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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $289 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 8 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
282
Rank: 16th
out of 29 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
1,489
Rank: 14th
out of 29 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
5.3 This Provider
Avg 7.6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$87.5K
Rank: 14th
out of 29 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$310 This Provider
Avg $289

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 patients within 30 days before or after this provider in 2014.

Individuals

KATHLEEN RYAN

JOSEPH DILLARD

ROBERT DIETZ

JOHN BRANDON

JOHN HANSON

Organizations

ST. VINCENT HEALTHCARE

ST. VINCENT HEALTHCARE

Patients saw before

DAVID CHRISTIANSON M.D.

Patients saw after

Individuals

KATHLEEN RYAN

JOSEPH DILLARD

MITCHELL GALLAGHER

JOHN BRANDON

ROBERT DIETZ

Organizations

ST. VINCENT HEALTHCARE

ST. VINCENT HEALTHCARE

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 18 different services in 2014
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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 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in a facility
974
times performed,
65% of his services

1st 1st

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

225
patients got this service, 80% of his patients
4.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$82,391an average of $85 per time performed $57,943
an average of $59 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 a facility
235
times performed,
16% of his services

2nd 2nd

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

88
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.8)
$12,904an average of $55 per time performed $8,857
an average of $38 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 25 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99232
Performed in a facility
43
times performed,
3% of his services

3rd 3rd

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

15
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.2)
$6,080an average of $141 per time performed $2,455
an average of $57 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

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

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typically 40 minutes ×

Service Code: 99215
Performed in a facility
40
times performed,
3% of his services

4th 7th

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

25
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$4,767an average of $119 per time performed $3,518
an average of $88 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 a facility
37
times performed,
2% of his services

5th 13th

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

37
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,253an average of $142 per time performed $3,654
an average of $99 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99231
Performed in a facility
20
times performed,
1% of his services

6th 12th

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

15
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$1,540an average of $77 per time performed $603
an average of $30 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

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

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

Service Code: 99205
Performed in a facility
18
times performed,
1% of his services

7th 9th

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

18
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,279an average of $182 per time performed $2,278
an average of $127 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99222
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.87% of his services

8th 16th

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

11
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$3,522an average of $271 per time performed $1,426
an average of $110 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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David Christianson
Average for Hematology & Oncology Providers in Montana

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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