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The Doctors and Services in Medicare Part B

How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $184 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
1,143
Rank: 277th
out of 565 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
3,023
Rank: 299th
out of 565 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
2.6 This Provider
Avg 3.1
Total Paid
by Medicare
$117K
Rank: 353rd
out of 565 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$102 This Provider
Avg $184

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.

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 42 different services in 2015
(18 were redacted as they were performed on less than 11 patients)

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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
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
758
times performed,
25% of his services

1st 1st

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

654
patients got this service, 57% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$16,168.14an average of $21.33 per time performed $4,555.58
an average of $6.01 per time performed
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 a facility
727
times performed,
24% of his services

2nd 12th

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

422
patients got this service, 37% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$118,202.93an average of $162.59 per time performed $38,923.58
an average of $53.54 per time performed
medical
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
326
times performed,
11% of his services

3rd 3rd

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

324
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$46,481.08an average of $142.58 per time performed $14,960.14
an average of $45.89 per time performed
medical
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
158
times performed,
5% of his services

4th 14th

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

157
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,223.48an average of $33.06 per time performed $1,681.12
an average of $10.64 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of perman... +

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of permanent dual lead pacemaker system with physician analysis, review, and report ×

Service Code: 93280
Performed in a facility
145
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 80th

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

57
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$12,944.15an average of $89.27 per time performed $3,862.80
an average of $26.64 per time performed
medical
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 a facility
136
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 49th

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

136
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$36,771.68an average of $270.38 per time performed $12,596.32
an average of $92.62 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or... +

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or exercise multiple studies ×

Service Code: 78452
Performed in a facility
135
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 17th

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

135
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$22,728.60an average of $168.36 per time performed $7,794.90
an average of $57.74 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 a facility
95
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 26th

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

90
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$10,002.55an average of $105.29 per time performed $3,431.40
an average of $36.12 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
90
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 8th

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

53
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$13,421.70an average of $149.13 per time performed $4,883.40
an average of $54.26 per time performed
medical
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
49
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 19th

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

49
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,459.80an average of $50.20 per time performed $791.35
an average of $16.15 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 6... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 60 minutes ×

Service Code: 99205
Performed in a facility
36
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 106th

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

36
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$12,764.88an average of $354.58 per time performed $4,494.24
an average of $124.84 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Follow-up or limited ultrasound examination of heart

Service Code: 93308
Performed in a facility
35
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 41st

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

34
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,752.10an average of $50.06 per time performed $663.95
an average of $18.97 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound examination and continuous monitoring of the h... +

Ultrasound examination and continuous monitoring of the heart performed during rest, exercise, and/or drug-induced stress with interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93351
Performed in a facility
33
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 79th

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

33
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,544.00an average of $168.00 per time performed $1,882.65
an average of $57.05 per time performed
medical
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
33
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 20th

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

32
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$13,662.99an average of $414.03 per time performed $5,017.65
an average of $152.05 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of perman... +

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of permanent single lead pacemaker system with physician analysis, review, and report ×

Service Code: 93279
Performed in a facility
29
times performed,
0.96% of his services

15th 170th

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

15
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$2,183.99an average of $75.31 per time performed $682.08
an average of $23.52 per time performed
medical
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 a facility
25
times performed,
0.83% of his services

16th 38th

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

24
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$5,734.00an average of $229.36 per time performed $2,002.00
an average of $80.08 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99222
Performed in a facility
21
times performed,
0.69% of his services

17th 23rd

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,874.96an average of $279.76 per time performed $2,158.17
an average of $102.77 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Smoking and tobacco use intermediate counseling, greater ... +

Smoking and tobacco use intermediate counseling, greater than 3 minutes up to 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99406
Performed in a facility
21
times performed,
0.69% of his services

18th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in NC perform this service

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$483.00an average of $23.00 per time performed $185.85
an average of $8.85 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Evaluation, testing and programming adjustment of defibri... +

Evaluation, testing and programming adjustment of defibrillator with analysis, review and report ×

Service Code: 93284
Performed in a facility
20
times performed,
0.66% of his services

19th 148th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.96% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,866.00an average of $143.30 per time performed $899.40
an average of $44.97 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99231
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.53% of his services

20th 34th

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$1,328.00an average of $83.00 per time performed $467.84
an average of $29.24 per time performed
medical
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
13
times performed,
0.43% of his services

21st 68th

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)
$703.04an average of $54.08 per time performed $263.77
an average of $20.29 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

External shock to heart to regulate heart beat

Service Code: 92960
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.4% of his services

22nd 67th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.96% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,144.00an average of $262.00 per time performed $1,111.56
an average of $92.63 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm tracing, computer analysis, and interpretati... +

Heart rhythm tracing, computer analysis, and interpretation of patient-triggered events greater than 24-hour ekg up to 30 days ×

Service Code: 93228
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.36% of his services

23rd 202nd

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

11
patients got this service, 0.96% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$572.00an average of $52.00 per time performed $190.96
an average of $17.36 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 a facility
11
times performed,
0.36% of his services

24th 131st

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

11
patients got this service, 0.96% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,749.00an average of $159.00 per time performed $631.40
an average of $57.40 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.

Joseph Walter Helak
Average for Cardiovascular Disease 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 2015 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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