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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $161 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,142
Rank: 16th
out of 42 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
2,363
Rank: 20th
out of 42 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
2.1 This Provider
Avg 2.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$176K
Rank: 14th
out of 42 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$154 This Provider
Avg $161

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

TYLER WILL

JAMES DANIEL

GEORGE RO

JAMES HARRIS

JEFFREY KESSLER

Organizations

BENEFIS HOSPITALS, INC.

GREAT FALLS EMERGENCY S...

Patients saw before

DOUGLAS WALDO M.D.

Patients saw after

Individuals

TYLER WILL

JEFFREY KESSLER

JAMES DANIEL

JAMES HARRIS

GEORGE RO

Organizations

BENEFIS HOSPITALS, INC.

CMSC, LLC

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 108 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
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
344
times performed,
15% of his services

1st 1st

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

253
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$19,426an average of $56 per time performed $2,264
an average of $7 per time performed
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 a facility
237
times performed,
10% of his services

2nd 5th

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

182
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$11,831an average of $50 per time performed $8,575
an average of $36 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 a facility
147
times performed,
6% of his services

3rd 4th

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

123
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$17,552an average of $119 per time performed $8,161
an average of $56 per time performed
medical
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
145
times performed,
6% of his services

4th 2nd

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

141
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,704an average of $95 per time performed $6,990
an average of $48 per time performed
medical
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
108
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 36th

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

69
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$5,940an average of $55 per time performed $2,780
an average of $26 per time performed
medical
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
105
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 14th

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

102
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$92,873an average of $885 per time performed $22,861
an average of $218 per time performed
medical
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
86
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 40th

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

40
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$4,128an average of $48 per time performed $1,945
an average of $23 per time performed
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
79
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 8th

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

63
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$12,716an average of $161 per time performed $3,924
an average of $50 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
74
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 29th

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

57
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$6,090an average of $82 per time performed $2,303
an average of $31 per time performed
medical
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
62
times performed,
3% of his services

10th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

62
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,783an average of $45 per time performed $1,394
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound study of arteries of both arms and legs

Service Code: 93923
Performed in a facility
61
times performed,
3% of his services

11th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

59
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,332an average of $104 per time performed $1,091
an average of $18 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
56
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 10th

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

49
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$8,473an average of $151 per time performed $3,197
an average of $57 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
46
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 3rd

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

40
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$10,600an average of $230 per time performed $3,275
an average of $71 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound study of arteries of both arms and legs

Service Code: 93922
Performed in a facility
42
times performed,
2% of his services

14th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

42
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,821an average of $115 per time performed $387
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
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
38
times performed,
2% of his services

15th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

38
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,660an average of $123 per time performed $2,074
an average of $55 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
35
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 48th

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

35
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,197an average of $291 per time performed $3,838
an average of $110 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound study of arteries and arterial grafts of one l... +

Ultrasound study of arteries and arterial grafts of one leg or limited ×

Service Code: 93926
Performed in a facility
30
times performed,
1% of his services

17th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

24
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,097an average of $37 per time performed $566
an average of $19 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

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

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

Service Code: 93295
Performed in a facility
28
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 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, 1% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,660an average of $95 per time performed $1,385
an average of $49 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
28
times performed,
1% of his services

19th 65th

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

28
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,275an average of $153 per time performed $1,605
an average of $57 per time performed
medical
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
28
times performed,
1% of his services

20th 26th

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

28
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,954an average of $106 per time performed $1,538
an average of $55 per time performed
medical
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
27
times performed,
1% of his services

21st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

26
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,796an average of $141 per time performed $1,871
an average of $69 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

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

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of permanent multiple lead cardioverter-defibrillator including physician analysis, review, and report ×

Service Code: 93284
Performed in a facility
27
times performed,
1% of his services

22nd 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, 1% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,376an average of $88 per time performed $1,148
an average of $43 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Radiological supervision and interpretation of imaging of... +

Radiological supervision and interpretation of imaging of artery of one arm or leg ×

Service Code: 75710
Performed in a facility
25
times performed,
1% of his services

23rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

23
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,435an average of $137 per time performed $1,087
an average of $43 per time performed
medical
NA

Catheter insertion of stents in major coronary artery or ... +

Catheter insertion of stents in major coronary artery or branch, accessed through the skin ×

Service Code: 92928
Performed in a facility
25
times performed,
1% of his services

24th 39th

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

22
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$32,940an average of $1,318 per time performed $11,989
an average of $480 per time performed
medical
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
20
times performed,
0.85% of his services

25th 9th

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)
$420an average of $21 per time performed $231
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Insertion of catheter in right and left heart for imaging... +

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

Service Code: 93460
Performed in a facility
20
times performed,
0.85% of his services

26th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$56,790an average of $2,840 per time performed $6,217
an average of $311 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Removal of plaque in arteries in one leg, endovascular, a... +

Removal of plaque in arteries in one leg, endovascular, accessed through the skin or open procedure ×

Service Code: 37225
Performed in a facility
18
times performed,
0.76% of his services

27th 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, 1% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$160,543an average of $8,919 per time performed $8,326
an average of $463 per time performed
medical
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
17
times performed,
0.72% of his services

28th 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, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,654an average of $215 per time performed $1,258
an average of $74 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

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

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of permanent dual lead cardioverter-defibrillator including physician analysis, review, and report ×

Service Code: 93283
Performed in a facility
17
times performed,
0.72% of his services

29th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 0.96% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,377an average of $81 per time performed $641
an average of $38 per time performed
medical
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 an office
16
times performed,
0.68% of his services

30th 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, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,739an average of $234 per time performed $1,196
an average of $75 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care discharge

Service Code: 99217
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.63% of his services

31st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,291an average of $153 per time performed $861
an average of $57 per time performed
medical
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
15
times performed,
0.63% of his services

32nd 67th

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

15
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$39,744an average of $2,650 per time performed $3,380
an average of $225 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of catheter into abdominal pelvic or leg artery +

Insertion of catheter into abdominal pelvic or leg artery ×

Service Code: 36246
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.51% of his services

33rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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
$8,471an average of $706 per time performed $2,630
an average of $219 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Implantation patient-activated heart monitoring device

Service Code: 33282
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.47% of his services

34th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 0.96% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,715an average of $701 per time performed $2,135
an average of $194 per time performed
medical
NA

Insertion of stent, removal of plaque and/or balloon dila... +

Insertion of stent, removal of plaque and/or balloon dilation of coronary vessel during heart attack, accessed through the skin ×

Service Code: 92941
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.47% of his services

35th 64th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.96% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$16,240an average of $1,476 per time performed $6,161
an average of $560 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.

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Douglas A Waldo
Average for Cardiovascular Disease 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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