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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $401 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 14 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
632
Rank: 179th
out of 540 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
80,499
Rank: 18th
out of 540 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
127.4 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 14.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$892K
Rank: 21st
out of 540 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$1,412 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $401

Note: About 78% of this provider’s Medicare payments were for drugs administered in his office.
This is intended to reimburse the provider for purchasing the drugs, plus an additional percentage for overhead.

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.

Patients saw before

ROBERT CHRISTIE M.D.

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 122 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
drug
DRUGS

Injection, darbepoetin alfa, 1 microgram (non-esrd use)

Service Code: J0881
Performed in an office
26,900
times performed,
33% of his services

1st 1st

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

35
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.2)
$457,300an average of $17 per time performed $78,548
an average of $3 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, fosaprepitant, 1 mg

Service Code: J1453
Performed in an office
3,600
times performed,
4% of his services

2nd 4th

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

16
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$18,000an average of $5 per time performed $4,860
an average of $1 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, denosumab, 1 mg

Service Code: J0897
Performed in an office
3,420
times performed,
4% of his services

3rd 6th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$133,996an average of $39 per time performed $38,509
an average of $11 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 1mg

Service Code: J1100
Performed in an office
1,913
times performed,
2% of his services

4th 11th

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

98
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.3)
$1,913an average of $1 per time performed $191
an average of $0 per time performed
medical
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
1,228
times performed,
2% of his services

5th 16th

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

433
patients got this service, 69% of his patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.7)
$42,980an average of $35 per time performed $12,673
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
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
1,137
times performed,
1% of his services

6th 17th

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

420
patients got this service, 66% of his patients
2.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$21,603an average of $19 per time performed $3,331
an average of $3 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 an office
1,004
times performed,
1% of his services

7th 5th

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

384
patients got this service, 61% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$148,592an average of $148 per time performed $59,949
an average of $60 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, palonosetron hcl, 25 mcg

Service Code: J2469
Performed in an office
930
times performed,
1% of his services

8th 14th

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

57
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.3)
$97,594an average of $105 per time performed $14,313
an average of $15 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, granisetron hydrochloride, 100 mcg

Service Code: J1626
Performed in an office
510
times performed,
0.63% of his services

9th 65th

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

27
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.9)
$12,750an average of $25 per time performed $158
an average of $0 per time performed
drug
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Injection, carboplatin, 50 mg

Service Code: J9045
Performed in an office
301
times performed,
0.37% of his services

10th 61st

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

27
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$90,300an average of $300 per time performed $807
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
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
284
times performed,
0.35% of his services

11th 52nd

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

94
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.2)
$39,760an average of $140 per time performed $5,760
an average of $20 per time performed
drug
NA

Injection, zoledronic acid, 1 mg

Service Code: J3489
Performed in an office
259
times performed,
0.32% of his services

12th 92nd

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

38
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$119,459an average of $461 per time performed $14,869
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 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in an office
255
times performed,
0.32% of his services

13th 10th

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

145
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$57,120an average of $224 per time performed $23,085
an average of $91 per time performed
drug
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Injection, fluorouracil, 500 mg

Service Code: J9190
Performed in an office
233
times performed,
0.29% of his services

14th 80th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$10,485an average of $45 per time performed $363
an average of $2 per time performed
drug
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Injection, rituximab, 100 mg

Service Code: J9310
Performed in an office
228
times performed,
0.28% of his services

15th 76th

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

21
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$421,570an average of $1,849 per time performed $125,411
an average of $550 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein up to 1 hour

Service Code: 96413
Performed in an office
222
times performed,
0.28% of his services

16th 55th

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

107
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.6)
$152,292an average of $686 per time performed $26,913
an average of $121 per time performed
drug
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Injection, gemcitabine hydrochloride, 200 mg

Service Code: J9201
Performed in an office
207
times performed,
0.26% of his services

17th 104th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.3)
$83,007an average of $401 per time performed $1,083
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
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
184
times performed,
0.23% of his services

18th 49th

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

83
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$17,112an average of $93 per time performed $4,149
an average of $23 per time performed
drug
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Injection, paclitaxel, 30 mg

Service Code: J9265
Performed in an office
179
times performed,
0.22% of his services

