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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
1,256
Rank: 81st
out of 2,711 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
10,731
Rank: 158th
out of 2,711 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
8.5 This Provider
Avg 5.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$335K
Rank: 111th
out of 2,711 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$266 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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Keith K. Carmack
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.

Individuals

KEVIN CREGAN

LANCE ARNDER

VANCE EDWARDS

PAUL WILLMAN

BRADLEY BRENTON

Organizations

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

WAYNE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL...

Patients saw before

Keith K. Carmack

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 29 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
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
2,229
times performed,
21% of his services

1st 1st

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

926
patients got this service, 74% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$238,503an average of $107 per time performed $149,343
an average of $67 per time performed
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
1,600
times performed,
15% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

940
patients got this service, 75% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$11,200an average of $7 per time performed $4,800
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
1,132
times performed,
11% of his services

3rd 2nd

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

637
patients got this service, 51% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$84,900an average of $75 per time performed $53,204
an average of $47 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
904
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 12th

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

372
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$15,368an average of $17 per time performed $12,656
an average of $14 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
861
times performed,
8% of his services

5th 8th

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

90
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
9.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.5)
$7,749an average of $9 per time performed $5,166
an average of $6 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
670
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 38th

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

103
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
6.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$34,840an average of $52 per time performed $18,760
an average of $28 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
632
times performed,
6% of his services

7th 24th

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

596
patients got this service, 47% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$97,960an average of $155 per time performed $53,088
an average of $84 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Stool analysis for blood to screen for colon tumors

Service Code: 82270
Performed in an office
436
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 99th

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

436
patients got this service, 35% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,772an average of $27 per time performed $2,180
an average of $5 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
399
times performed,
4% of his services

9th 13th

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

390
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,576an average of $24 per time performed $8,778
an average of $22 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urinalysis, manual test

Service Code: 81002
Performed in an office
343
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 45th

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

232
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$3,773an average of $11 per time performed $1,372
an average of $4 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 (fluvirin) ×

Service Code: Q2037
Performed in an office
273
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 30th

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

273
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,641an average of $17 per time performed $3,822
an average of $14 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
228
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 18th

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

71
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
3.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3)
$4,788an average of $21 per time performed $3,420
an average of $15 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
188
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 34th

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

110
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.8)
$2,632an average of $14 per time performed $564
an average of $3 per time performed
TEMPORARY CODES

Screening papanicolaou smear; obtaining, preparing and co... +

Screening papanicolaou smear; obtaining, preparing and conveyance of cervical or vaginal smear to laboratory ×

Service Code: Q0091
Performed in an office
146
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 214th

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

146
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,526an average of $31 per time performed $4,526
an average of $31 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
109
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 23rd

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

102
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,123an average of $47 per time performed $1,417
an average of $13 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
88
times performed,
0.82% of his services

16th 27th

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: 1.3)
$440an average of $5 per time performed $88
an average of $1 per time performed
TEMPORARY CODES

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, for intramuscular u... +

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, for intramuscular use (agriflu) ×

Service Code: Q2034
Performed in an office
81
times performed,
0.75% of his services

17th 297th

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

81
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,377an average of $17 per time performed $1,215
an average of $15 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
51
times performed,
0.48% of his services

18th 71st

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

50
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,071an average of $21 per time performed $1,020
an average of $20 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
51
times performed,
0.48% of his services

19th 68th

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

50
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,346an average of $46 per time performed $2,295
an average of $45 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
47
times performed,
0.44% of his services

20th 16th

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

32
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.3)
$1,598an average of $34 per time performed $611
an average of $13 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 (flulaval) ×

Service Code: Q2036
Performed in an office
42
times performed,
0.39% of his services

21st 78th

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

41
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$714an average of $17 per time performed $378
an average of $9 per time performed
MEDICINE

Respiratory inhaled pressure or nonpressure treatment to ... +

Respiratory inhaled pressure or nonpressure treatment to relieve airway obstruction or for sputum specimen ×

Service Code: 94640
Performed in an office
42
times performed,
0.39% of his services

22nd 153rd

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

34
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,722an average of $41 per time performed $546
an average of $13 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Detection test for influenza virus

Service Code: 87804
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
0.32% of his services

23rd 172nd

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)
$680an average of $20 per time performed $544
an average of $16 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Physician supervision of a patient receiving medicare-cov... +

Physician supervision of a patient receiving medicare-covered services provided by a participating home health agency (patient not present) requiring complex and multidisciplinary care modalities involving regular physician development and/or revision of care plans, review of subsequent reports of patient status, review of laboratory and other studies, communication (including telephone calls) with other health care professionals involved in the patient's care, integration of new information into the medical treatment plan and/or adjustment of medical therapy, within a calendar month, 30 minutes or more ×

Service Code: G0181
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.29% of his services

24th 218th

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$4,092an average of $132 per time performed $2,511
an average of $81 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of up to 14 skin growths

Service Code: 17110
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.27% of his services

25th 520th

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,755an average of $95 per time performed $1,914
an average of $66 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 125 mg +

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 125 mg ×

Service Code: J2930
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.25% of his services

26th 155th

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

24
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$378an average of $14 per time performed $54
an average of $2 per time performed
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Removal of impact ear wax, one ear

Service Code: 69210
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.24% of his services

27th 134th

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

25
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,534an average of $59 per time performed $962
an average of $37 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Strep test (streptococcus, group a)

Service Code: 87880
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.18% of his services

28th 188th

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$741an average of $39 per time performed $304
an average of $16 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Stool analysis for blood

Service Code: 82272
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.12% of his services

29th 251st

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$351an average of $27 per time performed $65
an average of $5 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 "Family 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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