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This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $640 per patient in 2013.
They performed about 32 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,238
Rank: 1st
out of 100 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
85,572
Rank: 4th
out of 100 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
69.1 This Provider
Avg 32
Total Paid
by Medicare
$2.47M
Rank: 2nd
out of 100 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$1,994 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $640

Note: About 85% of this provider’s Medicare payments were for drugs administered in his office.
This is intended to reimburse the provider for purchasing the drugs, plus an additional percentage for overhead.

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 Rheumatology Providers in Virginia

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 74 different services in 2013
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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
drug
DRUGS

Injection, abatacept, 10 mg (code may be used for medicar... +

Injection, abatacept, 10 mg (code may be used for medicare when drug administered under the direct supervision of a physician, not for use when drug is self administered) ×

Service Code: J0129
Performed in an office
32,950
times performed,
39% of his services

1st 4th

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

65
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
6.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 6.9)
$1,022,109an average of $31 per time performed $573,001
an average of $17 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection infliximab, 10 mg

Service Code: J1745
Performed in an office
23,062
times performed,
27% of his services

2nd 2nd

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

90
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
5.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5)
$2,490,696an average of $108 per time performed $1,219,519
an average of $53 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, denosumab, 1 mg

Service Code: J0897
Performed in an office
8,881
times performed,
10% of his services

3rd 5th

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

114
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$144,316an average of $16 per time performed $95,826
an average of $11 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
1,776
times performed,
2% of his services

4th 12th

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

694
patients got this service, 56% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$72,816an average of $41 per time performed $18,506
an average of $10 per time performed
drug
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Methotrexate sodium, 50 mg

Service Code: J9260
Performed in an office
1,268
times performed,
1% of his services

5th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

61
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
20.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$24,092an average of $19 per time performed $2,130
an average of $2 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
1,256
times performed,
1% of his services

6th 6th

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

712
patients got this service, 58% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$207,240an average of $165 per time performed $93,635
an average of $75 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Injection into tissue or muscle for therapy, diagnosis, o... +

Injection into tissue or muscle for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96372
Performed in an office
1,100
times performed,
1% of his services

7th 21st

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

55
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
20
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$39,600an average of $36 per time performed $20,592
an average of $19 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein up to 1 hour

Service Code: 96413
Performed in an office
971
times performed,
1% of his services

8th 13th

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

163
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.4)
$562,209an average of $579 per time performed $105,421
an average of $109 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
840
times performed,
0.98% of his services

9th 15th

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

534
patients got this service, 43% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$26,040an average of $31 per time performed $3,982
an average of $5 per time performed
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
751
times performed,
0.88% of his services

10th 7th

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

537
patients got this service, 43% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$86,365an average of $115 per time performed $36,649
an average of $49 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration or injection of large joint or joint capsule

Service Code: 20610
Performed in an office
577
times performed,
0.67% of his services

11th 11th

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

234
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$110,207an average of $191 per time performed $24,730
an average of $43 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein each additional hour +

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein each additional hour ×

Service Code: 96415
Performed in an office
574
times performed,
0.67% of his services

12th 17th

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

99
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.3)
$100,450an average of $175 per time performed $13,426
an average of $23 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Hyaluronan or derivative, hyalgan or supartz, for intra-a... +

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

Service Code: J7321
Performed in an office
319
times performed,
0.37% of his services

13th 31st

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

70
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
4.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.6)
$87,725an average of $275 per time performed $20,729
an average of $65 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
317
times performed,
0.37% of his services

14th 19th

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

216
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$6,657an average of $21 per time performed $663
an average of $2 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Bone density measurement spine or hips using dedicated x-... +

Bone density measurement spine or hips using dedicated x-ray machine ×

Service Code: 77080
Performed in an office
231
times performed,
0.27% of his services

15th 23rd

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

231
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$46,200an average of $200 per time performed $11,143
an average of $48 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, zoledronic acid (reclast), 1 mg

Service Code: J3488
Performed in an office
215
times performed,
0.25% of his services

16th 33rd

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

43
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$95,245an average of $443 per time performed $37,659
an average of $175 per time performed
drug
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
150
times performed,
0.18% of his services

17th 55th

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

150
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,748an average of $38 per time performed $2,088
an average of $14 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
148
times performed,
0.17% of his services

