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Treatment Tracker » North Carolina

North Carolina

Top Specialties

Providers are grouped by the specialty assigned to them by Medicare. This specialty may differ from their self-reported specialty linked to their National Provider Identifier, and doesn’t necessarily mean the person has special training or certification. Services shown are for Medicare Part B only.


Providers Specialty
2,711 Internal Medicine
2,477 Family Practice
2,413 Physician Assistant
1,839 Nurse Practitioner
1,624 CRNA
1,171 Mass Immunization Roster Biller
1,161 Emergency Medicine
921 Physical Therapist
865 Chiropractic
842 Optometry
841 Anesthesiology
841 Obstetrics/Gynecology
818 Diagnostic Radiology
689 Psychiatry
659 Orthopedic Surgery
614 Cardiology
609 General Surgery
490 Ophthalmology
477 Licensed Clinical Social Worker
396 Clinical Psychologist
363 Gastroenterology
363 Neurology
344 Dermatology
303 Urology
299 Pathology
284 Otolaryngology
256 Podiatry
246 Hematology/Oncology
234 Nephrology
225 Pulmonary Disease
213 Ambulance Service Supplier
180 Audiologist (billing independently)
179 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
171 Radiation Oncology
143 Endocrinology
133 Infectious Disease
124 Rheumatology
122 Neurosurgery
100 Ambulatory Surgical Center
98 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
96 Occupational therapist
83 Allergy/Immunology
82 Vascular Surgery
79 General Practice
74 Clinical Laboratory
73 Independent Diagnostic Testing Facility
66 Medical Oncology
61 Geriatric Medicine
60 Pediatric Medicine
55 Thoracic Surgery
54 Critical Care (Intensivists)
53 Registered Dietician/Nutrition Professional
49 Interventional Pain Management
49 Cardiac Electrophysiology
42 Cardiac Surgery
39 Gynecological/Oncology
35 Multispecialty Clinic/Group Practice
33 Interventional Radiology
32 Oral Surgery (dentists only)
29 Hand Surgery
23 Pain Management
18 Hematology
16 Hospice and Palliative Care
16 Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist
14 Certified Nurse Midwife
14 Surgical Oncology
13 Maxillofacial Surgery
11 Colorectal Surgery (formerly proctology)
9 Speech Language Pathologist
9 Public Health Welfare Agency
9 Nuclear Medicine
8 Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
8 Peripheral Vascular Disease
8 All Other Suppliers
8 Neuropsychiatry
7 Anesthesiologist Assistants
6 Portable X-ray
5 Preventive Medicine
5 Sports Medicine
3 Geriatric Psychiatry
3 Unknown Supplier/Provider
2 Radiation Therapy
2 Unknown Physician Specialty Code
1 Addiction Medicine
1 Mammographic Screening Center

Top Services (or Units)

These are the top 35 services (or units, i.e. drug infusions, ambulance miles) performed by providers in this state. Some services can be billed multiple times per patient on the same day and are not necessarily a count of visits.



Service Times Performed Medicare Payments
TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
Ground mileage, per statute mile
Service Code: A0425
6,042,962 $39.9M
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT
Established patient office or other outpatient,...
Service Code: 99214
3,635,018 $242M
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT
Established patient office or other outpatient ...
Service Code: 99213
3,632,992 $162M
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
Insertion of needle into vein for collection of...
Service Code: 36415
3,626,518 $10.9M
TEMPORARY CODES
Low osmolar contrast material, 300-399 mg/ml io...
Service Code: Q9967
3,131,656 $0
DRUGS
Injection, darbepoetin alfa, 1 microgram (non-e...
Service Code: J0881
2,808,595 $8.33M
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY
Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals
Service Code: 80053
2,037,712 $21.7M
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY
Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blo...
Service Code: 85025
1,903,289 $20.9M
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY
Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)
Service Code: 80061
1,666,432 $23.1M
TEMPORARY CODES
Injection, ferumoxytol, for treatment of iron d...
Service Code: Q0138
1,464,923 $1.25M
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT
Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 2...
Service Code: 99232
1,167,016 $62M
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY
Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)
Service Code: 84443
1,160,366 $26.7M
MEDICINE
Therapeutic exercise to develop strength, endur...
Service Code: 97110
1,077,097 $23.1M
DRUGS
Injection, iron sucrose, 1 mg
Service Code: J1756
1,037,756 $0
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY
Hemoglobin a1c level
Service Code: 83036
972,771 $13.6M
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY
Blood test, clotting time
Service Code: 85610
970,967 $5.72M
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY
Chemical analysis using chromatography technique
Service Code: 82542
953,532 $24M
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY
Opiates (drug) measurement
Service Code: 83925
940,827 $25.5M
EYE
Removal of cataract with insertion of lens
Service Code: 66984
827,912 $59.3M
DRUGS
Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherw...
Service Code: J3301
734,655 $735K
MEDICINE
Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least ...
Service Code: 93010
713,928 $4.56M
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY
Pathology examination of tissue using a microsc...
Service Code: 88305
703,421 $35.8M
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY
Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals
Service Code: 80048
694,538 $6.79M
DRUGS
Injection, onabotulinumtoxina (botox), 1 unit
Service Code: J0585
673,413 $2.69M
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS
Destruction of 2-14 skin growths
Service Code: 17003
662,525 $3.22M
RADIOLOGY
X-ray of chest, 1 view, front
Service Code: 71010
635,762 $4.53M
DRUGS
Injection, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 1mg
Service Code: J1100
634,885 $0
DRUGS
Injection, epoetin alfa, (for non-end-stage ren...
Service Code: J0885
617,982 $4.85M
DRUGS
Injection, fosaprepitant (emend), 1 mg
Service Code: J1453
607,718 $608K
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT
Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 3...
Service Code: 99233
594,786 $45.3M
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT
Established patient office or other outpatient ...
Service Code: 99212
591,973 $16.1M
DRUGS
Injection, heparin sodium, (heparin lock flush)...
Service Code: J1642
590,758 $0
DRUGS
Injection, abatacept (orencia), 10 mg
Service Code: J0129
579,023 $9.76M
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY
Vitamin d-3 level
Service Code: 82306
574,386 $24.1M
DRUGS
Injection, infliximab (remicade), 10 mg
Service Code: J1745
569,731 $28.5M

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.