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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
2,200
Rank: 84th
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
9,869
Rank: 27th
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
4.5 This Provider
Avg 3.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$287K
Rank: 153rd
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$130 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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Willie J. Sessions
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

JOHN SPARGO

JAMES KENNEY

ASHISH SINGH

KEVIN O'DELL

ROBIN MATHEWS

Organizations

DLP MARIA PARHAM MEDICA...

DUKE UNIVERSITY HEALTH ...

Patients saw before

Willie J. Sessions

Patients saw after

Individuals

JOHN SPARGO

JAMES KENNEY

ASHISH SINGH

TARIQ ABO-KAMIL

KHANH VU

Organizations

DLP MARIA PARHAM MEDICA...

DUKE UNIVERSITY HEALTH ...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 21 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
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
1,592
times performed,
16% of his services

1st 42nd

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

897
patients got this service, 41% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$47,760an average of $30 per time performed $9,552
an average of $6 per time performed
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
1,497
times performed,
15% of his services

2nd 55th

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

894
patients got this service, 41% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$52,395an average of $35 per time performed $10,479
an average of $7 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
1,447
times performed,
15% of his services

3rd 2nd

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

869
patients got this service, 40% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$43,410an average of $30 per time performed $10,129
an average of $7 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
1,326
times performed,
13% of his services

4th 5th

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

864
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$125,970an average of $95 per time performed $63,648
an average of $48 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
957
times performed,
10% of his services

5th 8th

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

194
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$100,485an average of $105 per time performed $51,678
an average of $54 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
955
times performed,
10% of his services

6th 40th

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

410
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$62,075an average of $65 per time performed $29,605
an average of $31 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
474
times performed,
5% of his services

7th 4th

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

464
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$139,830an average of $295 per time performed $23,226
an average of $49 per time performed
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
331
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 110th

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

304
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$44,685an average of $135 per time performed $8,275
an average of $25 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
226
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 13th

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

188
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$33,900an average of $150 per time performed $17,176
an average of $76 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 and physician supervision ×

Service Code: 93016
Performed in a facility
168
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 19th

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

167
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,400an average of $50 per time performed $2,856
an average of $17 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
168
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 16th

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

167
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,080an average of $60 per time performed $2,016
an average of $12 per time performed
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
151
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 65th

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

151
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$18,875an average of $125 per time performed $3,171
an average of $21 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
149
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 10th

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

149
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$143,040an average of $960 per time performed $22,648
an average of $152 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
83
times performed,
0.84% of his services

14th 23rd

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

83
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$20,750an average of $250 per time performed $9,877
an average of $119 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
76
times performed,
0.77% of his services

15th 1st

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

67
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$9,500an average of $125 per time performed $5,928
an average of $78 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound study of arteries of both arms and legs

Service Code: 93923
Performed in a facility
70
times performed,
0.71% of his services

16th 157th

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

68
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$9,100an average of $130 per time performed $1,190
an average of $17 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Critical care delivery critically ill or injured patient,... +

Critical care delivery critically ill or injured patient, first 30-74 minutes ×

Service Code: 99291
Performed in a facility
48
times performed,
0.49% of his services

17th 80th

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

43
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$14,400an average of $300 per time performed $8,016
an average of $167 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
42
times performed,
0.43% of his services

18th 3rd

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

40
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,730an average of $65 per time performed $546
an average of $13 per time performed
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
42
times performed,
0.43% of his services

19th 94th

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

42
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,830an average of $115 per time performed $798
an average of $19 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care typically 50 minutes

Service Code: 99219
Performed in a facility
22
times performed,
0.22% of his services

20th 130th

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

22
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,850an average of $175 per time performed $2,200
an average of $100 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.16% of his services

21st 38th

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

15
patients got this service, 0.68% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,160an average of $135 per time performed $864
an average of $54 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
15
times performed,
0.15% of his services

22nd 17th

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

14
patients got this service, 0.64% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,575an average of $305 per time performed $2,265
an average of $151 per time performed
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm symptom-related tracing of 24-hour ekg monit... +

Heart rhythm symptom-related tracing of 24-hour ekg monitoring up to 30 days ×

Service Code: 93270
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.14% of his services

23rd 101st

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

13
patients got this service, 0.59% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,400an average of $100 per time performed $126
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 "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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