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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
653
Rank: 511th
out of 2,711 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
12,944
Rank: 111th
out of 2,711 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
19.8 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 5.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$354K
Rank: 93rd
out of 2,711 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$543 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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Muin M. Dugom
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.

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 43 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 glucose (sugar) test performed by hand-held instrument +

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

Service Code: 82962
Performed in an office
2,729
times performed,
21% of his services

1st 34th

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

523
patients got this service, 80% of his patients
5.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.8)
$40,935an average of $15 per time performed $8,187
an average of $3 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
2,624
times performed,
20% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

529
patients got this service, 81% of his patients
5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$41,984an average of $16 per time performed $7,872
an average of $3 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
2,131
times performed,
16% of his services

3rd 1st

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

529
patients got this service, 81% of his patients
4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$255,720an average of $120 per time performed $144,908
an average of $68 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
543
times performed,
4% of his services

4th 23rd

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

403
patients got this service, 62% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$35,295an average of $65 per time performed $7,059
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 40 minutes ×

Service Code: 99215
Performed in an office
478
times performed,
4% of his services

5th 24th

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

345
patients got this service, 53% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$90,820an average of $190 per time performed $39,196
an average of $82 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
457
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 2nd

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

231
patients got this service, 35% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$35,646an average of $78 per time performed $23,307
an average of $51 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urinalysis, manual test

Service Code: 81002
Performed in an office
412
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 45th

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

351
patients got this service, 54% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$6,180an average of $15 per time performed $1,648
an average of $4 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 20 mg

Service Code: J1020
Performed in an office
377
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 230th

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

110
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$3,770an average of $10 per time performed $754
an average of $2 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
343
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 13th

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

334
patients got this service, 51% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,290an average of $30 per time performed $7,889
an average of $23 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound behind abdominal cavity, limited

Service Code: 76775
Performed in an office
336
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 225th

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

332
patients got this service, 51% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$84,000an average of $250 per time performed $26,880
an average of $80 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 (afluria) ×

Service Code: Q2035
Performed in an office
332
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 115th

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

327
patients got this service, 50% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,620an average of $35 per time performed $3,984
an average of $12 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Stool analysis for blood to screen for colon tumors

Service Code: 82270
Performed in an office
258
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 99th

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

258
patients got this service, 40% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,676an average of $22 per time performed $1,290
an average of $5 per time performed
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
244
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 100th

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

102
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$36,600an average of $150 per time performed $10,492
an average of $43 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
183
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 53rd

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

183
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$40,260an average of $220 per time performed $29,097
an average of $159 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
148
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 16th

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

76
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.3)
$5,180an average of $35 per time performed $1,776
an average of $12 per time performed
DRUGS

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

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
119
times performed,
0.92% of his services

16th 35th

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

24
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.7)
$952an average of $8 per time performed $0
an average of $0 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
110
times performed,
0.85% of his services

17th 20th

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

100
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$770an average of $7 per time performed $550
an average of $5 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
86
times performed,
0.66% of his services

18th 162nd

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

54
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$7,138an average of $83 per time performed $4,816
an average of $56 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Face-to-face behavioral counseling for obesity, 15 minutes +

Face-to-face behavioral counseling for obesity, 15 minutes ×

Service Code: G0447
Performed in an office
85
times performed,
0.66% of his services

19th 175th

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

74
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$1,700an average of $20 per time performed $1,700
an average of $20 per time performed
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
65
times performed,
0.5% of his services

20th 136th

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

62
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$7,475an average of $115 per time performed $650
an average of $10 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 2-14 skin growths

Service Code: 17003
Performed in an office
59
times performed,
0.46% of his services

21st 164th

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

37
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$9,794an average of $166 per time performed $295
an average of $5 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
54
times performed,
0.42% of his services

22nd 4th

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

25
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$6,210an average of $115 per time performed $2,916
an average of $54 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
51
times performed,
0.39% of his services

23rd 68th

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

51
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,100an average of $100 per time performed $3,213
an average of $63 per time performed
DRUGS

Albuterol, up to 2.5 mg and ipratropium bromide, up to 0.... +

Albuterol, up to 2.5 mg and ipratropium bromide, up to 0.5 mg, fda-approved final product, non-compounded, administered through durable medical equipment ×

Service Code: J7620
Performed in an office
50
times performed,
0.39% of his services

24th 399th

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

47
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$600an average of $12 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
MEDICINE

Administration of 1 vaccine

Service Code: 90471
Performed in an office
50
times performed,
0.39% of his services

