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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
414
Rank: 66th
out of 168 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
7,296
Rank: 3rd
out of 168 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
17.6 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 3.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$146K
Rank: 13th
out of 168 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$353 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $170

Note: About 24% of this provider’s Medicare payments were for drugs administered in his office.
This is intended to reimburse the provider for purchasing the drugs, plus an additional percentage for overhead.

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

JEFFREY SMITH

ANGELA BUNDY-KELM

BRADY BANTA

SHANTELL TWOBEARS

ALAN LOENDORF

Organizations

BILLINGS CLINIC

HOLY ROSARY HEALTHCARE

Patients saw before

STEPHEN BASE MD

Patients saw after

Individuals

JEFFREY SMITH

ANGELA BUNDY-KELM

BRADY BANTA

SHANTELL TWOBEARS

ALAN LOENDORF

Organizations

BILLINGS CLINIC

HOLY ROSARY HEALTHCARE

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 108 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
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
648
times performed,
9% of his services

1st 12th

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

293
patients got this service, 71% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$8,424an average of $13 per time performed $1,905
an average of $3 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 an office
641
times performed,
9% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

294
patients got this service, 71% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$125,969an average of $197 per time performed $44,344
an average of $69 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
485
times performed,
7% of his services

3rd 13th

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

58
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
8.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 7.4)
$10,670an average of $22 per time performed $2,551
an average of $5 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 an office
436
times performed,
6% of his services

4th 24th

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

50
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
8.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.9)
$25,192an average of $58 per time performed $5,986
an average of $14 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
427
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 25th

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

268
patients got this service, 65% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$21,350an average of $50 per time performed $5,086
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
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
370
times performed,
5% of his services

6th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

218
patients got this service, 53% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$15,170an average of $41 per time performed $3,848
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
301
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 37th

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

214
patients got this service, 52% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$19,866an average of $66 per time performed $4,325
an average of $14 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 an office
274
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 5th

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

158
patients got this service, 38% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$36,201an average of $132 per time performed $13,029
an average of $48 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
187
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 41st

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

118
patients got this service, 29% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$8,789an average of $47 per time performed $2,427
an average of $13 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 an office
168
times performed,
2% of his services

10th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

39
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
4.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$20,667an average of $123 per time performed $7,889
an average of $47 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
148
times performed,
2% of his services

11th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

112
patients got this service, 27% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$12,136an average of $82 per time performed $3,326
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
78
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 61st

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

56
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$3,276an average of $42 per time performed $874
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
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
33
times performed,
0.45% of his services

13th 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, 4% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,947an average of $59 per time performed $1,162
an average of $35 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81001
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.41% of his services

14th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

23
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$480an average of $16 per time performed $127
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Kidney function blood test panel

Service Code: 80069
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.34% of his services

15th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

23
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,075an average of $43 per time performed $272
an average of $11 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
25
times performed,
0.34% of his services

16th 2nd

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

16
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$3,231an average of $129 per time performed $1,060
an average of $42 per time performed
medical
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: 85027
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.32% of his services

17th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

19
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$805an average of $35 per time performed $199
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Magnesium level

Service Code: 83735
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.3% of his services

18th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

21
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$726an average of $33 per time performed $197
an average of $9 per time performed
drug
NA

Vaccine for influenza administered into muscle to individ... +

Vaccine for influenza administered into muscle to individuals 3 years of age and older ×

Service Code: 90686
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.25% of his services

19th 67th

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

18
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$374an average of $21 per time performed $317
an average of $18 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 an office
16
times performed,
0.22% of his services

20th 23rd

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

15
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$4,141an average of $259 per time performed $1,779
an average of $111 per time performed
medical
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,
0.22% of his services

21st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

16
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,600an average of $163 per time performed $1,060
an average of $66 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.18% of his services

22nd 19th

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$338an average of $26 per time performed $301
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 25 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99309
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.16% of his services

23rd 58th

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

11
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$2,160an average of $180 per time performed $861
an average of $72 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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Stephen Base
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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