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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $93 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
385
Rank: 33rd
out of 286 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
1,769
Rank: 18th
out of 286 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
4.6 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 2.7
Total Paid
by Medicare
$52.9K
Rank: 13th
out of 286 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$138 This Provider
Avg $93

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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Timothy N. Sinton
Average for Physician Assistant 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

JEFFREY KESSLER

GEORGE RO

KEVIN LIMBAUGH

TYLER WILL

DAVID ENGBRECHT

Organizations

BENEFIS HOSPITALS, INC.

CENTRAL MONTANA SURGERY...

Patients saw before

Timothy N. Sinton

Patients saw after

Individuals

JEFFREY KESSLER

LESLIE RUSSELL

TYLER WILL

GEORGE RO

JAMES HARRIS

Organizations

BENEFIS HOSPITALS, INC.

ST. PETER'S COMMUNITY H...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 35 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
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
278
times performed,
16% of his services

1st 9th

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

147
patients got this service, 38% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$834an average of $3 per time performed $834
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 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in an office
210
times performed,
12% of his services

2nd 7th

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

116
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$23,100an average of $110 per time performed $11,970
an average of $57 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
131
times performed,
7% of his services

3rd 22nd

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

111
patients got this service, 29% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,572an average of $12 per time performed $1,441
an average of $11 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
128
times performed,
7% of his services

4th 1st

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

89
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$9,344an average of $73 per time performed $5,248
an average of $41 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
126
times performed,
7% of his services

5th 28th

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

113
patients got this service, 29% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,016an average of $16 per time performed $1,638
an average of $13 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
86
times performed,
5% of his services

6th 15th

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

52
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$6,622an average of $77 per time performed $4,042
an average of $47 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
83
times performed,
5% of his services

7th 63rd

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

80
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,075an average of $25 per time performed $1,992
an average of $24 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
81
times performed,
5% of his services

8th 71st

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

73
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,539an average of $19 per time performed $1,134
an average of $14 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Annual wellness visit; includes a personalized prevention... +

Annual wellness visit; includes a personalized prevention plan of service (pps), initial visit ×

Service Code: G0438
Performed in an office
46
times performed,
3% of his services

9th Alert

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

46
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,382an average of $117 per time performed $5,382
an average of $117 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81001
Performed in an office
42
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 26th

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

33
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$210an average of $5 per time performed $168
an average of $4 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 47th

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

39
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$960an average of $24 per time performed $960
an average of $24 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Magnesium level

Service Code: 83735
Performed in an office
39
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

38
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$390an average of $10 per time performed $351
an average of $9 per time performed
MEDICINE

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle, patient ... +

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle, patient 3 years and older ×

Service Code: 90656
Performed in an office
38
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 96th

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

38
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$532an average of $14 per time performed $456
an average of $12 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 44th

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

33
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$148an average of $4 per time performed $111
an average of $3 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
32
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 64th

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

32
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,464an average of $202 per time performed $4,064
an average of $127 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Emergency department visit, problem of high severity

Service Code: 99284
Performed in a facility
32
times performed,
2% of his services

16th 35th

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

32
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,280an average of $290 per time performed $2,208
an average of $69 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
2% of his services

17th 56th

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

25
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$434an average of $14 per time performed $434
an average of $14 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Prostate cancer screening; prostate specific antigen test... +

Prostate cancer screening; prostate specific antigen test (psa) ×

Service Code: G0103
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
1% of his services

18th Alert

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

26
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$676an average of $26 per time performed $676
an average of $26 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Cyanocobalamin (vitamin b-12) level

Service Code: 82607
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
1% of his services

19th Alert

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

26
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$572an average of $22 per time performed $546
an average of $21 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, more than 30 minutes

Service Code: 99239
Performed in a facility
22
times performed,
1% of his services

20th Alert

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

22
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,464an average of $112 per time performed $1,496
an average of $68 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Vitamin d-3 level

Service Code: 82306
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
1% of his services

21st Alert

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

20
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$924an average of $42 per time performed $924
an average of $42 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bacterial colony count, urine

Service Code: 87086
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
1% of his services

22nd 74th

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

20
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$252an average of $12 per time performed $231
an average of $11 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Emergency department visit, moderately severe problem

Service Code: 99283
Performed in a facility
21
times performed,
1% of his services

23rd 39th

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

21
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,885an average of $185 per time performed $714
an average of $34 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
18
times performed,
1% of his services

24th 43rd

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

18
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,404an average of $78 per time performed $846
an average of $47 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Annual wellness visit, includes a personalized prevention... +

Annual wellness visit, includes a personalized prevention plan of service (pps), subsequent visit ×

Service Code: G0439
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
1% of his services

25th Alert

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

18
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,422an average of $79 per time performed $1,422
an average of $79 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron level

Service Code: 83540
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
1% of his services

26th Alert

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

16
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$126an average of $7 per time performed $108
an average of $6 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron binding capacity

Service Code: 83550
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
1% of his services

27th Alert

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

16
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$144an average of $8 per time performed $144
an average of $8 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Ferritin (blood protein) level

Service Code: 82728
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.9% of his services

28th Alert

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

15
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$320an average of $20 per time performed $304
an average of $19 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Emergency department visit, problem with significant thre... +

Emergency department visit, problem with significant threat to life or function ×

Service Code: 99285
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.73% of his services

29th 38th

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,850an average of $450 per time performed $1,313
an average of $101 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Kidney function blood test panel

Service Code: 80069
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.73% of his services

30th Alert

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$169an average of $13 per time performed $156
an average of $12 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.68% of his services

31st Alert

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

11
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$144an average of $12 per time performed $144
an average of $12 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroxine (thyroid chemical) measurement

Service Code: 84439
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.68% of his services

32nd Alert

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

12
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$156an average of $13 per time performed $144
an average of $12 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation +

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation ×

Service Code: 85651
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.62% of his services

33rd Alert

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

11
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$55an average of $5 per time performed $55
an average of $5 per time performed
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
11
times performed,
0.62% of his services

34th 89th

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

11
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,518an average of $138 per time performed $990
an average of $90 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Folic acid level

Service Code: 82746
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.62% of his services

35th Alert

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

11
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$231an average of $21 per time performed $231
an average of $21 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 "Physician Assistant, Medical." 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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