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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
232
Rank: 260th
out of 363 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
8,778
Rank: 39th
out of 363 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
37.8 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 9.6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$126K
Rank: 117th
out of 363 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$543 This Provider is in the top 10%
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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Urvi G. Desai
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

BENJAMIN BROOKS

ELENA BRAVVER

JOHN NIXON

BARRY MCGINNIS

EDWARD BRADFORD

Organizations

CAROLINAS MEDICAL CENTER

THE CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBU...

Patients saw before

Urvi G. Desai

Patients saw after

Individuals

BENJAMIN BROOKS

ELENA BRAVVER

JOHN NIXON

EDWARD BRADFORD

GREGORY JOSEPH

Organizations

THE CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBU...

CAROLINAS MEDICAL CENTER

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 16 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
7,400
times performed,
84% of her services

1st 1st

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

13
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$96,200an average of $13 per time performed $29,600
an average of $4 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
339
times performed,
4% of her services

2nd 5th

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

61
patients got this service, 26% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$65,427an average of $193 per time performed $13,899
an average of $41 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
262
times performed,
3% of her services

3rd 6th

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

60
patients got this service, 26% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$62,618an average of $239 per time performed $14,410
an average of $55 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
184
times performed,
2% of her services

4th 3rd

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

104
patients got this service, 45% of her patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$34,040an average of $185 per time performed $13,248
an average of $72 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
116
times performed,
1% of her services

5th 11th

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

85
patients got this service, 37% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$31,668an average of $273 per time performed $11,832
an average of $102 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
76
times performed,
0.87% of her services

6th 12th

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

46
patients got this service, 20% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$24,092an average of $317 per time performed $4,864
an average of $64 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
61
times performed,
0.69% of her services

7th 19th

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

61
patients got this service, 26% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$30,622an average of $502 per time performed $8,601
an average of $141 per time performed
MEDICINE

Sleep monitoring of patient (6 years or older) in sleep lab +

Sleep monitoring of patient (6 years or older) in sleep lab ×

Service Code: 95810
Performed in an office
58
times performed,
0.66% of her services

8th 39th

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

58
patients got this service, 25% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$37,120an average of $640 per time performed $5,394
an average of $93 per time performed
MEDICINE

Sleep monitoring of patient (6 years or older) in sleep l... +

Sleep monitoring of patient (6 years or older) in sleep lab with continued pressured respiratory assistance by mask or breathing tube ×

Service Code: 95811
Performed in an office
44
times performed,
0.5% of her services

9th 40th

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

42
patients got this service, 18% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$29,436an average of $669 per time performed $4,180
an average of $95 per time performed
MEDICINE

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

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity of muscles for guidance with injection of chemical for destruction of muscles ×

Service Code: 95874
Performed in an office
42
times performed,
0.48% of her services

10th 75th

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

14
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$7,812an average of $186 per time performed $1,974
an average of $47 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
36
times performed,
0.41% of her services

11th 4th

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

33
patients got this service, 14% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$4,068an average of $113 per time performed $1,872
an average of $52 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
33
times performed,
0.38% of her services

12th 9th

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

33
patients got this service, 14% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,002an average of $394 per time performed $3,795
an average of $115 per time performed
MEDICINE

Needle measurement and recording of nerve motor (movement... +

Needle measurement and recording of nerve motor (movement) function ×

Service Code: 95900
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.36% of her services

13th 10th

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

19
patients got this service, 8% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,520an average of $235 per time performed $1,536
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 40 minutes ×

Service Code: 99215
Performed in a facility
26
times performed,
0.3% of her services

14th 41st

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

16
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$5,512an average of $212 per time performed $1,976
an average of $76 per time performed
MEDICINE

Measurement and recording of nerve conduction patterns of... +

Measurement and recording of nerve conduction patterns of lower leg muscles ×

Service Code: 95934
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.24% of her services

15th 38th

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

21
patients got this service, 9% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,095an average of $195 per time performed $1,134
an average of $54 per time performed
MEDICINE

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

Needle measurement and recording electrical activity of muscles including jitter blocking and/or fiber density using single electrode ×

Service Code: 95872
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.18% of her services

16th Alert

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

14
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$9,936an average of $621 per time performed $2,256
an average of $141 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 a facility
16
times performed,
0.18% of her services

17th 22nd

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

14
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,312an average of $82 per time performed $816
an average of $51 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Home sleep test (hst) with type iv portable monitor, unat... +

Home sleep test (hst) with type iv portable monitor, unattended; minimum of 3 channels ×

Service Code: G0400
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.18% of her services

18th Alert

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

15
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,120an average of $445 per time performed $1,808
an average of $113 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 "." 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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