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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
235
Rank: 123rd
out of 360 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
1,330
Rank: 57th
out of 360 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
5.7 This Provider
Avg 3.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$46.9K
Rank: 86th
out of 360 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$200 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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Jennie W. Eckstrom
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

WILLIAM BENEDETTO

RICHARD FRIEDMAN

SUZANNE DANIELL

MICHAEL HENSON

JOHN KALBFLEISCH

Organizations

NORTH VALLEY HOSPITAL, INC

KALISPELL REGIONAL MEDI...

Patients saw before

Jennie W. Eckstrom

Patients saw after

Individuals

SUZANNE DANIELL

MICHAEL HENSON

HUGH CECIL

RICHARD FRIEDMAN

WILLIAM BENEDETTO

Organizations

NORTH VALLEY HOSPITAL, INC

KALISPELL REGIONAL MEDI...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 23 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 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in an office
223
times performed,
17% of her services

1st 3rd

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

119
patients got this service, 51% of her patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$36,349an average of $163 per time performed $16,279
an average of $73 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
209
times performed,
16% of her services

2nd 4th

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

120
patients got this service, 51% of her patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$2,508an average of $12 per time performed $627
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
193
times performed,
15% of her services

3rd 1st

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

128
patients got this service, 54% of her patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$21,037an average of $109 per time performed $9,071
an average of $47 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
86
times performed,
6% of her services

4th 12th

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

76
patients got this service, 32% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$4,128an average of $48 per time performed $1,204
an average of $14 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
84
times performed,
6% of her services

5th 9th

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

60
patients got this service, 26% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$3,108an average of $37 per time performed $924
an average of $11 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
58
times performed,
4% of her services

6th 16th

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

56
patients got this service, 24% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,016an average of $52 per time performed $870
an average of $15 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, midazolam hydrochloride, per 1 mg

Service Code: J2250
Performed in an office
57
times performed,
4% of her services

7th Alert

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

15
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$570an average of $10 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
56
times performed,
4% of her services

8th 25th

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

50
patients got this service, 21% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,136an average of $56 per time performed $1,344
an average of $24 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
48
times performed,
4% of her services

9th 36th

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

40
patients got this service, 17% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$2,016an average of $42 per time performed $528
an average of $11 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
45
times performed,
3% of her services

10th 10th

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

44
patients got this service, 19% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,260an average of $28 per time performed $1,080
an average of $24 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
40
times performed,
3% of her services

11th 27th

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

35
patients got this service, 15% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$920an average of $23 per time performed $160
an average of $4 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
36
times performed,
3% of her services

12th 24th

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

36
patients got this service, 15% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,388an average of $233 per time performed $3,996
an average of $111 per time performed
MEDICINE

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle

Service Code: 90662
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
2% of her services

13th 74th

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

30
patients got this service, 13% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$870an average of $29 per time performed $870
an average of $29 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
2% of her services

14th 17th

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

17
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$1,092an average of $42 per time performed $364
an average of $14 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
2% of her services

15th 56th

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

18
patients got this service, 8% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,180an average of $109 per time performed $980
an average of $49 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 2-14 skin growths

Service Code: 17003
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
1% of her services

16th 46th

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

11
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$912an average of $48 per time performed $95
an average of $5 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
1% of her services

17th 34th

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

18
patients got this service, 8% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,178an average of $121 per time performed $450
an average of $25 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
16
times performed,
1% of her services

18th 38th

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

16
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,752an average of $297 per time performed $2,672
an average of $167 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, fentanyl citrate, 0.1 mg

Service Code: J3010
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
1% of her services

19th Alert

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

15
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$360an average of $24 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

Biopsy of large bowel using an endoscope

Service Code: 45380
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
1% of her services

20th Alert

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

14
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$14,112an average of $1,008 per time performed $4,368
an average of $312 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
13
times performed,
0.98% of her services

21st Alert

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

13
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$351an average of $27 per time performed $52
an average of $4 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.9% of her services

22nd 70th

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

12
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$336an average of $28 per time performed $288
an average of $24 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
12
times performed,
0.9% of her services

23rd 68th

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

12
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,044an average of $87 per time performed $756
an average of $63 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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