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The Doctors and Services in Medicare Part B

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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $553 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 11 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
1,116
Rank: 10th
out of 286 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
7,443
Rank: 44th
out of 286 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
6.7 This Provider
Avg 10.6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$187K
Rank: 177th
out of 286 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$167 This Provider
Avg $553

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 within 30 days before or after this provider in 2014.

Patients saw before

LLOYD ALTERMAN MD

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 89 different services in 2014

All Services

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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
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample +

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample ×

Service Code: 36415
Performed in an office
800
times performed,
11% of his services

1st 14th

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

485
patients got this service, 43% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$12,000an average of $15 per time performed $2,344
an average of $3 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
726
times performed,
10% of his services

2nd 9th

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

399
patients got this service, 36% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$98,010an average of $135 per time performed $40,591
an average of $56 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
650
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd 5th

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

455
patients got this service, 41% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$126,750an average of $195 per time performed $52,806
an average of $81 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
643
times performed,
9% of his services

4th 30th

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

449
patients got this service, 40% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$38,580an average of $60 per time performed $6,925
an average of $11 per time performed
drug
NA

Vaccine for influenza administered into muscle to individ... +

Vaccine for influenza administered into muscle to individuals 3 years of age and older ×

Service Code: 90686
Performed in an office
600
times performed,
8% of his services

5th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

600
patients got this service, 54% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$14,400an average of $24 per time performed $10,434
an average of $17 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
600
times performed,
8% of his services

6th 25th

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

599
patients got this service, 54% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$17,274an average of $29 per time performed $16,890
an average of $28 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, p... +

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, platelets), automated test ×

Service Code: 85025
Performed in an office
578
times performed,
8% of his services

7th 24th

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

421
patients got this service, 38% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$24,854an average of $43 per time performed $5,994
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
482
times performed,
6% of his services

8th 47th

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

366
patients got this service, 33% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$35,668an average of $74 per time performed $6,199
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
415
times performed,
6% of his services

9th 56th

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

346
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$30,710an average of $74 per time performed $9,325
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81001
Performed in an office
308
times performed,
4% of his services

10th 41st

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

263
patients got this service, 24% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$7,392an average of $24 per time performed $1,287
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
199
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 68th

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

141
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$7,164an average of $36 per time performed $2,563
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urine microalbumin (protein) level

Service Code: 82043
Performed in an office
129
times performed,
2% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

89
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,257an average of $33 per time performed $997
an average of $8 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Creatinine level to test for kidney function or muscle in... +

Creatinine level to test for kidney function or muscle injury ×

Service Code: 82570
Performed in an office
128
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 48th

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

89
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$3,712an average of $29 per time performed $886
an average of $7 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation +

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation ×

Service Code: 85652
Performed in an office
114
times performed,
2% of his services

14th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

104
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,052an average of $18 per time performed $413
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Creatine kinase (cardiac enzyme) level

Service Code: 82550
Performed in an office
102
times performed,
1% of his services

15th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

82
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,570an average of $35 per time performed $523
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Psa (prostate specific antigen) measurement

Service Code: 84153
Performed in an office
69
times performed,
0.93% of his services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

62
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,520an average of $80 per time performed $1,697
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bacterial urine culture

Service Code: 87088
Performed in an office
66
times performed,
0.89% of his services

17th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

49
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,036an average of $46 per time performed $693
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
55
times performed,
0.74% of his services

18th 77th

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

55
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,585an average of $29 per time performed $1,551
an average of $28 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Magnesium level

Service Code: 83735
Performed in an office
54
times performed,
0.73% of his services

19th 62nd

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

38
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$2,052an average of $38 per time performed $477
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
53
times performed,
0.71% of his services

20th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,325an average of $25 per time performed $279
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bacterial colony count, urine

Service Code: 87086
Performed in an office
49
times performed,
0.66% of his services

21st 100th

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

37
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,813an average of $37 per time performed $518
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Prostate cancer screening; prostate specific antigen test... +

Prostate cancer screening; prostate specific antigen test (psa) ×

Service Code: G0103
Performed in an office
49
times performed,
0.66% of his services

22nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

49
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,920an average of $80 per time performed $1,205
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Cyanocobalamin (vitamin b-12) level

Service Code: 82607
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
0.58% of his services

23rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

41
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,322an average of $54 per time performed $866
an average of $20 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection ben... +

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection beneath the skin or into muscle, patient 2 years or older ×

Service Code: 90732
Performed in an office
42
times performed,
0.56% of his services

24th 83rd

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

42
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,410an average of $105 per time performed $3,183
an average of $76 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroxine (thyroid chemical) measurement

Service Code: 84439
Performed in an office
41
times performed,
0.55% of his services

25th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

36
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,435an average of $35 per time performed $494
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Uric acid level, blood

Service Code: 84550
Performed in an office
41
times performed,
0.55% of his services

26th 60th

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

32
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$1,025an average of $25 per time performed $162
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Vitamin d-3 level

Service Code: 82306
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
0.47% of his services

27th 73rd

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

31
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,880an average of $168 per time performed $1,386
an average of $40 per time performed
medical
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
27
times performed,
0.36% of his services

28th 23rd

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

27
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,100an average of $300 per time performed $3,110
an average of $115 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.36% of his services

29th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

24
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,053an average of $39 per time performed $298
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bacterial culture for aerobic isolates

Service Code: 87077
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.31% of his services

30th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$667an average of $29 per time performed $249
an average of $11 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Pneumococcal vaccine for injection into muscle

Service Code: 90670
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.26% of his services

31st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,028an average of $212 per time performed $2,867
an average of $151 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron binding capacity

Service Code: 83550
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.26% of his services

32nd 102nd

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$912an average of $48 per time performed $222
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Ferritin (blood protein) level

Service Code: 82728
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.24% of his services

33rd 98th

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$864an average of $48 per time performed $328
an average of $18 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Phosphate level

Service Code: 84100
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.23% of his services

34th 53rd

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$425an average of $25 per time performed $62
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron level

Service Code: 83540
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.21% of his services

35th 103rd

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

11
patients got this service, 0.99% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$576an average of $36 per time performed $138
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typically 40 minutes ×

Service Code: 99215
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.2% of his services

36th 17th

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

15
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$4,080an average of $272 per time performed $1,654
an average of $110 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Amylase (enzyme) level

Service Code: 82150
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.16% of his services

37th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$348an average of $29 per time performed $104
an average of $9 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.

Lloyd H Alterman
Average for Nephrology Providers in New Jersey

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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