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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $260 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 4 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
369
Rank: 13th
out of 120 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
1,444
Rank: 25th
out of 120 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
3.9 This Provider
Avg 4.4
Total Paid
by Medicare
$229K
Rank: 7th
out of 120 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$620 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $260

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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Gregory D. Dietrich
Average for Orthopedic Surgery Providers in Idaho

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

JEREMY OSTERMILLER

LEE GOULD

JOHN WHITAKER

PAUL SANCHIRICO

MARK PETERSON

Organizations

ST. JOSEPH REGIONAL MED...

TRI-STATE MEMORIAL HOSP...

Patients saw before

Gregory D. Dietrich

Patients saw after

Individuals

JEREMY OSTERMILLER

LEE GOULD

PAUL SANCHIRICO

MARK TERRY

GREGORY SPURLING

Organizations

ST. JOSEPH REGIONAL MED...

TRI-STATE MEMORIAL HOSP...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 26 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 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99212
Performed in an office
187
times performed,
13% of his services

1st 5th

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

144
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$12,529an average of $67 per time performed $5,423
an average of $29 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of lower and sacral spine, 2 or 3 views

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
160
times performed,
11% of his services

2nd 19th

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

108
patients got this service, 29% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$15,520an average of $97 per time performed $4,160
an average of $26 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
119
times performed,
8% of his services

3rd 3rd

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

104
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$13,566an average of $114 per time performed $5,950
an average of $50 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specif... +

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specified, 10 mg ×

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
111
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 2nd

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

47
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$555an average of $5 per time performed $111
an average of $1 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 4... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 45 minutes ×

Service Code: 99204
Performed in an office
91
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 20th

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

91
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$23,842an average of $262 per time performed $10,465
an average of $115 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, mepivacaine hydrochloride, per 10 ml

Service Code: J0670
Performed in an office
88
times performed,
6% of his services

6th Alert

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

12
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$88an average of $1 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of lower spinal canal

Service Code: 72148
Performed in an office
78
times performed,
5% of his services

7th 36th

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

74
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$85,254an average of $1,093 per time performed $18,486
an average of $237 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Partial removal of spine bone with release of spinal cord... +

Partial removal of spine bone with release of spinal cord and/or nerves ×

Service Code: 63048
Performed in a facility
75
times performed,
5% of his services

8th 38th

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

52
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$67,725an average of $903 per time performed $11,775
an average of $157 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Partial removal of middle spine bone with release of spin... +

Partial removal of middle spine bone with release of spinal cord and/or nerves ×

Service Code: 63047
Performed in a facility
58
times performed,
4% of his services

9th 47th

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

57
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$169,882an average of $2,929 per time performed $31,088
an average of $536 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
58
times performed,
4% of his services

10th 7th

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

57
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$9,918an average of $171 per time performed $4,350
an average of $75 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Insertion of spinal instrumentation for spinal stabilization +

Insertion of spinal instrumentation for spinal stabilization ×

Service Code: 22851
Performed in a facility
56
times performed,
4% of his services

11th 61st

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

42
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$86,184an average of $1,539 per time performed $16,968
an average of $303 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Fusion of lower spine bones with removal of disc, posteri... +

Fusion of lower spine bones with removal of disc, posterior or posterolateral approach ×

Service Code: 22633
Performed in a facility
42
times performed,
3% of his services

12th Alert

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

42
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$397,908an average of $9,474 per time performed $56,448
an average of $1,344 per time performed
HEMIC AND LYMPHATIC SYSTEMS

Bone marrow aspiration

Service Code: 38220
Performed in a facility
38
times performed,
3% of his services

13th Alert

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

38
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$31,046an average of $817 per time performed $1,292
an average of $34 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ribs of one side of body, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73510
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 11th

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

24
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,940an average of $84 per time performed $875
an average of $25 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of pelvis, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 72170
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 22nd

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

31
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,144an average of $67 per time performed $576
an average of $18 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20610
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
2% of his services

16th 4th

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

26
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$8,004an average of $276 per time performed $1,479
an average of $51 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

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

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typically 40 minutes ×

Service Code: 99215
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
2% of his services

17th Alert

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

26
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,006an average of $231 per time performed $2,548
an average of $98 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Insertion of posterior spinal instrumentation at base of ... +

Insertion of posterior spinal instrumentation at base of neck for stabilization, 1 interspace ×

Service Code: 22840
Performed in a facility
24
times performed,
2% of his services

18th Alert

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

24
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$69,264an average of $2,886 per time performed $13,704
an average of $571 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of trigger points in 1 or 2 muscles

Service Code: 20552
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
2% of his services

19th Alert

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

20
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,324an average of $188 per time performed $874
an average of $38 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of spine of neck, 2 or 3 views

Service Code: 72040
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
1% of his services

20th 42nd

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

11
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$1,974an average of $94 per time performed $483
an average of $23 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Partial removal of bone with release of spinal cord or sp... +

Partial removal of bone with release of spinal cord or spinal nerves of 1 interspace in lower spine ×

Service Code: 63030
Performed in a facility
18
times performed,
1% of his services

21st Alert

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

18
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$62,586an average of $3,477 per time performed $11,286
an average of $627 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
1% of his services

22nd 10th

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

14
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,173an average of $69 per time performed $374
an average of $22 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Insertion of posterior spinal instrumentation for spinal ... +

Insertion of posterior spinal instrumentation for spinal stabilization, 3 to 6 vertebral segments ×

Service Code: 22842
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
1% of his services

23rd 94th

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

16
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$46,272an average of $2,892 per time performed $9,040
an average of $565 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Replacement of thigh bone and hip joint prosthesis

Service Code: 27130
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
1% of his services

24th 27th

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

15
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$84,768an average of $5,298 per time performed $17,312
an average of $1,082 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 3... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 30 minutes ×

Service Code: 99203
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
1% of his services

25th 6th

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

15
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,535an average of $169 per time performed $1,095
an average of $73 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of upper spinal canal

Service Code: 72141
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.76% of his services

26th Alert

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

11
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$11,044an average of $1,004 per time performed $2,541
an average of $231 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 "Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine." 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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