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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
414
Rank: 22nd
out of 286 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
1,118
Rank: 33rd
out of 286 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
2.7 This Provider
Avg 2.7
Total Paid
by Medicare
$23.4K
Rank: 71st
out of 286 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$57 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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Bernard J. Connor
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

Bernard J. Connor

Patients saw after

Individuals

BRYAN WEBB

JACOB TAVERNA

DENNIS PALMER

CHRISTOPHER LINDSAY

RANDY SIBBITT

Organizations

ST JAMES HEALTHCARE

BUTTE SILVER BOW PRIMAR...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 25 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
379
times performed,
34% of his services

1st 1st

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

313
patients got this service, 76% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$39,795an average of $105 per time performed $14,023
an average of $37 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
104
times performed,
9% of his services

2nd 9th

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

95
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,560an average of $15 per time performed $312
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
67
times performed,
6% of his services

3rd 22nd

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

65
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,345an average of $35 per time performed $737
an average of $11 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Measurement c-reactive protein for detection of infection... +

Measurement c-reactive protein for detection of infection or inflammation ×

Service Code: 86140
Performed in an office
58
times performed,
5% of his services

4th Alert

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

56
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,320an average of $40 per time performed $406
an average of $7 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
55
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 26th

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

51
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,375an average of $25 per time performed $220
an average of $4 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
46
times performed,
4% of his services

6th Alert

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

43
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,610an average of $35 per time performed $552
an average of $12 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
44
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 28th

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

40
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,200an average of $50 per time performed $660
an average of $15 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
34
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 7th

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

33
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$5,338an average of $157 per time performed $1,768
an average of $52 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bacterial colony count, urine

Service Code: 87086
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 74th

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

31
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,815an average of $55 per time performed $363
an average of $11 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 44th

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

31
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$608an average of $19 per time performed $96
an average of $3 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 2... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 20 minutes ×

Service Code: 99202
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 25th

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

29
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,451an average of $119 per time performed $1,015
an average of $35 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: 85027
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
2% of his services

12th Alert

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

20
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$644an average of $28 per time performed $207
an average of $9 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Microscopic examination for white blood cells with manual... +

Microscopic examination for white blood cells with manual cell count ×

Service Code: 85007
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
2% of his services

13th Alert

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

19
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$440an average of $20 per time performed $110
an average of $5 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bacterial culture for aerobic isolates

Service Code: 87077
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
2% of his services

14th Alert

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

19
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,440an average of $72 per time performed $220
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
20
times performed,
2% of his services

15th Alert

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

19
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,200an average of $60 per time performed $240
an average of $12 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
19
times performed,
2% of his services

16th 34th

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

15
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$760an average of $40 per time performed $266
an average of $14 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Troponin (protein) analysis

Service Code: 84484
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
2% of his services

17th Alert

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

19
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,178an average of $62 per time performed $266
an average of $14 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Natriuretic peptide (heart and blood vessel protein) level +

Natriuretic peptide (heart and blood vessel protein) level ×

Service Code: 83880
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
2% of his services

18th Alert

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

16
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,710an average of $95 per time performed $864
an average of $48 per time performed
MEDICINE

Respiratory inhaled pressure or nonpressure treatment to ... +

Respiratory inhaled pressure or nonpressure treatment to relieve airway obstruction or for sputum specimen ×

Service Code: 94640
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
1% of his services

19th Alert

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

15
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$560an average of $35 per time performed $192
an average of $12 per time performed
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Removal of impact ear wax, one ear

Service Code: 69210
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
1% of his services

20th 61st

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

15
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,185an average of $79 per time performed $345
an average of $23 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
15
times performed,
1% of his services

21st Alert

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

15
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,080an average of $72 per time performed $165
an average of $11 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation +

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation ×

Service Code: 85652
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
1% of his services

22nd 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 his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$494an average of $38 per time performed $52
an average of $4 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Detection test for influenza virus, a or b

Service Code: 87400
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
1% of his services

23rd Alert

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

11
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,170an average of $90 per time performed $221
an average of $17 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Amylase (enzyme) level

Service Code: 82150
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
1% of his services

24th 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
$384an average of $32 per time performed $108
an average of $9 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
1% of his services

25th 21st

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

12
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4)
$300an average of $25 per time performed $72
an average of $6 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." 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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