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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $379 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 4 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
2,084
Rank: 22nd
out of 490 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
6,886
Rank: 67th
out of 490 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
3.3 This Provider
Avg 4.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$726K
Rank: 54th
out of 490 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$348 This Provider
Avg $379

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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Tushar R. Patel
Average for Ophthalmology 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

Tushar R. Patel

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 24 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
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
2,110
times performed,
31% of his services

1st 5th

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

1,222
patients got this service, 59% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$158,250an average of $75 per time performed $101,280
an average of $48 per time performed
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
1,297
times performed,
19% of his services

2nd 1st

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

1,161
patients got this service, 56% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$159,531an average of $123 per time performed $112,839
an average of $87 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound of eye for determination of lens power

Service Code: 76519
Performed in an office
547
times performed,
8% of his services

3rd 21st

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

383
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$45,401an average of $83 per time performed $24,615
an average of $45 per time performed
EYE

Removal of cataract with insertion of lens

Service Code: 66984
Performed in a facility
533
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 8th

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

352
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$428,532an average of $804 per time performed $293,150
an average of $550 per time performed
MEDICINE

Photography of the retina

Service Code: 92250
Performed in an office
481
times performed,
7% of his services

5th 17th

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

453
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$37,999an average of $79 per time performed $24,050
an average of $50 per time performed
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
360
times performed,
5% of his services

6th 16th

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

360
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$54,000an average of $150 per time performed $36,000
an average of $100 per time performed
MEDICINE

Diagnostic imaging of retina

Service Code: 92134
Performed in an office
287
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 3rd

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

255
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$13,489an average of $47 per time performed $9,471
an average of $33 per time performed
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
219
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 27th

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

165
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$74,460an average of $340 per time performed $52,560
an average of $240 per time performed
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
174
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 2nd

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

155
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$14,790an average of $85 per time performed $10,266
an average of $59 per time performed
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
160
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 24th

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

154
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,640an average of $29 per time performed $2,880
an average of $18 per time performed
MEDICINE

Measurement of field of vision during daylight conditions +

Measurement of field of vision during daylight conditions ×

Service Code: 92083
Performed in an office
152
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 11th

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

140
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$13,528an average of $89 per time performed $9,576
an average of $63 per time performed
EYE

Removal of eyelashes by forceps

Service Code: 67820
Performed in an office
120
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 39th

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

19
patients got this service, 0.91% of his patients
4.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$8,520an average of $71 per time performed $4,560
an average of $38 per time performed
MEDICINE

Diagnostic imaging of optic nerve of eye

Service Code: 92133
Performed in an office
85
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 14th

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

82
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,080an average of $48 per time performed $2,805
an average of $33 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
67
times performed,
0.97% of his services

14th 32nd

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

67
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,504an average of $112 per time performed $5,092
an average of $76 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
65
times performed,
0.94% of his services

15th 10th

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

63
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$7,085an average of $109 per time performed $4,745
an average of $73 per time performed
MEDICINE

Microscopic evaluation of deep cells of the eye

Service Code: 92286
Performed in an office
51
times performed,
0.74% of his services

16th 49th

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

51
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,528an average of $128 per time performed $4,182
an average of $82 per time performed
EYE

Closure of tear duct opening using plug

Service Code: 68761
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.46% of his services

17th 38th

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

17
patients got this service, 0.82% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$7,008an average of $219 per time performed $4,000
an average of $125 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
30
times performed,
0.44% of his services

18th 19th

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

20
patients got this service, 0.96% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,350an average of $45 per time performed $930
an average of $31 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
24
times performed,
0.35% of his services

19th 61st

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

14
patients got this service, 0.67% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$144an average of $6 per time performed $24
an average of $1 per time performed
EYE

Injection into conjunctiva

Service Code: 68200
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.33% of his services

20th 113th

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

15
patients got this service, 0.72% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$1,035an average of $45 per time performed $736
an average of $32 per time performed
EYE

Removal of cataract with insertion of lens

Service Code: 66982
Performed in a facility
20
times performed,
0.29% of his services

21st 35th

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

16
patients got this service, 0.77% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$21,720an average of $1,086 per time performed $15,460
an average of $773 per time performed
EYE

Removal of eyelid growth

Service Code: 67840
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.28% of his services

22nd 64th

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

15
patients got this service, 0.72% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,137an average of $323 per time performed $4,028
an average of $212 per time performed
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
15
times performed,
0.22% of his services

23rd Alert

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

14
patients got this service, 0.67% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,155an average of $77 per time performed $795
an average of $53 per time performed
MEDICINE

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

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

Service Code: 92002
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.22% of his services

24th 46th

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

15
patients got this service, 0.72% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,200an average of $80 per time performed $780
an average of $52 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 "Specialist." 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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