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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $184 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,752
Rank: 143rd
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
7,474
Rank: 58th
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
4.3 This Provider
Avg 3.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$379K
Rank: 81st
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$217 This Provider
Avg $184

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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Joseph Cohen
Average for Cardiology 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

Joseph Cohen

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 31 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
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
859
times performed,
11% of his services

1st 6th

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

179
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
4.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$27,488an average of $32 per time performed $5,154
an average of $6 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
828
times performed,
11% of his services

2nd 11th

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

196
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
4.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$48,852an average of $59 per time performed $10,764
an average of $13 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
824
times performed,
11% of his services

3rd 1st

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

465
patients got this service, 27% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$127,720an average of $155 per time performed $59,328
an average of $72 per time performed
MEDICINE

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads w... +

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads with interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93010
Performed in a facility
692
times performed,
9% of his services

4th 2nd

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

386
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$8,304an average of $12 per time performed $4,152
an average of $6 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
519
times performed,
7% of his services

5th 5th

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

409
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$55,533an average of $107 per time performed $25,431
an average of $49 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
497
times performed,
7% of his services

6th 3rd

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

436
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$51,191an average of $103 per time performed $6,461
an average of $13 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, regadenoson (lexiscan), 0.1 mg

Service Code: J2785
Performed in an office
444
times performed,
6% of his services

7th 9th

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

111
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$29,304an average of $66 per time performed $18,204
an average of $41 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
329
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 8th

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

163
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$56,259an average of $171 per time performed $17,766
an average of $54 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted ... +

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted blood flow rate, direction, and valve function ×

Service Code: 93306
Performed in a facility
257
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 4th

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

253
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$144,434an average of $562 per time performed $12,850
an average of $50 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted ... +

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted blood flow rate, direction, and valve function ×

Service Code: 93306
Performed in an office
239
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 10th

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

237
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$423,508an average of $1,772 per time performed $37,045
an average of $155 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99231
Performed in a facility
193
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 29th

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

131
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$23,353an average of $121 per time performed $5,597
an average of $29 per time performed
MEDICINE

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress te... +

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress test with ekg monitoring, physician supervision, interpretation, and report ×

Service Code: 93015
Performed in an office
190
times performed,
3% of his services

12th 18th

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

188
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$90,060an average of $474 per time performed $12,540
an average of $66 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or... +

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or exercise multiple studies ×

Service Code: 78452
Performed in a facility
180
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 20th

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

179
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$61,740an average of $343 per time performed $10,620
an average of $59 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, adenosine for diagnostic use, 30 mg (not to be... +

Injection, adenosine for diagnostic use, 30 mg (not to be used to report any adenosine phosphate compounds) ×

Service Code: J0152
Performed in an office
172
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 97th

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

86
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$84,796an average of $493 per time performed $14,104
an average of $82 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or... +

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or exercise multiple studies ×

Service Code: 78452
Performed in an office
167
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 15th

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

167
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$283,900an average of $1,700 per time performed $62,124
an average of $372 per time performed
ADMINISTRATIVE

Technetium tc-99m sestamibi, diagnostic, per study dose

Service Code: A9500
Performed in an office
163
times performed,
2% of his services

16th 12th

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

82
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$18,419an average of $113 per time performed $14,344
an average of $88 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
109
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 41st

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

109
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$37,932an average of $348 per time performed $15,151
an average of $139 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
105
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 17th

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

99
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$42,315an average of $403 per time performed $15,645
an average of $149 per time performed
MEDICINE

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress te... +

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress test with ekg monitoring and physician supervision ×

Service Code: 93016
Performed in a facility
98
times performed,
1% of his services

19th 19th

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

98
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,878an average of $111 per time performed $1,666
an average of $17 per time performed
MEDICINE

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress te... +

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress test with ekg monitoring, physician interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93018
Performed in a facility
98
times performed,
1% of his services

20th 16th

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

98
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,956an average of $122 per time performed $1,176
an average of $12 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
82
times performed,
1% of his services

21st 38th

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

77
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$17,056an average of $208 per time performed $4,428
an average of $54 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
77
times performed,
1% of his services

22nd 22nd

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

76
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$25,256an average of $328 per time performed $7,931
an average of $103 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Physician review, interpretation, and patient management ... +

Physician review, interpretation, and patient management of home inr testing for patient with either mechanical heart valve(s), chronic atrial fibrillation, or venous thromboembolism who meets medicare coverage criteria; testing not occurring more frequently than once a week; billing units of service include 4 tests ×

Service Code: G0250
Performed in an office
66
times performed,
0.88% of his services

23rd 122nd

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

11
patients got this service, 0.63% of his patients
6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.6)
$1,320an average of $20 per time performed $462
an average of $7 per time performed
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm tracing of 48-hour ekg

Service Code: 93225
Performed in an office
53
times performed,
0.71% of his services

24th 63rd

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

52
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$11,501an average of $217 per time performed $1,113
an average of $21 per time performed
MEDICINE

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

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

Service Code: 93227
Performed in an office
53
times performed,
0.71% of his services

25th 51st

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

52
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$8,692an average of $164 per time performed $1,060
an average of $20 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care discharge

Service Code: 99217
Performed in a facility
39
times performed,
0.52% of his services

26th 69th

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

39
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,474an average of $166 per time performed $2,106
an average of $54 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care typically 70 minutes per day

Service Code: 99220
Performed in a facility
25
times performed,
0.33% of his services

27th 90th

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

25
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,850an average of $354 per time performed $3,450
an average of $138 per time performed
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
24
times performed,
0.32% of his services

28th 25th

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

24
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$5,952an average of $248 per time performed $2,256
an average of $94 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care typically 50 minutes

Service Code: 99219
Performed in a facility
23
times performed,
0.31% of his services

29th 130th

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

23
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,486an average of $282 per time performed $2,300
an average of $100 per time performed
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm symptom-related tracing of 24-hour ekg monit... +

Heart rhythm symptom-related tracing of 24-hour ekg monitoring up to 30 days ×

Service Code: 93270
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.27% of his services

30th 101st

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

19
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,280an average of $164 per time performed $180
an average of $9 per time performed
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm symptom-related interpretation of 24-hour ek... +

Heart rhythm symptom-related interpretation of 24-hour ekg monitoring up to 30 days ×

Service Code: 93272
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.27% of his services

31st 88th

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

19
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,620an average of $131 per time performed $380
an average of $19 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 35 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 35 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99233
Performed in a facility
18
times performed,
0.24% of his services

32nd 13th

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

15
patients got this service, 0.86% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$4,194an average of $233 per time performed $1,386
an average of $77 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
11
times performed,
0.15% of his services

33rd 23rd

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

11
patients got this service, 0.63% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,838an average of $258 per time performed $1,320
an average of $120 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 "Cardiovascular Disease." 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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