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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $234 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,218
Rank: 56th
out of 2,169 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
65,699
Rank: 3rd
out of 2,169 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
53.9 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$2.1M
Rank: 3rd
out of 2,169 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$1,726 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $234

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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Christopher A. Hakim
Average for Internal Medicine Providers in Virginia

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.

Patients saw before

Christopher A. Hakim

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 46 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
DRUGS

Injection, abatacept (orencia), 10 mg

Service Code: J0129
Performed in an office
24,550
times performed,
37% of his services

1st 19th

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

56
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
5.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5)
$761,050an average of $31 per time performed $417,350
an average of $17 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, infliximab (remicade), 10 mg

Service Code: J1745
Performed in an office
22,986
times performed,
35% of his services

2nd 14th

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

83
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
5.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4)
$2,482,488an average of $108 per time performed $1,149,300
an average of $50 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, denosumab (prolia, xgeva), 1 mg

Service Code: J0897
Performed in an office
4,622
times performed,
7% of his services

3rd 18th

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

68
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$73,952an average of $16 per time performed $50,842
an average of $11 per time performed
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
2,098
times performed,
3% of his services

4th 9th

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

726
patients got this service, 60% of his patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$86,018an average of $41 per time performed $23,078
an average of $11 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
1,512
times performed,
2% of his services

5th 1st

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

804
patients got this service, 66% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$247,968an average of $164 per time performed $110,376
an average of $73 per time performed
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Methotrexate sodium, 50 mg

Service Code: J9260
Performed in an office
1,356
times performed,
2% of his services

6th Alert

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

67
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
20.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$25,764an average of $19 per time performed $1,356
an average of $1 per time performed
MEDICINE

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, di... +

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96372
Performed in an office
1,191
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 34th

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

64
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
18.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.9)
$42,876an average of $36 per time performed $21,438
an average of $18 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein

Service Code: 96415
Performed in an office
1,005
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 126th

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

92
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
5.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.7)
$175,875an average of $175 per time performed $24,120
an average of $24 per time performed
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
996
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 70th

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

586
patients got this service, 48% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$30,876an average of $31 per time performed $4,980
an average of $5 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein up to 1 hour

Service Code: 96413
Performed in an office
840
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 112th

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

147
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
5.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.6)
$486,360an average of $579 per time performed $89,040
an average of $106 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

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

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

Service Code: 20610
Performed in an office
712
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 82nd

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

273
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$135,992an average of $191 per time performed $36,312
an average of $51 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
711
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 2nd

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

482
patients got this service, 40% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$80,343an average of $113 per time performed $34,839
an average of $49 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
462
times performed,
0.7% of his services

13th 110th

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

240
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$9,702an average of $21 per time performed $1,386
an average of $3 per time performed
DRUGS

Hyaluronan or derivative (hyalgan or supartz), for intra-... +

Hyaluronan or derivative (hyalgan or supartz), for intra-articular injection, per dose ×

Service Code: J7321
Performed in an office
412
times performed,
0.63% of his services

14th Alert

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

92
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
4.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$113,300an average of $275 per time performed $28,840
an average of $70 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
198
times performed,
0.3% of his services

15th 13th

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

197
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,752an average of $24 per time performed $4,554
an average of $23 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, zoledronic acid (reclast), 1 mg

Service Code: J3488
Performed in an office
190
times performed,
0.29% of his services

16th 133rd

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

38
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$84,170an average of $443 per time performed $33,820
an average of $178 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Bone density measurement using dedicated x-ray machine

Service Code: 77080
Performed in an office
189
times performed,
0.29% of his services

17th 87th

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

189
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$37,800an average of $200 per time performed $11,529
an average of $61 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
146
times performed,
0.22% of his services

18th 264th

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

76
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$16,060an average of $110 per time performed $3,504
an average of $24 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of hand, 2 views

Service Code: 73120
Performed in an office
120
times performed,
0.18% of his services

19th 284th

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

60
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,680an average of $89 per time performed $2,520
an average of $21 per time performed
MEDICINE

Injection of different drug or substance into a vein for ... +

Injection of different drug or substance into a vein for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96375
Performed in an office
116
times performed,
0.18% of his services

20th 145th

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

27
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
3.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.8)
$12,296an average of $106 per time performed $1,972
an average of $17 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
113
times performed,
0.17% of his services

21st 37th

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

113
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,068an average of $36 per time performed $1,469
an average of $13 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of wrist, 2 views

