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This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $259 per patient in 2013.
They performed about 10 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
658
Rank: 74th
out of 333 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
13,366
Rank: 30th
out of 333 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
20.3 This Provider
Avg 9.7
Total Paid
by Medicare
$215K
Rank: 46th
out of 333 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$326 This Provider
Avg $259

Note: About 21% of this provider’s Medicare payments were for drugs administered in his office.
This is intended to reimburse the provider for purchasing the drugs, plus an additional percentage for overhead.

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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Gaurang M. Palikh
Average for Neurology Providers in North Carolina

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 48 different services in 2013
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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
drug
DRUGS

Injection, onabotulinumtoxina, 1 unit

Service Code: J0585
Performed in an office
10,155
times performed,
76% of his services

1st 1st

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

22
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$187,055an average of $18 per time performed $42,448
an average of $4 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
592
times performed,
4% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

315
patients got this service, 48% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$121,360an average of $205 per time performed $41,985
an average of $71 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Injection into tissue or muscle for therapy, diagnosis, o... +

Injection into tissue or muscle for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96372
Performed in an office
323
times performed,
2% of his services

3rd 45th

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

60
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
5.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$23,870an average of $74 per time performed $5,772
an average of $18 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

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

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
269
times performed,
2% of his services

4th 56th

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

40
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
6.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.1)
$775an average of $3 per time performed $247
an average of $1 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
237
times performed,
2% of his services

5th 30th

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

125
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$8,655an average of $37 per time performed $1,019
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of anesthetic agent, other peripheral nerve or ... +

Injection of anesthetic agent, other peripheral nerve or branch ×

Service Code: 64450
Performed in an office
224
times performed,
2% of his services

6th 60th

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

113
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$109,753an average of $490 per time performed $8,906
an average of $40 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of anesthetic agent, greater occipital nerve

Service Code: 64405
Performed in an office
214
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 36th

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

110
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$140,247an average of $655 per time performed $20,317
an average of $95 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 4... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 45 minutes ×

Service Code: 99204
Performed in an office
209
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 8th

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

209
patients got this service, 32% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$89,870an average of $430 per time performed $23,456
an average of $112 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
172
times performed,
1% of his services

9th 25th

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

153
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,752an average of $16 per time performed $504
an average of $3 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
144
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 4th

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

105
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$19,584an average of $136 per time performed $6,863
an average of $48 per time performed
medical
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
124
times performed,
0.93% of his services

11th 14th

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

124
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$68,944an average of $556 per time performed $17,866
an average of $144 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement and recording of brain wave (eeg) activity, a... +

Measurement and recording of brain wave (eeg) activity, awake and drowsy ×

Service Code: 95816
Performed in a facility
77
times performed,
0.58% of his services

12th 19th

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

75
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$12,393an average of $161 per time performed $3,314
an average of $43 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
53
times performed,
0.4% of his services

13th 13th

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

52
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$26,076an average of $492 per time performed $7,911
an average of $149 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity o... +

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity of muscles of arm or leg and spinal muscles complete study ×

Service Code: 95886
Performed in an office
47
times performed,
0.35% of his services

14th 10th

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

46
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$14,847an average of $316 per time performed $2,795
an average of $59 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
45
times performed,
0.34% of his services

15th 6th

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

28
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$6,570an average of $146 per time performed $2,397
an average of $53 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of anesthetic agent, trigeminal nerve

Service Code: 64400
Performed in an office
38
times performed,
0.28% of his services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

18
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$16,580an average of $436 per time performed $3,640
an average of $96 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injection of trigger points in 3 or more muscles

Service Code: 20553
Performed in an office
38
times performed,
0.28% of his services

17th 82nd

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

22
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$6,460an average of $170 per time performed $874
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
NA

Nerve transmission studies, 5-6 studies

Service Code: 95909
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.23% of his services

18th 47th

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

30
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,427an average of $336 per time performed $3,228
an average of $104 per time performed
medical
NA

Nerve transmission studies, 7-8 studies

Service Code: 95910
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.22% of his services

19th 27th

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

29
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$12,794an average of $441 per time performed $3,999
an average of $138 per time performed
medical
NA

Injection of chemical for destruction of facial and neck ... +

Injection of chemical for destruction of facial and neck nerve muscles ×

Service Code: 64615
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.2% of his services

20th 69th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$8,797an average of $326 per time performed $2,832
an average of $105 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, promethazine hcl, up to 50 mg

Service Code: J2550
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.2% of his services

21st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$249an average of $9 per time performed $34
an average of $1 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity o... +

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity of muscles of arm or leg and spinal muscles limited study ×

Service Code: 95885
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.18% of his services

22nd 51st

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,006an average of $167 per time performed $1,087
an average of $45 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ketorolac tromethamine, per 15 mg

Service Code: J1885
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.15% of his services

23rd 54th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$108an average of $5 per time performed $6
an average of $0 per time performed
medical
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
18
times performed,
0.13% of his services

24th 9th

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

18
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$7,191an average of $400 per time performed $1,854
an average of $103 per time performed
medical
NA

Nerve transmission studies, 9-10 studies

Service Code: 95911
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.13% of his services

25th 31st

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

17
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,954an average of $527 per time performed $2,774
an average of $163 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
14
times performed,
0.1% of his services

26th 21st

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,026an average of $359 per time performed $1,429
an average of $102 per time performed

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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