18th 43rd

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

148
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,700an average of $25 per time performed $3,626
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Non-hormonal anti-neoplastic chemotherapy into tissue or ... +

Non-hormonal anti-neoplastic chemotherapy into tissue or muscle ×

Service Code: 96401
Performed in an office
140
times performed,
0.16% of his services

19th 35th

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

107
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$21,000an average of $150 per time performed $8,075
an average of $58 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of hand, 2 views

Service Code: 73120
Performed in an office
129
times performed,
0.15% of his services

20th 28th

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

66
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,481an average of $89 per time performed $2,741
an average of $21 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
125
times performed,
0.15% of his services

21st 49th

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)
$13,750an average of $110 per time performed $2,970
an average of $24 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of wrist, 2 views

Service Code: 73100
Performed in an office
118
times performed,
0.14% of his services

22nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

60
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$11,564an average of $98 per time performed $2,992
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

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

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

Service Code: 96375
Performed in an office
105
times performed,
0.12% of his services

23rd 54th

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

28
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.3)
$11,130an average of $106 per time performed $1,788
an average of $17 per time performed
drug
NA

Zoldedronic acid 1mg

Service Code: Q2051
Performed in an office
85
times performed,
0.1% of his services

24th 36th

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

17
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$37,655an average of $443 per time performed $11,102
an average of $131 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
77
times performed,
0.09% of his services

25th 20th

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

77
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$19,765an average of $257 per time performed $9,017
an average of $117 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of hip 2 or more views

Service Code: 73510
Performed in an office
71
times performed,
0.08% of his services

26th 99th

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

36
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,733an average of $123 per time performed $2,216
an average of $31 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 40 mg +

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 40 mg ×

Service Code: J2920
Performed in an office
68
times performed,
0.08% of his services

27th 72nd

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

21
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
3.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.3)
$816an average of $12 per time performed $93
an average of $1 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Rheumatoid factor analysis

Service Code: 86430
Performed in an office
67
times performed,
0.08% of his services

28th 82nd

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

64
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,412an average of $36 per time performed $501
an average of $7 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
60
times performed,
0.07% of his services

29th 73rd

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

42
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,260an average of $121 per time performed $1,361
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
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
54
times performed,
0.06% of his services

30th 47th

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

54
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,450an average of $175 per time performed $3,093
an average of $57 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of foot, 2 views

Service Code: 73620
Performed in an office
51
times performed,
0.06% of his services

31st 61st

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)
$4,743an average of $93 per time performed $1,119
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of middle spine, 3 views

Service Code: 72070
Performed in an office
42
times performed,
0.05% of his services

32nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

42
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,132an average of $146 per time performed $1,075
an average of $26 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72110
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
0.04% of his services

33rd 106th

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)
$7,035an average of $201 per time performed $1,234
an average of $35 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration or injection of small joint or joint capsule

Service Code: 20600
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
0.04% of his services

34th 45th

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

27
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$4,760an average of $140 per time performed $1,181
an average of $35 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.04% of his services

35th 27th

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

27
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$792an average of $24 per time performed $145
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.03% of his services

36th 79th

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)
$3,080an average of $110 per time performed $768
an average of $27 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, diphenhydramine hcl, up to 50 mg

Service Code: J1200
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.03% of his services

37th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 0.89% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$48an average of $2 per time performed $13
an average of $1 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 125 mg +

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 125 mg ×

Service Code: J2930
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.03% of his services

38th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 0.97% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$483an average of $21 per time performed $42
an average of $2 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injection of tendon sheath, ligament, or muscle membrane +

Injection of tendon sheath, ligament, or muscle membrane ×

Service Code: 20550
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.02% of his services

39th 52nd

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$3,220an average of $161 per time performed $808
an average of $40 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of upper spine, 4 or 5 views

Service Code: 72050
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.02% of his services

40th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

18
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,384an average of $188 per time performed $637
an average of $35 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration or injection of medium joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration or injection of medium joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20605
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.02% of his services

41st 44th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.89% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,340an average of $156 per time performed $722
an average of $48 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of pelvis, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 72170
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.02% of his services

42nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,540an average of $110 per time performed $276
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray lower and sacral spine including bending views mini... +

X-ray lower and sacral spine including bending views minimum 6 views ×

Service Code: 72114
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.01% of his services

43rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 0.97% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,084an average of $257 per time performed $529
an average of $44 per time performed

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

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