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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $184 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
2,689
Rank: 2nd
out of 40 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
6,609
Rank: 2nd
out of 40 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
2.5 This Provider
Avg 2.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$158K
Rank: 16th
out of 40 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$59 This Provider
Avg $184

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 Cardiology 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.

Patients saw before

Blair D. Erb

Patients saw after

Individuals

KEVIN DUWE

ALBERT MEIER

HEIDI TUTHILL

PETER FRECH

ALEXANDER KNAPIK

Organizations

BOZEMAN DEACONESS HEALT...

AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPON...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 26 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
3,016
times performed,
46% of his services

1st 1st

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

1,812
patients got this service, 67% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$84,448an average of $28 per time performed $21,112
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
563
times performed,
9% of his services

2nd 4th

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

442
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$54,048an average of $96 per time performed $19,705
an average of $35 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 a facility
518
times performed,
8% of his services

3rd 3rd

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

490
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$109,298an average of $211 per time performed $24,864
an average of $48 per time performed
MEDICINE

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

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

Service Code: 93351
Performed in a facility
372
times performed,
6% of his services

4th 32nd

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

367
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$66,960an average of $180 per time performed $24,180
an average of $65 per time performed
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
367
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 25th

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

361
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$15,047an average of $41 per time performed $5,138
an average of $14 per time performed
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
365
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 23rd

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

360
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,570an average of $18 per time performed $1,095
an average of $3 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
223
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 13th

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

194
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$36,349an average of $163 per time performed $12,711
an average of $57 per time performed
MEDICINE

Remote evaluations of single, dual, or multiple lead pace... +

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

Service Code: 93294
Performed in a facility
174
times performed,
3% of his services

8th Alert

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

67
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$11,658an average of $67 per time performed $4,350
an average of $25 per time performed
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
171
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 27th

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

128
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$13,509an average of $79 per time performed $4,788
an average of $28 per time performed
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
160
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 33rd

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

152
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,680an average of $73 per time performed $3,200
an average of $20 per time performed
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
134
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 37th

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

134
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$37,654an average of $281 per time performed $12,596
an average of $94 per time performed
MEDICINE

Remote evaluations of single, dual, or multiple lead card... +

Remote evaluations 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
109
times performed,
2% of his services

12th Alert

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

45
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$14,279an average of $131 per time performed $5,450
an average of $50 per time performed
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
65
times performed,
0.98% of his services

13th 56th

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

53
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$4,290an average of $66 per time performed $1,560
an average of $24 per time performed
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
45
times performed,
0.68% of his services

14th Alert

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

31
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,245an average of $161 per time performed $1,845
an average of $41 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
42
times performed,
0.64% of his services

15th Alert

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

42
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,394an average of $57 per time performed $798
an average of $19 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
31
times performed,
0.47% of his services

16th 21st

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

19
patients got this service, 0.71% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$4,216an average of $136 per time performed $1,612
an average of $52 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
25
times performed,
0.38% of his services

17th 55th

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

24
patients got this service, 0.89% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$6,425an average of $257 per time performed $2,000
an average of $80 per time performed
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
23
times performed,
0.35% of his services

18th Alert

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

23
patients got this service, 0.86% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,186an average of $182 per time performed $1,219
an average of $53 per time performed
MEDICINE

Follow-up or limited ultrasound examination of heart

Service Code: 93308
Performed in a facility
21
times performed,
0.32% of his services

19th 84th

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

20
patients got this service, 0.74% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,617an average of $77 per time performed $441
an average of $21 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
20
times performed,
0.3% of his services

20th 46th

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

20
patients got this service, 0.74% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,440an average of $272 per time performed $2,080
an average of $104 per time performed
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
20
times performed,
0.3% of his services

21st Alert

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

13
patients got this service, 0.48% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,400an average of $170 per time performed $960
an average of $48 per time performed
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
17
times performed,
0.26% of his services

22nd Alert

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

15
patients got this service, 0.56% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$765an average of $45 per time performed $272
an average of $16 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
15
times performed,
0.23% of his services

23rd 10th

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

15
patients got this service, 0.56% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,695an average of $113 per time performed $645
an average of $43 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
15
times performed,
0.23% of his services

24th 6th

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

15
patients got this service, 0.56% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$9,645an average of $643 per time performed $1,395
an average of $93 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
14
times performed,
0.21% of his services

25th 2nd

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

11
patients got this service, 0.41% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,520an average of $180 per time performed $938
an average of $67 per time performed
MEDICINE

External shock to heart to regulate heart beat

Service Code: 92960
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.2% of his services

26th 63rd

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

13
patients got this service, 0.48% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,043an average of $311 per time performed $1,274
an average of $98 per time performed
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
13
times performed,
0.2% of his services

27th 62nd

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

13
patients got this service, 0.48% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,891an average of $607 per time performed $1,092
an average of $84 per time performed
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm symptom-related interpretation of 24-hour ek... +

Heart rhythm symptom-related interpretation of 24-hour ekg monitoring up to 30 days ×

Service Code: 93272
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.18% of his services

28th Alert

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

12
patients got this service, 0.45% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$876an average of $73 per time performed $216
an average of $18 per time performed
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,
0.18% of his services

29th Alert

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

12
patients got this service, 0.45% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,032an average of $86 per time performed $300
an average of $25 per time performed
MEDICINE

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

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

Service Code: 93351
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.18% of his services

30th 5th

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

12
patients got this service, 0.45% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,488an average of $374 per time performed $1,152
an average of $96 per time performed
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 an office
11
times performed,
0.17% of his services

31st 8th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.41% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,012an average of $92 per time performed $231
an average of $21 per time performed
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 an office
11
times performed,
0.17% of his services

32nd 7th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.41% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$979an average of $89 per time performed $88
an average of $8 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 "Cardiovascular Disease." 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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