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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
3,561
Rank: 1st
out of 40 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
6,118
Rank: 5th
out of 40 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
1.7 This Provider
Avg 2.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$309K
Rank: 7th
out of 40 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$87 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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Scott A. Sample
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

Scott A. Sample

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 39 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
2,747
times performed,
45% of his services

1st 1st

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

2,001
patients got this service, 56% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$79,663an average of $29 per time performed $16,482
an average of $6 per time performed
MEDICINE

Telephonic evaluation of single, dual, or multiple lead p... +

Telephonic evaluation of single, dual, or multiple lead pacemaker heart rhythm strips up to 90 days ×

Service Code: 93293
Performed in a facility
654
times performed,
11% of his services

2nd Alert

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

569
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$30,738an average of $47 per time performed $7,848
an average of $12 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
339
times performed,
6% of his services

3rd 17th

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

337
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$33,900an average of $100 per time performed $3,729
an average of $11 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
312
times performed,
5% of his services

4th 3rd

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

300
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$135,096an average of $433 per time performed $15,288
an average of $49 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
193
times performed,
3% of his services

5th 18th

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

191
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$587,299an average of $3,043 per time performed $38,793
an average of $201 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
143
times performed,
2% of his services

6th 33rd

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

142
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$23,166an average of $162 per time performed $2,717
an average of $19 per time performed
MEDICINE

Insertion of heart artery stent via catheter

Service Code: 92980
Performed in a facility
138
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 29th

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

134
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$599,334an average of $4,343 per time performed $92,598
an average of $671 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
132
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 27th

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

128
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$16,632an average of $126 per time performed $3,828
an average of $29 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
118
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 9th

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

116
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$23,246an average of $197 per time performed $1,652
an average of $14 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
118
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 21st

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

74
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$16,638an average of $141 per time performed $6,608
an average of $56 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
99
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 4th

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

81
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$5,643an average of $57 per time performed $3,267
an average of $33 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
81
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 10th

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

67
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$9,396an average of $116 per time performed $4,131
an average of $51 per time performed
MEDICINE

Doppler ultrasound study of color-directed heart blood fl... +

Doppler ultrasound study of color-directed heart blood flow, rate, and valve function ×

Service Code: 93325
Performed in a facility
66
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 23rd

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

60
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,224an average of $64 per time performed $198
an average of $3 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
62
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 52nd

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

62
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,688an average of $124 per time performed $868
an average of $14 per time performed
MEDICINE

Insertion of probe in esophagus for heart ultrasound exam... +

Insertion of probe in esophagus for heart ultrasound examination including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93312
Performed in a facility
62
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 62nd

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

57
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$22,630an average of $365 per time performed $5,270
an average of $85 per time performed
MEDICINE

Doppler ultrasound study of heart blood flow, valves, and... +

Doppler ultrasound study of heart blood flow, valves, and chambers ×

Service Code: 93320
Performed in a facility
62
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 25th

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

57
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,084an average of $82 per time performed $930
an average of $15 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
59
times performed,
0.96% of his services

17th 58th

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

58
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$220,247an average of $3,733 per time performed $12,626
an average of $214 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
59
times performed,
0.96% of his services

18th 30th

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

57
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$19,647an average of $333 per time performed $9,145
an average of $155 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
54
times performed,
0.88% of his services

19th 24th

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

54
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$28,458an average of $527 per time performed $2,916
an average of $54 per time performed
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
52
times performed,
0.85% of his services

20th Alert

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

49
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$9,204an average of $177 per time performed $2,548
an average of $49 per time performed
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
52
times performed,
0.85% of his services

21st Alert

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

52
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$12,012an average of $231 per time performed $2,704
an average of $52 per time performed
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
51
times performed,
0.83% of his services

22nd Alert

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

49
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,058an average of $158 per time performed $2,193
an average of $43 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
45
times performed,
0.74% of his services

