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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
1,264
Rank: 1st
out of 201 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
3,074
Rank: 18th
out of 201 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
2.4 This Provider
Avg 3.3
Total Paid
by Medicare
$105K
Rank: 33rd
out of 201 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$83 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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Dennis L. Peterson
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

RICHARD FRIEDMAN

NICK CANTRELL

HUGH CECIL

WILLIAM BENEDETTO

MARK WELCH

Organizations

KALISPELL REGIONAL MEDI...

HEALTHCENTER NORTHWEST LLC

Patients saw before

Dennis L. Peterson

Patients saw after

Individuals

WILLIAM BENEDETTO

HUGH CECIL

ANDERS ENGDAHL

MICHAEL HENSON

PATRICK MCDONNELL

Organizations

KALISPELL REGIONAL MEDI...

HEALTHCENTER NORTHWEST LLC

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 21 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

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
985
times performed,
32% of his services

1st 8th

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

715
patients got this service, 57% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$23,640an average of $24 per time performed $5,910
an average of $6 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
818
times performed,
27% of his services

2nd 5th

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

366
patients got this service, 29% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$40,900an average of $50 per time performed $28,630
an average of $35 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 5 minutes ×

Service Code: 99211
Performed in a facility
296
times performed,
10% of his services

3rd 28th

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

44
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
6.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.7)
$2,960an average of $10 per time performed $2,072
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 40 minutes ×

Service Code: 99215
Performed in a facility
207
times performed,
7% of his services

4th 20th

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

204
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$22,149an average of $107 per time performed $15,111
an average of $73 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

5th 1st

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

61
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$17,199an average of $147 per time performed $6,435
an average of $55 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
90
times performed,
3% of his services

6th 10th

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

85
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$36,090an average of $401 per time performed $13,950
an average of $155 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
77
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 35th

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

26
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$9,702an average of $126 per time performed $3,388
an average of $44 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
73
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 38th

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

73
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,680an average of $160 per time performed $11,680
an average of $160 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
72
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 3rd

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

64
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$5,472an average of $76 per time performed $3,816
an average of $53 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
60
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 37th

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

60
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,680an average of $228 per time performed $3,120
an average of $52 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Prostate cancer screening; digital rectal examination

Service Code: G0102
Performed in a facility
60
times performed,
2% of his services

11th Alert

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

60
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$540an average of $9 per time performed $360
an average of $6 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
44
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 31st

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

44
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,100an average of $25 per time performed $748
an average of $17 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 71020
Performed in a facility
30
times performed,
0.98% of his services

13th Alert

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

30
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$960an average of $32 per time performed $210
an average of $7 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health ... +

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health services under a home health plan of care (patient not present), including contacts with home health agency and review of reports of patient status required by physicians to affirm the initial implementation of the plan of care that meets patient's needs, per certification period ×

Service Code: G0180
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.81% of his services

14th 72nd

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

23
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,400an average of $96 per time performed $950
an average of $38 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Physician re-certification for medicare-covered home heal... +

Physician re-certification for medicare-covered home health services under a home health plan of care (patient not present), including contacts with home health agency and review of reports of patient status required by physicians to affirm the initial implementation of the plan of care that meets patient's needs, per re-certification period ×

Service Code: G0179
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.75% of his services

15th 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
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,679an average of $73 per time performed $575
an average of $25 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
18
times performed,
0.59% of his services

16th 14th

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

17
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,754an average of $153 per time performed $972
an average of $54 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 a facility
18
times performed,
0.59% of his services

17th 55th

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

18
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,926an average of $107 per time performed $1,926
an average of $107 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
17
times performed,
0.55% of his services

18th 59th

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

17
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,111an average of $183 per time performed $1,428
an average of $84 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
15
times performed,
0.49% of his services

19th 7th

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

12
patients got this service, 0.95% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$3,240an average of $216 per time performed $1,080
an average of $72 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Initial preventive physical examination; face-to-face vis... +

Initial preventive physical examination; face-to-face visit, services limited to new beneficiary during the first 12 months of medicare enrollment ×

Service Code: G0402
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.49% of his services

20th 145th

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)
$1,890an average of $126 per time performed $1,860
an average of $124 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 a facility
14
times performed,
0.46% of his services

21st 74th

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,596an average of $114 per time performed $700
an average of $50 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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