, up to 1000 mcg

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
51
times performed,
0.42% of his services

27th 41st

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
4.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.1)
$357an average of $7 per time performed $56
an average of $1 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Stool analysis for blood to screen for colon tumors

Service Code: 82270
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
0.36% of his services

28th 90th

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

43
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,419an average of $33 per time performed $187
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Ferritin (blood protein) level

Service Code: 82728
Performed in an office
42
times performed,
0.35% of his services

29th 139th

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

33
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,176an average of $28 per time performed $765
an average of $18 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Cyanocobalamin (vitamin b-12) level

Service Code: 82607
Performed in an office
41
times performed,
0.34% of his services

30th 107th

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

33
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,312an average of $32 per time performed $806
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Bone density measurement using dedicated x-ray machine

Service Code: 77080
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
0.31% of his services

31st 70th

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

37
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,770an average of $210 per time performed $1,678
an average of $45 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Stool analysis for blood

Service Code: 82274
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.27% of his services

32nd 193rd

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

32
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,056an average of $33 per time performed $681
an average of $21 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Detection test for influenza virus

Service Code: 87804
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.25% of his services

33rd 86th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$600an average of $20 per time performed $459
an average of $15 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation +

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation ×

Service Code: 85651
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.22% of his services

34th 120th

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

26
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$216an average of $8 per time performed $128
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Lipase (fat enzyme) level

Service Code: 83690
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.21% of his services

35th 261st

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

24
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$350an average of $14 per time performed $222
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Amylase (enzyme) level

Service Code: 82150
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.2% of his services

36th 254th

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

22
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$336an average of $14 per time performed $200
an average of $8 per time performed
medical
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
18
times performed,
0.15% of his services

37th 24th

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$990an average of $55 per time performed $176
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Breath test analysis for helicobacter pylori

Service Code: 83013
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.12% of his services

38th 416th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,030an average of $145 per time performed $1,093
an average of $78 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ribs of one side of body, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73510
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.12% of his services

39th 218th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$980an average of $70 per time performed $322
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Administration of drug for helicobacter pylori

Service Code: 83014
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.12% of his services

40th 417th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$350an average of $25 per time performed $128
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.12% of his services

41st 43rd

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$392an average of $28 per time performed $325
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
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
12
times performed,
0.1% of his services

42nd 183rd

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,980an average of $415 per time performed $1,901
an average of $158 per time performed
medical
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
12
times performed,
0.1% of his services

43rd 18th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,278an average of $190 per time performed $931
an average of $78 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72110
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.09% of his services

44th 214th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,210an average of $110 per time performed $372
an average of $34 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.

Richard G Michal
Average for Family 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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