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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $168 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
643
Rank: 29th
out of 201 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
8,248
Rank: 3rd
out of 201 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
12.8 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 3.3
Total Paid
by Medicare
$145K
Rank: 16th
out of 201 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$225 This Provider
Avg $168

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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Jacob M. Taverna
Average for Internal Medicine 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

RANDY SIBBITT

CHRISTOPHER LINDSAY

HASSAN MASSOUH

DENNIS PALMER

PAUL SIDDOWAY

Organizations

ST JAMES HEALTHCARE

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOSPICE ...

Patients saw before

Jacob M. Taverna

Patients saw after

Individuals

CHRISTOPHER LINDSAY

RANDY SIBBITT

HASSAN MASSOUH

DENNIS PALMER

PAUL SIDDOWAY

Organizations

ST JAMES HEALTHCARE

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOSPICE ...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 47 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
DRUGS

Injection, denosumab (prolia, xgeva), 1 mg

Service Code: J0897
Performed in an office
1,600
times performed,
19% of his services

1st Alert

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

18
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$30,400an average of $19 per time performed $17,600
an average of $11 per time performed
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
1,175
times performed,
14% of his services

2nd 6th

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

424
patients got this service, 66% of his patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$17,625an average of $15 per time performed $3,525
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
1,100
times performed,
13% of his services

3rd 2nd

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

466
patients got this service, 72% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$132,000an average of $120 per time performed $51,700
an average of $47 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
603
times performed,
7% of his services

4th 9th

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

58
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
10.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 7.8)
$15,075an average of $25 per time performed $3,015
an average of $5 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
477
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 15th

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

364
patients got this service, 57% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$23,850an average of $50 per time performed $6,201
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: 85025
Performed in an office
474
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 12th

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

346
patients got this service, 54% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$16,590an average of $35 per time performed $5,214
an average of $11 per time performed
DRUGS

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

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

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
400
times performed,
5% of his services

7th 41st

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

54
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,800an average of $7 per time performed $400
an average of $1 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
253
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 43rd

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

201
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$4,807an average of $19 per time performed $759
an average of $3 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
243
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 33rd

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

178
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$6,075an average of $25 per time performed $972
an average of $4 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
168
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 26th

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

110
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$8,400an average of $50 per time performed $2,352
an average of $14 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
163
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 17th

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

162
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$11,410an average of $70 per time performed $2,445
an average of $15 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
126
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 27th

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

43
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.4)
$5,040an average of $40 per time performed $2,016
an average of $16 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
101
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 4th

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

91
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$17,473an average of $173 per time performed $6,262
an average of $62 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
93
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 22nd

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

84
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$6,975an average of $75 per time performed $2,232
an average of $24 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
92
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 29th

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

73
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$8,648an average of $94 per time performed $2,576
an average of $28 per time performed
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
87
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 89th

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

45
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$14,355an average of $165 per time performed $3,741
an average of $43 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
87
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 36th

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

59
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$3,045an average of $35 per time performed $1,044
an average of $12 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
73
times performed,
0.89% of his services

18th 7th

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

31
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$16,571an average of $227 per time performed $5,840
an average of $80 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, testosterone enanthate, up to 200 mg

Service Code: J3130
Performed in an office
61
times performed,
0.74% of his services

19th Alert

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
3.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,220an average of $20 per time performed $366
an average of $6 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
56
times performed,
0.68% of his services

20th 1st

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

32
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$8,848an average of $158 per time performed $3,136
an average of $56 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation +

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation ×

Service Code: 85652
Performed in an office
53
times performed,
0.64% of his services

21st Alert

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

43
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,014an average of $38 per time performed $212
an average of $4 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
49
times performed,
0.59% of his services

22nd 18th

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

49
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$882an average of $18 per time performed $882
an average of $18 per time performed
MEDICINE

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle

Service Code: 90662
Performed in an office
46
times performed,
0.56% of his services

