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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $532 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 30 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
324
Rank: 9th
out of 17 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
18,869
Rank: 6th
out of 17 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
58.2 This Provider
Avg 30.3
Total Paid
by Medicare
$449K
Rank: 3rd
out of 17 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$1,384 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $532

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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David Christianson
Average for Hematology/Oncology Providers in Montana

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.

Individuals

JOHN HANSON

KATHLEEN RYAN

JOSEPH DILLARD

ROBERT STEARS

MITCHELL GALLAGHER

Organizations

ST. VINCENT HEALTHCARE

ST. VINCENT HEALTHCARE

Patients saw before

David Christianson

Patients saw after

Individuals

MITCHELL GALLAGHER

JOHN HANSON

DAVID BROST

KATHLEEN RYAN

JOSEPH DILLARD

Organizations

ST. VINCENT HEALTHCARE

ST. VINCENT HEALTHCARE

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 49 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
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Injection, docetaxel, 1 mg

Service Code: J9171
Performed in an office
5,102
times performed,
27% of his services

1st Alert

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

11
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
3.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$168,366an average of $33 per time performed $35,714
an average of $7 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 1mg

Service Code: J1100
Performed in an office
3,345
times performed,
18% of his services

2nd 2nd

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

38
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
5.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.4)
$3,345an average of $1 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, palonosetron hydrochloride, 25 mcg

Service Code: J2469
Performed in an office
1,380
times performed,
7% of his services

3rd 6th

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

30
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
4.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.2)
$92,460an average of $67 per time performed $20,700
an average of $15 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, ondansetron hydrochloride, per 1 mg

Service Code: J2405
Performed in an office
1,361
times performed,
7% of his services

4th Alert

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

15
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
6.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,361an average of $1 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
815
times performed,
4% of his services

5th 12th

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

177
patients got this service, 55% of his patients
4.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.6)
$47,270an average of $58 per time performed $11,410
an average of $14 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
730
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 16th

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

170
patients got this service, 52% of his patients
4.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.7)
$27,010an average of $37 per time performed $8,030
an average of $11 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
719
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 14th

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

179
patients got this service, 55% of his patients
4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.2)
$10,785an average of $15 per time performed $2,157
an average of $3 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
683
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 8th

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

219
patients got this service, 68% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.4)
$128,404an average of $188 per time performed $53,274
an average of $78 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, iron dextran, 50 mg

Service Code: J1750
Performed in an office
520
times performed,
3% of his services

9th Alert

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

11
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$14,560an average of $28 per time performed $4,680
an average of $9 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
340
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 22nd

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

46
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
6.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.2)
$23,120an average of $68 per time performed $6,460
an average of $19 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion into a vein for therapy prevention or diagnosis ... +

Infusion into a vein for therapy prevention or diagnosis additional sequential infusion up to 1 hour ×

Service Code: 96367
Performed in an office
318
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 15th

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

44
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
4.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.7)
$53,424an average of $168 per time performed $8,268
an average of $26 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
278
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 11th

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

107
patients got this service, 33% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$35,306an average of $127 per time performed $15,012
an average of $54 per time performed
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Injection, carboplatin, 50 mg

Service Code: J9045
Performed in an office
247
times performed,
1% of his services

13th Alert

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

11
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
4.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$31,369an average of $127 per time performed $741
an average of $3 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Carcinoembryonic antigen (cea) protein level

Service Code: 82378
Performed in an office
226
times performed,
1% of his services

14th Alert

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

65
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
3.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$16,046an average of $71 per time performed $6,102
an average of $27 per time performed
MEDICINE

Hydration infusion into a vein

Service Code: 96361
Performed in an office
219
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 31st

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

19
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
7.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.2)
$17,082an average of $78 per time performed $2,628
an average of $12 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein up to 1 hour

Service Code: 96413
Performed in an office
211
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 17th

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

47
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
4.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.8)
$118,371an average of $561 per time performed $23,210
an average of $110 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
157
times performed,
0.83% of his services

17th 27th

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

36
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
4.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.2)
$17,113an average of $109 per time performed $2,826
an average of $18 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: 85027
Performed in an office
152
times performed,
0.81% of his services

18th 18th

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

38
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.1)
$4,256an average of $28 per time performed $1,368
an average of $9 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Microscopic examination for white blood cells with manual... +

Microscopic examination for white blood cells with manual cell count ×

Service Code: 85007
Performed in an office
150
times performed,
0.79% of his services

19th 20th

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

37
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
4.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.1)
$2,100an average of $14 per time performed $750
an average of $5 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, vitamin b-12 cyanocobalamin, up to 1000 mcg

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
130
times performed,
0.69% of his services

20th Alert

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

17
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
7.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$130an average of $1 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
119
times performed,
0.63% of his services

21st Alert

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

22
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
5.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,380an average of $20 per time performed $714
an average of $6 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Magnesium level

Service Code: 83735
Performed in an office
118
times performed,
0.63% of his services

22nd Alert

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

23
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
5.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,422an average of $29 per time performed $1,062
an average of $9 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
117
times performed,
0.62% of his services

