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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $195 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 4 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
571
Rank: 21st
out of 187 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
3,100
Rank: 18th
out of 187 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
5.4 This Provider
Avg 4
Total Paid
by Medicare
$215K
Rank: 3rd
out of 187 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$376 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $195

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.

Patients saw before

ALAN AVONDET M.D.

Patients saw after

Individuals

PETER VANCE

JAMES TAYLOR

CHRISTOPHER HARKER

JOHN STROBEL

JASON LANCE

Organizations

EASTERN IDAHO HEALTH SE...

SOUTHERN IDAHO REGIONAL...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 43 different services in 2014
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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
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
711
times performed,
23% of his services

1st 2nd

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

331
patients got this service, 58% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$154,721an average of $218 per time performed $46,371
an average of $65 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99231
Performed in a facility
522
times performed,
17% of his services

2nd 17th

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

126
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
4.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$49,590an average of $95 per time performed $14,887
an average of $29 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Dialysis services (4 or more physician visits per month),... +

Dialysis services (4 or more physician visits per month), patient 20 years of age and older ×

Service Code: 90960
Performed in an office
277
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

49
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
5.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$145,425an average of $525 per time performed $57,228
an average of $207 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
250
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 5th

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

162
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$37,280an average of $149 per time performed $11,388
an average of $46 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Dialysis services (2-3 physician visits per month), patie... +

Dialysis services (2-3 physician visits per month), patient 20 years of age and older ×

Service Code: 90961
Performed in an office
152
times performed,
5% of his services

5th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

49
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$64,700an average of $426 per time performed $26,028
an average of $171 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Hemodialysis procedure with one physician evaluation

Service Code: 90935
Performed in a facility
118
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 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, 5% of his patients
3.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$23,010an average of $195 per time performed $6,279
an average of $53 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 10 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 10 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99307
Performed in a facility
116
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 34th

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

36
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
3.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3)
$9,164an average of $79 per time performed $3,738
an average of $32 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99222
Performed in a facility
96
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 21st

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

79
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$22,560an average of $235 per time performed $9,469
an average of $99 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Home dialysis services per month, patient 20 years of age... +

Home dialysis services per month, patient 20 years of age or older ×

Service Code: 90966
Performed in an office
89
times performed,
3% of his services

9th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
6.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$37,825an average of $425 per time performed $15,486
an average of $174 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads w... +

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads with interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93010
Performed in a facility
86
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 6th

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

80
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,462an average of $17 per time performed $554
an average of $6 per time performed
drug
NA

Vaccine for influenza administered into muscle to individ... +

Vaccine for influenza administered into muscle to individuals 3 years of age and older ×

Service Code: 90688
Performed in an office
80
times performed,
3% of his services

11th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

79
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,600an average of $20 per time performed $1,320
an average of $17 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
80
times performed,
3% of his services

12th 25th

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

79
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,440an average of $43 per time performed $1,802
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, more than 30 minutes

Service Code: 99239
Performed in a facility
68
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 12th

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

51
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$15,368an average of $226 per time performed $5,124
an average of $75 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Physician re-certification for medicare-covered home heal... +

Physician re-certification for medicare-covered home health services under a home health plan of care (patient not present), including contacts with home health agency and review of reports of patient status required by physicians to affirm the initial im ×

Service Code: G0179
Performed in an office
47
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 54th

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

18
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$3,525an average of $75 per time performed $1,342
an average of $29 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
40
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 20th

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

37
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,320an average of $133 per time performed $2,166
an average of $54 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health ... +

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health services under a home health plan of care (patient not present), including contacts with home health agency and review of reports of patient status required by physicians to affirm the initial imple ×

Service Code: G0180
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 42nd

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

38
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,600an average of $90 per time performed $1,562
an average of $39 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Nursing facility discharge day management, 30 minutes or ... +

Nursing facility discharge day management, 30 minutes or less ×

Service Code: 99315
Performed in a facility
17
times performed,
0.55% of his services

17th 65th

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

16
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,870an average of $110 per time performed $873
an average of $51 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
16
times performed,
0.52% of his services

18th 92nd

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

16
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,480an average of $218 per time performed $966
an average of $60 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
16
times performed,
0.52% of his services

19th 24th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,440an average of $90 per time performed $474
an average of $30 per time performed
medical
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Removal of impact ear wax, one ear

Service Code: 69210
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.48% of his services

20th 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, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,635an average of $109 per time performed $545
an average of $36 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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Alan G Avondet
Average for Internal Medicine 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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