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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $184 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,249
Rank: 297th
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
5,622
Rank: 141st
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
4.5 This Provider
Avg 3.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$215K
Rank: 243rd
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$173 This Provider
Avg $184

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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Martin E. Bacon
Average for Cardiology 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

THOR KLANG

RICHARD ROUX

SRINIVAS MUNUGOTI

MICHAEL HODGES

MAX FAYKUS

Organizations

CUMBERLAND COUNTY HOSPI...

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

Patients saw before

Martin E. Bacon

Patients saw after

Individuals

THOR KLANG

MICHAEL HODGES

TIMOTHY BLAIR

RICHARD ROUX

MAX FAYKUS

Organizations

CUMBERLAND COUNTY HOSPI...

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 30 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
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
877
times performed,
16% of his services

1st 6th

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

190
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
4.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$35,080an average of $40 per time performed $4,385
an average of $5 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 5 minutes ×

Service Code: 99211
Performed in an office
775
times performed,
14% of his services

2nd 11th

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

183
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
4.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$34,875an average of $45 per time performed $10,850
an average of $14 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
763
times performed,
14% of his services

3rd 5th

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

498
patients got this service, 40% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$76,300an average of $100 per time performed $35,861
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 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in an office
596
times performed,
11% of his services

4th 1st

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

381
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$71,520an average of $120 per time performed $44,104
an average of $74 per time performed
MEDICINE

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretat... +

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93000
Performed in an office
415
times performed,
7% of his services

5th 3rd

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

335
patients got this service, 27% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$29,050an average of $70 per time performed $5,395
an average of $13 per time performed
MEDICINE

Evaluation of parameters of single, dual, or multiple lea... +

Evaluation of parameters of single, dual, or multiple lead cardioverter-defibrillator including device connection, recording, and disconnection ×

Service Code: 93289
Performed in a facility
277
times performed,
5% of his services

6th Alert

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

152
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$47,090an average of $170 per time performed $9,141
an average of $33 per time performed
MEDICINE

Remote evaluations of single, dual, or multiple lead pace... +

Remote evaluations of single, dual, or multiple lead pacemaker with physician analysis, review, and report up to 90 days ×

Service Code: 93294
Performed in a facility
212
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 83rd

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

86
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$20,140an average of $95 per time performed $4,876
an average of $23 per time performed
MEDICINE

Remote evaluations of single, dual, or multiple lead card... +

Remote evaluations of single, dual, or multiple lead cardioverter-defibrillator with physician analysis, review, and report up to 90 days ×

Service Code: 93295
Performed in a facility
210
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 102nd

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

114
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$39,900an average of $190 per time performed $9,870
an average of $47 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted ... +

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted blood flow rate, direction, and valve function ×

Service Code: 93306
Performed in a facility
187
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 4th

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

184
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$101,915an average of $545 per time performed $8,602
an average of $46 per time performed
MEDICINE

Evaluation of parameters of single, dual, or multiple lea... +

Evaluation of parameters of single, dual, or multiple lead pacemaker including device connection, recording, and disconnection ×

Service Code: 93288
Performed in an office
154
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 36th

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

118
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$19,250an average of $125 per time performed $4,004
an average of $26 per time performed
MEDICINE

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress te... +

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress test with ekg monitoring, physician supervision, interpretation, and report ×

Service Code: 93015
Performed in an office
124
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 18th

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

122
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$52,080an average of $420 per time performed $8,060
an average of $65 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted ... +

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted blood flow rate, direction, and valve function ×

Service Code: 93306
Performed in an office
117
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 10th

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

113
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$184,860an average of $1,580 per time performed $18,018
an average of $154 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
115
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 8th

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

59
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$14,375an average of $125 per time performed $6,095
an average of $53 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
114
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 40th

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

105
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$7,410an average of $65 per time performed $3,306
an average of $29 per time performed
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
111
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 22nd

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

103
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$24,975an average of $225 per time performed $11,100
an average of $100 per time performed
MEDICINE

Telephonic evaluation of single, dual, or multiple lead p... +

Telephonic evaluation of single, dual, or multiple lead pacemaker heart rhythm strips up to 90 days ×

