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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $372 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
670
Rank: 75th
out of 549 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
10,606
Rank: 13th
out of 549 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
15.8 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$348K
Rank: 32nd
out of 549 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$519 This Provider
Avg $372

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

JESSICA HANCOCK

RABI KUTOB

ROBERT YOUNGBLOOD

JEFFREY ADAMS

TONI MEADOR

Organizations

MISSION HOSPITAL, INC.

COMMUNITY CAREPARTNERS,...

Patients saw before

PAUL SAENGER M.D.

Patients saw after

Individuals

JESSICA HANCOCK

RABI KUTOB

TONI MEADOR

THOMAS HARTMANN

KATHERINE CRUM

Organizations

MISSION HOSPITAL, INC.

COMMUNITY CAREPARTNERS,...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 76 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
drug
DRUGS

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

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

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
5,797
times performed,
55% of his services

1st 1st

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

258
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$14,493an average of $3 per time performed $7,420
an average of $1 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Hyaluronan or derivative, synvisc or synvisc-one, for int... +

Hyaluronan or derivative, synvisc or synvisc-one, for intra-articular injection, 1 mg ×

Service Code: J7325
Performed in an office
1,024
times performed,
10% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$27,904an average of $27 per time performed $9,964
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 3 views

Service Code: 73562
Performed in an office
685
times performed,
6% of his services

3rd 9th

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

406
patients got this service, 61% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$62,082an average of $91 per time performed $16,721
an average of $24 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
625
times performed,
6% of his services

4th 10th

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

382
patients got this service, 57% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$47,613an average of $76 per time performed $17,544
an average of $28 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of both knees, standing, front to back view

Service Code: 73565
Performed in an office
587
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 18th

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

375
patients got this service, 56% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$46,878an average of $80 per time performed $13,965
an average of $24 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20610
Performed in an office
519
times performed,
5% of his services

6th 4th

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

273
patients got this service, 41% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$82,838an average of $160 per time performed $19,058
an average of $37 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of pelvis, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 72170
Performed in an office
206
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 15th

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

137
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$16,525an average of $80 per time performed $3,881
an average of $19 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of hip on one side of body, 1 view

Service Code: 73500
Performed in an office
178
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 26th

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

114
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$11,230an average of $63 per time performed $3,065
an average of $17 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 3... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 30 minutes ×

Service Code: 99203
Performed in an office
177
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 8th

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

177
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$33,343an average of $188 per time performed $11,431
an average of $65 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Repair of knee joint

Service Code: 27447
Performed in a facility
117
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 23rd

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

109
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$832,163an average of $7,113 per time performed $122,890
an average of $1,050 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
102
times performed,
0.96% of his services

11th 32nd

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

98
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$22,134an average of $217 per time performed $4,039
an average of $40 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
101
times performed,
0.95% of his services

12th 2nd

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

100
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$12,726an average of $126 per time performed $4,712
an average of $47 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 2... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 20 minutes ×

Service Code: 99202
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.34% of his services

13th 38th

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

36
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,680an average of $130 per time performed $1,414
an average of $39 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
0.33% of his services

14th 17th

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

34
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,780an average of $108 per time performed $894
an average of $26 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Replacement of thigh bone and hip joint prosthesis

Service Code: 27130
Performed in a facility
34
times performed,
0.32% of his services

15th 37th

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

32
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$181,125an average of $5,327 per time performed $35,179
an average of $1,035 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Repair of knee joint

Service Code: 27446
Performed in a facility
34
times performed,
0.32% of his services

16th 103rd

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

32
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$145,821an average of $4,289 per time performed $31,908
an average of $938 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.26% of his services

17th 13th

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

24
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,347an average of $84 per time performed $515
an average of $18 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Removal of one knee cartilage using an endoscope

Service Code: 29881
Performed in a facility
27
times performed,
0.25% of his services

18th 88th

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

27
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$71,400an average of $2,644 per time performed $10,607
an average of $393 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
11
times performed,
0.1% of his services

19th 131st

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$473an average of $43 per time performed $134
an average of $12 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.

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Average for Orthopaedic Surgery 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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