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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $372 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
863
Rank: 34th
out of 549 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
6,446
Rank: 43rd
out of 549 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
7.5 This Provider
Avg 6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$382K
Rank: 24th
out of 549 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$443 This Provider
Avg $372

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.

Patients saw before

FRANK ALUISIO MD

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 105 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
drug
DRUGS

Hyaluronan or derivative, synvisc or synvisc-one, for int... +

Hyaluronan or derivative, synvisc or synvisc-one, for intra-articular injection, 1 mg ×

Service Code: J7325
Performed in an office
2,349
times performed,
36% of his services

1st 3rd

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

73
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$53,651an average of $23 per time performed $22,456
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
681
times performed,
11% of his services

2nd 13th

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

440
patients got this service, 51% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$70,783an average of $104 per time performed $13,566
an average of $20 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
674
times performed,
10% of his services

3rd 10th

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

479
patients got this service, 56% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$66,773an average of $99 per time performed $18,690
an average of $28 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
590
times performed,
9% of his services

4th 4th

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

298
patients got this service, 35% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$124,455an average of $211 per time performed $22,355
an average of $38 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
379
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 2nd

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

328
patients got this service, 38% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$49,118an average of $130 per time performed $18,389
an average of $49 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 73565
Performed in an office
292
times performed,
5% of his services

6th 18th

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

284
patients got this service, 33% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$28,753an average of $98 per time performed $7,031
an average of $24 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
275
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 25th

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

194
patients got this service, 22% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$5,500an average of $20 per time performed $1,125
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of pelvis, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 72170
Performed in an office
209
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 15th

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

164
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$28,719an average of $137 per time performed $3,996
an average of $19 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
125
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 14th

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

95
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$14,620an average of $117 per time performed $3,161
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Repair of knee joint

Service Code: 27447
Performed in a facility
123
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 23rd

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

121
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$916,678an average of $7,453 per time performed $126,509
an average of $1,029 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
86
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 8th

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

86
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$18,016an average of $209 per time performed $5,538
an average of $64 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
80
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 32nd

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

77
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$8,000an average of $100 per time performed $3,199
an average of $40 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 73500
Performed in an office
75
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 26th

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

69
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$6,998an average of $93 per time performed $1,232
an average of $16 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of leg joint

Service Code: 73721
Performed in an office
53
times performed,
0.82% of his services

14th 51st

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

49
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$85,008an average of $1,604 per time performed $9,350
an average of $176 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Replacement of thigh bone and hip joint prosthesis

Service Code: 27130
Performed in a facility
49
times performed,
0.76% of his services

15th 37th

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

46
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$939,372an average of $19,171 per time performed $48,881
an average of $998 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
40
times performed,
0.62% of his services

16th 1st

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

36
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$400an average of $10 per time performed $49
an average of $1 per time performed
medical
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
39
times performed,
0.61% of his services

17th 38th

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

39
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,056an average of $155 per time performed $1,857
an average of $48 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Hyaluronan or derivative, hyalgan or supartz, for intra-a... +

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

Service Code: J7321
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
0.54% of his services

18th 27th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.6)
$5,760an average of $165 per time performed $2,190
an average of $63 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of both hips minimum 2 views

Service Code: 73520
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.43% of his services

19th 41st

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

28
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$4,045an average of $144 per time performed $804
an average of $29 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.29% of his services

20th 11th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$190an average of $10 per time performed $44
an average of $2 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of lower spinal canal

Service Code: 72148
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.19% of his services

21st 47th

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$26,328an average of $2,194 per time performed $1,949
an average of $162 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Removal of one knee cartilage using an endoscope

Service Code: 29881
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.17% of his services

22nd 88th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$36,136an average of $3,285 per time performed $3,844
an average of $349 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.

Frank V Aluisio
Average for Orthopaedic Surgery Providers in North Carolina

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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