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This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $403 per patient in 2013.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
548
Rank: 3rd
out of 95 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
2,034
Rank: 18th
out of 95 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
3.7 This Provider
Avg 5.1
Total Paid
by Medicare
$377K
Rank: 2nd
out of 95 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$688 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $403

Office Visits

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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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Aaron J. Altenburg
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This Provider's Services

This provider performed 46 different services in 2013
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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
592
times performed,
29% of his services

1st 2nd

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

27
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$5,920an average of $10 per time performed $787
an average of $1 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
211
times performed,
10% of his services

2nd 5th

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

211
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$42,744an average of $203 per time performed $15,053
an average of $71 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
207
times performed,
10% of his services

3rd 6th

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

174
patients got this service, 32% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$18,179an average of $88 per time performed $5,405
an average of $26 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in a facility
196
times performed,
10% of his services

4th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

181
patients got this service, 33% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$24,500an average of $125 per time performed $1,356
an average of $7 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Repair of knee joint

Service Code: 27447
Performed in a facility
164
times performed,
8% of his services

5th 15th

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

153
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,307,387an average of $7,972 per time performed $182,252
an average of $1,111 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health ... +

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health services under a home health plan of care (patient not present), including contacts with home health agency and review of reports of patient status required by physicians to affirm the initial imple ×

Service Code: G0180
Performed in an office
111
times performed,
5% of his services

6th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

105
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$13,875an average of $125 per time performed $3,973
an average of $36 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
106
times performed,
5% of his services

7th 3rd

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

103
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$15,355an average of $145 per time performed $5,290
an average of $50 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration or injection of large joint or joint capsule

Service Code: 20610
Performed in an office
79
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 4th

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

46
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$22,831an average of $289 per time performed $2,948
an average of $37 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Replacement of thigh bone and hip joint prosthesis

Service Code: 27130
Performed in a facility
76
times performed,
4% of his services

9th 27th

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

73
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$489,404an average of $6,440 per time performed $78,783
an average of $1,037 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
70
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 7th

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

70
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$13,670an average of $195 per time performed $5,112
an average of $73 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of hip 2 or more views

Service Code: 73510
Performed in a facility
62
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 28th

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

58
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$7,750an average of $125 per time performed $510
an average of $8 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of pelvis, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 72170
Performed in a facility
41
times performed,
2% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

41
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,125an average of $125 per time performed $278
an average of $7 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
23
times performed,
1% of his services

13th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

23
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$161,368an average of $7,016 per time performed $29,569
an average of $1,286 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
15
times performed,
0.74% of his services

14th 49th

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

15
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,375an average of $225 per time performed $1,447
an average of $96 per time performed

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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