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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $245 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
817
Rank: 169th
out of 2,484 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
10,170
Rank: 144th
out of 2,484 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
12.4 This Provider
Avg 6.3
Total Paid
by Medicare
$183K
Rank: 293rd
out of 2,484 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$224 This Provider
Avg $245

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 her 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

LUTHER PERSON

SUNILJIT SINGH

GARY SCHAFER

MICHAEL SCRUGGS

PATRICK SAMMON

Organizations

DLP RUTHERFORD REGIONAL...

THE CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBU...

Patients saw before

SEEMA DAIGLE M.D.

Patients saw after

Individuals

MICHAEL SCRUGGS

EDWARD GRISHAW

FRANKLIN MOORING

GARY SCHAFER

LUTHER PERSON

Organizations

DLP RUTHERFORD REGIONAL...

THE CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBU...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 126 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
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
965
times performed,
9% of her services

1st 1st

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

424
patients got this service, 52% of her patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$197,825an average of $205 per time performed $62,493
an average of $65 per time performed
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
933
times performed,
9% of her services

2nd 3rd

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

395
patients got this service, 48% of her patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$14,928an average of $16 per time performed $2,743
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
795
times performed,
8% of her services

3rd 10th

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

59
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
13.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.1)
$11,130an average of $14 per time performed $4,182
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 5 minutes ×

Service Code: 99211
Performed in an office
571
times performed,
6% of her services

4th 20th

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

59
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
9.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3)
$30,263an average of $53 per time performed $7,925
an average of $14 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
476
times performed,
5% of her services

5th 19th

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

313
patients got this service, 38% of her patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$13,804an average of $29 per time performed $2,394
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver enzyme (sgpt), level

Service Code: 84460
Performed in an office
410
times performed,
4% of her services

6th 115th

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

291
patients got this service, 36% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$7,790an average of $19 per time performed $1,013
an average of $2 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Ldl cholesterol level

Service Code: 83721
Performed in an office
408
times performed,
4% of her services

7th 44th

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

304
patients got this service, 37% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$13,872an average of $34 per time performed $5,178
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver enzyme (sgot), level

Service Code: 84450
Performed in an office
397
times performed,
4% of her services

8th 126th

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

288
patients got this service, 35% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$7,543an average of $19 per time performed $973
an average of $2 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
395
times performed,
4% of her services

9th 6th

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

273
patients got this service, 33% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$11,060an average of $28 per time performed $4,108
an average of $10 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 a facility
390
times performed,
4% of her services

10th 26th

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

346
patients got this service, 42% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$10,140an average of $26 per time performed $2,266
an average of $6 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
351
times performed,
3% of her services

11th 48th

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

256
patients got this service, 31% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$8,073an average of $23 per time performed $3,012
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
337
times performed,
3% of her services

12th 12th

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

274
patients got this service, 34% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$19,546an average of $58 per time performed $7,272
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
319
times performed,
3% of her services

13th 27th

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

238
patients got this service, 29% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,552an average of $8 per time performed $957
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
310
times performed,
3% of her services

14th 9th

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

268
patients got this service, 33% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$9,300an average of $30 per time performed $2,827
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Cholesterol level

Service Code: 82465
Performed in an office
276
times performed,
3% of her services

15th 183rd

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

212
patients got this service, 26% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$4,416an average of $16 per time performed $491
an average of $2 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Triglycerides level

Service Code: 84478
Performed in an office
268
times performed,
3% of her services

16th 243rd

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

205
patients got this service, 25% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$5,628an average of $21 per time performed $616
an average of $2 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
267
times performed,
3% of her services

17th 11th

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

153
patients got this service, 19% of her patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$9,345an average of $35 per time performed $3,415
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
244
times performed,
2% of her services

18th 7th

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

230
patients got this service, 28% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$11,468an average of $47 per time performed $3,221
an average of $13 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
228
times performed,
2% of her services