25th 80th

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

50
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,500an average of $30 per time performed $800
an average of $16 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Dressing change and/or removal of burn tissue (less than ... +

Dressing change and/or removal of burn tissue (less than 5% total body surface) ×

Service Code: 16020
Performed in an office
48
times performed,
0.37% of his services

26th Alert

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in NC perform this service

23
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,464an average of $93 per time performed $2,832
an average of $59 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
47
times performed,
0.36% of his services

27th 71st

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

47
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$705an average of $15 per time performed $705
an average of $15 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
45
times performed,
0.35% of his services

28th 127th

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

45
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,835an average of $263 per time performed $5,490
an average of $122 per time performed
DRUGS

Hyaluronan or derivative (hyalgan or supartz), for intra-... +

Hyaluronan or derivative (hyalgan or supartz), for intra-articular injection, per dose ×

Service Code: J7321
Performed in an office
44
times performed,
0.34% of his services

29th Alert

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in NC perform this service

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
3.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$11,000an average of $250 per time performed $3,036
an average of $69 per time performed
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm tracing of 48-hour ekg

Service Code: 93225
Performed in an office
44
times performed,
0.34% of his services

30th 376th

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

43
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,356an average of $99 per time performed $924
an average of $21 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Physician re-certification for medicare-covered home heal... +

Physician re-certification for medicare-covered home health services under a home health plan of care (patient not present), including contacts with home health agency and review of reports of patient status required by physicians to affirm the initial implementation of the plan of care that meets patient's needs, per re-certification period ×

Service Code: G0179
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
0.33% of his services

31st 87th

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

17
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$4,257an average of $99 per time performed $1,204
an average of $28 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
43
times performed,
0.33% of his services

32nd 385th

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

42
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$8,170an average of $190 per time performed $860
an average of $20 per time performed
MEDICINE

Respiratory inhaled pressure or nonpressure treatment to ... +

Respiratory inhaled pressure or nonpressure treatment to relieve airway obstruction or for sputum specimen ×

Service Code: 94640
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
0.33% of his services

33rd 153rd

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

41
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,505an average of $35 per time performed $473
an average of $11 per time performed
MEDICINE

Demonstration and/or evaluation of patient use of aerosol... +

Demonstration and/or evaluation of patient use of aerosol generator, nebulizer, metered dose inhaler or intermittent positive pressure breathing (ippb) device ×

Service Code: 94664
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
0.33% of his services

34th 306th

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

41
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,849an average of $43 per time performed $430
an average of $10 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
37
times performed,
0.29% of his services

35th 203rd

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

36
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,068an average of $164 per time performed $592
an average of $16 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
37
times performed,
0.29% of his services

36th 178th

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

36
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,549an average of $177 per time performed $407
an average of $11 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
33
times performed,
0.25% of his services

37th 38th

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

26
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$1,881an average of $57 per time performed $1,023
an average of $31 per time performed
PROCEDURES

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

Smoking and tobacco cessation counseling visit for the asymptomatic patient; intermediate, greater than 3 minutes, up to 10 minutes ×

Service Code: G0436
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.19% of his services

38th 247th

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

22
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$500an average of $20 per time performed $325
an average of $13 per time performed
MEDICINE

Neurobehavioral status examination, interpretation, and r... +

Neurobehavioral status examination, interpretation, and report by psychologist or physician per hour ×

Service Code: 96116
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.19% of his services

39th 332nd

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

23
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,600an average of $150 per time performed $1,608
an average of $67 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of the trunk, ... +

Removal of growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of the trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 11402
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.17% of his services

40th Alert

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in NC perform this service

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,500an average of $250 per time performed $2,024
an average of $92 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of growth (2.1 to 3.0 centimeters) of the trunk, ... +

Removal of growth (2.1 to 3.0 centimeters) of the trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 11403
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.12% of his services

41st Alert

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in NC perform this service

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,110an average of $274 per time performed $2,025
an average of $135 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health ... +

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health services under a home health plan of care (patient not present), including contacts with home health agency and review of reports of patient status required by physicians to affirm the initial implementation of the plan of care that meets patient's needs, per certification period ×

Service Code: G0180
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.12% of his services

42nd 84th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,125an average of $75 per time performed $570
an average of $38 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of tendon sheath, ligament, or muscle membrane +

Injections of tendon sheath, ligament, or muscle membrane ×

Service Code: 20550
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.09% of his services

43rd 443rd

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,548an average of $129 per time performed $492
an average of $41 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 "General Practice." 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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