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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, $179 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
1,030
Rank: 2nd
out of 350 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
5,064
Rank: 36th
out of 350 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
4.9 This Provider
Avg 6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$108K
Rank: 39th
out of 350 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$105 This Provider
Avg $179

Note: About 27% 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.

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 154 different services in 2015
(122 were redacted as they were performed on less than 11 patients)

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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
TEMPORARY CODES

Low osmolar contrast material, 300-399 mg/ml iodine conce... +

Low osmolar contrast material, 300-399 mg/ml iodine concentration, per ml ×

Service Code: Q9967
Performed in an office
1,350
times performed,
27% of his services

1st 2nd

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$472.50an average of $0.35 per time performed $162.00
an average of $0.12 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
853
times performed,
17% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

696
patients got this service, 68% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$64,793.88an average of $75.96 per time performed $37,651.42
an average of $44.14 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
493
times performed,
10% of his services

3rd 1st

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

415
patients got this service, 40% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$1,548.02an average of $3.14 per time performed $1,429.70
an average of $2.90 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

White blood cell count

Service Code: 85004
Performed in an office
279
times performed,
6% of his services

4th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

255
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,580.75an average of $9.25 per time performed $2,393.82
an average of $8.58 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81001
Performed in an office
170
times performed,
3% of his services

5th 18th

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

153
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,629.90an average of $15.47 per time performed $715.70
an average of $4.21 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
161
times performed,
3% of his services

6th 8th

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

154
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$1,907.85an average of $11.85 per time performed $1,645.42
an average of $10.22 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
146
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 32nd

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

128
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$6,746.66an average of $46.21 per time performed $4,052.96
an average of $27.76 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Detection test for influenza virus

Service Code: 87804
Performed in an office
82
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 86th

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

41
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,610.06an average of $31.83 per time performed $1,311.18
an average of $15.99 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
56
times performed,
1% of his services

9th 25th

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

53
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,126.72an average of $20.12 per time performed $586.32
an average of $10.47 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Computer analysis of screening mammogram to assist detect... +

Computer analysis of screening mammogram to assist detection of cancer ×

Service Code: 77052
Performed in an office
49
times performed,
0.97% of his services

10th 78th

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

49
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$297.43an average of $6.07 per time performed $268.03
an average of $5.47 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Screening mammography, producing direct digital image, bi... +

Screening mammography, producing direct digital image, bilateral, all views ×

Service Code: G0202
Performed in an office
49
times performed,
0.97% of his services

11th 48th

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

49
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,077.87an average of $103.63 per time performed $4,774.07
an average of $97.43 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Strep test (streptococcus, group a)

Service Code: 87880
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
0.85% of his services

12th 92nd

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

43
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,974.13an average of $45.91 per time performed $687.57
an average of $15.99 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bacterial culture for aerobic isolates

Service Code: 87077
Performed in an office
42
times performed,
0.83% of his services

13th 146th

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

42
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$494.34an average of $11.77 per time performed $452.76
an average of $10.78 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.79% of his services

14th 15th

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

37
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,040.80an average of $26.02 per time performed $965.20
an average of $24.13 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
36
times performed,
0.71% of his services

15th 33rd

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

36
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$713.52an average of $19.82 per time performed $432.36
an average of $12.01 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 an office
33
times performed,
0.65% of his services

16th 128th

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

33
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$290.73an average of $8.81 per time performed $197.34
an average of $5.98 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.63% of his services

17th 13th

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.6)
$215.04an average of $6.72 per time performed $167.68
an average of $5.24 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
30
times performed,
0.59% of his services

18th 120th

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

30
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,367.60an average of $78.92 per time performed $1,265.10
an average of $42.17 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Imaging of abdomen

Service Code: 74020
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.57% of his services

19th 142nd

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

29
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,090.40an average of $37.60 per time performed $729.35
an average of $25.15 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, di... +

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96372
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.55% of his services

20th 21st

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$728.84an average of $26.03 per time performed $514.92
an average of $18.39 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.51% of his services

21st 12th

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

25
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$334.88an average of $12.88 per time performed $293.28
an average of $11.28 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.51% of his services

22nd 9th

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

24
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$547.82an average of $21.07 per time performed $308.36
an average of $11.86 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of wrist, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73110
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.43% of his services

23rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

15
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$775.94an average of $35.27 per time performed $539.44
an average of $24.52 per time performed
drug
TEMPORARY CODES

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered t... +

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered to individuals 3 years of age and older, for intramuscular use (flulaval) ×

Service Code: Q2036
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.41% of his services

24th 71st

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$205.80an average of $9.80 per time performed $176.61
an average of $8.41 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.41% of his services

25th 14th

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$549.36an average of $26.16 per time performed $470.61
an average of $22.41 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 3 views

Service Code: 73562
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.26% of his services

26th 169th

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$418.08an average of $32.16 per time performed $215.54
an average of $16.58 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle

Service Code: 90662
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.26% of his services

27th 27th

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$442.00an average of $34.00 per time performed $399.88
an average of $30.76 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 71100
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.26% of his services

28th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$395.33an average of $30.41 per time performed $259.22
an average of $19.94 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Creatine kinase (cardiac enzyme) level

Service Code: 82553
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.24% of his services

29th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$204.00an average of $17.00 per time performed $184.92
an average of $15.41 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Troponin (protein) analysis

Service Code: 84484
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.24% of his services

30th 163rd

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$120.00an average of $10.00 per time performed $107.04
an average of $8.92 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of hand, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73130
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.24% of his services

31st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$375.48an average of $31.29 per time performed $258.96
an average of $21.58 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Repair of wound (2.5 centimeters or less) of the scalp, n... +

Repair of wound (2.5 centimeters or less) of the scalp, neck, underarms, trunk, arms and/or legs ×

Service Code: 12001
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.22% of his services

32nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,019.81an average of $92.71 per time performed $598.07
an average of $54.37 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.

Gary Welsh
Average for Family Medicine Providers in South Dakota

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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