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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $181 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
2,367
Rank: 34th
out of 561 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
8,178
Rank: 39th
out of 561 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
3.5 This Provider
Avg 3.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$211K
Rank: 167th
out of 561 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$89 This Provider
Avg $181

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.

Individuals

JOHN SPARGO

KEVIN O'DELL

JAMES KENNEY

DAVID LING

ASHISH SINGH

Organizations

DLP MARIA PARHAM MEDICA...

DUKE UNIVERSITY HEALTH ...

Patients saw before

WILLIE SESSIONS M.D.

Patients saw after

Individuals

JOHN SPARGO

JAMES KENNEY

DIANNE DOOKHAN

ASHISH SINGH

TARIQ ABO-KAMIL

Organizations

DLP MARIA PARHAM MEDICA...

DUKE UNIVERSITY HEALTH ...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 34 different services in 2014
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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
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
1,816
times performed,
22% of his services

1st 1st

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

1,123
patients got this service, 47% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$54,480an average of $30 per time performed $11,604
an average of $6 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
1,391
times performed,
17% of his services

2nd 7th

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

834
patients got this service, 35% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$132,145an average of $95 per time performed $66,212
an average of $48 per time performed
medical
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 an office
1,053
times performed,
13% of his services

3rd 28th

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

716
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$31,590an average of $30 per time performed $6,086
an average of $6 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) with tracing using at lea... +

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) with tracing using at least 12 leads ×

Service Code: 93005
Performed in an office
706
times performed,
9% of his services

4th 34th

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

487
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$24,710an average of $35 per time performed $3,657
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 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99212
Performed in an office
669
times performed,
8% of his services

5th 43rd

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

318
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$43,485an average of $65 per time performed $19,816
an average of $30 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 a facility
562
times performed,
7% of his services

6th 4th

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

549
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$165,790an average of $295 per time performed $27,088
an average of $48 per time performed
medical
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
399
times performed,
5% of his services

7th 8th

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

71
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$41,895an average of $105 per time performed $21,522
an average of $54 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scan of veins of both arms or legs including a... +

Ultrasound scan of veins of both arms or legs including assessment of compression and functional maneuvers ×

Service Code: 93970
Performed in a facility
385
times performed,
5% of his services

8th 93rd

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

336
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$51,975an average of $135 per time performed $10,199
an average of $26 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on ... +

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on both sides of head and neck ×

Service Code: 93880
Performed in a facility
237
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 39th

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

235
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$29,625an average of $125 per time performed $5,378
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

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

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

Service Code: 93016
Performed in a facility
164
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 17th

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

164
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,200an average of $50 per time performed $2,722
an average of $17 per time performed
medical
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
163
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 14th

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

163
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,780an average of $60 per time performed $1,783
an average of $11 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
112
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 3rd

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

110
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$7,280an average of $65 per time performed $1,319
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound study of arteries of both arms and legs

Service Code: 93923
Performed in a facility
90
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 159th

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

90
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$11,700an average of $130 per time performed $1,509
an average of $17 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
85
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 2nd

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

81
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$10,625an average of $125 per time performed $6,521
an average of $77 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Evaluation of parameters of single, dual, or multiple lea... +

Evaluation of parameters of single, dual, or multiple lead pacemaker including device connection, recording, and disconnection ×

Service Code: 93288
Performed in an office
67
times performed,
0.82% of his services

15th 42nd

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

41
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$5,695an average of $85 per time performed $1,727
an average of $26 per time performed
medical
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
67
times performed,
0.82% of his services

16th 13th

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

65
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$10,050an average of $150 per time performed $5,207
an average of $78 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
41
times performed,
0.5% of his services

17th 11th

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

41
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$39,360an average of $960 per time performed $6,690
an average of $163 per time performed
medical
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
38
times performed,
0.46% of his services

18th 22nd

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

38
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,500an average of $250 per time performed $4,527
an average of $119 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

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

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

Service Code: 93227
Performed in a facility
34
times performed,
0.42% of his services

19th 67th

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

33
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,910an average of $115 per time performed $685
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care typically 70 minutes per day

Service Code: 99220
Performed in a facility
19
times performed,
0.23% of his services

20th 79th

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

19
patients got this service, 0.8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,750an average of $250 per time performed $2,635
an average of $139 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of perman... +

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of permanent dual lead pacemaker system with physician analysis, review, and report ×

Service Code: 93280
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.17% of his services

21st 21st

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

12
patients got this service, 0.51% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,890an average of $135 per time performed $591
an average of $42 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.

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Willie James Sessions
Average for Cardiovascular Disease 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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