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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $241 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
754
Rank: 269th
out of 2,400 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
13,343
Rank: 116th
out of 2,400 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
17.7 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 6.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$243K
Rank: 211th
out of 2,400 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$322 This Provider
Avg $241

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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Gerardo M. Maradiaga
Average for Internal Medicine Providers in North Carolina

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 108 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
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
1,765
times performed,
13% of his services

1st 2nd

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

513
patients got this service, 68% of his patients
3.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$172,935an average of $98 per time performed $79,319
an average of $45 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, denosumab, 1 mg

Service Code: J0897
Performed in an office
1,440
times performed,
11% of his services

2nd 24th

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$23,731an average of $16 per time performed $15,998
an average of $11 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
1,251
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd 3rd

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

612
patients got this service, 81% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$18,765an average of $15 per time performed $3,690
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, p... +

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, platelets), automated test ×

Service Code: 85025
Performed in an office
915
times performed,
7% of his services

4th 7th

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

531
patients got this service, 70% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$36,600an average of $40 per time performed $9,598
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
852
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 10th

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

476
patients got this service, 63% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$46,860an average of $55 per time performed $9,159
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
827
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 9th

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

543
patients got this service, 72% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$49,620an average of $60 per time performed $9,767
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
584
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 13th

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

406
patients got this service, 54% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$36,208an average of $62 per time performed $12,848
an average of $22 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
562
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 1st

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

408
patients got this service, 54% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$81,091an average of $144 per time performed $41,032
an average of $73 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81000
Performed in an office
561
times performed,
4% of his services

9th 76th

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

412
patients got this service, 55% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$11,220an average of $20 per time performed $2,390
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
536
times performed,
4% of his services

10th 11th

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

76
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
7.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.2)
$16,080an average of $30 per time performed $2,846
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
405
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 12th

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

248
patients got this service, 33% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$18,225an average of $45 per time performed $5,273
an average of $13 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 1mg

Service Code: J1100
Performed in an office
384
times performed,
3% of his services

12th 29th

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

53
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$480an average of $1 per time performed $31
an average of $0 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
264
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 18th

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

231
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$11,088an average of $42 per time performed $2,521
an average of $10 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
220
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 16th

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

83
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.9)
$8,800an average of $40 per time performed $3,729
an average of $17 per time performed
drug
TEMPORARY CODES

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered t... +

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered to individuals 3 years of age and older, for intramuscular use (fluvirin) ×

Service Code: Q2037
Performed in an office
216
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 31st

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

215
patients got this service, 29% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,888an average of $18 per time performed $3,119
an average of $14 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
215
times performed,
2% of his services

16th 14th

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

214
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,375an average of $25 per time performed $5,050
an average of $23 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

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

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
205
times performed,
2% of his services

17th 36th

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

44
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
4.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.6)
$2,870an average of $14 per time performed $158
an average of $1 per time performed
medical
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
181
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 17th

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

51
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
3.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.1)
$7,240an average of $40 per time performed $2,089
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urine microalbumin (protein) level

Service Code: 82043
Performed in an office
161
times performed,
1% of his services

19th 59th

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

147
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,059an average of $19 per time performed $1,251
an average of $8 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Creatinine level to test for kidney function or muscle in... +

Creatinine level to test for kidney function or muscle injury ×

Service Code: 82570
Performed in an office
154
times performed,
1% of his services

20th 47th

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

140
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,156an average of $14 per time performed $1,070
an average of $7 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specif... +

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specified, 10 mg ×

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
150
times performed,
1% of his services

21st 27th

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

36
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,250an average of $15 per time performed $197
an average of $1 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of chest, 2 views, front and side

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
116
times performed,
0.87% of his services

22nd 38th

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

104
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$10,440an average of $90 per time performed $2,270
an average of $20 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
114
times performed,
0.85% of his services

23rd 43rd

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

93
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$6,712an average of $59 per time performed $2,843
an average of $25 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ketorolac tromethamine, per 15 mg

Service Code: J1885
Performed in an office
85
times performed,
0.64% of his services

24th 66th

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

22
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,275an average of $15 per time performed $30
an average of $0 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ceftriaxone sodium, per 250 mg

Service Code: J0696
Performed in an office
78
times performed,
0.58% of his services

