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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $261 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
942
Rank: 41st
out of 659 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
5,555
Rank: 73rd
out of 659 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
5.9 This Provider
Avg 5.3
Total Paid
by Medicare
$349K
Rank: 38th
out of 659 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$370 This Provider
Avg $261

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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Gordon I. Groh
Average for Orthopedic Surgery 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

Gordon I. Groh

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 41 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, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
1,159
times performed,
21% of his services

1st 14th

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

432
patients got this service, 46% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$11,590an average of $10 per time performed $3,477
an average of $3 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
831
times performed,
15% of his services

2nd 7th

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

540
patients got this service, 57% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$63,156an average of $76 per time performed $24,099
an average of $29 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
507
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd 12th

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

212
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$43,602an average of $86 per time performed $10,140
an average of $20 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20610
Performed in an office
499
times performed,
9% of his services

4th 4th

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

335
patients got this service, 36% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$79,341an average of $159 per time performed $21,457
an average of $43 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of collar bone

Service Code: 73000
Performed in an office
379
times performed,
7% of his services

5th Alert

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

318
patients got this service, 34% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$31,457an average of $83 per time performed $7,959
an average of $21 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, 1 view

Service Code: 73020
Performed in an office
312
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 96th

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

297
patients got this service, 32% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$23,400an average of $75 per time performed $5,304
an average of $17 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
250
times performed,
5% of his services

7th 2nd

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

225
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$31,750an average of $127 per time performed $12,250
an average of $49 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
226
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 35th

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

226
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$29,380an average of $130 per time performed $10,622
an average of $47 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
94
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 8th

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

94
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$17,672an average of $188 per time performed $6,204
an average of $66 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Anchoring of biceps tendon

Service Code: 23430
Performed in a facility
93
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 151st

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

92
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$164,889an average of $1,773 per time performed $26,040
an average of $280 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of wrist, 2 views

Service Code: 73100
Performed in an office
91
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 30th

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

44
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$7,098an average of $78 per time performed $2,002
an average of $22 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Prosthetic repair of shoulder joint

Service Code: 23472
Performed in a facility
89
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 112th

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

87
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$392,312an average of $4,408 per time performed $98,879
an average of $1,111 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Bone graft harvest

Service Code: 20902
Performed in a facility
85
times performed,
2% of his services

13th Alert

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

84
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$138,380an average of $1,628 per time performed $10,200
an average of $120 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Shaving of shoulder bone using an endoscope

Service Code: 29826
Performed in a facility
68
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 54th

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

67
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$154,700an average of $2,275 per time performed $9,112
an average of $134 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Repair of shoulder rotator cuff using an endoscope

Service Code: 29827
Performed in a facility
61
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 76th

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

60
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$167,262an average of $2,742 per time performed $49,349
an average of $809 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of fingers, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73140
Performed in an office
60
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 42nd

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

40
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$4,080an average of $68 per time performed $1,380
an average of $23 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health ... +

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health services under a home health plan of care (patient not present), including contacts with home health agency and review of reports of patient status required by physicians to affirm the initial implementation of the plan of care that meets patient's needs, per certification period ×

Service Code: G0180
Performed in an office
59
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 31st

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

57
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$12,803an average of $217 per time performed $2,360
an average of $40 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of tendon sheath, ligament, or muscle membrane +

Injections of tendon sheath, ligament, or muscle membrane ×

Service Code: 20550
Performed in an office
57
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 32nd

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

46
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$7,011an average of $123 per time performed $1,824
an average of $32 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injection of carpal tunnel

Service Code: 20526
Performed in an office
51
times performed,
0.92% of his services

19th 98th

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

35
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$8,109an average of $159 per time performed $2,142
an average of $42 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of hand, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73130
Performed in an office
47
times performed,
0.85% of his services

20th 37th

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

26
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,901an average of $83 per time performed $1,081
an average of $23 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Removal of shoulder joint tissue using an endoscope

