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This Provider: At A Glance

Number of
Patients
1,540
Services
Performed
3,032
Avg Services
Per Patient
2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$183K
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$119

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.

Patients saw before

LOREN BUDGE MD

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 85 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
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
961
times performed,
32% of his services

1st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

577
patients got this service, 37% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$45,167an average of $47 per time performed $10,513
an average of $11 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
320
times performed,
11% of his services

2nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

285
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$40,320an average of $126 per time performed $9,360
an average of $29 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
299
times performed,
10% of his services

3rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

221
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$64,584an average of $216 per time performed $7,454
an average of $25 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
252
times performed,
8% of his services

4th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

217
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,308an average of $29 per time performed $1,575
an average of $6 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of perman... +

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of permanent multiple lead cardioverter-defibrillator including physician analysis, review, and report ×

Service Code: 93284
Performed in a facility
149
times performed,
5% of his services

5th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

109
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$26,373an average of $177 per time performed $7,244
an average of $49 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of perman... +

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of permanent dual lead cardioverter-defibrillator including physician analysis, review, and report ×

Service Code: 93283
Performed in a facility
121
times performed,
4% of his services

6th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

91
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$19,118an average of $158 per time performed $5,370
an average of $44 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
91
times performed,
3% of his services

7th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

75
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$11,400an average of $125 per time performed $7,545
an average of $83 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Remote evaluations of single, dual, or multiple lead card... +

Remote evaluations of single, dual, or multiple lead cardioverter-defibrillator with physician analysis, review, and report up to 90 days ×

Service Code: 93295
Performed in a facility
84
times performed,
3% of his services

8th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

75
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$19,404an average of $231 per time performed $3,930
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
76
times performed,
3% of his services

9th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

61
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,980an average of $105 per time performed $1,922
an average of $25 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
57
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

49
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,244an average of $92 per time performed $2,986
an average of $52 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of perman... +

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of permanent single lead cardioverter-defibrillator including physician analysis, review, and report ×

Service Code: 93282
Performed in a facility
49
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

40
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,419an average of $131 per time performed $1,563
an average of $32 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Remote evaluations of implantable heart recorder system i... +

Remote evaluations of implantable heart recorder system including physician analysis, review, and report up to 30 days ×

Service Code: 93298
Performed in a facility
36
times performed,
1% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

36
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,228an average of $173 per time performed $763
an average of $21 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
29
times performed,
0.96% of his services

13th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

29
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$12,238an average of $422 per time performed $1,421
an average of $49 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Insertion of catheters for 3d mapping of electrical impul... +

Insertion of catheters for 3d mapping of electrical impulses to heart muscles ×

Service Code: 93613
Performed in a facility
28
times performed,
0.92% of his services

14th 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
$83,748an average of $2,991 per time performed $8,656
an average of $309 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Programmed heart rhythm stimulation after drug infusion i... +

Programmed heart rhythm stimulation after drug infusion into a vein ×

Service Code: 93623
Performed in a facility
25
times performed,
0.82% of his services

15th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

25
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$26,250an average of $1,050 per time performed $3,292
an average of $132 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
22
times performed,
0.73% of his services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

22
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,212an average of $373 per time performed $3,550
an average of $161 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of new or replacement of permanent pacemaker in... +

Insertion of new or replacement of permanent pacemaker including upper and lower chamber electrodes ×

Service Code: 33208
Performed in a facility
21
times performed,
0.69% of his services

17th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

21
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$68,796an average of $3,276 per time performed $8,984
an average of $428 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
20
times performed,
0.66% of his services

18th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

20
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,803an average of $190 per time performed $2,423
an average of $121 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of perman... +

Evaluation, testing, and programming adjustment of permanent multiple lead pacemaker system with physician analysis, review, and report ×

Service Code: 93281
Performed in a facility
19
times performed,
0.63% of his services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

18
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,793an average of $147 per time performed $680
an average of $36 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound evaluation of heart blood vessel

Service Code: 93662
Performed in a facility
19
times performed,
0.63% of his services

20th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

18
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$15,523an average of $817 per time performed $2,210
an average of $116 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion or replacement of single or dual chamber pacing... +

Insertion or replacement of single or dual chamber pacing defibrillator leads ×

Service Code: 33249
Performed in a facility
17
times performed,
0.56% of his services

21st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

17
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$102,714an average of $6,042 per time performed $12,355
an average of $727 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Insertion of catheters for creation of complete heart block +

Insertion of catheters for creation of complete heart block ×

Service Code: 93650
Performed in a facility
17
times performed,
0.56% of his services

22nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

17
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$77,928an average of $4,584 per time performed $8,132
an average of $478 per time performed
medical
NA

Evaluation and insertion of catheters for recording, paci... +

Evaluation and insertion of catheters for recording, pacing, and treatment of abnormal heart rhythm ×

Service Code: 93656
Performed in a facility
17
times performed,
0.56% of his services

23rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

17
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$245,157an average of $14,421 per time performed $15,702
an average of $924 per time performed
medical
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
14
times performed,
0.46% of his services

24th 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, 0.91% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,828an average of $273 per time performed $1,535
an average of $110 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
13
times performed,
0.43% of his services

25th 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, 0.84% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,495an average of $192 per time performed $838
an average of $64 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
13
times performed,
0.43% of his services

26th 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, 0.71% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,851an average of $142 per time performed $742
an average of $57 per time performed
medical
NA

Evaluation and insertion of catheters for creation of com... +

Evaluation and insertion of catheters for creation of complete heart block ×

Service Code: 93653
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.43% of his services

27th 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, 0.84% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$132,145an average of $10,165 per time performed $9,006
an average of $693 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
12
times performed,
0.4% of his services

28th 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, 0.78% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,087an average of $257 per time performed $1,138
an average of $95 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of left heart electrode for pacing defibrillato... +

Insertion of left heart electrode for pacing defibrillator device ×

Service Code: 33225
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.4% of his services

29th 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, 0.78% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$26,184an average of $2,182 per time performed $4,547
an average of $379 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.

Loren P Budge
Average for Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology 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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