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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $228 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,252
Rank: 49th
out of 277 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
8,438
Rank: 37th
out of 277 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
6.7 This Provider
Avg 5.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$277K
Rank: 58th
out of 277 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$221 This Provider
Avg $228

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

THOMAS ANDRUS M.D.

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 56 different services in 2014
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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
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 2-14 skin growths

Service Code: 17003
Performed in an office
3,419
times performed,
41% of his services

1st 1st

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

561
patients got this service, 45% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$102,570an average of $30 per time performed $21,813
an average of $6 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
1,109
times performed,
13% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

692
patients got this service, 55% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$94,265an average of $85 per time performed $41,410
an average of $37 per time performed
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
896
times performed,
11% of his services

3rd 2nd

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

682
patients got this service, 54% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$67,200an average of $75 per time performed $43,743
an average of $49 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of single growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11100
Performed in an office
659
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 4th

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

505
patients got this service, 40% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$72,490an average of $110 per time performed $40,199
an average of $61 per time performed
medical
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
553
times performed,
7% of his services

5th 23rd

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

25
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
22.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 11.2)
$33,114an average of $60 per time performed $24,514
an average of $44 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
327
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 7th

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

273
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$19,620an average of $60 per time performed $8,976
an average of $27 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of up to 14 skin growths

Service Code: 17110
Performed in an office
239
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 8th

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

211
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$35,850an average of $150 per time performed $15,540
an average of $65 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of each additional growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11101
Performed in an office
212
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 9th

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

137
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$17,384an average of $82 per time performed $4,937
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
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
153
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 11th

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

153
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$14,535an average of $95 per time performed $7,180
an average of $47 per time performed
medical
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

10th 14th

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

101
patients got this service, 8% 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 $15,153
an average of $107 per time performed
medical
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
109
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 26th

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

91
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$29,430an average of $270 per time performed $12,011
an average of $110 per time performed
medical
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
75
times performed,
0.89% of his services

12th 28th

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

59
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$23,550an average of $314 per time performed $10,320
an average of $138 per time performed
medical
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
54
times performed,
0.64% of his services

13th 24th

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

42
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$10,800an average of $200 per time performed $4,055
an average of $75 per time performed
medical
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
49
times performed,
0.58% of his services

14th 33rd

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

44
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$13,181an average of $269 per time performed $6,274
an average of $128 per time performed
medical
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
39
times performed,
0.46% of his services

15th 36th

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

39
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,925an average of $75 per time performed $1,195
an average of $31 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Drainage of abscess

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

16th 63rd

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

33
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,220an average of $145 per time performed $2,807
an average of $78 per time performed
medical
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
30
times performed,
0.36% of his services

17th 49th

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

30
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$6,900an average of $230 per time performed $3,083
an average of $103 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

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

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

Service Code: J0702
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.36% of his services

18th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

30
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$240an average of $8 per time performed $116
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
TEMPORARY CODES

All potassium hydroxide (koh) preparations

Service Code: Q0112
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.3% of his services

19th 57th

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

25
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$625an average of $25 per time performed $143
an average of $6 per time performed
medical
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

20th 72nd

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

11
patients got this service, 0.88% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,640an average of $280 per time performed $1,572
an average of $121 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Repair of wound (2.6 to 7.5 centimeters) of the scalp, un... +

Repair of wound (2.6 to 7.5 centimeters) of the scalp, underarms, trunk, arms, and/or legs ×

Service Code: 12032
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.14% of his services

21st 21st

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

12
patients got this service, 0.96% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,840an average of $320 per time performed $2,554
an average of $213 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.

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Thomas Ross Andrus
Average for Dermatology 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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