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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $181 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,238
Rank: 238th
out of 561 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
6,637
Rank: 55th
out of 561 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
5.4 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 3.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$337K
Rank: 67th
out of 561 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$272 This Provider
Avg $181

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.

Individuals

DAVID FRAMM

ROBERT BOWEN

JAMES JONES

WALID ELTARABOULSI

DONALD RUSS

Organizations

THE CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBU...

CAROLINAS MEDICAL CENTER

Patients saw before

KENNETH OWEN MD

Patients saw after

Individuals

DAVID FRAMM

JAMES JONES

SARAH MASSEY

ROBERT BOWEN

DIANE MERRILL

Organizations

THE CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBU...

CAROLINAS MEDICAL CENTER

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 82 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
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
1,022
times performed,
15% of his services

1st 6th

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

212
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
4.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$14,308an average of $14 per time performed $5,314
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample +

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample ×

Service Code: 36415
Performed in an office
765
times performed,
12% of his services

2nd 15th

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

403
patients got this service, 33% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$12,240an average of $16 per time performed $2,226
an average of $3 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
755
times performed,
11% of his services

3rd 2nd

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

424
patients got this service, 34% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$154,775an average of $205 per time performed $57,591
an average of $76 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
389
times performed,
6% of his services

4th 26th

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

278
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$121,706an average of $313 per time performed $37,877
an average of $97 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, regadenoson, 0.1 mg

Service Code: J2785
Performed in an office
360
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 9th

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

90
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$74,160an average of $206 per time performed $14,926
an average of $41 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretat... +

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93000
Performed in an office
324
times performed,
5% of his services

6th 3rd

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

214
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$22,356an average of $69 per time performed $3,846
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted ... +

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted blood flow rate, direction, and valve function ×

Service Code: 93306
Performed in an office
268
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 11th

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

260
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$371,678an average of $1,387 per time performed $44,268
an average of $165 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
266
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 10th

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

122
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$14,098an average of $53 per time performed $3,099
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
255
times performed,
4% of his services

9th 29th

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

158
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$7,395an average of $29 per time performed $2,642
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
ADMINISTRATIVE

Technetium tc-99m tetrofosmin, diagnostic, per study dose +

Technetium tc-99m tetrofosmin, diagnostic, per study dose ×

Service Code: A9502
Performed in an office
217
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 27th

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

109
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$36,673an average of $169 per time performed $18,903
an average of $87 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
198
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 38th

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

171
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$9,306an average of $47 per time performed $2,655
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 6... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 60 minutes ×

Service Code: 99205
Performed in an office
130
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 40th

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

130
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$72,036an average of $554 per time performed $19,695
an average of $152 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, p... +

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, platelets), automated test ×

Service Code: 85025
Performed in an office
126
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 52nd

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

113
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,528an average of $28 per time performed $1,289
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
119
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 83rd

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

105
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,570an average of $30 per time performed $1,061
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress te... +

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress test with ekg monitoring, physician supervision, interpretation, and report ×

Service Code: 93015
Performed in an office
115
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 23rd

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

115
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$31,740an average of $276 per time performed $5,719
an average of $50 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or... +

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or exercise multiple studies ×

Service Code: 78452
Performed in an office
109
times performed,
2% of his services

16th 19th

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

109
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$248,287an average of $2,278 per time performed $38,918
an average of $357 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound examination and continuous monitoring of the h... +

Ultrasound examination and continuous monitoring of the heart performed during rest, exercise, and/or drug-induced stress with interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93351
Performed in an office
109
times performed,
2% of his services

17th 77th

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

108
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$167,751an average of $1,539 per time performed $21,706
an average of $199 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver function blood test panel

Service Code: 80076
Performed in an office
90
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 76th

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

78
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,610an average of $29 per time performed $754
an average of $8 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on ... +

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on both sides of head and neck ×

Service Code: 93880
Performed in an office
87
times performed,
1% of his services

19th 32nd

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

87
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$54,375an average of $625 per time performed $10,949
an average of $126 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
82
times performed,
1% of his services

20th 88th

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

72
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,756an average of $58 per time performed $1,700
an average of $21 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scan of veins of one arm or leg or limited inc... +

Ultrasound scan of veins of one arm or leg or limited including assessment of compression and functional maneuvers ×

Service Code: 93971
Performed in an office
75
times performed,
1% of his services

21st 119th

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

71
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$30,525an average of $407 per time performed $5,851
an average of $78 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroxine (thyroid chemical) measurement

Service Code: 84439
Performed in an office
69
times performed,
1% of his services