23rd 34th

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

30
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
3.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.1)
$32,643an average of $279 per time performed $6,786
an average of $58 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein

Service Code: 96415
Performed in an office
114
times performed,
0.6% of his services

24th 29th

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

19
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
3.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.1)
$14,478an average of $127 per time performed $2,736
an average of $24 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Psa (prostate specific antigen) measurement

Service Code: 84153
Performed in an office
102
times performed,
0.54% of his services

25th Alert

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

24
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
4.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,772an average of $86 per time performed $2,652
an average of $26 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Ct scan chest with contrast

Service Code: 71260
Performed in an office
99
times performed,
0.52% of his services

26th Alert

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

47
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$116,028an average of $1,172 per time performed $9,801
an average of $99 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
99
times performed,
0.52% of his services

27th Alert

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

71
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,138an average of $62 per time performed $2,376
an average of $24 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion of different chemotherapy drug or substance into... +

Infusion of different chemotherapy drug or substance into a vein up to 1 hour ×

Service Code: 96417
Performed in an office
97
times performed,
0.51% of his services

28th 30th

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

21
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
4.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$25,996an average of $268 per time performed $5,529
an average of $57 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Lactate dehydrogenase (enzyme) level

Service Code: 83615
Performed in an office
84
times performed,
0.45% of his services

29th Alert

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

30
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,512an average of $18 per time performed $252
an average of $3 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosis +

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosis ×

Service Code: 96366
Performed in an office
82
times performed,
0.43% of his services

30th Alert

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

12
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,610an average of $105 per time performed $1,394
an average of $17 per time performed
DRUGS

Unclassified drugs

Service Code: J3490
Performed in an office
78
times performed,
0.41% of his services

31st Alert

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

11
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
3.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$78an average of $1 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Ct scan of abdomen and pelvis with contrast

Service Code: 74177
Performed in an office
75
times performed,
0.4% of his services

32nd Alert

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

39
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$175,650an average of $2,342 per time performed $16,050
an average of $214 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, pegfilgrastim, 6 mg

Service Code: J2505
Performed in an office
75
times performed,
0.4% of his services

33rd Alert

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

18
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
4.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$489,450an average of $6,526 per time performed $169,125
an average of $2,255 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Immunologic analysis for detection of tumor antigen

Service Code: 86300
Performed in an office
71
times performed,
0.38% of his services

34th Alert

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

29
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,473an average of $63 per time performed $2,059
an average of $29 per time performed
DRUGS

Infusion, normal saline solution , 1000 cc

Service Code: J7030
Performed in an office
59
times performed,
0.31% of his services

35th Alert

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

13
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
4.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$236an average of $4 per time performed $59
an average of $1 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Uric acid level, blood

Service Code: 84550
Performed in an office
47
times performed,
0.25% of his services

36th Alert

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

14
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
3.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,128an average of $24 per time performed $188
an average of $4 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
44
times performed,
0.23% of his services

37th Alert

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

44
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$12,804an average of $291 per time performed $5,456
an average of $124 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.21% of his services

38th Alert

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

39
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$960an average of $24 per time performed $960
an average of $24 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
40
times performed,
0.21% of his services

39th Alert

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

39
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$560an average of $14 per time performed $560
an average of $14 per time performed
MEDICINE

Infusion of different chemotherapy drug or substance into... +

Infusion of different chemotherapy drug or substance into a vein ×

Service Code: 96411
Performed in an office
38
times performed,
0.2% of his services

40th Alert

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

11
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
3.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,474an average of $223 per time performed $1,900
an average of $50 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Bone density measurement using dedicated x-ray machine

Service Code: 77080
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.15% of his services

41st Alert

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

20
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,567an average of $123 per time performed $1,189
an average of $41 per time performed
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
27
times performed,
0.14% of his services

42nd 28th

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

11
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$4,266an average of $158 per time performed $1,512
an average of $56 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Ct scan abdomen with contrast

Service Code: 74160
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.13% of his services

43rd Alert

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

12
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$29,250an average of $1,170 per time performed $5,100
an average of $204 per time performed
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
21
times performed,
0.11% of his services

44th 64th

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

20
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,258an average of $298 per time performed $2,247
an average of $107 per time performed
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.11% of his services

45th Alert

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

13
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$735an average of $35 per time performed $252
an average of $12 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
20
times performed,
0.11% of his services

46th Alert

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

13
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$220an average of $11 per time performed $80
an average of $4 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Ct scan of neck with contrast

Service Code: 70491
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.1% of his services

47th Alert

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

14
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$18,270an average of $1,015 per time performed $1,674
an average of $93 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Ct scan of abdomen and pelvis

Service Code: 74176
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.08% of his services

48th Alert

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

11
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$29,835an average of $1,989 per time performed $1,080
an average of $72 per time performed
PROCEDURES

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

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

Service Code: G0103
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.06% of his services

49th Alert

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

12
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,032an average of $86 per time performed $312
an average of $26 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 "Hematology & Oncology." 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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