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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, $155 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
1,036
Rank: 24th
out of 28 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
2,064
Rank: 27th
out of 28 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
2 This Provider
Avg 2.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$103K
Rank: 27th
out of 28 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$100 This Provider
Avg $155

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 64 different services in 2015
(40 were redacted as they were performed on less than 11 patients)

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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
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
491
times performed,
24% of his services

1st 1st

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

366
patients got this service, 35% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$8,347.00an average of $17.00 per time performed $3,147.31
an average of $6.41 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
327
times performed,
16% of his services

2nd 4th

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

263
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$70,223.25an average of $214.75 per time performed $22,186.95
an average of $67.85 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
192
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd 2nd

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

112
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$28,164.48an average of $146.69 per time performed $10,419.84
an average of $54.27 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted ... +

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted blood flow rate, direction, and valve function ×

Service Code: 93306
Performed in a facility
169
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 3rd

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

166
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$22,139.00an average of $131.00 per time performed $7,770.62
an average of $45.98 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
133
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 9th

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

55
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.2)
$1,596.00an average of $12.00 per time performed $696.92
an average of $5.24 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
66
times performed,
3% of his services

6th 6th

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

63
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$9,552.84an average of $144.74 per time performed $2,756.82
an average of $41.77 per time performed
medical
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
65
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 18th

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

55
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$455.00an average of $7.00 per time performed $191.10
an average of $2.94 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretat... +

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93000
Performed in an office
64
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 8th

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

60
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,112.00an average of $33.00 per time performed $762.88
an average of $11.92 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Insertion of catheter in left heart for imaging of blood ... +

Insertion of catheter in left heart for imaging of blood vessels or grafts and left lower heart ×

Service Code: 93458
Performed in a facility
50
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 17th

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

50
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$30,750.00an average of $615.00 per time performed $9,866.00
an average of $197.32 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 an office
47
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 52nd

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

44
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$13,568.90an average of $288.70 per time performed $4,726.32
an average of $100.56 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 an office
41
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 27th

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

41
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,480.80an average of $328.80 per time performed $4,484.99
an average of $109.39 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
41
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 21st

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

40
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$16,798.11an average of $409.71 per time performed $6,219.29
an average of $151.69 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Remote evaluations of defibrillator transmissions, techni... +

Remote evaluations of defibrillator transmissions, technician review, support and distribution of results up to 90 days ×

Service Code: 93296
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 14th

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

23
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$1,470.00an average of $49.00 per time performed $351.30
an average of $11.71 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of perman... +

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of permanent dual lead pacemaker system with physician analysis, review, and report ×

Service Code: 93280
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 25th

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

22
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$2,510.04an average of $96.54 per time performed $932.88
an average of $35.88 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
22
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 13th

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

22
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$6,114.02an average of $277.91 per time performed $2,251.92
an average of $102.36 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Insertion of catheter for imaging of heart blood vessels ... +

Insertion of catheter for imaging of heart blood vessels or grafts ×

Service Code: 93454
Performed in a facility
20
times performed,
0.97% of his services

16th 31st

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,080.00an average of $504.00 per time performed $3,075.60
an average of $153.78 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
20
times performed,
0.97% of his services

17th 22nd

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: 1.3)
$1,591.00an average of $79.55 per time performed $584.20
an average of $29.21 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Follow-up or limited ultrasound examination of heart

Service Code: 93308
Performed in a facility
19
times performed,
0.92% of his services

18th 29th

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,007.00an average of $53.00 per time performed $354.54
an average of $18.66 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Remote evaluations of single, dual, or multiple lead pace... +

Remote evaluations of single, dual, or multiple lead pacemaker with physician analysis, review, and report up to 90 days ×

Service Code: 93294
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.92% of his services

19th 12th

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$1,292.00an average of $68.00 per time performed $289.75
an average of $15.25 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 an office
16
times performed,
0.78% of his services

20th 57th

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,580.00an average of $411.25 per time performed $1,898.40
an average of $118.65 per time performed
medical

Catheter insertion of stents in major coronary artery or ... +

Catheter insertion of stents in major coronary artery or branch, accessed through the skin ×

Service Code: 92928
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.73% of his services

21st 23rd

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$17,655.00an average of $1,177.00 per time performed $6,348.75
an average of $423.25 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound examination and continuous monitoring of the h... +

Ultrasound examination and continuous monitoring of the heart performed during rest, exercise, and/or drug-induced stress with interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93351
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
0.68% of his services

22nd 54th

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,464.00an average of $176.00 per time performed $893.48
an average of $63.82 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress te... +

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress test with ekg monitoring, physician interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93018
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.63% of his services

23rd 10th

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$390.00an average of $30.00 per time performed $144.43
an average of $11.11 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Insertion of catheter for imaging of heart blood vessels ... +

Insertion of catheter for imaging of heart blood vessels or grafts ×

Service Code: 93455
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.53% of his services

24th 69th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,402.00an average of $582.00 per time performed $2,013.77
an average of $183.07 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.

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Jeffrey S Carstens
Average for Interventional Cardiology Providers in Nebraska

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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