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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $260 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 4 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
187
Rank: 73rd
out of 120 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
826
Rank: 62nd
out of 120 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
4.4 This Provider
Avg 4.4
Total Paid
by Medicare
$28.7K
Rank: 85th
out of 120 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$154 This Provider
Avg $260

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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Benjamin B. Garner
Average for Orthopedic Surgery 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

PETER VANCE

JAMES TAYLOR

JAMES EDLIN

JAMES HARRIS

STEVEN SMITH

Organizations

EASTERN IDAHO HEALTH SE...

MOUNTAIN VIEW HOSPITAL LLC

Patients saw before

Benjamin B. Garner

Patients saw after

Individuals

PETER VANCE

TONY ROISUM

CHRISTOPHER HARKER

STEVEN SMITH

RICHARD PENNEY

Organizations

EASTERN IDAHO HEALTH SE...

MOUNTAIN VIEW HOSPITAL LLC

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 11 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
400
times performed,
48% of his services

1st 2nd

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

67
patients got this service, 36% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,800an average of $7 per time performed $400
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
149
times performed,
18% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

96
patients got this service, 51% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$18,774an average of $126 per time performed $7,301
an average of $49 per time performed
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
72
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd 6th

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

72
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,248an average of $184 per time performed $5,184
an average of $72 per time performed
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
60
times performed,
7% of his services

4th 4th

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

33
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$13,200an average of $220 per time performed $2,700
an average of $45 per time performed
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
33
times performed,
4% of his services

5th 25th

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

33
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,158an average of $126 per time performed $1,650
an average of $50 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 30 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 30 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99221
Performed in a facility
33
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 79th

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

32
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,940an average of $180 per time performed $2,112
an average of $64 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
24
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 7th

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

22
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$4,344an average of $181 per time performed $1,752
an average of $73 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of tendon sheath, ligament, or muscle membrane +

Injections of tendon sheath, ligament, or muscle membrane ×

Service Code: 20550
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 76th

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

13
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,448an average of $153 per time performed $608
an average of $38 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of wrist, 2 views

Service Code: 73100
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 35th

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

12
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$992an average of $62 per time performed $320
an average of $20 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Release and/or relocation of median nerve of hand

Service Code: 64721
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 41st

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

12
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$13,008an average of $1,084 per time performed $3,324
an average of $277 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Removal of one knee cartilage using an endoscope

Service Code: 29881
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 75th

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

11
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$18,513an average of $1,683 per time performed $3,333
an average of $303 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 "Orthopaedic Surgery." 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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