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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
1,424
Rank: 230th
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
6,272
Rank: 101st
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
4.4 This Provider
Avg 3.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$294K
Rank: 144th
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$206 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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David T. Sawyer
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

David T. Sawyer

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 35 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 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in an office
1,130
times performed,
18% of his services

1st 1st

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

634
patients got this service, 45% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$171,760an average of $152 per time performed $81,360
an average of $72 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
1,021
times performed,
16% of his services

2nd 6th

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

275
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
3.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$10,210an average of $10 per time performed $6,126
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
784
times performed,
13% of his services

3rd 11th

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

252
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$27,440an average of $35 per time performed $10,192
an average of $13 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
378
times performed,
6% of his services

4th 8th

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

174
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$41,580an average of $110 per time performed $20,412
an average of $54 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, regadenoson (lexiscan), 0.1 mg

Service Code: J2785
Performed in an office
353
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 9th

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

89
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$18,356an average of $52 per time performed $14,826
an average of $42 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
327
times performed,
5% of his services

6th 5th

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

295
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$23,871an average of $73 per time performed $15,696
an average of $48 per time performed
ADMINISTRATIVE

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

Service Code: A9500
Performed in an office
277
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 12th

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

139
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$23,545an average of $85 per time performed $18,836
an average of $68 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
221
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 2nd

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

193
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$4,641an average of $21 per time performed $1,326
an average of $6 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
171
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 3rd

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

121
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$10,602an average of $62 per time performed $2,394
an average of $14 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
169
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 4th

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

169
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$46,813an average of $277 per time performed $8,450
an average of $50 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
153
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 14th

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

91
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$1,377an average of $9 per time performed $459
an average of $3 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
142
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 18th

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

142
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,662an average of $61 per time performed $6,816
an average of $48 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
135
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 15th

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

135
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$57,375an average of $425 per time performed $44,010
an average of $326 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
97
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 10th

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)
$22,989an average of $237 per time performed $14,647
an average of $151 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
89
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 19th

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

89
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,528an average of $152 per time performed $1,513
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
89
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 16th

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

89
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$24,119an average of $271 per time performed $979
an average of $11 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
74
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 20th

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

74
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$35,224an average of $476 per time performed $4,366
an average of $59 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
68
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 17th

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

65
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$28,084an average of $413 per time performed $10,064
an average of $148 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
60
times performed,
0.96% of his services

19th 22nd

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

59
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$12,120an average of $202 per time performed $6,060
an average of $101 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
55
times performed,
0.88% of his services

20th 44th

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

51
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$16,665an average of $303 per time performed $3,960
an average of $72 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
52
times performed,
0.83% of his services

21st 61st

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

52
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,252an average of $101 per time performed $3,380
an average of $65 per time performed
MEDICINE

Doppler ultrasound study of heart blood flow, valves, and... +

Doppler ultrasound study of heart blood flow, valves, and chambers ×

Service Code: 93320
Performed in a facility
50
times performed,
0.8% of his services

22nd 35th

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

49
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,450an average of $69 per time performed $750
an average of $15 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
50
times performed,
0.8% of his services

23rd 23rd

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

50
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$17,600an average of $352 per time performed $5,750
an average of $115 per time performed
MEDICINE

Doppler ultrasound study of color-directed heart blood fl... +

Doppler ultrasound study of color-directed heart blood flow, rate, and valve function ×

Service Code: 93325
Performed in a facility
49
times performed,
0.78% of his services

24th 31st

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

48
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,127an average of $23 per time performed $147
an average of $3 per time performed
MEDICINE

Insertion of probe in esophagus for heart ultrasound exam... +

Insertion of probe in esophagus for heart ultrasound examination including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93312
Performed in a facility
43
times performed,
0.69% of his services

25th 48th

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

42
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,740an average of $180 per time performed $3,569
an average of $83 per time performed
MEDICINE

External shock to heart to regulate heart beat

Service Code: 92960
Performed in a facility
35
times performed,
0.56% of his services

26th 78th

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

28
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$10,815an average of $309 per time performed $3,220
an average of $92 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.51% of his services

27th 33rd

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

29
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$352an average of $11 per time performed $320
an average of $10 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
26
times performed,
0.41% of his services

28th 46th

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

26
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$286an average of $11 per time performed $286
an average of $11 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.35% of his services

29th 37th

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

22
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$418an average of $19 per time performed $308
an average of $14 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
21
times performed,
0.33% of his services

30th 88th

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

17
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,302an average of $62 per time performed $378
an average of $18 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
17
times performed,
0.27% of his services

31st 38th

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

14
patients got this service, 0.98% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,768an average of $104 per time performed $850
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 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99212
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.26% of his services

32nd 40th

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

16
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$736an average of $46 per time performed $512
an average of $32 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
14
times performed,
0.22% of his services

33rd 13th

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

12
patients got this service, 0.84% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$3,248an average of $232 per time performed $1,078
an average of $77 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.22% of his services

34th 113th

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

14
patients got this service, 0.98% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$574an average of $41 per time performed $322
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 (fluzone) ×

Service Code: Q2038
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.22% of his services

35th 175th

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

14
patients got this service, 0.98% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$364an average of $26 per time performed $168
an average of $12 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver function blood test panel

Service Code: 80076
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.21% of his services

36th 57th

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

13
patients got this service, 0.91% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$143an average of $11 per time performed $91
an average of $7 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.18% of his services

37th 66th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.77% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$132an average of $12 per time performed $110
an average of $10 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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