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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
861
Rank: 56th
out of 659 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
12,231
Rank: 11th
out of 659 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
14.2 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 5.3
Total Paid
by Medicare
$269K
Rank: 69th
out of 659 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$312 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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Robert L. Liljeberg
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

ANDREW FINNEY

ALAN MASSENGILL

KEITH HARPER

CHARLES SCHEIL

MICHAEL JACOBS

Organizations

CATAWBA VALLEY MEDICAL ...

FRYE REGIONAL MEDICAL C...

Patients saw before

Robert L. Liljeberg

Patients saw after

Individuals

ANDREW FINNEY

MAUREEN MCCARTHY

ALAN MASSENGILL

KEITH HARPER

MICHAEL JACOBS

Organizations

CATAWBA VALLEY MEDICAL ...

FRYE REGIONAL MEDICAL C...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 51 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, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 1mg

Service Code: J1100
Performed in an office
6,594
times performed,
54% of his services

1st 6th

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

427
patients got this service, 50% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$13,188an average of $2 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
DRUGS

Hyaluronan or derivative (synvisc or synvisc-one), for in... +

Hyaluronan or derivative (synvisc or synvisc-one), for intra-articular injection, 1 mg ×

Service Code: J7325
Performed in an office
992
times performed,
8% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$32,736an average of $33 per time performed $8,928
an average of $9 per time performed
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
684
times performed,
6% of his services

3rd 7th

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

440
patients got this service, 51% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$56,088an average of $82 per time performed $19,152
an average of $28 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
556
times performed,
5% of his services

4th 4th

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

319
patients got this service, 37% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$102,860an average of $185 per time performed $27,800
an average of $50 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
466
times performed,
4% of his services

5th 2nd

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

345
patients got this service, 40% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$60,114an average of $129 per time performed $22,834
an average of $49 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
295
times performed,
2% of his services

6th 13th

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

252
patients got this service, 29% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$20,945an average of $71 per time performed $6,195
an average of $21 per time performed
MEDICINE

Therapeutic exercise to develop strength, endurance, rang... +

Therapeutic exercise to develop strength, endurance, range of motion, and flexibility, each 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 97110
Performed in an office
263
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 11th

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

28
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
5.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.1)
$15,780an average of $60 per time performed $5,260
an average of $20 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
254
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 5th

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

220
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$49,022an average of $193 per time performed $18,288
an average of $72 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of both knees, standing, front to back view

Service Code: 73565
Performed in an office
207
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 20th

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

198
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$12,627an average of $61 per time performed $5,175
an average of $25 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of pelvis, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 72170
Performed in an office
184
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 15th

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

147
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$11,408an average of $62 per time performed $3,128
an average of $17 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of hip on one side of body, 1 view

Service Code: 73500
Performed in an office
154
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 25th

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

128
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$9,086an average of $59 per time performed $2,618
an average of $17 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of lower and sacral spine, 2 or 3 views

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
139
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 16th

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

138
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$10,981an average of $79 per time performed $3,753
an average of $27 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
132
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 8th

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

132
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$27,720an average of $210 per time performed $9,240
an average of $70 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
128
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 12th

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

109
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$8,704an average of $68 per time performed $2,816
an average of $22 per time performed
MEDICINE

Manual (physical) therapy techniques to 1 or more regions... +

Manual (physical) therapy techniques to 1 or more regions, each 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 97140
Performed in an office
98
times performed,
0.8% of his services

15th 36th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
5.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.4)
$5,488an average of $56 per time performed $1,960
an average of $20 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of trigger points in 1 or 2 muscles

Service Code: 20552
Performed in an office
81
times performed,
0.66% of his services

16th 56th

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

64
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$11,583an average of $143 per time performed $2,754
an average of $34 per time performed
MEDICINE

Therapeutic activities to improve function, with one-on-o... +

Therapeutic activities to improve function, with one-on-one contact between patient and provider, each 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 97530
Performed in an office
81
times performed,
0.66% of his services

17th 79th

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
5.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$6,075an average of $75 per time performed $1,863
an average of $23 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of wrist, 2 views

Service Code: 73100
Performed in an office
69
times performed,
0.56% of his services

18th 30th

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

34
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$4,071an average of $59 per time performed $1,587
an average of $23 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of trigger points in 3 or more muscles

Service Code: 20553
Performed in an office
68
times performed,
0.56% of his services

19th 179th

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

51
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$9,724an average of $143 per time performed $2,924
an average of $43 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of spine of neck, 2 or 3 views

Service Code: 72040
Performed in an office
63
times performed,
0.52% of his services

20th 33rd

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

62
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$4,662an average of $74 per time performed $1,701
an average of $27 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
62
times performed,
0.51% of his services

21st 35th

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

62
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,742an average of $141 per time performed $2,604
an average of $42 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ankle, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73610
Performed in an office
50
times performed,
0.41% of his services

