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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $184 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
933
Rank: 406th
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
5,725
Rank: 136th
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
6.1 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 3.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$313K
Rank: 130th
out of 614 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$335 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $184

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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Daniel I. Sugarman
Average for Cardiology 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.

Individuals

DANIEL KOEHLER

RICHARD SCHERCZINGER

STEPHEN IULIANO

DONALD TOOTHMAN

DAVID SCOVILL

Organizations

MOORESVILLE HOSPITAL MA...

THE CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBU...

Patients saw before

Daniel I. Sugarman

Patients saw after

Individuals

DANIEL KOEHLER

RICHARD SCHERCZINGER

STEPHEN IULIANO

DONALD TOOTHMAN

KHAWAJA REHMAN

Organizations

MOORESVILLE HOSPITAL MA...

THE CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBU...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 27 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 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in an office
1,340
times performed,
23% of his services

1st 1st

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

467
patients got this service, 50% of his patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$247,900an average of $185 per time performed $101,840
an average of $76 per time performed
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
1,196
times performed,
21% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

467
patients got this service, 50% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$133,952an average of $112 per time performed $16,744
an average of $14 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
895
times performed,
16% of his services

3rd 6th

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

96
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
9.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$14,320an average of $16 per time performed $5,370
an average of $6 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 35 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 35 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99233
Performed in a facility
577
times performed,
10% of his services

4th 13th

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

175
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
3.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$155,213an average of $269 per time performed $44,429
an average of $77 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, regadenoson (lexiscan), 0.1 mg

Service Code: J2785
Performed in an office
184
times performed,
3% of his services

5th 9th

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

46
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$28,704an average of $156 per time performed $7,728
an average of $42 per time performed
ADMINISTRATIVE

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

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

Service Code: A9502
Performed in an office
178
times performed,
3% of his services

6th 32nd

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

89
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$30,082an average of $169 per time performed $16,376
an average of $92 per time performed
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
162
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 10th

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

162
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$200,232an average of $1,236 per time performed $22,518
an average of $139 per time performed
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 a facility
153
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 4th

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

147
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$56,916an average of $372 per time performed $7,650
an average of $50 per time performed
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
142
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 17th

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

126
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$71,000an average of $500 per time performed $21,158
an average of $149 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
102
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 11th

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

53
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$6,630an average of $65 per time performed $1,428
an average of $14 per time performed
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
99
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 18th

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

98
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$51,777an average of $523 per time performed $6,435
an average of $65 per time performed
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
95
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 15th

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

95
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$205,485an average of $2,163 per time performed $33,820
an average of $356 per time performed
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
91
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 36th

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

55
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$22,932an average of $252 per time performed $2,548
an average of $28 per time performed
MEDICINE

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

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

Service Code: 93016
Performed in a facility
58
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 19th

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)
$8,874an average of $153 per time performed $986
an average of $17 per time performed
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 interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93018
Performed in a facility
58
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 16th

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)
$15,892an average of $274 per time performed $696
an average of $12 per time performed
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 a facility
56
times performed,
0.98% of his services

16th 20th

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

56
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$26,656an average of $476 per time performed $3,360
an average of $60 per time performed
MEDICINE

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads w... +

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads with interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93010
Performed in a facility
47
times performed,
0.82% of his services

17th 2nd

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$3,572an average of $76 per time performed $329
an average of $7 per time performed
MEDICINE

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of perman... +

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of permanent dual lead pacemaker system with physician analysis, review, and report ×

Service Code: 93280
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
0.75% of his services

18th 24th

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

31
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$10,148an average of $236 per time performed $1,806
an average of $42 per time performed
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
39
times performed,
0.68% of his services

19th 25th

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

37
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$10,257an average of $263 per time performed $4,056
an average of $104 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
38
times performed,
0.66% of his services

20th 5th

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

31
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$4,294an average of $113 per time performed $2,052
an average of $54 per time performed
MEDICINE

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

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

Service Code: 93289
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.52% of his services

21st 93rd

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$8,010an average of $267 per time performed $1,410
an average of $47 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
27
times performed,
0.47% of his services

22nd 40th

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,322an average of $86 per time performed $864
an average of $32 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
25
times performed,
0.44% of his services

23rd 38th

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,350an average of $174 per time performed $1,350
an average of $54 per time performed
MEDICINE

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of perman... +

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of permanent single lead pacemaker system with physician analysis, review, and report ×

Service Code: 93279
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.31% of his services

24th 56th

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)
$3,654an average of $203 per time performed $666
an average of $37 per time performed
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
16
times performed,
0.28% of his services

25th 41st

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,928an average of $433 per time performed $2,192
an average of $137 per time performed
MEDICINE

External shock to heart to regulate heart beat

Service Code: 92960
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.26% of his services

26th 78th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$10,560an average of $704 per time performed $1,425
an average of $95 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 25 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99232
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.26% of his services

27th 8th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$3,465an average of $231 per time performed $810
an average of $54 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Critical care delivery critically ill or injured patient,... +

Critical care delivery critically ill or injured patient, first 30-74 minutes ×

Service Code: 99291
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
0.24% of his services

28th 80th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$8,442an average of $603 per time performed $2,352
an average of $168 per time performed
MEDICINE

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

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

Service Code: 93224
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.21% of his services

29th 44th

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$6,432an average of $536 per time performed $864
an average of $72 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 "Cardiovascular Disease." 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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