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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $138 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
614
Rank: 7th
out of 360 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
3,898
Rank: 6th
out of 360 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
6.3 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 3.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$105K
Rank: 14th
out of 360 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$172 This Provider
Avg $138

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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Libby A. Lake
Average for Family Practice 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.

Individuals

JEFFREY KESSLER

TYLER WILL

LESLIE RUSSELL

GEORGE RO

JAMES HARRIS

Organizations

BENEFIS HOSPITALS, INC.

CENTRAL MONTANA SURGERY...

Patients saw before

Libby A. Lake

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 34 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 an office
742
times performed,
19% of her services

1st 3rd

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

438
patients got this service, 71% of her patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$83,104an average of $112 per time performed $50,456
an average of $68 per time performed
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample +

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample ×

Service Code: 36415
Performed in an office
609
times performed,
16% of her services

2nd 4th

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

344
patients got this service, 56% of her patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$1,827an average of $3 per time performed $1,827
an average of $3 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
345
times performed,
9% of her services

3rd 1st

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

262
patients got this service, 43% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$25,875an average of $75 per time performed $16,560
an average of $48 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
249
times performed,
6% of her services

4th 16th

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

216
patients got this service, 35% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$4,980an average of $20 per time performed $3,735
an average of $15 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, p... +

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, platelets), automated test ×

Service Code: 85025
Performed in an office
237
times performed,
6% of her services

5th 9th

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

203
patients got this service, 33% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$2,607an average of $11 per time performed $2,607
an average of $11 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
228
times performed,
6% of her services

6th 12th

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

205
patients got this service, 33% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$3,648an average of $16 per time performed $2,964
an average of $13 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
202
times performed,
5% of her services

7th 17th

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

111
patients got this service, 18% of her patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$3,030an average of $15 per time performed $2,828
an average of $14 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
184
times performed,
5% of her services

8th 25th

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

146
patients got this service, 24% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$4,600an average of $25 per time performed $4,416
an average of $24 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
161
times performed,
4% of her services

9th 36th

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

134
patients got this service, 22% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,932an average of $12 per time performed $1,771
an average of $11 per time performed
MEDICINE

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, di... +

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96372
Performed in an office
122
times performed,
3% of her services

10th 18th

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

23
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
5.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.9)
$3,050an average of $25 per time performed $2,074
an average of $17 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81001
Performed in an office
89
times performed,
2% of her services

11th 27th

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

72
patients got this service, 12% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$445an average of $5 per time performed $356
an average of $4 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
88
times performed,
2% of her services

12th 7th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.6)
$528an average of $6 per time performed $528
an average of $6 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
82
times performed,
2% of her services

13th 10th

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

82
patients got this service, 13% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,050an average of $25 per time performed $1,968
an average of $24 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 an office
70
times performed,
2% of her services

14th 15th

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

59
patients got this service, 10% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$3,150an average of $45 per time performed $2,100
an average of $30 per time performed
MEDICINE

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle, patient ... +

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle, patient 3 years and older ×

Service Code: 90656
Performed in an office
67
times performed,
2% of her services

15th 37th

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

67
patients got this service, 11% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$938an average of $14 per time performed $804
an average of $12 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bacterial colony count, urine

Service Code: 87086
Performed in an office
48
times performed,
1% of her services

16th 79th

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

41
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$576an average of $12 per time performed $528
an average of $11 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urine microalbumin (protein) level

Service Code: 82043
Performed in an office
44
times performed,
1% of her services

17th 83rd

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

40
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$440an average of $10 per time performed $352
an average of $8 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroxine (thyroid chemical) measurement

Service Code: 84439
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.8% of her services

18th 86th

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

26
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$434an average of $14 per time performed $403
an average of $13 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Kidney function blood test panel

Service Code: 80069
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.77% of her services

19th Alert

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

26
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$420an average of $14 per time performed $330
an average of $11 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Evaluation of antimicrobial drug (antibiotic, antifungal,... +

Evaluation of antimicrobial drug (antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral) ×

Service Code: 87186
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.67% of her services

20th 99th

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

23
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$312an average of $12 per time performed $312
an average of $12 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Annual wellness visit; includes a personalized prevention... +

Annual wellness visit; includes a personalized prevention plan of service (pps), initial visit ×

Service Code: G0438
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.64% of her services

21st 38th

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

25
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,925an average of $117 per time performed $2,875
an average of $115 per time performed
MEDICINE

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretat... +

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93000
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.56% of her services

22nd 52nd

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

22
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$506an average of $23 per time performed $264
an average of $12 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Prostate cancer screening; prostate specific antigen test... +

Prostate cancer screening; prostate specific antigen test (psa) ×

Service Code: G0103
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.54% of her services

23rd 63rd

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

21
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$567an average of $27 per time performed $546
an average of $26 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Cyanocobalamin (vitamin b-12) level

Service Code: 82607
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.51% of her services

24th Alert

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$520an average of $26 per time performed $420
an average of $21 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
20
times performed,
0.51% of her services

25th 22nd

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$800an average of $40 per time performed $600
an average of $30 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bacterial urine culture

Service Code: 87088
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.44% of her services

26th Alert

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

16
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$136an average of $8 per time performed $136
an average of $8 per time performed
MEDICINE

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection ben... +

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection beneath the skin or into muscle, patient 2 years or older ×

Service Code: 90732
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.41% of her services

27th 68th

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

16
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$800an average of $50 per time performed $752
an average of $47 per time performed
TEMPORARY CODES

Screening papanicolaou smear; obtaining, preparing and co... +

Screening papanicolaou smear; obtaining, preparing and conveyance of cervical or vaginal smear to laboratory ×

Service Code: Q0091
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.41% of her services

28th Alert

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

16
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$736an average of $46 per time performed $704
an average of $44 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bacterial culture for aerobic isolates

Service Code: 87077
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.38% of her services

29th Alert

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 her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$180an average of $12 per time performed $165
an average of $11 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.38% of her services

30th 70th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$375an average of $25 per time performed $360
an average of $24 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Cervical or vaginal cancer screening; pelvic and clinical... +

Cervical or vaginal cancer screening; pelvic and clinical breast examination ×

Service Code: G0101
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.38% of her services

31st 95th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$585an average of $39 per time performed $555
an average of $37 per time performed
TEMPORARY CODES

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered t... +

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered to individuals 3 years of age and older, for intramuscular use (not otherwise specified) ×

Service Code: Q2039
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.38% of her services

32nd Alert

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$315an average of $21 per time performed $180
an average of $12 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver function blood test panel

Service Code: 80076
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.36% of her services

33rd Alert

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$210an average of $15 per time performed $126
an average of $9 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Vitamin d-3 level

Service Code: 82306
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.33% of her 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, 2% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$546an average of $42 per time performed $546
an average of $42 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 "Family Medicine." 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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