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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $260 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 4 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
571
Rank: 4th
out of 120 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
3,744
Rank: 5th
out of 120 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
6.6 This Provider
Avg 4.4
Total Paid
by Medicare
$338K
Rank: 1st
out of 120 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$591 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $260

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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Aaron J. Altenburg
Average for Orthopedic Surgery Providers in Idaho

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

MATTHEW MCKINLAY

LORIN BACHMAN

BEVERLEY BLAKE ODOHERTY

STEVEN LARSEN

STACY SHELTON

Organizations

POCATELLO HOSPITAL LLC

TANABELL HEALTH SERVICE...

Patients saw before

Aaron J. Altenburg

Patients saw after

Individuals

MATTHEW MCKINLAY

STEVEN LARSEN

MATTHEW WILLIAMSON

DAVID CAMERON

BEVERLEY BLAKE ODOHERTY

Organizations

POCATELLO HOSPITAL LLC

TANABELL HEALTH SERVICE...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 21 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
DRUGS

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

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

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
1,766
times performed,
47% of his services

1st 2nd

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

66
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$17,660an average of $10 per time performed $1,766
an average of $1 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
326
times performed,
9% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

255
patients got this service, 45% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$42,706an average of $131 per time performed $16,626
an average of $51 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
274
times performed,
7% of his services

3rd 5th

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

234
patients got this service, 41% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$22,468an average of $82 per time performed $7,124
an average of $26 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
176
times performed,
5% of his services

4th 6th

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

176
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$34,672an average of $197 per time performed $12,848
an average of $73 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in a facility
157
times performed,
4% of his services

5th Alert

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

149
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$19,468an average of $124 per time performed $1,099
an average of $7 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Repair of knee joint

Service Code: 27447
Performed in a facility
156
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 15th

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

143
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,189,188an average of $7,623 per time performed $173,004
an average of $1,109 per time performed
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
138
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 4th

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

72
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$38,364an average of $278 per time performed $6,072
an average of $44 per time performed
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 implementation of the plan of care that meets patient's needs, per certification period ×

Service Code: G0180
Performed in an office
129
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 50th

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

121
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$14,448an average of $112 per time performed $5,031
an average of $39 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
73
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 10th

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

64
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$8,760an average of $120 per time performed $1,460
an average of $20 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ankle, 2 views

Service Code: 73600
Performed in an office
73
times performed,
2% of his services

10th Alert

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

62
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,205an average of $85 per time performed $1,387
an average of $19 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of hip on one side of body, 1 view

Service Code: 73500
Performed in an office
71
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 39th

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

61
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$6,745an average of $95 per time performed $1,278
an average of $18 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Replacement of thigh bone and hip joint prosthesis

Service Code: 27130
Performed in a facility
62
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 27th

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

60
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$407,836an average of $6,578 per time performed $65,720
an average of $1,060 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of pelvis, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 72190
Performed in an office
62
times performed,
2% of his services

13th Alert

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

57
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$9,300an average of $150 per time performed $1,426
an average of $23 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 3 views

Service Code: 73562
Performed in an office
53
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 13th

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

53
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$7,526an average of $142 per time performed $795
an average of $15 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of pelvis, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 72170
Performed in a facility
52
times performed,
1% of his services

15th Alert

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

49
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,500an average of $125 per time performed $364
an average of $7 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 2... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 20 minutes ×

Service Code: 99202
Performed in an office
48
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 25th

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

48
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,960an average of $145 per time performed $2,448
an average of $51 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 4 or more views

Service Code: 73564
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.85% of his services

17th 14th

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

31
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,408an average of $169 per time performed $800
an average of $25 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 73510
Performed in a facility
22
times performed,
0.59% of his services

18th 32nd

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

21
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,948an average of $134 per time performed $176
an average of $8 per time performed
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
22
times performed,
0.59% of his services

19th 7th

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

21
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$4,312an average of $196 per time performed $1,628
an average of $74 per time performed
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
16
times performed,
0.43% of his services

20th Alert

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

16
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$114,192an average of $7,137 per time performed $20,816
an average of $1,301 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of thigh, 2 views

Service Code: 73550
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.35% of his services

21st Alert

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,560an average of $120 per time performed $91
an average of $7 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 73510
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.32% of his services

22nd 11th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,548an average of $129 per time performed $180
an average of $15 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Revision of thigh bone and hip joint prosthesis

Service Code: 27134
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.29% of his services

23rd Alert

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$81,972an average of $7,452 per time performed $15,191
an average of $1,381 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 "Orthopaedic Surgery." 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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