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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $245 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
813
Rank: 175th
out of 2,484 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
9,462
Rank: 161st
out of 2,484 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
11.6 This Provider
Avg 6.3
Total Paid
by Medicare
$342K
Rank: 79th
out of 2,484 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$421 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $245

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

SAMUEL MCDOWELL

OKAFOR LEKWUWA

OSSIAN WYNN

MARK JORDAN

JOHN DALLARA

Organizations

MOREHEAD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

Patients saw before

ASHISH SHAH M.D.

Patients saw after

Individuals

SAMUEL MCDOWELL

OKAFOR LEKWUWA

MARK JORDAN

OSSIAN WYNN

DHRUV VYAS

Organizations

MOREHEAD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 106 different services in 2014
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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
2,946
times performed,
31% of his services

1st 2nd

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

732
patients got this service, 90% of his patients
4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$204,983an average of $70 per time performed $136,724
an average of $46 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
626
times performed,
7% of his services

2nd 11th

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

234
patients got this service, 29% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$8,370an average of $13 per time performed $8,125
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
563
times performed,
6% of his services

3rd 10th

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

55
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
10.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.1)
$3,040an average of $5 per time performed $2,961
an average of $5 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
497
times performed,
5% of his services

4th 47th

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

182
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$20,780an average of $42 per time performed $13,767
an average of $28 per time performed
medical
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
476
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 22nd

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

476
patients got this service, 59% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$49,890an average of $105 per time performed $48,890
an average of $103 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
402
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 140th

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

109
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,062an average of $5 per time performed $708
an average of $2 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Colorectal cancer screening; fecal occult blood test, imm... +

Colorectal cancer screening; fecal occult blood test, immunoassay, 1-3 simultaneous ×

Service Code: G0328
Performed in an office
374
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 99th

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

374
patients got this service, 46% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,400an average of $22 per time performed $7,880
an average of $21 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urinalysis, manual test

Service Code: 81002
Performed in an office
272
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 45th

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

162
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$966an average of $4 per time performed $928
an average of $3 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
269
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 80th

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

197
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,574an average of $10 per time performed $1,146
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
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
255
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 41st

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

65
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
3.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$9,389an average of $37 per time performed $7,362
an average of $29 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Bone density measurement using dedicated x-ray machine

Service Code: 77080
Performed in an office
251
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 73rd

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

126
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,832an average of $47 per time performed $5,708
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 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in an office
188
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 1st

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

144
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$19,347an average of $103 per time performed $13,192
an average of $70 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urine microalbumin (protein) analysis

Service Code: 82044
Performed in an office
178
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 91st

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

164
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$717an average of $4 per time performed $682
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Creatinine level to test for kidney function or muscle in... +

Creatinine level to test for kidney function or muscle injury ×

Service Code: 82570
Performed in an office
178
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 42nd

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

164
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,250an average of $7 per time performed $1,225
an average of $7 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care discharge

Service Code: 99217
Performed in a facility
113
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 50th

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

94
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,701an average of $68 per time performed $6,013
an average of $53 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
110
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 7th

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

101
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$2,026an average of $18 per time performed $1,969
an average of $18 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 10 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 10 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99307
Performed in an office
101
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 127th

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

32
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
3.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$4,149an average of $41 per time performed $3,092
an average of $31 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care typically 70 minutes per day

Service Code: 99220
Performed in a facility
100
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 49th

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

82
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$17,395an average of $174 per time performed $13,638
an average of $136 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
86
times performed,
0.91% of his services

19th 35th

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

64
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,845an average of $68 per time performed $4,443
an average of $52 per time performed
medical
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
84
times performed,
0.89% of his services

20th 14th

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

66
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$16,126an average of $192 per time performed $12,384
an average of $147 per time performed
medical
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
78
times performed,
0.82% of his services

21st 96th

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

52
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$5,311an average of $68 per time performed $3,254
an average of $42 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) with tracing using at lea... +

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) with tracing using at least 12 leads ×

Service Code: 93005
Performed in an office
76
times performed,
0.8% of his services

22nd 128th

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

67
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$786an average of $10 per time performed $422
an average of $6 per time performed
medical
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 an office
75
times performed,
0.79% of his services

23rd 116th

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

66
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$646an average of $9 per time performed $458
an average of $6 per time performed
medical
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
70
times performed,
0.74% of his services