22nd 162nd

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

60
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,208an average of $32 per time performed $783
an average of $11 per time performed
drug
TEMPORARY CODES

Injection, perflutren lipid microspheres, per ml

Service Code: Q9957
Performed in an office
51
times performed,
0.77% of his services

23rd 204th

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

26
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,527an average of $187 per time performed $2,145
an average of $42 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
50
times performed,
0.75% of his services

24th 7th

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

42
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$6,800an average of $136 per time performed $2,410
an average of $48 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scan of vena cava or groin graft or vessel blo... +

Ultrasound scan of vena cava or groin graft or vessel blood flow ×

Service Code: 93978
Performed in an office
48
times performed,
0.72% of his services

25th 126th

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

48
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$25,056an average of $522 per time performed $7,746
an average of $161 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm tracing, computer analysis, and interpretati... +

Heart rhythm tracing, computer analysis, and interpretation of patient-triggered events greater than 24-hour ekg up to 30 days ×

Service Code: 93228
Performed in an office
47
times performed,
0.71% of his services

26th 107th

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

46
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,055an average of $65 per time performed $948
an average of $20 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, aminophyllin, up to 250 mg

Service Code: J0280
Performed in an office
45
times performed,
0.68% of his services

27th 116th

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

45
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$305an average of $7 per time performed $102
an average of $2 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Doppler ultrasound study of heart blood flow, valves, and... +

Doppler ultrasound study of heart blood flow, valves, and chambers ×

Service Code: 93320
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
0.65% of his services

28th 90th

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

42
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,804an average of $228 per time performed $1,704
an average of $40 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-... +

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-hour ekg ×

Service Code: 93227
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.48% of his services

29th 46th

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

31
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,496an average of $78 per time performed $645
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.41% of his services

30th 123rd

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

27
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,107an average of $41 per time performed $626
an average of $23 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle

Service Code: 90662
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.41% of his services

31st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

27
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,782an average of $66 per time performed $883
an average of $33 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81001
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.39% of his services

32nd 157th

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

18
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$390an average of $15 per time performed $106
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm tracing of 48-hour ekg

Service Code: 93225
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.39% of his services

33rd 58th

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

25
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,224an average of $124 per time performed $466
an average of $18 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound study of arteries of both arms and legs

Service Code: 93922
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.36% of his services

34th 85th

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

24
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,680an average of $320 per time performed $1,335
an average of $56 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Vitamin d-3 level

Service Code: 82306
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.33% of his services

35th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

21
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,288an average of $104 per time performed $871
an average of $40 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scan of veins of both arms or legs including a... +

Ultrasound scan of veins of both arms or legs including assessment of compression and functional maneuvers ×

Service Code: 93970
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.32% of his services

36th 98th

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

21
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$12,768an average of $608 per time performed $2,685
an average of $128 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Evaluation of parameters of single, dual, or multiple lea... +

Evaluation of parameters of single, dual, or multiple lead pacemaker including device connection, recording, and disconnection ×

Service Code: 93288
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.27% of his services

37th 42nd

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$4,536an average of $252 per time performed $497
an average of $28 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound study of arteries and arterial grafts of both ... +

Ultrasound study of arteries and arterial grafts of both legs ×

Service Code: 93925
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.26% of his services

38th 94th

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)
$12,580an average of $740 per time performed $2,884
an average of $170 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Follow-up or limited ultrasound examination of heart

Service Code: 93308
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.23% of his services

39th 141st

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,125an average of $275 per time performed $1,102
an average of $73 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm symptom-related tracing of 24-hour ekg monit... +

Heart rhythm symptom-related tracing of 24-hour ekg monitoring up to 30 days ×

Service Code: 93270
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.21% of his services

40th 95th

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,736an average of $124 per time performed $89
an average of $6 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm symptom-related interpretation of 24-hour ek... +

Heart rhythm symptom-related interpretation of 24-hour ekg monitoring up to 30 days ×

Service Code: 93272
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.2% of his services

41st 75th

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

12
patients got this service, 0.97% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$975an average of $75 per time performed $254
an average of $20 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
12
times performed,
0.18% of his services

42nd 43rd

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

11
patients got this service, 0.89% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,152an average of $96 per time performed $373
an average of $31 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, dobutamine hydrochloride, per 250 mg

Service Code: J1250
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.17% of his services

43rd 151st

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

11
patients got this service, 0.89% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$143an average of $13 per time performed $45
an average of $4 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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Kenneth D. Owen
Average for Cardiovascular Disease 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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