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, $101 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
322
Rank: 172nd
out of 996 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
1,836
Rank: 68th
out of 996 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
5.7 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 3.4
Total Paid
by Medicare
$42.5K
Rank: 143rd
out of 996 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$132 This Provider
Avg $101

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 her 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 within 30 days before or after this provider in 2014.

Patients saw before

MARGARET MOUNTCASTLE NP

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 55 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
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
252
times performed,
14% of her services

1st 1st

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

186
patients got this service, 58% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$25,200an average of $100 per time performed $10,332
an average of $41 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, p... +

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, platelets), automated test ×

Service Code: 85025
Performed in an office
239
times performed,
13% of her services

2nd 22nd

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

186
patients got this service, 58% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$6,214an average of $26 per time performed $2,486
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
237
times performed,
13% of her services

3rd 23rd

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

189
patients got this service, 59% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$8,532an average of $36 per time performed $2,453
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
230
times performed,
13% of her services

4th 24th

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

186
patients got this service, 58% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$12,190an average of $53 per time performed $3,441
an average of $15 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
185
times performed,
10% of her services

5th 2nd

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

150
patients got this service, 47% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$28,120an average of $152 per time performed $10,647
an average of $58 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
116
times performed,
6% of her services

6th 27th

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

94
patients got this service, 29% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$6,264an average of $54 per time performed $1,506
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
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
105
times performed,
6% of her services

7th 4th

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

88
patients got this service, 27% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$2,205an average of $21 per time performed $309
an average of $3 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
61
times performed,
3% of her services

8th 50th

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

52
patients got this service, 16% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$13,298an average of $218 per time performed $4,660
an average of $76 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
54
times performed,
3% of her services

9th 35th

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

44
patients got this service, 14% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,916an average of $54 per time performed $1,213
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urinalysis, manual test

Service Code: 81002
Performed in an office
48
times performed,
3% of her services

10th 18th

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

45
patients got this service, 14% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$672an average of $14 per time performed $164
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
2% of her services

11th 12th

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

12
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.7)
$600an average of $20 per time performed $158
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
1% of her services

12th 8th

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

21
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$609an average of $29 per time performed $507
an average of $24 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle

Service Code: 90662
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.82% of her services

13th 15th

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

15
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$630an average of $42 per time performed $489
an average of $33 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of chest, 2 views, front and side

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.76% of her services

14th 60th

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

14
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,064an average of $76 per time performed $183
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretat... +

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93000
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.71% of her services

15th 32nd

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

12
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$858an average of $66 per time performed $110
an average of $8 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Psa (prostate specific antigen) measurement

Service Code: 84153
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.6% of her services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$726an average of $66 per time performed $270
an average of $25 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.

Margaret Mountcastle
Average for Nurse Practitioner, Family Providers in Virginia

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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