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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $426 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 13 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
505
Rank: 4th
out of 18 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
18,232
Rank: 1st
out of 18 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
36.1 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 12.7
Total Paid
by Medicare
$288K
Rank: 3rd
out of 18 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$570 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $426

Note: About 16% 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.

Individuals

JEFFREY KESSLER

VARGHESE PARAMBI

JAMES DANIEL

TYLER WILL

GEORGE RO

Organizations

CMSC, LLC

BENEFIS HOSPITALS, INC.

Patients saw before

RUSLAN SOLDYSHEV M.D.

Patients saw after

Individuals

JEFFREY KESSLER

VARGHESE PARAMBI

JAMES HARRIS

TYLER WILL

JAMES DANIEL

Organizations

BENEFIS HOSPITALS, INC.

CMSC, LLC

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 34 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, darbepoetin alfa, 1 microgram (non-esrd use)

Service Code: J0881
Performed in an office
15,801
times performed,
87% of his services

1st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

18
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
5.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$156,430an average of $10 per time performed $45,823
an average of $3 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
726
times performed,
4% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

324
patients got this service, 64% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$84,608an average of $117 per time performed $54,544
an average of $75 per time performed
medical
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
512
times performed,
3% of his services

3rd 4th

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

162
patients got this service, 32% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.8)
$42,209an average of $82 per time performed $29,020
an average of $57 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Dialysis services (4 or more physician visits per month),... +

Dialysis services (4 or more physician visits per month), patient 20 years of age and older ×

Service Code: 90960
Performed in a facility
292
times performed,
2% of his services

4th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

40
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
7.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$88,149an average of $302 per time performed $65,335
an average of $224 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Hemodialysis procedure with one physician evaluation

Service Code: 90935
Performed in a facility
192
times performed,
1% of his services

5th 11th

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

60
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
3.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$16,767an average of $87 per time performed $11,126
an average of $58 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Home dialysis services per month, patient 20 years of age... +

Home dialysis services per month, patient 20 years of age or older ×

Service Code: 90966
Performed in an office
131
times performed,
0.72% of his services

6th 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, 3% of his patients
9.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$31,973an average of $244 per time performed $24,170
an average of $185 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
91
times performed,
0.5% of his services

7th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

18
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
5.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,752an average of $52 per time performed $1,734
an average of $19 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Dialysis services (2-3 physician visits per month), patie... +

Dialysis services (2-3 physician visits per month), patient 20 years of age and older ×

Service Code: 90961
Performed in a facility
86
times performed,
0.47% of his services

8th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

35
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$21,742an average of $253 per time performed $15,921
an average of $185 per time performed
medical
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
76
times performed,
0.42% of his services

9th 6th

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

52
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$10,302an average of $136 per time performed $6,212
an average of $82 per time performed
medical
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
68
times performed,
0.37% of his services

10th 16th

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

65
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$14,768an average of $217 per time performed $10,713
an average of $158 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
56
times performed,
0.31% of his services

11th 19th

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

56
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,750an average of $174 per time performed $6,915
an average of $123 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Dialysis services (1 physician visit per month), patient ... +

Dialysis services (1 physician visit per month), patient 20 years of age and older ×

Service Code: 90962
Performed in a facility
55
times performed,
0.3% of his services

12th 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, 3% of his patients
3.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$10,086an average of $183 per time performed $7,886
an average of $143 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Critical care delivery critically ill or injured patient,... +

Critical care delivery critically ill or injured patient, first 30-74 minutes ×

Service Code: 99291
Performed in a facility
25
times performed,
0.14% of his services

13th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

15
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,633an average of $305 per time performed $4,350
an average of $174 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.

Ruslan A Soldyshev
Average for Nephrology 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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