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The Doctors and Services in Medicare Part B

How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $221 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
900
Rank: 5th
out of 12 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
6,911
Rank: 2nd
out of 12 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
7.7 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 3.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$372K
Rank: 2nd
out of 12 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$413 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $221

How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all of his Part B patients.

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 68 different services in 2015
(29 were redacted as they were performed on less than 11 patients)

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Medical Services
CATEGORY
Description of Service
Times Performed (or Units) This Service's Rank Patients Unique Visits
Per Patient
Billed to Medicare Payments from Medicare
medical
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 an office
1,155
times performed,
17% of his services

1st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

236
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
4.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$46,200.00an average of $40.00 per time performed $15,765.75
an average of $13.65 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
924
times performed,
13% of his services

2nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

138
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
6.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$10,164.00an average of $11.00 per time performed $4,749.36
an average of $5.14 per time performed
medical
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
746
times performed,
11% of his services

3rd 2nd

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

639
patients got this service, 71% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$138,756.00an average of $186.00 per time performed $59,560.64
an average of $79.84 per time performed
medical
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 an office
482
times performed,
7% of his services

4th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

458
patients got this service, 51% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$80,976.00an average of $168.00 per time performed $20,663.34
an average of $42.87 per time performed
medical
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 an office
482
times performed,
7% of his services

5th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

458
patients got this service, 51% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$74,228.00an average of $154.00 per time performed $9,943.66
an average of $20.63 per time performed
medical
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 an office
474
times performed,
7% of his services

6th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

452
patients got this service, 50% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$267,810.00an average of $565.00 per time performed $93,714.54
an average of $197.71 per time performed
medical
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
445
times performed,
6% of his services

7th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

360
patients got this service, 40% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,670.00an average of $6.00 per time performed $1,303.85
an average of $2.93 per time performed
medical
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 an office
272
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 13th

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

246
patients got this service, 27% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$148,512.00an average of $546.00 per time performed $47,151.20
an average of $173.35 per time performed
medical
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
265
times performed,
4% of his services

9th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

199
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$12,190.00an average of $46.00 per time performed $3,256.85
an average of $12.29 per time performed
medical
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
249
times performed,
4% of his services

10th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

98
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$21,912.00an average of $88.00 per time performed $6,513.84
an average of $26.16 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

5% dextrose/water (500 ml = 1 unit)

Service Code: J7060
Performed in an office
163
times performed,
2% of his services

11th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

158
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$97.80an average of $0.60 per time performed $63.57
an average of $0.39 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, dobutamine hydrochloride, per 250 mg

Service Code: J1250
Performed in an office
151
times performed,
2% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

149
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$628.16an average of $4.16 per time performed $403.17
an average of $2.67 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, atropine sulfate, 0.01 mg

Service Code: J0461
Performed in an office
121
times performed,
2% of his services

13th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

119
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$914.76an average of $7.56 per time performed $3.63
an average of $0.03 per time performed
medical
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 an office
118
times performed,
2% of his services

14th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

101
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$29,736.00an average of $252.00 per time performed $12,903.30
an average of $109.35 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound study of arteries of both arms and legs

Service Code: 93922
Performed in an office
85
times performed,
1% of his services

15th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

85
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$20,655.00an average of $243.00 per time performed $6,043.50
an average of $71.10 per time performed
medical
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
80
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 17th

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

80
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$23,040.00an average of $288.00 per time performed $9,351.20
an average of $116.89 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on ... +

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on both sides of head and neck ×

Service Code: 93880
Performed in an office
68
times performed,
0.98% of his services

17th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

65
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$34,204.00an average of $503.00 per time performed $9,721.28
an average of $142.96 per time performed
medical
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
60
times performed,
0.87% of his services

18th 21st

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

56
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$45,600.00an average of $760.00 per time performed $10,399.20
an average of $173.32 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Evaluation of defibrillator including connection, recordi... +

Evaluation of defibrillator including connection, recording and disconnection ×

Service Code: 93289
Performed in an office
58
times performed,
0.84% of his services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

