DR. CHRISTINE PFISTERER DO NPI 1245491455

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation in Teaneck, NJ

NPI 1245491455 Individual Female Years of Experience 15 Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation PECOS Enrolled Accepts Medicare Approved Payment MIPS Quality Score 65.7 Medicare Quality Reporting

NPI Profile for DR. CHRISTINE PFISTERER DO

Christine Pfisterer is a provider established in Teaneck, New Jersey and her medical specialization is physical medicine & rehabilitation with more than 15 years of experience. She graduated from Lake Erie College Of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie in 2008. The NPI number of Christine Pfisterer is 1245491455 and was assigned on June 2008. The practitioner's primary taxonomy code is 208100000X with license number 25MB09346000 (NJ). The provider is registered as an individual and her NPI record was last updated 7 years ago.

Christine Pfisterer is enrolled in PECOS and is eligible to order or refer health care services for Medicare patients. The provider is eligible to order or refer: Part B Clinical Laboratory and Imaging, Durable Medical Equipment (DME), a Home Health Agency (HHA) and Power Mobility Devices.

Christine Pfisterer is registered with Medicare and accepts claims assignment, this means the provider accepts Medicare's approved amount for the cost of rendered services as full payment. Participating providers may not charge Medicare beneficiaries more than Medicare's approved amount for their services. Medicare beneficiaries still have to pay a coinsurance or copayment amount for a visit or service. According to Medicare claims data she has hospital affiliations with Holy Name Medical Center.

The provider participated in Medicare's Quality Payment Program under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and has an overall final score of 65.7, based on four performance areas: quality, improvement activities, promoting interoperability, and cost. The purpose of this information is to help people with Medicare make informed decisions and incentivize doctors and clinicians to maximize performance. The provider also has detailed performance information the following quality measures: chronic care and preventative care management for empaneled patients, clinical data registry reporting, documentation of current medications in the medical record, e-prescribing, falls: screening for future fall risk, implementation of medication management practice improvements, measurement and improvement at the practice and panel level, preventive care and screening: body mass index (bmi) screening and follow-up plan, preventive care and screening: tobacco use: screening and cessation intervention, provide patients electronic access to their health information, public health registry reporting, query of the prescription drug monitoring program (pdmp), security risk analysis and use of decision support and standardized treatment protocols.

NPI

1245491455

Provider NameDR. CHRISTINE PFISTERER DO
Provider Location Address870 PALISADE AVE SUITE #205 TEANECK, NJ 07666
Provider Mailing Address870 PALISADE AVE SUITE #205 TEANECK, NJ 07666
GenderFemale
NPI Entity TypeIndividual
Medical School NameLAKE ERIE COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE, ERIE
Graduation Year2008
Is Sole Proprietor?Yes
Is Organization Subpart?N/A
Enumeration Date06-19-2008
Last Update Date06-04-2015


Primary Taxonomy

Taxonomy Code208100000X
ClassificationPhysical Medicine & Rehabilitation
TypeAllopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
License No.25MB09346000
License StateNJ
Taxonomy DescriptionPhysical medicine and rehabilitation, also referred to as rehabilitation medicine, is the medical specialty concerned with diagnosing, evaluating, and treating patients with physical disabilities. These disabilities may arise from conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system such as neck and back pain, sports injuries, or other painful conditions affecting the limbs, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Alternatively, the disabilities may result from neurological trauma or disease such as spinal cord injury, head injury or stroke. A physician certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation is often called a physiatrist. The primary goal of the physiatrist is to achieve maximal restoration of physical, psychological, social and vocational function through comprehensive rehabilitation. Pain management is often an important part of the role of the physiatrist. For diagnosis and evaluation, a physiatrist may include the techniques of electromyography to supplement the standard history, physical, x-ray and laboratory examinations. The physiatrist has expertise in the appropriate use of therapeutic exercise, prosthetics (artificial limbs), orthotics and mechanical and electrical devices.

