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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $102 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
56
Rank: 187th
out of 279 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
598
Rank: 53rd
out of 279 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
10.7 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 2.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$11.4K
Rank: 113th
out of 279 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$204 This Provider
Avg $102

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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Jerry L. Foster
Average for Nurse Practitioner Providers in Montana

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

WALTER SMITH

PETER AROSEMENA

JIMMY GRAY

MARY SCHNEIDER

KELLY DALTON

Organizations

NORTHEAST MONTANA HEALT...

BILLINGS CLINIC

Patients saw before

Jerry L. Foster

Patients saw after

Individuals

WALTER SMITH

PETER AROSEMENA

KELLY DALTON

JEREMIAH ELDRED

JUDITH LAURIDSEN

Organizations

NORTHEAST MONTANA HEALT...

BILLINGS CLINIC

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 12 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 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in an office
130
times performed,
22% of his services

1st 1st

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

47
patients got this service, 84% of his patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$14,430an average of $111 per time performed $5,850
an average of $45 per time performed
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
99
times performed,
17% of his services

2nd 6th

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

40
patients got this service, 71% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$1,980an average of $20 per time performed $297
an average of $3 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
72
times performed,
12% of his services

3rd 39th

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

40
patients got this service, 71% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,368an average of $19 per time performed $216
an average of $3 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
71
times performed,
12% of his services

4th 8th

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

37
patients got this service, 66% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$6,177an average of $87 per time performed $1,846
an average of $26 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
57
times performed,
10% of his services

5th 23rd

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

30
patients got this service, 54% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$3,819an average of $67 per time performed $798
an average of $14 per time performed
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
50
times performed,
8% of his services

6th 21st

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

26
patients got this service, 46% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$2,000an average of $40 per time performed $550
an average of $11 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
39
times performed,
7% of his services

7th 26th

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

19
patients got this service, 34% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,833an average of $47 per time performed $546
an average of $14 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
5% of his services

8th 42nd

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

23
patients got this service, 41% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,280an average of $76 per time performed $480
an average of $16 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of chest, 2 views, front and side

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 78th

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

11
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,530an average of $102 per time performed $255
an average of $17 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 44th

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

11
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,170an average of $90 per time performed $312
an average of $24 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urine microalbumin (protein) level

Service Code: 82043
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
2% of his services

11th Alert

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

11
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$737an average of $67 per time performed $88
an average of $8 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Creatinine level to test for kidney function or muscle in... +

Creatinine level to test for kidney function or muscle injury ×

Service Code: 82570
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
2% of his services

12th Alert

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

11
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$462an average of $42 per time performed $77
an average of $7 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 "Nurse Practitioner, Family." 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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