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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
1,035
Rank: 15th
out of 40 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
3,996
Rank: 10th
out of 40 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
3.9 This Provider
Avg 2.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$310K
Rank: 6th
out of 40 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$300 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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Newton B. Coutinho
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

MARK ELLIOTT

RICHARD DAHLEN

KYLE DALE

JOEL BRAKE

CHARLES CHARMAN

Organizations

COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTE...

NEWTON B. COUTINHO MD PLLC

Patients saw before

Newton B. Coutinho

Patients saw after

Individuals

RICHARD DAHLEN

KYLE DALE

SARSFIELD DOUGHERTY

ANTHONY D'AMICO

MARK ELLIOTT

Organizations

COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTE...

ST LUKES COMMUNITY HOSP...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 37 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
1,042
times performed,
26% of his services

1st 2nd

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

578
patients got this service, 56% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$237,576an average of $228 per time performed $79,192
an average of $76 per time performed
MEDICINE

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretat... +

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93000
Performed in an office
405
times performed,
10% of his services

2nd 9th

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

293
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$21,465an average of $53 per time performed $5,670
an average of $14 per time performed
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
309
times performed,
8% of his services

3rd 3rd

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

277
patients got this service, 27% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$46,968an average of $152 per time performed $15,141
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 40 minutes ×

Service Code: 99215
Performed in an office
278
times performed,
7% of his services

4th 19th

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

226
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$95,354an average of $343 per time performed $30,858
an average of $111 per time performed
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 an office
257
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 6th

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

240
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$127,986an average of $498 per time performed $42,148
an average of $164 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 an office
213
times performed,
5% of his services

6th 5th

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

202
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$121,836an average of $572 per time performed $39,405
an average of $185 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 an office
203
times performed,
5% of his services

7th 16th

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

72
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$20,503an average of $101 per time performed $4,060
an average of $20 per time performed
MEDICINE

Evaluation of parameters of single, dual, or multiple lea... +

Evaluation of parameters of single, dual, or multiple lead pacemaker including device connection, recording, and disconnection ×

Service Code: 93288
Performed in an office
145
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 42nd

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

38
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$8,990an average of $62 per time performed $1,885
an average of $13 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound study of arteries and arterial grafts of both ... +

Ultrasound study of arteries and arterial grafts of both legs ×

Service Code: 93925
Performed in an office
73
times performed,
2% of his services

9th Alert

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

60
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$50,735an average of $695 per time performed $10,220
an average of $140 per time performed
MEDICINE

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

Remote evaluations of single, dual, or multiple lead pacemaker or cardioverter-defibrillator transmissions, technician review, support, and distribution of results up to 90 days ×

Service Code: 93296
Performed in an office
70
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 12th

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

36
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$3,710an average of $53 per time performed $1,470
an average of $21 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on ... +

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on both sides of head and neck ×

Service Code: 93880
Performed in an office
67
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 41st

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

61
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$29,815an average of $445 per time performed $9,112
an average of $136 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound examination of the heart performed during rest... +

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

Service Code: 93350
Performed in a facility
56
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 36th

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

55
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,192an average of $182 per time performed $3,136
an average of $56 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 an office
56
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 22nd

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

56
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$17,976an average of $321 per time performed $6,440
an average of $115 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
54
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 18th

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

51
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$65,664an average of $1,216 per time performed $12,204
an average of $226 per time performed
MEDICINE

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

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

Service Code: 93282
Performed in an office
53
times performed,
1% of his services

15th Alert

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,830an average of $110 per time performed $1,219
an average of $23 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 an office
49
times performed,
1% of his services

16th Alert

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

43
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$931an average of $19 per time performed $294
an average of $6 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 an office
46
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 60th

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$4,094an average of $89 per time performed $920
an average of $20 per time performed
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm tracing of 48-hour ekg

Service Code: 93225
Performed in an office
45
times performed,
1% of his services

18th Alert

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

39
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,600an average of $80 per time performed $1,035
an average of $23 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 an office
45
times performed,
1% of his services