19th 5th

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

84
patients got this service, 10% of her patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$47,652an average of $209 per time performed $17,649
an average of $77 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
172
times performed,
2% of her services

20th 2nd

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

143
patients got this service, 18% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$23,392an average of $136 per time performed $7,675
an average of $45 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
130
times performed,
1% of her services

21st 16th

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

29
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
4.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$9,344an average of $72 per time performed $2,262
an average of $17 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

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

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
110
times performed,
1% of her services

22nd 43rd

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
5.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.6)
$556an average of $5 per time performed $174
an average of $2 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
105
times performed,
1% of her services

23rd 13th

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

104
patients got this service, 13% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,305an average of $41 per time performed $2,412
an average of $23 per time performed
drug
NA

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle

Service Code: 90661
Performed in an office
104
times performed,
1% of her services

24th 93rd

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

104
patients got this service, 13% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,448an average of $62 per time performed $2,188
an average of $21 per time performed
medical
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 im ×

Service Code: G0179
Performed in an office
81
times performed,
0.8% of her services

25th 88th

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

30
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$10,255an average of $127 per time performed $2,397
an average of $30 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
73
times performed,
0.72% of her services

26th 35th

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

58
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$12,994an average of $178 per time performed $3,859
an average of $53 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
48
times performed,
0.47% of her services

27th 38th

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

46
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,416an average of $92 per time performed $897
an average of $19 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Uric acid level, blood

Service Code: 84550
Performed in an office
38
times performed,
0.37% of her services

28th 75th

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

30
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$608an average of $16 per time performed $132
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
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
35
times performed,
0.34% of her services

29th 37th

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

29
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$315an average of $9 per time performed $107
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron level

Service Code: 83540
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.3% of her services

30th 86th

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

25
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$713an average of $23 per time performed $268
an average of $9 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
30
times performed,
0.29% of her services

31st 24th

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

30
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,070an average of $69 per time performed $337
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Bone density measurement using dedicated x-ray machine

Service Code: 77080
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.29% of her services

32nd 73rd

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

30
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,110an average of $437 per time performed $1,361
an average of $45 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
25
times performed,
0.25% of her services

33rd 4th

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$3,650an average of $146 per time performed $1,376
an average of $55 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
24
times performed,
0.24% of her services

34th 47th

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

21
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$2,304an average of $96 per time performed $651
an average of $27 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
24
times performed,
0.24% of her services

35th 62nd

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

24
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,560an average of $65 per time performed $590
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Ferritin (blood protein) level

Service Code: 82728
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.24% of her services

36th 79th

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

23
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,152an average of $48 per time performed $437
an average of $18 per time performed
medical
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 imple ×

Service Code: G0180
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.23% of her services

37th 77th

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

21
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,626an average of $158 per time performed $920
an average of $40 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
21
times performed,
0.21% of her services

38th 97th

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$273an average of $13 per time performed $100
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Magnesium level

Service Code: 83735
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.2% of her services

39th 104th

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$480an average of $24 per time performed $179
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent observation care, typically 35 minutes per day +

Subsequent observation care, typically 35 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99226
Performed in a facility
19
times performed,
0.19% of her services

40th 161st

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$4,123an average of $217 per time performed $1,517
an average of $80 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver function blood test panel

Service Code: 80076
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.18% of her services

41st 33rd

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$522an average of $29 per time performed $143
an average of $8 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood creatinine level

Service Code: 82565
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.18% of her services

42nd 108th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$324an average of $18 per time performed $65
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
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
15
times performed,
0.15% of her services

43rd 120th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,350an average of $90 per time performed $399
an average of $27 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.14% of her services

44th 169th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,386an average of $99 per time performed $346
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care discharge

Service Code: 99217
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
0.14% of her services

45th 50th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,492an average of $178 per time performed $771
an average of $55 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Creatine kinase (cardiac enzyme) level

Service Code: 82550
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.14% of her services

46th 78th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$322an average of $23 per time performed $54
an average of $4 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.

Seema N. Daigle
Average for Internal 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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