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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
1,027
Rank: 6th
out of 201 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
2,301
Rank: 32nd
out of 201 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
2.2 This Provider
Avg 3.3
Total Paid
by Medicare
$70.6K
Rank: 88th
out of 201 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$69 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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Louise E. Swanberg
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

MARK WELCH

NICK CANTRELL

DENNIS PETERSON

WILLIAM BENEDETTO

Organizations

KALISPELL REGIONAL MEDI...

HEALTHCENTER NORTHWEST LLC

Patients saw before

Louise E. Swanberg

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 15 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
1,091
times performed,
47% of her services

1st 8th

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

773
patients got this service, 75% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$26,184an average of $24 per time performed $7,637
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 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in a facility
355
times performed,
15% of her services

2nd 5th

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

178
patients got this service, 17% of her patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$17,395an average of $49 per time performed $11,715
an average of $33 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
254
times performed,
11% of her services

3rd 3rd

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

138
patients got this service, 13% of her patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$19,558an average of $77 per time performed $12,954
an average of $51 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
130
times performed,
6% of her services

4th 38th

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

130
patients got this service, 13% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$20,800an average of $160 per time performed $20,800
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 40 minutes ×

Service Code: 99215
Performed in a facility
91
times performed,
4% of her services

5th 20th

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

88
patients got this service, 9% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$9,737an average of $107 per time performed $5,824
an average of $64 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
90
times performed,
4% of her services

6th 28th

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

21
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
4.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.7)
$900an average of $10 per time performed $630
an average of $7 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Cervical or vaginal cancer screening; pelvic and clinical... +

Cervical or vaginal cancer screening; pelvic and clinical breast examination ×

Service Code: G0101
Performed in a facility
80
times performed,
3% of her services

7th 80th

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

80
patients got this service, 8% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,240an average of $28 per time performed $2,160
an average of $27 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
42
times performed,
2% of her services

8th 55th

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

42
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,494an average of $107 per time performed $4,494
an average of $107 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
39
times performed,
2% of her services

9th 35th

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$4,875an average of $125 per time performed $1,482
an average of $38 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
31
times performed,
1% of her services

10th 72nd

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

22
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,100an average of $100 per time performed $1,302
an average of $42 per time performed
TEMPORARY CODES

Screening papanicolaou smear; obtaining, preparing and co... +

Screening papanicolaou smear; obtaining, preparing and conveyance of cervical or vaginal smear to laboratory ×

Service Code: Q0091
Performed in a facility
27
times performed,
1% of her services

11th Alert

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

27
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$594an average of $22 per time performed $513
an average of $19 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
24
times performed,
1% of her services

12th 31st

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

23
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$600an average of $25 per time performed $480
an average of $20 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Prostate cancer screening; digital rectal examination

Service Code: G0102
Performed in a facility
17
times performed,
0.74% of her services

13th Alert

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$153an average of $9 per time performed $102
an average of $6 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.7% of her services

14th 46th

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$896an average of $56 per time performed $592
an average of $37 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 71020
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
0.61% of her 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 her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$448an average of $32 per time performed $98
an average of $7 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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