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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $193 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
404
Rank: 9th
out of 11 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
1,158
Rank: 7th
out of 11 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
2.9 This Provider
Avg 3.1
Total Paid
by Medicare
$72.5K
Rank: 7th
out of 11 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$179 This Provider
Avg $193

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

GLENNE GUNTHER

STEPHEN BECKER

CHARLES LAGOY

WILLIAM CUSKELLY

HUGH CECIL

Organizations

ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN HOS...

KALISPELL REGIONAL MEDI...

Patients saw before

WILLIAM HIGHFILL MD

Patients saw after

Individuals

GLENNE GUNTHER

STEPHEN BECKER

CHARLES LAGOY

JOSEPH CHOPYAK

WILLIAM BENEDETTO

Organizations

ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN HOS...

KALISPELL REGIONAL MEDI...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 27 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 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in an office
561
times performed,
48% of his services

1st 1st

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

270
patients got this service, 67% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$123,981an average of $221 per time performed $42,844
an average of $76 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
150
times performed,
13% of his services

2nd 6th

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

146
patients got this service, 36% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$19,377an average of $129 per time performed $7,194
an average of $48 per time performed
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 an office
78
times performed,
7% of his services

3rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

72
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,326an average of $17 per time performed $515
an average of $7 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
73
times performed,
6% of his services

4th 18th

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

73
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$24,892an average of $341 per time performed $8,654
an average of $119 per time performed
medical
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
40
times performed,
3% of his services

5th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

37
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$11,800an average of $295 per time performed $4,372
an average of $109 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
37
times performed,
3% of his services

6th 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, 5% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,479an average of $67 per time performed $752
an average of $20 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 and physician supervision ×

Service Code: 93016
Performed in a facility
32
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 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
$1,416an average of $44 per time performed $524
an average of $16 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
32
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 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
$936an average of $29 per time performed $353
an average of $11 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
27
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 11th

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

26
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,077an average of $151 per time performed $1,084
an average of $40 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 an office
18
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 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
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,120an average of $118 per time performed $710
an average of $39 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 an office
15
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 15th

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

15
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,905an average of $127 per time performed $761
an average of $51 per time performed
medical
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 an office
14
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 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, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,908an average of $422 per time performed $2,289
an average of $164 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.

William T Highfill
Average for Interventional Cardiology 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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