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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
545
Rank: 46th
out of 201 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
1,455
Rank: 58th
out of 201 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
2.7 This Provider
Avg 3.3
Total Paid
by Medicare
$73.7K
Rank: 80th
out of 201 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$135 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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Kathleen S. Blair
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.

Patients saw before

Kathleen S. Blair

Patients saw after

Individuals

JEFFREY KESSLER

LESLIE RUSSELL

JAMES HARRIS

TYLER WILL

GEORGE RO

Organizations

BENEFIS HOSPITALS, INC.

BENEFIS SPECTRUM MEDICA...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 9 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
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
990
times performed,
68% of her services

1st 3rd

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

393
patients got this service, 72% of her patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$85,140an average of $86 per time performed $56,430
an average of $57 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
167
times performed,
11% of her services

2nd 5th

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

121
patients got this service, 22% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$9,853an average of $59 per time performed $6,346
an average of $38 per time performed
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
153
times performed,
11% of her services

3rd 8th

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

117
patients got this service, 21% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$6,579an average of $43 per time performed $1,071
an average of $7 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 a facility
40
times performed,
3% of her services

4th 123rd

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

29
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$5,280an average of $132 per time performed $1,680
an average of $42 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
22
times performed,
2% of her services

5th 20th

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,530an average of $115 per time performed $1,892
an average of $86 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
21
times performed,
1% of her services

6th 4th

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

17
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$5,166an average of $246 per time performed $819
an average of $39 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
21
times performed,
1% of her services

7th 55th

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

21
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,331an average of $111 per time performed $2,331
an average of $111 per time performed
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Removal of impact ear wax, one ear

Service Code: 69210
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
1% of her services

8th Alert

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$832an average of $52 per time performed $336
an average of $21 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
13
times performed,
0.89% of her services

9th 59th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,729an average of $133 per time performed $1,118
an average of $86 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
12
times performed,
0.82% of her services

10th 38th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,004an average of $167 per time performed $2,004
an average of $167 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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