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This Provider: At A Glance

We aren’t showing our typical comparisons because this provider had an address in a different state in 2014.

Number of
Patients
495
Services
Performed
2,359
Avg Services
Per Patient
4.8
Total Paid
by Medicare
$131K
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$266

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.

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 in 2014.

Patients saw before

Florian M Cortese M.D.

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 96 different services in 2014
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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
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
335
times performed,
14% of his services

1st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

124
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,030an average of $18 per time performed $978
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 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in an office
299
times performed,
13% of his services

2nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

186
patients got this service, 38% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$50,830an average of $170 per time performed $21,241
an average of $71 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
167
times performed,
7% of his services

3rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

98
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,179an average of $37 per time performed $1,717
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

Biopsy of the esophagus, stomach, and/or upper small bowe... +

Biopsy of the esophagus, stomach, and/or upper small bowel using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 43239
Performed in a facility
137
times performed,
6% of his services

4th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

137
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$110,696an average of $808 per time performed $11,742
an average of $86 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
116
times performed,
5% of his services

5th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

83
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$12,412an average of $107 per time performed $2,607
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
99
times performed,
4% of his services

6th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

78
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,227an average of $73 per time performed $1,306
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
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
75
times performed,
3% of his services

7th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

74
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$25,388an average of $339 per time performed $11,732
an average of $156 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
68
times performed,
3% of his services

8th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

15
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
4.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,972an average of $29 per time performed $358
an average of $5 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
56
times performed,
2% of his services

9th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

53
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$13,832an average of $247 per time performed $5,565
an average of $99 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Colorectal cancer screening; colonoscopy on individual no... +

Colorectal cancer screening; colonoscopy on individual not meeting criteria for high risk ×

Service Code: G0121
Performed in a facility
53
times performed,
2% of his services

10th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

53
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$46,110an average of $870 per time performed $11,689
an average of $221 per time performed
medical
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

Removal of polyps or growths of large bowel using an endo... +

Removal of polyps or growths of large bowel using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 45385
Performed in a facility
51
times performed,
2% of his services

11th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

48
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$68,850an average of $1,350 per time performed $11,543
an average of $226 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
49
times performed,
2% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

25
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,136an average of $64 per time performed $636
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
48
times performed,
2% of his services

13th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

33
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,976an average of $62 per time performed $495
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

Diagnostic examination of large bowel using an endoscope +

Diagnostic examination of large bowel using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 45378
Performed in a facility
47
times performed,
2% of his services

14th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

47
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$44,791an average of $953 per time performed $7,892
an average of $168 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
46
times performed,
2% of his services

15th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

44
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,290an average of $115 per time performed $2,342
an average of $51 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
44
times performed,
2% of his services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

44
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$440an average of $10 per time performed $431
an average of $10 per time performed
drug
NA

Vaccine for influenza administered into muscle to individ... +

Vaccine for influenza administered into muscle to individuals 3 years of age and older ×

Service Code: 90686
Performed in an office
44
times performed,
2% of his services

17th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

44
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$880an average of $20 per time performed $775
an average of $18 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
42
times performed,
2% of his services

18th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

42
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,444an average of $82 per time performed $566
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Colorectal cancer screening; colonoscopy on individual at... +

Colorectal cancer screening; colonoscopy on individual at high risk ×

Service Code: G0105
Performed in a facility
41
times performed,
2% of his services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

41
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$35,670an average of $870 per time performed $8,932
an average of $218 per time performed
medical
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

Diagnostic examination of esophagus, stomach, and/or uppe... +

Diagnostic examination of esophagus, stomach, and/or upper small bowel using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 43235
Performed in a facility
39
times performed,
2% of his services

20th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

38
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$27,300an average of $700 per time performed $3,395
an average of $87 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
32
times performed,
1% of his services

21st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

25
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$736an average of $23 per time performed $135
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Ldl cholesterol level

Service Code: 83721
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
1% of his services

22nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

32
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,536an average of $48 per time performed $408
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

Biopsy of large bowel using an endoscope

Service Code: 45380
Performed in a facility
32
times performed,
1% of his services

23rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

32
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$33,536an average of $1,048 per time performed $4,908
an average of $153 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroxine (thyroid chemical) measurement

Service Code: 84439
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
1% of his services

24th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

24
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,875an average of $75 per time performed $301
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

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

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

Service Code: G0103
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
1% of his services

25th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

24
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,040an average of $85 per time performed $590
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
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
22
times performed,
0.93% of his services

26th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,166an average of $53 per time performed $152
an average of $7 per time performed
medical
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
21
times performed,
0.89% of his services

27th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$840an average of $40 per time performed $145
an average of $7 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urine microalbumin (protein) level

Service Code: 82043
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.85% of his services

28th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

15
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,400an average of $70 per time performed $155
an average of $8 per time performed
medical
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
16
times performed,
0.68% of his services

29th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,192an average of $137 per time performed $913
an average of $57 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Microscopic examination for white blood cells with manual... +

Microscopic examination for white blood cells with manual cell count ×

Service Code: 85007
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.64% of his services

30th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$360an average of $24 per time performed $69
an average of $5 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: 85027
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.64% of his services

31st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$525an average of $35 per time performed $130
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Psa (prostate specific antigen) measurement

Service Code: 84153
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.55% of his services

32nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,391an average of $107 per time performed $320
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.51% of his services

33rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$228an average of $19 per time performed $36
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Magnesium level

Service Code: 83735
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.51% of his services

34th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$480an average of $40 per time performed $108
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

Balloon dilation of esophagus using an endoscope

Service Code: 43249
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.51% of his services

35th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$11,100an average of $925 per time performed $1,342
an average of $112 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.

Florian M Cortese
Average for Specialist Providers in Montana

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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