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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $261 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,025
Rank: 31st
out of 659 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
10,954
Rank: 17th
out of 659 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
10.7 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 5.3
Total Paid
by Medicare
$486K
Rank: 11th
out of 659 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$474 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $261

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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Frank V. Aluisio
Average for Orthopedic Surgery Providers in North Carolina

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.

Patients saw before

Frank V. Aluisio

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 27 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

Hyaluronan or derivative (synvisc or synvisc-one), for in... +

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

Service Code: J7325
Performed in an office
4,758
times performed,
43% of his services

1st 3rd

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

108
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$109,434an average of $23 per time performed $42,822
an average of $9 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
1,123
times performed,
10% of his services

2nd 7th

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

678
patients got this service, 66% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$72,995an average of $65 per time performed $31,444
an average of $28 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
1,067
times performed,
10% of his services

3rd 13th

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

624
patients got this service, 61% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$102,432an average of $96 per time performed $22,407
an average of $21 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
989
times performed,
9% of his services

4th 4th

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

403
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$192,855an average of $195 per time performed $44,505
an average of $45 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
540
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 2nd

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

429
patients got this service, 42% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$46,980an average of $87 per time performed $25,380
an average of $47 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 73565
Performed in an office
462
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 20th

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

439
patients got this service, 43% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$44,352an average of $96 per time performed $11,550
an average of $25 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of pelvis, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 72170
Performed in an office
328
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 15th

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

248
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$41,656an average of $127 per time performed $5,904
an average of $18 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
318
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 28th

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

210
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$6,360an average of $20 per time performed $1,590
an average of $5 per time performed
DRUGS

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

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

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
183
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 1st

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

127
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,830an average of $10 per time performed $183
an average of $1 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 73500
Performed in an office
164
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 25th

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

131
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$14,268an average of $87 per time performed $2,952
an average of $18 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Repair of knee joint

Service Code: 27447
Performed in a facility
160
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 26th

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

152
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,208,480an average of $7,553 per time performed $185,920
an average of $1,162 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 73510
Performed in an office
159
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 17th

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

126
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$17,172an average of $108 per time performed $4,134
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
155
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 8th

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

155
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$24,490an average of $158 per time performed $11,005
an average of $71 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
104
times performed,
0.95% of his services

14th 31st

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

102
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$10,400an average of $100 per time performed $4,160
an average of $40 per time performed
DRUGS

Hyaluronan or derivative (hyalgan or supartz), for intra-... +

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

Service Code: J7321
Performed in an office
79
times performed,
0.72% of his services

15th 23rd

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

21
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.7)
$12,640an average of $160 per time performed $5,688
an average of $72 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of leg joint

Service Code: 73721
Performed in an office
67
times performed,
0.61% of his services

16th 52nd

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

64
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$100,500an average of $1,500 per time performed $19,497
an average of $291 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
53
times performed,
0.48% of his services

17th 14th

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

45
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$530an average of $10 per time performed $106
an average of $2 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of lower and sacral spine, 2 or 3 views

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.37% of his services

18th 16th

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

40
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$4,600an average of $115 per time performed $960
an average of $24 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Replacement of thigh bone and hip joint prosthesis

Service Code: 27130
Performed in a facility
38
times performed,
0.35% of his services

19th 41st

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

38
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$366,168an average of $9,636 per time performed $41,344
an average of $1,088 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
33
times performed,
0.3% of his services

20th 35th

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

33
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,762an average of $114 per time performed $1,254
an average of $38 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of thigh, 2 views

Service Code: 73550
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.26% of his services

21st 61st

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

15
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$2,940an average of $105 per time performed $392
an average of $14 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Removal of one knee cartilage using an endoscope

Service Code: 29881
Performed in a facility
26
times performed,
0.24% of his services

22nd 103rd

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

26
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$82,706an average of $3,181 per time performed $9,438
an average of $363 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of lower spinal canal

Service Code: 72148
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.22% of his services

23rd 48th

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

24
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$48,024an average of $2,001 per time performed $7,104
an average of $296 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.15% of his services

24th 12th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,016an average of $126 per time performed $336
an average of $21 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 4... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 45 minutes ×

Service Code: 99204
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.13% of his services

25th 18th

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,178an average of $227 per time performed $1,372
an average of $98 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
14
times performed,
0.13% of his services

26th 5th

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,918an average of $137 per time performed $924
an average of $66 per time performed
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
12
times performed,
0.11% of his services

27th 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)
$3,732an average of $311 per time performed $1,236
an average of $103 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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