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DAVID CHRISTENSEN MD

1411 FALLS AVE E SUITE 1301, TWIN FALLS, ID, 83301 | (208) 732-0067

This Provider: At A Glance

Number of
Patients
456
Services
Performed
2,284
Avg Services
Per Patient
5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$292K
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$640

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 M. Christensen
Average for Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine Providers in Idaho

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 151 different services in 2013
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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 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in an office
372
times performed,
16% of his services

1st 2nd

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

223
patients got this service, 49% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$56,544an average of $152 per time performed $18,779
an average of $50 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specif... +

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specified, 10 mg ×

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
192
times performed,
8% of his services

2nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

43
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$684an average of $4 per time performed $263
an average of $1 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 3... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 30 minutes ×

Service Code: 99203
Performed in an office
159
times performed,
7% of his services

3rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

159
patients got this service, 35% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$35,934an average of $226 per time performed $12,219
an average of $77 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72110
Performed in an office
106
times performed,
5% of his services

4th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

70
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$14,310an average of $135 per time performed $2,321
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
88
times performed,
4% of his services

5th 3rd

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

51
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$8,712an average of $99 per time performed $1,436
an average of $16 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Radiological supervision and interpretation x-ray of cove... +

Radiological supervision and interpretation x-ray of covering of spinal cord ×

Service Code: 72275
Performed in a facility
72
times performed,
3% of his services

6th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

48
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$24,624an average of $342 per time performed $2,110
an average of $29 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
69
times performed,
3% of his services

7th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

55
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$12,213an average of $177 per time performed $2,403
an average of $35 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of lower or sacral spine nerve root using imagi... +

Injection of lower or sacral spine nerve root using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64483
Performed in a facility
60
times performed,
3% of his services

8th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

50
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$43,263an average of $721 per time performed $5,622
an average of $94 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
56
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 12th

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

49
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$12,488an average of $223 per time performed $3,717
an average of $66 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration or injection of large joint or joint capsule

Service Code: 20610
Performed in an office
47
times performed,
2% of his services

10th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

38
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,648an average of $184 per time performed $1,918
an average of $41 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Partial removal of middle spine bone with release of spin... +

Partial removal of middle spine bone with release of spinal cord or nerves ×

Service Code: 63047
Performed in a facility
41
times performed,
2% of his services

11th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

40
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$198,235an average of $4,835 per time performed $25,135
an average of $613 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Insertion of spinal instrumentation for spinal stabilization +

Insertion of spinal instrumentation for spinal stabilization ×

Service Code: 22851
Performed in a facility
40
times performed,
2% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

34
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$71,520an average of $1,788 per time performed $11,710
an average of $293 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Imaging for repair or reconstruction of vertebra using fl... +

Imaging for repair or reconstruction of vertebra using fluoroscopic guidance ×

Service Code: 72291
Performed in a facility
38
times performed,
2% of his services

13th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

31
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$12,350an average of $325 per time performed $1,974
an average of $52 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 70 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 70 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99223
Performed in a facility
37
times performed,
2% of his services

14th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

35
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$15,503an average of $419 per time performed $5,480
an average of $148 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of hip 2 or more views

Service Code: 73510
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
2% of his services

15th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

23
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,960an average of $110 per time performed $681
an average of $19 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 3 views

Service Code: 73562
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
2% of his services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

23
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,816an average of $106 per time performed $635
an average of $18 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of middle spine, 3 views

Service Code: 72070
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
1% of his services

17th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

15
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,069an average of $93 per time performed $614
an average of $19 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of lower spine facet joint using imaging guidance +

Injection of lower spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64493
Performed in a facility
32
times performed,
1% of his services

18th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

27
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$28,420an average of $888 per time performed $3,104
an average of $97 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72100
Performed in a facility
29
times performed,
1% of his services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

29
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,871an average of $99 per time performed $247
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injection of cement into body of middle spine bone

Service Code: 22523
Performed in a facility
26
times performed,
1% of his services

20th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

20
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$63,700an average of $2,450 per time performed $10,407
an average of $400 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of lower or sacral spine nerve root using imagi... +

Injection of lower or sacral spine nerve root using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64484
Performed in a facility
26
times performed,
1% of his services

21st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

20
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,028an average of $270 per time performed $1,078
an average of $41 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Partial removal of spine bone with release of spinal cord... +

Partial removal of spine bone with release of spinal cord or nerves ×

Service Code: 63048
Performed in a facility
24
times performed,
1% of his services

22nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

18
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$22,344an average of $931 per time performed $3,648
an average of $152 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injection of lower spine facet joint using imaging guidance +

Injection of lower spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64494
Performed in a facility
24
times performed,
1% of his services

23rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

19
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$9,963an average of $415 per time performed $1,308
an average of $54 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
1% of his services

24th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,001an average of $87 per time performed $334
an average of $15 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of upper spine, 4 or 5 views

Service Code: 72050
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.96% of his services

25th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,234an average of $147 per time performed $467
an average of $21 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Re-exploration of spine repair with release of spinal cor... +

Re-exploration of spine repair with release of spinal cord or nerves ×

Service Code: 63042
Performed in a facility
21
times performed,
0.92% of his services

26th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

16
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$119,679an average of $5,699 per time performed $14,823
an average of $706 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injection of bone cement into cavity of body of lower spi... +

Injection of bone cement into cavity of body of lower spine bone ×

Service Code: 22524
Performed in a facility
19
times performed,
0.83% of his services

27th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

17
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$44,213an average of $2,327 per time performed $7,188
an average of $378 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Insertion of spinal instrumentation at base of neck for s... +

Insertion of spinal instrumentation at base of neck for stabilization, 1 interspace ×

Service Code: 22840
Performed in a facility
19
times performed,
0.83% of his services

28th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

19
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$63,365an average of $3,335 per time performed $10,369
an average of $546 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of spine, 3 views or less

Service Code: 72040
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.83% of his services

29th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,128an average of $112 per time performed $301
an average of $16 per time performed
medical
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
18
times performed,
0.79% of his services

30th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

16
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,638an average of $91 per time performed $545
an average of $30 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Fusion of lower spine bones with removal of disc, combine... +

Fusion of lower spine bones with removal of disc, combined posterior, posterolateral or interbody approach ×

Service Code: 22633
Performed in a facility
17
times performed,
0.74% of his services

31st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

17
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$136,918an average of $8,054 per time performed $21,712
an average of $1,277 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.7% of his services

32nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,376an average of $86 per time performed $187
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Removal of lower spine bone and growth

Service Code: 63267
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.66% of his services

33rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$90,690an average of $6,046 per time performed $11,378
an average of $759 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of upper spine, 6 or more views

Service Code: 72052
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.53% of his services

34th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,280an average of $190 per time performed $438
an average of $36 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Insertion of anterior spinal instrumentation for spinal s... +

Insertion of anterior spinal instrumentation for spinal stabilization, 2 to 3 vertebral segments ×

Service Code: 22845
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.48% of his services

35th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$35,464an average of $3,224 per time performed $5,785
an average of $526 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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