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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
657
Rank: 26th
out of 40 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
1,221
Rank: 31st
out of 40 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
1.9 This Provider
Avg 2.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$61.4K
Rank: 33rd
out of 40 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$93 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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Jeffrey E. Smith
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.

Individuals

KEVIN LIMBAUGH

JEFFREY KESSLER

JAMES HARRIS

GEORGE RO

LESLIE RUSSELL

Organizations

BENEFIS HOSPITALS, INC.

U S HEALTH DEPT OF HEAL...

Patients saw before

Jeffrey E. Smith

Patients saw after

Individuals

JAMES HARRIS

TYLER WILL

JEFFREY KESSLER

LESLIE RUSSELL

JAMES WHITTLE

Organizations

BENEFIS HOSPITALS, INC.

U S HEALTH DEPT OF HEAL...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 16 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

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
309
times performed,
25% of his services

1st 3rd

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

286
patients got this service, 44% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$52,839an average of $171 per time performed $15,450
an average of $50 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
255
times performed,
21% of his services

2nd 1st

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

206
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$9,435an average of $37 per time performed $1,785
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 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in a facility
138
times performed,
11% of his services

3rd 13th

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

100
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$13,800an average of $100 per time performed $8,142
an average of $59 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
95
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 55th

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

66
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$11,495an average of $121 per time performed $7,695
an average of $81 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound study of arteries of both arms and legs

Service Code: 93923
Performed in a facility
47
times performed,
4% of his services

5th Alert

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

47
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,820an average of $60 per time performed $799
an average of $17 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
46
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 2nd

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

36
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$11,316an average of $246 per time performed $3,266
an average of $71 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
45
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 4th

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

41
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$4,185an average of $93 per time performed $1,800
an average of $40 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound examination of the heart performed during rest... +

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

Service Code: 93350
Performed in a facility
45
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 36th

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

45
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,280an average of $184 per time performed $2,520
an average of $56 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 70 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 70 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99223
Performed in a facility
37
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 30th

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

36
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$17,094an average of $462 per time performed $5,809
an average of $157 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 an office
34
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 19th

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

30
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$11,220an average of $330 per time performed $3,570
an average of $105 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99231
Performed in a facility
33
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 44th

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$2,970an average of $90 per time performed $1,023
an average of $31 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 6... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 60 minutes ×

Service Code: 99205
Performed in a facility
23
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

23
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,232an average of $184 per time performed $3,013
an average of $131 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound study of arteries of both arms and legs

Service Code: 93923
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
2% of his services

13th Alert

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

22
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,914an average of $87 per time performed $550
an average of $25 per time performed
MEDICINE

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

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

Service Code: 93018
Performed in a facility
21
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 17th

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

21
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$798an average of $38 per time performed $231
an average of $11 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
19
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 27th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,843an average of $97 per time performed $551
an average of $29 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
16
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 33rd

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,056an average of $66 per time performed $336
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
12
times performed,
0.98% of his services

17th 46th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,780an average of $315 per time performed $1,284
an average of $107 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.98% of his services

18th 51st

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,980an average of $165 per time performed $636
an average of $53 per time performed
MEDICINE

Insertion of catheter in left heart for imaging of blood ... +

Insertion of catheter in left heart for imaging of blood vessels or grafts and left lower heart ×

Service Code: 93458
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.98% of his services

19th 18th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,912an average of $826 per time performed $3,000
an average of $250 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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