Service Code: 29822
Performed in a facility
39
times performed,
0.7% of his services

21st 133rd

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

39
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$70,746an average of $1,814 per time performed $3,939
an average of $101 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of medium joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of medium joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20605
Performed in an office
38
times performed,
0.68% of his services

22nd 43rd

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

34
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$4,712an average of $124 per time performed $1,216
an average of $32 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of elbow, 2 views

Service Code: 73070
Performed in an office
38
times performed,
0.68% of his services

23rd 68th

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

27
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$3,002an average of $79 per time performed $798
an average of $21 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of small joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of small joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20600
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.65% of his services

24th 58th

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

29
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$6,912an average of $192 per time performed $1,080
an average of $30 per time performed
MEDICINE

Therapeutic exercise to develop strength, endurance, rang... +

Therapeutic exercise to develop strength, endurance, range of motion, and flexibility, each 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 97110
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
0.63% of his services

25th 11th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.1)
$2,030an average of $58 per time performed $735
an average of $21 per time performed
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
34
times performed,
0.61% of his services

26th 47th

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

34
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,704an average of $256 per time performed $3,468
an average of $102 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of wrist, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73110
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.59% of his services

27th 29th

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

30
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$2,772an average of $84 per time performed $891
an average of $27 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ribs of one side of body, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73510
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.5% of his services

28th 17th

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

22
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,240an average of $80 per time performed $616
an average of $22 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Partial removal of collar bone at shoulder using an endos... +

Partial removal of collar bone at shoulder using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 29824
Performed in a facility
27
times performed,
0.49% of his services

29th 86th

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

26
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$48,600an average of $1,800 per time performed $4,914
an average of $182 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Release and/or relocation of median nerve of hand

Service Code: 64721
Performed in a facility
27
times performed,
0.49% of his services

30th 78th

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

25
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$32,211an average of $1,193 per time performed $7,533
an average of $279 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
27
times performed,
0.49% of his services

31st 70th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,240an average of $120 per time performed $1,215
an average of $45 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Application of cast, elbow to finger (short arm)

Service Code: 29075
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.4% of his services

32nd 106th

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$4,400an average of $200 per time performed $1,342
an average of $61 per time performed
TEMPORARY CODES

Cast supplies, short arm cast, adult (11 years +), fiberg... +

Cast supplies, short arm cast, adult (11 years +), fiberglass ×

Service Code: Q4010
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.4% of his services

33rd 88th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$748an average of $34 per time performed $286
an average of $13 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 3 views

Service Code: 73562
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.36% of his services

34th 9th

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,860an average of $93 per time performed $480
an average of $24 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Extensive removal of shoulder joint tissue using an endos... +

Extensive removal of shoulder joint tissue using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 29823
Performed in a facility
19
times performed,
0.34% of his services

35th 95th

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$36,157an average of $1,903 per time performed $3,325
an average of $175 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of spine of neck, 2 or 3 views

Service Code: 72040
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.34% of his services

36th 33rd

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,900an average of $100 per time performed $551
an average of $29 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Incision to repair tendon covering at wrist

Service Code: 25000
Performed in a facility
17
times performed,
0.31% of his services

37th Alert

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$15,742an average of $926 per time performed $2,295
an average of $135 per time performed
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
15
times performed,
0.27% of his services

38th 111th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$645an average of $43 per time performed $195
an average of $13 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Repair of torn tendons of shoulder, open procedure

Service Code: 23410
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
0.25% of his services

39th Alert

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$33,754an average of $2,411 per time performed $4,396
an average of $314 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
14
times performed,
0.25% of his services

40th 5th

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,660an average of $190 per time performed $1,008
an average of $72 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Incision of tendon covering

Service Code: 26055
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.23% of his services

41st 109th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$14,508an average of $1,116 per time performed $2,366
an average of $182 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 "Hand Surgery." 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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