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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $385 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
309
Rank: 23rd
out of 98 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
2,936
Rank: 7th
out of 98 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
9.5 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 4.7
Total Paid
by Medicare
$104K
Rank: 36th
out of 98 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$336 This Provider
Avg $385

Note: About 11% 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.

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.

Patients saw before

WILLIAM SIMS MD

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 67 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
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
1,104
times performed,
38% of his services

1st 2nd

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

21
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$17,112an average of $16 per time performed $10,587
an average of $10 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

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

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

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
553
times performed,
19% of his services

2nd 1st

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

117
patients got this service, 38% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,765an average of $5 per time performed $735
an average of $1 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
246
times performed,
8% of his services

3rd 3rd

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

168
patients got this service, 54% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$36,900an average of $150 per time performed $12,197
an average of $50 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
162
times performed,
6% of his services

4th 4th

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

124
patients got this service, 40% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$32,400an average of $200 per time performed $6,644
an average of $41 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
160
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 7th

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

117
patients got this service, 38% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$15,200an average of $95 per time performed $4,675
an average of $29 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 an office
154
times performed,
5% of his services

6th 5th

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

154
patients got this service, 50% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$36,190an average of $235 per time performed $10,794
an average of $70 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 3 views

Service Code: 73562
Performed in an office
97
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 9th

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

93
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$10,185an average of $105 per time performed $2,349
an average of $24 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
77
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 14th

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

55
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$6,930an average of $90 per time performed $1,515
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
61
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 13th

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

60
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$6,985an average of $115 per time performed $1,238
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of wrist, 2 views

Service Code: 73100
Performed in an office
49
times performed,
2% of his services

10th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
3.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,410an average of $90 per time performed $1,006
an average of $21 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
34
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 11th

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

24
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$5,712an average of $168 per time performed $786
an average of $23 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
19
times performed,
0.65% of his services

12th 8th

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

17
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$4,484an average of $236 per time performed $1,334
an average of $70 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Repair of knee joint

Service Code: 27447
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.54% of his services

13th 15th

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

16
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$104,645an average of $6,540 per time performed $15,852
an average of $991 per time performed
medical
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
13
times performed,
0.44% of his services

14th 32nd

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

13
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,629an average of $433 per time performed $1,977
an average of $152 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.

William Frederick Sims
Average for Orthopaedic Surgery Providers in Idaho

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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