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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
1,967
Rank: 3rd
out of 40 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
3,054
Rank: 11th
out of 40 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
1.6 This Provider
Avg 2.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$211K
Rank: 11th
out of 40 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$107 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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Brian R. Rah
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.

Patients saw before

Brian R. Rah

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 29 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

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
1,433
times performed,
47% of his services

1st 1st

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

1,172
patients got this service, 60% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$41,557an average of $29 per time performed $8,598
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 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in a facility
274
times performed,
9% of his services

2nd 4th

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

245
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$15,618an average of $57 per time performed $8,768
an average of $32 per time performed
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
221
times performed,
7% of his services

3rd 3rd

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

217
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$93,262an average of $422 per time performed $10,608
an average of $48 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
175
times performed,
6% of his services

4th 18th

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

174
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$532,525an average of $3,043 per time performed $36,400
an average of $208 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
155
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 33rd

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

154
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$25,110an average of $162 per time performed $3,100
an average of $20 per time performed
MEDICINE

Insertion of heart artery stent via catheter

Service Code: 92980
Performed in a facility
122
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 29th

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

115
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$529,846an average of $4,343 per time performed $81,618
an average of $669 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or... +

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or exercise multiple studies ×

Service Code: 78452
Performed in a facility
66
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 24th

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

66
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$34,782an average of $527 per time performed $3,696
an average of $56 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
64
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 21st

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

53
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$9,024an average of $141 per time performed $3,520
an average of $55 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
61
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 13th

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

58
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$5,307an average of $87 per time performed $2,440
an average of $40 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
44
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 9th

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

43
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$8,668an average of $197 per time performed $660
an average of $15 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
42
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 57th

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

41
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$73,122an average of $1,741 per time performed $5,586
an average of $133 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
38
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 58th

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

38
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$141,854an average of $3,733 per time performed $9,424
an average of $248 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, physician interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93018
Performed in a facility
37
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 17th

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

37
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,700an average of $100 per time performed $407
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 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 10th

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

35
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$4,176an average of $116 per time performed $1,944
an average of $54 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: 93455
Performed in a facility
32
times performed,
1% of his services

15th Alert

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

32
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$77,792an average of $2,431 per time performed $5,280
an average of $165 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
27
times performed,
0.88% of his services

16th 77th

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

27
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,454an average of $202 per time performed $2,106
an average of $78 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
27
times performed,
0.88% of his services

17th 46th

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

27
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,344an average of $272 per time performed $2,727
an average of $101 per time performed
MEDICINE

Insertion of heart artery stent

Service Code: 92981
Performed in a facility
25
times performed,
0.82% of his services

18th Alert

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

25
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$51,025an average of $2,041 per time performed $4,675
an average of $187 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound examination and continuous monitoring of the h... +

Ultrasound examination and continuous monitoring of the heart performed during rest, exercise, and/or drug-induced stress with interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93351
Performed in a facility
24
times performed,
0.79% of his services

19th 32nd

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

24
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$17,184an average of $716 per time performed $1,512
an average of $63 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,
0.59% of his services

20th Alert

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

18
patients got this service, 0.92% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,926an average of $107 per time performed $954
an average of $53 per time performed
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
17
times performed,
0.56% of his services

21st 89th

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

17
patients got this service, 0.86% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$59,993an average of $3,529 per time performed $5,287
an average of $311 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
17
times performed,
0.56% of his services

22nd 37th

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

17
patients got this service, 0.86% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,009an average of $177 per time performed $1,581
an average of $93 per time performed
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of assistive heart blood flow device into aorta... +

Insertion of assistive heart blood flow device into aorta, accessed through the skin ×

Service Code: 33967
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.49% of his services

23rd Alert

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

15
patients got this service, 0.76% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$16,425an average of $1,095 per time performed $1,635
an average of $109 per time performed
MEDICINE

Removal of blood clot in heart artery, accessed through t... +

Removal of blood clot in heart artery, accessed through the skin ×

Service Code: 92973
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.49% of his services

24th Alert

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

15
patients got this service, 0.76% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$27,630an average of $1,842 per time performed $2,205
an average of $147 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
14
times performed,
0.46% of his services

25th 30th

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

14
patients got this service, 0.71% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,662an average of $333 per time performed $2,184
an average of $156 per time performed
MEDICINE

External shock to heart to regulate heart beat

Service Code: 92960
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.36% of his services

26th 63rd

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

11
patients got this service, 0.56% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,764an average of $524 per time performed $1,078
an average of $98 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound evaluation of heart blood vessel or graft

Service Code: 92978
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.36% of his services

27th Alert

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

11
patients got this service, 0.56% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,930an average of $630 per time performed $726
an average of $66 per time performed
MEDICINE

Follow-up or limited ultrasound examination of heart

Service Code: 93308
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.36% of his services

28th 84th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.56% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,287an average of $117 per time performed $231
an average of $21 per time performed
MEDICINE

Injection for x-ray imaging of aorta above heart valve

Service Code: 93567
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.36% of his services

29th Alert

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

11
patients got this service, 0.56% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,520an average of $320 per time performed $418
an average of $38 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound evaluation of heart blood vessel during diagno... +

Ultrasound evaluation of heart blood vessel during diagnosis or treatment ×

Service Code: 93571
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.36% of his services

30th Alert

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

11
patients got this service, 0.56% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,313an average of $483 per time performed $803
an average of $73 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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