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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $185 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,131
Rank: 28th
out of 2,166 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
10,041
Rank: 33rd
out of 2,166 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
8.9 This Provider
Avg 5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$257K
Rank: 34th
out of 2,166 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$227 This Provider
Avg $185

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 C. Heck
Average for Family Practice 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 C. Heck

Patients saw after

Individuals

ANTHONY MARTINEZ

GARY LICHTENSTEIN

MATTHEW SHAPIRO

SHASHANK PAREKH

THOMAS ZUMSTEG

Organizations

AUGUSTA HEALTH CARE, INC

KINGS DAUGHTERS FACILIT...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 39 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
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
1,143
times performed,
11% of his services

1st 3rd

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

595
patients got this service, 53% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$18,288an average of $16 per time performed $3,429
an average of $3 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
967
times performed,
10% of his services

2nd 9th

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

572
patients got this service, 51% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$29,010an average of $30 per time performed $11,604
an average of $12 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
959
times performed,
10% of his services

3rd 2nd

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

516
patients got this service, 46% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$85,351an average of $89 per time performed $46,991
an average of $49 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
865
times performed,
9% of his services

4th 5th

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

562
patients got this service, 50% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$19,030an average of $22 per time performed $9,515
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
783
times performed,
8% of his services

5th 1st

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

494
patients got this service, 44% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$105,705an average of $135 per time performed $58,725
an average of $75 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
729
times performed,
7% of his services

6th 7th

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

483
patients got this service, 43% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$26,973an average of $37 per time performed $10,935
an average of $15 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
618
times performed,
6% of his services

7th 4th

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

89
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
6.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.8)
$13,596an average of $22 per time performed $3,708
an average of $6 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

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

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 5 minutes ×

Service Code: 99211
Performed in an office
524
times performed,
5% of his services

8th 11th

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

95
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
5.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.2)
$16,768an average of $32 per time performed $7,336
an average of $14 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
462
times performed,
5% of his services

9th 10th

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

284
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$12,474an average of $27 per time performed $6,468
an average of $14 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
358
times performed,
4% of his services

10th 6th

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

349
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,160an average of $20 per time performed $7,160
an average of $20 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 (fluzone) ×

Service Code: Q2038
Performed in an office
358
times performed,
4% of his services

11th 18th

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

349
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,160an average of $20 per time performed $4,296
an average of $12 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 15 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 15 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99308
Performed in an office
279
times performed,
3% of his services

12th 25th

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

114
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.9)
$23,715an average of $85 per time performed $12,834
an average of $46 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
218
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 12th

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

40
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
5.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$8,720an average of $40 per time performed $3,706
an average of $17 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
170
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 13th

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

141
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$9,690an average of $57 per time performed $5,100
an average of $30 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 15 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 15 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99308
Performed in a facility
144
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 36th

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

111
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$12,240an average of $85 per time performed $7,056
an average of $49 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 25 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99309
Performed in an office
122
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 38th

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

74
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$14,640an average of $120 per time performed $7,930
an average of $65 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 10 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 10 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99307
Performed in an office
119
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 50th

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

67
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$6,069an average of $51 per time performed $3,808
an average of $32 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial nursing facility visit, typically 35 minutes per day +

Initial nursing facility visit, typically 35 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99305
Performed in a facility
112
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 99th

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

111
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$14,784an average of $132 per time performed $10,864
an average of $97 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 25 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99309
Performed in a facility
106
times performed,
1% of his services

19th 46th

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

81
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$12,720an average of $120 per time performed $7,208
an average of $68 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation +

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation ×

Service Code: 85652
Performed in an office
89
times performed,
0.89% of his services

20th 132nd

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

70
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$712an average of $8 per time performed $356
an average of $4 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 10 minutes p... +

Subsequent nursing facility visit, typically 10 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99307
Performed in a facility
84
times performed,
0.84% of his services

21st 69th

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

69
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.9)
$4,284an average of $51 per time performed $2,772
an average of $33 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81001
Performed in an office
82
times performed,
0.82% of his services

22nd 34th

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

63
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$738an average of $9 per time performed $328
an average of $4 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
81
times performed,
0.81% of his services

23rd 44th

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

81
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,620an average of $20 per time performed $1,620
an average of $20 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
81
times performed,
0.81% of his services

24th 43rd

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

81
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,536an average of $56 per time performed $4,536
an average of $56 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, ceftriaxone sodium, per 250 mg

Service Code: J0696
Performed in an office
78
times performed,
0.78% of his services

25th 42nd

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,716an average of $22 per time performed $78
an average of $1 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
61
times performed,
0.61% of his services

26th 15th

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

44
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$1,464an average of $24 per time performed $732
an average of $12 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial nursing facility visit, typically 45 minutes per day +

Initial nursing facility visit, typically 45 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99306
Performed in a facility
56
times performed,
0.56% of his services

27th 72nd

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

55
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$9,128an average of $163 per time performed $7,056
an average of $126 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
39
times performed,
0.39% of his services

28th 20th

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

33
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$234an average of $6 per time performed $117
an average of $3 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
0.37% of his services

29th 84th

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

30
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$703an average of $19 per time performed $185
an average of $5 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Phosphate level

Service Code: 84100
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
0.34% of his services

30th Alert

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$442an average of $13 per time performed $102
an average of $3 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
34
times performed,
0.34% of his services

31st 19th

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

32
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,142an average of $63 per time performed $442
an average of $13 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient assisted living visit, typically 25 m... +

Established patient assisted living visit, typically 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99335
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.32% of his services

32nd 102nd

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

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.8)
$3,456an average of $108 per time performed $2,112
an average of $66 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
29
times performed,
0.29% of his services

33rd 54th

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

26
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$4,321an average of $149 per time performed $1,450
an average of $50 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Uric acid level, blood

Service Code: 84550
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.28% of his services

34th 83rd

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

25
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$364an average of $13 per time performed $112
an average of $4 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Magnesium level

Service Code: 83735
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.25% of his services

35th 100th

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

15
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$475an average of $19 per time performed $225
an average of $9 per time performed
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
21
times performed,
0.21% of his services

36th 178th

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

21
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,995an average of $95 per time performed $966
an average of $46 per time performed
MEDICINE

Administration of 1 vaccine

Service Code: 90471
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.21% of his services

37th 58th

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$420an average of $20 per time performed $336
an average of $16 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient assisted living visit, typically 15 m... +

Established patient assisted living visit, typically 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99334
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.2% of his services

38th 154th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.97% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$1,360an average of $68 per time performed $820
an average of $41 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient assisted living visit, typically 40 m... +

Established patient assisted living visit, typically 40 minutes ×

Service Code: 99336
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.2% of his services

39th 93rd

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$3,340an average of $167 per time performed $1,820
an average of $91 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Skin test for tuberculosis

Service Code: 86580
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.14% of his services

40th 204th

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$266an average of $19 per time performed $70
an average of $5 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
14
times performed,
0.14% of his services

41st 62nd

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,358an average of $97 per time performed $462
an average of $33 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.13% of his services

42nd 70th

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,768an average of $136 per time performed $741
an average of $57 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial nursing facility visit, typically 35 minutes per day +

Initial nursing facility visit, typically 35 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99305
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.12% of his services

43rd 113th

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,584an average of $132 per time performed $1,188
an average of $99 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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