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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $261 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
687
Rank: 96th
out of 659 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
2,788
Rank: 195th
out of 659 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
4.1 This Provider
Avg 5.3
Total Paid
by Medicare
$91.7K
Rank: 349th
out of 659 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$133 This Provider
Avg $261

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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Paul J. Cutting
Average for Orthopedic Surgery 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

DEBERA HUDERLY

MARK MITTELMAN

CLIFFORD RIESTER

FRANKLIN LANG

NILA WILBUR

Organizations

HAYWOOD REGIONAL MEDICA...

HARRIS REGIONAL HOSPITA...

Patients saw before

Paul J. Cutting

Patients saw after

Individuals

CLIFFORD RIESTER

FRANKLIN LANG

DEBERA HUDERLY

LUIS MUNOZ

DAVID PETERSON

Organizations

HAYWOOD REGIONAL MEDICA...

HARRIS REGIONAL HOSPITA...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 25 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 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99212
Performed in an office
965
times performed,
35% of his services

1st 7th

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

489
patients got this service, 71% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$101,325an average of $105 per time performed $28,950
an average of $30 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
584
times performed,
21% of his services

2nd 1st

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

182
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,336an average of $4 per time performed $584
an average of $1 per time performed
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
224
times performed,
8% of his services

3rd 35th

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

224
patients got this service, 33% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$33,600an average of $150 per time performed $10,752
an average of $48 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of tendon attachment to bone

Service Code: 20551
Performed in an office
121
times performed,
4% of his services

4th 84th

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

80
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$20,086an average of $166 per time performed $4,598
an average of $38 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
95
times performed,
3% of his services

5th 2nd

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

85
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$14,535an average of $153 per time performed $4,370
an average of $46 per time performed
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
94
times performed,
3% of his services

6th 4th

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

58
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$17,484an average of $186 per time performed $4,512
an average of $48 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
78
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 12th

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

57
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$10,296an average of $132 per time performed $1,638
an average of $21 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of wrist, 2 views

Service Code: 73100
Performed in an office
63
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 30th

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

37
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$6,300an average of $100 per time performed $1,449
an average of $23 per time performed
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
53
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 8th

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

53
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,660an average of $220 per time performed $3,763
an average of $71 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 73510
Performed in an office
51
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 17th

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

32
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$5,559an average of $109 per time performed $1,122
an average of $22 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of hand, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73130
Performed in an office
49
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 37th

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

40
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$5,586an average of $114 per time performed $1,176
an average of $24 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Release and/or relocation of median nerve of hand

Service Code: 64721
Performed in a facility
46
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 78th

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

40
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$80,500an average of $1,750 per time performed $13,294
an average of $289 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of fingers, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73140
Performed in an office
41
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 42nd

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

24
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$3,485an average of $85 per time performed $943
an average of $23 per time performed
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
39
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 58th

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

26
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$6,123an average of $157 per time performed $1,365
an average of $35 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 4 or more views

Service Code: 73564
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 22nd

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

29
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,110an average of $146 per time performed $1,120
an average of $32 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ankle, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73610
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 24th

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$3,740an average of $110 per time performed $782
an average of $23 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Application of cast, elbow to finger (short arm)

Service Code: 29075
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 106th

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

30
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$7,293an average of $221 per time performed $2,046
an average of $62 per time performed
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
32
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 88th

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

29
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,344an average of $42 per time performed $448
an average of $14 per time performed
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
31
times performed,
1% of his services

19th 60th

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

31
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,540an average of $340 per time performed $4,650
an average of $150 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injection of carpal tunnel

Service Code: 20526
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
1% of his services

20th 98th

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

23
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$6,780an average of $226 per time performed $1,560
an average of $52 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of foot, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73630
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.79% of his services

21st 21st

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

18
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,486an average of $113 per time performed $506
an average of $23 per time performed
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
19
times performed,
0.68% of his services

22nd Alert

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$475an average of $25 per time performed $171
an average of $9 per time performed
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
18
times performed,
0.65% of his services

23rd 174th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,150an average of $175 per time performed $720
an average of $40 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

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

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

Service Code: 20605
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.61% of his services

24th 43rd

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: 1.2)
$2,822an average of $166 per time performed $680
an average of $40 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Emergency department visit, moderately severe problem

Service Code: 99283
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
0.5% of his services

25th 217th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,940an average of $210 per time performed $658
an average of $47 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 "Orthopaedic Surgery." 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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