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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $102 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
61
Rank: 181st
out of 279 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
344
Rank: 105th
out of 279 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
5.6 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 2.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$7,704
Rank: 139th
out of 279 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$126 This Provider
Avg $102

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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Lowell W. Medhus
Average for Nurse Practitioner 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

WALTER SMITH

UDOH OBIOHA

MARK ZILKOSKI

GEORGE BIANCARELLI

Organizations

NORTHEAST MONTANA HEALT...

BILLINGS CLINIC

Patients saw before

Lowell W. Medhus

Patients saw after

Individuals

WALTER SMITH

UDOH OBIOHA

MARK ZILKOSKI

Organizations

NORTHEAST MONTANA HEALT...

BILLINGS CLINIC

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 10 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 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in an office
80
times performed,
23% of his services

1st 1st

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

43
patients got this service, 70% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$8,880an average of $111 per time performed $3,600
an average of $45 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
54
times performed,
16% of his services

2nd 6th

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

27
patients got this service, 44% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$1,080an average of $20 per time performed $162
an average of $3 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
12% of his services

3rd 23rd

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

24
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,720an average of $68 per time performed $520
an average of $13 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
11% of his services

4th 39th

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

26
patients got this service, 43% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$703an average of $19 per time performed $111
an average of $3 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
35
times performed,
10% of his services

5th 21st

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

16
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,400an average of $40 per time performed $385
an average of $11 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
7% of his services

6th 42nd

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

21
patients got this service, 34% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,925an average of $77 per time performed $375
an average of $15 per time performed
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
23
times performed,
7% of his services

7th 4th

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

20
patients got this service, 33% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$3,703an average of $161 per time performed $1,472
an average of $64 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
6% of his services

8th 26th

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

16
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$893an average of $47 per time performed $266
an average of $14 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
5% of his services

9th 44th

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

16
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,547an average of $91 per time performed $408
an average of $24 per time performed
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
14
times performed,
4% of his services

10th 8th

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

14
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,218an average of $87 per time performed $378
an average of $27 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 "Nurse Practitioner, Family." 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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