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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
599
Rank: 143rd
out of 659 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
3,550
Rank: 155th
out of 659 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
5.9 This Provider
Avg 5.3
Total Paid
by Medicare
$195K
Rank: 135th
out of 659 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$326 This Provider
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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Richard J. Alioto
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

Richard J. Alioto

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 32 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
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
751
times performed,
21% of his services

1st 7th

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

316
patients got this service, 53% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$61,582an average of $82 per time performed $22,530
an average of $30 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
562
times performed,
16% of his services

2nd 4th

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

243
patients got this service, 41% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$102,846an average of $183 per time performed $28,662
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 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in an office
461
times performed,
13% of his services

3rd 2nd

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

310
patients got this service, 52% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$59,930an average of $130 per time performed $22,589
an average of $49 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
372
times performed,
10% of his services

4th 14th

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

255
patients got this service, 43% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$9,300an average of $25 per time performed $1,116
an average of $3 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
240
times performed,
7% of his services

5th 23rd

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

44
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
5.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.7)
$176,880an average of $737 per time performed $17,280
an average of $72 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
167
times performed,
5% of his services

6th 8th

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

167
patients got this service, 28% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$32,732an average of $196 per time performed $11,189
an average of $67 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
142
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 13th

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

94
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$16,756an average of $118 per time performed $2,982
an average of $21 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
111
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 12th

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

88
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$15,651an average of $141 per time performed $2,553
an average of $23 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 3 views

Service Code: 73562
Performed in an office
90
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 9th

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

88
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$13,140an average of $146 per time performed $2,430
an average of $27 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
62
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 18th

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

62
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$18,476an average of $298 per time performed $6,634
an average of $107 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
55
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 5th

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

52
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$10,835an average of $197 per time performed $3,795
an average of $69 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 73510
Performed in an office
52
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 17th

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

37
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$7,332an average of $141 per time performed $1,300
an average of $25 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of pelvis, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 72170
Performed in an office
49
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 15th

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

43
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$6,027an average of $123 per time performed $784
an average of $16 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of wrist, 2 views

Service Code: 73100
Performed in an office
42
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 30th

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

25
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$4,368an average of $104 per time performed $924
an average of $22 per time performed
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
41
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 43rd

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

35
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$6,355an average of $155 per time performed $1,722
an average of $42 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 73500
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 25th

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

36
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$5,240an average of $131 per time performed $680
an average of $17 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 a facility
34
times performed,
0.96% of his services

17th Alert

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

33
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,310an average of $215 per time performed $1,360
an average of $40 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
29
times performed,
0.82% of his services

18th 47th

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

29
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,062an average of $278 per time performed $2,987
an average of $103 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 73565
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.82% of his services

19th 20th

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

28
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,828an average of $132 per time performed $783
an average of $27 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Repair of knee joint

Service Code: 27447
Performed in a facility
23
times performed,
0.65% of his services

20th 26th

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

23
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$156,952an average of $6,824 per time performed $27,324
an average of $1,188 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ankle, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73610
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.62% of his services

21st 24th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$3,300an average of $150 per time performed $550
an average of $25 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.56% of his services

22nd 16th

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,960an average of $148 per time performed $500
an average of $25 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of elbow, 2 views

Service Code: 73070
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.56% of his services

23rd 68th

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

15
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,220an average of $111 per time performed $400
an average of $20 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of foot, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73630
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.56% of his services

24th 21st

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

15
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$3,240an average of $162 per time performed $380
an average of $19 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

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

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

Service Code: 20600
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.54% of his services

25th 58th

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

15
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,527an average of $133 per time performed $589
an average of $31 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Partial removal of collar bone

Service Code: 23120
Performed in a facility
19
times performed,
0.54% of his services

26th 215th

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$31,198an average of $1,642 per time performed $4,598
an average of $242 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Removal of one knee cartilage using an endoscope

Service Code: 29881
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.42% of his services

27th 103rd

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

15
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$51,120an average of $3,408 per time performed $5,955
an average of $397 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of spine of neck, 2 or 3 views

Service Code: 72040
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.39% of his services

28th 33rd

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: 1.3)
$1,876an average of $134 per time performed $364
an average of $26 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of fingers, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73140
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.37% of his services

29th 42nd

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,352an average of $104 per time performed $299
an average of $23 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Replacement of thigh bone and hip joint prosthesis

Service Code: 27130
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.34% of his services

30th 41st

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)
$81,384an average of $6,782 per time performed $13,056
an average of $1,088 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Removal of shoulder joint tissue using an endoscope

Service Code: 29822
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.34% of his services

31st 133rd

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)
$33,204an average of $2,767 per time performed $1,500
an average of $125 per time performed
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Release of shoulder biceps tendon using an endoscope

Service Code: 29828
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.34% of his services

32nd 156th

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)
$32,784an average of $2,732 per time performed $7,632
an average of $636 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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