Business Address

DR. CHRISTINE PFISTERER DO
870 PALISADE AVE
SUITE #205
TEANECK, NJ
ZIP 07666
Phone: (201) 836-1663
Fax: (201) 836-5729

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Mailing Address

DR. CHRISTINE PFISTERER DO
870 PALISADE AVE
SUITE #205
TEANECK, NJ
ZIP 07666
Phone: (201) 836-1663
Fax: (201) 836-5729



PECOS Enrollment and Medicare Participation

What is PECOS?
PECOS is the Medicare Provider, Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System. PECOS is Medicare's enrollment and revalidation system and it is the primary source of information about verified Medicare professionals. A NPI number is necessary to register in PECOS. Providers must enroll in PECOS to avoid denied claims.

Registered in PECOS? Yes
PECOS PAC ID5193980027
PECOS Enrollment IDI20150625000414
Accepts Medicare Assignment? Yes "What does it mean "accepts medicare assignment"?
When a provider accepts Medicare assignment, the provider agrees to be paid directly by Medicare and to accept the payment amount approved by Medicare. Additionally, the provider agrees to not bill patients for more than the Medicare deductible and coinsurance amounts.
A provider who doesn't accept assignment may charge you up to 15% over the Medicare-approved amount. This is known as the limiting charge. You may have to pay this amount, or it may be covered by another insurer.
Eligible order / refer Part B Clinical Laboratory and ImagingYes
Eligible order / refer Durable Medical EquipmentYes
Eligible order / refer Home Health Agency (HHA)Yes
Eligible order / refer Power Mobility DevicesYes

Overall MIPS Quality Performance

The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is a way providers could use to participate in Medicare's Quality Payment Program (QPP). The MIPS program affects clinician reimbursement for Part B covered professional services and also rewards them for improving the quality of patient care and outcomes.

MIPS Measure Score Weight Score
Quality 40% 54.5
The Quality category assesses providers performance on clinical practices and patient outcomes under the traditional MIPS program. The quality measures help identify the quality of healthcare processes, outcomes, and patient experiences. The Quality measure category compromises 40% providers final MPIS scores.

There are six collection types for MIPS quality measures: Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs), MIPS Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs), Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) Measures, Medicare Part B claims measures, CMS Web Interface measures and The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) for MIPS Survey.
Promoting Interoperability (PI) 25% 63
The Interoperability category measures the providers ability to use technology to exchange and make use of healthcare information in a way that is less burdensome and improves outcomes. The Interoperability measure category compromises 25% providers final MPIS scores.

The MIPS Interoperability measure focuses on the use of certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) to improve patient access health information, the exchange of information between clinicians and pharmacies and the systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of healthcare data.
Improvement Activities 15% 40
The Improvement Activities performance category evaluates the providers participation in clinical activities that support the improvement of clinical practice, care delivery, and outcomes. Providers have the option to choose 2 to 4 activities from an inventory of over 100 improvement activities. Providers typically choose the activities that best fit their needs.

The Improvement measures aim to better patient engagement, patient safety and other areas of patient care. The Improvement Activities category compromises 15% of providers final MPIS scores.
Cost 20% N/A
The Cost performance category asses the amount and types of services provided and how clinicians coordinate care and seek improvement of health outcomes by ensuring patients receive the appropriate services.

Although providers don't determine the price of healthcare services they are important in delivering high-quality care at a reasonable cost. The Cost measures category compromises 20% of providers final MPIS scores.
MIPS Final Score - 65.7
The MIPS program evaluates providers across multiple categories with a specific weight for each category resulting a in a MIPS final score that ranges from 0 to 100 points. The MIPS Final Score determines whether providers receive a negative, neutral or positive MIPS payment adjustment.

MIPS Quality Measures

The following performance measures were reported under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) quality measures program.

