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Lauren J. Alter M.D.

809 s long dr ste h, Rockingham, N.C., 28379 | (910) 417-4005

How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $233 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
466
Rank: 1048th
out of 2,711 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
27,153
Rank: 25th
out of 2,711 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
58.3 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 5.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$1.14M
Rank: 6th
out of 2,711 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$2,450 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $233

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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Lauren J. Alter
Average for Internal Medicine Providers in North Carolina

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

ALLYN DAMBECK

Organizations

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

DUKE UNIVERSITY HEALTH ...

Patients saw before

Lauren J. Alter

Patients saw after

Organizations

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

WAKEMED

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 18 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
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injection procedure for x-ray imaging of knee

Service Code: 27370
Performed in an office
3,280
times performed,
12% of her services

1st Alert

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

461
patients got this service, 99% of her patients
5.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,804,000an average of $550 per time performed $373,920
an average of $114 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Electrical stimulation (unattended), to one or more areas... +

Electrical stimulation (unattended), to one or more areas for indication(s) other than wound care, as part of a therapy plan of care ×

Service Code: G0283
Performed in an office
3,236
times performed,
12% of her services

2nd Alert

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

432
patients got this service, 93% of her patients
7.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$194,160an average of $60 per time performed $29,124
an average of $9 per time performed
TEMPORARY CODES

Low osmolar contrast material, 300-399 mg/ml iodine conce... +

Low osmolar contrast material, 300-399 mg/ml iodine concentration, per ml ×

Service Code: Q9967
Performed in an office
3,183
times performed,
12% of her services

3rd 6th

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

453
patients got this service, 97% of her patients
5.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$31,830an average of $10 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
DRUGS

Hyaluronan or derivative (hyalgan or supartz), for intra-... +

Hyaluronan or derivative (hyalgan or supartz), for intra-articular injection, per dose ×

Service Code: J7321
Performed in an office
3,113
times performed,
11% of her services

4th Alert

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

451
patients got this service, 97% of her patients
5.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$918,335an average of $295 per time performed $221,023
an average of $71 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Fluoroscopic guidance for insertion of needle

Service Code: 77002
Performed in an office
2,795
times performed,
10% of her services

5th Alert

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

435
patients got this service, 93% of her patients
5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,327,625an average of $475 per time performed $164,905
an average of $59 per time performed
MEDICINE

Therapeutic exercise to develop strength, endurance, rang... +

Therapeutic exercise to develop strength, endurance, range of motion, and flexibility, each 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 97110
Performed in an office
2,562
times performed,
9% of her services

6th Alert

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

373
patients got this service, 80% of her patients
6.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$217,770an average of $85 per time performed $53,802
an average of $21 per time performed
MEDICINE

Therapeutic procedure to re-educate brain-to-nerve-to-mus... +

Therapeutic procedure to re-educate brain-to-nerve-to-muscle function, each 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 97112
Performed in an office
2,450
times performed,
9% of her services

7th Alert

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

369
patients got this service, 79% of her patients
6.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$294,000an average of $120 per time performed $58,800
an average of $24 per time performed
MEDICINE

Walking training to 1 or more areas, each 15 minutes

Service Code: 97116
Performed in an office
2,412
times performed,
9% of her services

8th Alert

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

343
patients got this service, 74% of her patients
7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$180,900an average of $75 per time performed $45,828
an average of $19 per time performed
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
1,732
times performed,
6% of her services

9th 38th

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

422
patients got this service, 91% of her patients
4.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$259,800an average of $150 per time performed $55,424
an average of $32 per time performed
MEDICINE

Therapeutic procedures in a group setting

Service Code: 97150
Performed in an office
733
times performed,
3% of her services

10th Alert

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

168
patients got this service, 36% of her patients
4.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$32,985an average of $45 per time performed $10,995
an average of $15 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

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

Radiological supervision and interpretation x-ray of knee joint ×

Service Code: 73580
Performed in an office
473
times performed,
2% of her services

11th Alert

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

363
patients got this service, 78% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$224,675an average of $475 per time performed $48,719
an average of $103 per time performed
MEDICINE

Physical therapy evaluation

Service Code: 97001
Performed in an office
424
times performed,
2% of her services

12th Alert

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

384
patients got this service, 82% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$42,400an average of $100 per time performed $23,744
an average of $56 per time performed
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
377
times performed,
1% of her services

13th 88th

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

377
patients got this service, 81% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$94,250an average of $250 per time performed $27,521
an average of $73 per time performed
DRUGS

Hyaluronan or derivative (euflexxa), for intra-articular ... +

Hyaluronan or derivative (euflexxa), for intra-articular injection, per dose ×

Service Code: J7323
Performed in an office
150
times performed,
0.55% of her services

14th Alert

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

37
patients got this service, 8% of her patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$44,250an average of $295 per time performed $18,150
an average of $121 per time performed
MEDICINE

Physical therapy re-evaluation

Service Code: 97002
Performed in an office
147
times performed,
0.54% of her services

15th Alert

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

146
patients got this service, 31% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$29,400an average of $200 per time performed $4,557
an average of $31 per time performed
MEDICINE

Manual (physical) therapy techniques to 1 or more regions... +

Manual (physical) therapy techniques to 1 or more regions, each 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 97140
Performed in an office
45
times performed,
0.17% of her services

16th Alert

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

29
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,700an average of $60 per time performed $945
an average of $21 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Strapping of knee

Service Code: 29530
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.08% of her services

17th Alert

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

18
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,360an average of $160 per time performed $735
an average of $35 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
20
times performed,
0.07% of her services

18th 2nd

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

19
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$4,500an average of $225 per time performed $1,080
an average of $54 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 "Internal Medicine." 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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