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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $184 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
925
Rank: 18th
out of 40 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
2,679
Rank: 13th
out of 40 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
2.9 This Provider
Avg 2.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$153K
Rank: 17th
out of 40 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$166 This Provider
Avg $184

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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Dane E. Sobek
Average for Cardiology 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

BLAIR ERB

ALBERT MEIER

KEVIN DUWE

HEIDI TUTHILL

ALEXANDER KNAPIK

Organizations

BOZEMAN DEACONESS HEALT...

AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPON...

Patients saw before

Dane E. Sobek

Patients saw after

Individuals

BLAIR ERB

REX SPEAR

ALBERT MEIER

ALEXANDER KNAPIK

PETER FRECH

Organizations

BOZEMAN DEACONESS HEALT...

AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPON...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 27 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
MEDICINE

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted ... +

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted blood flow rate, direction, and valve function ×

Service Code: 93306
Performed in a facility
470
times performed,
18% of his services

1st 3rd

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

421
patients got this service, 46% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$96,820an average of $206 per time performed $23,030
an average of $49 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 a facility
425
times performed,
16% of his services

2nd 4th

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

276
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$40,800an average of $96 per time performed $14,875
an average of $35 per time performed
MEDICINE

Remote evaluations of single, dual, or multiple lead pace... +

Remote evaluations of single, dual, or multiple lead pacemaker with physician analysis, review, and report up to 90 days ×

Service Code: 93294
Performed in a facility
237
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd Alert

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

90
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$15,879an average of $67 per time performed $5,925
an average of $25 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound examination and continuous monitoring of the h... +

Ultrasound examination and continuous monitoring of the heart performed during rest, exercise, and/or drug-induced stress with interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93351
Performed in a facility
197
times performed,
7% of his services

4th 32nd

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

194
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$35,460an average of $180 per time performed $12,411
an average of $63 per time performed
MEDICINE

Doppler ultrasound study of heart blood flow, valves, and... +

Doppler ultrasound study of heart blood flow, valves, and chambers ×

Service Code: 93320
Performed in a facility
195
times performed,
7% of his services

5th 25th

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

192
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,995an average of $41 per time performed $2,730
an average of $14 per time performed
MEDICINE

Doppler ultrasound study of color-directed heart blood fl... +

Doppler ultrasound study of color-directed heart blood flow, rate, and valve function ×

Service Code: 93325
Performed in a facility
194
times performed,
7% of his services

6th 23rd

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

191
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,492an average of $18 per time performed $582
an average of $3 per time performed
MEDICINE

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of perman... +

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of permanent dual lead pacemaker system with physician analysis, review, and report ×

Service Code: 93280
Performed in a facility
118
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 27th

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

97
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$9,322an average of $79 per time performed $3,186
an average of $27 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
117
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 21st

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

52
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$15,912an average of $136 per time performed $6,435
an average of $55 per time performed
MEDICINE

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads w... +

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads with interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93010
Performed in a facility
105
times performed,
4% of his services

9th 1st

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

89
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,835an average of $27 per time performed $735
an average of $7 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 a facility
100
times performed,
4% of his services

10th 13th

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

86
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$16,400an average of $164 per time performed $5,800
an average of $58 per time performed
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-... +

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-hour ekg ×

Service Code: 93227
Performed in a facility
59
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 33rd

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

55
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,307an average of $73 per time performed $1,121
an average of $19 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99222
Performed in a facility
57
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 46th

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

56
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$15,504an average of $272 per time performed $6,042
an average of $106 per time performed
MEDICINE

Remote evaluations of single, dual, or multiple lead card... +

Remote evaluations of single, dual, or multiple lead cardioverter-defibrillator with physician analysis, review, and report up to 90 days ×

Service Code: 93295
Performed in a facility
47
times performed,
2% of his services

13th Alert

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,157an average of $131 per time performed $2,256
an average of $48 per time performed
MEDICINE

Insertion of catheter in left heart for imaging of blood ... +

Insertion of catheter in left heart for imaging of blood vessels or grafts and left lower heart ×

Service Code: 93458
Performed in a facility
45
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 18th

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

43
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$51,435an average of $1,143 per time performed $8,370
an average of $186 per time performed
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 a facility
45
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 37th

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

45
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$12,645an average of $281 per time performed $4,230
an average of $94 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
44
times performed,
2% of his services

16th 30th

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

42
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$16,500an average of $375 per time performed $6,864
an average of $156 per time performed
MEDICINE

Insertion of heart artery stent via catheter

Service Code: 92980
Performed in a facility
35
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 29th

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

32
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$63,175an average of $1,805 per time performed $22,715
an average of $649 per time performed
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of new or replacement of permanent pacemaker in... +

Insertion of new or replacement of permanent pacemaker including upper and lower chamber electrodes ×

Service Code: 33208
Performed in a facility
29
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 68th

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

29
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$59,450an average of $2,050 per time performed $12,470
an average of $430 per time performed
MEDICINE

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of perman... +

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of permanent single lead pacemaker system with physician analysis, review, and report ×

Service Code: 93279
Performed in a facility
23
times performed,
0.86% of his services

19th 56th

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

21
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,518an average of $66 per time performed $552
an average of $24 per time performed
MEDICINE

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of perman... +

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of permanent multiple lead cardioverter-defibrillator including physician analysis, review, and report ×

Service Code: 93284
Performed in a facility
22
times performed,
0.82% of his services

20th Alert

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,740an average of $170 per time performed $990
an average of $45 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
21
times performed,
0.78% of his services

21st 47th

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$4,032an average of $192 per time performed $1,680
an average of $80 per time performed
MEDICINE

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of perman... +

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of permanent dual lead cardioverter-defibrillator including physician analysis, review, and report ×

Service Code: 93283
Performed in a facility
21
times performed,
0.78% of his services

22nd 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
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,381an average of $161 per time performed $861
an average of $41 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 a facility
16
times performed,
0.6% of his services

23rd 55th

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,096an average of $256 per time performed $1,360
an average of $85 per time performed
MEDICINE

Insertion of catheter in right and left heart for imaging... +

Insertion of catheter in right and left heart for imaging of blood vessels or grafts and left lower heart ×

Service Code: 93460
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.56% of his services

24th 89th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$20,295an average of $1,353 per time performed $4,455
an average of $297 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.56% of his services

25th 51st

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,595an average of $173 per time performed $825
an average of $55 per time performed
MEDICINE

Insertion of catheter in left heart for imaging of blood ... +

Insertion of catheter in left heart for imaging of blood vessels or grafts and left lower heart ×

Service Code: 93459
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
0.52% of his services

26th 58th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$19,992an average of $1,428 per time performed $2,576
an average of $184 per time performed
MEDICINE

Follow-up or limited ultrasound examination of heart

Service Code: 93308
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.49% of his services

27th 84th

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$975an average of $75 per time performed $221
an average of $17 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 "Cardiovascular Disease." 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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