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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
341
Rank: 205th
out of 363 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
8,316
Rank: 40th
out of 363 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
24.4 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 9.6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$123K
Rank: 122nd
out of 363 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$359 This Provider
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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Joseph N. Chipman
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.

Individuals

JODI DODDS

MICHAEL LENKER

GREGORY JOSEPH

PAUL TOBBEN

MARK IPPOLITO

Organizations

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL

SOLSTAS LAB PARTNERS GR...

Patients saw before

Joseph N. Chipman

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 14 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
6,730
times performed,
81% of his services

1st 1st

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

16
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$80,760an average of $12 per time performed $26,920
an average of $4 per time performed
MEDICINE

Needle measurement and recording of nerve sensory (feel) ... +

Needle measurement and recording of nerve sensory (feel) function ×

Service Code: 95904
Performed in an office
576
times performed,
7% of his services

2nd 5th

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

128
patients got this service, 38% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$78,912an average of $137 per time performed $24,192
an average of $42 per time performed
MEDICINE

Needle measurement, rate, and recording of nerve motor (m... +

Needle measurement, rate, and recording of nerve motor (movement) function, with f-wave study ×

Service Code: 95903
Performed in an office
446
times performed,
5% of his services

3rd 6th

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

123
patients got this service, 36% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$77,604an average of $174 per time performed $24,530
an average of $55 per time performed
MEDICINE

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity o... +

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity of muscles of arm or leg complete study ×

Service Code: 95886
Performed in an office
112
times performed,
1% of his services

4th 12th

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

90
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$20,048an average of $179 per time performed $7,280
an average of $65 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
101
times performed,
1% of his services

5th 3rd

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

70
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$21,008an average of $208 per time performed $7,676
an average of $76 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
66
times performed,
0.79% of his services

6th 9th

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

66
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$21,186an average of $321 per time performed $7,458
an average of $113 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
62
times performed,
0.75% of his services

7th 4th

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

48
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$8,494an average of $137 per time performed $2,790
an average of $45 per time performed
MEDICINE

Needle measurement and recording of nerve motor (movement... +

Needle measurement and recording of nerve motor (movement) function ×

Service Code: 95900
Performed in an office
47
times performed,
0.57% of his services

8th 10th

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

21
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,473an average of $159 per time performed $2,068
an average of $44 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
42
times performed,
0.51% of his services

9th 19th

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

42
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$16,968an average of $404 per time performed $6,174
an average of $147 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
32
times performed,
0.38% of his services

10th 16th

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

32
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$12,960an average of $405 per time performed $4,768
an average of $149 per time performed
MEDICINE

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity o... +

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity of muscles of arm or leg limited study ×

Service Code: 95885
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.37% of his services

11th 42nd

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

22
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,472an average of $112 per time performed $1,302
an average of $42 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
28
times performed,
0.34% of his services

12th 7th

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

24
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$4,172an average of $149 per time performed $1,512
an average of $54 per time performed
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
22
times performed,
0.26% of his services

13th 11th

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

20
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$6,182an average of $281 per time performed $2,266
an average of $103 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
21
times performed,
0.25% of his services

14th 20th

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

14
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$4,473an average of $213 per time performed $1,617
an average of $77 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 "Neurology." 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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