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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $157 per patient in 2013.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
2,646
Rank: 2nd
out of 39 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
6,109
Rank: 3rd
out of 39 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
2.3 This Provider
Avg 2.8
Total Paid
by Medicare
$131K
Rank: 18th
out of 39 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$49 This Provider
Avg $157

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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Blair D. Erb
Average for Cardiovascular Disease Providers in Montana

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 44 different services in 2013
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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
3,004
times performed,
49% of his services

1st 1st

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

1,856
patients got this service, 70% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$86,605an average of $29 per time performed $18,985
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
641
times performed,
10% of his services

2nd 4th

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

481
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$63,517an average of $99 per time performed $21,441
an average of $33 per time performed
medical
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
402
times performed,
7% of his services

3rd 2nd

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

390
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$91,933an average of $229 per time performed $17,728
an average of $44 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound examination and continuous monitoring of the h... +

Ultrasound examination and continuous monitoring of the heart performed during rest, exercise, or drug-induced stress with interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93351
Performed in a facility
242
times performed,
4% of his services

4th 34th

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

237
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$44,896an average of $186 per time performed $14,641
an average of $61 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Doppler ultrasound study of heart blood flow, valves, and... +

Doppler ultrasound study of heart blood flow, valves, and chambers ×

Service Code: 93320
Performed in a facility
235
times performed,
4% of his services

5th 21st

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

232
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,832an average of $42 per time performed $3,212
an average of $14 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Doppler ultrasound study of color-directed heart blood fl... +

Doppler ultrasound study of color-directed heart blood flow, rate, and valve function ×

Service Code: 93325
Performed in a facility
235
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 19th

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

232
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,503an average of $19 per time performed $684
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Remote evaluation of single, dual, or multiple lead pacem... +

Remote evaluation of single, dual, or multiple lead pacemaker with physician analysis, review, and report up to 90 days ×

Service Code: 93294
Performed in a facility
216
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 28th

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

76
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$15,120an average of $70 per time performed $5,303
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of perman... +

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of permanent dual lead pacemaker system with physician analysis, review, and report ×

Service Code: 93280
Performed in a facility
205
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 24th

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

144
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$17,120an average of $84 per time performed $5,266
an average of $26 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
148
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 5th

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

128
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$25,028an average of $169 per time performed $8,275
an average of $56 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Remote evaluation of single, dual, or multiple lead cardi... +

Remote evaluation of single, dual, or multiple lead cardioverter-defibrillator with physician analysis, review, and report up to 90 days ×

Service Code: 93295
Performed in a facility
103
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, 1% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$13,905an average of $135 per time performed $4,968
an average of $48 per time performed
medical
EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

Review and interpretation of external ekg recording for m... +

Review and interpretation of external ekg recording for more than 48 hours up to 21 days ×

Service Code: 0298T
Performed in a facility
84
times performed,
1% of his services

11th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

82
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,384an average of $76 per time performed $1,671
an average of $20 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
73
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 37th

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

73
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$21,097an average of $289 per time performed $6,908
an average of $95 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-... +

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-hour ekg ×

Service Code: 93227
Performed in a facility
61
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 32nd

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

59
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,636an average of $76 per time performed $1,039
an average of $17 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of perman... +

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of permanent single lead pacemaker system with physician analysis, review, and report ×

Service Code: 93279
Performed in a facility
58
times performed,
0.95% of his services

14th 69th

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

48
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$4,024an average of $69 per time performed $1,350
an average of $23 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
35
times performed,
0.57% of his services

15th 7th

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

28
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$4,865an average of $139 per time performed $1,579
an average of $45 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
32
times performed,
0.52% of his services

16th 86th

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

31
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,856an average of $58 per time performed $511
an average of $16 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of perman... +

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of permanent dual lead cardioverter-defibrillator including physician analysis, review, and report ×

Service Code: 93283
Performed in a facility
30
times performed,
0.49% of his services

17th 74th

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

23
patients got this service, 0.87% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$4,893an average of $163 per time performed $1,149
an average of $38 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Follow-up or limited ultrasound examination of heart

Service Code: 93308
Performed in a facility
26
times performed,
0.43% of his services

18th 68th

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

25
patients got this service, 0.94% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,054an average of $79 per time performed $490
an average of $19 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of perman... +

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of permanent multiple lead cardioverter-defibrillator including physician analysis, review, and report ×

Service Code: 93284
Performed in a facility
25
times performed,
0.41% of his services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

17
patients got this service, 0.64% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,304an average of $172 per time performed $1,110
an average of $44 per time performed
medical
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
19
times performed,
0.31% of his services

20th 6th

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

18
patients got this service, 0.68% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$25,137an average of $1,323 per time performed $2,518
an average of $133 per time performed
medical
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
17
times performed,
0.28% of his services

21st 65th

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

17
patients got this service, 0.64% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,232an average of $190 per time performed $748
an average of $44 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Insertion of probe in esophagus for heart ultrasound exam... +

Insertion of probe in esophagus for heart ultrasound examination including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93312
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.26% of his services

22nd 56th

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

14
patients got this service, 0.53% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$10,016an average of $626 per time performed $1,284
an average of $80 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Evaluation of parameters of single, dual, or multiple lea... +

Evaluation of parameters of single, dual, or multiple lead pacemaker including device connection, recording, and disconnection ×

Service Code: 93288
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.26% of his services

23rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 0.49% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$773an average of $48 per time performed $180
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

External shock to heart to regulate heart beat

Service Code: 92960
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.25% of his services

24th 70th

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

12
patients got this service, 0.45% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,770an average of $318 per time performed $1,347
an average of $90 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress te... +

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress test with ekg monitoring and physician supervision ×

Service Code: 93016
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.25% of his services

25th 58th

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

15
patients got this service, 0.57% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,575an average of $105 per time performed $237
an average of $16 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
14
times performed,
0.23% of his services

26th 46th

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

14
patients got this service, 0.53% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,682an average of $263 per time performed $1,160
an average of $83 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of perman... +

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of permanent single lead cardioverter-defibrillator including physician analysis, review, and report ×

Service Code: 93282
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.2% of his services

27th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 0.42% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,092an average of $91 per time performed $360
an average of $30 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Injection of x-ray contrast material for ultrasound exami... +

Injection of x-ray contrast material for ultrasound examination of the heart ×

Service Code: 93352
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.18% of his services

28th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 0.42% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$664an average of $60 per time performed $294
an average of $27 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 an office
11
times performed,
0.18% of his services

29th 27th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.42% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,762an average of $342 per time performed $1,315
an average of $120 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
11
times performed,
0.18% of his services

30th 3rd

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

11
patients got this service, 0.42% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$2,299an average of $209 per time performed $916
an average of $83 per time performed

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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