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This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $123 per patient in 2013.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
79
Rank: 97th
out of 152 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
1,024
Rank: 19th
out of 152 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
13 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 4.6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$18.9K
Rank: 57th
out of 152 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$239 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $123

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, Family Providers in Montana

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 54 different services in 2013
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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
162
times performed,
16% of his services

1st 1st

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

63
patients got this service, 80% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$20,141an average of $124 per time performed $6,768
an average of $42 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
117
times performed,
11% of his services

2nd 5th

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

49
patients got this service, 62% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$2,340an average of $20 per time performed $339
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
92
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd 28th

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

39
patients got this service, 49% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$5,488an average of $60 per time performed $1,124
an average of $12 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
84
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 17th

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

43
patients got this service, 54% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$3,518an average of $42 per time performed $874
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
83
times performed,
8% of his services

5th 34th

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

41
patients got this service, 52% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,499an average of $18 per time performed $250
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
65
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 48th

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

37
patients got this service, 47% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$4,464an average of $69 per time performed $900
an average of $14 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
55
times performed,
5% of his services

7th 3rd

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

33
patients got this service, 42% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$9,867an average of $179 per time performed $3,230
an average of $59 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 32nd

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

24
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$2,063an average of $48 per time performed $565
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
4% of his services

9th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

30
patients got this service, 38% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,620an average of $84 per time performed $978
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urine microalbumin (protein) level

Service Code: 82043
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
2% of his services

10th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

20
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,364an average of $62 per time performed $172
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
22
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

19
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$880an average of $40 per time performed $154
an average of $7 per time performed
drug
TEMPORARY CODES

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered t... +

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered to individuals 3 years of age and older, for intramuscular use (fluzone) ×

Service Code: Q2038
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 51st

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

20
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$780an average of $39 per time performed $236
an average of $12 per time performed

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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