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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $272 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,522
Rank: 44th
out of 344 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
8,434
Rank: 46th
out of 344 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
5.5 This Provider
Avg 5.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$309K
Rank: 77th
out of 344 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$203 This Provider
Avg $272

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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Thomas R. Andrus
Average for Dermatology 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

Thomas R. Andrus

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 22 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
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 2-14 skin growths

Service Code: 17003
Performed in an office
2,606
times performed,
31% of his services

1st 1st

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

595
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$78,180an average of $30 per time performed $13,030
an average of $5 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
1,224
times performed,
15% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

806
patients got this service, 53% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$104,040an average of $85 per time performed $51,408
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
1,117
times performed,
13% of his services

3rd 2nd

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

852
patients got this service, 56% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$83,775an average of $75 per time performed $53,616
an average of $48 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
822
times performed,
10% of his services

4th 4th

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

596
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$49,320an average of $60 per time performed $23,016
an average of $28 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of single growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11100
Performed in an office
723
times performed,
9% of his services

5th 5th

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

572
patients got this service, 38% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$79,530an average of $110 per time performed $45,549
an average of $63 per time performed
MEDICINE

Skin application of tar and ultraviolet b or petrolatum a... +

Skin application of tar and ultraviolet b or petrolatum and ultraviolet b ×

Service Code: 96910
Performed in an office
536
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 25th

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

16
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
33.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 14.1)
$29,480an average of $55 per time performed $23,048
an average of $43 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of up to 14 skin growths

Service Code: 17110
Performed in an office
284
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 7th

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

245
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$29,820an average of $105 per time performed $19,028
an average of $67 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of each additional growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11101
Performed in an office
185
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 9th

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

120
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$15,170an average of $82 per time performed $4,440
an average of $24 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 2... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 20 minutes ×

Service Code: 99202
Performed in an office
171
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 10th

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

171
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$16,245an average of $95 per time performed $8,379
an average of $49 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) ... +

Destruction of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) of face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips, or mouth ×

Service Code: 17281
Performed in an office
147
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 23rd

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

124
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$39,690an average of $270 per time performed $17,787
an average of $121 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) ... +

Destruction of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 17262
Performed in an office
141
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 16th

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

105
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$35,250an average of $250 per time performed $16,638
an average of $118 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) ... +

Destruction of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) of trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 17261
Performed in an office
96
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 24th

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

76
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$19,200an average of $200 per time performed $8,160
an average of $85 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 1... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99201
Performed in an office
93
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 26th

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

93
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,975an average of $75 per time performed $2,418
an average of $26 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) ... +

Destruction of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) of scalp, neck, hands, feet, or genitals ×

Service Code: 17271
Performed in an office
51
times performed,
0.6% of his services

14th 45th

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

46
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$11,730an average of $230 per time performed $5,100
an average of $100 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) ... +

Destruction of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of scalp, neck, hands, feet, or genitals ×

Service Code: 17272
Performed in an office
48
times performed,
0.57% of his services

15th 35th

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

41
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$12,912an average of $269 per time performed $5,952
an average of $124 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) ... +

Destruction of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips, or mouth ×

Service Code: 17282
Performed in an office
46
times performed,
0.55% of his services

16th 30th

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

38
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$14,444an average of $314 per time performed $6,440
an average of $140 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, betamethasone acetate 3mg and betamethasone so... +

Injection, betamethasone acetate 3mg and betamethasone sodium phosphate 3mg ×

Service Code: J0702
Performed in an office
44
times performed,
0.52% of his services

17th 79th

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

37
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$352an average of $8 per time performed $176
an average of $4 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Drainage of abscess

Service Code: 10060
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.43% of his services

18th 74th

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

34
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,220an average of $145 per time performed $2,520
an average of $70 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specif... +

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specified, 10 mg ×

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.28% of his services

19th 15th

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

15
patients got this service, 0.99% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$336an average of $14 per time performed $24
an average of $1 per time performed
TEMPORARY CODES

All potassium hydroxide preparations

Service Code: Q0112
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.19% of his services

20th 68th

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

14
patients got this service, 0.92% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$400an average of $25 per time performed $96
an average of $6 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (2.1 to 3.0 centimeters) ... +

Destruction of malignant growth (2.1 to 3.0 centimeters) of trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 17263
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.15% of his services

21st 86th

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

12
patients got this service, 0.79% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,640an average of $280 per time performed $1,807
an average of $139 per time performed
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

Biopsy of lip

Service Code: 40490
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.13% of his services

22nd 94th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.72% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,178an average of $198 per time performed $957
an average of $87 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 "Dermatology." 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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