ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Treatment Tracker

How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $113 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
279
Rank: 230th
out of 812 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
2,473
Rank: 48th
out of 812 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
8.9 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 3.4
Total Paid
by Medicare
$120K
Rank: 22nd
out of 812 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$431 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $113

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.

Individuals

HOOVER ROYALS

MARK CHANDLER

JOAN DEAN

LAURIE KAUFMANN

CAROL MURRAY

Organizations

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

SOUTHEASTERN REGIONAL M...

Patients saw before

ERICH SMITH PA-C

Patients saw after

Individuals

HOOVER ROYALS

LAURIE KAUFMANN

MARK CHANDLER

JOAN DEAN

SIDNEY SUTTON

Organizations

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

SOUTHEASTERN REGIONAL M...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 7 different services in 2014
All Services

Show Only:

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 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in an office
1,306
times performed,
53% of his services

1st 1st

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

182
patients got this service, 65% of his patients
7.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$94,032an average of $72 per time performed $56,929
an average of $44 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
632
times performed,
26% of his services

2nd 2nd

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

218
patients got this service, 78% of his patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$68,149an average of $108 per time performed $41,320
an average of $65 per time performed
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
373
times performed,
15% of his services

3rd 17th

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

77
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
4.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$15,666an average of $42 per time performed $8,739
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typically 40 minutes ×

Service Code: 99215
Performed in an office
150
times performed,
6% of his services

4th 32nd

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

142
patients got this service, 51% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$22,500an average of $150 per time performed $12,846
an average of $86 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.

Erich Waverly Smith
Average for Physician Assistant, Medical 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.

Incorrect Info? If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to checkup@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to checkup@propublica.org. Here's a link to Medicare's data on this provider.

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.

Read our methodology.