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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $121 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 4 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
71
Rank: 107th
out of 172 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
700
Rank: 41st
out of 172 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
9.9 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 4.1
Total Paid
by Medicare
$11.9K
Rank: 78th
out of 172 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$168 This Provider
Avg $121

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

WALTER SMITH

JOSE LOPEZ

UDOH OBIOHA

Organizations

BILLINGS CLINIC

NORTHEAST MONTANA HEALT...

Patients saw before

LOWELL MEDHUS FNP,PA-C

Patients saw after

Individuals

WALTER SMITH

JOSE LOPEZ

UDOH OBIOHA

ROBERT APGAR

Organizations

NORTHEAST MONTANA HEALT...

BILLINGS CLINIC

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 45 different services in 2014
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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
105
times performed,
15% of his services

1st 1st

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

54
patients got this service, 76% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$14,232an average of $136 per time performed $4,255
an average of $41 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
85
times performed,
12% of his services

2nd 7th

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

38
patients got this service, 54% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$1,812an average of $21 per time performed $250
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
68
times performed,
10% of his services

3rd 35th

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

34
patients got this service, 48% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$4,288an average of $63 per time performed $848
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
68
times performed,
10% of his services

4th 34th

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

33
patients got this service, 46% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,322an average of $19 per time performed $204
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
59
times performed,
8% of his services

5th 24th

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

34
patients got this service, 48% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$2,630an average of $45 per time performed $614
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
45
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 49th

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

28
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,249an average of $72 per time performed $603
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
5% of his services

7th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

28
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,292an average of $89 per time performed $831
an average of $22 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
37
times performed,
5% of his services

8th 4th

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

24
patients got this service, 34% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$7,042an average of $190 per time performed $1,881
an average of $51 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
5% of his services

9th 44th

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

21
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$1,636an average of $51 per time performed $415
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 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99212
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 11th

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

15
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,506an average of $104 per time performed $615
an average of $26 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urine microalbumin (protein) level

Service Code: 82043
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
2% of his services

11th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

15
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$984an average of $66 per time performed $116
an average of $8 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Creatinine level to test for kidney function or muscle in... +

Creatinine level to test for kidney function or muscle injury ×

Service Code: 82570
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
2% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

15
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$636an average of $42 per time performed $104
an average of $7 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.

Hover over each slice to see percentage breakdown.

Lowell William Medhus
Average for Nurse Practitioner, Family 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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