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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $197 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
714
Rank: 5th
out of 23 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
2,414
Rank: 5th
out of 23 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
3.4 This Provider
Avg 3.1
Total Paid
by Medicare
$68.2K
Rank: 16th
out of 23 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$95 This Provider
Avg $197

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

JEFFREY KESSLER

TYLER WILL

JAMES DANIEL

JASON KJONO

JAMES HARRIS

Organizations

BENEFIS HOSPITALS, INC.

CMSC, LLC

Patients saw before

RICHARD BLEVINS MD

Patients saw after

Individuals

GEORGE RO

JEFFREY KESSLER

JAMES HARRIS

TYLER WILL

JAMES DANIEL

Organizations

BENEFIS HOSPITALS, INC.

CMSC, LLC

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 42 different services in 2014
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Drug Services
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
MEDICINE

Measurement and graphic recording of the amount and speed... +

Measurement and graphic recording of the amount and speed of breathed air, before and following medication administration ×

Service Code: 94060
Performed in a facility
478
times performed,
20% of his services

1st 11th

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

390
patients got this service, 55% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$28,192an average of $59 per time performed $4,637
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement of lung diffusing capacity

Service Code: 94729
Performed in a facility
287
times performed,
12% of his services

2nd 6th

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

276
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$38,670an average of $135 per time performed $1,983
an average of $7 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Determination of lung volumes using plethysmography

Service Code: 94726
Performed in a facility
286
times performed,
12% of his services

3rd 12th

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

276
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$37,515an average of $131 per time performed $2,646
an average of $9 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
269
times performed,
11% of his services

4th 7th

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

187
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$32,229an average of $120 per time performed $15,575
an average of $58 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
255
times performed,
11% of his services

5th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

191
patients got this service, 27% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$14,175an average of $56 per time performed $1,545
an average of $6 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 a facility
248
times performed,
10% of his services

6th 2nd

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

159
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$12,380an average of $50 per time performed $8,945
an average of $36 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Pulmonary exercise testing

Service Code: 94620
Performed in a facility
98
times performed,
4% of his services

7th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

92
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,466an average of $46 per time performed $2,299
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement and graphic recording of total and timed exha... +

Measurement and graphic recording of total and timed exhaled air capacity ×

Service Code: 94010
Performed in a facility
95
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 10th

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

84
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$7,660an average of $81 per time performed $611
an average of $6 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
60
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 18th

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

60
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$14,684an average of $245 per time performed $5,678
an average of $95 per time performed
medical
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
43
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 42nd

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

26
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$3,539an average of $82 per time performed $1,338
an average of $31 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Irrigation and suction of lung airways to obtain cells us... +

Irrigation and suction of lung airways to obtain cells using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 31624
Performed in a facility
32
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 41st

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

30
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,854an average of $245 per time performed $1,819
an average of $57 per time performed
medical
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
27
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 16th

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

25
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$11,554an average of $428 per time performed $4,357
an average of $161 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 a facility
25
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 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, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,931an average of $197 per time performed $1,935
an average of $77 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 6... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 60 minutes ×

Service Code: 99205
Performed in a facility
23
times performed,
0.95% of his services

14th 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, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,570an average of $329 per time performed $3,038
an average of $132 per time performed
medical
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
23
times performed,
0.95% of his services

15th 5th

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$3,480an average of $151 per time performed $1,313
an average of $57 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Ultrasound of lung airways using an endoscope

Service Code: 31620
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.62% of his services

16th 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
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,334an average of $222 per time performed $825
an average of $55 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Needle biopsy of windpipe cartilage, airway, and/or lung ... +

Needle biopsy of windpipe cartilage, airway, and/or lung using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 31629
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.46% of his services

17th 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, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,257an average of $478 per time performed $1,799
an average of $164 per time performed
medical
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
11
times performed,
0.46% 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, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,365an average of $215 per time performed $889
an average of $81 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.

Richard D Blevins
Average for Pulmonary Disease 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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