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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
490
Rank: 64th
out of 201 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
2,409
Rank: 28th
out of 201 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
4.9 This Provider
Avg 3.3
Total Paid
by Medicare
$122K
Rank: 22nd
out of 201 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$248 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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Florian M. Cortese
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

Florian M. Cortese

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 34 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
396
times performed,
16% of his services

1st 6th

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

116
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
3.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$7,128an average of $18 per time performed $1,188
an average of $3 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
275
times performed,
11% of his services

2nd 4th

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

152
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$42,350an average of $154 per time performed $18,700
an average of $68 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
195
times performed,
8% of his services

3rd 12th

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

101
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$7,215an average of $37 per time performed $2,145
an average of $11 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
138
times performed,
6% of his services

4th 22nd

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

97
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$14,766an average of $107 per time performed $3,174
an average of $23 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
113
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 15th

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

94
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$8,249an average of $73 per time performed $1,469
an average of $13 per time performed
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
107
times performed,
4% of his services

6th Alert

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

103
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$86,456an average of $808 per time performed $10,379
an average of $97 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
104
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 9th

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

19
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
5.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 7.8)
$3,016an average of $29 per time performed $624
an average of $6 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
85
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 10th

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

81
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$30,940an average of $364 per time performed $12,920
an average of $152 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
72
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 7th

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

19
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
3.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$16,344an average of $227 per time performed $5,760
an average of $80 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
68
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 24th

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

61
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$16,796an average of $247 per time performed $6,800
an average of $100 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
62
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 17th

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

56
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$5,084an average of $82 per time performed $868
an average of $14 per time performed
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
57
times performed,
2% of his services

12th Alert

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

57
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$49,590an average of $870 per time performed $12,597
an average of $221 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
54
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 26th

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

28
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$3,456an average of $64 per time performed $756
an average of $14 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
53
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 1st

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

29
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$8,003an average of $151 per time performed $2,915
an average of $55 per time performed
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
50
times performed,
2% of his services

15th Alert

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

49
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$35,000an average of $700 per time performed $4,450
an average of $89 per time performed
PROCEDURES

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

Colorectal cancer screening; colonoscopy on individual at high risk ×

Service Code: G0105
Performed in a facility
42
times performed,
2% of his services

16th Alert

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

42
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$36,540an average of $870 per time performed $9,366
an average of $223 per time performed
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
41
times performed,
2% of his services

17th Alert

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
$39,073an average of $953 per time performed $6,560
an average of $160 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Magnesium level

Service Code: 83735
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
2% of his services

18th Alert

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

36
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,600an average of $40 per time performed $360
an average of $9 per time performed
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
39
times performed,
2% of his services

19th Alert

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

39
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$52,650an average of $1,350 per time performed $8,931
an average of $229 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
2% of his services

20th 18th

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

37
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$370an average of $10 per time performed $370
an average of $10 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
37
times performed,
2% of his services

21st 54th

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

37
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$555an average of $15 per time performed $444
an average of $12 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroxine (thyroid chemical) measurement

Service Code: 84439
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
2% of his services

22nd 60th

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

33
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,775an average of $75 per time performed $481
an average of $13 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver function blood test panel

Service Code: 80076
Performed in an office
35
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

19
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,275an average of $65 per time performed $385
an average of $11 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
34
times performed,
1% of his services

24th 33rd

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

30
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$782an average of $23 per time performed $136
an average of $4 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
33
times performed,
1% of his services

25th 2nd

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

31
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$3,498an average of $106 per time performed $1,518
an average of $46 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Ldl cholesterol level

Service Code: 83721
Performed in an office
30
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

28
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,440an average of $48 per time performed $420
an average of $14 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
1% of his services

27th 36th

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

19
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,736an average of $62 per time performed $336
an average of $12 per time performed
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

Biopsy of large bowel using an endoscope

Service Code: 45380
Performed in a facility
26
times performed,
1% of his services

28th Alert

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

26
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$27,248an average of $1,048 per time performed $4,680
an average of $180 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
25
times performed,
1% of his services

29th 68th

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

25
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,200an average of $88 per time performed $650
an average of $26 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Psa (prostate specific antigen) measurement

Service Code: 84153
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.95% of his services

30th 102nd

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

19
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,461an average of $107 per time performed $575
an average of $25 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.87% of his services

31st 43rd

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

19
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$399an average of $19 per time performed $63
an average of $3 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, more than 30 minutes

Service Code: 99239
Performed in a facility
18
times performed,
0.75% of his services

32nd 11th

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

18
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,176an average of $232 per time performed $1,494
an average of $83 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urine microalbumin (protein) level

Service Code: 82043
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.71% of his services

33rd 82nd

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,190an average of $70 per time performed $136
an average of $8 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
17
times performed,
0.71% of his services

34th 85th

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$680an average of $40 per time performed $119
an average of $7 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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