25th 39th

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$1,404an average of $18 per time performed $44
an average of $1 per time performed
medical
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
77
times performed,
0.58% of his services

26th 20th

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

76
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,005an average of $65 per time performed $968
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Prostate cancer screening; prostate specific antigen test... +

Prostate cancer screening; prostate specific antigen test (psa) ×

Service Code: G0103
Performed in an office
72
times performed,
0.54% of his services

27th 63rd

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

72
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,040an average of $70 per time performed $1,747
an average of $24 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroxine (thyroid chemical) measurement

Service Code: 84439
Performed in an office
63
times performed,
0.47% of his services

28th 35th

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

48
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,260an average of $20 per time performed $768
an average of $12 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
49
times performed,
0.37% of his services

29th 25th

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

47
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$9,465an average of $193 per time performed $4,474
an average of $91 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver function blood test panel

Service Code: 80076
Performed in an office
47
times performed,
0.35% of his services

30th 30th

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

47
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$2,350an average of $50 per time performed $375
an average of $8 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Ferritin (blood protein) level

Service Code: 82728
Performed in an office
44
times performed,
0.33% of his services

31st 81st

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

40
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,320an average of $30 per time performed $795
an average of $18 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, lidocaine hcl for intravenous infusion, 10 mg +

Injection, lidocaine hcl for intravenous infusion, 10 mg ×

Service Code: J2001
Performed in an office
42
times performed,
0.31% of his services

32nd 425th

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$504an average of $12 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Uric acid level, blood

Service Code: 84550
Performed in an office
42
times performed,
0.31% of his services

33rd 80th

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

30
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$924an average of $22 per time performed $169
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation +

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation ×

Service Code: 85651
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.3% of his services

34th 94th

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

34
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,000an average of $25 per time performed $192
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron level

Service Code: 83540
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
0.28% of his services

35th 89th

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

36
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$740an average of $20 per time performed $324
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron binding capacity

Service Code: 83550
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.27% of his services

36th 92nd

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

35
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$720an average of $20 per time performed $426
an average of $12 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection int... +

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection into muscle, patient 2 years or older ×

Service Code: 90732
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
0.26% of his services

37th 58th

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

35
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,527an average of $72 per time performed $2,417
an average of $69 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
0.25% of his services

38th 60th

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

34
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$850an average of $25 per time performed $812
an average of $24 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Detection test for influenza virus

Service Code: 87804
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.22% of his services

39th 142nd

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$750an average of $25 per time performed $469
an average of $16 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 25 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99309
Performed in a facility
30
times performed,
0.22% of his services

40th 71st

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$3,300an average of $110 per time performed $1,815
an average of $60 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Physician re-certification for medicare-covered home heal... +

Physician re-certification for medicare-covered home health services under a home health plan of care (patient not present), including contacts with home health agency and review of reports of patient status required by physicians to affirm the initial im ×

Service Code: G0179
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.22% of his services

41st 84th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$1,740an average of $60 per time performed $716
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, p... +

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, platelets), automated test ×

Service Code: 85027
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.22% of his services

42nd 49th

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

27
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$870an average of $30 per time performed $245
an average of $8 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Bone density measurement spine or hips using dedicated x-... +

Bone density measurement spine or hips using dedicated x-ray machine ×

Service Code: 77080
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.16% of his services

43rd 64th

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

21
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,775an average of $275 per time performed $944
an average of $45 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Respiratory inhaled pressure or nonpressure treatment to ... +

Respiratory inhaled pressure or nonpressure treatment to relieve airway obstruction or for sputum specimen ×

Service Code: 94640
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.14% of his services

44th 148th

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$760an average of $40 per time performed $267
an average of $14 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health ... +

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health services under a home health plan of care (patient not present), including contacts with home health agency and review of reports of patient status required by physicians to affirm the initial imple ×

Service Code: G0180
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.11% of his services

45th 78th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,125an average of $75 per time performed $598
an average of $40 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of lower and sacral spine, 2 or 3 views

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.1% of his services

46th 169th

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)
$1,470an average of $105 per time performed $354
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration or injection of large joint or joint capsule

Service Code: 20610
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.1% of his services

47th 100th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,690an average of $130 per time performed $583
an average of $45 per time performed

Note: Medicare redacted this data for any services provided to fewer than 11 patients.

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