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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $168 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
548
Rank: 43rd
out of 201 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
1,218
Rank: 79th
out of 201 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
2.2 This Provider
Avg 3.3
Total Paid
by Medicare
$64.1K
Rank: 97th
out of 201 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$117 This Provider
Avg $168

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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Michael Herring
Average for Internal Medicine 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

RONALD THARP

HEIDI TUTHILL

REX SPEAR

Organizations

BOZEMAN DEACONESS HEALT...

AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPON...

Patients saw before

Michael Herring

Patients saw after

Individuals

BLAIR ERB

ALBERT MEIER

REX SPEAR

RONALD THARP

KEVIN DUWE

Organizations

BOZEMAN DEACONESS HEALT...

AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPON...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 16 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 a facility
523
times performed,
43% of his services

1st 5th

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

265
patients got this service, 48% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$50,208an average of $96 per time performed $18,828
an average of $36 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
205
times performed,
17% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

182
patients got this service, 33% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$33,825an average of $165 per time performed $10,455
an average of $51 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
87
times performed,
7% of his services

3rd 1st

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

55
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$11,832an average of $136 per time performed $4,611
an average of $53 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 a facility
83
times performed,
7% of his services

4th 38th

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

83
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$23,074an average of $278 per time performed $13,861
an average of $167 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 a facility
74
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 31st

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

70
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$4,292an average of $58 per time performed $1,258
an average of $17 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
50
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 8th

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

49
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,350an average of $27 per time performed $300
an average of $6 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 15 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 15 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99308
Performed in a facility
32
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 35th

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$4,064an average of $127 per time performed $1,344
an average of $42 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
31
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 20th

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

30
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$7,998an average of $258 per time performed $2,139
an average of $69 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
26
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 7th

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$4,992an average of $192 per time performed $2,002
an average of $77 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, more than 30 minutes

Service Code: 99239
Performed in a facility
21
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 11th

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

20
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,893an average of $233 per time performed $1,722
an average of $82 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
19
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 10th

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)
$7,125an average of $375 per time performed $2,907
an average of $153 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care discharge

Service Code: 99217
Performed in a facility
18
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 32nd

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

18
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,394an average of $133 per time performed $1,008
an average of $56 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care typically 50 minutes

Service Code: 99219
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 63rd

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,794an average of $271 per time performed $1,456
an average of $104 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
12
times performed,
0.99% of his services

14th 19th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,264an average of $272 per time performed $1,284
an average of $107 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99231
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.99% of his services

15th 16th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$1,032an average of $86 per time performed $372
an average of $31 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.9% of his services

16th 14th

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: 1.1)
$1,903an average of $173 per time performed $616
an average of $56 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 "Internal 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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