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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $168 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
593
Rank: 36th
out of 201 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
6,934
Rank: 4th
out of 201 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
11.7 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 3.3
Total Paid
by Medicare
$131K
Rank: 19th
out of 201 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$220 This Provider
Avg $168

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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John Pullman
Average for Internal Medicine Providers in Montana

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.

Patients saw before

John Pullman

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 39 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
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
1,191
times performed,
17% of his services

1st 6th

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

379
patients got this service, 64% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$21,438an average of $18 per time performed $3,573
an average of $3 per time performed
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
827
times performed,
12% of his services

2nd 12th

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

412
patients got this service, 69% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$30,599an average of $37 per time performed $9,097
an average of $11 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
746
times performed,
11% of his services

3rd 15th

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

386
patients got this service, 65% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$54,458an average of $73 per time performed $10,444
an average of $14 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
444
times performed,
6% of his services

4th 9th

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

64
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
6.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 7.8)
$12,876an average of $29 per time performed $2,664
an average of $6 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
339
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 22nd

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

228
patients got this service, 38% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$36,273an average of $107 per time performed $8,136
an average of $24 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
304
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 4th

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

192
patients got this service, 32% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$46,816an average of $154 per time performed $23,104
an average of $76 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81001
Performed in an office
285
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 33rd

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

174
patients got this service, 29% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$6,555an average of $23 per time performed $1,140
an average of $4 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
250
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 26th

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

133
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$16,000an average of $64 per time performed $3,500
an average of $14 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
220
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 17th

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

190
patients got this service, 32% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$18,040an average of $82 per time performed $3,080
an average of $14 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Measurement c-reactive protein for detection of infection... +

Measurement c-reactive protein for detection of infection or inflammation ×

Service Code: 86140
Performed in an office
204
times performed,
3% of his services

10th Alert

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

133
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$10,812an average of $53 per time performed $1,428
an average of $7 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 35 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 35 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99233
Performed in a facility
166
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 7th

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

60
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$34,362an average of $207 per time performed $13,280
an average of $80 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
164
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 43rd

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

124
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$3,116an average of $19 per time performed $492
an average of $3 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Ldl cholesterol level

Service Code: 83721
Performed in an office
155
times performed,
2% of his services

13th Alert

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

120
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,440an average of $48 per time performed $2,015
an average of $13 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroxine (thyroid chemical) measurement

Service Code: 84439
Performed in an office
155
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 60th

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

113
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$11,625an average of $75 per time performed $2,015
an average of $13 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
106
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 36th

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

69
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$6,572an average of $62 per time performed $1,166
an average of $11 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Creatinine level to test for kidney function or muscle in... +

Creatinine level to test for kidney function or muscle injury ×

Service Code: 82570
Performed in an office
104
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 85th

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

71
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$4,160an average of $40 per time performed $728
an average of $7 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation +

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation ×

Service Code: 85651
Performed in an office
103
times performed,
1% of his services

17th Alert

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

64
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,090an average of $30 per time performed $515
an average of $5 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urine microalbumin (protein) level

Service Code: 82043
Performed in an office
102
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 82nd

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

69
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$7,140an average of $70 per time performed $816
an average of $8 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
93
times performed,
1% of his services

19th 2nd

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

78
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$9,858an average of $106 per time performed $4,557
an average of $49 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 70 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 70 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99223
Performed in a facility
93
times performed,
1% of his services

20th 10th

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

81
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$33,387an average of $359 per time performed $14,136
an average of $152 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 25 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99232
Performed in a facility
88
times performed,
1% of his services

21st 1st

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

42
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$13,288an average of $151 per time performed $4,928
an average of $56 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Ferritin (blood protein) level

Service Code: 82728
Performed in an office
75
times performed,
1% of his services

22nd Alert

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

49
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,825an average of $91 per time performed $1,425
an average of $19 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron level

Service Code: 83540
Performed in an office
75
times performed,
1% of his services

23rd Alert

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

50
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,175an average of $29 per time performed $450
an average of $6 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron binding capacity

Service Code: 83550
Performed in an office
74
times performed,
1% of his services

24th Alert

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

50
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,330an average of $45 per time performed $592
an average of $8 per time performed
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
73
times performed,
1% of his services

25th 24th

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

59
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$18,031an average of $247 per time performed $7,884
an average of $108 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Uric acid level, blood

Service Code: 84550
Performed in an office
70
times performed,
1% of his services

26th Alert

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

51
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,030an average of $29 per time performed $280
an average of $4 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
55
times performed,
0.79% of his services

27th 79th

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

45
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$5,170an average of $94 per time performed $825
an average of $15 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Magnesium level

Service Code: 83735
Performed in an office
54
times performed,
0.78% of his services

28th Alert

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

39
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,160an average of $40 per time performed $486
an average of $9 per time performed
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 (fluzone) ×

Service Code: Q2038
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
0.62% of his services

29th 54th

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

42
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$645an average of $15 per time performed $516
an average of $12 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
41
times performed,
0.59% of his services

30th 18th

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

40
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$410an average of $10 per time performed $410
an average of $10 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Prostate cancer screening; prostate specific antigen test... +

Prostate cancer screening; prostate specific antigen test (psa) ×

Service Code: G0103
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.52% of his services

31st 68th

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

36
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,168an average of $88 per time performed $936
an average of $26 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, more than 30 minutes

Service Code: 99239
Performed in a facility
33
times performed,
0.48% of his services

32nd 11th

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

32
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$7,656an average of $232 per time performed $2,673
an average of $81 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Diabetes outpatient self-management training services, in... +

Diabetes outpatient self-management training services, individual, per 30 minutes ×

Service Code: G0108
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.42% of his services

33rd Alert

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

18
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,030an average of $70 per time performed $1,073
an average of $37 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Creatine kinase (cardiac enzyme) level

Service Code: 82550
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.42% of his services

34th Alert

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

25
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$957an average of $33 per time performed $145
an average of $5 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Psa (prostate specific antigen) measurement

Service Code: 84153
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.4% of his services

35th 102nd

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

27
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,996an average of $107 per time performed $700
an average of $25 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Phosphate level

Service Code: 84100
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.36% of his services

36th Alert

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

16
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$450an average of $18 per time performed $75
an average of $3 per time performed
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
25
times performed,
0.36% of his services

37th 40th

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

23
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,375an average of $55 per time performed $325
an average of $13 per time performed
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
16
times performed,
0.23% of his services

38th 19th

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)
$4,656an average of $291 per time performed $1,600
an average of $100 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver function blood test panel

Service Code: 80076
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.2% of his services

39th Alert

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$910an average of $65 per time performed $140
an average of $10 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 "Specialist." 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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