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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $89 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
152
Rank: 152nd
out of 373 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
509
Rank: 104th
out of 373 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
3.3 This Provider
Avg 2.6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$9,931
Rank: 174th
out of 373 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$65 This Provider
Avg $89

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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Kathleen R. Nielsen
Average for Physician Assistant 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

RAYMOND HOOFT

BRIAN KITTELSON

Organizations

ST LUKES REGIONAL MEDIC...

INTERPATH LABORATORY, INC.

Patients saw before

Kathleen R. Nielsen

Patients saw after

Individuals

RAYMOND HOOFT

BRIAN KITTELSON

Organizations

INTERPATH LABORATORY, INC.

ST LUKES REGIONAL MEDIC...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 8 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
DRUGS

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

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

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
128
times performed,
25% of her services

1st 12th

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

20
patients got this service, 13% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$384an average of $3 per time performed $128
an average of $1 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
95
times performed,
19% of her services

2nd 1st

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

70
patients got this service, 46% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$6,460an average of $68 per time performed $3,230
an average of $34 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
87
times performed,
17% of her services

3rd 3rd

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

65
patients got this service, 43% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$8,613an average of $99 per time performed $4,785
an average of $55 per time performed
MEDICINE

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, di... +

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96372
Performed in an office
77
times performed,
15% of her services

4th 15th

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

25
patients got this service, 16% of her patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$1,694an average of $22 per time performed $1,001
an average of $13 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
61
times performed,
12% of her services

5th 5th

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

48
patients got this service, 32% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,220an average of $20 per time performed $183
an average of $3 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81000
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
7% of her services

6th 62nd

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

31
patients got this service, 20% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$648an average of $18 per time performed $144
an average of $4 per time performed
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 (fluvirin) ×

Service Code: Q2037
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
3% of her services

7th 124th

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

13
patients got this service, 9% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$195an average of $15 per time performed $182
an average of $14 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
2% of her services

8th 19th

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

12
patients got this service, 8% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$300an average of $25 per time performed $264
an average of $22 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 "Physician Assistant." 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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