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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $198 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
436
Rank: 12th
out of 23 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
1,188
Rank: 15th
out of 23 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
2.7 This Provider
Avg 3.1
Total Paid
by Medicare
$65.2K
Rank: 19th
out of 23 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$150 This Provider
Avg $198

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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Richard D. Blevins
Average for Pulmonary Disease 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

Richard D. Blevins

Patients saw after

Individuals

GEORGE RO

JAMES HARRIS

JEFFREY KESSLER

TYLER WILL

LESLIE RUSSELL

Organizations

BENEFIS HOSPITALS, INC.

BENEFIS HOSPITALS, INC.

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 20 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 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in a facility
199
times performed,
17% of his services

1st 6th

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

148
patients got this service, 34% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$17,313an average of $87 per time performed $11,940
an average of $60 per time performed
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
176
times performed,
15% of his services

2nd 10th

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

149
patients got this service, 34% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,680an average of $55 per time performed $1,760
an average of $10 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
148
times performed,
12% of his services

3rd 4th

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

104
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$8,732an average of $59 per time performed $5,772
an average of $39 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Critical care delivery critically ill or injured patient,... +

Critical care delivery critically ill or injured patient, first 30-74 minutes ×

Service Code: 99291
Performed in a facility
132
times performed,
11% of his services

4th 1st

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

75
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$72,336an average of $548 per time performed $23,100
an average of $175 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
107
times performed,
9% of his services

5th Alert

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

75
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,173an average of $39 per time performed $535
an average of $5 per time performed
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
57
times performed,
5% of his services

6th 8th

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

54
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,824an average of $32 per time performed $342
an average of $6 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
54
times performed,
5% of his services

7th 9th

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

36
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$12,744an average of $236 per time performed $4,320
an average of $80 per time performed
MEDICINE

Determination of lung volumes using plethysmography

Service Code: 94726
Performed in a facility
41
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 16th

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

40
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,927an average of $47 per time performed $410
an average of $10 per time performed
MEDICINE

Measurement of lung diffusing capacity

Service Code: 94729
Performed in a facility
39
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 7th

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

38
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,599an average of $41 per time performed $273
an average of $7 per time performed
MEDICINE

Pulmonary exercise testing

Service Code: 94620
Performed in a facility
31
times performed,
3% of his services

10th Alert

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

29
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,922an average of $62 per time performed $744
an average of $24 per time performed
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
31
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 25th

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

30
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$11,222an average of $362 per time performed $2,201
an average of $71 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
29
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 18th

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

20
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$2,610an average of $90 per time performed $899
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 40 minutes ×

Service Code: 99215
Performed in a facility
26
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

26
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,990an average of $115 per time performed $2,236
an average of $86 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
21
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 19th

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

21
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,793an average of $133 per time performed $2,079
an average of $99 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Critical care delivery critically ill or injured patient +

Critical care delivery critically ill or injured patient ×

Service Code: 99292
Performed in a facility
21
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 37th

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,754an average of $274 per time performed $1,848
an average of $88 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
20
times performed,
2% of his services

16th 2nd

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

15
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$3,300an average of $165 per time performed $1,120
an average of $56 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
17
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 26th

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

17
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,355an average of $315 per time performed $1,819
an average of $107 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
15
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 20th

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

15
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,930an average of $462 per time performed $2,355
an average of $157 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
12
times performed,
1% of his services

19th 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: 1.1)
$516an average of $43 per time performed $240
an average of $20 per time performed
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of central venous catheter for infusion, patien... +

Insertion of central venous catheter for infusion, patient 5 years or older ×

Service Code: 36556
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
1% of his services

20th 43rd

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: 1)
$3,708an average of $309 per time performed $1,188
an average of $99 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 "Pulmonary Disease." 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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