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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $385 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
565
Rank: 3rd
out of 98 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
2,694
Rank: 10th
out of 98 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
4.8 This Provider
Avg 4.7
Total Paid
by Medicare
$325K
Rank: 3rd
out of 98 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$575 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $385

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.

Individuals

MATTHEW MCKINLAY

DANIEL SNELL

SCOTT SCHAFFER

BENJAMIN CALL

DOUGLAS BOEHM

Organizations

POCATELLO HOSPITAL LLC

BMH INC

Patients saw before

AARON ALTENBURG MD

Patients saw after

Individuals

MATTHEW MCKINLAY

DANIEL SNELL

KRISTA ANDERSEN-HARRIS

ROGER COOK

BENJAMIN CALL

Organizations

POCATELLO HOSPITAL LLC

HERITAGE HOME HEALTH LLC

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 39 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
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 3 views

Service Code: 73562
Performed in an office
332
times performed,
12% of his services

1st 9th

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

276
patients got this service, 49% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$41,500an average of $125 per time performed $2,387
an average of $7 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
316
times performed,
12% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

270
patients got this service, 48% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$47,549an average of $150 per time performed $14,982
an average of $47 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specif... +

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

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
312
times performed,
12% of his services

3rd 1st

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$3,120an average of $10 per time performed $412
an average of $1 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
294
times performed,
11% of his services

4th 11th

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

187
patients got this service, 33% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$36,750an average of $125 per time performed $2,323
an average of $8 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of thigh, 2 views

Service Code: 73550
Performed in an office
246
times performed,
9% of his services

5th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

178
patients got this service, 32% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$30,750an average of $125 per time performed $1,624
an average of $7 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
205
times performed,
8% of his services

6th 5th

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

205
patients got this service, 36% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$46,125an average of $225 per time performed $13,881
an average of $68 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in a facility
156
times performed,
6% of his services

7th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

144
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$19,500an average of $125 per time performed $1,081
an average of $7 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 73565
Performed in an office
148
times performed,
5% of his services

8th 27th

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

130
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$18,500an average of $125 per time performed $1,017
an average of $7 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Repair of knee joint

Service Code: 27447
Performed in a facility
146
times performed,
5% of his services

9th 15th

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

136
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,178,792an average of $8,074 per time performed $146,406
an average of $1,003 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
105
times performed,
4% of his services

10th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

96
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$13,125an average of $125 per time performed $3,721
an average of $35 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
104
times performed,
4% of his services

11th 23rd

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

96
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$13,000an average of $125 per time performed $893
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 4 or more views

Service Code: 73564
Performed in an office
87
times performed,
3% of his services

12th 18th

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

83
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,875an average of $125 per time performed $630
an average of $7 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Replacement of thigh bone and hip joint prosthesis

Service Code: 27130
Performed in a facility
71
times performed,
3% of his services

13th 25th

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

68
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$470,327an average of $6,624 per time performed $71,113
an average of $1,002 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
50
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 4th

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

40
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$14,450an average of $289 per time performed $1,930
an average of $39 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
16
times performed,
0.59% of his services

15th 50th

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)
$3,600an average of $225 per time performed $1,442
an average of $90 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of pelvis, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 72170
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.52% of his services

16th 21st

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,750an average of $125 per time performed $49
an average of $4 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.

Aaron John Altenburg
Average for Orthopaedic Surgery Providers in Idaho

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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