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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
599
Rank: 31st
out of 168 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
1,933
Rank: 35th
out of 168 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
3.2 This Provider
Avg 3.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$99.2K
Rank: 37th
out of 168 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$166 This Provider
Avg $170

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 her 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 KESSLER

TYLER WILL

JAMES DANIEL

GEORGE RO

JAMES HARRIS

Organizations

BENEFIS HOSPITALS, INC.

CMSC, LLC

Patients saw before

KATHLEEN BLAIR DO

Patients saw after

Individuals

JEFFREY KESSLER

TYLER WILL

JAMES HARRIS

GEORGE RO

JAMES DANIEL

Organizations

BENEFIS HOSPITALS, INC.

CMSC, LLC

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 42 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
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
1,452
times performed,
75% of her services

1st 1st

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

447
patients got this service, 75% of her patients
3.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$173,369an average of $119 per time performed $81,051
an average of $56 per time performed
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
182
times performed,
9% of her services

2nd 6th

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

135
patients got this service, 23% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$9,331an average of $51 per time performed $1,185
an average of $7 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
73
times performed,
4% of her services

3rd 4th

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

65
patients got this service, 11% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$3,644an average of $50 per time performed $2,488
an average of $34 per time performed
medical
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 imple ×

Service Code: G0180
Performed in a facility
40
times performed,
2% of her services

4th 86th

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

38
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,577an average of $114 per time performed $1,639
an average of $41 per time performed
medical
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
27
times performed,
1% of her services

5th 18th

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

27
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,504an average of $241 per time performed $3,010
an average of $111 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
22
times performed,
1% of her services

6th 5th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$3,541an average of $161 per time performed $1,172
an average of $53 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
21
times performed,
1% of her services

7th 3rd

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$4,839an average of $230 per time performed $1,173
an average of $56 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
18
times performed,
0.93% of her services

8th 43rd

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

18
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,405an average of $245 per time performed $1,813
an average of $101 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.

Hover over each slice to see percentage breakdown.

Kathleen S Blair
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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