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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 10 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
532
Rank: 122nd
out of 363 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
9,632
Rank: 34th
out of 363 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
18.1 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 9.6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$184K
Rank: 67th
out of 363 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$345 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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Gaurang M. Palikh
Average for Neurology 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.

Individuals

CHARLES TUBBS

WILLIAM CAMPBELL

RAUL DE LA VEGA

KAREN SENNEWALD

CHARLES GIRARD

Organizations

CLEVELAND COUNTY HEALTH...

THE CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBU...

Patients saw before

Gaurang M. Palikh

Patients saw after

Individuals

CHARLES TUBBS

WILLIAM CAMPBELL

MICHAEL WEHMUELLER

JAMES STEVENS

CHARLES GIRARD

Organizations

CLEVELAND COUNTY HEALTH...

THE CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBU...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 23 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
DRUGS

Injection, onabotulinumtoxina (botox), 1 unit

Service Code: J0585
Performed in an office
6,965
times performed,
72% of his services

1st 1st

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

16
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$111,440an average of $16 per time performed $27,860
an average of $4 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
416
times performed,
4% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

240
patients got this service, 45% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$76,960an average of $185 per time performed $30,368
an average of $73 per time performed
MEDICINE

Needle measurement and recording of nerve sensory (feel) ... +

Needle measurement and recording of nerve sensory (feel) function ×

Service Code: 95904
Performed in an office
368
times performed,
4% of his services

3rd 5th

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

74
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$80,592an average of $219 per time performed $15,456
an average of $42 per time performed
MEDICINE

Needle measurement, rate, and recording of nerve motor (m... +

Needle measurement, rate, and recording of nerve motor (movement) function, with f-wave study ×

Service Code: 95903
Performed in an office
242
times performed,
3% of his services

4th 6th

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

73
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$60,742an average of $251 per time performed $13,310
an average of $55 per time performed
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
188
times performed,
2% of his services

5th 54th

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

30
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
6.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3)
$13,724an average of $73 per time performed $3,384
an average of $18 per time performed
DRUGS

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

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
170
times performed,
2% of his services

6th 68th

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

23
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
7.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.4)
$3,570an average of $21 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
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
157
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 9th

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

157
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$62,957an average of $401 per time performed $17,898
an average of $114 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
148
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 19th

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

148
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$77,996an average of $527 per time performed $21,608
an average of $146 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
130
times performed,
1% of his services

9th 50th

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

73
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$4,940an average of $38 per time performed $650
an average of $5 per time performed
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
128
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 69th

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

70
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$58,240an average of $455 per time performed $13,056
an average of $102 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
127
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 4th

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

93
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$14,351an average of $113 per time performed $6,223
an average of $49 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of anesthetic agent, greater occipital nerve

Service Code: 64405
Performed in an office
125
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 47th

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

69
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$64,250an average of $514 per time performed $5,875
an average of $47 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
117
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 29th

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

104
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,106an average of $18 per time performed $351
an average of $3 per time performed
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
61
times performed,
0.63% of his services

14th 16th

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

61
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$31,537an average of $517 per time performed $9,089
an average of $149 per time performed
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
61
times performed,
0.63% of his services

15th 25th

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

61
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,808an average of $128 per time performed $2,562
an average of $42 per time performed
MEDICINE

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

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

Service Code: 95886
Performed in an office
52
times performed,
0.54% of his services

16th 12th

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

45
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$16,068an average of $309 per time performed $3,328
an average of $64 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of trigger points in 3 or more muscles

Service Code: 20553
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.37% of his services

17th 100th

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

27
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$7,668an average of $213 per time performed $828
an average of $23 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
28
times performed,
0.29% of his services

18th 7th

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

19
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$4,844an average of $173 per time performed $1,484
an average of $53 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of chemical for destruction of nerve muscles on... +

Injection of chemical for destruction of nerve muscles on one side of face ×

Service Code: 64612
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.29% of his services

19th 66th

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: 2.4)
$12,152an average of $434 per time performed $3,192
an average of $114 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of chemical for destruction of neck muscles

Service Code: 64613
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.27% of his services

20th 61st

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$13,676an average of $526 per time performed $1,586
an average of $61 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
25
times performed,
0.26% of his services

21st 11th

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

24
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$7,525an average of $301 per time performed $2,575
an average of $103 per time performed
MEDICINE

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

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

Service Code: 95885
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.24% of his services

22nd 42nd

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

16
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,668an average of $116 per time performed $966
an average of $42 per time performed
MEDICINE

Neuropsychological testing, interpretation, and report by... +

Neuropsychological testing, interpretation, and report by psychologist or physician per hour ×

Service Code: 96118
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.11% of his services

23rd 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
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,014an average of $274 per time performed $715
an average of $65 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 "Neurology." 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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