22nd 24th

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

32
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$3,150an average of $63 per time performed $1,100
an average of $22 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of tendon attachment to bone

Service Code: 20551
Performed in an office
49
times performed,
0.4% of his services

23rd 84th

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

38
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$7,154an average of $146 per time performed $1,666
an average of $34 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of foot, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73630
Performed in an office
47
times performed,
0.38% of his services

24th 21st

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

35
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$3,102an average of $66 per time performed $1,034
an average of $22 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Electrical stimulation (unattended), to one or more areas... +

Electrical stimulation (unattended), to one or more areas for indication(s) other than wound care, as part of a therapy plan of care ×

Service Code: G0283
Performed in an office
45
times performed,
0.37% of his services

25th 66th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
4.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4)
$1,395an average of $31 per time performed $315
an average of $7 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Repair of knee joint

Service Code: 27447
Performed in a facility
40
times performed,
0.33% of his services

26th 26th

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

39
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$172,200an average of $4,305 per time performed $45,960
an average of $1,149 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
30
times performed,
0.25% of his services

27th 18th

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

30
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,970an average of $299 per time performed $3,420
an average of $114 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
27
times performed,
0.22% of his services

28th 47th

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

27
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,858an average of $254 per time performed $2,565
an average of $95 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of arm joint

Service Code: 73221
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.2% of his services

29th 59th

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

23
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$21,648an average of $902 per time performed $5,520
an average of $230 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of hand, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73130
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.19% of his services

30th 37th

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,610an average of $70 per time performed $529
an average of $23 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of thigh, 2 views

Service Code: 73550
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.18% of his services

31st 61st

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$1,430an average of $65 per time performed $374
an average of $17 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
22
times performed,
0.18% of his services

32nd 58th

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,882an average of $131 per time performed $792
an average of $36 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of leg joint

Service Code: 73721
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.16% of his services

33rd 52nd

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)
$18,040an average of $902 per time performed $4,780
an average of $239 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health ... +

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health services under a home health plan of care (patient not present), including contacts with home health agency and review of reports of patient status required by physicians to affirm the initial implementation of the plan of care that meets patient's needs, per certification period ×

Service Code: G0180
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.16% of his services

34th 31st

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,078an average of $162 per time performed $684
an average of $36 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
19
times performed,
0.16% of his services

35th 43rd

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,584an average of $136 per time performed $532
an average of $28 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of wrist, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73110
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.14% of his services

36th 29th

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,139an average of $67 per time performed $476
an average of $28 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
17
times performed,
0.14% of his services

37th 88th

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$646an average of $38 per time performed $238
an average of $14 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 1... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99201
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.14% of his services

38th 180th

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,309an average of $77 per time performed $459
an average of $27 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of elbow, 2 views

Service Code: 73070
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.13% of his services

39th 68th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$944an average of $59 per time performed $288
an average of $18 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Surgical treatment of broken thigh bone

Service Code: 27245
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.13% of his services

40th 92nd

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$51,488an average of $3,218 per time performed $13,296
an average of $831 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 3 views

Service Code: 73562
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.12% of his services

41st 9th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,005an average of $67 per time performed $420
an average of $28 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Aspiration of abscess, blood accumulation, blister, or cyst +

Aspiration of abscess, blood accumulation, blister, or cyst ×

Service Code: 10160
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.12% of his services

42nd Alert

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,900an average of $260 per time performed $1,155
an average of $77 per time performed
MEDICINE

Physical therapy evaluation

Service Code: 97001
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.12% of his services

43rd 67th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,280an average of $152 per time performed $705
an average of $47 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of fingers, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73140
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.11% of his services

44th 42nd

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$741an average of $57 per time performed $299
an average of $23 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of lower spinal canal

Service Code: 72148
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.1% of his services

45th 48th

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,532an average of $961 per time performed $2,652
an average of $221 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
12
times performed,
0.1% of his services

46th 159th

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$24,036an average of $2,003 per time performed $4,368
an average of $364 per time performed
MEDICAL AND SURGICAL SUPPLIES

Slings

Service Code: A4565
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.1% of his services

47th 223rd

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$156an average of $13 per time performed $84
an average of $7 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of elbow, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73080
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.1% of his services

48th 104th

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$888an average of $74 per time performed $288
an average of $24 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Shaving of shoulder bone using an endoscope

Service Code: 29826
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.1% of his services

49th 54th

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$18,276an average of $1,523 per time performed $1,596
an average of $133 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Repair of shoulder rotator cuff using an endoscope

Service Code: 29827
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.1% of his services

50th 76th

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$29,208an average of $2,434 per time performed $9,576
an average of $798 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Replacement of thigh bone and hip joint prosthesis

Service Code: 27130
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.09% of his services

51st 41st

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$44,781an average of $4,071 per time performed $11,847
an average of $1,077 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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