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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $161 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,211
Rank: 14th
out of 42 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
2,247
Rank: 22nd
out of 42 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
1.9 This Provider
Avg 2.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$112K
Rank: 26th
out of 42 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$92 This Provider
Avg $161

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 her 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

JOEL BRAKE

RICHARD GOULAH

SIMONE MUSCO

ALEXANDER JEHLE

BRADLEY BERRY

Organizations

PROVIDENCE HEALTH & SER...

MISSOULA EMERGENCY SERV...

Patients saw before

SHARON HECKER MD

Patients saw after

Individuals

MICHAEL YERKEY

RICHARD GOULAH

SIMONE MUSCO

BRADLEY BERRY

JAMES MADDUX

Organizations

PROVIDENCE HEALTH & SER...

COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTE...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 49 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

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
465
times performed,
21% of her services

1st 2nd

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

447
patients got this service, 37% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$67,327an average of $145 per time performed $22,008
an average of $47 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
329
times performed,
15% of her services

2nd 3rd

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

207
patients got this service, 17% of her patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$79,289an average of $241 per time performed $25,422
an average of $77 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
278
times performed,
12% of her services

3rd 1st

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

242
patients got this service, 20% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$5,838an average of $21 per time performed $1,749
an average of $6 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
117
times performed,
5% of her services

4th 15th

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

117
patients got this service, 10% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$936an average of $8 per time performed $316
an average of $3 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
110
times performed,
5% of her services

5th 19th

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

110
patients got this service, 9% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,620an average of $42 per time performed $1,524
an average of $14 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
100
times performed,
4% of her services

6th 26th

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

100
patients got this service, 8% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$16,200an average of $162 per time performed $5,278
an average of $53 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 interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93018
Performed in a facility
91
times performed,
4% of her services

7th 9th

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

91
patients got this service, 8% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,003an average of $33 per time performed $994
an average of $11 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 an office
61
times performed,
3% of her services

8th 41st

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

61
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$28,182an average of $462 per time performed $9,168
an average of $150 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
60
times performed,
3% of her services

9th 27th

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

35
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$13,980an average of $233 per time performed $4,934
an average of $82 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
57
times performed,
3% of her services

10th 7th

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

57
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$23,664an average of $415 per time performed $8,101
an average of $142 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
47
times performed,
2% of her services

11th 23rd

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

47
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$17,437an average of $371 per time performed $5,335
an average of $114 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
40
times performed,
2% of her services

12th 35th

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

40
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,400an average of $60 per time performed $781
an average of $20 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
32
times performed,
1% of her services

13th 15th

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

28
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$4,016an average of $126 per time performed $955
an average of $30 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
30
times performed,
1% of her services

14th 11th

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

30
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$9,660an average of $322 per time performed $2,812
an average of $94 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
29
times performed,
1% of her services

15th 20th

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

29
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,224an average of $456 per time performed $4,565
an average of $157 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Follow-up or limited ultrasound examination of heart

Service Code: 93308
Performed in a facility
19
times performed,
0.85% of her services

16th 62nd

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

18
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,102an average of $58 per time performed $385
an average of $20 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
19
times performed,
0.85% of her services

17th 18th

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,510an average of $79 per time performed $530
an average of $28 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
19
times performed,
0.85% of her services

18th 17th

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$738an average of $39 per time performed $262
an average of $14 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
17
times performed,
0.76% of her services

19th 14th

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

17
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$12,359an average of $727 per time performed $4,431
an average of $261 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,
0.62% of her services

20th 8th

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,282an average of $163 per time performed $777
an average of $56 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,
0.53% of her services

21st 50th

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

12
patients got this service, 0.99% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,844an average of $237 per time performed $1,002
an average of $83 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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Sharon L Hecker
Average for Cardiovascular 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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