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This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $374 per patient in 2013.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
546
Rank: 142nd
out of 535 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
3,115
Rank: 174th
out of 535 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
5.7 This Provider
Avg 5.8
Total Paid
by Medicare
$223K
Rank: 154th
out of 535 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$408 This Provider
Avg $374

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
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This Provider's Services

This provider performed 118 different services in 2013
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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 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in an office
497
times performed,
16% of his services

1st 2nd

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

315
patients got this service, 58% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$68,089an average of $137 per time performed $24,726
an average of $50 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
476
times performed,
15% of his services

2nd 8th

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

285
patients got this service, 52% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$40,622an average of $85 per time performed $14,237
an average of $30 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration or injection of large joint or joint capsule

Service Code: 20610
Performed in an office
471
times performed,
15% of his services

3rd 4th

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

208
patients got this service, 38% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$85,906an average of $182 per time performed $20,036
an average of $43 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
277
times performed,
9% of his services

4th 11th

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

211
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$6,925an average of $25 per time performed $587
an average of $2 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
181
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 14th

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

140
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$21,593an average of $119 per time performed $3,910
an average of $22 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
172
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 22nd

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

39
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
4.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.8)
$126,764an average of $737 per time performed $11,804
an average of $69 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
92
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 13th

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

71
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$12,972an average of $141 per time performed $2,041
an average of $22 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
80
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 6th

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

74
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$16,320an average of $204 per time performed $5,516
an average of $69 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
77
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 7th

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

77
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$16,232an average of $211 per time performed $5,181
an average of $67 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of hip 2 or more views

Service Code: 73510
Performed in an office
69
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 15th

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

51
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$9,641an average of $140 per time performed $1,878
an average of $27 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
65
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 18th

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

65
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$20,866an average of $321 per time performed $7,644
an average of $118 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 3 views

Service Code: 73562
Performed in an office
46
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 9th

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

45
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$6,624an average of $144 per time performed $1,178
an average of $26 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of wrist, 2 views

Service Code: 73100
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 32nd

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

20
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$3,224an average of $104 per time performed $754
an average of $24 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration or injection of medium joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration or injection of medium joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20605
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.96% of his services

14th 44th

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

24
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$4,530an average of $151 per time performed $1,327
an average of $44 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ankle, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73610
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.9% of his services

15th 25th

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$4,200an average of $150 per time performed $715
an average of $26 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
26
times performed,
0.83% of his services

16th 47th

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

25
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,228an average of $278 per time performed $2,647
an average of $102 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Partial removal of collar bone

Service Code: 23120
Performed in a facility
21
times performed,
0.67% of his services

17th 208th

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

21
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$34,154an average of $1,626 per time performed $5,019
an average of $239 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Repair of knee joint

Service Code: 27447
Performed in a facility
21
times performed,
0.67% of his services

18th 24th

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

21
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$137,340an average of $6,540 per time performed $24,149
an average of $1,150 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of foot, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73630
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.58% of his services

19th 23rd

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,916an average of $162 per time performed $395
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration or injection of small joint or joint capsule

Service Code: 20600
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.51% of his services

20th 71st

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,128an average of $133 per time performed $530
an average of $33 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Release of shoulder biceps tendon using an endoscope

Service Code: 29828
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
0.45% of his services

21st 131st

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$38,248an average of $2,732 per time performed $7,596
an average of $543 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.45% of his services

22nd 17th

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,072an average of $148 per time performed $353
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Removal of shoulder joint tissue using an endoscope

Service Code: 29822
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
0.45% of his services

23rd 141st

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

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$38,738an average of $2,767 per time performed $1,784
an average of $127 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Removal of one knee cartilage using an endoscope

Service Code: 29881
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.39% of his services

24th 85th

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)
$40,896an average of $3,408 per time performed $4,694
an average of $391 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Release and relocation of median nerve of hand

Service Code: 64721
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.39% of his services

25th 76th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$25,080an average of $2,090 per time performed $3,697
an average of $308 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Shaving of shoulder bone using an endoscope

Service Code: 29826
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.35% of his services

26th 53rd

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$35,068an average of $3,188 per time performed $1,452
an average of $132 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 73565
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.35% of his services

27th 19th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,452an average of $132 per time performed $305
an average of $28 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Application of cast, elbow to finger (short arm)

Service Code: 29075
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.35% of his services

28th 108th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,497an average of $227 per time performed $722
an average of $66 per time performed

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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