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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
3,801
Rank: 10th
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
9,555
Rank: 32nd
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
2.5 This Provider
Avg 3.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$357K
Rank: 93rd
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$94 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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Jerry A. Simpson
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.

Patients saw before

Jerry A. Simpson

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 29 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
MEDICINE

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads w... +

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads with interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93010
Performed in a facility
2,557
times performed,
27% of his services

1st 2nd

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

2,179
patients got this service, 57% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$53,697an average of $21 per time performed $15,342
an average of $6 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
1,193
times performed,
12% of his services

2nd 6th

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

211
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
5.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$50,106an average of $42 per time performed $7,158
an average of $6 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
1,122
times performed,
12% of his services

3rd 11th

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

207
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
5.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$47,124an average of $42 per time performed $13,464
an average of $12 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
1,027
times performed,
11% of his services

4th 1st

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

616
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$232,102an average of $226 per time performed $75,998
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
908
times performed,
10% of his services

5th 3rd

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

668
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$45,400an average of $50 per time performed $11,804
an average of $13 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
497
times performed,
5% of his services

6th 8th

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

197
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$79,023an average of $159 per time performed $26,838
an average of $54 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
394
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 4th

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

388
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$77,224an average of $196 per time performed $19,306
an average of $49 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
334
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 5th

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

279
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$48,430an average of $145 per time performed $15,030
an average of $45 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
210
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 10th

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

202
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$114,660an average of $546 per time performed $30,660
an average of $146 per time performed
MEDICINE

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads w... +

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads with interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93010
Performed in an office
168
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 42nd

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

158
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,528an average of $21 per time performed $1,008
an average of $6 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
165
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 23rd

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

165
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$57,255an average of $347 per time performed $19,140
an average of $116 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
154
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 18th

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

154
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$34,650an average of $225 per time performed $9,856
an average of $64 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
127
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 17th

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

122
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$53,848an average of $424 per time performed $18,415
an average of $145 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,
1% of his services

14th 22nd

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

109
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$33,522an average of $302 per time performed $11,100
an average of $100 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
95
times performed,
0.99% of his services

15th 13th

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

72
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$22,800an average of $240 per time performed $7,315
an average of $77 per time performed
MEDICINE

Insertion of catheter for imaging of heart blood vessels ... +

Insertion of catheter for imaging of heart blood vessels or grafts ×

Service Code: 93454
Performed in a facility
60
times performed,
0.63% of his services

16th 106th

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

59
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$123,780an average of $2,063 per time performed $9,000
an average of $150 per time performed
MEDICINE

Doppler ultrasound study of color-directed heart blood fl... +

Doppler ultrasound study of color-directed heart blood flow, rate, and valve function ×

Service Code: 93325
Performed in a facility
54
times performed,
0.57% of his services

17th 31st

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

51
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,674an average of $31 per time performed $162
an average of $3 per time performed
MEDICINE

Insertion of heart artery stent via catheter

Service Code: 92980
Performed in a facility
51
times performed,
0.53% of his services

18th 39th

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

50
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$104,040an average of $2,040 per time performed $32,130
an average of $630 per time performed
MEDICINE

Doppler ultrasound study of heart blood flow, valves, and... +

Doppler ultrasound study of heart blood flow, valves, and chambers ×

Service Code: 93320
Performed in a facility
47
times performed,
0.49% of his services

19th 35th

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

44
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,055an average of $65 per time performed $611
an average of $13 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
47
times performed,
0.49% of his services

20th 26th

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

47
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$113,552an average of $2,416 per time performed $9,917
an average of $211 per time performed
MEDICINE

Insertion of probe in esophagus for heart ultrasound exam... +

Insertion of probe in esophagus for heart ultrasound examination including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93312
Performed in a facility
44
times performed,
0.46% of his services

21st 48th

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

41
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$12,672an average of $288 per time performed $3,344
an average of $76 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
36
times performed,
0.38% of his services

22nd 44th

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

31
patients got this service, 0.82% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$9,792an average of $272 per time performed $2,376
an average of $66 per time performed
MEDICINE

External shock to heart to regulate heart beat

Service Code: 92960
Performed in a facility
32
times performed,
0.33% of his services

23rd 78th

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

31
patients got this service, 0.82% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$18,304an average of $572 per time performed $2,976
an average of $93 per time performed
MEDICINE

Insertion of catheter for imaging of heart blood vessels ... +

Insertion of catheter for imaging of heart blood vessels or grafts ×

Service Code: 93455
Performed in a facility
22
times performed,
0.23% of his services

24th 226th

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

22
patients got this service, 0.58% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$53,592an average of $2,436 per time performed $4,158
an average of $189 per time performed
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm tracing, computer analysis, and interpretati... +

Heart rhythm tracing, computer analysis, and interpretation of patient-triggered events greater than 24-hour ekg up to 30 days ×

Service Code: 93228
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.22% of his services

25th 116th

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

21
patients got this service, 0.55% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,281an average of $61 per time performed $399
an average of $19 per time performed
MEDICINE

Insertion of catheter in right and left heart for imaging... +

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

Service Code: 93460
Performed in a facility
20
times performed,
0.21% of his services

26th 96th

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

20
patients got this service, 0.53% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$59,540an average of $2,977 per time performed $5,360
an average of $268 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
13
times performed,
0.14% of his services

27th 19th

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

13
patients got this service, 0.34% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$741an average of $57 per time performed $208
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
13
times performed,
0.14% of his services

28th 16th

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

13
patients got this service, 0.34% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$494an average of $38 per time performed $143
an average of $11 per time performed
MEDICINE

Follow-up or limited ultrasound examination of heart

Service Code: 93308
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.12% of his services

29th 62nd

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

11
patients got this service, 0.29% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$737an average of $67 per time performed $220
an average of $20 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: 93459
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.12% of his services

30th 73rd

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

11
patients got this service, 0.29% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$21,571an average of $1,961 per time performed $2,816
an average of $256 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Physician review, interpretation, and patient management ... +

Physician review, interpretation, and patient management of home inr testing for patient with either mechanical heart valve(s), chronic atrial fibrillation, or venous thromboembolism who meets medicare coverage criteria; testing not occurring more frequently than once a week; billing units of service include 4 tests ×

Service Code: G0250
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.12% of his services

31st 122nd

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

11
patients got this service, 0.29% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.6)
$198an average of $18 per time performed $33
an average of $3 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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