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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
854
Rank: 22nd
out of 40 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
1,499
Rank: 28th
out of 40 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
1.8 This Provider
Avg 2.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$106K
Rank: 25th
out of 40 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$124 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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Douglas A. Waldo
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

JAMES HARRIS

JEFFREY KESSLER

TYLER WILL

GEORGE RO

JAMES WHITTLE

Organizations

BENEFIS HOSPITALS, INC.

GREAT FALLS EMERGENCY S...

Patients saw before

Douglas A. Waldo

Patients saw after

Individuals

JEFFREY KESSLER

JAMES WHITTLE

JAMES HARRIS

TYLER WILL

GEORGE RO

Organizations

BENEFIS HOSPITALS, INC.

NORTHERN MONTANA HOSPITAL

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 27 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
216
times performed,
14% of his services

1st 3rd

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

212
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$35,640an average of $165 per time performed $11,016
an average of $51 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
215
times performed,
14% of his services

2nd 1st

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

171
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$7,740an average of $36 per time performed $1,505
an average of $7 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
115
times performed,
8% of his services

3rd 44th

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

76
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$10,350an average of $90 per time performed $3,565
an average of $31 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
114
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 13th

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

95
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$10,716an average of $94 per time performed $6,726
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 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in a facility
101
times performed,
7% of his services

5th 4th

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

89
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$6,262an average of $62 per time performed $3,838
an average of $38 per time performed
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
50
times performed,
3% of his services

6th 21st

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

43
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$8,250an average of $165 per time performed $2,800
an average of $56 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
49
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 36th

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

49
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,339an average of $211 per time performed $2,744
an average of $56 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on ... +

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on both sides of head and neck ×

Service Code: 93880
Performed in a facility
48
times performed,
3% of his services

8th Alert

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

46
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,936an average of $82 per time performed $1,104
an average of $23 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
46
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 27th

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

35
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$4,600an average of $100 per time performed $1,288
an average of $28 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound study of arteries of both arms and legs

Service Code: 93923
Performed in a facility
46
times performed,
3% of his services

10th Alert

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

46
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,898an average of $63 per time performed $828
an average of $18 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
41
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 18th

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

40
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$32,841an average of $801 per time performed $9,143
an average of $223 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
35
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 37th

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

35
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,320an average of $152 per time performed $3,500
an average of $100 per time performed
MEDICINE

Insertion of heart artery stent via catheter

Service Code: 92980
Performed in a facility
34
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 29th

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

32
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$72,182an average of $2,123 per time performed $22,916
an average of $674 per time performed
MEDICINE

Remote evaluations of single, dual, or multiple lead pace... +

Remote evaluations of single, dual, or multiple lead pacemaker with physician analysis, review, and report up to 90 days ×

Service Code: 93294
Performed in a facility
33
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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,739an average of $83 per time performed $792
an average of $24 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
30
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 51st

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

30
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,950an average of $165 per time performed $1,680
an average of $56 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
28
times performed,
2% of his services

16th 46th

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

28
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,820an average of $315 per time performed $2,884
an average of $103 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
27
times performed,
2% of his services

17th 10th

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

26
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$4,482an average of $166 per time performed $1,431
an average of $53 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
26
times performed,
2% of his services

18th 33rd

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

26
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,716an average of $66 per time performed $520
an average of $20 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Radiological supervision and interpretation x-ray of abdo... +

Radiological supervision and interpretation x-ray of abdominal aorta and both leg arteries ×

Service Code: 75630
Performed in a facility
25
times performed,
2% of his services

19th Alert

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

25
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,475an average of $219 per time performed $1,750
an average of $70 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 and physician supervision ×

Service Code: 93016
Performed in a facility
24
times performed,
2% of his services

20th 52nd

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

24
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,320an average of $55 per time performed $432
an average of $18 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
23
times performed,
2% of his services

21st 30th

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

23
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,626an average of $462 per time performed $3,611
an average of $157 per time performed
MEDICINE

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of perman... +

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of permanent single lead pacemaker system with physician analysis, review, and report ×

Service Code: 93279
Performed in a facility
22
times performed,
1% of his services

22nd 56th

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,848an average of $84 per time performed $550
an average of $25 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 30 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 30 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99221
Performed in a facility
21
times performed,
1% of his services

23rd 77th

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

21
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,893an average of $233 per time performed $1,659
an average of $79 per time performed
MEDICINE

Insertion of catheter for imaging of heart blood vessels ... +

Insertion of catheter for imaging of heart blood vessels or grafts ×

Service Code: 93454
Performed in a facility
19
times performed,
1% of his services

24th 57th

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$14,098an average of $742 per time performed $2,831
an average of $149 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
18
times performed,
1% of his services

25th 2nd

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$4,428an average of $246 per time performed $1,422
an average of $79 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 3... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 30 minutes ×

Service Code: 99203
Performed in a facility
18
times performed,
1% of his services

26th Alert

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,728an average of $96 per time performed $1,026
an average of $57 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
17
times performed,
1% of his services

27th 22nd

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,443an average of $379 per time performed $1,904
an average of $112 per time performed
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of new or replacement of permanent pacemaker in... +

Insertion of new or replacement of permanent pacemaker including upper and lower chamber electrodes ×

Service Code: 33208
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
1% of his services

28th 68th

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)
$18,464an average of $1,154 per time performed $6,640
an average of $415 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: 93459
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
1% of his services

29th 58th

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)
$16,576an average of $1,036 per time performed $4,128
an average of $258 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
14
times performed,
0.93% of his services

30th Alert

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,310an average of $165 per time performed $1,834
an average of $131 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound study of arteries of both arms and legs

Service Code: 93923
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.8% of his services

31st Alert

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,368an average of $114 per time performed $348
an average of $29 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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