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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
491
Rank: 63rd
out of 201 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
8,409
Rank: 2nd
out of 201 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
17.1 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 3.3
Total Paid
by Medicare
$172K
Rank: 8th
out of 201 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$350 This Provider is in the top 10%
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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Stephen Base
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

BRADY BANTA

ANGELA BUNDY

SHANTELL TWOBEARS

SUSAN GALLO

PATRICIA GRANTHAM

Organizations

BILLINGS CLINIC

HOLY ROSARY HEALTHCARE

Patients saw before

Stephen Base

Patients saw after

Individuals

BRADY BANTA

ANGELA BUNDY

SHANTELL TWOBEARS

SUSAN GALLO

PATRICIA GRANTHAM

Organizations

BILLINGS CLINIC

HOLY ROSARY HEALTHCARE

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
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample +

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample ×

Service Code: 36415
Performed in an office
901
times performed,
11% of his services

1st 6th

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

309
patients got this service, 63% of his patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$11,713an average of $13 per time performed $2,703
an average of $3 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
768
times performed,
9% of his services

2nd 9th

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

67
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
11.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 7.8)
$16,896an average of $22 per time performed $4,608
an average of $6 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 1mg

Service Code: J1100
Performed in an office
704
times performed,
8% of his services

3rd Alert

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

16
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
3.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,112an average of $3 per time performed $0
an average of $0 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 an office
693
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 4th

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

293
patients got this service, 60% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$119,889an average of $173 per time performed $49,203
an average of $71 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 an office
653
times performed,
8% of his services

5th 21st

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

56
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
11.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.3)
$34,609an average of $53 per time performed $9,795
an average of $15 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, p... +

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, platelets), automated test ×

Service Code: 85025
Performed in an office
505
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 12th

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

229
patients got this service, 47% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$20,705an average of $41 per time performed $5,555
an average of $11 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Kidney function blood test panel

Service Code: 80069
Performed in an office
502
times performed,
6% of his services

7th Alert

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

232
patients got this service, 47% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$21,586an average of $43 per time performed $4,518
an average of $9 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, palonosetron hydrochloride, 25 mcg

Service Code: J2469
Performed in an office
400
times performed,
5% of his services

8th Alert

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

15
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$36,000an average of $90 per time performed $6,000
an average of $15 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
372
times performed,
4% of his services

9th 2nd

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

192
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$43,152an average of $116 per time performed $17,856
an average of $48 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
368
times performed,
4% of his services

10th 17th

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

247
patients got this service, 50% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$24,288an average of $66 per time performed $5,152
an average of $14 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver enzyme (sgpt), level

Service Code: 84460
Performed in an office
355
times performed,
4% of his services

11th Alert

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

203
patients got this service, 41% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$9,230an average of $26 per time performed $1,775
an average of $5 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
272
times performed,
3% of his services

12th 26th

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

132
patients got this service, 27% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$12,784an average of $47 per time performed $3,808
an average of $14 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
217
times performed,
3% of his services

13th 15th

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

157
patients got this service, 32% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$10,850an average of $50 per time performed $2,821
an average of $13 per time performed
MEDICINE

Therapeutic exercise to develop strength, endurance, rang... +

Therapeutic exercise to develop strength, endurance, range of motion, and flexibility, each 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 97110
Performed in an office
185
times performed,
2% of his services

14th Alert

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

36
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
3.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$10,915an average of $59 per time performed $4,070
an average of $22 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
183
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 22nd

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

124
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$15,006an average of $82 per time performed $4,392
an average of $24 per time performed
MEDICINE

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, di... +

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96372
Performed in an office
139
times performed,
2% of his services

16th 27th

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

25
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
5.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.4)
$6,950an average of $50 per time performed $2,502
an average of $18 per time performed
MEDICINE

Injection of different drug or substance into a vein for ... +

Injection of different drug or substance into a vein for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96375
Performed in an office
137
times performed,
2% of his services

17th Alert

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

21
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
3.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$10,138an average of $74 per time performed $2,329
an average of $17 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 an office
123
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 25th

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

32
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
3.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$13,530an average of $110 per time performed $6,027
an average of $49 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
109
times performed,
1% of his services

19th 1st

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

58
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$15,151an average of $139 per time performed $5,995
an average of $55 per time performed
MEDICINE

Manual (physical) therapy techniques to 1 or more regions... +

Manual (physical) therapy techniques to 1 or more regions, each 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 97140
Performed in an office
92
times performed,
1% of his services

20th Alert

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

23
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
3.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,704an average of $62 per time performed $1,932
an average of $21 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein up to 1 hour

Service Code: 96413
Performed in an office
86
times performed,
1% of his services

21st Alert

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

23
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
3.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$30,444an average of $354 per time performed $9,116
an average of $106 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81001
Performed in an office
74
times performed,
0.88% of his services

22nd 33rd

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

55
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,184an average of $16 per time performed $296
an average of $4 per time performed
MEDICINE

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle, patient ... +

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle, patient 3 years and older ×

Service Code: 90656
Performed in an office
60
times performed,
0.71% of his services

23rd 39th

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

60
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$900an average of $15 per time performed $720
an average of $12 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
60
times performed,
0.71% of his services

24th 18th

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

60
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,560an average of $26 per time performed $1,440
an average of $24 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Diabetes outpatient self-management training services, in... +

Diabetes outpatient self-management training services, individual, per 30 minutes ×

Service Code: G0108
Performed in an office
59
times performed,
0.7% of his services

25th Alert

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

26
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,068an average of $52 per time performed $2,360
an average of $40 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
53
times performed,
0.63% of his services

26th 36th

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

39
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$2,226an average of $42 per time performed $636
an average of $12 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein

Service Code: 96415
Performed in an office
51
times performed,
0.61% of his services

27th Alert

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,131an average of $81 per time performed $1,275
an average of $25 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 an office
51
times performed,
0.61% of his services

28th 29th

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

47
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$3,978an average of $78 per time performed $1,377
an average of $27 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosi... +

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosis up to 1 hour ×

Service Code: 96365
Performed in an office
38
times performed,
0.45% of his services

29th Alert

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,930an average of $235 per time performed $2,014
an average of $53 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion of different chemotherapy drug or substance into... +

Infusion of different chemotherapy drug or substance into a vein up to 1 hour ×

Service Code: 96417
Performed in an office
38
times performed,
0.45% of his services

30th Alert

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,422an average of $169 per time performed $2,166
an average of $57 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
35
times performed,
0.42% of his services

31st 14th

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

32
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,075an average of $145 per time performed $1,925
an average of $55 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
27
times performed,
0.32% of his services

32nd 19th

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

24
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,209an average of $267 per time performed $2,727
an average of $101 per time performed
MEDICINE

Physical therapy evaluation

Service Code: 97001
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.3% of his services

33rd Alert

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

23
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,425an average of $137 per time performed $1,425
an average of $57 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.2% of his services

34th 79th

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

17
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,992an average of $176 per time performed $204
an average of $12 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
16
times performed,
0.19% of his services

35th 7th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$3,328an average of $208 per time performed $1,280
an average of $80 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Nursing facility annual assessment, typically 30 minutes +

Nursing facility annual assessment, typically 30 minutes ×

Service Code: 99318
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.19% of his services

36th Alert

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

16
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,448an average of $153 per time performed $960
an average of $60 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
14
times performed,
0.17% of his services

37th Alert

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$16,058an average of $1,147 per time performed $1,246
an average of $89 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
11
times performed,
0.13% of his services

38th 35th

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: 2)
$1,210an average of $110 per time performed $473
an average of $43 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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