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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $375 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 11 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
2,044
Rank: 17th
out of 431 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
7,076
Rank: 59th
out of 431 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
3.5 This Provider
Avg 11.1
Total Paid
by Medicare
$650K
Rank: 22nd
out of 431 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$318 This Provider
Avg $375

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

TUSHAR PATEL MD

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 41 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
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
1,782
times performed,
25% of his services

1st 3rd

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

1,127
patients got this service, 55% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$138,194an average of $78 per time performed $89,617
an average of $50 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Eye and medical examination for diagnosis and treatment, ... +

Eye and medical examination for diagnosis and treatment, established patient, 1 or more visits ×

Service Code: 92014
Performed in an office
1,393
times performed,
20% of his services

2nd 23rd

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

1,105
patients got this service, 54% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$184,210an average of $132 per time performed $122,863
an average of $88 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Photography of the retina

Service Code: 92250
Performed in an office
540
times performed,
8% of his services

3rd 86th

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

532
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$44,582an average of $83 per time performed $30,823
an average of $57 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Diagnostic imaging of retina

Service Code: 92134
Performed in an office
500
times performed,
7% of his services

4th 45th

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

457
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$24,385an average of $49 per time performed $16,590
an average of $33 per time performed
medical
EYE

Removal of cataract with insertion of lens

Service Code: 66984
Performed in a facility
388
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 69th

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

264
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$313,217an average of $807 per time performed $183,675
an average of $473 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound of eye for determination of lens power

Service Code: 76519
Performed in an office
377
times performed,
5% of his services

6th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

271
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$33,726an average of $89 per time performed $17,802
an average of $47 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Eye and medical examination for diagnosis and treatment, ... +

Eye and medical examination for diagnosis and treatment, new patient, 1 or more visits ×

Service Code: 92004
Performed in an office
321
times performed,
5% of his services

7th 115th

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

321
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$51,321an average of $160 per time performed $33,236
an average of $104 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Diagnostic imaging of optic nerve of eye

Service Code: 92133
Performed in an office
296
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 110th

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

282
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$14,249an average of $48 per time performed $9,419
an average of $32 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement of field of vision during daylight conditions +

Measurement of field of vision during daylight conditions ×

Service Code: 92083
Performed in an office
278
times performed,
4% of his services

9th 102nd

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

265
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$19,071an average of $69 per time performed $12,757
an average of $46 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Examination of cornea and iris using lens device and slit... +

Examination of cornea and iris using lens device and slit lamp ×

Service Code: 92020
Performed in an office
230
times performed,
3% of his services

10th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

228
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,815an average of $30 per time performed $4,722
an average of $21 per time performed
medical
EYE

Removal of recurring cataract in lens capsule using laser +

Removal of recurring cataract in lens capsule using laser ×

Service Code: 66821
Performed in an office
183
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 221st

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

140
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$66,469an average of $363 per time performed $45,878
an average of $251 per time performed
medical
EYE

Laser repair to improve eye fluid flow, 1 or more sessions +

Laser repair to improve eye fluid flow, 1 or more sessions ×

Service Code: 65855
Performed in an office
136
times performed,
2% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

81
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$51,650an average of $380 per time performed $35,576
an average of $262 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
122
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 19th

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

113
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$5,684an average of $47 per time performed $3,784
an average of $31 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
114
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 29th

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

114
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,208an average of $116 per time performed $8,470
an average of $74 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound of corneal structure and measurement

Service Code: 76514
Performed in an office
99
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 353rd

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

99
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,593an average of $16 per time performed $1,024
an average of $10 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
70
times performed,
0.99% of his services

16th 4th

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

64
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$8,106an average of $116 per time performed $5,202
an average of $74 per time performed
medical
EYE

Removal of eyelashes by forceps

Service Code: 67820
Performed in an office
47
times performed,
0.66% of his services

17th 473rd

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

21
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$3,348an average of $71 per time performed $1,971
an average of $42 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Injection of up to 7 skin growths

Service Code: 11900
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.34% of his services

18th 330th

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

22
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,393an average of $58 per time performed $848
an average of $35 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
24
times performed,
0.34% of his services

19th 30th

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

22
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$144an average of $6 per time performed $32
an average of $1 per time performed
medical
EYE

Removal of eyelid growth

Service Code: 67840
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.31% of his services

20th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

19
patients got this service, 0.93% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,716an average of $305 per time performed $4,415
an average of $201 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
14
times performed,
0.2% of his services

21st 35th

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

14
patients got this service, 0.68% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,128an average of $152 per time performed $1,412
an average of $101 per time performed
medical
EYE

Removal of cataract with insertion of lens

Service Code: 66982
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.18% of his services

22nd 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, 0.54% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$11,180an average of $860 per time performed $7,729
an average of $595 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Eye and medical examination for diagnosis and treatment, ... +

Eye and medical examination for diagnosis and treatment, established patient ×

Service Code: 92012
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.18% of his services

23rd 52nd

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

13
patients got this service, 0.64% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,213an average of $93 per time performed $778
an average of $60 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Microscopic evaluation of deep cells of the eye

Service Code: 92286
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.18% of his services

24th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 0.64% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$520an average of $40 per time performed $365
an average of $28 per time performed
medical
EYE

Removal of foreign body, external eye, cornea with slit l... +

Removal of foreign body, external eye, cornea with slit lamp examination ×

Service Code: 65222
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.17% of his services

25th 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, 0.59% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$876an average of $73 per time performed $574
an average of $48 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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Tushar R Patel
Average for Specialist 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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