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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
530
Rank: 132nd
out of 549 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
2,119
Rank: 247th
out of 549 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
4 This Provider
Avg 6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$135K
Rank: 254th
out of 549 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$255 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.

Patients saw before

PAUL CUTTING M.D.

Patients saw after

Individuals

CLIFFORD RIESTER

FRANKLIN LANG

LEWIS SOMMERVILLE

LUIS MUNOZ

DEBERA HUDERLY

Organizations

DLP HAYWOOD REGIONAL ME...

MISSION HOSPITAL, INC.

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 129 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 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99212
Performed in an office
387
times performed,
18% of his services

1st 10th

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

257
patients got this service, 48% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$38,123an average of $99 per time performed $12,187
an average of $31 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

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

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

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
381
times performed,
18% of his services

2nd 1st

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

150
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$3,886an average of $10 per time performed $488
an average of $1 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
271
times performed,
13% of his services

3rd 2nd

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

213
patients got this service, 40% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$44,696an average of $165 per time performed $11,382
an average of $42 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of tendon attachment to bone

Service Code: 20551
Performed in an office
116
times performed,
5% of his services

4th 74th

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

81
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$17,813an average of $154 per time performed $4,005
an average of $35 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
92
times performed,
4% of his services

5th 8th

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

92
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$22,306an average of $242 per time performed $6,278
an average of $68 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
89
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 38th

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

89
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$14,640an average of $164 per time performed $4,778
an average of $54 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Release and/or relocation of median nerve of hand

Service Code: 64721
Performed in a facility
49
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 76th

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

45
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$70,966an average of $1,448 per time performed $14,070
an average of $287 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
48
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 4th

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

40
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$9,294an average of $194 per time performed $1,884
an average of $39 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ribs of one side of body, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73510
Performed in an office
38
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 14th

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

24
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$3,587an average of $94 per time performed $890
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of wrist, 2 views

Service Code: 73100
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 39th

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

21
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$3,311an average of $92 per time performed $778
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of fingers, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73140
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 61st

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

29
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$3,025an average of $84 per time performed $852
an average of $24 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 12th

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

28
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,934an average of $112 per time performed $732
an average of $21 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

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

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

Service Code: 20600
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 70th

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

25
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$4,505an average of $133 per time performed $1,139
an average of $33 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of hand, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73130
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 35th

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

31
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,430an average of $101 per time performed $767
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ankle, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73610
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 24th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,882an average of $75 per time performed $563
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
TEMPORARY CODES

Cast supplies, short arm cast, adult (11 years +), fiberg... +

Cast supplies, short arm cast, adult (11 years +), fiberglass ×

Service Code: Q4010
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.99% of his services

16th 87th

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

21
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,155an average of $55 per time performed $314
an average of $15 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
19
times performed,
0.9% of his services

17th 50th

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

19
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,013an average of $316 per time performed $1,766
an average of $93 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Application of cast, elbow to finger (short arm)

Service Code: 29075
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.85% of his services

18th 97th

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

18
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$3,857an average of $214 per time performed $967
an average of $54 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 3 views

Service Code: 73562
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.85% of his services

19th 9th

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

18
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,137an average of $119 per time performed $429
an average of $24 per time performed
medical
TEMPORARY CODES

Cast supplies, short arm splint, adult (11 years +), fibe... +

Cast supplies, short arm splint, adult (11 years +), fiberglass ×

Service Code: Q4022
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.8% of his services

20th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$595an average of $35 per time performed $140
an average of $8 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of elbow, 2 views

Service Code: 73070
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.8% of his services

21st 68th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,576an average of $93 per time performed $341
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Application of non-moveable, short arm splint (forearm to... +

Application of non-moveable, short arm splint (forearm to hand) ×

Service Code: 29125
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.71% of his services

22nd 157th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,500an average of $167 per time performed $531
an average of $35 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 an office
11
times performed,
0.52% of his services

23rd 16th

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)
$4,167an average of $379 per time performed $1,041
an average of $95 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 an office
11
times performed,
0.52% of his services

24th 6th

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)
$2,705an average of $246 per time performed $648
an average of $59 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Surgical treatment of broken thigh bone

Service Code: 27245
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.52% of his services

25th 81st

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)
$31,153an average of $2,832 per time performed $10,282
an average of $935 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.

Paul J. Cutting
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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