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CHRISTOPHER WALZ M.D.

39000 BOB HOPE DR WRIGHT BUILDING, SUITE 301, RANCHO MIRAGE, CA, 92270 | (760) 340-4566

How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $309 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 4 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
1,615
Rank: 5th
out of 566 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
6,630
Rank: 9th
out of 566 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
4.1 This Provider
Avg 3.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$845K
Rank: 1st
out of 566 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$523 This Provider
Avg $309

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.

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 95 different services in 2015
(57 were redacted as they were performed on less than 11 patients)

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CATEGORY
Description of Service
Times Performed (or Units) This Service's Rank Patients Unique Visits
Per Patient
Billed to Medicare Payments from Medicare
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in an office
1,049
times performed,
16% of his services

1st 1st

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

683
patients got this service, 42% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$80,070.17an average of $76.33 per time performed $57,327.85
an average of $54.65 per time performed
medical
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Removal of impact ear wax, one ear

Service Code: 69210
Performed in an office
1,042
times performed,
16% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

700
patients got this service, 43% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$47,494.36an average of $45.58 per time performed $33,281.48
an average of $31.94 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
896
times performed,
14% of his services

3rd 2nd

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

623
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$101,158.40an average of $112.90 per time performed $73,507.84
an average of $82.04 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Diagnostic examination of nasal passages using an endoscope +

Diagnostic examination of nasal passages using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 31231
Performed in an office
537
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 7th

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

421
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$121,786.23an average of $226.79 per time performed $93,830.01
an average of $174.73 per time performed
medical
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
503
times performed,
8% of his services

5th 12th

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

328
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$23,258.72an average of $46.24 per time performed $15,864.62
an average of $31.54 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 4... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 45 minutes ×

Service Code: 99204
Performed in an office
293
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 9th

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

293
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$50,390.14an average of $171.98 per time performed $35,904.22
an average of $122.54 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ct scan of face

Service Code: 70486
Performed in an office
289
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 43rd

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

267
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$43,933.78an average of $152.02 per time performed $31,972.07
an average of $110.63 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Diagnostic examination of voice box using flexible endoscope +

Diagnostic examination of voice box using flexible endoscope ×

Service Code: 31575
Performed in an office
246
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 6th

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

207
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$29,982.48an average of $121.88 per time performed $22,789.44
an average of $92.64 per time performed
medical
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
222
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 4th

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

222
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$25,114.86an average of $113.13 per time performed $16,607.82
an average of $74.81 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
138
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 23rd

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

113
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$20,933.22an average of $151.69 per time performed $14,463.78
an average of $104.81 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Diagnostic examination of ear and nose

Service Code: 92504
Performed in an office
134
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 11th

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

61
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$4,250.48an average of $31.72 per time performed $3,209.30
an average of $23.95 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound of head and neck

Service Code: 76536
Performed in an office
128
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 61st

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

115
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$16,131.84an average of $126.03 per time performed $12,035.84
an average of $94.03 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Removal of impacted cerumen (one or both ears) by physici... +

Removal of impacted cerumen (one or both ears) by physician on same date of service as audiologic function testing ×

Service Code: G0268
Performed in an office
125
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 20th

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

122
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$6,210.00an average of $49.68 per time performed $4,506.25
an average of $36.05 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Examination to assess movement of vocal cord flaps using ... +

Examination to assess movement of vocal cord flaps using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 31579
Performed in an office
120
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 21st

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

109
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$26,730.00an average of $222.75 per time performed $20,778.00
an average of $173.15 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Biopsy or removal of nasal polyp or tissue using an endos... +

Biopsy or removal of nasal polyp or tissue using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 31237
Performed in an office
100
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 31st

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

62
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$33,204.00an average of $332.04 per time performed $23,339.00
an average of $233.39 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Dilation of nasal sinus using an endoscope

Service Code: 31296
Performed in an office
75
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 74th

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

75
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$215,760.75an average of $2,876.81 per time performed $150,107.25
an average of $2,001.43 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Dilation of nasal sinus using an endoscope

Service Code: 31295
Performed in an office
72
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 71st

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

72
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$197,502.48an average of $2,743.09 per time performed $73,974.24
an average of $1,027.42 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Dilation of nasal sinus using an endoscope

Service Code: 31297
Performed in an office
70
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 99th

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

70
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$193,722.20an average of $2,767.46 per time performed $73,302.60
an average of $1,047.18 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Simple control of nose bleed

Service Code: 30901
Performed in an office
42
times performed,
0.63% of his services