23rd 13th

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

41
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$3,870an average of $86 per time performed $1,710
an average of $38 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
44
times performed,
0.72% of his services

24th 68th

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

44
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$144,144an average of $3,276 per time performed $19,096
an average of $434 per time performed
MEDICINE

Insertion of heart artery stent

Service Code: 92981
Performed in a facility
32
times performed,
0.52% of his services

25th Alert

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

30
patients got this service, 0.84% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$65,312an average of $2,041 per time performed $6,048
an average of $189 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
32
times performed,
0.52% of his services

26th 46th

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

32
patients got this service, 0.9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,704an average of $272 per time performed $3,328
an average of $104 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
31
times performed,
0.51% of his services

27th 56th

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

30
patients got this service, 0.84% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$3,255an average of $105 per time performed $806
an average of $26 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
31
times performed,
0.51% of his services

28th 57th

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

30
patients got this service, 0.84% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$53,971an average of $1,741 per time performed $5,053
an average of $163 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
24
times performed,
0.39% of his services

29th 89th

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

24
patients got this service, 0.67% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$84,696an average of $3,529 per time performed $6,960
an average of $290 per time performed
MEDICINE

External shock to heart to regulate heart beat

Service Code: 92960
Performed in a facility
23
times performed,
0.38% of his services

30th 63rd

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

22
patients got this service, 0.62% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$12,052an average of $524 per time performed $2,231
an average of $97 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
23
times performed,
0.38% of his services

31st 36th

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

23
patients got this service, 0.65% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$12,512an average of $544 per time performed $1,265
an average of $55 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
23
times performed,
0.38% of his services

32nd 32nd

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

23
patients got this service, 0.65% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$19,527an average of $849 per time performed $1,472
an average of $64 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
22
times performed,
0.36% of his services

33rd 2nd

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

22
patients got this service, 0.62% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$3,806an average of $173 per time performed $1,716
an average of $78 per time performed
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion or replacement of permanent pacemaker and lower... +

Insertion or replacement of permanent pacemaker and lower chamber electrodes ×

Service Code: 33207
Performed in a facility
20
times performed,
0.33% of his services

34th Alert

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

20
patients got this service, 0.56% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$56,880an average of $2,844 per time performed $7,820
an average of $391 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound evaluation of heart blood vessel or graft

Service Code: 92978
Performed in a facility
20
times performed,
0.33% of his services

35th Alert

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

19
patients got this service, 0.53% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$12,600an average of $630 per time performed $1,400
an average of $70 per time performed
MEDICINE

Evaluation of parameters of single, dual, or multiple lea... +

Evaluation of parameters of single, dual, or multiple lead pacemaker including device connection, recording, and disconnection ×

Service Code: 93288
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.28% of his services

36th 42nd

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

17
patients got this service, 0.48% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$3,553an average of $209 per time performed $459
an average of $27 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
16
times performed,
0.26% of his services

37th 44th

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

12
patients got this service, 0.34% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$1,600an average of $100 per time performed $496
an average of $31 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 an office
14
times performed,
0.23% of his services

38th 101st

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

14
patients got this service, 0.39% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,400an average of $100 per time performed $154
an average of $11 per time performed
MEDICINE

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

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

Service Code: 93282
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
0.23% of his services

39th Alert

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

13
patients got this service, 0.37% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,834an average of $131 per time performed $476
an average of $34 per time performed
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion or replacement of single or dual chamber pacing... +

Insertion or replacement of single or dual chamber pacing defibrillator leads ×

Service Code: 33249
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.2% of his services

40th Alert

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

12
patients got this service, 0.34% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$72,504an average of $6,042 per time performed $9,000
an average of $750 per time performed
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 a facility
11
times performed,
0.18% of his services

41st 55th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.31% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,452an average of $132 per time performed $759
an average of $69 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
11
times performed,
0.18% of his services

42nd Alert

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

11
patients got this service, 0.31% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$26,741an average of $2,431 per time performed $1,452
an average of $132 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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