Service Code: 93293
Performed in a facility
104
times performed,
2% of his services

16th 100th

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

30
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
3.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$16,120an average of $155 per time performed $1,144
an average of $11 per time performed
MEDICINE

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress te... +

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress test with ekg monitoring and physician supervision ×

Service Code: 93016
Performed in a facility
75
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 19th

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

75
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,125an average of $95 per time performed $1,200
an average of $16 per time performed
MEDICINE

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress te... +

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress test with ekg monitoring, physician interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93018
Performed in a facility
75
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 16th

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

75
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$15,000an average of $200 per time performed $825
an average of $11 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99231
Performed in a facility
72
times performed,
1% of his services

19th 29th

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

52
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$7,920an average of $110 per time performed $2,088
an average of $29 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 35 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 35 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99233
Performed in a facility
32
times performed,
0.57% of his services

20th 13th

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$5,920an average of $185 per time performed $2,368
an average of $74 per time performed
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-... +

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-hour ekg ×

Service Code: 93224
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.52% of his services

21st 44th

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

28
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$12,760an average of $440 per time performed $2,117
an average of $73 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
24
times performed,
0.43% of his services

22nd 23rd

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

24
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,320an average of $180 per time performed $2,448
an average of $102 per time performed
MEDICINE

Evaluation of parameters of single, dual, or multiple lea... +

Evaluation of parameters of single, dual, or multiple lead pacemaker including device connection, recording, and disconnection ×

Service Code: 93288
Performed in a facility
23
times performed,
0.41% of his services

23rd 105th

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$2,875an average of $125 per time performed $368
an average of $16 per time performed
MEDICINE

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of perman... +

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of permanent multiple lead cardioverter-defibrillator including physician analysis, review, and report ×

Service Code: 93284
Performed in a facility
19
times performed,
0.34% of his services

24th 171st

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$5,035an average of $265 per time performed $798
an average of $42 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 3... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 30 minutes ×

Service Code: 99203
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.34% of his services

25th 61st

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,470an average of $130 per time performed $1,406
an average of $74 per time performed
MEDICINE

Insertion of catheter in left heart for imaging of blood ... +

Insertion of catheter in left heart for imaging of blood vessels or grafts and left lower heart ×

Service Code: 93458
Performed in a facility
18
times performed,
0.32% of his services

26th 26th

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

18
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$39,060an average of $2,170 per time performed $4,194
an average of $233 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
17
times performed,
0.3% of his services

27th 17th

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

17
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,505an average of $265 per time performed $2,448
an average of $144 per time performed
MEDICINE

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of perman... +

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of permanent single lead cardioverter-defibrillator including physician analysis, review, and report ×

Service Code: 93282
Performed in a facility
17
times performed,
0.3% of his services

28th Alert

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,145an average of $185 per time performed $493
an average of $29 per time performed
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Removal and replacement of dual lead permanent pacemaker ... +

Removal and replacement of dual lead permanent pacemaker pulse generator ×

Service Code: 33228
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.27% of his services

29th 212th

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

15
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$21,750an average of $1,450 per time performed $4,020
an average of $268 per time performed
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of new or replacement of permanent pacemaker in... +

Insertion of new or replacement of permanent pacemaker including upper and lower chamber electrodes ×

Service Code: 33208
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.23% of his services

30th 108th

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$33,800an average of $2,600 per time performed $5,239
an average of $403 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Smoking and tobacco use intermediate counseling, greater ... +

Smoking and tobacco use intermediate counseling, greater than 3 minutes up to 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99406
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.21% of his services

31st 103rd

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

11
patients got this service, 0.88% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$528an average of $44 per time performed $132
an average of $11 per time performed
MEDICINE

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of perman... +

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of permanent dual lead cardioverter-defibrillator including physician analysis, review, and report ×

Service Code: 93283
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.2% of his services

32nd 172nd

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

11
patients got this service, 0.88% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,585an average of $235 per time performed $484
an average of $44 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 "Cardiovascular Disease." 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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