Quality Measure Performance Number of Patients
Chronic Care and Preventative Care Management for Empaneled PatientsYesN/A
In order to receive credit for this activity, a MIPS eligible clinician must manage chronic and preventive care for empaneled patients (that is, patients assigned to care teams for the purpose of population health management), which could include one or more of the following actions:-   Provide patients annually with an opportunity for development and/or adjustment of an individualized plan of care as appropriate to age and health status, including health risk appraisal; gender, age and condition-specific preventive care services; and plan of care for chronic conditions;-   Use evidence based, condition-specific pathways for care of chronic conditions (for example, hypertension, diabetes, depression, asthma, and heart failure). These might include, but are not limited to, the NCQA Diabetes Recognition Program (DRP)93 and the NCQA Heart/Stroke Recognition Program (HSRP)94;-   Use pre-visit planning, that is, preparations for conversations or actions to propose with patient before an in-office visit to optimize preventive care and team management of patients with chronic conditions;-   Use panel support tools, (that is, registry functionality) or other technology that can use clinical data to identify trends or data points in patient records to identify services due;-   Use predictive analytical models to predict risk, onset and progression of chronic diseases; and/orUse reminders and outreach (e.g., phone calls, emails, postcards, patient portals, and community health workers where available) to alert and educate patients about services due; and/or routine medication reconciliation.
Clinical Data Registry ReportingYesN/A
The MIPS eligible clinician is in active engagement to submit data to a clinical data registry.
Documentation of Current Medications in the Medical Record 92% 1254
Percentage of visits for patients aged 18 years and older for which the eligible professional or eligible clinician attests to documenting a list of current medications using all immediate resources available on the date of the encounter. This list must include ALL known prescriptions, over-the-counters, herbals, and vitamin/mineral/dietary (nutritional) supplements AND must contain the medications' name, dosage, frequency and route of administration
e-Prescribing 93% 761
At least one permissible prescription written by the MIPS eligible clinician is queried for a drug formulary and transmitted electronically using CEHRT.
Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk 0% 284
Percentage of patients 65 years of age and older who were screened for future fall risk during the measurement period
Implementation of medication management practice improvementsYesN/A
Manage medications to maximize efficiency, effectiveness and safety that could include one or more of the following: Reconcile and coordinate medications and provide medication management across transitions of care settings and eligible clinicians or groups; Integrate a pharmacist into the care team; and/orConduct periodic, structured medication reviews.
Measurement and Improvement at the Practice and Panel LevelYesN/A
Measure and improve quality at the practice and panel level, such as the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) Physician Scorecards, that could include one or more of the following:- Regularly review measures of quality, utilization, patient satisfaction and other measures that may be useful at the practice level and at the level of the care team or MIPS eligible clinician or group (panel); and/or - Use relevant data sources to create benchmarks and goals for performance at the practice level and panel level.
Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-Up Plan 21% 458
Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a BMI documented during the current encounter or during the previous twelve months AND with a BMI outside of normal parameters, a follow-up plan is documented during the encounter or during the previous twelve months of the current encounterNormal Parameters: Age 18 years and older BMI => 18.5 and < 25 kg/m2
Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention 9% 22
Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older who were screened for tobacco use one or more times within 24 months AND who received tobacco cessation intervention if identified as a tobacco user
Provide Patients Electronic Access to Their Health Information 48% 486
For at least one unique patient seen by the MIPS eligible clinician: (1) The patient (or the patient-authorized representative) is provided timely access to view online, download, and transmit his or her health information; and (2) The MIPS eligible clinician ensures the patient's health information is available for the patient (or patient-authorized representative) to access using any application of their choice that is configured to meet the technical specifications of the Application Programing Interface (API) in the MIPS eligible clinician's certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT).
Public Health Registry ReportingYesN/A
The MIPS eligible clinician is in active engagement with a public health agency to submit data to public health registries.
Query of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)YesN/A
For at least one Schedule II opioid electronically prescribed using CEHRT during the performance period, the MIPS eligible clinician uses data from CEHRT to conduct a query of a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) for prescription drug history, except where prohibited and in accordance with applicable law.
Security Risk AnalysisYesN/A
Conduct or review a security risk analysis in accordance with the requirements in 45 CFR 164.308(a)(1), including addressing the security (to include encryption) of ePHI data created or maintained by certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) in accordance with requirements in 45 CFR 164.312(a)(2)(iv) and 164.306(d)(3), implement security updates as necessary, and correct identified security deficiencies as part of the MIPS eligible clinician's risk management process.
Use of decision support and standardized treatment protocolsYesN/A
Use decision support and standardized treatment protocols to manage workflow in the team to meet patient needs.

Hospital Affiliations

Medicare hospital affiliation is identified through self-reporting data, inpatient, outpatient, physician and ancillary service claims linked by the Medicare claims NPI number and place of service code. Additionally, to further determine provider hospital affiliation the clinician must have provided services to at least three patients on three different dates in the last 12 months. Christine Pfisterer is affiliated with the following medical facilities:

Hospital Name Address Phone Hospital Type CMS Certification Number (CCN) Overall Rating
HOLY NAME MEDICAL CENTER718 TEANECK RD
TEANECK, NJ 7666
(201) 833-3000Acute Care Hospitals310008

Secondary Taxonomies


The secondary taxonomy codes define the provider type, classification, and specialization. For individual NPIs the license data is associated to each taxonomy code.

