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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $93 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
339
Rank: 44th
out of 286 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
1,101
Rank: 34th
out of 286 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
3.2 This Provider
Avg 2.7
Total Paid
by Medicare
$42.5K
Rank: 22nd
out of 286 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$125 This Provider
Avg $93

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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Karen Izbicki
Average for Physician Assistant 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.

Individuals

MICHAEL SPINELLI

BLAIR ERB

REX SPEAR

PETER FRECH

RONALD THARP

Organizations

BOZEMAN DEACONESS HEALT...

VIRTUOX, INC.

Patients saw before

Karen Izbicki

Patients saw after

Individuals

MICHAEL SPINELLI

BLAIR ERB

JAMES JUTZY

HEIDI TUTHILL

ALEXANDER KNAPIK

Organizations

BOZEMAN DEACONESS HEALT...

SAME DAY SURGERY CENTER

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 8 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
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 a facility
701
times performed,
64% of her services

1st 2nd

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

298
patients got this service, 88% of her patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$66,595an average of $95 per time performed $21,731
an average of $31 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 a facility
149
times performed,
14% of her services

2nd 6th

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

103
patients got this service, 30% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$24,436an average of $164 per time performed $6,705
an average of $45 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Annual wellness visit, includes a personalized prevention... +

Annual wellness visit, includes a personalized prevention plan of service (pps), subsequent visit ×

Service Code: G0439
Performed in a facility
108
times performed,
10% of her services

3rd Alert

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

108
patients got this service, 32% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$17,496an average of $162 per time performed $10,152
an average of $94 per time performed
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
57
times performed,
5% of her services

4th 60th

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

56
patients got this service, 17% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,539an average of $27 per time performed $285
an average of $5 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Cervical or vaginal cancer screening; pelvic and clinical... +

Cervical or vaginal cancer screening; pelvic and clinical breast examination ×

Service Code: G0101
Performed in a facility
37
times performed,
3% of her services

5th Alert

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

37
patients got this service, 11% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,182an average of $86 per time performed $851
an average of $23 per time performed
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 a facility
22
times performed,
2% of her services

6th 12th

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

20
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$1,254an average of $57 per time performed $352
an average of $16 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Annual wellness visit; includes a personalized prevention... +

Annual wellness visit; includes a personalized prevention plan of service (pps), initial visit ×

Service Code: G0438
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
1% of her services

7th Alert

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

16
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,448an average of $278 per time performed $2,272
an average of $142 per time performed
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Removal of impact ear wax, one ear

Service Code: 69210
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
1% of her services

8th Alert

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

11
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$539an average of $49 per time performed $220
an average of $20 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 "Internal Medicine." 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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