Treatment Tracker

The Doctors and Services in Medicare Part B

How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $397 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
474
Rank: 6th
out of 99 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
2,317
Rank: 9th
out of 99 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
4.9 This Provider
Avg 4.6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$310K
Rank: 2nd
out of 99 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$654 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $397

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.

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 43 different services in 2015
(29 were redacted as they were performed on less than 11 patients)

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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, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specif... +

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

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
384
times performed,
17% of his services

1st 1st

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

20
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$3,840.00an average of $10.00 per time performed $518.40
an average of $1.35 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 3 views

Service Code: 73562
Performed in an office
351
times performed,
15% of his services

2nd 9th

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

254
patients got this service, 54% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$43,875.00an average of $125.00 per time performed $2,313.09
an average of $6.59 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
220
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd 2nd

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

196
patients got this service, 41% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$33,000.00an average of $150.00 per time performed $9,941.80
an average of $45.19 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of both knees, standing, front to back view

Service Code: 73565
Performed in an office
192
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 28th

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

155
patients got this service, 33% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$24,000.00an average of $125.00 per time performed $1,201.92
an average of $6.26 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of thigh, 2 views

Service Code: 73550
Performed in an office
188
times performed,
8% of his services

5th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

151
patients got this service, 32% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$23,500.00an average of $125.00 per time performed $1,103.56
an average of $5.87 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ribs of one side of body, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73510
Performed in an office
188
times performed,
8% of his services

6th 12th

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

149
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$23,500.00an average of $125.00 per time performed $1,378.04
an average of $7.33 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in a facility
166
times performed,
7% of his services

7th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

154
patients got this service, 32% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$20,750.00an average of $125.00 per time performed $1,158.68
an average of $6.98 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
156
times performed,
7% of his services

8th 6th

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

156
patients got this service, 33% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$35,100.00an average of $225.00 per time performed $10,164.96
an average of $65.16 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Repair of knee joint

Service Code: 27447
Performed in a facility
142
times performed,
6% of his services

9th 15th

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

131
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,138,698.00an average of $8,019.00 per time performed $139,641.38
an average of $983.39 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ribs of one side of body, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73510
Performed in a facility
103
times performed,
4% of his services

10th 22nd

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

98
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$12,875.00an average of $125.00 per time performed $853.87
an average of $8.29 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Replacement of thigh bone and hip joint prosthesis

Service Code: 27130
Performed in a facility
80
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 27th

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

77
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$526,240.00an average of $6,578.00 per time performed $79,372.80
an average of $992.16 per time performed
medical
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
26
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 4th

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

22
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$8,389.94an average of $322.69 per time performed $1,225.12
an average of $47.12 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99222
Performed in a facility
20
times performed,
0.86% of his services

13th 45th

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

20
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,350.00an average of $267.50 per time performed $1,731.60
an average of $86.58 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Revision of lower thigh bone and both shin bone component... +

Revision of lower thigh bone and both shin bone components of total knee joint prosthesis ×

Service Code: 27487
Performed in a facility
20
times performed,
0.86% of his services

14th 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
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$140,320.00an average of $7,016.00 per time performed $25,694.00
an average of $1,284.70 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.

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Aaron John Altenburg
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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 2015 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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