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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $184 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
879
Rank: 20th
out of 40 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
2,000
Rank: 21st
out of 40 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
2.3 This Provider
Avg 2.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$184K
Rank: 14th
out of 40 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$209 This Provider
Avg $184

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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Michael W. Yerkey
Average for Cardiology 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

SIMONE MUSCO

RICHARD GOULAH

BRADLEY BERRY

JAMES MADDUX

ADAM BENSON

Organizations

PROVIDENCE HEALTH & SER...

SPOKANE WASHINGTON HOSP...

Patients saw before

Michael W. Yerkey

Patients saw after

Individuals

BRADLEY BERRY

JOEL BRAKE

JANET COLLAR

RICHARD GOULAH

ADAM BENSON

Organizations

PROVIDENCE HEALTH & SER...

SPOKANE WASHINGTON HOSP...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 43 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
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
154
times performed,
8% of his services

1st 16th

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

126
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$18,480an average of $120 per time performed $5,698
an average of $37 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
117
times performed,
6% of his services

2nd 9th

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

99
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$6,903an average of $59 per time performed $1,638
an average of $14 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 an office
107
times performed,
5% of his services

3rd 22nd

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

107
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$39,162an average of $366 per time performed $13,161
an average of $123 per time performed
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 an office
101
times performed,
5% of his services

4th 59th

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

74
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$18,382an average of $182 per time performed $5,959
an average of $59 per time performed
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 an office
100
times performed,
5% of his services

5th Alert

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

67
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$13,700an average of $137 per time performed $4,500
an average of $45 per time performed
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
99
times performed,
5% of his services

6th 2nd

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

82
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$22,671an average of $229 per time performed $7,227
an average of $73 per time performed
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 an office
98
times performed,
5% of his services

7th 63rd

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

69
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$19,796an average of $202 per time performed $6,468
an average of $66 per time performed
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
94
times performed,
5% of his services

8th 3rd

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

92
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$17,108an average of $182 per time performed $4,606
an average of $49 per time performed
MEDICINE

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

Remote evaluations of single, dual, or multiple lead pacemaker or cardioverter-defibrillator transmissions, technician review, support, and distribution of results up to 90 days ×

Service Code: 93296
Performed in an office
92
times performed,
5% of his services

9th 12th

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

82
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$6,900an average of $75 per time performed $2,116
an average of $23 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
83
times performed,
4% of his services

10th 10th

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

77
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$12,533an average of $151 per time performed $4,399
an average of $53 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
72
times performed,
4% of his services

11th 1st

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

42
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,584an average of $22 per time performed $432
an average of $6 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or... +

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or exercise multiple studies ×

Service Code: 78452
Performed in a facility
69
times performed,
3% of his services

12th 24th

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

68
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,731an average of $199 per time performed $4,071
an average of $59 per time performed
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 an office
62
times performed,
3% of his services

13th 43rd

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

58
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$9,920an average of $160 per time performed $3,100
an average of $50 per time performed
MEDICINE

Evaluation of single or dual chamber pacing cardioverter-... +

Evaluation of single or dual chamber pacing cardioverter-defibrillator and generator at time of implantation or replacement ×

Service Code: 93641
Performed in a facility
58
times performed,
3% of his services

14th Alert

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

58
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$44,950an average of $775 per time performed $8,352
an average of $144 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
42
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 30th

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

42
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$18,732an average of $446 per time performed $6,468
an average of $154 per time performed
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-... +

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-hour ekg ×

Service Code: 93227
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
2% of his services

16th 63rd

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

36
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,331an average of $63 per time performed $777
an average of $21 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
35
times performed,
2% of his services

17th 21st

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

27
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$5,565an average of $159 per time performed $1,925
an average of $55 per time performed
MEDICINE

Insertion of catheters for recording, pacing, and attempt... +

Insertion of catheters for recording, pacing, and attempted induction of abnormal rhythm in right upper and lower heart ×

Service Code: 93620
Performed in a facility
33
times performed,
2% of his services

18th Alert

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

33
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$54,219an average of $1,643 per time performed $10,824
an average of $328 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 3... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 30 minutes ×

Service Code: 99203
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
2% of his services

19th 53rd

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

33
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,557an average of $229 per time performed $2,541
an average of $77 per time performed
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
32
times performed,
2% of his services

20th Alert

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

31
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$70,080an average of $2,190 per time performed $22,816
an average of $713 per time performed
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 an office
31
times performed,
2% of his services

21st 15th

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

26
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$2,790an average of $90 per time performed $775
an average of $25 per time performed
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
30
times performed,
2% of his services

