Treatment Tracker

The Doctors and Services in Medicare Part B

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
658
Rank: 76th
out of 549 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
3,027
Rank: 175th
out of 549 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
4.6 This Provider
Avg 6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$212K
Rank: 137th
out of 549 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$323 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 within 30 days before or after this provider in 2014.

Patients saw before

RICHARD ALIOTO M.D.

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 118 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
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
512
times performed,
17% of his services

1st 10th

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

340
patients got this service, 52% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$45,056an average of $88 per time performed $15,355
an average of $30 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
391
times performed,
13% of his services

2nd 4th

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

241
patients got this service, 37% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$75,713an average of $194 per time performed $16,676
an average of $43 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
388
times performed,
13% of his services

3rd 2nd

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

292
patients got this service, 44% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$57,467an average of $148 per time performed $18,969
an average of $49 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
330
times performed,
11% of his services

4th 11th

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

268
patients got this service, 41% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$8,250an average of $25 per time performed $736
an average of $2 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
169
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 8th

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

169
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$36,504an average of $216 per time performed $11,617
an average of $69 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 3 views

Service Code: 73562
Performed in an office
132
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 9th

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

127
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$19,008an average of $144 per time performed $3,534
an average of $27 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
91
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 13th

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

68
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$10,738an average of $118 per time performed $1,805
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
78
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 12th

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

72
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$10,998an average of $141 per time performed $1,618
an average of $21 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
70
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 14th

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

63
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$9,870an average of $141 per time performed $2,034
an average of $29 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
54
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 27th

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

17
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
3.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.6)
$39,798an average of $737 per time performed $3,769
an average of $70 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
52
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 16th

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

52
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$17,316an average of $333 per time performed $6,174
an average of $119 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
50
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 6th

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

49
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$10,903an average of $218 per time performed $3,559
an average of $71 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Hyaluronan or derivative, euflexxa, for intra-articular i... +

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

Service Code: J7323
Performed in an office
46
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 29th

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

25
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$33,902an average of $737 per time performed $5,721
an average of $124 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of foot, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73630
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 22nd

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

30
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$5,670an average of $162 per time performed $806
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of medium joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of medium joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20605
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 48th

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

33
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$4,983an average of $151 per time performed $1,111
an average of $34 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ankle, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73610
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 24th

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

21
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$4,800an average of $150 per time performed $710
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Repair of knee joint

Service Code: 27447
Performed in a facility
31
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 23rd

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)
$204,048an average of $6,582 per time performed $32,032
an average of $1,033 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of wrist, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73110
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.96% of his services

18th 31st

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$3,857an average of $133 per time performed $796
an average of $27 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
29
times performed,
0.96% of his services

19th 50th

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

29
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,462an average of $292 per time performed $3,046
an average of $105 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Removal of one knee cartilage using an endoscope

Service Code: 29881
Performed in a facility
21
times performed,
0.69% of his services

20th 88th

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

21
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$71,568an average of $3,408 per time performed $7,631
an average of $363 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99231
Performed in a facility
18
times performed,
0.59% of his services

21st 129th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$1,944an average of $108 per time performed $539
an average of $30 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.4% of his services

22nd 17th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,776an average of $148 per time performed $325
an average of $27 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.

Richard John Alioto
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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