19th 77th

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.2)
$41,170an average of $230 per time performed $612
an average of $3 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
124
times performed,
0.15% of his services

20th 20th

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

78
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$19,468an average of $157 per time performed $7,488
an average of $60 per time performed
medical
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
90
times performed,
0.11% of his services

21st 116th

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

42
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$27,360an average of $304 per time performed $5,567
an average of $62 per time performed
medical
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
85
times performed,
0.11% of his services

22nd 42nd

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

53
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.3)
$12,920an average of $152 per time performed $2,315
an average of $27 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein

Service Code: 96415
Performed in an office
84
times performed,
0.1% of his services

23rd 94th

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

41
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$13,104an average of $156 per time performed $2,144
an average of $26 per time performed
medical
DRUGS

Unclassified drugs

Service Code: J3490
Performed in an office
76
times performed,
0.09% of his services

24th 245th

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

46
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$684an average of $9 per time performed $48
an average of $1 per time performed
medical
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
68
times performed,
0.08% of his services

25th 130th

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

41
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.8)
$22,712an average of $334 per time performed $3,796
an average of $56 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
60
times performed,
0.07% of his services

26th 54th

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

27
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 9.9)
$1,740an average of $29 per time performed $316
an average of $5 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, diphenhydramine hcl, up to 50 mg

Service Code: J1200
Performed in an office
53
times performed,
0.07% of his services

27th 109th

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

34
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.9)
$212an average of $4 per time performed $24
an average of $0 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Non-hormonal anti-neoplastic chemotherapy beneath the ski... +

Non-hormonal anti-neoplastic chemotherapy beneath the skin or into muscle ×

Service Code: 96401
Performed in an office
52
times performed,
0.06% of his services

28th 133rd

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
4.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.1)
$10,660an average of $205 per time performed $3,570
an average of $69 per time performed
medical
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
45
times performed,
0.06% of his services

29th 158th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$4,365an average of $97 per time performed $756
an average of $17 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 an office
44
times performed,
0.05% of his services

30th 105th

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

44
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$19,008an average of $432 per time performed $7,876
an average of $179 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 an office
37
times performed,
0.05% of his services

31st 46th

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

37
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$12,871an average of $348 per time performed $4,477
an average of $121 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
36
times performed,
0.04% of his services

32nd 26th

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

27
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$3,168an average of $88 per time performed $1,389
an average of $39 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
36
times performed,
0.04% of his services

33rd 60th

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

36
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$14,832an average of $412 per time performed $6,220
an average of $173 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, pegfilgrastim, 6 mg

Service Code: J2505
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.04% of his services

34th 210th

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

25
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$421,005an average of $11,695 per time performed $94,499
an average of $2,625 per time performed
medical
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
30
times performed,
0.04% of his services

35th 243rd

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

17
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$8,430an average of $281 per time performed $1,706
an average of $57 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 35 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 35 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99233
Performed in a facility
26
times performed,
0.03% of his services

36th 36th

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

22
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$6,032an average of $232 per time performed $2,332
an average of $90 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Refilling and maintenance of portable pump

Service Code: 96521
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.03% of his services

37th 367th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.9)
$15,864an average of $661 per time performed $3,033
an average of $126 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urinalysis, manual test

Service Code: 81002
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.03% of his services

38th 108th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$345an average of $15 per time performed $79
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.03% of his services

39th 115th

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

22
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,232an average of $56 per time performed $630
an average of $29 per time performed
drug
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
22
times performed,
0.03% of his services

40th 170th

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

22
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$770an average of $35 per time performed $332
an average of $15 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 an office
16
times performed,
0.02% of his services

41st 59th

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

16
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$4,816an average of $301 per time performed $2,033
an average of $127 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Irrigation of implanted venous access drug delivery device +

Irrigation of implanted venous access drug delivery device ×

Service Code: 96523
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.02% of his services

42nd 323rd

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$1,665an average of $111 per time performed $324
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Hydration infusion into a vein 31 minutes to 1 hour

Service Code: 96360
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.02% of his services

43rd 189th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$3,735an average of $249 per time performed $771
an average of $51 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.

Hover over each slice to see percentage breakdown.

Robert Joseph Christie
Average for Specialist Providers in Virginia

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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