ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Treatment Tracker

How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $233 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,117
Rank: 113th
out of 2,711 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
12,859
Rank: 113th
out of 2,711 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
11.5 This Provider
Avg 5.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$248K
Rank: 225th
out of 2,711 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$222 This Provider
Avg $233

Office Visits

Story image rib

Top Billing

Related story »

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.

Todd S. Albala
Average for Internal Medicine 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

Todd S. Albala

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 52 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
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
1,512
times performed,
12% of his services

1st 3rd

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

508
patients got this service, 45% of his patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$27,216an average of $18 per time performed $4,536
an average of $3 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
1,230
times performed,
10% of his services

2nd 8th

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

84
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
14.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.5)
$19,680an average of $16 per time performed $6,150
an average of $5 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
1,218
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd 1st

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

462
patients got this service, 41% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$225,330an average of $185 per time performed $85,260
an average of $70 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
936
times performed,
7% of his services

4th 10th

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

458
patients got this service, 41% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$70,200an average of $75 per time performed $6,552
an average of $7 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Ldl cholesterol level

Service Code: 83721
Performed in an office
722
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 49th

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

350
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$32,490an average of $45 per time performed $9,386
an average of $13 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Cholesterol level

Service Code: 82465
Performed in an office
719
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 139th

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

352
patients got this service, 32% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$28,041an average of $39 per time performed $2,157
an average of $3 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Triglycerides level

Service Code: 84478
Performed in an office
665
times performed,
5% of his services

7th 221st

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

334
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$22,610an average of $34 per time performed $1,995
an average of $3 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood glucose (sugar) test performed by hand-held instrument +

Blood glucose (sugar) test performed by hand-held instrument ×

Service Code: 82962
Performed in an office
621
times performed,
5% of his services

8th 34th

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

202
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.8)
$18,630an average of $30 per time performed $1,863
an average of $3 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
549
times performed,
4% of his services

9th 16th

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

63
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
8.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.3)
$35,685an average of $65 per time performed $7,686
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 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in an office
538
times performed,
4% of his services

10th 2nd

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

352
patients got this service, 32% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$60,794an average of $113 per time performed $22,596
an average of $42 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
529
times performed,
4% of his services

11th 4th

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

187
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$91,517an average of $173 per time performed $28,566
an average of $54 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
473
times performed,
4% of his services

12th 20th

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

421
patients got this service, 38% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$35,948an average of $76 per time performed $2,838
an average of $6 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
444
times performed,
3% of his services

13th 12th

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

224
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$39,516an average of $89 per time performed $6,216
an average of $14 per time performed
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
274
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 7th

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

202
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$13,426an average of $49 per time performed $3,014
an average of $11 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
259
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 13th

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

258
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,619an average of $41 per time performed $5,957
an average of $23 per time performed
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
258
times performed,
2% of his services

16th 44th

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

257
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,708an average of $26 per time performed $3,354
an average of $13 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
248
times performed,
2% of his services

17th 23rd

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

216
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$27,776an average of $112 per time performed $3,224
an average of $13 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
235
times performed,
2% of his services

18th 17th

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

160
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$21,855an average of $93 per time performed $5,405
an average of $23 per time performed
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
183
times performed,
1% of his services

19th 18th

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

35
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
5.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3)
$13,359an average of $73 per time performed $3,111
an average of $17 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
134
times performed,
1% of his services

20th 29th

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

108
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$23,316an average of $174 per time performed $7,102
an average of $53 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
118
times performed,
0.92% of his services

21st 22nd

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

82
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$7,670an average of $65 per time performed $1,298
an average of $11 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Physician re-certification for medicare-covered home heal... +

Physician re-certification for medicare-covered home health services under a home health plan of care (patient not present), including contacts with home health agency and review of reports of patient status required by physicians to affirm the initial implementation of the plan of care that meets patient's needs, per re-certification period ×

Service Code: G0179
Performed in an office
117
times performed,
0.91% of his services

22nd 87th

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

32
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
3.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$15,795an average of $135 per time performed $3,276
an average of $28 per time performed
DRUGS

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

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
100
times performed,
0.78% of his services

23rd 35th

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

16
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
6.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.7)
$2,100an average of $21 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
81
times performed,
0.63% of his services

24th 25th

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

60
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,863an average of $23 per time performed $243
an average of $3 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
70
times performed,
0.54% of his services

25th 40th

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

64
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$6,440an average of $92 per time performed $1,120
an average of $16 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Bone density measurement using dedicated x-ray machine

Service Code: 77080
Performed in an office
68
times performed,
0.53% of his services

26th 70th

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

68
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$29,716an average of $437 per time performed $4,080
an average of $60 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
56
times performed,
0.44% of his services

