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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $193 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
2,153
Rank: 3rd
out of 2,477 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
12,121
Rank: 37th
out of 2,477 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
5.6 This Provider
Avg 5.6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$498K
Rank: 7th
out of 2,477 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$231 This Provider
Avg $193

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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Tom A. Christensen
Average for Family Practice Providers in North Carolina

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

STEPHEN GRUBB

ELIZABETH KELLEY

GAVIN LEASK

PAUL KUPERMAN

JOHN RAZOOK

Organizations

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

MCLEOD LORIS SEACOAST H...

Patients saw before

Tom A. Christensen

Patients saw after

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
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
5,154
times performed,
43% of his services

1st 2nd

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

1,746
patients got this service, 81% of his patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$365,934an average of $71 per time performed $216,468
an average of $42 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
1,932
times performed,
16% of his services

2nd 1st

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

1,159
patients got this service, 54% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$193,200an average of $100 per time performed $129,444
an average of $67 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
854
times performed,
7% of his services

3rd 4th

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

138
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
6.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 6.2)
$37,576an average of $44 per time performed $5,124
an average of $6 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
529
times performed,
4% of his services

4th 6th

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

528
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,225an average of $25 per time performed $12,167
an average of $23 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
508
times performed,
4% of his services

5th 7th

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

309
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$15,240an average of $30 per time performed $7,112
an average of $14 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood glucose (sugar) level

Service Code: 82947
Performed in an office
396
times performed,
3% of his services

6th 38th

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

236
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$13,464an average of $34 per time performed $1,584
an average of $4 per time performed
MEDICINE

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle

Service Code: 90662
Performed in an office
362
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 45th

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

362
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$14,480an average of $40 per time performed $11,222
an average of $31 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
174
times performed,
1% of his services

8th 22nd

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

171
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$15,312an average of $88 per time performed $1,914
an average of $11 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Bone density measurement using dedicated x-ray machine

Service Code: 77080
Performed in an office
165
times performed,
1% of his services

9th 66th

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

164
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$53,625an average of $325 per time performed $9,405
an average of $57 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 (fluvirin) ×

Service Code: Q2037
Performed in an office
161
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 27th

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

161
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,830an average of $30 per time performed $2,254
an average of $14 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
141
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 85th

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

124
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$4,794an average of $34 per time performed $282
an average of $2 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
125
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 88th

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

101
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$10,375an average of $83 per time performed $6,625
an average of $53 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urine microalbumin (protein) level

Service Code: 82043
Performed in an office
123
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 67th

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

123
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$6,888an average of $56 per time performed $984
an average of $8 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urinalysis, manual test

Service Code: 81002
Performed in an office
120
times performed,
0.99% of his services

14th 20th

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

109
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,640an average of $22 per time performed $480
an average of $4 per time performed
ADMINISTRATIVE

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

Service Code: A9500
Performed in an office
107
times performed,
0.88% of his services

15th 166th

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

66
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$26,750an average of $250 per time performed $12,626
an average of $118 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 1mg

Service Code: J1100
Performed in an office
103
times performed,
0.85% of his services

16th 33rd

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

97
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,884an average of $28 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on ... +

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on both sides of head and neck ×

Service Code: 93880
Performed in an office
101
times performed,
0.83% of his services

17th 149th

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

98
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$45,450an average of $450 per time performed $12,120
an average of $120 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
95
times performed,
0.78% of his services

18th 56th

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

95
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$14,440an average of $152 per time performed $8,360
an average of $88 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81000
Performed in an office
93
times performed,
0.77% of his services

19th 53rd

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

85
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,046an average of $22 per time performed $372
an average of $4 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, regadenoson (lexiscan), 0.1 mg

Service Code: J2785
Performed in an office
92
times performed,
0.76% of his services

20th 162nd

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

23
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,520an average of $60 per time performed $3,864
an average of $42 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 supervision, interpretation, and report ×

Service Code: 93015
Performed in an office
68
times performed,
0.56% of his services

21st 245th

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

67
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$24,412an average of $359 per time performed $4,216
an average of $62 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
66
times performed,
0.54% of his services

