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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $159 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 4 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
191
Rank: 186th
out of 384 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
1,743
Rank: 42nd
out of 384 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
9.1 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 4
Total Paid
by Medicare
$56K
Rank: 77th
out of 384 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$293 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $159

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.

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 in 2014.

Individuals

WILLIAM BENEDETTO

PATRICK MCDONNELL

MICHAEL HENSON

KATHRYN NEFF

HUGH CECIL

Organizations

NORTH VALLEY HOSPITAL, INC

KALISPELL REGIONAL MEDI...

Patients saw before

JAY ERICKSON MD

Patients saw after

Individuals

WILLIAM BENEDETTO

PATRICK MCDONNELL

KATHRYN NEFF

RICHARD FRIEDMAN

MICHAEL HENSON

Organizations

NORTH VALLEY HOSPITAL, INC

KALISPELL REGIONAL MEDI...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 85 different services in 2014
All Services

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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 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in an office
358
times performed,
21% of his services

1st 4th

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

130
patients got this service, 68% of his patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$62,292an average of $174 per time performed $25,225
an average of $70 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
190
times performed,
11% of his services

2nd 5th

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

114
patients got this service, 60% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$950an average of $5 per time performed $549
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
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
108
times performed,
6% of his services

3rd 16th

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

96
patients got this service, 50% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$3,996an average of $37 per time performed $1,115
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
106
times performed,
6% of his services

4th 17th

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

90
patients got this service, 47% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$5,088an average of $48 per time performed $1,353
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
103
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 7th

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

19
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
5.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.7)
$1,030an average of $10 per time performed $542
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
80
times performed,
5% of his services

6th 23rd

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

77
patients got this service, 40% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,160an average of $52 per time performed $1,060
an average of $13 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
79
times performed,
5% of his services

7th 1st

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

68
patients got this service, 36% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$9,401an average of $119 per time performed $3,827
an average of $48 per time performed
medical
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
67
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 11th

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

67
patients got this service, 35% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$12,194an average of $182 per time performed $7,468
an average of $111 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 5 minutes ×

Service Code: 99211
Performed in an office
58
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 8th

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

16
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
3.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.1)
$1,972an average of $34 per time performed $824
an average of $14 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
50
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 40th

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

34
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,800an average of $56 per time performed $1,089
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroxine (thyroid chemical) measurement

Service Code: 84439
Performed in an office
46
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 85th

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

31
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$2,116an average of $46 per time performed $536
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
39
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 13th

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

37
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,157an average of $30 per time performed $961
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
38
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 20th

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

25
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$1,596an average of $42 per time performed $475
an average of $13 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle

Service Code: 90662
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 42nd

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

36
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,077an average of $30 per time performed $1,056
an average of $29 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
32
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 41st

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

23
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$288an average of $9 per time performed $131
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 57th

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

18
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,982an average of $142 per time performed $842
an average of $40 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.98% of his services

17th 43rd

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

15
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$714an average of $42 per time performed $182
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Psa (prostate specific antigen) measurement

Service Code: 84153
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.92% of his services

18th 115th

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

12
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,024an average of $64 per time performed $393
an average of $25 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
13
times performed,
0.75% of his services

19th 54th

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

12
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$403an average of $31 per time performed $133
an average of $10 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection ben... +

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection beneath the skin or into muscle, patient 2 years or older ×

Service Code: 90732
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.63% of his services

20th 62nd

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

11
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,023an average of $93 per time performed $834
an average of $76 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.63% of his services

21st 47th

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

11
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$308an average of $28 per time performed $271
an average of $25 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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Jay S Erickson
Average for Family 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 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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