21
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,830.00an average of $135.00 per time performed $2,460.94
an average of $42.43 per time performed
medical
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
41
times performed,
0.59% of his services

20th 20th

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

23
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$7,913.00an average of $193.00 per time performed $3,313.62
an average of $80.82 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Infusion, normal saline solution, sterile (500 ml=1 unit) +

Infusion, normal saline solution, sterile (500 ml=1 unit) ×

Service Code: J7040
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.48% of his services

21st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

27
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$17.82an average of $0.54 per time performed $12.54
an average of $0.38 per time performed
medical

Catheter insertion of stents in major coronary artery or ... +

Catheter insertion of stents in major coronary artery or branch, accessed through the skin ×

Service Code: 92928
Performed in a facility
32
times performed,
0.46% of his services

22nd 26th

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

30
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$38,752.00an average of $1,211.00 per time performed $16,050.24
an average of $501.57 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, midazolam hydrochloride, per 1 mg

Service Code: J2250
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.41% of his services

23rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

21
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$46.20an average of $1.65 per time performed $2.52
an average of $0.09 per time performed
medical
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 an office
27
times performed,
0.39% of his services

24th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,294.00an average of $122.00 per time performed $798.66
an average of $29.58 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 3... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 30 minutes ×

Service Code: 99203
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.32% of his services

25th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

22
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,136.00an average of $188.00 per time performed $1,791.02
an average of $81.41 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-... +

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-hour ekg ×

Service Code: 93224
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.29% of his services

26th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,480.00an average of $274.00 per time performed $1,254.60
an average of $62.73 per time performed
medical
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
20
times performed,
0.29% of his services

27th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,520.00an average of $76.00 per time performed $696.40
an average of $34.82 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

External shock to heart to regulate heart beat

Service Code: 92960
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.29% of his services

28th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$11,260.00an average of $563.00 per time performed $2,944.20
an average of $147.21 per time performed
medical
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 an office
17
times performed,
0.25% of his services

29th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,295.00an average of $135.00 per time performed $713.15
an average of $41.95 per time performed
medical
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
17
times performed,
0.25% of his services

30th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,233.00an average of $249.00 per time performed $1,123.87
an average of $66.11 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
0.2% of his services

31st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,904.00an average of $136.00 per time performed $817.74
an average of $58.41 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound study of arteries of both arms and legs

Service Code: 93923
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.2% of his services

32nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,208.00an average of $372.00 per time performed $1,523.62
an average of $108.83 per time performed
medical
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
14
times performed,
0.2% of his services

33rd 11th

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,736.00an average of $124.00 per time performed $750.40
an average of $53.60 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Smoking and tobacco use intermediate counseling, greater ... +

Smoking and tobacco use intermediate counseling, greater than 3 minutes up to 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99406
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.19% of his services

34th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$338.00an average of $26.00 per time performed $125.06
an average of $9.62 per time performed
medical
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 supervision, interpretation, and report ×

Service Code: 93015
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.17% of his services

35th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,496.00an average of $208.00 per time performed $424.68
an average of $35.39 per time performed
medical
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
12
times performed,
0.17% of his services

36th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,784.00an average of $232.00 per time performed $1,166.16
an average of $97.18 per time performed
medical
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
12
times performed,
0.17% of his services

37th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$492.00an average of $41.00 per time performed $175.92
an average of $14.66 per time performed
medical
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
12
times performed,
0.17% of his services

38th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$96.00an average of $8.00 per time performed $34.44
an average of $2.87 per time performed
medical
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
11
times performed,
0.16% of his services

39th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$9,229.00an average of $839.00 per time performed $2,494.36
an average of $226.76 per time performed

Office Visits

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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Richard David Paustian
Average for Interventional Cardiology Providers in Montana

Notes: Medicare redacted this data for any services provided to fewer than 11 patients. The contact information listed above is the most current we have for this provider. The services listed on this page may have been delivered at a previous address or as part of a different practice.

Incorrect Info? If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected]. Here's a link to Medicare's data on this provider.

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 2015 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.

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