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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $188 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 4 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
703
Rank: 28th
out of 112 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
2,651
Rank: 36th
out of 112 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
3.8 This Provider
Avg 4.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$115K
Rank: 38th
out of 112 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$163 This Provider
Avg $188

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.

Patients saw before

ROBERT KUKLA DPM

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 75 different services in 2014
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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 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99212
Performed in an office
806
times performed,
30% of his services

1st 2nd

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

362
patients got this service, 51% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$64,480an average of $80 per time performed $24,140
an average of $30 per time performed
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
560
times performed,
21% of his services

2nd 1st

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

242
patients got this service, 34% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$67,200an average of $120 per time performed $28,683
an average of $51 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of foot, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73630
Performed in an office
315
times performed,
12% of his services

3rd 5th

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

195
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$28,350an average of $90 per time performed $6,357
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 2... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 20 minutes ×

Service Code: 99202
Performed in an office
190
times performed,
7% of his services

4th 13th

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

190
patients got this service, 27% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$25,650an average of $135 per time performed $9,823
an average of $52 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of tissue from 1 to 5 finger or toe nails

Service Code: 11720
Performed in an office
119
times performed,
4% of his services

5th 9th

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

71
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$6,545an average of $55 per time performed $2,641
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Trimming of dystrophic nails, any number

Service Code: G0127
Performed in an office
83
times performed,
3% of his services

6th 6th

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

46
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$3,320an average of $40 per time performed $908
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Removal of tissue from wounds per session

Service Code: 97597
Performed in an office
59
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 11th

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

25
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$9,440an average of $160 per time performed $3,085
an average of $52 per time performed
medical
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
58
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 4th

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

58
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,310an average of $195 per time performed $4,203
an average of $72 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 15 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 15 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99308
Performed in a facility
45
times performed,
2% of his services

9th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

34
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,075an average of $135 per time performed $2,133
an average of $47 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ankle, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73610
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 32nd

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

25
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$3,060an average of $90 per time performed $667
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of 2 to 4 thickened skin growths

Service Code: 11056
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 8th

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$3,100an average of $100 per time performed $1,175
an average of $38 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of nail

Service Code: 11750
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 17th

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

23
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$16,950an average of $565 per time performed $4,392
an average of $146 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound of arm or leg

Service Code: 76882
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.94% of his services

13th 47th

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

23
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$5,000an average of $200 per time performed $637
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of heel, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73650
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.87% of his services

14th 53rd

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

23
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,725an average of $75 per time performed $454
an average of $20 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, betamethasone acetate 3mg and betamethasone so... +

Injection, betamethasone acetate 3mg and betamethasone sodium phosphate 3mg ×

Service Code: J0702
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.75% of his services

15th 23rd

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: 1.3)
$300an average of $15 per time performed $85
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of single thickened skin growth

Service Code: 11055
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.45% of his services

16th 15th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$960an average of $80 per time performed $345
an average of $29 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Strapping of ankle and/or foot

Service Code: 29540
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.45% of his services

17th 27th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$960an average of $80 per time performed $322
an average of $27 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.

Robert Francis Kukla
Average for Podiatrist, Foot & Ankle Surgery 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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