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This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $259 per patient in 2013.
They performed about 10 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,446
Rank: 3rd
out of 333 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
18,210
Rank: 23rd
out of 333 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
12.6 This Provider
Avg 9.7
Total Paid
by Medicare
$421K
Rank: 17th
out of 333 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$291 This Provider
Avg $259

Note: About 18% of this provider’s Medicare payments were for drugs administered in his office.
This is intended to reimburse the provider for purchasing the drugs, plus an additional percentage for overhead.

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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Alfred De Maria
Average for Neurology Providers in North Carolina

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 100 different services in 2013
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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, onabotulinumtoxina, 1 unit

Service Code: J0585
Performed in an office
10,805
times performed,
59% of his services

1st 1st

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

20
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$86,440an average of $8 per time performed $46,245
an average of $4 per time performed
drug
ADMINISTRATIVE

Injection, gadolinium-based magnetic resonance contrast a... +

Injection, gadolinium-based magnetic resonance contrast agent, not otherwise specified (nos), per ml ×

Service Code: A9579
Performed in an office
1,711
times performed,
9% of his services

2nd 11th

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

100
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$15,399an average of $9 per time performed $2,430
an average of $1 per time performed
drug
TEMPORARY CODES

Low osmolar contrast material, 300-399 mg/ml iodine conce... +

Low osmolar contrast material, 300-399 mg/ml iodine concentration, per ml ×

Service Code: Q9967
Performed in an office
1,140
times performed,
6% of his services

3rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

15
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,280an average of $2 per time performed $148
an average of $0 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
1,082
times performed,
6% of his services

4th 4th

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

687
patients got this service, 48% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$110,364an average of $102 per time performed $52,780
an average of $49 per time performed
drug
ADMINISTRATIVE

Injection, gadobenate dimeglumine (multihance), per ml

Service Code: A9577
Performed in an office
388
times performed,
2% of his services

5th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

39
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,880an average of $10 per time performed $772
an average of $2 per time performed
medical
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
329
times performed,
2% of his services

6th 25th

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

269
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$8,225an average of $25 per time performed $974
an average of $3 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
301
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 3rd

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

255
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$55,384an average of $184 per time performed $22,617
an average of $75 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
251
times performed,
1% of his services

8th 8th

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

251
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$67,519an average of $269 per time performed $28,996
an average of $116 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of lower spinal canal

Service Code: 72148
Performed in an office
162
times performed,
0.89% of his services

9th 73rd

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

132
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$117,797an average of $727 per time performed $22,829
an average of $141 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of brain before and after contrast

Service Code: 70553
Performed in an office
141
times performed,
0.77% of his services

10th 53rd

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

137
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$269,626an average of $1,912 per time performed $50,608
an average of $359 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan brain

Service Code: 70551
Performed in an office
128
times performed,
0.7% of his services

11th 39th

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

114
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$118,452an average of $925 per time performed $22,148
an average of $173 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
117
times performed,
0.64% of his services

12th 85th

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

116
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$12,051an average of $103 per time performed $2,586
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Cyanocobalamin (vitamin b-12) level

Service Code: 82607
Performed in an office
115
times performed,
0.63% of his services

13th 78th

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

114
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,005an average of $87 per time performed $2,351
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood creatinine level

Service Code: 82565
Performed in an office
110
times performed,
0.6% of his services

14th 98th

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

105
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,630an average of $33 per time performed $750
an average of $7 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroxine (thyroid chemical) measurement

Service Code: 84436
Performed in an office
109
times performed,
0.6% of his services

15th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

108
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,995an average of $55 per time performed $852
an average of $8 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of upper spinal canal

Service Code: 72141
Performed in an office
97
times performed,
0.53% of his services

16th 84th

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

83
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$76,775an average of $791 per time performed $14,081
an average of $145 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement and recording of brain wave (eeg) activity, a... +

Measurement and recording of brain wave (eeg) activity, awake and drowsy ×

Service Code: 95816
Performed in an office
81
times performed,
0.44% of his services

17th 32nd

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)
$33,939an average of $419 per time performed $24,327
an average of $300 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement and recording of brain wave (eeg) activity, a... +

Measurement and recording of brain wave (eeg) activity, awake and asleep ×

Service Code: 95819
Performed in an office
69
times performed,
0.38% of his services

18th 58th

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

69
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$57,270an average of $830 per time performed $23,791
an average of $345 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, p... +

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, platelets), automated test ×

Service Code: 85025
Performed in an office
67
times performed,
0.37% of his services

19th 83rd

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

43
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$3,417an average of $51 per time performed $706
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver enzyme (sgot), level