24th 4th

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

38
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$4,743an average of $68 per time performed $3,718
an average of $53 per time performed
medical
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
61
times performed,
0.64% of his services

25th 3rd

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

53
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$195an average of $3 per time performed $179
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent observation care, typically 15 minutes per day +

Subsequent observation care, typically 15 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99224
Performed in a facility
54
times performed,
0.57% of his services

26th 337th

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

33
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,018an average of $37 per time performed $1,582
an average of $29 per time performed
medical
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
46
times performed,
0.49% of his services

27th 106th

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

46
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,871an average of $171 per time performed $5,311
an average of $115 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Smoking and tobacco cessation counseling visit for the as... +

Smoking and tobacco cessation counseling visit for the asymptomatic patient; intensive, greater than 10 minutes ×

Service Code: G0437
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
0.39% of his services

28th 468th

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

30
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,006an average of $27 per time performed $986
an average of $27 per time performed
medical
NA

Transitional care management services, moderately complex... +

Transitional care management services, moderately complexity, requiring face-to-face visits within 14 days of discharge ×

Service Code: 99495
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.38% of his services

29th 152nd

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

34
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,666an average of $157 per time performed $4,355
an average of $121 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Drug screen, other than chromatographic; any number of dr... +

Drug screen, other than chromatographic; any number of drug classes, by clia waived test or moderate complexity test, per patient encounter ×

Service Code: G0434
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.38% of his services

30th 129th

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

28
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$1,058an average of $29 per time performed $692
an average of $19 per time performed
medical
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
32
times performed,
0.34% of his services

31st 114th

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

32
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,287an average of $103 per time performed $2,144
an average of $67 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Detection test for influenza virus

Service Code: 87804
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.34% of his services

32nd 141st

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$536an average of $17 per time performed $490
an average of $15 per time performed
medical
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Removal of impact ear wax, one ear

Service Code: 69210
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.33% of his services

33rd 142nd

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

29
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,490an average of $48 per time performed $899
an average of $29 per time performed
medical
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
24
times performed,
0.25% of his services

34th 155th

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

24
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,763an average of $157 per time performed $3,688
an average of $154 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care typically 50 minutes

Service Code: 99219
Performed in a facility
24
times performed,
0.25% of his services

35th 135th

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

21
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,432an average of $143 per time performed $2,425
an average of $101 per time performed
medical
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
24
times performed,
0.25% of his services

36th 59th

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

21
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,111an average of $130 per time performed $2,439
an average of $102 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement and graphic recording of the amount and speed... +

Measurement and graphic recording of the amount and speed of breathed air, before and following medication administration ×

Service Code: 94060
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.23% of his services

37th 160th

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

22
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,341an average of $61 per time performed $790
an average of $36 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.23% of his services

38th 174th

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,493an average of $68 per time performed $938
an average of $43 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Determination of lung volumes using plethysmography

Service Code: 94726
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.22% of his services

39th 273rd

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

21
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,115an average of $53 per time performed $684
an average of $33 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement of lung diffusing capacity

Service Code: 94729
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.22% of his services

40th 195th

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

21
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,106an average of $53 per time performed $730
an average of $35 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 2-14 skin growths

Service Code: 17003
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.22% of his services

41st 204th

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: 1.5)
$153an average of $7 per time performed $99
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Strep test (streptococcus, group a)

Service Code: 87880
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.22% of his services

42nd 206th

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

21
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$294an average of $14 per time performed $288
an average of $14 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound of abdomen

Service Code: 76700
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.14% of his services

43rd 205th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,357an average of $104 per time performed $891
an average of $69 per time performed
medical
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
12
times performed,
0.13% of his services

44th 37th

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: 2.7)
$39an average of $3 per time performed $38
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, more than 30 minutes

Service Code: 99239
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.12% of his services

45th 18th

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: 1.1)
$1,111an average of $101 per time performed $871
an average of $79 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scan of vena cava or groin graft or vessel blo... +

Ultrasound scan of vena cava or groin graft or vessel blood flow ×

Service Code: 93978
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.12% of his services

46th 339th

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)
$1,617an average of $147 per time performed $1,232
an average of $112 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.

Ashish C Shah
Average for Internal Medicine 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.

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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.

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