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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $102 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
84
Rank: 152nd
out of 279 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
330
Rank: 107th
out of 279 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
3.9 This Provider
Avg 2.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$11.3K
Rank: 116th
out of 279 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$134 This Provider
Avg $102

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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Melissa L. Fuller
Average for Nurse Practitioner 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

BRADLEY FULLER

KATHLEEN RYAN

JOHN HANSON

JOSEPH DILLARD

MITCHELL GALLAGHER

Organizations

ST. VINCENT HEALTHCARE

BILLINGS CLINIC

Patients saw before

Melissa L. Fuller

Patients saw after

Individuals

BRADLEY FULLER

MITCHELL GALLAGHER

KATHLEEN RYAN

JOSEPH DILLARD

JOHN BRANDON

Organizations

ST. VINCENT HEALTHCARE

BILLINGS CLINIC

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 9 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
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
114
times performed,
35% of her services

1st 1st

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

50
patients got this service, 60% of her patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$21,888an average of $192 per time performed $4,902
an average of $43 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
48
times performed,
15% of her services

2nd 4th

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

28
patients got this service, 33% of her patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$13,824an average of $288 per time performed $2,976
an average of $62 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
11% of her services

3rd 23rd

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

28
patients got this service, 33% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$910an average of $26 per time performed $455
an average of $13 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
30
times performed,
9% of her services

4th 8th

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

26
patients got this service, 31% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$3,420an average of $114 per time performed $810
an average of $27 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
25
times performed,
8% of her services

5th 6th

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

22
patients got this service, 26% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$375an average of $15 per time performed $75
an average of $3 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
6% of her services

6th 42nd

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

19
patients got this service, 23% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$693an average of $33 per time performed $315
an average of $15 per time performed
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
21
times performed,
6% of her services

7th 37th

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

21
patients got this service, 25% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,006an average of $286 per time performed $1,050
an average of $50 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
5% of her services

8th 19th

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

18
patients got this service, 21% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$738an average of $41 per time performed $432
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 (fluzone) ×

Service Code: Q2038
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
5% of her services

9th 53rd

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

18
patients got this service, 21% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$468an average of $26 per time performed $216
an average of $12 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 "Nurse Practitioner, Family." 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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