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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $330 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
436
Rank: 4th
out of 15 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
3,903
Rank: 1st
out of 15 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
9 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 5.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$181K
Rank: 3rd
out of 15 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$416 This Provider
Avg $330

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

JOHN TAITANO MD

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 89 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 an office
1,044
times performed,
27% of his services

1st 1st

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

348
patients got this service, 80% of his patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$120,279an average of $115 per time performed $73,477
an average of $70 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
787
times performed,
20% of his services

2nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

96
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$35,250an average of $45 per time performed $24,814
an average of $32 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
264
times performed,
7% of his services

3rd 3rd

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

63
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$21,146an average of $80 per time performed $15,019
an average of $57 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
209
times performed,
5% of his services

4th 5th

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

188
patients got this service, 43% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,612an average of $27 per time performed $5,499
an average of $26 per time performed
drug
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 (fluzone) ×

Service Code: Q2038
Performed in an office
209
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 7th

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

188
patients got this service, 43% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,516an average of $12 per time performed $2,466
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
169
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 16th

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

128
patients got this service, 29% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$13,880an average of $82 per time performed $9,897
an average of $59 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
162
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 8th

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

124
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$36,201an average of $223 per time performed $24,319
an average of $150 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) with tracing using at lea... +

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) with tracing using at least 12 leads ×

Service Code: 93005
Performed in an office
85
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 14th

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

78
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$824an average of $10 per time performed $547
an average of $6 per time performed
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 an office
85
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 13th

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

78
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$749an average of $9 per time performed $513
an average of $6 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
76
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 2nd

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

64
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$6,022an average of $79 per time performed $3,342
an average of $44 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of chest, 2 views, front and side

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
73
times performed,
2% of his services

11th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

65
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,572an average of $35 per time performed $1,491
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 35 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 35 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99233
Performed in a facility
59
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 4th

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

15
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.2)
$7,131an average of $121 per time performed $4,971
an average of $84 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 5 minutes ×

Service Code: 99211
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
0.87% of his services

13th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$750an average of $22 per time performed $398
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Physician re-certification for medicare-covered home heal... +

Physician re-certification for medicare-covered home health services under a home health plan of care (patient not present), including contacts with home health agency and review of reports of patient status required by physicians to affirm the initial im ×

Service Code: G0179
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
0.87% of his services

14th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

20
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,518an average of $45 per time performed $1,120
an average of $33 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
33
times performed,
0.85% of his services

15th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

33
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,796an average of $115 per time performed $2,107
an average of $64 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health ... +

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health services under a home health plan of care (patient not present), including contacts with home health agency and review of reports of patient status required by physicians to affirm the initial imple ×

Service Code: G0180
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.72% of his services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

28
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,652an average of $59 per time performed $1,229
an average of $44 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 3 views

Service Code: 73562
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.38% of his services

17th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$747an average of $50 per time performed $334
an average of $22 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection ben... +

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection beneath the skin or into muscle, patient 2 years or older ×

Service Code: 90732
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.28% of his services

18th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$723an average of $66 per time performed $709
an average of $64 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.28% of his services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$295an average of $27 per time performed $289
an average of $26 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.

John Ray Taitano
Average for Internal Medicine Providers in Guam

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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