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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $138 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
473
Rank: 22nd
out of 360 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
2,559
Rank: 13th
out of 360 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
5.4 This Provider
Avg 3.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$123K
Rank: 8th
out of 360 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$260 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $138

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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Frank Michels
Average for Family Practice 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

JOHN HANSON

JOSEPH DILLARD

KATHLEEN RYAN

ROBERT DIETZ

ROBERT STEARS

Organizations

ST. VINCENT HEALTHCARE

ST. VINCENT HEALTHCARE

Patients saw before

Frank Michels

Patients saw after

Individuals

JOHN HANSON

KATHLEEN RYAN

JOSEPH DILLARD

ROBERT DIETZ

MITCHELL GALLAGHER

Organizations

ST. VINCENT HEALTHCARE

ST. VINCENT HEALTHCARE

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 19 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 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in a facility
1,353
times performed,
53% of his services

1st 5th

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

407
patients got this service, 86% of his patients
3.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$112,299an average of $83 per time performed $77,121
an average of $57 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 a facility
444
times performed,
17% of his services

2nd 2nd

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

245
patients got this service, 52% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$23,088an average of $52 per time performed $15,984
an average of $36 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 15 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 15 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99308
Performed in an office
179
times performed,
7% of his services

3rd 58th

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

45
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$19,869an average of $111 per time performed $8,771
an average of $49 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 71020
Performed in a facility
76
times performed,
3% of his services

4th 62nd

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

68
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$912an average of $12 per time performed $608
an average of $8 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in a facility
70
times performed,
3% of his services

5th 84th

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

55
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$4,830an average of $69 per time performed $2,800
an average of $40 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 2-14 skin growths

Service Code: 17003
Performed in a facility
60
times performed,
2% of his services

6th 88th

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

28
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$960an average of $16 per time performed $180
an average of $3 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 10 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 10 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99307
Performed in an office
54
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 39th

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

29
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.7)
$3,672an average of $68 per time performed $1,620
an average of $30 per time performed
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
52
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 32nd

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

48
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,976an average of $38 per time performed $364
an average of $7 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient assisted living visit, typically 40 m... +

Established patient assisted living visit, typically 40 minutes ×

Service Code: 99336
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
1% of his services

9th Alert

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,660an average of $180 per time performed $3,589
an average of $97 per time performed
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 a facility
35
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 71st

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

24
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,610an average of $46 per time performed $1,225
an average of $35 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial nursing facility visit, typically 35 minutes per day +

Initial nursing facility visit, typically 35 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99305
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
1% of his services

11th Alert

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

24
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,138an average of $198 per time performed $3,131
an average of $101 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ribs of one side of body, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73510
Performed in a facility
27
times performed,
1% of his services

12th Alert

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

23
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$324an average of $12 per time performed $243
an average of $9 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72100
Performed in a facility
26
times performed,
1% of his services

13th Alert

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

26
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$312an average of $12 per time performed $234
an average of $9 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 25 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99309
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.94% of his services

14th Alert

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

18
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,672an average of $153 per time performed $1,608
an average of $67 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient assisted living visit, typically 25 m... +

Established patient assisted living visit, typically 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99335
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.9% of his services

15th Alert

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,737an average of $119 per time performed $1,541
an average of $67 per time performed
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
21
times performed,
0.82% of his services

16th 41st

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

19
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,268an average of $108 per time performed $1,722
an average of $82 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial nursing facility visit, typically 45 minutes per day +

Initial nursing facility visit, typically 45 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99306
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.7% of his services

17th Alert

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

18
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,572an average of $254 per time performed $2,304
an average of $128 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.63% of his services

18th 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
$192an average of $12 per time performed $128
an average of $8 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of middle spine, 3 views

Service Code: 72070
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.51% of his services

19th 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
$156an average of $12 per time performed $117
an average of $9 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 "Family Medicine." 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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