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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
160
Rank: 300th
out of 363 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
9,794
Rank: 32nd
out of 363 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
61.2 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 9.6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$82.8K
Rank: 182nd
out of 363 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$517 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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Sara E. Sacco
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.

Patients saw before

Sara E. Sacco

Patients saw after

Organizations

SOLSTAS LAB PARTNERS GR...

PRESBYTERIAN MEDICAL CA...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 10 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
9,200
times performed,
94% of her services

1st 1st

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

27
patients got this service, 17% of her patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$73,600an average of $8 per time performed $36,800
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
241
times performed,
2% of her services

2nd 3rd

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

131
patients got this service, 82% of her patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$35,427an average of $147 per time performed $17,352
an average of $72 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
70
times performed,
0.71% of her services

3rd 66th

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

28
patients got this service, 18% of her patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$35,210an average of $503 per time performed $10,500
an average of $150 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
70
times performed,
0.71% of her services

4th 4th

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

58
patients got this service, 36% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$7,490an average of $107 per time performed $3,500
an average of $50 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of chemical for destruction of neck muscles

Service Code: 64613
Performed in an office
69
times performed,
0.7% of her services

5th 61st

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

28
patients got this service, 18% of her patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$34,707an average of $503 per time performed $5,865
an average of $85 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
40
times performed,
0.41% of her services

6th 54th

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

19
patients got this service, 12% of her patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3)
$1,840an average of $46 per time performed $680
an average of $17 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
27
times performed,
0.28% of her services

7th 19th

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

27
patients got this service, 17% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,640an average of $320 per time performed $3,996
an average of $148 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, promethazine hydrochloride, up to 50 mg

Service Code: J2550
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.28% of her services

8th Alert

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

11
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$567an average of $21 per time performed $27
an average of $1 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, dihydroergotamine mesylate, per 1 mg

Service Code: J1110
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.27% of her services

9th Alert

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

11
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,730an average of $105 per time performed $572
an average of $22 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, ketorolac tromethamine, per 15 mg

Service Code: J1885
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.25% of her services

10th 74th

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

13
patients got this service, 8% of her patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$336an average of $14 per time performed $0
an average of $0 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 "Specialist." 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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