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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $272 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 10 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,297
Rank: 7th
out of 363 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
14,125
Rank: 18th
out of 363 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
10.9 This Provider
Avg 9.6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$361K
Rank: 17th
out of 363 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$279 This Provider
Avg $272

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

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

JOHN BLACK

ZHICHENG LI

STUART POINT

MICHAEL FISHER

BORISLAV MRAVKOV

Organizations

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

NEW HANOVER REGIONAL ME...

Patients saw before

Alfred De Maria

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 39 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
DRUGS

Injection, onabotulinumtoxina (botox), 1 unit

Service Code: J0585
Performed in an office
7,800
times performed,
55% of his services

1st 1st

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$62,400an average of $8 per time performed $31,200
an average of $4 per time performed
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
1,925
times performed,
14% of his services

2nd 15th

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

108
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$17,325an average of $9 per time performed $3,850
an average of $2 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
976
times performed,
7% of his services

3rd 4th

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

612
patients got this service, 47% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$99,552an average of $102 per time performed $46,848
an average of $48 per time performed
ADMINISTRATIVE

Injection, gadobenate dimeglumine (multihance), per ml

Service Code: A9577
Performed in an office
560
times performed,
4% of his services

4th Alert

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

55
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,600an average of $10 per time performed $1,120
an average of $2 per time performed
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
352
times performed,
2% of his services

5th 29th

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

279
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$8,800an average of $25 per time performed $1,056
an average of $3 per time performed
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
279
times performed,
2% of his services

6th 9th

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

279
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$75,051an average of $269 per time performed $32,085
an average of $115 per time performed
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
274
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 3rd

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

236
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$50,416an average of $184 per time performed $20,276
an average of $74 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of brain before and after contrast

Service Code: 70553
Performed in an office
165
times performed,
1% of his services

8th 59th

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

154
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$324,555an average of $1,967 per time performed $68,805
an average of $417 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan brain

Service Code: 70551
Performed in an office
141
times performed,
1% of his services

9th 49th

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

114
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$104,481an average of $741 per time performed $21,150
an average of $150 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of lower spinal canal

Service Code: 72148
Performed in an office
141
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 77th

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

114
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$85,446an average of $606 per time performed $18,330
an average of $130 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood creatinine level

Service Code: 82565
Performed in an office
132
times performed,
0.93% of his services

11th 109th

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

128
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,356an average of $33 per time performed $924
an average of $7 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Cyanocobalamin (vitamin b-12) level

Service Code: 82607
Performed in an office
106
times performed,
0.75% of his services

12th 81st

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

106
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,222an average of $87 per time performed $2,226
an average of $21 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
97
times performed,
0.69% of his services

13th 92nd

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

97
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,991an average of $103 per time performed $2,231
an average of $23 per time performed
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
97
times performed,
0.69% of his services

14th 79th

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

55
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$4,947an average of $51 per time performed $1,067
an average of $11 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroxine (thyroid chemical) measurement

Service Code: 84436
Performed in an office
92
times performed,
0.65% of his services

15th Alert

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

92
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,060an average of $55 per time performed $736
an average of $8 per time performed
MEDICINE

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, di... +

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96372
Performed in an office
91
times performed,
0.64% of his services

16th 54th

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

18
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
4.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3)
$5,096an average of $56 per time performed $1,638
an average of $18 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver enzyme (sgot), level

Service Code: 84450
Performed in an office
90
times performed,
0.64% of his services

17th Alert

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

50
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,240an average of $36 per time performed $270
an average of $3 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver enzyme (sgpt), level

Service Code: 84460
Performed in an office
90
times performed,
0.64% of his services

18th Alert

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

50
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,510an average of $39 per time performed $360
an average of $4 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of upper spinal canal

Service Code: 72141
Performed in an office
77
times performed,
0.55% of his services

19th 87th

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

64
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$53,592an average of $696 per time performed $10,934
an average of $142 per time performed
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
61
times performed,
0.43% of his services

20th 63rd

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

61
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$42,151an average of $691 per time performed $16,836
an average of $276 per time performed
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
51
times performed,
0.36% of his services

21st 43rd

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

51
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$21,369an average of $419 per time performed $12,597
an average of $247 per time performed
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
49
times performed,
0.35% of his services

22nd 39th

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: 1.1)
$46,256an average of $944 per time performed $13,034
an average of $266 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, ketorolac tromethamine, per 15 mg

Service Code: J1885
Performed in an office
44
times performed,
0.31% of his services

23rd 74th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.85% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$484an average of $11 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of chemical for destruction of nerve muscles on... +

Injection of chemical for destruction of nerve muscles on one side of face ×

Service Code: 64612
Performed in an office
41
times performed,
0.29% of his services

24th 66th

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

16
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$34,932an average of $852 per time performed $7,790
an average of $190 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Carbon dioxide (bicarbonate) level

Service Code: 82374
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.28% of his services

25th Alert

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

32
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$920an average of $23 per time performed $160
an average of $4 per time performed
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
40
times performed,
0.28% of his services

26th 97th

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

36
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,280an average of $32 per time performed $160
an average of $4 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of chemical for destruction of neck muscles

Service Code: 64613
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.28% of his services

27th 61st

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

15
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$32,320an average of $808 per time performed $3,600
an average of $90 per time performed
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
35
times performed,
0.25% of his services

28th 40th

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

35
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$39,830an average of $1,138 per time performed $11,480
an average of $328 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Amylase (enzyme) level

Service Code: 82150
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
0.25% of his services

29th Alert

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

18
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,785an average of $51 per time performed $315
an average of $9 per time performed
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
32
times performed,
0.23% of his services

30th 26th

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

32
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,776an average of $243 per time performed $3,296
an average of $103 per time performed
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
32
times performed,
0.23% of his services

31st 7th

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

30
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$4,928an average of $154 per time performed $1,696
an average of $53 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of middle spinal canal

Service Code: 72146
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.16% of his services

32nd Alert

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

17
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$16,767an average of $729 per time performed $3,864
an average of $168 per time performed
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
23
times performed,
0.16% of his services

33rd 186th

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$34,891an average of $1,517 per time performed $4,899
an average of $213 per time performed
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
18
times performed,
0.13% of his services

34th Alert

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

17
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$22,284an average of $1,238 per time performed $4,410
an average of $245 per time performed
MEDICINE

Electronic analysis of implanted brain spinal cord or per... +

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

Service Code: 95970
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.12% of his services

35th Alert

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,261an average of $133 per time performed $612
an average of $36 per time performed
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
17
times performed,
0.12% of his services

36th 19th

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

17
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,205an average of $365 per time performed $2,601
an average of $153 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of leg joint

Service Code: 73721
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.11% of his services

37th Alert

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

16
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$17,040an average of $1,065 per time performed $4,016
an average of $251 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
13
times performed,
0.09% of his services

38th 16th

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)
$4,420an average of $340 per time performed $1,963
an average of $151 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Ct scan head or brain

Service Code: 70450
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.09% of his services

39th 86th

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

12
patients got this service, 0.93% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,725an average of $825 per time performed $1,586
an average of $122 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 "Neurology." 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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