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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
478
Rank: 33rd
out of 40 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
1,152
Rank: 33rd
out of 40 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
2.4 This Provider
Avg 2.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$125K
Rank: 21st
out of 40 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$262 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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Thomas M. Amidon
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.

Individuals

JON JOHNSON

MICHAEL HENSON

MARK WELCH

WILLIAM BENEDETTO

NIALL MADIGAN

Organizations

KALISPELL REGIONAL MEDI...

HEALTHCENTER NORTHWEST LLC

Patients saw before

Thomas M. Amidon

Patients saw after

Individuals

HUGH CECIL

WILLIAM BENEDETTO

SHELLEY DUGAN

ROBERT MITCHELL

PATRICK MCDONNELL

Organizations

KALISPELL REGIONAL MEDI...

HEALTHCENTER NORTHWEST LLC

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 24 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 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in a facility
216
times performed,
19% of his services

1st 13th

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

146
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$16,848an average of $78 per time performed $12,096
an average of $56 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
111
times performed,
10% of his services

2nd 24th

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

111
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$30,525an average of $275 per time performed $6,438
an average of $58 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
103
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd 18th

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

101
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$62,109an average of $603 per time performed $19,879
an average of $193 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
90
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 37th

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

90
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,700an average of $130 per time performed $9,090
an average of $101 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
69
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 3rd

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

65
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,731an average of $199 per time performed $3,450
an average of $50 per time performed
MEDICINE

Insertion of heart artery stent via catheter

Service Code: 92980
Performed in a facility
59
times performed,
5% of his services

6th 29th

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

57
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$97,173an average of $1,647 per time performed $40,002
an average of $678 per time performed
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
56
times performed,
5% of his services

7th 1st

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

38
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$504an average of $9 per time performed $392
an average of $7 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
55
times performed,
5% of his services

8th 4th

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

45
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,970an average of $54 per time performed $2,035
an average of $37 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
46
times performed,
4% of his services

9th 25th

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

42
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,990an average of $65 per time performed $690
an average of $15 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
39
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 23rd

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

37
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$468an average of $12 per time performed $117
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 5 minutes ×

Service Code: 99211
Performed in a facility
38
times performed,
3% of his services

11th Alert

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
3.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$380an average of $10 per time performed $228
an average of $6 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
37
times performed,
3% of his services

12th 27th

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

24
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,331an average of $63 per time performed $999
an average of $27 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
23
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 30th

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

22
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,579an average of $373 per time performed $3,312
an average of $144 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
22
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 51st

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

22
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,926an average of $133 per time performed $1,232
an average of $56 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
21
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 52nd

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

21
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$945an average of $45 per time performed $336
an average of $16 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
21
times performed,
2% of his services

16th 17th

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

21
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$630an average of $30 per time performed $231
an average of $11 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
21
times performed,
2% of his services

17th 62nd

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

17
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,728an average of $368 per time performed $1,785
an average of $85 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
20
times performed,
2% of his services

18th 58th

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

20
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,580an average of $679 per time performed $3,920
an average of $196 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 an office
18
times performed,
2% of his services

19th 22nd

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

18
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,454an average of $303 per time performed $1,962
an average of $109 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
17
times performed,
1% of his services

20th 68th

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

17
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$17,833an average of $1,049 per time performed $7,327
an average of $431 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 35 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 35 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99233
Performed in a facility
17
times performed,
1% of his services

21st 47th

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$3,247an average of $191 per time performed $1,309
an average of $77 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
15
times performed,
1% of his services

22nd 32nd

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

15
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,565an average of $371 per time performed $990
an average of $66 per time performed
MEDICINE

External shock to heart to regulate heart beat

Service Code: 92960
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
1% of his services

23rd 63rd

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,198an average of $246 per time performed $1,287
an average of $99 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
13
times performed,
1% of his services

24th 89th

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,828an average of $756 per time performed $4,017
an average of $309 per time performed
MEDICINE

Insertion of heart artery stent

Service Code: 92981
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
1% of his services

25th Alert

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

12
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,496an average of $458 per time performed $2,268
an average of $189 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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