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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $128 per patient in 2013.
They performed about 2 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
698
Rank: 8th
out of 80 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
1,147
Rank: 6th
out of 80 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
1.6 This Provider
Avg 1.8
Total Paid
by Medicare
$38.1K
Rank: 46th
out of 80 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$55 This Provider
Avg $128

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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Ricardo Vega
Average for Emergency Medicine Providers in Montana

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 74 different services in 2013
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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
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
194
times performed,
17% of his services

1st 5th

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

187
patients got this service, 27% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$81,449an average of $420 per time performed $9,640
an average of $50 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
127
times performed,
11% of his services

2nd 9th

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

127
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$46,076an average of $363 per time performed $3,936
an average of $31 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81001
Performed in an office
58
times performed,
5% of his services

3rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

58
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,784an average of $48 per time performed $244
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
54
times performed,
5% of his services

4th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

54
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$23,274an average of $431 per time performed $777
an average of $14 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Emergency department visit, moderately severe problem

Service Code: 99283
Performed in a facility
52
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 3rd

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

52
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$16,016an average of $308 per time performed $2,228
an average of $43 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
48
times performed,
4% of his services

6th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

48
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$19,486an average of $406 per time performed $3,251
an average of $68 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 a facility
46
times performed,
4% of his services

7th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

46
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,900an average of $150 per time performed $1,579
an average of $34 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretat... +

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93000
Performed in an office
45
times performed,
4% of his services

8th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

45
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$10,610an average of $236 per time performed $591
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Emergency department visit, problem of high severity

Service Code: 99284
Performed in a facility
44
times performed,
4% of his services

9th 2nd

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

44
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$26,428an average of $601 per time performed $3,858
an average of $88 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Injection into tissue or muscle for therapy, diagnosis, o... +

Injection into tissue or muscle for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96372
Performed in an office
41
times performed,
4% of his services

10th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

41
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,747an average of $67 per time performed $661
an average of $16 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
41
times performed,
4% of his services

11th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

41
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,829an average of $69 per time performed $741
an average of $18 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
39
times performed,
3% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

21
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,041an average of $27 per time performed $69
an average of $2 per time performed
medical
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
30
times performed,
3% of his services

13th 14th

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

30
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$500an average of $17 per time performed $88
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
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
29
times performed,
3% of his services

14th 1st

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

29
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$26,819an average of $925 per time performed $3,660
an average of $126 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Detection test for influenza virus

Service Code: 87804
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
2% of his services

15th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,388an average of $53 per time performed $422
an average of $16 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Strep test (streptococcus, group a)

Service Code: 87880
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
2% of his services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

21
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,191an average of $57 per time performed $341
an average of $16 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
18
times performed,
2% of his services

17th 11th

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

18
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,586an average of $533 per time performed $1,408
an average of $78 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
16
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 13th

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,728an average of $358 per time performed $663
an average of $41 per time performed
drug
TEMPORARY CODES

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered t... +

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered to individuals 3 years of age and older, for intramuscular use (fluzone) ×

Service Code: Q2038
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
1% of his services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$286an average of $22 per time performed $153
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of foot, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73630
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
1% of his services

20th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,880an average of $240 per time performed $209
an average of $17 per time performed

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 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.

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