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Emily A. Comstock PAC

1400 29th street south, Great falls, Mont., 59405 | (406) 454-2171

How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $93 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
463
Rank: 18th
out of 286 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
987
Rank: 38th
out of 286 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
2.1 This Provider
Avg 2.7
Total Paid
by Medicare
$27.5K
Rank: 52nd
out of 286 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$59 This Provider
Avg $93

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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Emily A. Comstock
Average for Physician Assistant 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

Emily A. Comstock

Patients saw after

Individuals

JAMES HARRIS

GEORGE RO

LESLIE RUSSELL

TYLER WILL

LIBBY LAKE

Organizations

BENEFIS HOSPITALS, INC.

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This Provider's Services

This provider performed 14 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
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
412
times performed,
42% of her services

1st 1st

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

353
patients got this service, 76% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$30,488an average of $74 per time performed $16,068
an average of $39 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
125
times performed,
13% of her services

2nd 7th

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

117
patients got this service, 25% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$13,875an average of $111 per time performed $7,375
an average of $59 per time performed
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample +

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample ×

Service Code: 36415
Performed in an office
85
times performed,
9% of her services

3rd 9th

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

75
patients got this service, 16% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$255an average of $3 per time performed $255
an average of $3 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81001
Performed in an office
69
times performed,
7% of her services

4th 26th

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

62
patients got this service, 13% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$345an average of $5 per time performed $276
an average of $4 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, p... +

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, platelets), automated test ×

Service Code: 85025
Performed in an office
66
times performed,
7% of her services

5th 22nd

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

60
patients got this service, 13% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$726an average of $11 per time performed $726
an average of $11 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bacterial colony count, urine

Service Code: 87086
Performed in an office
54
times performed,
5% of her services

6th 74th

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

49
patients got this service, 11% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$648an average of $12 per time performed $594
an average of $11 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Evaluation of antimicrobial drug (antibiotic, antifungal,... +

Evaluation of antimicrobial drug (antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral) ×

Service Code: 87186
Performed in an office
42
times performed,
4% of her services

7th Alert

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

38
patients got this service, 8% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$546an average of $13 per time performed $504
an average of $12 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bacterial culture for aerobic isolates

Service Code: 87077
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
3% of her services

8th Alert

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

24
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$338an average of $13 per time performed $286
an average of $11 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
2% of her services

9th 28th

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

20
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$315an average of $15 per time performed $294
an average of $14 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
2% of her services

10th 44th

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

18
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$84an average of $4 per time performed $63
an average of $3 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99212
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
2% of her services

11th 8th

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

19
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$924an average of $44 per time performed $546
an average of $26 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bacterial urine culture

Service Code: 87088
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
2% of her services

12th Alert

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

16
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$128an average of $8 per time performed $128
an average of $8 per time performed
MEDICINE

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, di... +

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96372
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
2% of her services

13th 34th

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$400an average of $25 per time performed $256
an average of $16 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bacterial culture

Service Code: 87070
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
1% of her services

14th Alert

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$169an average of $13 per time performed $156
an average of $12 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 "Physician Assistant, Medical." 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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