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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
1,398
Rank: 6th
out of 40 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
2,959
Rank: 12th
out of 40 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
2.1 This Provider
Avg 2.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$147K
Rank: 18th
out of 40 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$105 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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James L. Whittle
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.

Patients saw before

James L. Whittle

Patients saw after

Individuals

JAMES HARRIS

TYLER WILL

GEORGE RO

JEFFREY KESSLER

LESLIE RUSSELL

Organizations

BENEFIS HOSPITALS, INC.

BENEFIS SPECTRUM MEDICA...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 32 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
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
446
times performed,
15% of his services

1st 3rd

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

415
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$78,050an average of $175 per time performed $23,192
an average of $52 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
405
times performed,
14% of his services

2nd 1st

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

322
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$15,390an average of $38 per time performed $2,835
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
382
times performed,
13% of his services

3rd 4th

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

273
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$24,066an average of $63 per time performed $14,134
an average of $37 per time performed
MEDICINE

Remote evaluations of single, dual, or multiple lead pace... +

Remote evaluations of single, dual, or multiple lead pacemaker with physician analysis, review, and report up to 90 days ×

Service Code: 93294
Performed in a facility
231
times performed,
8% of his services

4th Alert

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

107
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$19,173an average of $83 per time performed $5,775
an average of $25 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
189
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 27th

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

154
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$18,900an average of $100 per time performed $5,481
an average of $29 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 a facility
147
times performed,
5% of his services

6th 13th

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

117
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$13,818an average of $94 per time performed $8,820
an average of $60 per time performed
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 a facility
122
times performed,
4% of his services

7th Alert

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

58
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,612an average of $46 per time performed $1,464
an average of $12 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound examination of the heart performed during rest... +

Ultrasound examination of the heart performed during rest, exercise, and/or drug-induced stress with interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93350
Performed in a facility
116
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 36th

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

116
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$22,968an average of $198 per time performed $6,728
an average of $58 per time performed
MEDICINE

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of perman... +

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of permanent single lead pacemaker system with physician analysis, review, and report ×

Service Code: 93279
Performed in a facility
95
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 56th

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

83
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$7,980an average of $84 per time performed $2,470
an average of $26 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99231
Performed in a facility
74
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 44th

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

56
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$6,660an average of $90 per time performed $2,294
an average of $31 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
65
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 10th

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

59
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$10,660an average of $164 per time performed $3,120
an average of $48 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 a facility
62
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

51
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,790an average of $45 per time performed $1,178
an average of $19 per time performed
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 a facility
56
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

41
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,304an average of $59 per time performed $896
an average of $16 per time performed
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
52
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 21st

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

46
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$8,580an average of $165 per time performed $2,912
an average of $56 per time performed
MEDICINE

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

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

Service Code: 93227
Performed in a facility
49
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 33rd

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

48
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,234an average of $66 per time performed $1,029
an average of $21 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
41
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 46th

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

40
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$12,915an average of $315 per time performed $4,387
an average of $107 per time performed
MEDICINE

Insertion of heart artery stent via catheter

Service Code: 92980
Performed in a facility
35
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 29th

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

32
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$73,010an average of $2,086 per time performed $23,520
an average of $672 per time performed
MEDICINE

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of perman... +

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of permanent single lead cardioverter-defibrillator including physician analysis, review, and report ×

Service Code: 93282
Performed in a facility
35
times performed,
1% of his services

18th Alert

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
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,675an average of $105 per time performed $1,120
an average of $32 per time performed
MEDICINE

Remote evaluations of single, dual, or multiple lead card... +

Remote evaluations of single, dual, or multiple lead cardioverter-defibrillator with physician analysis, review, and report up to 90 days ×

Service Code: 93295
Performed in a facility
32
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

19
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,248an average of $164 per time performed $1,568
an average of $49 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
31
times performed,
1% of his services

20th 51st

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

30
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,115an average of $165 per time performed $1,736
an average of $56 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
29
times performed,
0.98% of his services

21st 18th

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

29
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$33,002an average of $1,138 per time performed $5,829
an average of $201 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
29
times performed,
0.98% of his services

22nd 37th

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

29
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,350an average of $150 per time performed $2,900
an average of $100 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 30 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 30 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99221
Performed in a facility
27
times performed,
0.91% of his services

23rd 77th

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

26
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,291an average of $233 per time performed $2,133
an average of $79 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
23
times performed,
0.78% of his services

24th 2nd

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

23
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$5,497an average of $239 per time performed $1,656
an average of $72 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
23
times performed,
0.78% of his services

25th 52nd

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

23
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,265an average of $55 per time performed $414
an average of $18 per time performed
MEDICINE

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of perman... +

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of permanent multiple lead cardioverter-defibrillator including physician analysis, review, and report ×

Service Code: 93284
Performed in a facility
22
times performed,
0.74% of his services

26th Alert

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

11
patients got this service, 0.79% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,520an average of $160 per time performed $1,100
an average of $50 per time performed
MEDICINE

Follow-up or limited ultrasound examination of heart

Service Code: 93308
Performed in a facility
21
times performed,
0.71% of his services

27th 84th

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

20
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,365an average of $65 per time performed $441
an average of $21 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
20
times performed,
0.68% of his services

28th 30th

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

18
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,240an average of $462 per time performed $3,140
an average of $157 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
20
times performed,
0.68% of his services

29th 47th

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

18
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$4,720an average of $236 per time performed $1,600
an average of $80 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
19
times performed,
0.64% of his services

30th 68th

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

19
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$23,351an average of $1,229 per time performed $8,151
an average of $429 per time performed
MEDICINE

External shock to heart to regulate heart beat

Service Code: 92960
Performed in a facility
18
times performed,
0.61% of his services

31st 63rd

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

15
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,490an average of $305 per time performed $1,782
an average of $99 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
16
times performed,
0.54% of his services

32nd 62nd

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

16
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,360an average of $335 per time performed $1,360
an average of $85 per time performed
MEDICINE

Insertion of catheter for imaging of heart blood vessels ... +

Insertion of catheter for imaging of heart blood vessels or grafts ×

Service Code: 93454
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
0.47% of his services

33rd 57th

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$12,446an average of $889 per time performed $1,988
an average of $142 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.44% of his services

34th Alert

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

12
patients got this service, 0.86% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$156an average of $12 per time performed $52
an average of $4 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 "Interventional Cardiology." 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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