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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, $95 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 4 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
496
Rank: 5th
out of 298 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
4,237
Rank: 8th
out of 298 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
8.5 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 3.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$74.7K
Rank: 7th
out of 298 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$151 This Provider
Avg $95

Note: About 20% 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 110 different services in 2015
(86 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
DRUGS

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specif... +

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specified, 10 mg ×

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
1,424
times performed,
34% of his services

1st 10th

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

152
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$29,021.12an average of $20.38 per time performed $1,922.40
an average of $1.35 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Hyaluronan or derivative, synvisc or synvisc-one, for int... +

Hyaluronan or derivative, synvisc or synvisc-one, for intra-articular injection, 1 mg ×

Service Code: J7325
Performed in an office
1,248
times performed,
29% of his services

2nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

23
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$27,144.00an average of $21.75 per time performed $12,467.52
an average of $9.99 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
340
times performed,
8% of his services

3rd 1st

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

287
patients got this service, 58% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$24,935.60an average of $73.34 per time performed $14,905.60
an average of $43.84 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20610
Performed in an office
298
times performed,
7% of his services

4th 12th

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

184
patients got this service, 37% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$18,490.90an average of $62.05 per time performed $9,983.00
an average of $33.50 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 3 views

Service Code: 73562
Performed in an office
124
times performed,
3% of his services

5th 44th

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

76
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,966.76an average of $31.99 per time performed $2,388.24
an average of $19.26 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 73510
Performed in an office
81
times performed,
2% of his services

6th 70th

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

59
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,381.40an average of $29.40 per time performed $1,438.56
an average of $17.76 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
62
times performed,
1% of his services

7th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

47
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$620.00an average of $10.00 per time performed $166.16
an average of $2.68 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
48
times performed,
1% of his services

8th 52nd

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

45
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,395.84an average of $29.08 per time performed $803.52
an average of $16.74 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of tendon sheath, ligament, or muscle membrane +

Injections of tendon sheath, ligament, or muscle membrane ×

Service Code: 20550
Performed in an office
46
times performed,
1% of his services

9th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

34
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,759.08an average of $59.98 per time performed $1,067.20
an average of $23.20 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 4 or more views

Service Code: 73564
Performed in an office
45
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 61st

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

37
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,694.70an average of $37.66 per time performed $1,097.55
an average of $24.39 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Repair of knee joint

Service Code: 27447
Performed in a facility
38
times performed,
0.9% of his services

11th 21st

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

38
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$14,337.78an average of $377.31 per time performed $5,403.60
an average of $142.20 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
38
times performed,
0.9% of his services

12th 11th

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

37
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,653.76an average of $43.52 per time performed $1,069.32
an average of $28.14 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
0.87% of his services

13th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

25
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$721.50an average of $19.50 per time performed $403.67
an average of $10.91 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
24
times performed,
0.57% of his services

14th 5th

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

24
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,665.44an average of $111.06 per time performed $1,312.80
an average of $54.70 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Replacement of thigh bone and hip joint prosthesis

Service Code: 27130
Performed in a facility
20
times performed,
0.47% of his services

15th 46th

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

18
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,597.60an average of $429.88 per time performed $2,806.20
an average of $140.31 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Shaving of shoulder bone using an endoscope

Service Code: 29826
Performed in a facility
19
times performed,
0.45% of his services

16th 82nd

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

18
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,537.80an average of $186.20 per time performed $333.45
an average of $17.55 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Repair of shoulder rotator cuff using an endoscope

Service Code: 29827
Performed in a facility
18
times performed,
0.42% of his services

17th 95th

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

17
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,484.06an average of $304.67 per time performed $1,865.34
an average of $103.63 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ankle, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73610
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.42% of his services

18th 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, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$511.56an average of $28.42 per time performed $335.34
an average of $18.63 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
17
times performed,
0.4% of his services

19th 42nd

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

17
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$1,208.53an average of $71.09 per time performed $807.50
an average of $47.50 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of foot, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73630
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.35% of his services

20th 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, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$498.75an average of $33.25 per time performed $234.45
an average of $15.63 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Partial removal of collar bone at shoulder using an endos... +

Partial removal of collar bone at shoulder using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 29824
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.31% of his services

21st 88th

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,418.00an average of $186.00 per time performed $305.76
an average of $23.52 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Surgical treatment of broken thigh bone

Service Code: 27245
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.28% of his services

22nd 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, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,476.68an average of $456.39 per time performed $1,529.76
an average of $127.48 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Release of shoulder biceps tendon using an endoscope

Service Code: 29828
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.26% of his services

23rd 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, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,020.05an average of $274.55 per time performed $475.53
an average of $43.23 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of lower and sacral spine, 2 or 3 views

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.26% of his services

24th 109th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$499.40an average of $45.40 per time performed $229.79
an average of $20.89 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.

Richard E. Zieske
Average for Physician Assistant 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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