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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $532 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 30 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
347
Rank: 8th
out of 17 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
8,243
Rank: 7th
out of 17 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
23.8 This Provider
Avg 30.3
Total Paid
by Medicare
$290K
Rank: 5th
out of 17 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$835 This Provider
Avg $532

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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Patrick W. Cobb
Average for Hematology/Oncology 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

KATHLEEN RYAN

ROBERT STEARS

JOSEPH DILLARD

DAVID BROST

Organizations

ST. VINCENT HEALTHCARE

ST. VINCENT HEALTHCARE

Patients saw before

Patrick W. Cobb

Patients saw after

Individuals

KATHLEEN RYAN

MITCHELL GALLAGHER

DAVID BROST

JOHN HANSON

JOHN BRANDON

Organizations

ST. VINCENT HEALTHCARE

ST. VINCENT HEALTHCARE

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 44 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
DRUGS

Injection, ondansetron hydrochloride, per 1 mg

Service Code: J2405
Performed in an office
1,176
times performed,
14% of his services

1st Alert

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

13
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
3.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,176an average of $1 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 1mg

Service Code: J1100
Performed in an office
962
times performed,
12% of his services

2nd 2nd

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

26
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.4)
$962an average of $1 per time performed $0
an average of $0 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: 85027
Performed in an office
730
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd 18th

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

235
patients got this service, 68% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.1)
$20,440an average of $28 per time performed $6,570
an average of $9 per time performed
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
728
times performed,
9% of his services

4th 20th

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

235
patients got this service, 68% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.1)
$10,192an average of $14 per time performed $3,640
an average of $5 per time performed
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
725
times performed,
9% of his services

5th 14th

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

243
patients got this service, 70% of his patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.2)
$10,875an average of $15 per time performed $2,175
an average of $3 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
712
times performed,
9% of his services

6th 12th

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

243
patients got this service, 70% of his patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.6)
$41,296an average of $58 per time performed $9,968
an average of $14 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
563
times performed,
7% of his services

7th 8th

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

246
patients got this service, 71% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.4)
$105,844an average of $188 per time performed $42,225
an average of $75 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, palonosetron hydrochloride, 25 mcg

Service Code: J2469
Performed in an office
530
times performed,
6% of his services

8th 6th

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

21
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.2)
$35,510an average of $67 per time performed $7,420
an average of $14 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
396
times performed,
5% of his services

9th 11th

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

126
patients got this service, 36% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$50,292an average of $127 per time performed $21,384
an average of $54 per time performed
MEDICINE

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, di... +

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96372
Performed in an office
143
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 22nd

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

35
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
3.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.2)
$9,724an average of $68 per time performed $2,717
an average of $19 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein up to 1 hour

Service Code: 96413
Performed in an office
123
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 17th

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

31
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.8)
$69,003an average of $561 per time performed $13,653
an average of $111 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Carcinoembryonic antigen (cea) protein level

Service Code: 82378
Performed in an office
118
times performed,
1% of his services

12th Alert

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

50
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,378an average of $71 per time performed $3,068
an average of $26 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion into a vein for therapy prevention or diagnosis ... +

Infusion into a vein for therapy prevention or diagnosis additional sequential infusion up to 1 hour ×

Service Code: 96367
Performed in an office
117
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 15th

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

29
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
3.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.7)
$19,656an average of $168 per time performed $3,042
an average of $26 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Ct scan chest with contrast

Service Code: 71260
Performed in an office
105
times performed,
1% of his services

14th Alert

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

59
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$123,060an average of $1,172 per time performed $10,710
an average of $102 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
93
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 16th

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

44
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.7)
$3,441an average of $37 per time performed $1,023
an average of $11 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein

Service Code: 96415
Performed in an office
83
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 29th

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

17
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.1)
$10,541an average of $127 per time performed $2,075
an average of $25 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Ct scan of abdomen and pelvis with contrast

Service Code: 74177
Performed in an office
60
times performed,
0.73% of his services

17th Alert

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

35
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$140,520an average of $2,342 per time performed $12,660
an average of $211 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
59
times performed,
0.72% of his services

18th 28th

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

25
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$9,322an average of $158 per time performed $3,186
an average of $54 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Psa (prostate specific antigen) measurement

Service Code: 84153
Performed in an office
56
times performed,
0.68% of his services

19th Alert

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

14
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,816an average of $86 per time performed $1,456
an average of $26 per time performed
MEDICINE

