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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $467 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 4 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
897
Rank: 172nd
out of 435 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
1,910
Rank: 251st
out of 435 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
2.1 This Provider
Avg 4.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$113K
Rank: 295th
out of 435 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$126 This Provider
Avg $467

How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all of his Part B patients.

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 in 2014.

Individuals

JOSEPH BIBER

STUART WERNIKOFF

FREDERICK WEIDMAN

JOSEPH KRUG

KALA BREWER

Organizations

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL

THE CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBU...

Patients saw before

PAUL GALENTINE MD

Patients saw after

Individuals

JOSEPH KRUG

JOSEPH BIBER

FREDERICK WEIDMAN

MIRIAM RIDLEY

STUART WERNIKOFF

Organizations

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL

THE CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBU...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 26 different services in 2014
All Services

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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
MEDICINE

Eye and medical examination for diagnosis and treatment, ... +

Eye and medical examination for diagnosis and treatment, established patient, 1 or more visits ×

Service Code: 92014
Performed in an office
733
times performed,
38% of his services

1st 1st

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

679
patients got this service, 76% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$172,570an average of $235 per time performed $57,914
an average of $79 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
530
times performed,
28% of his services

2nd 21st

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

204
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$42,930an average of $81 per time performed $15,211
an average of $29 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Eye and medical examination for diagnosis and treatment, ... +

Eye and medical examination for diagnosis and treatment, established patient ×

Service Code: 92012
Performed in an office
258
times performed,
14% of his services

3rd 3rd

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

173
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$41,876an average of $162 per time performed $14,843
an average of $58 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement of field of vision during daylight conditions +

Measurement of field of vision during daylight conditions ×

Service Code: 92083
Performed in an office
82
times performed,
4% of his services

4th 12th

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

66
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$13,366an average of $163 per time performed $3,760
an average of $46 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Diagnostic imaging of retina

Service Code: 92134
Performed in an office
54
times performed,
3% of his services

5th 2nd

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

51
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$5,886an average of $109 per time performed $1,744
an average of $32 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound of corneal structure and measurement

Service Code: 76514
Performed in an office
52
times performed,
3% of his services

6th 29th

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

52
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,560an average of $30 per time performed $563
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Eye and medical examination for diagnosis and treatment, ... +

Eye and medical examination for diagnosis and treatment, new patient, 1 or more visits ×

Service Code: 92004
Performed in an office
51
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 17th

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

51
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$14,519an average of $285 per time performed $4,876
an average of $96 per time performed
medical
EYE

Closure of tear duct opening using plug

Service Code: 68761
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 31st

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$12,250an average of $350 per time performed $3,457
an average of $99 per time performed
medical
EYE

Removal of recurring cataract in lens capsule using laser +

Removal of recurring cataract in lens capsule using laser ×

Service Code: 66821
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
1% of his services

9th 25th

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

24
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$23,800an average of $850 per time performed $6,648
an average of $237 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Computerized mapping of corneal curvature

Service Code: 92025
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.89% of his services

10th 38th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,214an average of $71 per time performed $459
an average of $27 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Photography of the retina

Service Code: 92250
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.79% of his services

11th 16th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,125an average of $142 per time performed $866
an average of $58 per time performed

Office Visits

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.

Hover over each slice to see percentage breakdown.

Paul G Galentine
Average for Ophthalmology Providers in North Carolina

Notes: Medicare redacted this data for any services provided to fewer than 11 patients. The contact information listed above is the most current we have for this provider. The services listed on this page may have been delivered at a previous address or as part of a different practice.

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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.

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