Treatment Tracker

The Doctors and Services in Medicare Part B

How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $184 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
1,233
Rank: 249th
out of 565 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
4,020
Rank: 197th
out of 565 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
3.3 This Provider
Avg 3.1
Total Paid
by Medicare
$270K
Rank: 116th
out of 565 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$219 This Provider
Avg $184

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.

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 63 different services in 2015
(26 were redacted as they were performed on less than 11 patients)

All Services

Show Only:

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 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in an office
513
times performed,
13% of his services

1st 2nd

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

297
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$116,507.43an average of $227.11 per time performed $38,557.08
an average of $75.16 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, regadenoson, 0.1 mg

Service Code: J2785
Performed in an office
424
times performed,
11% of his services

2nd 9th

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

106
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$43,608.40an average of $102.85 per time performed $17,167.76
an average of $40.49 per time performed
medical
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
305
times performed,
8% of his services

3rd 8th

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

158
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$63,778.55an average of $209.11 per time performed $16,976.30
an average of $55.66 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 a facility
285
times performed,
7% of his services

4th 3rd

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

284
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$58,140.00an average of $204.00 per time performed $13,224.00
an average of $46.40 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
271
times performed,
7% of his services

5th 6th

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

212
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$41,576.82an average of $153.42 per time performed $13,379.27
an average of $49.37 per time performed
medical
ADMINISTRATIVE

Technetium tc-99m sestamibi, diagnostic, per study dose

Service Code: A9500
Performed in an office
250
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 15th

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

126
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$89,850.00an average of $359.40 per time performed $14,535.00
an average of $58.14 per time performed
medical
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
194
times performed,
5% of his services

7th 1st

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

143
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$5,238.00an average of $27.00 per time performed $1,224.14
an average of $6.31 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
185
times performed,
5% of his services

8th 4th

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

146
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$10,931.65an average of $59.09 per time performed $2,245.90
an average of $12.14 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
170
times performed,
4% of his services

9th 11th

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

161
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$117,502.30an average of $691.19 per time performed $27,672.60
an average of $162.78 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
153
times performed,
4% of his services

10th 18th

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

153
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$213,009.66an average of $1,392.22 per time performed $54,223.20
an average of $354.40 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
151
times performed,
4% of his services

11th 24th

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

150
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$41,174.68an average of $272.68 per time performed $7,534.90
an average of $49.90 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
150
times performed,
4% of his services

12th 7th

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

44
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
3.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.2)
$2,550.00an average of $17.00 per time performed $786.00
an average of $5.24 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
65
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 10th

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

31
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$3,055.00an average of $47.00 per time performed $715.00
an average of $11.00 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 a facility
64
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 17th

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

64
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$16,460.80an average of $257.20 per time performed $3,872.64
an average of $60.51 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 interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93018
Performed in a facility
56
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 14th

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

56
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,699.76an average of $48.21 per time performed $631.12
an average of $11.27 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 and physician supervision ×

Service Code: 93016
Performed in a facility
55
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 19th

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

55
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,566.75an average of $64.85 per time performed $945.45
an average of $17.19 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
51
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 27th

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)
$17,034.00an average of $334.00 per time performed $4,442.61
an average of $87.11 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 4... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 45 minutes ×

Service Code: 99204
Performed in an office
50
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 21st

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

50
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$20,755.00an average of $415.10 per time performed $5,526.00
an average of $110.52 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99231
Performed in a facility
50
times performed,
1% of his services

19th 34th

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

43
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$5,642.00an average of $112.84 per time performed $1,500.50
an average of $30.01 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, more than 30 minutes

Service Code: 99239
Performed in a facility
45
times performed,
1% of his services

20th 56th

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

43
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$13,899.15an average of $308.87 per time performed $3,706.65
an average of $82.37 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
41
times performed,
1% of his services

21st 50th

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

41
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,771.11an average of $262.71 per time performed $2,931.50
an average of $71.50 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Insertion of probe in esophagus for heart ultrasound exam... +

Insertion of probe in esophagus for heart ultrasound examination including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93312
Performed in a facility
40
times performed,
1% of his services

22nd 44th

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

40
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,790.00an average of $344.75 per time performed $3,681.60
an average of $92.04 per time performed
medical
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
34
times performed,
0.85% of his services

23rd 13th

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

18
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$9,951.12an average of $292.68 per time performed $2,719.66
an average of $79.99 per time performed
medical
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
31
times performed,
0.77% of his services

24th 23rd

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

30
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$12,175.87an average of $392.77 per time performed $3,250.04
an average of $104.84 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Follow-up or limited ultrasound examination of heart

Service Code: 93308
Performed in a facility
31
times performed,
0.77% of his services

25th 41st

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

29
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,599.04an average of $83.84 per time performed $621.24
an average of $20.04 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
30
times performed,
0.75% of his services

26th 32nd

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

30
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$17,445.00an average of $581.50 per time performed $4,130.10
an average of $137.67 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 30 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 30 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99221
Performed in a facility
28
times performed,
0.7% of his services

27th 58th

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

28
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,575.96an average of $270.57 per time performed $2,181.76
an average of $77.92 per time performed
medical
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
22
times performed,
0.55% of his services

28th 20th

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

22
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$12,338.04an average of $560.82 per time performed $3,428.48
an average of $155.84 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
20
times performed,
0.5% of his services

29th 95th

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,504.00an average of $175.20 per time performed $816.80
an average of $40.84 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Doppler ultrasound study of color-directed heart blood fl... +

Doppler ultrasound study of color-directed heart blood flow, rate, and valve function ×

Service Code: 93325
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.5% of his services

30th 96th

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,720.00an average of $86.00 per time performed $387.40
an average of $19.37 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
20
times performed,
0.5% of his services

31st 74th

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$14,976.00an average of $748.80 per time performed $3,893.00
an average of $194.65 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Follow-up or limited heart doppler ultrasound study of he... +

Follow-up or limited heart doppler ultrasound study of heart blood flow, valves, and chambers ×

Service Code: 93321
Performed in a facility
18
times performed,
0.45% of his services

32nd 63rd

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

17
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$442.98an average of $24.61 per time performed $103.32
an average of $5.74 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

External shock to heart to regulate heart beat

Service Code: 92960
Performed in a facility
17
times performed,
0.42% of his services

33rd 67th

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)
$10,052.95an average of $591.35 per time performed $1,613.64
an average of $94.92 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care discharge

Service Code: 99217
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.4% of his services

34th 64th

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

16
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,352.00an average of $209.50 per time performed $891.20
an average of $55.70 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
15
times performed,
0.37% of his services

35th 25th

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

15
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$4,587.00an average of $305.80 per time performed $1,558.65
an average of $103.91 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Doppler ultrasound study of color-directed heart blood fl... +

Doppler ultrasound study of color-directed heart blood flow, rate, and valve function ×

Service Code: 93325
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
0.35% of his services

36th 33rd

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)
$182.00an average of $13.00 per time performed $35.14
an average of $2.51 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 a facility
12
times performed,
0.3% of his services

37th 37th

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

12
patients got this service, 0.97% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$780.00an average of $65.00 per time performed $157.20
an average of $13.10 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.

Hover over each slice to see percentage breakdown.

Arthur Yichia Chow
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.

Incorrect Info? If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to checkup@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to checkup@propublica.org. Here's a link to Medicare's data on this provider.

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 2015 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.

Read our methodology.