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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, $217 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
708
Rank: 8th
out of 27 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
1,803
Rank: 9th
out of 27 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
2.5 This Provider
Avg 3.1
Total Paid
by Medicare
$112K
Rank: 11th
out of 27 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$158 This Provider
Avg $217

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 45 different services in 2015
(24 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
MEDICINE

Measurement of lung diffusing capacity

Service Code: 94729
Performed in a facility
312
times performed,
17% of his services

1st 4th

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

302
patients got this service, 43% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$32,760.00an average of $105.00 per time performed $2,268.24
an average of $7.27 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Critical care delivery critically ill or injured patient,... +

Critical care delivery critically ill or injured patient, first 30-74 minutes ×

Service Code: 99291
Performed in a facility
261
times performed,
14% of his services

2nd 1st

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

114
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$141,984.00an average of $544.00 per time performed $46,859.94
an average of $179.54 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement and graphic recording of total and timed exha... +

Measurement and graphic recording of total and timed exhaled air capacity ×

Service Code: 94010
Performed in a facility
253
times performed,
14% of his services

3rd 9th

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

240
patients got this service, 34% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$16,698.00an average of $66.00 per time performed $1,690.04
an average of $6.68 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement and graphic recording of the amount and speed... +

Measurement and graphic recording of the amount and speed of breathed air, before and following medication administration ×

Service Code: 94060
Performed in a facility
183
times performed,
10% of his services

4th 11th

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

181
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$11,712.00an average of $64.00 per time performed $1,892.22
an average of $10.34 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
181
times performed,
10% of his services

5th 6th

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

115
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$17,376.00an average of $96.00 per time performed $11,075.39
an average of $61.19 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
74
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 21st

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

49
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$9,472.00an average of $128.00 per time performed $6,608.94
an average of $89.31 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
71
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 2nd

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

38
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$10,153.00an average of $143.00 per time performed $4,113.74
an average of $57.94 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 35 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 35 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99233
Performed in a facility
65
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 8th

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

43
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$13,390.00an average of $206.00 per time performed $5,423.60
an average of $83.44 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Determination of lung volumes using plethysmography

Service Code: 94726
Performed in a facility
61
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 12th

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

60
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,111.00an average of $51.00 per time performed $589.26
an average of $9.66 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 6... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 60 minutes ×

Service Code: 99205
Performed in a facility
47
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 30th

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

47
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,259.00an average of $197.00 per time performed $6,386.83
an average of $135.89 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
42
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 15th

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

42
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,056.00an average of $168.00 per time performed $4,187.82
an average of $99.71 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
23
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 13th

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

23
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,292.00an average of $404.00 per time performed $3,631.70
an average of $157.90 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Pulmonary exercise testing

Service Code: 94620
Performed in a facility
22
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 28th

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,302.00an average of $241.00 per time performed $503.14
an average of $22.87 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Irrigation and suction of lung airways to obtain cells us... +

Irrigation and suction of lung airways to obtain cells using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 31624
Performed in a facility
19
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 38th

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$20,957.00an average of $1,103.00 per time performed $871.15
an average of $45.85 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of central venous catheter for infusion, patien... +

Insertion of central venous catheter for infusion, patient 5 years or older ×

Service Code: 36556
Performed in a facility
18
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 29th

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)
$15,840.00an average of $880.00 per time performed $1,805.22
an average of $100.29 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Emergent insertion of breathing tube into windpipe cartil... +

Emergent insertion of breathing tube into windpipe cartilage using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 31500
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.89% of his services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,680.00an average of $355.00 per time performed $1,454.88
an average of $90.93 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Ultrasound of lung airways using an endoscope

Service Code: 31620
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.89% of his services

17th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,080.00an average of $130.00 per time performed $839.36
an average of $52.46 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.83% of his services

18th 42nd

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,160.00an average of $144.00 per time performed $875.55
an average of $58.37 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Needle biopsy of windpipe cartilage, airway, and/or lung ... +

Needle biopsy of windpipe cartilage, airway, and/or lung using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 31629
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
0.78% of his services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$15,736.00an average of $1,124.00 per time performed $2,296.98
an average of $164.07 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
14
times performed,
0.78% of his services

20th 7th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$2,520.98an average of $180.07 per time performed $1,171.24
an average of $83.66 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 an office
12
times performed,
0.67% of his services

21st 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, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,823.00an average of $235.25 per time performed $1,344.36
an average of $112.03 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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Fernando Caceres Lopez
Average for Pulmonary Disease 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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