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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 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,134
Rank: 85th
out of 344 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
6,549
Rank: 88th
out of 344 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
5.8 This Provider
Avg 5.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$237K
Rank: 117th
out of 344 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$209 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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Melissa M. Coale
Average for Dermatology 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

Melissa M. Coale

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 32 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
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 2-14 skin growths

Service Code: 17003
Performed in an office
2,523
times performed,
39% of her services

1st 1st

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

402
patients got this service, 35% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$20,184an average of $8 per time performed $12,615
an average of $5 per time performed
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
813
times performed,
12% of her services

2nd 4th

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

600
patients got this service, 53% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$33,333an average of $41 per time performed $22,764
an average of $28 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
703
times performed,
11% of her services

3rd 3rd

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

520
patients got this service, 46% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$56,240an average of $80 per time performed $32,338
an average of $46 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
633
times performed,
10% of her services

4th 2nd

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

483
patients got this service, 43% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$44,943an average of $71 per time performed $27,852
an average of $44 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of single growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11100
Performed in an office
514
times performed,
8% of her services

5th 5th

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

405
patients got this service, 36% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$52,428an average of $102 per time performed $33,924
an average of $66 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 15 or more skin growths

Service Code: 17004
Performed in an office
165
times performed,
3% of her services

6th 12th

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

109
patients got this service, 10% of her patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$28,050an average of $170 per time performed $20,460
an average of $124 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of each additional growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11101
Performed in an office
152
times performed,
2% of her services

7th 9th

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

102
patients got this service, 9% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,712an average of $31 per time performed $3,648
an average of $24 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of up to 14 skin growths

Service Code: 17110
Performed in an office
132
times performed,
2% of her services

8th 7th

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

121
patients got this service, 11% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$13,992an average of $106 per time performed $10,032
an average of $76 per time performed
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
99
times performed,
2% of her services

9th 10th

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

99
patients got this service, 9% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,128an average of $72 per time performed $4,257
an average of $43 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Strapping, unna boot

Service Code: 29580
Performed in an office
91
times performed,
1% of her services

10th 75th

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

15
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
6.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4)
$8,008an average of $88 per time performed $4,550
an average of $50 per time performed
MEDICINE

Skin application of tar and ultraviolet b or petrolatum a... +

Skin application of tar and ultraviolet b or petrolatum and ultraviolet b ×

Service Code: 96910
Performed in an office
83
times performed,
1% of her services

11th 25th

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

16
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
5.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 14.1)
$5,727an average of $69 per time performed $4,233
an average of $51 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
77
times performed,
1% of her services

12th 8th

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

71
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$7,931an average of $103 per time performed $5,852
an average of $76 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of t... +

Removal of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of the trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 11602
Performed in an office
70
times performed,
1% of her services

13th 28th

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

58
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$17,010an average of $243 per time performed $7,630
an average of $109 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Repair of wound (2.6 to 7.5 centimeters) of the scalp, un... +

Repair of wound (2.6 to 7.5 centimeters) of the scalp, underarms, trunk, arms, and/or legs ×

Service Code: 12032
Performed in an office
57
times performed,
0.87% of her services

14th 21st

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

53
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$17,841an average of $313 per time performed $12,255
an average of $215 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specif... +

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specified, 10 mg ×

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
57
times performed,
0.87% of her services

15th 15th

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

46
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$114an average of $2 per time performed $57
an average of $1 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Injection of up to 7 skin growths

Service Code: 11900
Performed in an office
55
times performed,
0.84% of her services

16th 31st

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

46
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$3,025an average of $55 per time performed $1,760
an average of $32 per time performed
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Biopsy of ear

Service Code: 69100
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.5% of her services

17th 34th

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

29
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,168an average of $96 per time performed $1,782
an average of $54 per time performed
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
33
times performed,
0.5% of her services

18th 11th

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

33
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,696an average of $112 per time performed $2,310
an average of $70 per time performed
DRUGS

Aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride (levulan kerastick) for... +

Aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride (levulan kerastick) for topical administration, 20%, single unit dosage form (354 mg) ×

Service Code: J7308
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.5% of her services

19th 18th

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$5,346an average of $162 per time performed $4,026
an average of $122 per time performed
MEDICINE

Application of light to aid destruction of premalignant a... +

Application of light to aid destruction of premalignant and/or malignant skin growths, each session ×

Service Code: 96567
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.47% of her services

20th 20th

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$4,495an average of $145 per time performed $2,697
an average of $87 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of t... +

Removal of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of the face, ears, eyelids, nose, or lips ×

Service Code: 11642
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.34% of her services

21st 36th

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

22
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,874an average of $267 per time performed $3,256
an average of $148 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of t... +

Removal of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of the scalp, neck, hands, feet, or genitals ×

Service Code: 11622
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.32% of her services

22nd 54th

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,565an average of $265 per time performed $2,856
an average of $136 per time performed
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

Biopsy of lip

Service Code: 40490
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.27% of her services

23rd 94th

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,196an average of $122 per time performed $1,710
an average of $95 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) ... +

Destruction of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) of trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 17261
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.26% of her services

24th 24th

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

16
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,295an average of $135 per time performed $1,632
an average of $96 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) ... +

Destruction of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) of face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips, or mouth ×

Service Code: 17281
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.26% of her services

25th 23rd

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,026an average of $178 per time performed $1,632
an average of $96 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Tissue fungi or parasites

Service Code: 87220
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.26% of her services

26th 64th

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

17
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$119an average of $7 per time performed $102
an average of $6 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 1... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99201
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.26% of her services

27th 26th

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

17
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$765an average of $45 per time performed $459
an average of $27 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Repair of wound (2.6 to 5.0 centimeters) of face, ears, e... +

Repair of wound (2.6 to 5.0 centimeters) of face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips, and/or mouth ×

Service Code: 12052
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.24% of her services

28th 42nd

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

16
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,784an average of $299 per time performed $3,424
an average of $214 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) ... +

Destruction of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) of scalp, neck, hands, feet, or genitals ×

Service Code: 17271
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.23% of her services

29th 45th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.97% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,310an average of $154 per time performed $1,275
an average of $85 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Repair of wound (2.6 to 7.5 centimeters) of neck, hands, ... +

Repair of wound (2.6 to 7.5 centimeters) of neck, hands, feet, and/or genitals ×

Service Code: 12042
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.2% of her services

30th 67th

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,809an average of $293 per time performed $2,613
an average of $201 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) of t... +

Removal of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) of the face, ears, eyelids, nose, or lips ×

Service Code: 11641
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.17% of her services

31st 84th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.97% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,684an average of $244 per time performed $1,232
an average of $112 per time performed
EYE

Biopsy of eyelid

Service Code: 67810
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.17% of her services

32nd 94th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.97% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,453an average of $223 per time performed $1,540
an average of $140 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 "Dermatology." 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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