19th 42nd

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

39
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$4,214.28an average of $100.34 per time performed $3,071.46
an average of $73.13 per time performed
medical
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
33
times performed,
0.5% of his services

20th 25th

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

33
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,584.56an average of $78.32 per time performed $1,597.53
an average of $48.41 per time performed
medical
GENERAL

Fine needle aspiration using imaging guidance

Service Code: 10022
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.47% of his services

21st 114th

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

24
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,600.71an average of $148.41 per time performed $3,606.85
an average of $116.35 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Control of nasal bleeding using an endoscope

Service Code: 31238
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.44% of his services

22nd 84th

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

27
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$7,897.86an average of $272.34 per time performed $6,081.59
an average of $209.71 per time performed
medical
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Incision of eardrum with insertion of eardrum tube under ... +

Incision of eardrum with insertion of eardrum tube under local or topical anesthesia ×

Service Code: 69433
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.44% of his services

23rd 80th

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

24
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$6,298.22an average of $217.18 per time performed $4,853.15
an average of $167.35 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasonic guidance imaging supervision and interpretatio... +

Ultrasonic guidance imaging supervision and interpretation for insertion of needle ×

Service Code: 76942
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.36% of his services

24th 124th

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

22
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,529.52an average of $63.73 per time performed $1,199.04
an average of $49.96 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Incision of nasal sinus using an endoscope

Service Code: 31287
Performed in a facility
23
times performed,
0.35% of his services

25th 148th

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)
$5,219.16an average of $226.92 per time performed $2,994.60
an average of $130.20 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Smoking and tobacco use intermediate counseling, greater ... +

Smoking and tobacco use intermediate counseling, greater than 3 minutes up to 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99406
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.35% of his services

26th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

21
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$338.10an average of $14.70 per time performed $253.46
an average of $11.02 per time performed
medical
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Removal of foreign body from ear canal

Service Code: 69200
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.33% of his services

27th 41st

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

19
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,781.90an average of $126.45 per time performed $2,124.98
an average of $96.59 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 6... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 60 minutes ×

Service Code: 99205
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.32% of his services

28th 33rd

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

21
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,513.32an average of $214.92 per time performed $3,538.50
an average of $168.50 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 1mg

Service Code: J1100
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.3% of his services

29th 60th

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

13
patients got this service, 0.8% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$3.00an average of $0.15 per time performed $2.20
an average of $0.11 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Removal of nasal sinus using an endoscope

Service Code: 31255
Performed in a facility
19
times performed,
0.29% of his services

30th 95th

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

19
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,859.70an average of $466.30 per time performed $6,047.51
an average of $318.29 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Destruction of soft tissue in nasal passages

Service Code: 30802
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.29% of his services

31st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

18
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,618.30an average of $295.70 per time performed $2,818.46
an average of $148.34 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.29% of his services

32nd 85th

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

12
patients got this service, 0.74% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$116.66an average of $6.14 per time performed $91.39
an average of $4.81 per time performed
medical
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Removal of skin debris and drainage of mastoid cavity

Service Code: 69220
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.27% of his services

33rd 47th

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

13
patients got this service, 0.8% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$2,739.42an average of $152.19 per time performed $2,031.12
an average of $112.84 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Incision of nasal sinus using an endoscope

Service Code: 31256
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.24% of his services

34th 136th

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

16
patients got this service, 0.99% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,063.36an average of $191.46 per time performed $1,602.72
an average of $100.17 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Removal of nasal sinus tissue using an endoscope

Service Code: 31267
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.23% of his services

35th 109th

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

15
patients got this service, 0.93% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,200.80an average of $346.72 per time performed $2,759.70
an average of $183.98 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
14
times performed,
0.21% of his services

36th 50th

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

14
patients got this service, 0.87% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,934.26an average of $209.59 per time performed $2,300.48
an average of $164.32 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Exploration of nasal sinus using an endoscope

Service Code: 31276
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.2% of his services

37th 105th

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

13
patients got this service, 0.8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,342.71an average of $718.67 per time performed $6,776.38
an average of $521.26 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Removal of nasal air passage

Service Code: 30140
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.17% of his services

38th 109th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.68% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,012.07an average of $728.37 per time performed $4,807.66
an average of $437.06 per time performed

Office Visits

Medicare reimburses office visits using a five-point scale, with five being the most intensive and costly. The chart below shows what percentage of this provider’s office visits were reimbursed at each level. A higher than average proportion of costly visits is not necessarily an indication of a problem, but it may be worth asking about.

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Christopher Murl Walz
Average for Otolaryngology Providers in California

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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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 2015 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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