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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $289 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 8 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
406
Rank: 8th
out of 29 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
4,601
Rank: 3rd
out of 29 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
11.3 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 7.6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$154K
Rank: 3rd
out of 29 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$378 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $289

Note: About 13% of this provider’s Medicare payments were for drugs administered in his office.
This is intended to reimburse the provider for purchasing the drugs, plus an additional percentage for overhead.

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 his 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

GEORGE RO

JAMES HARRIS

THOMAS WARR

TYLER WILL

Organizations

CMSC, LLC

BENEFIS HOSPITALS, INC.

Patients saw before

KARL GUTER MD

Patients saw after

Individuals

GEORGE RO

JEFFREY KESSLER

JAMES HARRIS

JAMES DANIEL

TYLER WILL

Organizations

CMSC, LLC

BENEFIS HOSPITALS, INC.

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 57 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 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in an office
945
times performed,
21% of his services

1st 6th

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

196
patients got this service, 48% of his patients
4.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$71,622an average of $76 per time performed $49,395
an average of $52 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
452
times performed,
10% of his services

2nd 5th

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

242
patients got this service, 60% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.9)
$51,153an average of $113 per time performed $33,376
an average of $74 per time performed
medical
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
229
times performed,
5% of his services

3rd 3rd

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

54
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.2)
$16,717an average of $73 per time performed $12,948
an average of $57 per time performed
medical
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
126
times performed,
3% of his services

4th 12th

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

43
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$5,142an average of $41 per time performed $3,921
an average of $31 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
74
times performed,
2% of his services

5th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

74
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,794an average of $24 per time performed $1,756
an average of $24 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle

Service Code: 90662
Performed in an office
67
times performed,
1% of his services

6th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

67
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,345an average of $35 per time performed $2,191
an average of $33 per time performed
medical
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
59
times performed,
1% of his services

7th 17th

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

52
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$12,432an average of $211 per time performed $9,346
an average of $158 per time performed
medical
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
57
times performed,
1% of his services

8th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

22
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,668an average of $47 per time performed $1,830
an average of $32 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
37
times performed,
0.8% of his services

9th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

29
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,774an average of $75 per time performed $2,103
an average of $57 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 10 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 10 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99307
Performed in a facility
35
times performed,
0.76% of his services

10th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

15
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,544an average of $44 per time performed $1,009
an average of $29 per time performed
medical
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
33
times performed,
0.72% of his services

11th 16th

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

26
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$5,067an average of $154 per time performed $3,508
an average of $106 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.72% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

33
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$805an average of $24 per time performed $785
an average of $24 per time performed
drug
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
33
times performed,
0.72% of his services

13th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

33
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,642an average of $50 per time performed $1,609
an average of $49 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Protein measurement, serum

Service Code: 84165
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.7% of his services

14th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

31
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$648an average of $20 per time performed $455
an average of $14 per time performed
medical
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
26
times performed,
0.57% of his services

15th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

16
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,282an average of $88 per time performed $511
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Protein measurement, body fluid

Service Code: 84166
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.37% of his services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

17
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$354an average of $21 per time performed $242
an average of $14 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 an office
13
times performed,
0.28% of his services

17th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,376an average of $183 per time performed $1,698
an average of $131 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.

Karl A Guter
Average for Hematology & Oncology 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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