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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $131 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 2 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
533
Rank: 4th
out of 35 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
1,624
Rank: 4th
out of 35 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
3 This Provider
Avg 2.4
Total Paid
by Medicare
$81.6K
Rank: 4th
out of 35 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$153 This Provider
Avg $131

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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Darrell A. Kammer
Average for Otolaryngology 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

THOMAS DONNDELINGER

JAMES FIELD

STANLEY STRINGAM

JOHN SADAJ

MICHAEL DEE

Organizations

ST LUKES REGIONAL MEDIC...

SAINT ALPHONSUS MEDICAL...

Patients saw before

Darrell A. Kammer

Patients saw after

Individuals

JAMES FIELD

MURALI BATHINA

RANDALL HUTCHINGS

THOMAS DONNDELINGER

JOHN SADAJ

Organizations

ST LUKES REGIONAL MEDIC...

SAINT ALPHONSUS MEDICAL...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 16 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
523
times performed,
32% of his services

1st 1st

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

284
patients got this service, 53% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$35,564an average of $68 per time performed $24,581
an average of $47 per time performed
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Removal of impact ear wax, one ear

Service Code: 69210
Performed in an office
251
times performed,
15% of his services

2nd 4th

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

191
patients got this service, 36% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$12,299an average of $49 per time performed $8,283
an average of $33 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
207
times performed,
13% of his services

3rd 2nd

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

207
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$20,700an average of $100 per time performed $13,662
an average of $66 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
120
times performed,
7% of his services

4th Alert

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

16
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$360an average of $3 per time performed $120
an average of $1 per time performed
MEDICINE

Air and bone conduction assessment of hearing loss and sp... +

Air and bone conduction assessment of hearing loss and speech recognition ×

Service Code: 92557
Performed in an office
105
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 16th

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

102
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,095an average of $39 per time performed $2,835
an average of $27 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
96
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 11th

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

96
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$15,264an average of $159 per time performed $10,656
an average of $111 per time performed
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Diagnostic examination of voice box using flexible endoscope +

Diagnostic examination of voice box using flexible endoscope ×

Service Code: 31575
Performed in an office
76
times performed,
5% of his services

7th 7th

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

69
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$8,892an average of $117 per time performed $6,308
an average of $83 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of paranasal sinus, less than 3 views

Service Code: 70210
Performed in an office
61
times performed,
4% of his services

8th Alert

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

50
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,830an average of $30 per time performed $1,403
an average of $23 per time performed
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Removal of skin debris and drainage of mastoid cavity

Service Code: 69220
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
2% of his services

9th Alert

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

26
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,900an average of $140 per time performed $3,360
an average of $96 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
32
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 9th

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

31
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,424an average of $107 per time performed $2,208
an average of $69 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Injection of up to 7 skin growths

Service Code: 11900
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
2% of his services

11th Alert

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

17
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,664an average of $64 per time performed $936
an average of $36 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Removal of impacted cerumen (one or both ears) by physici... +

Removal of impacted cerumen (one or both ears) by physician on same date of service as audiologic function testing ×

Service Code: G0268
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
1% of his services

12th Alert

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

23
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,127an average of $49 per time performed $851
an average of $37 per time performed
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Injection of drug into nasal air passages

Service Code: 30200
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
1% of his services

13th Alert

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

16
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,226an average of $106 per time performed $1,554
an average of $74 per time performed
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Complex control of nose bleed

Service Code: 30903
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
1% of his services

14th Alert

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

16
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,213an average of $189 per time performed $2,516
an average of $148 per time performed
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Incision of eardrum with insertion of eardrum tube under ... +

Incision of eardrum with insertion of eardrum tube under local or topical anesthesia ×

Service Code: 69433
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
1% of his services

15th Alert

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

15
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,298an average of $194 per time performed $2,227
an average of $131 per time performed
MEDICINE

Eardrum testing using ear probe

Service Code: 92567
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.86% of his services

16th 22nd

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$196an average of $14 per time performed $154
an average of $11 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 "Otolaryngology." 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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