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, $181 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 4 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
1,272
Rank: 3rd
out of 174 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
2,591
Rank: 28th
out of 174 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
2 This Provider
Avg 4.3
Total Paid
by Medicare
$85.7K
Rank: 54th
out of 174 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$67 This Provider
Avg $181

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

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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 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in a facility
922
times performed,
36% of his services

1st 6th

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

418
patients got this service, 33% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$48,312.80an average of $52.40 per time performed $33,330.30
an average of $36.15 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
913
times performed,
35% of his services

2nd 8th

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

703
patients got this service, 55% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$24,084.94an average of $26.38 per time performed $5,697.12
an average of $6.24 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 a facility
235
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd 23rd

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

232
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$26,700.70an average of $113.62 per time performed $17,354.75
an average of $73.85 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 a facility
125
times performed,
5% of his services

4th 3rd

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

108
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$10,033.75an average of $80.27 per time performed $7,051.25
an average of $56.41 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
51
times performed,
2% of his services

5th 5th

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

32
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$8,696.01an average of $170.51 per time performed $2,947.29
an average of $57.79 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 a facility
44
times performed,
2% of his services

6th 34th

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: 1.2)
$1,184.04an average of $26.91 per time performed $811.80
an average of $18.45 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
29
times performed,
1% of his services

7th 12th

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

29
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$14,321.07an average of $493.83 per time performed $4,484.27
an average of $154.63 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
24
times performed,
0.93% of his services

8th 1st

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

21
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$1,828.08an average of $76.17 per time performed $934.08
an average of $38.92 per time performed
medical

Transitional care management services, highly complexity,... +

Transitional care management services, highly complexity, requiring face-to-face visits within 7 days of discharge ×

Service Code: 99496
Performed in a facility
20
times performed,
0.77% of his services

9th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

18
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,476.00an average of $173.80 per time performed $2,326.60
an average of $116.33 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health ... +

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health services under a home health plan of care (patient not present), including contacts with home health agency and review of reports of patient status required by physicians to affirm the initial imple ×

Service Code: G0180
Performed in a facility
17
times performed,
0.66% of his services

10th 88th

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: 1.2)
$1,727.03an average of $101.59 per time performed $718.08
an average of $42.24 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 a facility
16
times performed,
0.62% of his services

11th 55th

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)
$3,684.00an average of $230.25 per time performed $1,438.24
an average of $89.89 per time performed
medical
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Removal of impact ear wax, one ear

Service Code: 69210
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.62% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

15
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$552.00an average of $34.50 per time performed $329.92
an average of $20.62 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 a facility
14
times performed,
0.54% of his services

13th 66th

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)
$2,338.98an average of $167.07 per time performed $701.40
an average of $50.10 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health ... +

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health services under a home health plan of care (patient not present), including contacts with home health agency and review of reports of patient status required by physicians to affirm the initial imple ×

Service Code: G0180
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.5% of his services

14th 70th

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,391.00an average of $107.00 per time performed $550.94
an average of $42.38 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.5% of his services

15th 17th

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,715.05an average of $208.85 per time performed $759.46
an average of $58.42 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.5% of his services

16th 49th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.86% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$720.98an average of $55.46 per time performed $548.21
an average of $42.17 per time performed
medical

Transitional care management services, moderately complex... +

Transitional care management services, moderately complexity, requiring face-to-face visits within 14 days of discharge ×

Service Code: 99495
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.46% of his services

17th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 0.86% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,368.00an average of $114.00 per time performed $1,056.84
an average of $88.07 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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Dennis Lee Peterson
Average for Internal Medicine Providers in Montana

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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