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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
578
Rank: 38th
out of 201 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
6,363
Rank: 6th
out of 201 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
11 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 3.3
Total Paid
by Medicare
$161K
Rank: 11th
out of 201 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$278 This Provider is in the top 10%
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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Frederick G. Miller
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.

Individuals

TYLER WILL

JEFFREY KESSLER

GEORGE RO

JAMES HARRIS

WILLIAM ROWE

Organizations

BENEFIS HOSPITALS, INC.

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Patients saw before

Frederick G. Miller

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 43 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 an office
1,215
times performed,
19% of his services

1st 4th

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

487
patients got this service, 84% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$132,435an average of $109 per time performed $82,620
an average of $68 per time performed
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample +

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample ×

Service Code: 36415
Performed in an office
955
times performed,
15% of his services

2nd 6th

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

446
patients got this service, 77% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$2,865an average of $3 per time performed $2,865
an average of $3 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, p... +

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, platelets), automated test ×

Service Code: 85025
Performed in an office
489
times performed,
8% of his services

3rd 12th

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

362
patients got this service, 63% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$5,379an average of $11 per time performed $5,379
an average of $11 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
454
times performed,
7% of his services

4th 22nd

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

348
patients got this service, 60% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$10,896an average of $24 per time performed $10,896
an average of $24 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
362
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 15th

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

318
patients got this service, 55% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$5,430an average of $15 per time performed $4,706
an average of $13 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
309
times performed,
5% of his services

6th 17th

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

265
patients got this service, 46% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$5,871an average of $19 per time performed $4,635
an average of $15 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
282
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 2nd

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

190
patients got this service, 33% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$20,868an average of $74 per time performed $13,818
an average of $49 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81001
Performed in an office
276
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 33rd

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

244
patients got this service, 42% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,380an average of $5 per time performed $1,104
an average of $4 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
249
times performed,
4% of his services

9th 26th

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

135
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$3,486an average of $14 per time performed $3,486
an average of $14 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
219
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 9th

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

35
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
6.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 7.8)
$1,314an average of $6 per time performed $1,314
an average of $6 per time performed
MEDICINE

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, di... +

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96372
Performed in an office
162
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 27th

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

22
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
7.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.4)
$4,050an average of $25 per time performed $2,754
an average of $17 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
154
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 18th

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

151
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,850an average of $25 per time performed $3,696
an average of $24 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, vitamin b-12 cyanocobalamin, up to 1000 mcg

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
138
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 45th

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
7.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.3)
$138an average of $1 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Kidney function blood test panel

Service Code: 80069
Performed in an office
128
times performed,
2% of his services

14th Alert

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

106
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,664an average of $13 per time performed $1,536
an average of $12 per time performed
MEDICINE

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle, patient ... +

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle, patient 3 years and older ×

Service Code: 90656
Performed in an office
122
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 39th

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

120
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,830an average of $15 per time performed $1,464
an average of $12 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Prostate cancer screening; prostate specific antigen test... +

Prostate cancer screening; prostate specific antigen test (psa) ×

Service Code: G0103
Performed in an office
91
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 68th

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

91
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,366an average of $26 per time performed $2,366
an average of $26 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bacterial colony count, urine

Service Code: 87086
Performed in an office
64
times performed,
1% of his services

17th Alert

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

55
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$768an average of $12 per time performed $704
an average of $11 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
54
times performed,
0.85% of his services

18th 24th

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

49
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$7,830an average of $145 per time performed $4,860
an average of $90 per time performed
MEDICINE

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretat... +

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93000
Performed in an office
52
times performed,
0.82% of his services

19th 40th

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

49
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,092an average of $21 per time performed $728
an average of $14 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
47
times performed,
0.74% of his services

20th 43rd

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

46
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$188an average of $4 per time performed $141
an average of $3 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron level

Service Code: 83540
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
0.68% of his services

21st Alert

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

33
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$301an average of $7 per time performed $258
an average of $6 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron binding capacity

Service Code: 83550
Performed in an office
42
times performed,
0.66% of his services

22nd Alert

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

32
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$336an average of $8 per time performed $336
an average of $8 per time performed
TEMPORARY CODES

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered t... +

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered to individuals 3 years of age and older, for intramuscular use (not otherwise specified) ×

Service Code: Q2039
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.52% of his services

23rd Alert

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

32
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$693an average of $21 per time performed $396
an average of $12 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.47% of his services

24th Alert

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

17
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$300an average of $10 per time performed $150
an average of $5 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Vitamin d-3 level

Service Code: 82306
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.47% of his services

25th Alert

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

30
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,260an average of $42 per time performed $1,260
an average of $42 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Creatinine level to test for kidney function or muscle in... +

Creatinine level to test for kidney function or muscle injury ×

Service Code: 82570
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.47% of his services

26th 85th

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

26
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$240an average of $8 per time performed $210
an average of $7 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Total protein level, urine

Service Code: 84156
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.46% of his services

27th Alert

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

25
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$174an average of $6 per time performed $145
an average of $5 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood creatinine level

Service Code: 82565
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.41% of his services

28th 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
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$208an average of $8 per time performed $182
an average of $7 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Evaluation of antimicrobial drug (antibiotic, antifungal,... +

Evaluation of antimicrobial drug (antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral) ×

Service Code: 87186
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.41% of his services

29th Alert

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

21
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$312an average of $12 per time performed $312
an average of $12 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20610
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.39% of his services

30th 89th

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

18
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,050an average of $82 per time performed $1,225
an average of $49 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 an office
24
times performed,
0.38% of his services

31st 72nd

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,344an average of $56 per time performed $1,008
an average of $42 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Creatine kinase (cardiac enzyme) level

Service Code: 82550
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.36% of his services

32nd Alert

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

17
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$230an average of $10 per time performed $138
an average of $6 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 an office
23
times performed,
0.36% of his services

33rd 29th

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,058an average of $46 per time performed $575
an average of $25 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.33% of his services

34th 61st

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,890an average of $90 per time performed $1,218
an average of $58 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bacterial culture for aerobic isolates

Service Code: 87077
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.3% of his services

35th Alert

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

16
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$228an average of $12 per time performed $209
an average of $11 per time performed
MEDICINE

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection ben... +

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection beneath the skin or into muscle, patient 2 years or older ×

Service Code: 90732
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.3% of his services

36th 57th

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$950an average of $50 per time performed $836
an average of $44 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.27% of his services

37th 58th

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

17
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$425an average of $25 per time performed $408
an average of $24 per time performed
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Removal of impact ear wax, one ear

Service Code: 69210
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.24% of his services

38th 114th

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

15
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$795an average of $53 per time performed $570
an average of $38 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 an office
15
times performed,
0.24% of his services

39th 47th

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

15
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,505an average of $167 per time performed $1,800
an average of $120 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bacterial urine culture

Service Code: 87088
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.22% of his services

40th Alert

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$112an average of $8 per time performed $112
an average of $8 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Measurement c-reactive protein for detection of infection... +

Measurement c-reactive protein for detection of infection or inflammation ×

Service Code: 86141
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.2% of his services

41st Alert

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$286an average of $22 per time performed $234
an average of $18 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.19% of his services

42nd 36th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$144an average of $12 per time performed $144
an average of $12 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver enzyme (sgpt), level

Service Code: 84460
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.19% of his services

43rd Alert

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$96an average of $8 per time performed $48
an average of $4 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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