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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $289 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 8 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
346
Rank: 11th
out of 29 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
1,325
Rank: 18th
out of 29 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
3.8 This Provider
Avg 7.6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$68.8K
Rank: 18th
out of 29 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$199 This Provider
Avg $289

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.

Individuals

JOSEPH DILLARD

KATHLEEN RYAN

JOHN HANSON

JOHN BRANDON

ROBERT DIETZ

Organizations

ST. VINCENT HEALTHCARE

ST. VINCENT HEALTHCARE

Patients saw before

PATRICK COBB M.D.

Patients saw after

Individuals

KATHLEEN RYAN

MITCHELL GALLAGHER

JOSEPH DILLARD

JOHN BRANDON

TROY FIDDLER

Organizations

ST. VINCENT HEALTHCARE

ST. VINCENT HEALTHCARE

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 19 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
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
595
times performed,
45% of his services

1st 1st

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

250
patients got this service, 72% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$50,331an average of $85 per time performed $32,939
an average of $55 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 a facility
374
times performed,
28% of his services

2nd 2nd

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

117
patients got this service, 34% of his patients
3.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.8)
$20,536an average of $55 per time performed $14,119
an average of $38 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
70
times performed,
5% of his services

3rd 3rd

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

30
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.2)
$9,898an average of $141 per time performed $3,996
an average of $57 per time performed
medical
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
42
times performed,
3% of his services

4th 12th

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

26
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$3,234an average of $77 per time performed $1,307
an average of $31 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 a facility
36
times performed,
3% of his services

5th 7th

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

26
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$4,290an average of $119 per time performed $3,166
an average of $88 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 a facility
33
times performed,
2% of his services

6th 14th

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

20
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$894an average of $27 per time performed $664
an average of $20 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
30
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 6th

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

12
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$1,647an average of $55 per time performed $1,173
an average of $39 per time performed
medical
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
29
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 13th

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

29
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,117an average of $142 per time performed $2,679
an average of $92 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 6... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 60 minutes ×

Service Code: 99205
Performed in a facility
21
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 9th

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

21
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,826an average of $182 per time performed $2,712
an average of $129 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99222
Performed in a facility
19
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 16th

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

19
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$5,147an average of $271 per time performed $2,036
an average of $107 per time performed
medical
HEMIC AND LYMPHATIC SYSTEMS

Needle or trocar bone marrow biopsy

Service Code: 38221
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.91% of his services

11th 21st

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

11
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$978an average of $82 per time performed $729
an average of $61 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Moderate sedation services by physician also performing a... +

Moderate sedation services by physician also performing a procedure, patient 5 years of age or older, first 30 minutes ×

Service Code: 99144
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.91% of his services

12th 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, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,308an average of $276 per time performed $283
an average of $24 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 3... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 30 minutes ×

Service Code: 99203
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.91% of his services

13th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$999an average of $83 per time performed $728
an average of $61 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Bone marrow aspiration performed with bone marrow biopsy ... +

Bone marrow aspiration performed with bone marrow biopsy through the same incision on the same date of service ×

Service Code: G0364
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.91% of his services

14th 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, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$102an average of $9 per time performed $80
an average of $7 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.

Patrick W Cobb
Average for Hematology & Oncology 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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