22nd 17th

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

29
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,110an average of $37 per time performed $360
an average of $12 per time performed
ADMINISTRATIVE

Technetium tc-99m sestamibi, diagnostic, per study dose

Service Code: A9500
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
1% of his services

23rd Alert

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
$4,172an average of $149 per time performed $2,688
an average of $96 per time performed
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 an office
26
times performed,
1% of his services

24th 60th

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

24
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,886an average of $111 per time performed $910
an average of $35 per time performed
MEDICINE

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress te... +

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress test with ekg monitoring and physician supervision ×

Service Code: 93016
Performed in a facility
25
times performed,
1% of his services

25th 52nd

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

24
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,425an average of $57 per time performed $450
an average of $18 per time performed
MEDICINE

Insertion of catheters for recording, pacing, and attempt... +

Insertion of catheters for recording, pacing, and attempted induction of abnormal rhythm in left upper heart ×

Service Code: 93621
Performed in a facility
25
times performed,
1% of his services

26th Alert

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

25
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$48,100an average of $1,924 per time performed $2,300
an average of $92 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
24
times performed,
1% of his services

27th 46th

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

24
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,104an average of $296 per time performed $2,376
an average of $99 per time performed
MEDICINE

External shock to heart to regulate heart beat

Service Code: 92960
Performed in a facility
23
times performed,
1% of his services

28th 63rd

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$13,386an average of $582 per time performed $2,047
an average of $89 per time performed
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
22
times performed,
1% of his services

29th 68th

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

22
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$27,588an average of $1,254 per time performed $8,470
an average of $385 per time performed
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
22
times performed,
1% of his services

30th Alert

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

22
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$24,090an average of $1,095 per time performed $8,184
an average of $372 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 an office
22
times performed,
1% of his services

31st 19th

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

22
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$6,952an average of $316 per time performed $2,398
an average of $109 per time performed
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
21
times performed,
1% of his services

32nd 6th

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

21
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$14,259an average of $679 per time performed $2,961
an average of $141 per time performed
MEDICINE

Insertion of catheters for correction of abnormal heart r... +

Insertion of catheters for correction of abnormal heart rhythm in upper and lower heart ×

Service Code: 93651
Performed in a facility
19
times performed,
0.95% of his services

33rd Alert

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$41,629an average of $2,191 per time performed $13,376
an average of $704 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
18
times performed,
0.9% of his services

34th 51st

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,934an average of $163 per time performed $972
an average of $54 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or... +

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or exercise multiple studies ×

Service Code: 78452
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.75% of his services

35th 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 his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$14,415an average of $961 per time performed $5,535
an average of $369 per time performed
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm symptom-related interpretation of 24-hour ek... +

Heart rhythm symptom-related interpretation of 24-hour ekg monitoring up to 30 days ×

Service Code: 93272
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.75% of his services

36th Alert

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
$885an average of $59 per time performed $285
an average of $19 per time performed
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 an office
15
times performed,
0.75% of his services

37th Alert

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,250an average of $150 per time performed $765
an average of $51 per time performed
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
15
times performed,
0.75% of his services

38th 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 his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$13,815an average of $921 per time performed $4,530
an average of $302 per time performed
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
14
times performed,
0.7% of his services

39th 23rd

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$168an average of $12 per time performed $42
an average of $3 per time performed
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
13
times performed,
0.65% of his services

40th 62nd

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,289an average of $253 per time performed $910
an average of $70 per time performed
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
13
times performed,
0.65% of his services

41st Alert

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,903an average of $531 per time performed $1,651
an average of $127 per time performed
MEDICINE

Evaluation of parameters of single, dual, or multiple lea... +

Evaluation of parameters of single, dual, or multiple lead pacemaker including device connection, recording, and disconnection ×

Service Code: 93288
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.6% of his services

42nd 42nd

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$960an average of $80 per time performed $324
an average of $27 per time performed
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 an office
12
times performed,
0.6% of his services

43rd 74th

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$1,704an average of $142 per time performed $432
an average of $36 per time performed
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of pacing defibrillator pulse generator with ex... +

Insertion of pacing defibrillator pulse generator with existing single lead ×

Service Code: 33240
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.55% of his services

44th Alert

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$12,474an average of $1,134 per time performed $3,102
an average of $282 per time performed
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-... +

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-hour ekg ×

Service Code: 93224
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.55% of his services

45th 66th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,268an average of $388 per time performed $847
an average of $77 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 "Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology." 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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