Treatment Tracker

The Doctors and Services in Medicare Part B

How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $263 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
451
Rank: 268th
out of 1,524 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
5,397
Rank: 45th
out of 1,524 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
12 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$135K
Rank: 230th
out of 1,524 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$300 This Provider
Avg $263

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 within 30 days before or after this provider in 2014.

Patients saw before

CHRISTIAN ELLISON MD

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 73 different services in 2014

All Services

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Drug Services
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
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
642
times performed,
12% of his services

1st 1st

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

311
patients got this service, 69% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$70,620an average of $110 per time performed $34,572
an average of $54 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample +

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample ×

Service Code: 36415
Performed in an office
607
times performed,
11% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

321
patients got this service, 71% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$7,284an average of $12 per time performed $1,785
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
587
times performed,
11% of his services

3rd 53rd

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

324
patients got this service, 72% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$55,765an average of $95 per time performed $8,142
an average of $14 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

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

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

Service Code: 85025
Performed in an office
569
times performed,
11% of his services

4th 26th

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

321
patients got this service, 71% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$14,225an average of $25 per time performed $5,918
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
356
times performed,
7% of his services

5th 39th

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

241
patients got this service, 53% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$19,580an average of $55 per time performed $3,140
an average of $9 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
340
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 2nd

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

192
patients got this service, 43% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$54,631an average of $161 per time performed $26,602
an average of $78 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
223
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 51st

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

158
patients got this service, 35% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$14,495an average of $65 per time performed $5,011
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroxine (thyroid chemical) measurement

Service Code: 84436
Performed in an office
206
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 75th

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

151
patients got this service, 33% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$6,180an average of $30 per time performed $1,891
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
198
times performed,
4% of his services

9th 4th

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

198
patients got this service, 44% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,910an average of $45 per time performed $5,584
an average of $28 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle

Service Code: 90662
Performed in an office
190
times performed,
4% of his services

10th 8th

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

190
patients got this service, 42% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,491an average of $50 per time performed $6,213
an average of $33 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
154
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 62nd

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

85
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$6,930an average of $45 per time performed $1,999
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81000
Performed in an office
145
times performed,
3% of his services

12th 86th

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

135
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$2,610an average of $18 per time performed $613
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
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
143
times performed,
3% of his services

13th 7th

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

136
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$11,440an average of $80 per time performed $1,717
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
119
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 28th

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
9.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.5)
$2,380an average of $20 per time performed $626
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Vitamin d-3 level

Service Code: 82306
Performed in an office
103
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 115th

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

94
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$7,725an average of $75 per time performed $4,078
an average of $40 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

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

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

Service Code: G0439
Performed in an office
99
times performed,
2% of his services

16th 9th

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

99
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$14,850an average of $150 per time performed $12,293
an average of $124 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Magnesium level

Service Code: 83735
Performed in an office
69
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 52nd

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

52
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$1,725an average of $25 per time performed $618
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Phosphate level

Service Code: 84100
Performed in an office
62
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 76th

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

49
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,070an average of $17 per time performed $138
an average of $2 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urinalysis, manual test

Service Code: 81002
Performed in an office
60
times performed,
1% of his services

19th 15th

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

42
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$900an average of $15 per time performed $205
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bacterial colony count, urine

Service Code: 87086
Performed in an office
55
times performed,
1% of his services

20th 184th

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

41
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,925an average of $35 per time performed $593
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Uric acid level, blood

Service Code: 84550
Performed in an office
50
times performed,
0.93% of his services

21st 70th

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

29
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$575an average of $12 per time performed $85
an average of $2 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood glucose (sugar) test performed by hand-held instrument +

Blood glucose (sugar) test performed by hand-held instrument ×

Service Code: 82962
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
0.8% of his services

22nd 41st

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

35
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$645an average of $15 per time performed $125
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Psa (prostate specific antigen) measurement

Service Code: 84153
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.67% of his services

23rd 210th

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

34
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,880an average of $80 per time performed $885
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Natriuretic peptide (heart and blood vessel protein) level +

Natriuretic peptide (heart and blood vessel protein) level ×

Service Code: 83880
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.52% of his services

24th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

22
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,520an average of $90 per time performed $1,271
an average of $45 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation +

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation ×

Service Code: 85651
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.52% of his services

25th 78th

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

26
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$560an average of $20 per time performed $133
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

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

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

Service Code: G0103
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.41% of his services

26th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

22
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,760an average of $80 per time performed $541
an average of $25 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
21
times performed,
0.39% of his services

27th 18th

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

21
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,675an average of $175 per time performed $1,771
an average of $84 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Cyanocobalamin (vitamin b-12) level

Service Code: 82607
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.22% of his services

28th 133rd

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$540an average of $45 per time performed $242
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.22% of his services

29th 17th

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

12
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$540an average of $45 per time performed $338
an average of $28 per time performed
medical
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
11
times performed,
0.2% of his services

30th 33rd

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,200an average of $200 per time performed $2,034
an average of $185 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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Christian Ellison
Average for Family Medicine Providers in New Jersey

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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