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This Provider: At A Glance

Number of
Patients
544
Services
Performed
2,707
Avg Services
Per Patient
5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$137K
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$252

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

CRAIG FLINDERS M.D.

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 56 different services in 2014
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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
RADIOLOGY

Fluoroscopic guidance for spine or spinal canal injection +

Fluoroscopic guidance for spine or spinal canal injection ×

Service Code: 77003
Performed in a facility
534
times performed,
20% of his services

1st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

267
patients got this service, 49% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$106,266an average of $199 per time performed $12,015
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into lower or sacral spine

Service Code: 62311
Performed in a facility
405
times performed,
15% of his services

2nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

200
patients got this service, 37% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$323,190an average of $798 per time performed $20,060
an average of $50 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
292
times performed,
11% of his services

3rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

59
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,573an average of $9 per time performed $409
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
195
times performed,
7% of his services

4th 3rd

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

153
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$22,425an average of $115 per time performed $9,467
an average of $49 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into upper or middle spine

Service Code: 62310
Performed in a facility
165
times performed,
6% of his services

5th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

91
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$131,670an average of $798 per time performed $8,626
an average of $52 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower o... +

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower or sacral spine nerve root using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64483
Performed in a facility
162
times performed,
6% of his services

6th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

97
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$170,657an average of $1,053 per time performed $14,216
an average of $88 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
104
times performed,
4% of his services

7th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

81
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,096an average of $68 per time performed $2,978
an average of $29 per time performed
medical
DRUGS

Unclassified drugs

Service Code: J3490
Performed in an office
90
times performed,
3% of his services

8th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

51
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,680an average of $96 per time performed $6,592
an average of $73 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
90
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 16th

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

90
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$15,750an average of $175 per time performed $6,670
an average of $74 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Electronic analysis reprogramming and refill of spinal ca... +

Electronic analysis reprogramming and refill of spinal canal drug infusion pump ×

Service Code: 62369
Performed in an office
87
times performed,
3% of his services

10th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

52
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$22,620an average of $260 per time performed $6,903
an average of $79 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
76
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 15th

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

76
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$20,186an average of $266 per time performed $8,718
an average of $115 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
64
times performed,
2% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

47
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$13,500an average of $211 per time performed $1,284
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Implantation of spinal neurostimulator electrodes, access... +

Implantation of spinal neurostimulator electrodes, accessed through the skin ×

Service Code: 63650
Performed in a facility
50
times performed,
2% of his services

13th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

15
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$65,000an average of $1,300 per time performed $11,647
an average of $233 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
47
times performed,
2% of his services

14th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

35
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$10,400an average of $221 per time performed $2,168
an average of $46 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Moderate sedation services by physician also performing a... +

Moderate sedation services by physician also performing a procedure, patient 5 years of age or older, first 30 minutes ×

Service Code: 99144
Performed in a facility
28
times performed,
1% of his services

15th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

24
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,752an average of $134 per time performed $412
an average of $15 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injection procedure into sacroiliac joint for anesthetic ... +

Injection procedure into sacroiliac joint for anesthetic or steroid ×

Service Code: 27096
Performed in a facility
26
times performed,
0.96% of his services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

17
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$12,200an average of $469 per time performed $1,804
an average of $69 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of trigger points in 1 or 2 muscles

Service Code: 20552
Performed in a facility
26
times performed,
0.96% of his services

17th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

24
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,900an average of $150 per time performed $387
an average of $15 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64493
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.55% of his services

18th 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, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$17,180an average of $1,145 per time performed $1,281
an average of $85 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of trigger points in 1 or 2 muscles

Service Code: 20552
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.52% of his services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,100an average of $150 per time performed $506
an average of $36 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Insertion of spinal neurostimulator pulse generator or re... +

Insertion of spinal neurostimulator pulse generator or receiver ×

Service Code: 63685
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.41% of his services

20th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$16,500an average of $1,500 per time performed $1,716
an average of $156 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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Craig G Flinders
Average for Interventional Pain Medicine 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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