19th 59th

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$6,480an average of $144 per time performed $1,395
an average of $31 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 an office
43
times performed,
1% of his services

20th 63rd

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

37
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,580an average of $60 per time performed $903
an average of $21 per time performed
MEDICINE

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress te... +

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress test with ekg monitoring, physician interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93018
Performed in a facility
39
times performed,
0.98% of his services

21st 17th

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

39
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,443an average of $37 per time performed $468
an average of $12 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
34
times performed,
0.85% of his services

22nd 1st

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

34
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$680an average of $20 per time performed $238
an average of $7 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound examination of the heart performed during rest... +

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

Service Code: 93350
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.83% of his services

23rd Alert

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

32
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,085an average of $245 per time performed $2,574
an average of $78 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
33
times performed,
0.83% of his services

24th 30th

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

30
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$15,081an average of $457 per time performed $5,181
an average of $157 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 an office
32
times performed,
0.8% of his services

25th 8th

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

32
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,512an average of $141 per time performed $1,088
an average of $34 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 an office
30
times performed,
0.75% of his services

26th 7th

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

30
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,120an average of $104 per time performed $540
an average of $18 per time performed
MEDICINE

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress te... +

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress test with ekg monitoring and physician supervision ×

Service Code: 93016
Performed in a facility
30
times performed,
0.75% of his services

27th 52nd

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)
$1,650an average of $55 per time performed $510
an average of $17 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 6... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 60 minutes ×

Service Code: 99205
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.75% of his services

28th 50th

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

30
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$14,280an average of $476 per time performed $4,590
an average of $153 per time performed
MEDICINE

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

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

Service Code: 93224
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.65% of his services

29th 66th

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

26
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,422an average of $247 per time performed $2,054
an average of $79 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 an office
22
times performed,
0.55% of his services

30th 15th

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$1,518an average of $69 per time performed $352
an average of $16 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 an office
20
times performed,
0.5% of his services

31st 43rd

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$2,680an average of $134 per time performed $820
an average of $41 per time performed
MEDICINE

Insertion of heart artery stent via catheter

Service Code: 92980
Performed in a facility
19
times performed,
0.48% of his services

32nd 29th

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$37,031an average of $1,949 per time performed $12,369
an average of $651 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
19
times performed,
0.48% of his services

33rd 10th

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,451an average of $129 per time performed $1,026
an average of $54 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
17
times performed,
0.43% of his services

34th 27th

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,632an average of $96 per time performed $493
an average of $29 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or... +

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or exercise multiple studies ×

Service Code: 78452
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.38% of his services

35th 24th

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

15
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,580an average of $172 per time performed $915
an average of $61 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound study of arteries of both arms and legs

Service Code: 93922
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.35% of his services

36th Alert

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,206an average of $229 per time performed $966
an average of $69 per time performed
MEDICINE

External shock to heart to regulate heart beat

Service Code: 92960
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.35% of his services

37th 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
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,322an average of $523 per time performed $2,450
an average of $175 per time performed
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of catheter into abdominal pelvic or leg artery +

Insertion of catheter into abdominal pelvic or leg artery ×

Service Code: 36247
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.33% of his services

38th 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
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$10,088an average of $776 per time performed $3,094
an average of $238 per time performed
MEDICINE

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress te... +

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress test with ekg monitoring, physician interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93018
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.33% of his services

39th 101st

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)
$481an average of $37 per time performed $117
an average of $9 per time performed
MEDICINE

Insertion of catheter for imaging of heart blood vessels ... +

Insertion of catheter for imaging of heart blood vessels or grafts ×

Service Code: 93454
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.3% of his services

40th 57th

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,336an average of $528 per time performed $2,160
an average of $180 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
11
times performed,
0.28% of his services

41st 53rd

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,563an average of $233 per time performed $847
an average of $77 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
11
times performed,
0.28% of his services

42nd 46th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,311an average of $301 per time performed $1,144
an average of $104 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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