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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
875
Rank: 10th
out of 201 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
3,072
Rank: 19th
out of 201 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
3.5 This Provider
Avg 3.3
Total Paid
by Medicare
$150K
Rank: 14th
out of 201 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$171 This Provider
Avg $168

Office Visits

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Top Billing

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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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Neal Sorensen
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.

Individuals

JOHN HANSON

JOSEPH DILLARD

ROBERT STEARS

ROBERT DIETZ

KATHLEEN RYAN

Organizations

ST. VINCENT HEALTHCARE

ST. VINCENT HEALTHCARE

Patients saw before

Neal Sorensen

Patients saw after

Individuals

KATHLEEN RYAN

JOHN HANSON

MITCHELL GALLAGHER

JOHN BRANDON

JOSEPH DILLARD

Organizations

ST. VINCENT HEALTHCARE

ST. VINCENT HEALTHCARE

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 15 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
1,028
times performed,
33% of his services

1st 5th

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

451
patients got this service, 52% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$54,484an average of $53 per time performed $37,008
an average of $36 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
741
times performed,
24% of his services

2nd 1st

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

207
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
3.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$91,884an average of $124 per time performed $40,755
an average of $55 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
637
times performed,
21% of his services

3rd 3rd

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

583
patients got this service, 67% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$52,871an average of $83 per time performed $31,213
an average of $49 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
158
times performed,
5% of his services

4th 14th

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

124
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$23,700an average of $150 per time performed $8,690
an average of $55 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
122
times performed,
4% of his services

5th 8th

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

113
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$4,636an average of $38 per time performed $732
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
116
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 10th

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

96
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$40,020an average of $345 per time performed $17,284
an average of $149 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent observation care, typically 25 minutes per day +

Subsequent observation care, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99225
Performed in a facility
61
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 76th

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

34
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$6,466an average of $106 per time performed $3,416
an average of $56 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 15 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 15 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99308
Performed in an office
48
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 25th

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

35
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$5,088an average of $106 per time performed $2,352
an average of $49 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care discharge

Service Code: 99217
Performed in a facility
45
times performed,
1% of his services

9th 32nd

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

40
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,805an average of $129 per time performed $2,520
an average of $56 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 10 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 10 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99307
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.85% of his services

10th 48th

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$1,872an average of $72 per time performed $858
an average of $33 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 4... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 45 minutes ×

Service Code: 99204
Performed in a facility
21
times performed,
0.68% of his services

11th 59th

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

21
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,793an average of $133 per time performed $1,638
an average of $78 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care typically 50 minutes

Service Code: 99219
Performed in a facility
20
times performed,
0.65% of his services

12th 63rd

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,460an average of $223 per time performed $2,020
an average of $101 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99231
Performed in a facility
20
times performed,
0.65% of his services

13th 16th

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$1,700an average of $85 per time performed $600
an average of $30 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
15
times performed,
0.49% of his services

14th 31st

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$375an average of $25 per time performed $285
an average of $19 per time performed
URINARY SYSTEM

Ultrasound measurement of bladder capacity after voiding +

Ultrasound measurement of bladder capacity after voiding ×

Service Code: 51798
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
0.46% of his services

15th Alert

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,022an average of $73 per time performed $210
an average of $15 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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