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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, $377 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
475
Rank: 17th
out of 75 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
5,769
Rank: 1st
out of 75 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
12.1 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 5.1
Total Paid
by Medicare
$200K
Rank: 16th
out of 75 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$421 This Provider
Avg $377

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 97 different services in 2015
(72 were redacted as they were performed on less than 11 patients)

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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
drug
DRUGS

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specif... +

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specified, 10 mg ×

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
3,155
times performed,
55% of his services

1st 1st

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

141
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$5,868.30an average of $1.86 per time performed $3,880.65
an average of $1.23 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
292
times performed,
5% of his services

2nd 7th

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

215
patients got this service, 45% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$13,726.92an average of $47.01 per time performed $8,625.68
an average of $29.54 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of pelvis, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 72170
Performed in an office
224
times performed,
4% of his services

3rd 12th

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

187
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$6,448.96an average of $28.79 per time performed $4,182.08
an average of $18.67 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of lower and sacral spine, 2 or 3 views

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
215
times performed,
4% of his services

4th 26th

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

163
patients got this service, 34% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$8,043.15an average of $37.41 per time performed $5,089.05
an average of $23.67 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20610
Performed in an office
164
times performed,
3% of his services

5th 4th

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

121
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$12,652.60an average of $77.15 per time performed $7,038.88
an average of $42.92 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
111
times performed,
2% of his services

6th 3rd

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

91
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$8,641.35an average of $77.85 per time performed $5,623.26
an average of $50.66 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
89
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 24th

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

45
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,468.86an average of $27.74 per time performed $1,650.06
an average of $18.54 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of lower spinal canal

Service Code: 72148
Performed in an office
87
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 38th

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

44
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,623.57an average of $122.11 per time performed $6,835.59
an average of $78.57 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
83
times performed,
1% of his services

9th 9th

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

79
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$9,578.20an average of $115.40 per time performed $6,024.14
an average of $72.58 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 4 or more views

Service Code: 73564
Performed in an office
68
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 18th

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

50
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,944.40an average of $43.30 per time performed $1,924.40
an average of $28.30 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 1... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99201
Performed in an office
63
times performed,
1% of his services

11th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

63
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,934.54an average of $46.58 per time performed $1,690.92
an average of $26.84 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Partial removal of spine bone with release of spinal cord... +

Partial removal of spine bone with release of spinal cord and/or nerves ×

Service Code: 63048
Performed in a facility
35
times performed,
0.61% of his services

12th 62nd

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

23
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,651.00an average of $218.60 per time performed $5,215.70
an average of $149.02 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
34
times performed,
0.59% of his services

13th 8th

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

34
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,868.86an average of $113.79 per time performed $2,577.88
an average of $75.82 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Partial removal of middle spine bone with release of spin... +

Partial removal of middle spine bone with release of spinal cord and/or nerves ×

Service Code: 63047
Performed in a facility
25
times performed,
0.43% of his services

14th 55th

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

25
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$16,073.00an average of $642.92 per time performed $10,957.50
an average of $438.30 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Fusion of lower spine bones, posterior or posterolateral ... +

Fusion of lower spine bones, posterior or posterolateral approach ×

Service Code: 22612
Performed in a facility
25
times performed,
0.43% of his services

15th 71st

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

25
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$41,441.75an average of $1,657.67 per time performed $28,198.75
an average of $1,127.95 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Repair of knee joint

Service Code: 27447
Performed in a facility
25
times performed,
0.43% of his services

16th 19th

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

23
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$36,583.50an average of $1,463.34 per time performed $24,940.25
an average of $997.61 per time performed
medical
HEMIC AND LYMPHATIC SYSTEMS

Bone marrow aspiration

Service Code: 38220
Performed in a facility
24
times performed,
0.42% of his services

17th 77th

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

24
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$792.00an average of $33.00 per time performed $543.36
an average of $22.64 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 2... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 20 minutes ×

Service Code: 99202
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.42% of his services

18th 28th

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

24
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,923.12an average of $80.13 per time performed $1,226.88
an average of $51.12 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of spine, 1 view

Service Code: 72020
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.36% of his services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

15
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$431.76an average of $20.56 per time performed $294.63
an average of $14.03 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.33% of his services

20th 14th

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$557.84an average of $29.36 per time performed $359.48
an average of $18.92 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Replacement of thigh bone and hip joint prosthesis

Service Code: 27130
Performed in a facility
18
times performed,
0.31% of his services

21st 31st

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

18
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$25,875.90an average of $1,437.55 per time performed $17,577.72
an average of $976.54 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Fusion of spine bones, posterior or posterolateral approach +

Fusion of spine bones, posterior or posterolateral approach ×

Service Code: 22614
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.26% of his services

22nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,080.25an average of $405.35 per time performed $4,145.10
an average of $276.34 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Insertion of posterior spinal instrumentation at base of ... +

Insertion of posterior spinal instrumentation at base of neck for stabilization, 1 interspace ×

Service Code: 22840
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.21% of his services

23rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$9,431.64an average of $785.97 per time performed $6,429.96
an average of $535.83 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of trigger points in 1 or 2 muscles

Service Code: 20552
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.21% of his services

24th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$702.00an average of $58.50 per time performed $421.32
an average of $35.11 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of upper spine, 4 or 5 views

Service Code: 72050
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.19% of his services

25th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$495.88an average of $45.08 per time performed $305.58
an average of $27.78 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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Average for Orthopaedic Surgery Providers in South Dakota

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 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.

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