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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $365 per patient in 2013.
They performed about 11 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,629
Rank: 32nd
out of 470 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
8,113
Rank: 55th
out of 470 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
5 This Provider
Avg 11.1
Total Paid
by Medicare
$394K
Rank: 55th
out of 470 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$242 This Provider
Avg $365

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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Ralph L. Cox
Average for Specialist Providers in North Carolina

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 84 different services in 2013
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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 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in an office
1,822
times performed,
22% of his services

1st 2nd

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

975
patients got this service, 60% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$160,336an average of $88 per time performed $88,932
an average of $49 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81000
Performed in an office
1,722
times performed,
21% of his services

2nd 35th

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

808
patients got this service, 50% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$17,220an average of $10 per time performed $7,319
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 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99212
Performed in an office
1,466
times performed,
18% of his services

3rd 15th

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

716
patients got this service, 44% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$89,426an average of $61 per time performed $43,819
an average of $30 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99231
Performed in a facility
501
times performed,
6% of his services

4th 54th

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

154
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
3.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$39,609an average of $79 per time performed $14,524
an average of $29 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Injection into tissue or muscle for therapy, diagnosis, o... +

Injection into tissue or muscle for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96372
Performed in an office
310
times performed,
4% of his services

5th 37th

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

45
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
6.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.2)
$7,750an average of $25 per time performed $5,729
an average of $18 per time performed
medical
URINARY SYSTEM

Diagnostic examination of the bladder and bladder canal (... +

Diagnostic examination of the bladder and bladder canal (urethra) using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 52000
Performed in an office
309
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 121st

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

248
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$94,245an average of $305 per time performed $44,567
an average of $144 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient assisted living visit, typically 15 m... +

Established patient assisted living visit, typically 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99334
Performed in an office
234
times performed,
3% of his services

7th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

147
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$15,678an average of $67 per time performed $7,296
an average of $31 per time performed
medical
DRUGS

Unclassified drugs

Service Code: J3490
Performed in an office
186
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 152nd

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

15
patients got this service, 0.92% of his patients
3.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$41,921an average of $225 per time performed $27,204
an average of $146 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99222
Performed in a facility
181
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 78th

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

159
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$42,173an average of $233 per time performed $18,315
an average of $101 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
172
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 5th

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

140
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$22,016an average of $128 per time performed $12,964
an average of $75 per time performed
drug
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Leuprolide acetate (for depot suspension), 7. 5 mg

Service Code: J9217
Performed in an office
169
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 118th

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

20
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$109,850an average of $650 per time performed $27,356
an average of $162 per time performed
medical
URINARY SYSTEM

Insertion of indwelling bladder catheter

Service Code: 51702
Performed in an office
135
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 401st

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

39
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
3.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$13,500an average of $100 per time performed $6,723
an average of $50 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
90
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 32nd

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

90
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$12,510an average of $139 per time performed $6,119
an average of $68 per time performed
medical
URINARY SYSTEM

Insertion of stent in urinary duct (ureter) using an endo... +

Insertion of stent in urinary duct (ureter) using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 52332
Performed in a facility
77
times performed,
0.95% of his services

14th 370th

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

57
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$101,400an average of $1,317 per time performed $7,066
an average of $92 per time performed
medical
URINARY SYSTEM

Electronic assessment of bladder emptying

Service Code: 51741
Performed in an office
57
times performed,
0.7% of his services

15th 362nd

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

42
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$9,348an average of $164 per time performed $614
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
URINARY SYSTEM

Insertion of temporary bladder catheter

Service Code: 51701
Performed in an office
56
times performed,
0.69% of his services

16th 310th

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

41
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$4,200an average of $75 per time performed $2,118
an average of $38 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Insertion of hormone pellets into tissue

Service Code: 11980
Performed in an office
49
times performed,
0.6% of his services

17th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

15
patients got this service, 0.92% of his patients
3.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,350an average of $150 per time performed $3,788
an average of $77 per time performed
medical
URINARY SYSTEM

Removal of foreign body, stone, or stent from bladder can... +

Removal of foreign body, stone, or stent from bladder canal (urethra) or bladder using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 52310
Performed in an office
48
times performed,
0.59% of his services

18th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

41
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$36,000an average of $750 per time performed $8,611
an average of $179 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 10 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 10 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99307
Performed in a facility
44
times performed,
0.54% of his services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 0.74% of his patients
3.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,992an average of $68 per time performed $1,459
an average of $33 per time performed
medical
URINARY SYSTEM

Crushing of stone in urinary duct (ureter) using an endos... +

Crushing of stone in urinary duct (ureter) using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 52353
Performed in a facility
34
times performed,
0.42% of his services

20th 603rd

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

29
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$79,205an average of $2,330 per time performed $10,002
an average of $294 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasonic guidance imaging supervision and interpretatio... +

Ultrasonic guidance imaging supervision and interpretation for insertion of needle ×

Service Code: 76942
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.38% of his services

21st 160th

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

31
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$7,285an average of $235 per time performed $4,748
an average of $153 per time performed
medical
URINARY SYSTEM

Ultrasound measurement of bladder capacity after voiding +

Ultrasound measurement of bladder capacity after voiding ×

Service Code: 51798
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.38% of his services

22nd 103rd

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

17
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,410an average of $45 per time performed $415
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
MALE GENITAL SYSTEM

Biopsy of prostate gland

Service Code: 55700
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.38% of his services

23rd 517th

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

31
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$12,400an average of $400 per time performed $4,833
an average of $156 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound of rectum

Service Code: 76872
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.37% of his services

24th 512th

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

30
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,660an average of $222 per time performed $1,499
an average of $50 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
19
times performed,
0.23% of his services

25th 110th

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

19
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,489an average of $131 per time performed $1,025
an average of $54 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
17
times performed,
0.21% of his services

26th 52nd

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

17
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,768an average of $104 per time performed $779
an average of $46 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 5 minutes ×

Service Code: 99211
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.21% of his services

27th 61st

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

16
patients got this service, 0.98% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$578an average of $34 per time performed $242
an average of $14 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, garamycin, gentamicin, up to 80 mg

Service Code: J1580
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.18% of his services

28th 446th

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

15
patients got this service, 0.92% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$195an average of $13 per time performed $14
an average of $1 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care discharge

Service Code: 99217
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.16% of his services

29th 199th

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

12
patients got this service, 0.74% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,950an average of $150 per time performed $696
an average of $54 per time performed
medical
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
13
times performed,
0.16% of his services

30th 51st

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

13
patients got this service, 0.8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,380an average of $260 per time performed $1,954
an average of $150 per time performed
medical
URINARY SYSTEM

Removal or manipulation of stone in urinary duct (ureter)... +

Removal or manipulation of stone in urinary duct (ureter) or kidney using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 52352
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.14% of his services

31st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 0.68% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$19,921an average of $1,811 per time performed $2,049
an average of $186 per time performed

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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