Service Code: 73100
Performed in an office
109
times performed,
0.17% of his services

22nd Alert

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

55
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$10,682an average of $98 per time performed $2,725
an average of $25 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 40 mg +

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 40 mg ×

Service Code: J2920
Performed in an office
88
times performed,
0.13% of his services

23rd Alert

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

24
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
3.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,056an average of $12 per time performed $176
an average of $2 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ribs of one side of body, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73510
Performed in an office
88
times performed,
0.13% of his services

24th 277th

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

48
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,824an average of $123 per time performed $2,640
an average of $30 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, ibandronate sodium (boniva), 1 mg

Service Code: J1740
Performed in an office
87
times performed,
0.13% of his services

25th Alert

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$14,790an average of $170 per time performed $10,179
an average of $117 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 (flulaval) ×

Service Code: Q2036
Performed in an office
86
times performed,
0.13% of his services

26th 76th

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

86
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,494an average of $29 per time performed $774
an average of $9 per time performed
MEDICINE

Non-hormonal anti-neoplastic chemotherapy beneath the ski... +

Non-hormonal anti-neoplastic chemotherapy beneath the skin or into muscle ×

Service Code: 96401
Performed in an office
78
times performed,
0.12% of his services

27th Alert

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

67
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$11,700an average of $150 per time performed $4,446
an average of $57 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Rheumatoid factor analysis

Service Code: 86430
Performed in an office
64
times performed,
0.1% of his services

28th 371st

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

63
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,304an average of $36 per time performed $512
an average of $8 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
50
times performed,
0.08% of his services

29th 317th

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

35
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,050an average of $121 per time performed $1,200
an average of $24 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
45
times performed,
0.07% of his services

30th 139th

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

39
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,080an average of $24 per time performed $225
an average of $5 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
40
times performed,
0.06% of his services

31st 57th

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

40
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,160an average of $279 per time performed $3,800
an average of $95 per time performed
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
40
times performed,
0.06% of his services

32nd 4th

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

39
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$800an average of $20 per time performed $120
an average of $3 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of lower and sacral spine, minimum of 4 views

Service Code: 72110
Performed in an office
39
times performed,
0.06% of his services

33rd 324th

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

38
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,839an average of $201 per time performed $1,482
an average of $38 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosi... +

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosis up to 1 hour ×

Service Code: 96365
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
0.06% of his services

34th 160th

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

37
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$6,475an average of $175 per time performed $2,109
an average of $57 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of middle spine, 3 views

Service Code: 72070
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
0.06% of his services

35th Alert

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

37
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,402an average of $146 per time performed $962
an average of $26 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of foot, 2 views

Service Code: 73620
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
0.06% of his services

36th Alert

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

23
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,441an average of $93 per time performed $814
an average of $22 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
32
times performed,
0.05% of his services

37th 24th

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

25
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$7,136an average of $223 per time performed $2,880
an average of $90 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

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

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

Service Code: 20600
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.05% of his services

38th 304th

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

24
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$4,480an average of $140 per time performed $1,248
an average of $39 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Skin test for tuberculosis

Service Code: 86580
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.04% of his services

39th 258th

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

28
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$952an average of $34 per time performed $140
an average of $5 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of upper spine, 4 or 5 views

Service Code: 72050
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.04% of his services

40th 465th

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

28
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,264an average of $188 per time performed $1,120
an average of $40 per time performed
MEDICINE

Injection of drug or substance into a vein for therapy, d... +

Injection of drug or substance into a vein for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96374
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.04% of his services

41st 249th

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$3,969an average of $147 per time performed $1,188
an average of $44 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
25
times performed,
0.04% of his services

42nd 202nd

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

22
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$3,900an average of $156 per time performed $1,075
an average of $43 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of lower and sacral spine, 2 or 3 views

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.04% of his services

43rd 236th

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

24
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,640an average of $110 per time performed $648
an average of $27 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of pelvis, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 72170
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.03% of his services

44th Alert

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

21
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,420an average of $110 per time performed $462
an average of $21 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of tendon sheath, ligament, or muscle membrane +

Injections of tendon sheath, ligament, or muscle membrane ×

Service Code: 20550
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.03% of his services

45th 327th

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

17
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,220an average of $161 per time performed $840
an average of $42 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of upper spine, 6 or more views

Service Code: 72052
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.02% of his services

46th Alert

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

11
patients got this service, 0.9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,497an average of $227 per time performed $605
an average of $55 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 "Rheumatology." 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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