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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $233 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
894
Rank: 227th
out of 2,711 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
9,403
Rank: 187th
out of 2,711 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
10.5 This Provider
Avg 5.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$349K
Rank: 98th
out of 2,711 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$390 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $233

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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Ronald D. Walters
Average for Internal Medicine 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.

Patients saw before

Ronald D. Walters

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 29 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 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in an office
3,187
times performed,
34% of his services

1st 2nd

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

823
patients got this service, 92% of his patients
3.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$270,895an average of $85 per time performed $146,602
an average of $46 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
1,682
times performed,
18% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

716
patients got this service, 80% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$30,276an average of $18 per time performed $5,046
an average of $3 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urinalysis, manual test

Service Code: 81002
Performed in an office
843
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd 45th

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

642
patients got this service, 72% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$26,976an average of $32 per time performed $3,372
an average of $4 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
609
times performed,
6% of his services

4th 1st

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

368
patients got this service, 41% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$82,215an average of $135 per time performed $41,412
an average of $68 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
416
times performed,
4% of his services

5th 4th

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

122
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
3.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$52,000an average of $125 per time performed $22,464
an average of $54 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
385
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 13th

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

385
patients got this service, 43% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,780an average of $28 per time performed $8,855
an average of $23 per time performed
TEMPORARY CODES

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered t... +

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered to individuals 3 years of age and older, for intramuscular use (fluvirin) ×

Service Code: Q2037
Performed in an office
382
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 30th

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

382
patients got this service, 43% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,696an average of $28 per time performed $5,348
an average of $14 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Annual wellness visit, includes a personalized prevention... +

Annual wellness visit, includes a personalized prevention plan of service (pps), subsequent visit ×

Service Code: G0439
Performed in an office
340
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 41st

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

340
patients got this service, 38% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$39,100an average of $115 per time performed $36,040
an average of $106 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

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

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 5 minutes ×

Service Code: 99211
Performed in an office
295
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 16th

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

149
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.3)
$8,850an average of $30 per time performed $3,835
an average of $13 per time performed
MEDICINE

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretat... +

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93000
Performed in an office
205
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 23rd

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

202
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$11,890an average of $58 per time performed $2,460
an average of $12 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
164
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 18th

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

35
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
4.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3)
$4,592an average of $28 per time performed $2,788
an average of $17 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Annual wellness visit; includes a personalized prevention... +

Annual wellness visit; includes a personalized prevention plan of service (pps), initial visit ×

Service Code: G0438
Performed in an office
153
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 53rd

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

153
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$26,316an average of $172 per time performed $24,021
an average of $157 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, vitamin b-12 cyanocobalamin, up to 1000 mcg

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
150
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 35th

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

23
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
6.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.7)
$1,500an average of $10 per time performed $0
an average of $0 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
143
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 11th

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

114
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$38,610an average of $270 per time performed $21,450
an average of $150 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
139
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 29th

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

112
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$17,514an average of $126 per time performed $7,506
an average of $54 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Initial preventive physical examination; face-to-face vis... +

Initial preventive physical examination; face-to-face visit, services limited to new beneficiary during the first 12 months of medicare enrollment ×

Service Code: G0402
Performed in an office
39
times performed,
0.41% of his services

16th 159th

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

39
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,279an average of $161 per time performed $5,655
an average of $145 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
37
times performed,
0.39% of his services

17th 66th

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

37
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,770an average of $210 per time performed $4,070
an average of $110 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.35% of his services

18th 9th

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

30
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$2,046an average of $62 per time performed $462
an average of $14 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Electrocardiogram, routine ecg with 12 leads; interpretat... +

Electrocardiogram, routine ecg with 12 leads; interpretation and report only, performed as a screening for the initial preventive physical examination ×

Service Code: G0405
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.29% of his services

19th 584th

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)
$405an average of $15 per time performed $54
an average of $2 per time performed
MEDICINE

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection ben... +

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection beneath the skin or into muscle, patient 2 years or older ×

Service Code: 90732
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.26% of his services

20th 68th

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)
$960an average of $40 per time performed $912
an average of $38 per time performed
MEDICINE

Measurement and graphic recording of total and timed exha... +

Measurement and graphic recording of total and timed exhaled air capacity ×

Service Code: 94010
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.26% of his services

21st 129th

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

22
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,680an average of $70 per time performed $576
an average of $24 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.26% of his services

22nd 71st

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)
$600an average of $25 per time performed $528
an average of $22 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Drainage of abscess

Service Code: 10060
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.18% of his services

23rd 624th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,380an average of $140 per time performed $1,343
an average of $79 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.18% of his services

24th 162nd

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: 1.4)
$1,700an average of $100 per time performed $867
an average of $51 per time performed
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-... +

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-hour ekg ×

Service Code: 93224
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.18% of his services

25th 285th

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)
$4,250an average of $250 per time performed $1,190
an average of $70 per time performed
MEDICINE

Administration of 1 vaccine

Service Code: 90471
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.15% of his services

26th 80th

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: 1.1)
$448an average of $32 per time performed $238
an average of $17 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood glucose (sugar) test performed by hand-held instrument +

Blood glucose (sugar) test performed by hand-held instrument ×

Service Code: 82962
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.14% of his services

27th 34th

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: 2.8)
$195an average of $15 per time performed $39
an average of $3 per time performed
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Removal of impact ear wax, one ear

Service Code: 69210
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.13% of his services

28th 134th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$840an average of $70 per time performed $456
an average of $38 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.13% of his services

29th 10th

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: 1.5)
$468an average of $39 per time performed $108
an average of $9 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 "Internal Medicine." 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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