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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
221
Rank: 134th
out of 360 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
1,540
Rank: 43rd
out of 360 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
7 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 3.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$47.7K
Rank: 84th
out of 360 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$216 This Provider
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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Jay S. Erickson
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

RICHARD FRIEDMAN

TODD BERGLAND

AMY NIGHTENGALE

DANIEL MUNZING

HUGH CECIL

Organizations

NORTH VALLEY HOSPITAL, INC

KALISPELL REGIONAL MEDI...

Patients saw before

Jay S. Erickson

Patients saw after

Individuals

MICHAEL HENSON

RICHARD FRIEDMAN

HUGH CECIL

SUZANNE DANIELL

PATRICK MCDONNELL

Organizations

NORTH VALLEY HOSPITAL, INC

KALISPELL REGIONAL MEDI...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 22 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 an office
266
times performed,
17% of his services

1st 3rd

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

115
patients got this service, 52% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$43,358an average of $163 per time performed $18,620
an average of $70 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 an office
184
times performed,
12% of his services

2nd 1st

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

122
patients got this service, 55% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$20,056an average of $109 per time performed $8,464
an average of $46 per time performed
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
179
times performed,
12% of his services

3rd 4th

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

111
patients got this service, 50% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$2,148an average of $12 per time performed $537
an average of $3 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
127
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 7th

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

16
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
7.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.6)
$1,270an average of $10 per time performed $762
an average of $6 per time performed
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
114
times performed,
7% of his services

5th 9th

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

91
patients got this service, 41% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$4,218an average of $37 per time performed $1,254
an average of $11 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
101
times performed,
7% of his services

6th 12th

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

89
patients got this service, 40% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$4,848an average of $48 per time performed $1,313
an average of $13 per time performed
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
91
times performed,
6% of his services

7th 11th

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

13
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.7)
$4,095an average of $45 per time performed $1,365
an average of $15 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
81
times performed,
5% of his services

8th 16th

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

76
patients got this service, 34% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$4,212an average of $52 per time performed $1,134
an average of $14 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
47
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 25th

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

36
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,632an average of $56 per time performed $1,128
an average of $24 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroxine (thyroid chemical) measurement

Service Code: 84439
Performed in an office
41
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 86th

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

33
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,886an average of $46 per time performed $533
an average of $13 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
41
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 10th

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

39
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,148an average of $28 per time performed $984
an average of $24 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81001
Performed in an office
39
times performed,
3% of his services

12th 27th

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

27
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$897an average of $23 per time performed $156
an average of $4 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 17th

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

27
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$1,470an average of $42 per time performed $490
an average of $14 per time performed
MEDICINE

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle

Service Code: 90662
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 74th

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

29
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$841an average of $29 per time performed $841
an average of $29 per time performed
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
28
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 24th

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

28
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,496an average of $232 per time performed $3,108
an average of $111 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 2-14 skin growths

Service Code: 17003
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
2% of his services

16th 46th

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

13
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,200an average of $48 per time performed $150
an average of $6 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Annual wellness visit; includes a personalized prevention... +

Annual wellness visit; includes a personalized prevention plan of service (pps), initial visit ×

Service Code: G0438
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 38th

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

23
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,636an average of $332 per time performed $3,841
an average of $167 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 36th

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

14
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$966an average of $42 per time performed $276
an average of $12 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Psa (prostate specific antigen) measurement

Service Code: 84153
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
1% of his services

19th 87th

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

18
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,280an average of $64 per time performed $520
an average of $26 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
1% of his services

20th 56th

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

18
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,180an average of $109 per time performed $1,120
an average of $56 per time performed
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
13
times performed,
0.84% of his services

21st 68th

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

13
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,170an average of $90 per time performed $832
an average of $64 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.84% of his services

22nd 70th

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

13
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$364an average of $28 per time performed $312
an average of $24 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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