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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
1,004
Rank: 158th
out of 2,711 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
11,878
Rank: 135th
out of 2,711 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
11.8 This Provider
Avg 5.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$224K
Rank: 277th
out of 2,711 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$224 This Provider
Avg $233

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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Seema N. Daigle
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

Seema N. Daigle

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 48 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
1,541
times performed,
13% of her services

1st 3rd

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

479
patients got this service, 48% of her patients
3.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$27,738an average of $18 per time performed $4,623
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 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in an office
1,316
times performed,
11% of her services

2nd 1st

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

478
patients got this service, 48% of her patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$243,460an average of $185 per time performed $90,804
an average of $69 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
993
times performed,
8% of her services

3rd 8th

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

79
patients got this service, 8% of her patients
12.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.5)
$15,888an average of $16 per time performed $5,958
an average of $6 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
593
times performed,
5% of her services

4th 55th

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

356
patients got this service, 35% of her patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$29,057an average of $49 per time performed $5,337
an average of $9 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
535
times performed,
5% of her services

5th 20th

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

476
patients got this service, 47% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$40,660an average of $76 per time performed $3,210
an average of $6 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Ldl cholesterol level

Service Code: 83721
Performed in an office
499
times performed,
4% of her services

6th 49th

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

327
patients got this service, 33% of her patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$22,455an average of $45 per time performed $6,487
an average of $13 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
464
times performed,
4% of her services

7th 10th

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

359
patients got this service, 36% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$34,800an average of $75 per time performed $4,640
an average of $10 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
457
times performed,
4% of her services

8th 22nd

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

298
patients got this service, 30% of her patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$29,705an average of $65 per time performed $2,742
an average of $6 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
436
times performed,
4% of her services

9th 17th

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

346
patients got this service, 34% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$40,548an average of $93 per time performed $10,028
an average of $23 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Cholesterol level

Service Code: 82465
Performed in an office
390
times performed,
3% of her services

10th 139th

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

271
patients got this service, 27% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$15,210an average of $39 per time performed $1,170
an average of $3 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
367
times performed,
3% of her services

11th 25th

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

269
patients got this service, 27% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$8,441an average of $23 per time performed $1,101
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 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in an office
354
times performed,
3% of her services

12th 2nd

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

239
patients got this service, 24% of her patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$40,002an average of $113 per time performed $17,346
an average of $49 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver enzyme (sgpt), level

Service Code: 84460
Performed in an office
354
times performed,
3% of her services

13th 81st

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

253
patients got this service, 25% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$13,452an average of $38 per time performed $1,062
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
340
times performed,
3% of her services

14th 16th

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

46
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
7.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.3)
$22,100an average of $65 per time performed $4,420
an average of $13 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver enzyme (sgot), level

Service Code: 84450
Performed in an office
311
times performed,
3% of her services

15th 89th

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

224
patients got this service, 22% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$11,196an average of $36 per time performed $622
an average of $2 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
298
times performed,
3% of her services

16th 12th

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

170
patients got this service, 17% of her patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$26,522an average of $89 per time performed $4,172
an average of $14 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
277
times performed,
2% of her services

17th 9th

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

266
patients got this service, 26% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$28,531an average of $103 per time performed $3,878
an average of $14 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Triglycerides level

Service Code: 84478
Performed in an office
255
times performed,
2% of her services

18th 221st

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

186
patients got this service, 19% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$8,670an average of $34 per time performed $510
an average of $2 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
247
times performed,
2% of her services

19th 7th

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

176
patients got this service, 18% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$12,103an average of $49 per time performed $2,717
an average of $11 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
207
times performed,
2% of her services

20th 5th

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

89
patients got this service, 9% of her patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$55,683an average of $269 per time performed $15,939
an average of $77 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
198
times performed,
2% of her services

21st 18th

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

45
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3)
$14,454an average of $73 per time performed $3,168
an average of $16 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
180
times performed,
2% of her services