No. Taxonomy Code Type Classification Specialization License No. State Primary
1208100000XAllopathic & Osteopathic PhysiciansPhysical Medicine & RehabilitationOS015923PANo

Taxonomy Description: physical medicine and rehabilitation, also referred to as rehabilitation medicine, is the medical specialty concerned with diagnosing, evaluating, and treating patients with physical disabilities. These disabilities may arise from conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system such as neck and back pain, sports injuries, or other painful conditions affecting the limbs, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Alternatively, the disabilities may result from neurological trauma or disease such as spinal cord injury, head injury or stroke. A physician certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation is often called a physiatrist. The primary goal of the physiatrist is to achieve maximal restoration of physical, psychological, social and vocational function through comprehensive rehabilitation. Pain management is often an important part of the role of the physiatrist. For diagnosis and evaluation, a physiatrist may include the techniques of electromyography to supplement the standard history, physical, x-ray and laboratory examinations. The physiatrist has expertise in the appropriate use of therapeutic exercise, prosthetics (artificial limbs), orthotics and mechanical and electrical devices.

2208100000XAllopathic & Osteopathic PhysiciansPhysical Medicine & Rehabilitation276675NYNo

Taxonomy Description: physical medicine and rehabilitation, also referred to as rehabilitation medicine, is the medical specialty concerned with diagnosing, evaluating, and treating patients with physical disabilities. These disabilities may arise from conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system such as neck and back pain, sports injuries, or other painful conditions affecting the limbs, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Alternatively, the disabilities may result from neurological trauma or disease such as spinal cord injury, head injury or stroke. A physician certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation is often called a physiatrist. The primary goal of the physiatrist is to achieve maximal restoration of physical, psychological, social and vocational function through comprehensive rehabilitation. Pain management is often an important part of the role of the physiatrist. For diagnosis and evaluation, a physiatrist may include the techniques of electromyography to supplement the standard history, physical, x-ray and laboratory examinations. The physiatrist has expertise in the appropriate use of therapeutic exercise, prosthetics (artificial limbs), orthotics and mechanical and electrical devices.

NPI Validation Check Digit Calculation


The following table explains step by step the NPI number validation process using the ISO standard Luhn algorithm.

Start with the original NPI number, the last digit is the check digit and is not used in the calculation.
1245491455
Step 1: Double the value of the alternate digits, beginning with the rightmost digit.
2285892410
Step 2: Add all the doubled and unaffected individual digits from step 1 plus the constant number 24.
2 + 2 + 8 + 5 + 8 + 9 + 2 + 4 + 1 + 0 + 24 = 65
Step 3: Subtract the total obtained in step 2 from the next higher number ending in zero, the result is the check digit.
70 - 65 = 55

The NPI number 1245491455 is valid because the calculated check digit 5 using the Luhn validation algorithm matches the last digit of the original NPI number.

Other Providers at the same location


The following 20 providers are registered at the same or nearby location.

