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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $228 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
988
Rank: 72nd
out of 277 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
5,420
Rank: 79th
out of 277 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
5.5 This Provider
Avg 5.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$195K
Rank: 92nd
out of 277 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$197 This Provider
Avg $228

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 her 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.

Individuals

KAPIL GUPTA

JON TER POORTEN

WILLIAM BURCHFIELD

JOHN ROSSITCH

PATRICK KELLY

Organizations

THE CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBU...

THE CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBU...

Patients saw before

MELISSA COALE MD

Patients saw after

Individuals

KAPIL GUPTA

JON TER POORTEN

DOUGLAS KELLING

BENJAMIN KUNESH

MARK FROMKE

Organizations

THE CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBU...

THE CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBU...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 65 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
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 2-14 skin growths

Service Code: 17003
Performed in an office
2,243
times performed,
41% of her services

1st 1st

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

351
patients got this service, 36% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$20,187an average of $9 per time performed $14,445
an average of $6 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
749
times performed,
14% of her services

2nd 2nd

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

583
patients got this service, 59% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$53,434an average of $71 per time performed $33,990
an average of $45 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
597
times performed,
11% of her services

3rd 3rd

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

461
patients got this service, 47% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$43,277an average of $72 per time performed $24,041
an average of $40 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of single growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11100
Performed in an office
385
times performed,
7% of her services

4th 4th

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

329
patients got this service, 33% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$37,969an average of $99 per time performed $24,836
an average of $65 per time performed
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
271
times performed,
5% of her services

5th 7th

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

235
patients got this service, 24% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$11,374an average of $42 per time performed $7,168
an average of $26 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
261
times performed,
5% of her services

6th 5th

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

213
patients got this service, 22% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$27,342an average of $105 per time performed $18,116
an average of $69 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of up to 14 skin growths

Service Code: 17110
Performed in an office
152
times performed,
3% of her services

7th 8th

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

125
patients got this service, 13% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$15,863an average of $104 per time performed $11,497
an average of $76 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 15 or more skin growths

Service Code: 17004
Performed in an office
118
times performed,
2% of her services

8th 13th

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

81
patients got this service, 8% of her patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$17,548an average of $149 per time performed $12,508
an average of $106 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of each additional growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11101
Performed in an office
87
times performed,
2% of her services

9th 9th

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

62
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,762an average of $32 per time performed $1,966
an average of $23 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
67
times performed,
1% of her services

10th 11th

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

67
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,831an average of $72 per time performed $3,078
an average of $46 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

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

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

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
0.79% of her services

11th 12th

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

32
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$86an average of $2 per time performed $55
an average of $1 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
41
times performed,
0.76% of her services

12th 10th

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

41
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,425an average of $108 per time performed $2,764
an average of $67 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Injection of up to 7 skin growths

Service Code: 11900
Performed in an office
39
times performed,
0.72% of her services

13th 27th

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

32
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,205an average of $57 per time performed $1,121
an average of $29 per time performed
medical
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
34
times performed,
0.63% of her services

14th 23rd

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 11.2)
$2,263an average of $67 per time performed $1,570
an average of $46 per time performed
medical
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
33
times performed,
0.61% of her services

15th 29th

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)
$7,691an average of $233 per time performed $3,467
an average of $105 per time performed
medical
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
32
times performed,
0.59% of her services

16th 21st

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

32
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$9,080an average of $284 per time performed $6,919
an average of $216 per time performed
medical
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
19
times performed,
0.35% of her services

17th 24th

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,693an average of $142 per time performed $1,640
an average of $86 per time performed
medical
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
18
times performed,
0.33% of her services

18th 36th

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)
$781an average of $43 per time performed $388
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Biopsy of ear

Service Code: 69100
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.31% of her services

19th 31st

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,600an average of $94 per time performed $980
an average of $58 per time performed
medical
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
15
times performed,
0.28% of her services

20th 38th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,104an average of $274 per time performed $1,748
an average of $117 per time performed
medical
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
15
times performed,
0.28% of her services

21st 26th

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,507an average of $167 per time performed $1,835
an average of $122 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) ... +

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

Service Code: 17272
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.24% of her services

22nd 33rd

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,274an average of $175 per time performed $1,554
an average of $120 per time performed
medical
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
12
times performed,
0.22% of her services

23rd 52nd

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,895an average of $241 per time performed $1,797
an average of $150 per time performed
medical
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,
0.2% of her services

24th 85th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,918an average of $265 per time performed $1,167
an average of $106 per time performed
medical
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
11
times performed,
0.2% of her services

25th 56th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,370an average of $306 per time performed $2,119
an average of $193 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.

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Melissa M Coale
Average for Dermatology 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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