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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $260 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 4 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
364
Rank: 15th
out of 120 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
1,017
Rank: 45th
out of 120 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
2.8 This Provider
Avg 4.4
Total Paid
by Medicare
$127K
Rank: 13th
out of 120 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$350 This Provider
Avg $260

Office Visits

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Top Billing

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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 Orthopedic Surgery Providers in Idaho

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

BRIAN TUREMAN

CAMERON EVANS

DANIEL ALDER

JOSHUA HALL

MICHAEL DIXON

Organizations

ST. LUKE'S MAGIC VALLEY...

SOUTHERN IDAHO AMBULATO...

Patients saw before

David M. Christensen

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 22 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
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
172
times performed,
17% of his services

1st 6th

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

172
patients got this service, 47% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$35,604an average of $207 per time performed $12,900
an average of $75 per time performed
DRUGS

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

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

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
165
times performed,
16% of his services

2nd 2nd

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

34
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$330an average of $2 per time performed $165
an average of $1 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
159
times performed,
16% of his services

3rd 7th

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

128
patients got this service, 35% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$28,938an average of $182 per time performed $12,084
an average of $76 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower o... +

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower or sacral spine nerve root using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64483
Performed in a facility
63
times performed,
6% of his services

4th Alert

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

41
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$40,950an average of $650 per time performed $4,914
an average of $78 per time performed
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
54
times performed,
5% of his services

5th Alert

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

41
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$13,770an average of $255 per time performed $1,458
an average of $27 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Radiological supervision and interpretation of percutaneo... +

Radiological supervision and interpretation of percutaneous repair or reconstruction of vertebra (accessed through the skin) using fluoroscopic guidance ×

Service Code: 72291
Performed in a facility
46
times performed,
5% of his services

6th Alert

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

35
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$10,994an average of $239 per time performed $2,438
an average of $53 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
39
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 3rd

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

35
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$4,836an average of $124 per time performed $1,989
an average of $51 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Insertion of spinal instrumentation for spinal stabilization +

Insertion of spinal instrumentation for spinal stabilization ×

Service Code: 22851
Performed in a facility
33
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 61st

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

23
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$52,998an average of $1,606 per time performed $9,801
an average of $297 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
31
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 4th

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

26
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$5,859an average of $189 per time performed $1,550
an average of $50 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64493
Performed in a facility
30
times performed,
3% of his services

10th Alert

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

17
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$12,870an average of $429 per time performed $1,800
an average of $60 per time performed
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
29
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 45th

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

29
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,831an average of $339 per time performed $4,263
an average of $147 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injection of bone cement into body of middle spine bone, ... +

Injection of bone cement into body of middle spine bone, accessed through the skin ×

Service Code: 22523
Performed in a facility
25
times performed,
2% of his services

12th Alert

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

19
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$58,050an average of $2,322 per time performed $10,125
an average of $405 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injection of bone cement into body of lower spine bone, a... +

Injection of bone cement into body of lower spine bone, accessed through the skin ×

Service Code: 22524
Performed in a facility
22
times performed,
2% of his services

13th Alert

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

20
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$49,104an average of $2,232 per time performed $8,360
an average of $380 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

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

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

Service Code: 63047
Performed in a facility
21
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 47th

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

20
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$85,386an average of $4,066 per time performed $13,461
an average of $641 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injection of bone cement into body of middle or lower spi... +

Injection of bone cement into body of middle or lower spine bone, , accessed through the skin ×

Service Code: 22525
Performed in a facility
20
times performed,
2% of his services

15th Alert

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

15
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$20,920an average of $1,046 per time performed $3,800
an average of $190 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72100
Performed in a facility
20
times performed,
2% of his services

16th Alert

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

19
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,980an average of $99 per time performed $180
an average of $9 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower o... +

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower or sacral spine nerve root using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64484
Performed in a facility
18
times performed,
2% of his services

17th Alert

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

15
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,706an average of $317 per time performed $720
an average of $40 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

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

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

Service Code: 22633
Performed in a facility
17
times performed,
2% of his services

18th Alert

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
$130,339an average of $7,667 per time performed $22,406
an average of $1,318 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64494
Performed in a facility
17
times performed,
2% of his services

19th Alert

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

11
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,944an average of $232 per time performed $782
an average of $46 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 30 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 30 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99221
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
1% of his services

20th 79th

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

13
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,408an average of $172 per time performed $1,036
an average of $74 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Insertion of posterior spinal instrumentation at base of ... +

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

Service Code: 22840
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
1% of his services

21st Alert

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

11
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$33,000an average of $3,000 per time performed $6,116
an average of $556 per time performed
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Partial removal of bone with release of spinal cord or sp... +

Partial removal of bone with release of spinal cord or spinal nerves of 1 interspace in lower spine ×

Service Code: 63030
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
1% of his services

22nd Alert

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

11
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$39,303an average of $3,573 per time performed $7,007
an average of $637 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 "Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine." 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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