Treatment Tracker

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, $159 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
390
Rank: 2nd
out of 42 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
2,239
Rank: 1st
out of 42 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
5.7 This Provider
Avg 5.4
Total Paid
by Medicare
$63.9K
Rank: 1st
out of 42 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$164 This Provider
Avg $159

Note: About 13% 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.

This Provider's Services

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

All Services

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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

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

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

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
818
times performed,
37% of his services

1st 1st

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

86
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$4,090.00an average of $5.00 per time performed $1,104.30
an average of $1.35 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
218
times performed,
10% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

145
patients got this service, 37% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$12,988.44an average of $59.58 per time performed $7,865.44
an average of $36.08 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 a facility
203
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd 4th

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

115
patients got this service, 29% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$12,579.91an average of $61.97 per time performed $6,743.66
an average of $33.22 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
144
times performed,
6% of his services

4th 5th

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

85
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$25,159.68an average of $174.72 per time performed $7,621.92
an average of $52.93 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
140
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 7th

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

75
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$53,040.40an average of $378.86 per time performed $7,296.80
an average of $52.12 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 a facility
92
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 9th

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

77
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$8,449.28an average of $91.84 per time performed $4,898.08
an average of $53.24 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
84
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 10th

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

84
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,521.36an average of $89.54 per time performed $4,400.76
an average of $52.39 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
70
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 8th

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

70
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$19,884.90an average of $284.07 per time performed $5,020.40
an average of $71.72 per time performed
medical

Aspiration and/or injection of major joint or joint capsu... +

Aspiration and/or injection of major joint or joint capsule with recording and reporting using ultrasound guidance ×

Service Code: 20611
Performed in a facility
58
times performed,
3% of his services

9th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

45
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$13,728.02an average of $236.69 per time performed $2,671.48
an average of $46.06 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
40
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 6th

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

36
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$9,806.00an average of $245.15 per time performed $3,018.40
an average of $75.46 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Hyaluronan or derivative, euflexxa, for intra-articular i... +

Hyaluronan or derivative, euflexxa, for intra-articular injection, per dose ×

Service Code: J7323
Performed in an office
39
times performed,
2% of his services

11th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$14,820.00an average of $380.00 per time performed $4,626.57
an average of $118.63 per time performed
medical

Aspiration and/or injection of major joint or joint capsu... +

Aspiration and/or injection of major joint or joint capsule with recording and reporting using ultrasound guidance ×

Service Code: 20611
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.94% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

17
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$33,085.92an average of $1,575.52 per time performed $1,559.67
an average of $74.27 per time performed
medical

Aspiration and/or injection of intermediate joint or join... +

Aspiration and/or injection of intermediate joint or joint capsule with recording and reporting using ultrasound guidance ×

Service Code: 20606
Performed in a facility
17
times performed,
0.76% of his services

13th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,103.97an average of $241.41 per time performed $646.51
an average of $38.03 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 4 or more views

Service Code: 73564
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.63% of his services

14th 19th

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

12
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,282.00an average of $163.00 per time performed $250.18
an average of $17.87 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of medium joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of medium joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20605
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.54% of his services

15th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,561.04an average of $213.42 per time performed $441.00
an average of $36.75 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.

Benjamin David Nelson
Average for Sports Medicine Providers in Minnesota

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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