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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $193 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,203
Rank: 1st
out of 11 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
2,402
Rank: 4th
out of 11 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
2 This Provider
Avg 3.1
Total Paid
by Medicare
$82K
Rank: 6th
out of 11 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$68 This Provider
Avg $193

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.

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 in 2014.

Individuals

TYLER WILL

JAMES DANIEL

JEFFREY KESSLER

GEORGE RO

DOUGLAS WALDO

Organizations

BENEFIS HOSPITALS, INC.

CMSC, LLC

Patients saw before

JAMES WHITTLE MD

Patients saw after

Individuals

GEORGE RO

JAMES HARRIS

TYLER WILL

JEFFREY KESSLER

JAMES DANIEL

Organizations

BENEFIS HOSPITALS, INC.

CMSC, LLC

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 47 different services in 2014
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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 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in a facility
439
times performed,
18% of his services

1st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

321
patients got this service, 27% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$22,358an average of $51 per time performed $14,992
an average of $34 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 a facility
295
times performed,
12% of his services

2nd 6th

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

289
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$27,827an average of $94 per time performed $14,337
an average of $49 per time performed
medical
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
264
times performed,
11% of his services

3rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

193
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$14,169an average of $54 per time performed $1,716
an average of $7 per time performed
medical
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
252
times performed,
10% of his services

4th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

103
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$12,096an average of $48 per time performed $5,710
an average of $23 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 a facility
251
times performed,
10% of his services

5th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

167
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$13,805an average of $55 per time performed $6,453
an average of $26 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 a facility
154
times performed,
6% of his services

6th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

123
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$18,388an average of $119 per time performed $8,602
an average of $56 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
134
times performed,
6% of his services

7th 11th

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

117
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$21,569an average of $161 per time performed $6,232
an average of $47 per time performed
medical
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
55
times performed,
2% of his services

8th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

37
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,585an average of $47 per time performed $1,286
an average of $23 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 a facility
51
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 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, 2% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,122an average of $22 per time performed $494
an average of $10 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 a facility
50
times performed,
2% of his services

10th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

45
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,232an average of $25 per time performed $908
an average of $18 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: 93227
Performed in a facility
47
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

47
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,950an average of $41 per time performed $969
an average of $21 per time performed
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 a facility
38
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

30
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$337an average of $9 per time performed $146
an average of $4 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
32
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 1st

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

29
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$7,374an average of $230 per time performed $1,985
an average of $62 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 a facility
32
times performed,
1% of his services

14th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

32
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,035an average of $126 per time performed $1,601
an average of $50 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 a facility
31
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

24
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$930an average of $30 per time performed $482
an average of $16 per time performed
medical
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
28
times performed,
1% of his services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

28
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,052an average of $109 per time performed $1,552
an average of $55 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 a facility
23
times performed,
0.96% of his services

17th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

23
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,629an average of $245 per time performed $2,110
an average of $92 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Evaluation, physician analysis, review, report, and progr... +

Evaluation, physician analysis, review, report, and programming adjustment of single, dual, or multiple lead pacemaker system ×

Service Code: 93286
Performed in a facility
22
times performed,
0.92% of his services

18th 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, 0.91% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$484an average of $22 per time performed $267
an average of $12 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
13
times performed,
0.54% of his services

19th 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
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,764an average of $136 per time performed $427
an average of $33 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm symptom-related interpretation of 24-hour ek... +

Heart rhythm symptom-related interpretation of 24-hour ekg monitoring up to 30 days ×

Service Code: 93272
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.54% of his services

20th 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
$484an average of $37 per time performed $260
an average of $20 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.

Hover over each slice to see percentage breakdown.

James L Whittle
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.

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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.

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