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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $170 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,285
Rank: 3rd
out of 168 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
2,894
Rank: 19th
out of 168 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
2.3 This Provider
Avg 3.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$114K
Rank: 28th
out of 168 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$89 This Provider
Avg $170

How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all of his Part B patients.

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 in 2014.

Individuals

NICK CANTRELL

WILLIAM BENEDETTO

PATRICK MCDONNELL

RICHARD FRIEDMAN

HUGH CECIL

Organizations

KALISPELL REGIONAL MEDI...

HEALTHCENTER NORTHWEST LLC

Patients saw before

DENNIS PETERSON M.D.

Patients saw after

Individuals

HUGH CECIL

WILLIAM BENEDETTO

PATRICK MCDONNELL

ANDERS ENGDAHL

MICHAEL HENSON

Organizations

KALISPELL REGIONAL MEDI...

HEALTHCENTER NORTHWEST LLC

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 63 different services in 2014
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Drug Services
Medical Services
CATEGORY
Description of Service
Times Performed (or Units) This Service's Rank Patients Unique Visits
Per Patient
Billed to Medicare Payments from Medicare
medical
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
891
times performed,
31% of his services

1st 6th

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

692
patients got this service, 54% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$23,291an average of $26 per time performed $5,604
an average of $6 per time performed
medical
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
637
times performed,
22% of his services

2nd 4th

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

321
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$32,334an average of $51 per time performed $22,881
an average of $36 per time performed
medical
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
359
times performed,
12% of his services

3rd 2nd

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

164
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$52,701an average of $147 per time performed $20,301
an average of $57 per time performed
medical
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
208
times performed,
7% of his services

4th 16th

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

206
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$22,942an average of $110 per time performed $15,573
an average of $75 per time performed
medical
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
116
times performed,
4% of his services

5th 1st

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

93
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$9,231an average of $80 per time performed $6,830
an average of $59 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
111
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 15th

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

106
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$17,048an average of $154 per time performed $6,364
an average of $57 per time performed
medical
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
96
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 9th

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

92
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$40,340an average of $420 per time performed $14,964
an average of $156 per time performed
medical
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
66
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 7th

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

48
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$14,028an average of $213 per time performed $5,385
an average of $82 per time performed
medical
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
57
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 27th

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

55
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,443an average of $25 per time performed $970
an average of $17 per time performed
medical
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
49
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 35th

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

19
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.7)
$453an average of $9 per time performed $244
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
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
35
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 31st

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

12
patients got this service, 0.93% of his patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$4,900an average of $140 per time performed $1,203
an average of $34 per time performed
medical
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
20
times performed,
0.69% of his services

12th 43rd

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,600an average of $130 per time performed $1,922
an average of $96 per time performed
medical
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Removal of impact ear wax, one ear

Service Code: 69210
Performed in a facility
18
times performed,
0.62% of his services

13th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

18
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$627an average of $35 per time performed $403
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
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 imple ×

Service Code: G0180
Performed in a facility
17
times performed,
0.59% of his services

14th 86th

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

15
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,870an average of $110 per time performed $715
an average of $42 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care discharge

Service Code: 99217
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.55% of his services

15th 26th

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

16
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,928an average of $183 per time performed $918
an average of $57 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care typically 70 minutes per day

Service Code: 99220
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.55% of his services

16th 39th

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)
$5,571an average of $348 per time performed $2,354
an average of $147 per time performed
medical
NA

Transitional care management services, moderately complex... +

Transitional care management services, moderately complexity, requiring face-to-face visits within 14 days of discharge ×

Service Code: 99495
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.55% of his services

17th 107th

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,176an average of $136 per time performed $1,319
an average of $82 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 71020
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.55% of his services

18th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

15
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$352an average of $22 per time performed $131
an average of $8 per time performed

Office Visits

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 Lee Peterson
Average for Internal Medicine Providers in Montana

Notes: Medicare redacted this data for any services provided to fewer than 11 patients. The contact information listed above is the most current we have for this provider. The services listed on this page may have been delivered at a previous address or as part of a different practice.

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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.

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