23rd Alert

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

46
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,610an average of $35 per time performed $1,426
an average of $31 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
44
times performed,
0.53% of his services

24th Alert

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

37
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,232an average of $28 per time performed $396
an average of $9 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bacterial culture for aerobic isolates

Service Code: 87077
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
0.52% of his services

25th Alert

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

32
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,096an average of $72 per time performed $473
an average of $11 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bacterial colony count, urine

Service Code: 87086
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
0.52% of his services

26th Alert

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

33
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,365an average of $55 per time performed $473
an average of $11 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

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

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

Service Code: 87186
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
0.52% of his services

27th Alert

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

32
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,580an average of $60 per time performed $516
an average of $12 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
38
times performed,
0.46% of his services

28th 10th

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

38
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$16,302an average of $429 per time performed $5,738
an average of $151 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Measurement c-reactive protein for detection of infection... +

Measurement c-reactive protein for detection of infection or inflammation ×

Service Code: 86140
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
0.41% of his services

29th Alert

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

27
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,360an average of $40 per time performed $238
an average of $7 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Uric acid level, blood

Service Code: 84550
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.4% of his services

30th Alert

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

31
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$825an average of $25 per time performed $165
an average of $5 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Microscopic examination for white blood cells with manual... +

Microscopic examination for white blood cells with manual cell count ×

Service Code: 85007
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.4% of his services

31st Alert

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

30
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$660an average of $20 per time performed $165
an average of $5 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Psa (prostate specific antigen) measurement

Service Code: 84153
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.39% of his services

32nd 102nd

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

30
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,400an average of $75 per time performed $832
an average of $26 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care typically 70 minutes per day

Service Code: 99220
Performed in a facility
29
times performed,
0.35% of his services

33rd 44th

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

29
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,208an average of $352 per time performed $3,828
an average of $132 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, more than 30 minutes

Service Code: 99239
Performed in a facility
29
times performed,
0.35% of his services

34th 11th

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

29
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$6,728an average of $232 per time performed $2,407
an average of $83 per time performed
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
28
times performed,
0.34% of his services

35th 24th

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

28
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$7,756an average of $277 per time performed $1,624
an average of $58 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Bone density measurement using dedicated x-ray machine

Service Code: 77080
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.33% of his services

36th 52nd

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

27
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,080an average of $40 per time performed $270
an average of $10 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
24
times performed,
0.29% of his services

37th 68th

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

24
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,800an average of $75 per time performed $624
an average of $26 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood potassium level

Service Code: 84132
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.29% of his services

38th Alert

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$600an average of $25 per time performed $72
an average of $3 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver enzyme (sgot), level

Service Code: 84450
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.27% of his services

39th Alert

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$550an average of $25 per time performed $44
an average of $2 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver enzyme (sgpt), level

Service Code: 84460
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.27% of his services

40th Alert

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$550an average of $25 per time performed $44
an average of $2 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Albumin (protein) level

Service Code: 82040
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.27% of his services

41st Alert

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$550an average of $25 per time performed $44
an average of $2 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood creatinine level

Service Code: 82565
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.27% of his services

42nd Alert

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$550an average of $25 per time performed $44
an average of $2 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care discharge

Service Code: 99217
Performed in a facility
18
times performed,
0.22% of his services

43rd 32nd

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

18
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,916an average of $162 per time performed $972
an average of $54 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Creatine kinase (cardiac enzyme) level

Service Code: 82550
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.19% of his services

44th Alert

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$416an average of $26 per time performed $80
an average of $5 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Magnesium level

Service Code: 83735
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.18% of his services

45th Alert

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$375an average of $25 per time performed $135
an average of $9 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
15
times performed,
0.18% of his services

46th 40th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,080an average of $72 per time performed $210
an average of $14 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Natriuretic peptide (heart and blood vessel protein) level +

Natriuretic peptide (heart and blood vessel protein) level ×

Service Code: 83880
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.15% of his services

47th Alert

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,140an average of $95 per time performed $576
an average of $48 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 "Internal 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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