Treatment Tracker

The Doctors and Services in Medicare Part B

How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $385 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
450
Rank: 5th
out of 98 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
4,346
Rank: 3rd
out of 98 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
9.7 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 4.7
Total Paid
by Medicare
$178K
Rank: 10th
out of 98 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$395 This Provider
Avg $385

Note: About 15% of this provider’s Medicare payments were for drugs administered in his office.
This is intended to reimburse the provider for purchasing the drugs, plus an additional percentage for overhead.

How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all of his Part B patients.

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 in 2014.

Individuals

STEVEN KOGA

CRAIG JAMISON

MORRIS SMITH

JAMES HILL

BRYCE WIKFORS

Organizations

ST LUKES REGIONAL MEDIC...

WEST VALLEY MEDICAL CEN...

Patients saw before

GEORGE NICOLA MD

Patients saw after

Individuals

STEVEN KOGA

CRAIG JAMISON

THOMAS TRYON

DENISE JANICEK

BRYCE WIKFORS

Organizations

WEST VALLEY MEDICAL CEN...

ST LUKES REGIONAL MEDIC...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 78 different services in 2014

All Services

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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
drug
DRUGS

Hyaluronan or derivative, synvisc or synvisc-one, for int... +

Hyaluronan or derivative, synvisc or synvisc-one, for intra-articular injection, 1 mg ×

Service Code: J7325
Performed in an office
2,193
times performed,
50% of his services

1st 2nd

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

47
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$41,799an average of $19 per time performed $20,724
an average of $9 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

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

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

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
537
times performed,
12% of his services

2nd 1st

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

110
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$934an average of $2 per time performed $709
an average of $1 per time performed
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
322
times performed,
7% of his services

3rd 3rd

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

229
patients got this service, 51% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$22,402an average of $70 per time performed $14,996
an average of $47 per time performed
medical
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
260
times performed,
6% of his services

4th 4th

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

176
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$20,319an average of $78 per time performed $11,440
an average of $44 per time performed
medical
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
144
times performed,
3% of his services

5th 7th

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

114
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$6,489an average of $45 per time performed $4,379
an average of $30 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 3 views

Service Code: 73562
Performed in an office
139
times performed,
3% of his services

6th 9th

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

118
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$5,680an average of $41 per time performed $3,526
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
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
123
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 5th

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

123
patients got this service, 27% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,209an average of $107 per time performed $7,822
an average of $64 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
89
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 16th

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

23
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$167an average of $2 per time performed $127
an average of $1 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 2... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 20 minutes ×

Service Code: 99202
Performed in an office
57
times performed,
1% of his services

9th 30th

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

57
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,318an average of $76 per time performed $2,969
an average of $52 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
56
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 14th

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

48
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,818an average of $32 per time performed $1,135
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Repair of knee joint

Service Code: 27447
Performed in a facility
50
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 15th

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

47
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$71,368an average of $1,427 per time performed $48,768
an average of $975 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
47
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 13th

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

46
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,553an average of $33 per time performed $977
an average of $21 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Removal of one knee cartilage using an endoscope

Service Code: 29881
Performed in a facility
31
times performed,
0.71% of his services

13th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

31
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$21,413an average of $691 per time performed $11,464
an average of $370 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Hyaluronan or derivative, orthovisc, for intra-articular ... +

Hyaluronan or derivative, orthovisc, for intra-articular injection, per dose ×

Service Code: J7324
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.64% of his services

14th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$9,711an average of $347 per time performed $4,028
an average of $144 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of leg joint

Service Code: 73721
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.62% of his services

15th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

26
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,221an average of $267 per time performed $3,739
an average of $138 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ankle, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73610
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.41% of his services

16th 33rd

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$564an average of $31 per time performed $408
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Partial removal of collar bone

Service Code: 23120
Performed in a facility
17
times performed,
0.39% of his services

17th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

17
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$9,987an average of $587 per time performed $4,640
an average of $273 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
15
times performed,
0.35% of his services

18th 8th

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,612an average of $107 per time performed $1,102
an average of $73 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of arm joint

Service Code: 73221
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.35% of his services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,138an average of $276 per time performed $1,581
an average of $105 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 73510
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.32% of his services

20th 11th

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

12
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$606an average of $43 per time performed $338
an average of $24 per time performed

Office Visits

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.

Hover over each slice to see percentage breakdown.

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Average for Orthopaedic Surgery Providers in Idaho

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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