NPI Name / Type Taxonomy Address
1992709521DR. GEORGE AJJAN M.D.
Individual
Specialist870 PALISADE AVE
TEANECK, NJ 07666
(201) 907-0900
1184628729DR. ROBERT HIRSCH
Individual
Specialist870 PALISADE AVE
TEANECK, NJ 07666
(201) 907-0900
1841291242AZZARITI, KOLSKY PEDIMEDICA PA
Organization
Pediatrics870 PALISADE AVE
TEANECK, NJ 07666
(201) 692-1661
1063499390DR. DENNIS L PFISTERER M.D.
Individual
Orthopaedic Surgery870 PALISADE AVE SUITE 205
TEANECK, NJ 07666
(201) 836-1663
1922075878 BENJAMIN W ARONOFF MD
Individual
Internal Medicine (Nephrology)870 PALISADE AVE
TEANECK, NJ 07666
(201) 836-0897
1689641292 HIIE MARIE GUSSAK MD
Individual
Internal Medicine (Nephrology)870 PALISADE AVE
TEANECK, NJ 07666
(201) 836-0897
1609836592DR. JOHN FRATTAROLA MD
Individual
Specialist870 PALISADE AVE
TEANECK, NJ 07666
(201) 907-0900
1528014750 HARRIS STERMAN M.D.
Individual
Plastic Surgery870 PALISADE AVE SUITE 203
TEANECK, NJ 07666
(201) 836-4111
1790720449WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE GROUP PC
Organization
Obstetrics & Gynecology870 PALISADE AVE
TEANECK, NJ 07666
(201) 907-0900
1558378158NORTHERN JERSEY ORTHOPEDIC CENTER,PA
Organization
Orthopaedic Surgery870 PALISADE AVE 205
TEANECK, NJ 07666
(201) 836-1663
1689755191 MICHAEL J. CONN M.D.
Individual
Plastic Surgery870 PALISADE AVE SUITE 203
TEANECK, NJ 07666
(201) 836-9296
1437200912 YOKO NAGATO CNM
Individual
Midwife870 PALISADE AVE 3RD FLOOR
TEANECK, NJ 07666
(201) 747-2284
1114065414J.J. FERNANDEZ, LLC
Organization
Specialist870 PALISADE AVE
TEANECK, NJ 07666
(201) 907-0900
1902944218ROBERT HIRSCH, MD
Organization
Specialist870 PALISADE AVE
TEANECK, NJ 07666
(201) 907-0900
1992823074JAPANESE WOMEN'S CENTER
Organization
Midwife870 PALISADE AVE 3RD FLOOR
TEANECK, NJ 07666
(201) 747-2284
1912112731DR. ATARA BATSHEVA SCHULTZ MD
Individual
Internal Medicine (Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism)870 PALISADE AVE SUITE 203
TEANECK, NJ 07666
(201) 836-5655
1558561290JJ FERNANDEZ MD, GYN CARE, LLC
Organization
Specialist870 PALISADE AVE
TEANECK, NJ 07666
(201) 907-0900
1760660740DR. EPHRAIM WEINSTEIN DDS
Individual
Dentist (Periodontics)870 PALISADE AVE SUITE 303
TEANECK, NJ 07666
(201) 836-5200
1457539439EPHRAIM WEINSTEIN DDS PA
Organization
Dentist (Periodontics)870 PALISADE AVE SUITE 303
TEANECK, NJ 07666
(201) 836-5200
1861652398DR. MICHAEL J LEWIS DMD
Individual
Dentist (Endodontics)870 PALISADE AVE SUITE #303
TEANECK, NJ 07666
(201) 836-8000

NPI Footnotes

What is the National Provider Indentifier (NPI)?
The NPI is 10-position all-numeric identification number assigned by the NPPES to uniquely identify a health care provider.

Provider Location Address
The location address of the provider being identified. For providers with more than one physical location, this is the primary location. This address cannot include a Post Office box.

Provider Mailing Address
The mailing address of the provider being identified. This address may contain the same information as the provider location address.

Entity Type Code
Dr. Christine Pfisterer Do is registered as an entity type code: 1. The entity type code describes the type of health care provider that is being assigned an NPI. The entity type codes are:

  • 1 = Person: individual human being who furnishes health care.
  • 2 = Non-person: entity other than an individual human being that furnishes health care (Examples: hospital, SNF, hospital subunit, pharmacy, or HMO)

What is a Subpart?
Subparts are the components and separate physical locations of organization health care providers. Subpart examples include:
Hospital components include outpatient departments, surgical centers, psychiatric units, and laboratories. These components are often separately licensed or certified by States and may exist at physical locations other than that of the hospital of which they are a component.

Provider Other Organization Name
The other organization name is the alternative last name by which the provider is or has been known (if an individual) or other name by which the organization provider is or has been known. The code identifying the type of other name. The provider other organization name codes are:
1 = former name;
2 = professional name;
3 = doing business as (d/b/ a) name;
4 = former legal business name; :
5 = other.

Provider Enumeration Date
The date the provider was assigned a unique identifier (assigned an NPI).

Last Update Date
The date that a NPI record was last updated or changed.

Primary Taxonomy Code
The primary taxonomy code defines the provider type, classification, and specialization. There could be only one primary taxonomy code per NPI record. For individual NPIs the license data is associated to the taxonomy code.

Authorized Official Name
The name of the person authorized to submit the NPI application or to officially change data for a health care provider.