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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $170 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
572
Rank: 36th
out of 168 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
7,721
Rank: 1st
out of 168 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
13.5 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 3.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$166K
Rank: 11th
out of 168 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$291 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $170

Note: About 41% 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.

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

JACOB TAVERNA MD

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 79 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
drug
DRUGS

Injection, denosumab, 1 mg

Service Code: J0897
Performed in an office
2,946
times performed,
38% of his services

1st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

34
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$57,447an average of $20 per time performed $32,701
an average of $11 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
600
times performed,
8% of his services

2nd 5th

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

338
patients got this service, 59% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$80,850an average of $135 per time performed $29,442
an average of $49 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
559
times performed,
7% of his services

3rd 3rd

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

362
patients got this service, 63% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$111,800an average of $200 per time performed $38,722
an average of $69 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
446
times performed,
6% of his services

4th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

65
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,011an average of $7 per time performed $611
an average of $1 per time performed
medical
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
365
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 12th

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

218
patients got this service, 38% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$5,566an average of $15 per time performed $1,069
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
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
172
times performed,
2% of his services

6th 22nd

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

50
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
3.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.4)
$7,004an average of $41 per time performed $3,225
an average of $19 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
169
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 25th

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

152
patients got this service, 27% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$8,619an average of $51 per time performed $2,155
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
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
167
times performed,
2% of his services

8th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

147
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,970an average of $36 per time performed $1,737
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
153
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 13th

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

45
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
3.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 7.4)
$3,902an average of $26 per time performed $799
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81001
Performed in an office
94
times performed,
1% of his services

10th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

75
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,397an average of $26 per time performed $398
an average of $4 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
87
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 78th

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

53
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$15,789an average of $181 per time performed $3,934
an average of $45 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
82
times performed,
1% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

77
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,599an average of $20 per time performed $246
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
62
times performed,
0.8% of his services

13th 19th

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

62
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,176an average of $19 per time performed $1,101
an average of $18 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
60
times performed,
0.78% of his services

14th 32nd

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

45
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$4,890an average of $82 per time performed $1,830
an average of $31 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle

Service Code: 90662
Performed in an office
52
times performed,
0.67% of his services

15th 63rd

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

52
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$916an average of $18 per time performed $883
an average of $17 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
52
times performed,
0.67% of his services

16th 37th

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

52
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,718an average of $72 per time performed $757
an average of $15 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
51
times performed,
0.66% of his services

17th 41st

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

44
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$2,601an average of $51 per time performed $662
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bacterial colony count, urine

Service Code: 87086
Performed in an office
46
times performed,
0.6% of his services

18th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

39
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,576an average of $56 per time performed $496
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.43% of his services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

32
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,525an average of $77 per time performed $742
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

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

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

Service Code: G0103
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.35% of his services

20th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

27
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,066an average of $77 per time performed $664
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
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
20
times performed,
0.26% of his services

21st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$570an average of $29 per time performed $173
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bacterial culture for aerobic isolates

Service Code: 87077
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.25% of his services

22nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

17
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,397an average of $74 per time performed $205
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

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

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

Service Code: 87186
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.25% of his services

23rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

17
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,164an average of $61 per time performed $220
an average of $12 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
19
times performed,
0.25% of his services

24th 47th

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,871an average of $309 per time performed $2,153
an average of $113 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.23% of his services

25th 61st

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

16
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$644an average of $36 per time performed $194
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
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
17
times performed,
0.22% of his services

26th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

16
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$693an average of $41 per time performed $118
an average of $7 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Uric acid level, blood

Service Code: 84550
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.18% of his services

27th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$357an average of $26 per time performed $65
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
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
14
times performed,
0.18% of his services

28th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$543an average of $39 per time performed $51
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
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
11
times performed,
0.14% of his services

29th 23rd

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,962an average of $269 per time performed $1,108
an average of $101 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.

Jacob Michael Taverna
Average for Internal Medicine Providers in Montana

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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