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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
338
Rank: 1232nd
out of 2,484 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
4,600
Rank: 366th
out of 2,484 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
13.6 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 6.3
Total Paid
by Medicare
$131K
Rank: 514th
out of 2,484 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$386 This Provider
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.

Patients saw before

AJEY GOLWALA MD

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 24 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
1,932
times performed,
42% of his services

1st 2nd

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

330
patients got this service, 98% of his patients
5.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$193,200an average of $100 per time performed $89,857
an average of $47 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
1,276
times performed,
28% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

312
patients got this service, 92% of his patients
4.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$31,900an average of $25 per time performed $3,751
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
182
times performed,
4% of his services

3rd 13th

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

182
patients got this service, 54% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,460an average of $30 per time performed $4,221
an average of $23 per time performed
drug
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
182
times performed,
4% of his services

4th 34th

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

182
patients got this service, 54% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,550an average of $25 per time performed $2,695
an average of $15 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
162
times performed,
4% of his services

5th 10th

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

24
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
6.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.1)
$3,240an average of $20 per time performed $852
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
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
150
times performed,
3% of his services

6th 24th

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

145
patients got this service, 43% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$7,500an average of $50 per time performed $1,446
an average of $10 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
130
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 22nd

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

130
patients got this service, 38% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$19,751an average of $152 per time performed $13,900
an average of $107 per time performed
medical
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
120
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 16th

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

22
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
5.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$3,000an average of $25 per time performed $2,030
an average of $17 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Stool analysis for blood to screen for colon tumors

Service Code: 82270
Performed in an office
113
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 113th

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

113
patients got this service, 33% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,260an average of $20 per time performed $492
an average of $4 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

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

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
95
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 43rd

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

17
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
5.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.6)
$1,900an average of $20 per time performed $153
an average of $2 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
71
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 160th

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

71
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$7,100an average of $100 per time performed $2,512
an average of $35 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound study of arteries of both arms and legs

Service Code: 93922
Performed in an office
48
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 209th

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

24
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,000an average of $125 per time performed $1,554
an average of $32 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
37
times performed,
0.8% of his services

13th 1st

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

31
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$4,440an average of $120 per time performed $1,919
an average of $52 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urinalysis, manual test

Service Code: 81002
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.54% of his services

14th 45th

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

21
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$375an average of $15 per time performed $86
an average of $3 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
23
times performed,
0.5% of his services

15th 114th

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

23
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,370an average of $190 per time performed $1,374
an average of $60 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
14
times performed,
0.3% of his services

16th 96th

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

12
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,400an average of $100 per time performed $544
an average of $39 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
13
times performed,
0.28% of his services

17th 155th

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

13
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,950an average of $150 per time performed $1,774
an average of $136 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.

Ajey A Golwala
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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