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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $138 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
120
Rank: 230th
out of 360 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
429
Rank: 186th
out of 360 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
3.6 This Provider
Avg 3.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$15.1K
Rank: 212th
out of 360 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$126 This Provider
Avg $138

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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Jennifer L. Bigback
Average for Family Practice 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.

Individuals

JOSEPH DILLARD

ROBERT STEARS

ROBERT DIETZ

JOHN HANSON

MITCHELL GALLAGHER

Organizations

ST. VINCENT HEALTHCARE

ST. VINCENT HEALTHCARE

Patients saw before

Jennifer L. Bigback

Patients saw after

Individuals

JOSEPH DILLARD

JOHN BRANDON

ROBERT STEARS

MITCHELL GALLAGHER

RACHEL GAIDYS

Organizations

ST. VINCENT HEALTHCARE

ST. VINCENT HEALTHCARE

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 13 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

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 25 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99232
Performed in a facility
89
times performed,
21% of her services

1st 6th

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

30
patients got this service, 25% of her patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$13,439an average of $151 per time performed $4,984
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 an office
72
times performed,
17% of her services

2nd 1st

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

54
patients got this service, 45% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$7,992an average of $111 per time performed $3,456
an average of $48 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
41
times performed,
10% of her services

3rd 4th

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

36
patients got this service, 30% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$738an average of $18 per time performed $123
an average of $3 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
35
times performed,
8% of her services

4th 9th

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

32
patients got this service, 27% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,400an average of $40 per time performed $385
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 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
7% of her services

5th 3rd

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

27
patients got this service, 23% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$5,120an average of $160 per time performed $1,920
an average of $60 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
7% of her services

6th 12th

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

30
patients got this service, 25% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,922an average of $62 per time performed $465
an average of $15 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
6% of her services

7th 55th

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

24
patients got this service, 20% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$475an average of $19 per time performed $75
an average of $3 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
24
times performed,
6% of her services

8th 26th

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

24
patients got this service, 20% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$7,296an average of $304 per time performed $2,568
an average of $107 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of chest, 2 views, front and side

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
5% of her services

9th 34th

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

17
patients got this service, 14% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,856an average of $136 per time performed $378
an average of $18 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
4% of her services

10th 25th

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

19
patients got this service, 16% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,691an average of $89 per time performed $456
an average of $24 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urine microalbumin (protein) level

Service Code: 82043
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
3% of her services

11th 83rd

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

13
patients got this service, 11% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$812an average of $58 per time performed $112
an average of $8 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood glucose (sugar) test performed by hand-held instrument +

Blood glucose (sugar) test performed by hand-held instrument ×

Service Code: 82962
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
3% of her services

12th Alert

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

14
patients got this service, 12% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$252an average of $18 per time performed $42
an average of $3 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
3% of her services

13th 17th

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

11
patients got this service, 9% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$564an average of $47 per time performed $168
an average of $14 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 "Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program." 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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