22nd 13th

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

177
patients got this service, 18% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,380an average of $41 per time performed $4,140
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
179
times performed,
2% of her services

23rd 44th

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

176
patients got this service, 18% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,654an average of $26 per time performed $2,327
an average of $13 per time performed
DRUGS

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

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
138
times performed,
1% of her services

24th 35th

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
8.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.7)
$2,898an average of $21 per time performed $0
an average of $0 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
114
times performed,
0.96% of her services

25th 87th

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

36
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
3.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$15,390an average of $135 per time performed $3,192
an average of $28 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
109
times performed,
0.92% of her services

26th 29th

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

79
patients got this service, 8% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$18,966an average of $174 per time performed $5,886
an average of $54 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
98
times performed,
0.83% of her services

27th 34th

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

73
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.8)
$2,940an average of $30 per time performed $294
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 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99212
Performed in an office
69
times performed,
0.58% of her services

28th 38th

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

59
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$5,934an average of $86 per time performed $2,070
an average of $30 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
63
times performed,
0.53% of her services

29th 40th

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

60
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$7,812an average of $124 per time performed $1,323
an average of $21 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Bone density measurement using dedicated x-ray machine

Service Code: 77080
Performed in an office
57
times performed,
0.48% of her services

30th 70th

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

57
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$24,909an average of $437 per time performed $3,819
an average of $67 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specif... +

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specified, 10 mg ×

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
53
times performed,
0.45% of her services

31st 27th

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,113an average of $21 per time performed $53
an average of $1 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
47
times performed,
0.4% of her services

32nd 23rd

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

43
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,264an average of $112 per time performed $564
an average of $12 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
38
times performed,
0.32% of her services

33rd 84th

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

33
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$6,080an average of $160 per time performed $1,520
an average of $40 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
35
times performed,
0.29% of her services

34th 72nd

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

35
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,305an average of $123 per time performed $910
an average of $26 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
32
times performed,
0.27% of her services

35th 4th

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

24
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$5,536an average of $173 per time performed $1,728
an average of $54 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Uric acid level, blood

Service Code: 84550
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.26% of her services

36th 90th

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

23
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,085an average of $35 per time performed $93
an average of $3 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
28
times performed,
0.24% of her services

37th 66th

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

28
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,120an average of $290 per time performed $2,576
an average of $92 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver function blood test panel

Service Code: 80076
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.21% of her services

38th 36th

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

25
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$2,575an average of $103 per time performed $225
an average of $9 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron level

Service Code: 83540
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.21% of her services

39th 97th

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

21
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,425an average of $57 per time performed $225
an average of $9 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroxine (thyroid chemical) measurement

Service Code: 84439
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.15% of her services

40th 42nd

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,386an average of $77 per time performed $234
an average of $13 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care discharge

Service Code: 99217
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.13% of her services

41st 59th

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

15
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,645an average of $243 per time performed $780
an average of $52 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.13% of her services

42nd 191st

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

15
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,025an average of $135 per time performed $420
an average of $28 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Ferritin (blood protein) level

Service Code: 82728
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.13% of her services

43rd 92nd

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

15
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,575an average of $105 per time performed $285
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 40 minutes ×

Service Code: 99215
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.12% of her services

44th 24th

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$3,682an average of $263 per time performed $1,470
an average of $105 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation +

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation ×

Service Code: 85652
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.11% of her services

45th 102nd

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$559an average of $43 per time performed $52
an average of $4 per time performed
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Removal of impact ear wax, one ear

Service Code: 69210
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.1% of her services

46th 134th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,740an average of $145 per time performed $456
an average of $38 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood creatinine level

Service Code: 82565
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.1% of her services

47th 96th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$468an average of $39 per time performed $48
an average of $4 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Magnesium level

Service Code: 83735
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.09% of her services

48th 141st

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$583an average of $53 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.

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