27th 9th

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

56
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$5,768an average of $103 per time performed $784
an average of $14 per time performed
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
40
times performed,
0.31% of his services

28th 66th

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

40
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,720an average of $293 per time performed $4,240
an average of $106 per time performed
MEDICINE

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection ben... +

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection beneath the skin or into muscle, patient 2 years or older ×

Service Code: 90732
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
0.27% of his services

29th 68th

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

35
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,305an average of $123 per time performed $2,135
an average of $61 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.26% of his services

30th 71st

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

33
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,287an average of $39 per time performed $759
an average of $23 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health ... +

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health services under a home health plan of care (patient not present), including contacts with home health agency and review of reports of patient status required by physicians to affirm the initial implementation of the plan of care that meets patient's needs, per certification period ×

Service Code: G0180
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.24% of his services

31st 84th

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

24
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$4,960an average of $160 per time performed $1,147
an average of $37 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 15 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 15 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99308
Performed in a facility
24
times performed,
0.19% of his services

32nd 47th

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

23
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.9)
$2,832an average of $118 per time performed $1,056
an average of $44 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Calcium level

Service Code: 82310
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.18% of his services

33rd 268th

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$874an average of $38 per time performed $92
an average of $4 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood creatinine level

Service Code: 82565
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.18% of his services

34th 96th

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$897an average of $39 per time performed $92
an average of $4 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Ferritin (blood protein) level

Service Code: 82728
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.18% of his services

35th 92nd

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,415an average of $105 per time performed $437
an average of $19 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
22
times performed,
0.17% of his services

36th 38th

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: 1.8)
$1,892an average of $86 per time performed $638
an average of $29 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 25 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99309
Performed in a facility
22
times performed,
0.17% of his services

37th 60th

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.8)
$4,202an average of $191 per time performed $1,408
an average of $64 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron binding capacity

Service Code: 83550
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.16% of his services

38th 106th

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

16
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,247an average of $107 per time performed $252
an average of $12 per time performed
MEDICINE

Measurement and graphic recording of total and timed exha... +

Measurement and graphic recording of total and timed exhaled air capacity ×

Service Code: 94010
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.16% of his services

39th 129th

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: 1.1)
$2,352an average of $112 per time performed $546
an average of $26 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron level

Service Code: 83540
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.16% of his services

40th 97th

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

15
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,140an average of $57 per time performed $180
an average of $9 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hdl cholesterol level

Service Code: 83718
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.16% of his services

41st 239th

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,180an average of $59 per time performed $240
an average of $12 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
20
times performed,
0.16% of his services

42nd 285th

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$10,720an average of $536 per time performed $1,400
an average of $70 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care discharge

Service Code: 99217
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.12% of his services

43rd 59th

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)
$3,888an average of $243 per time performed $864
an average of $54 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver function blood test panel

Service Code: 80076
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.11% of his services

44th 36th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.98% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$1,442an average of $103 per time performed $140
an average of $10 per time performed
MEDICINE

Administration of 1 vaccine

Service Code: 90471
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.11% of his services

45th 80th

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$560an average of $40 per time performed $210
an average of $15 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent observation care, typically 25 minutes per day +

Subsequent observation care, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99225
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.09% of his services

46th 120th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.98% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,728an average of $144 per time performed $648
an average of $54 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial nursing facility visit, typically 45 minutes per day +

Initial nursing facility visit, typically 45 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99306
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.09% of his services

47th 103rd

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,252an average of $271 per time performed $1,380
an average of $115 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Natriuretic peptide (heart and blood vessel protein) level +

Natriuretic peptide (heart and blood vessel protein) level ×

Service Code: 83880
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.09% of his services

48th 140th

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$3,120an average of $260 per time performed $576
an average of $48 per time performed
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Removal of impact ear wax, one ear

Service Code: 69210
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.09% of his services

49th 134th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.98% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,595an average of $145 per time performed $429
an average of $39 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of lower and sacral spine, 2 or 3 views

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.09% of his services

50th 191st

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

11
patients got this service, 0.98% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,485an average of $135 per time performed $308
an average of $28 per time performed
PROCEDURES

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

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

Service Code: G0103
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.09% of his services

51st 72nd

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

11
patients got this service, 0.98% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,342an average of $122 per time performed $264
an average of $24 per time performed
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
11
times performed,
0.09% of his services

52nd 55th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.98% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$539an average of $49 per time performed $99
an average of $9 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 "Internal Medicine." 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.

Incorrect Info? If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to checkup@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to checkup@propublica.org. Here's a link to Medicare's data on this provider.


Read our methodology.


Credits: Warning icon designed by Stefan Parnarov from the Noun Project.