Service Code: 84450
Performed in an office
64
times performed,
0.35% of his services

20th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

40
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,304an average of $36 per time performed $215
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver enzyme (sgpt), level

Service Code: 84460
Performed in an office
64
times performed,
0.35% of his services

21st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

40
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,496an average of $39 per time performed $233
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Injection into tissue or muscle for therapy, diagnosis, o... +

Injection into tissue or muscle for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96372
Performed in an office
60
times performed,
0.33% of his services

22nd 45th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.76% of his patients
5.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$3,360an average of $56 per time performed $1,107
an average of $18 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
57
times performed,
0.31% of his services

23rd 21st

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

57
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,851an average of $243 per time performed $5,812
an average of $102 per time performed
medical
NA

Injection of chemical for destruction of facial and neck ... +

Injection of chemical for destruction of facial and neck nerve muscles ×

Service Code: 64615
Performed in an office
56
times performed,
0.31% of his services

24th 69th

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

20
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$18,494an average of $330 per time performed $5,879
an average of $105 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
56
times performed,
0.31% of his services

25th 6th

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

47
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$8,624an average of $154 per time performed $2,985
an average of $53 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Carbon dioxide (bicarbonate) level

Service Code: 82374
Performed in an office
46
times performed,
0.25% of his services

26th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

33
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,058an average of $23 per time performed $224
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Sleep monitoring of patient (6 years or older) in sleep lab +

Sleep monitoring of patient (6 years or older) in sleep lab ×

Service Code: 95810
Performed in an office
42
times performed,
0.23% of his services

27th 42nd

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: 1.1)
$53,694an average of $1,278 per time performed $14,588
an average of $347 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Amylase (enzyme) level

Service Code: 82150
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.18% of his services

28th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

20
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,683an average of $51 per time performed $290
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation +

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation ×

Service Code: 85652
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.17% of his services

29th 109th

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

30
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$992an average of $32 per time performed $114
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Electronic analysis of implanted simple or complex brain ... +

Electronic analysis of implanted simple or complex brain spinal cord or peripheral neurostimulator generator system ×

Service Code: 95970
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.13% of his services

30th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 0.9% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,059an average of $133 per time performed $1,075
an average of $47 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Electronic analysis and programming of implanted complex ... +

Electronic analysis and programming of implanted complex cranial neurostimulator generator system during or subsequent to surgery first hour ×

Service Code: 95974
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.12% of his services

31st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 0.83% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,844an average of $402 per time performed $3,204
an average of $146 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Sleep monitoring of patient (6 years or older) in sleep l... +

Sleep monitoring of patient (6 years or older) in sleep lab with continued pressured respiratory assistance by mask or breathing tube ×

Service Code: 95811
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.11% of his services

32nd 44th

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

20
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$26,814an average of $1,341 per time performed $7,377
an average of $369 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of leg joint

Service Code: 73721
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.11% of his services

33rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

20
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$26,350an average of $1,318 per time performed $2,851
an average of $143 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 an office
19
times performed,
0.1% of his services

34th 14th

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

19
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,935an average of $365 per time performed $2,719
an average of $143 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of lower spinal canal before and after contrast +

Mri scan of lower spinal canal before and after contrast ×

Service Code: 72158
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.1% of his services

35th 160th

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

16
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$22,623an average of $1,191 per time performed $3,958
an average of $208 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of middle spinal canal

Service Code: 72146
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.09% of his services

36th 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, 0.97% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,712an average of $545 per time performed $1,671
an average of $104 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation +

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation ×

Service Code: 85651
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.08% of his services

37th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 0.9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$448an average of $32 per time performed $67
an average of $5 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
13
times performed,
0.07% of his services

38th 13th

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

13
patients got this service, 0.9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,420an average of $340 per time performed $1,892
an average of $146 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of upper spinal canal before and after contrast +

Mri scan of upper spinal canal before and after contrast ×

Service Code: 72156
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.07% of his services

39th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 0.83% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$21,001an average of $1,615 per time performed $2,194
an average of $169 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of arm joint arm joint

Service Code: 73221
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.07% of his services

40th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 0.9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$16,614an average of $1,278 per time performed $1,881
an average of $145 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Monitoring and localization of seizure activity over 24-h... +

Monitoring and localization of seizure activity over 24-hour period using portable 16-channel electroencephalograph (eeg) ×

Service Code: 95953
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.06% of his services

41st 86th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.76% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$9,867an average of $897 per time performed $3,604
an average of $328 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ct scan head or brain before and after contrast

Service Code: 70470
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.06% of his services

42nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 0.76% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$9,796an average of $891 per time performed $1,755
an average of $160 per time performed

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

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