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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $267 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 10 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
318
Rank: 187th
out of 353 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
11,393
Rank: 38th
out of 353 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
35.8 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 10.1
Total Paid
by Medicare
$102K
Rank: 120th
out of 353 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$321 This Provider
Avg $267

Note: About 40% of this provider’s Medicare payments were for drugs administered in his office.
This is intended to reimburse the provider for purchasing the drugs, plus an additional percentage for overhead.

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

JOSEPH CHIPMAN MD

Patients saw after

Individuals

MEREDITH SNAPP

SHANKAR PERUMAL

JOHN NIXON

Organizations

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL

SOLSTAS LAB PARTNERS GR...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 51 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
drug
DRUGS

Injection, onabotulinumtoxina, 1 unit

Service Code: J0585
Performed in an office
9,700
times performed,
85% of his services

1st 1st

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

23
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$116,400an average of $12 per time performed $37,830
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
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
155
times performed,
1% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

112
patients got this service, 35% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$32,651an average of $211 per time performed $11,682
an average of $75 per time performed
medical
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
131
times performed,
1% of his services

3rd 10th

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

96
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$24,235an average of $185 per time performed $8,827
an average of $67 per time performed
medical
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
49
times performed,
0.43% of his services

4th 7th

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

49
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$15,729an average of $321 per time performed $5,504
an average of $112 per time performed
medical
NA

Nerve transmission studies, 9-10 studies

Service Code: 95911
Performed in an office
45
times performed,
0.39% of his services

5th 32nd

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

45
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$19,350an average of $430 per time performed $7,036
an average of $156 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
41
times performed,
0.36% of his services

6th 4th

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

35
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$5,740an average of $140 per time performed $2,121
an average of $52 per time performed
medical
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
36
times performed,
0.32% of his services

7th 11th

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

35
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$10,116an average of $281 per time performed $3,161
an average of $88 per time performed
medical
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
32
times performed,
0.28% of his services

8th 15th

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

32
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$12,928an average of $404 per time performed $4,451
an average of $139 per time performed
medical
NA

Nerve transmission studies, 5-6 studies

Service Code: 95909
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.2% of his services

9th 55th

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

23
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,797an average of $339 per time performed $2,262
an average of $98 per time performed
medical
NA

Nerve transmission studies, 7-8 studies

Service Code: 95910
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.2% of his services

10th 30th

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

23
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,659an average of $376 per time performed $2,802
an average of $122 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.

Joseph Nathan Chipman
Average for Neurology 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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