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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $138 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
281
Rank: 95th
out of 360 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
2,145
Rank: 17th
out of 360 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
7.6 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 3.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$60.7K
Rank: 48th
out of 360 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$216 This Provider
Avg $138

Office Visits

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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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Larry W. Sonnenberg
Average for Family Practice Providers in Montana

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, from Jan. 2012 to June 2013.

Individuals

BLAIR ERB

REX SPEAR

BENJAMIN BLEND

ALEXANDER KNAPIK

DAVID MCLAUGHLIN

Organizations

BOZEMAN DEACONESS HEALT...

AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPON...

Patients saw before

Larry W. Sonnenberg

Patients saw after

Individuals

BLAIR ERB

REX SPEAR

BENJAMIN BLEND

HEIDI TUTHILL

DAVID MCLAUGHLIN

Organizations

BOZEMAN DEACONESS HEALT...

AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPON...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 35 different services in 2012
CATEGORY
Description of Service
Times Performed (or Units) This Service's Rank Patients Unique Visits
Per Patient
Billed to Medicare Payments from Medicare
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
310
times performed,
14% of his services

1st 4th

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

159
patients got this service, 57% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$3,100an average of $10 per time performed $930
an average of $3 per time performed
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
255
times performed,
12% of his services

2nd 1st

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

149
patients got this service, 53% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$20,400an average of $80 per time performed $11,730
an average of $46 per time performed
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
172
times performed,
8% of his services

3rd 3rd

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

124
patients got this service, 44% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$19,780an average of $115 per time performed $10,836
an average of $63 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81001
Performed in an office
165
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 27th

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

125
patients got this service, 44% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$3,300an average of $20 per time performed $660
an average of $4 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
161
times performed,
8% of his services

5th 12th

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

125
patients got this service, 44% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$6,440an average of $40 per time performed $2,093
an average of $13 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, p... +

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, platelets), automated test ×

Service Code: 85027
Performed in an office
151
times performed,
7% of his services

6th 51st

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

125
patients got this service, 44% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$4,530an average of $30 per time performed $1,359
an average of $9 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
116
times performed,
5% of his services

7th 16th

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

104
patients got this service, 37% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$5,568an average of $48 per time performed $1,624
an average of $14 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
80
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 7th

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

29
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.6)
$1,360an average of $17 per time performed $480
an average of $6 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Annual wellness visit, includes a personalized prevention... +

Annual wellness visit, includes a personalized prevention plan of service (pps), subsequent visit ×

Service Code: G0439
Performed in an office
77
times performed,
4% of his services

9th 24th

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

77
patients got this service, 27% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,317an average of $121 per time performed $8,162
an average of $106 per time performed
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
60
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 11th

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

23
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.7)
$1,320an average of $22 per time performed $840
an average of $14 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Prostate cancer screening; prostate specific antigen test... +

Prostate cancer screening; prostate specific antigen test (psa) ×

Service Code: G0103
Performed in an office
44
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 63rd

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

44
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,420an average of $55 per time performed $1,144
an average of $26 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 25th

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

40
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,150an average of $50 per time performed $989
an average of $23 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bacterial colony count, urine

Service Code: 87086
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 79th

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

24
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,224an average of $36 per time performed $374
an average of $11 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 10th

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

34
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$816an average of $24 per time performed $816
an average of $24 per time performed
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 (fluvirin) ×

Service Code: Q2037
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 48th

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

34
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$476an average of $14 per time performed $442
an average of $13 per time performed
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
32
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 13th

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

19
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$3,520an average of $110 per time performed $2,432
an average of $76 per time performed
MEDICINE

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, di... +

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96372
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 18th

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

13
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.9)
$806an average of $26 per time performed $527
an average of $17 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Colorectal cancer screening; fecal occult blood test, imm... +

Colorectal cancer screening; fecal occult blood test, immunoassay, 1-3 simultaneous ×

Service Code: G0328
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 100th

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

29
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,102an average of $38 per time performed $667
an average of $23 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
1% of his services

19th 17th

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

20
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$728an average of $26 per time performed $392
an average of $14 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
1% of his services

20th 36th

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

17
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$945an average of $35 per time performed $324
an average of $12 per time performed
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
23
times performed,
1% of his services

21st 15th

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: 1.5)
$1,150an average of $50 per time performed $644
an average of $28 per time performed
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
23
times performed,
1% of his services

22nd 6th

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

14
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$1,840an average of $80 per time performed $1,219
an average of $53 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Annual wellness visit; includes a personalized prevention... +

Annual wellness visit; includes a personalized prevention plan of service (pps), initial visit ×

Service Code: G0438
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
1% of his services

23rd 38th

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

23
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,002an average of $174 per time performed $3,542
an average of $154 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Screening test for pathogenic organisms

Service Code: 87081
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
1% of his services

24th Alert

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

17
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$836an average of $38 per time performed $176
an average of $8 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Evaluation of antimicrobial drug (antibiotic, antifungal,... +

Evaluation of antimicrobial drug (antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral) ×

Service Code: 87184
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
1% of his services

25th Alert

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

17
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$704an average of $32 per time performed $220
an average of $10 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
20
times performed,
0.93% of his services

26th 21st

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

16
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,520an average of $76 per time performed $1,060
an average of $53 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.93% of his services

27th 34th

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

17
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$720an average of $36 per time performed $420
an average of $21 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Psa (prostate specific antigen) measurement

Service Code: 84153
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.89% of his services

28th 87th

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

18
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,045an average of $55 per time performed $494
an average of $26 per time performed
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
15
times performed,
0.7% of his services

29th 8th

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

14
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,225an average of $215 per time performed $2,235
an average of $149 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urine microalbumin (protein) analysis

Service Code: 82044
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.7% of his services

30th 85th

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

13
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$270an average of $18 per time performed $90
an average of $6 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 2... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 20 minutes ×

Service Code: 99202
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.65% of his services

31st 60th

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

14
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,526an average of $109 per time performed $686
an average of $49 per time performed
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
12
times performed,
0.56% of his services

32nd 52nd

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

12
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$252an average of $21 per time performed $180
an average of $15 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Initial preventive physical examination; face-to-face vis... +

Initial preventive physical examination; face-to-face visit, services limited to new beneficiary during the first 12 months of medicare enrollment ×

Service Code: G0402
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.56% of his services

33rd 112th

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

12
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,040an average of $170 per time performed $1,776
an average of $148 per time performed
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,
0.51% of his services

34th 68th

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

11
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$781an average of $71 per time performed $715
an average of $65 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.51% of his services

35th 70th

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

11
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$286an average of $26 per time performed $264
an average of $24 per time performed

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.

Notes: This provider has a self-reported specialty of "Family Medicine." In some cases the self-reported specialty may differ from the specialty listed above, which comes from Medicare. Medicare redacted this data for any services provided to fewer than 11 patients.

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