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, $584 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 2 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
186
Rank: 14th
out of 74 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
577
Rank: 9th
out of 74 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
3.1 This Provider
Avg 2.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$186K
Rank: 6th
out of 74 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$1,003 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $584

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.

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 58 different services in 2015
(49 were redacted as they were performed on less than 11 patients)

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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 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in an office
136
times performed,
24% of his services

1st 2nd

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

84
patients got this service, 45% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$44,472.00an average of $327.00 per time performed $11,409.04
an average of $83.89 per time performed
medical
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
110
times performed,
19% of his services

2nd 11th

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

110
patients got this service, 59% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$61,845.30an average of $562.23 per time performed $14,196.60
an average of $129.06 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Insertion of spinal instrumentation for spinal stabilization +

Insertion of spinal instrumentation for spinal stabilization ×

Service Code: 22851
Performed in a facility
47
times performed,
8% of his services

3rd 9th

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

27
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$169,670.94an average of $3,610.02 per time performed $15,276.88
an average of $325.04 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 6... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 60 minutes ×

Service Code: 99205
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
6% of his services

4th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

32
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$21,472.00an average of $671.00 per time performed $5,260.80
an average of $164.40 per time performed
medical
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
24
times performed,
4% of his services

5th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

24
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$211,746.96an average of $8,822.79 per time performed $19,446.96
an average of $810.29 per time performed
medical
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
22
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 25th

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

19
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$9,714.10an average of $441.55 per time performed $2,445.52
an average of $111.16 per time performed
medical
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 in upper or lower spine ×

Service Code: 63035
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
2% of his services

7th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$53,297.02an average of $3,806.93 per time performed $2,145.78
an average of $153.27 per time performed
medical
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
12
times performed,
2% of his services

8th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$125,075.04an average of $10,422.92 per time performed $17,055.60
an average of $1,421.30 per time performed
medical
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
12
times performed,
2% of his services

9th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$44,796.00an average of $3,733.00 per time performed $7,291.80
an average of $607.65 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.

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Bret G Ball
Average for Neurological Surgery Providers in Minnesota

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 2015 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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