Injection of different drug or substance into a vein for ... +

Injection of different drug or substance into a vein for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96375
Performed in an office
55
times performed,
0.67% of his services

20th 27th

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

22
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.2)
$5,995an average of $109 per time performed $990
an average of $18 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
53
times performed,
0.64% of his services

21st Alert

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

18
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,060an average of $20 per time performed $265
an average of $5 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
48
times performed,
0.58% of his services

22nd Alert

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

35
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,976an average of $62 per time performed $1,152
an average of $24 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Lactate dehydrogenase (enzyme) level

Service Code: 83615
Performed in an office
46
times performed,
0.56% of his services

23rd Alert

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

25
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$828an average of $18 per time performed $184
an average of $4 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Ct scan abdomen with contrast

Service Code: 74160
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
0.52% of his services

24th Alert

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

28
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$50,310an average of $1,170 per time performed $8,471
an average of $197 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosi... +

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosis up to 1 hour ×

Service Code: 96365
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
0.52% of his services

25th 34th

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

21
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.1)
$11,997an average of $279 per time performed $2,365
an average of $55 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Magnesium level

Service Code: 83735
Performed in an office
41
times performed,
0.5% of his services

26th Alert

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

20
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,189an average of $29 per time performed $328
an average of $8 per time performed
MEDICINE

Hydration infusion into a vein

Service Code: 96361
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.44% of his services

27th 31st

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

11
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.2)
$2,808an average of $78 per time performed $396
an average of $11 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Ct scan chest

Service Code: 71250
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
0.42% of his services

28th Alert

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

17
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$39,760an average of $1,136 per time performed $4,445
an average of $127 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, pegfilgrastim, 6 mg

Service Code: J2505
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.4% of his services

29th Alert

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

15
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$215,490an average of $6,530 per time performed $74,283
an average of $2,251 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
33
times performed,
0.4% of his services

30th 37th

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

18
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$3,828an average of $116 per time performed $1,023
an average of $31 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Bone density measurement using dedicated x-ray machine

Service Code: 77080
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.36% of his services

31st Alert

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

18
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,210an average of $107 per time performed $1,200
an average of $40 per time performed
ADMINISTRATIVE

Fluorodeoxyglucose f-18 fdg, diagnostic, per study dose, ... +

Fluorodeoxyglucose f-18 fdg, diagnostic, per study dose, up to 45 millicuries ×

Service Code: A9552
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.36% of his services

32nd Alert

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

27
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$19,830an average of $661 per time performed $7,530
an average of $251 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Nuclear medicine study with ct imaging skull base to mid-... +

Nuclear medicine study with ct imaging skull base to mid-thigh ×

Service Code: 78815
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.34% of his services

33rd Alert

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

25
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$50,932an average of $1,819 per time performed $22,876
an average of $817 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Ct scan of abdomen and pelvis

Service Code: 74176
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.33% of his services

34th Alert

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

15
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$53,703an average of $1,989 per time performed $1,485
an average of $55 per time performed
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 an office
25
times performed,
0.3% of his services

35th 46th

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

25
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,050an average of $362 per time performed $3,725
an average of $149 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 an office
23
times performed,
0.28% of his services

36th Alert

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

23
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,693an average of $291 per time performed $2,944
an average of $128 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
21
times performed,
0.25% of his services

37th Alert

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

18
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,313an average of $253 per time performed $2,352
an average of $112 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 an office
20
times performed,
0.24% of his services

38th Alert

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

18
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,680an average of $84 per time performed $600
an average of $30 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 (fluvirin) ×

Service Code: Q2037
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.23% of his services

39th Alert

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

19
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$266an average of $14 per time performed $266
an average of $14 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.23% of his services

40th Alert

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

19
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$456an average of $24 per time performed $456
an average of $24 per time performed
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
18
times performed,
0.22% of his services

41st 64th

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

18
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,400an average of $300 per time performed $1,872
an average of $104 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
14
times performed,
0.17% of his services

42nd 43rd

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

14
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,096an average of $364 per time performed $2,100
an average of $150 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood creatinine level

Service Code: 82565
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.15% of his services

43rd Alert

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
$288an average of $24 per time performed $84
an average of $7 per time performed
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 an office
12
times performed,
0.15% of his services

44th Alert

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
$2,268an average of $189 per time performed $1,020
an average of $85 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 "Hematology & Oncology." 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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