22nd 215th

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

66
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$59,400an average of $900 per time performed $23,826
an average of $361 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
60
times performed,
0.5% of his services

23rd 143rd

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

60
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$17,400an average of $290 per time performed $8,700
an average of $145 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, testosterone cypionate, 1 cc, 200 mg

Service Code: J1080
Performed in an office
56
times performed,
0.46% of his services

24th 110th

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

14
patients got this service, 0.65% of his patients
4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 6.3)
$1,904an average of $34 per time performed $280
an average of $5 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
53
times performed,
0.44% of his services

25th 71st

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

52
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,067an average of $39 per time performed $265
an average of $5 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, vitamin b-12 cyanocobalamin, up to 1000 mcg

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
51
times performed,
0.42% of his services

26th 31st

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

18
patients got this service, 0.84% of his patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.2)
$2,244an average of $44 per time performed $0
an average of $0 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
46
times performed,
0.38% of his services

27th 17th

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

45
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$5,980an average of $130 per time performed $3,358
an average of $73 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
43
times performed,
0.35% of his services

28th 44th

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

43
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,752an average of $64 per time performed $2,666
an average of $62 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 2-14 skin growths

Service Code: 17003
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.33% of his services

29th 50th

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

29
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,960an average of $49 per time performed $200
an average of $5 per time performed
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Removal of impact ear wax, one ear

Service Code: 69210
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.33% of his services

30th 111th

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

34
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,640an average of $66 per time performed $1,320
an average of $33 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Stool analysis for blood to screen for colon tumors

Service Code: 82270
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
0.29% of his services

31st 81st

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

35
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,050an average of $30 per time performed $175
an average of $5 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
0.28% of his services

32nd 52nd

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

34
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$850an average of $25 per time performed $782
an average of $23 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Initial preventive physical examination; face-to-face vis... +

Initial preventive physical examination; face-to-face visit, services limited to new beneficiary during the first 12 months of medicare enrollment ×

Service Code: G0402
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.26% of his services

33rd 126th

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

32
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,640an average of $145 per time performed $4,512
an average of $141 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin measurement

Service Code: 85018
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.21% of his services

34th 91st

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

23
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$750an average of $30 per time performed $75
an average of $3 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 an office
24
times performed,
0.2% of his services

35th 133rd

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

24
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,992an average of $83 per time performed $528
an average of $22 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Electrocardiogram, routine ecg with 12 leads; performed a... +

Electrocardiogram, routine ecg with 12 leads; performed as a screening for the initial preventive physical examination with interpretation and report ×

Service Code: G0403
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.17% of his services

36th 176th

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

20
patients got this service, 0.93% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,760an average of $88 per time performed $180
an average of $9 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
17
times performed,
0.14% of his services

37th 26th

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

16
patients got this service, 0.74% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$850an average of $50 per time performed $442
an average of $26 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of medium joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of medium joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20605
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.12% of his services

38th 271st

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

15
patients got this service, 0.7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,245an average of $83 per time performed $555
an average of $37 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
14
times performed,
0.12% of his services

39th 46th

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

14
patients got this service, 0.65% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,184an average of $156 per time performed $2,058
an average of $147 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 20 mg

Service Code: J1020
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.12% of his services

40th 195th

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

14
patients got this service, 0.65% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$392an average of $28 per time performed $28
an average of $2 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 2... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 20 minutes ×

Service Code: 99202
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.09% of his services

41st 95th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.51% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$924an average of $84 per time performed $484
an average of $44 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Ultrasound b-scan and/or real time with image documentati... +

Ultrasound b-scan and/or real time with image documentation; for abdominal aortic aneurysm (aaa) screening ×

Service Code: G0389
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.09% of his services

42nd 250th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.51% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,400an average of $400 per time performed $1,122
an average of $102 per time performed
MEDICINE

Ultrasound study of arteries of both arms and legs

Service Code: 93922
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.09% of his services

43rd 255th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.51% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,530an average of $230 per time performed $770
an average of $70 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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